Blood Price

  • Title: Blood Price
  • Author: Tanya Huff
  • ISBN: 9780886774714
  • Page: 259
  • Format: Paperback
  • Blood Price Vicky Nelson is a private investigator She used to be one heck of a murder detective for the Toronto police but deteriorating eyesight and her stubborn ness led her to leave her true calling A killer
    Vicky Nelson is a private investigator She used to be one heck of a murder detective for the Toronto police, but deteriorating eyesight and her stubborn ness led her to leave her true calling.A killer is stalking Toronto and the first victim s girlfriend hired Vicky to find the killer, since she doesn t believe the police are looking in the right places Vicky s ex partneVicky Nelson is a private investigator She used to be one heck of a murder detective for the Toronto police, but deteriorating eyesight and her stubborn ness led her to leave her true calling.A killer is stalking Toronto and the first victim s girlfriend hired Vicky to find the killer, since she doesn t believe the police are looking in the right places Vicky s ex partner and ex lover Mike Celluci is in charge of the investigation and does not appreciate her help.A chance encounter pairs Vicky with Henry FitzRoy Romance Writer, Vampire and bastard son of Henry VIII as they hunt what appears, despite the impossiblity, to be a demon.

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    About Tanya Huff


    1. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia Although I haven t actually lived down east since just before my fourth birthday, I still consider myself a Maritimer I think it s something to do with being born in sight of the ocean Or possibly with the fact that almost no one admits to being from Ontario Raised, for the most part, in Kingston, Ontario It was the late sixties, early to mid seventies Enough said for those of us who lived through it and those who didn t seem to be getting another chance to fall off platform shoes.Spent three years in the Canadian Naval Reserve I was a cook They d just opened it up to women and I figured it would be the first trade that would send women to sea I was right Unfortunately it happened a year after I left No tattoos.Received a degree in RADIO AND TELEVISION ARTS B.A.A from Ryerson Polytechnical Institute The year I graduated was the year that the CBC laid off 750 employees in Toronto alone We were competing for jobs with people who had up to five years experience The cat threw up on my degree.Spent eight years working at Bakka, North America s oldest surviving science fiction book store Change Of Hobbit in California was actually a very little bit older but unfortunately it was a casualty of the recession in 91 During those eight years, while working full time, I wrote seven books the first seven, except for the original draft of CHILD , and nine short stories.In 1992, after living in downtown Toronto, a city of nearly three million, for thirteen years, I moved with two large cats, one small psychotic cat, and my partner out to a rented house in the middle of nowhere In the years since, we ve purchased the house, buried two of the original cats, replaced them with three felines and, unintentionally, acquired a Chihuahua You re probably wondering how two reasonably intelligent adults can unintentionally acquire a Chihuahua Please don t ask.I love living in the country, writing full time, anything by Charles de Lint, Xena, Hercules, and email I dislike telephones, electric blankets, and bathroom renovations.I always expect catastrophe as a result, I m usually pleasantly surprised Huff lives with her wife, Fiona Patton.


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    1. I wish I had found this series when it was written, way back in 1991. One of the earliest entrants in the urban fantasy/paranormal romance genre, it preceded even Hamilton's Anita Blake series. In the 2005 combined book edition, Huff remarks that when she was working in a sci-fi bookstore, she noticed that "vampire readers are very loyal," and hoping to acquire a mortgage, she shopped the idea for this book when submitting another one to DAW. At some point, I think after reading Huff's Enchantme [...]

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    2. When Vicki Nelson witnesses an attack on the Toronto subway she can hardly believe her eyes. The victim had his throat laid open and his blood drained by a dark shadow that moved impossibly fast. She can't quite believe her eyes but is forced to confront the possibility that dark beings live amongst us. Henry Fitzroy is one such dark being. As a vampire he knows that secrecy is his best protection. Should the world discover his kind there will be blood on the streets and more than likely it will [...]

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    3. I will admit I wasn't quite sure what I was letting myself in for - I have read other books by Tanya Huff and really enjoyed them, and yes I had seen the TV series that was based on this series (very loosely mind you) but I didn't really know what to expect.Yes I guess it is the first really venture in to the genre of supernatural (ok Vampire) detectives and yes the story has tried to give them a more humane if not human view point (rather than the slavering killing machines of some stories) so [...]

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    4. I read this first book of the series ages ago and enjoyed it, but didn’t go on to read the rest of the series at the time. Now I’m determined to read them all: it’s such a cool set-up, the retired police officer turned private detective who, by the way, has retinitis pigmentosa, meets a vampire romance novelist. They fight crime. I’m not even kidding: it’s supernatural crime, but nonetheless, that is essentially what Vicki Nelson and Henry Fitzroy do. (And by the way, the detective is [...]

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    5. What can I say, other then still enjoyable even after all these years.

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    6. Blood Price (Vicki Nelson #1) by Tanya Huff   Author: Tanya HuffTitle: Blood PriceSeries: Vicki NelsonCover Rating:Book Rating: Buy This Book:        Vicki Nelson, formerly of Toronto’s homicide unit and now a private detective, witnesses the first of many vicious attacks that are now plaguing the city of Toronto. As death follows unspeakable death, Vicki is forced to renew her tempestuous relationship with her former partner, Mike Celluci, to stop these forces of dark magic—alo [...]

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    7. A friend mentioned this series in the late ‘90s when she recommended Huff’s Keeper’s Chronicles; but back then, I didn't want to read about vampires. I’ve always found the concept of vampirism unpleasant. I finally caved in and read Stoker’s Dracula and became able to deal with vampire stories if the gore factor is relatively low and if the vampires aren’t depicted as the height of perfection and sexiness.If I'd read this book when it was first published, I would've liked it more. Th [...]

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    8. Opening Line: "Ian shoved his hands deep in his pockets and scowled down the length of the empty subway platform."~GREAT SERIES OPENER THAT STANDS THE TEST OF TIME~Written in 1991 BLOOD PRICE was the basis for the television series Blood Ties. After becoming a fan of the TV show I discovered author Tanya Huff and was instantly blown away by her awesome writing. Now this 5 part series also has the added bonus of visual character references (in particular Henry the yummy Vampire). I will definitel [...]

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    9. Victory Nelson, a former homicide officer turned private investigator, stumbles upon a grisly scene where the victim appears to have been ravaged by a vampire. She quickly finds herself deeply entangled in the case when the victim's girlfriend hires her to investigate the vampire lead after the Police refuse to believe vampires exist.Vampire Henry Fitzroy has his own personal agenda for finding this apparent vampire killer. Sure, he drinks blood but he certainly is not a killer. He's just tryin [...]

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    10. Based on a recommendation from Itunes, I downloaded this TV series and loved it. I had never heard of it, but looked it up after seeing the "based on the books by Tanya Huff" note in the credits. And was both surprised and disappointed to find it wasn't on kindleever, I did find "The Enchantment Emporium" on kindle, and have been staring fixedly at Tanya Huff's amazon page since about the minute I finished it, waiting for either a sequel or the blood books.Finally, my staring paid off. Which is [...]

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    11. 4.5 StarsBefore Anita Blake, before Buffy, before there was a genre called “urban fantasy,” Tanya Huff introduced readers to P.I. Vicki Nelson and her vampire sidekick Henry Fitzroy in the novel Blood Price, the first book in Huff’s popular Blood series. I can now see why these books, which are today considered urban fantasy classics, have become so influential. The writing is excellent; Huff crafts deeply horrifying murder scenes, creepy moments in dark alleys and shadowy graveyards, and [...]

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    12. Blood Price is pretty fun urban fantasy. Victoria Nelson is an ex-cop -- due to a disability, even, which makes her unable to see at night, and has reduced her peripheral vision severely -- who is working as a private investigator. She stumbles onto a fresh crime scene, which is bad enough, and then gets caught up in trying to catch the culprit, something which quickly proves to be beyond anything she'd imagined, because the killers are supernatural in nature. And in the course of her investigat [...]

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    13. In realtà la copertina e il titolo mi hanno fuorviato parecchio. Insomma, ero convintissima di trovarmi di fronte alla solita storia di vampiri (fighi, tenebrosi, senza problemi ad uscire di notte), e invece no.Quindi da una parte guadagna qualche punticino Il problema è che il libro è un ammasso di elementi diversissimi tra loro che proprio non si sposano. E' un accozzaglia tremenda :SIl vampiro C'E' -una figura di II piano che però fortunatamente mantiene le sue caratteristiche 'vampiresch [...]

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    14. Great first book of a fantasy/crime series. It's a mix between Buffy and [insert favorite cop drama here:]. It's Buffy grows up and opens a Private Investigation firm.The vampire in it is Henry Fitzroy, the bastard son of Henry VIII. I mean, come on, my Tudor history loving heart couldn't help but squee over that. He's also not dark and brooding all the time. Henry is very much a vampire that is able to adapt to the modern times. Very charming and funny to boot.Vicki Nelson is strong in the hero [...]

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    15. I loved just how normal all the characters were. No leather bustier and high heels for Vicki but sensible clothes and footwear and glasses, an actual job for vampire Henry And Tony! I loved Tony and the first hints of a relationship between him and Henry. That was great.

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    16. Great story, great characters.I found the formatting a bit confusing at first. It read like a TV show.

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    17. DNF 57% lost interest

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    18. This is a re-read for me; I read all of Tanya Huff's 'Blood' series years ago. How does it stand the test of time? Surprisingly well; Back in the 90's when this came out, there was an awful lot less saturation of supernatural themed books. Also, I had never encountered a supernatural PI so the character of Vicky Nelson, (despite at times, wanting to slap her for stubbornness), was very powerful. Another way in which this was a bit of a trailblazer read for me was the inclusion of a tough, sassy [...]

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    19. This book is almost 20 years old - the first of one of the early urban fantasy series. It was good, but I had a really hard time with how dated it felt. A major component of the plot had to do with not being able to reach people who weren't at home. The lack of cell phones and PDAs made it seem dated to me, not contemporary, and I prefer contemporary urban fantasy. BUT I think there's a good chance that this series has kept going for the last 20 years (need to look it up), so it could have evolv [...]

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    20. OO I don't know why it's taken me so long to read this! I've had it around for like year, and was always distracted by something else. Shame on me.This was actually really good. Victoria is an ex-cop turned private eye. She is minding her own business when she hears someone screaming. As she goes to help she sees something running away, and that thing just disappears. The cops, including her ex lover Mike Celluci want her to stay out of it. But she just can't. She becomes involved in the case wh [...]

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    21. Private investigator Vicki Nelson, like most everyone in Toronto, doesn't believe in the paranormal, but when it appears that the latest serial killer could be a vampire, she's out of her depth. Retinitis pigmentosa has already cost Vicki her former life as a homicide detective, and she needs specialised help with this case. Enter historical romance writer Elizabeth Fitzroy, or known about town as Henry Fitzroy, the bastard son of Henry VIII. He's also a vampire, and as he and Vicki investigate, [...]

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    22. I ordered the books after watching the television series they inspired. I must say, Vicki is a strong, admirable character. She's openly flawed, which is refreshing. She's witty and a bit of a ball-buster. I can really identify with her need to put up an emotional wall as well as her commitment issues. They're a testament to 21st century women.What just killed the book, and what kills every Huff book for me, was the horribly stereotypical villain. He's a nerd. I get it. But did he have to have t [...]

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    23. Reread, in anticipation of reading the rest of the series, as I liked the Smoke spinoff so much and I feel silly watching the new TV series without having read all the books. I was happy to find this more fun than I remembered—possibly because the characters have more resonance than just the first book taken alone allows. Coincidentally, I read this right after Borrower of the Night, a mystery starring one Vicky Bliss, and in the War of the Vicky/is—a battle of kickass female protagonists— [...]

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    24. After watching Blood Ties I had to come back and re-read the Victoria Nelson series. Definitely holds up, very enjoyable the second time around. Huff does a wonderful job developing Henry, Victoria, and Mike, making them less of a love triangle than a realistic situation. Looking forward to the rest of the series.

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    25. The tv series was fabulous. I have it on DVD. I can't believe they cancelled it and at such a pivotal spot!

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    26. ‘Blood Price’ is the first book in Huff’s ‘Blood’ series about Toronto Private Investigator, Vicki Nelson, and her vampire associate, Henry Fitzroy. The series concluded in 1997; finishing with 5 books, 1 omnibus of short stories, a trilogy spin-off series for one of the main protagonists and a Canadian TV series adaptation.Tanya Huff paved the way for the Urban Fantasy genre by bringing vampires into modern day, and mixing them with crime fiction. Tanya Huff wrote ‘Blood Price’ ba [...]

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    27. Okay, the book was published back in 1991. Do I need to worry about spoilers? Granted, I hadn't read it yet--so, if you're spoiler sensitive as I am, then you might want to skip this review. Don't read the back copy of the book, either.I enjoyed this for the most part. It's well-plotted, and I found both the good guys both believable and likeable. Given that one of them is a vampire, that's impressive. However, Henry Fitzroy is also a writer of popular fiction, which prejudices me in his favor. [...]

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    28. I enjoyed this one. It isn't great. But, it was enjoyable enough. The vampires were not too blood crazy. That always makes them easier for me to deal with. They mystery isn't very mysterious. But, the chase is interesting enough.My biggest problem is that this *reads* like a police procedural. (I understand it is a television show - and I'd actually be interested in watching the show. But, I can't find it.) The problem with this, at least to me, is we are constantly jumping point of view and I c [...]

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    29. I love Vicki and Henry and since I love history this was the most amazing use of a historical figure as a vampire

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    30. The series book named Blood Price by Tanya Huff, and a Lifetime series named Blood Ties, is about trying to stop the demons from hell. It first starts with Vicky Nelson, a famous private investigator, in Toronto, Canada who was also an ex-cop, who hears screams in the dark alley. Even though she is not armed, she decides to go help the victim, in this was the first night she was able to witness a death from a vampire. However she was unsure to what she saw that night because she was not wearing [...]

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