Henry Fitzroy (500years a vampire) has some friends the Heerkens family who need some help.
He introduces Vicki Nelson PI to Rose Heerkens and Storm (a large russet coloured dog). When Vicki asks "What kind of dog is he?" she gets an unusual response as Storm becomes a red-haired young man, Peter, Rose's twin brother.
They explain that two of their family have been killed, both shot through the head with a silver bullet at night and both were in wolf form.
Vicki sets off to the Heerkens sheep farm near the town of London (Ontario) to investigate, taking Henry with her to do the night work as she has no night vision. Halfway through her investigation Mike Celluci (her sort of boyfriend) turns up worried about her association with Henry. Mike ends up helping as the killer attempts to kill again and a new deadlier player enters the ring!
This is a fantastic book. The imagery is amazing, how she manages to convey so much without resorting to large chunks of description still baffles me but I love it. I can still see the farm with the young 'were' romping changing from human to dog, as she captures that playfulness of young dogs and puppies so well.
The characters of Vicki, Henry and Mike evolve a little more and the relationships between all 3 get more complicated.
From the start you get snippets of the killers thoughts and then ½ way through you become aware of who the killer is and of his motives and desires, whilst watching Vicki & co try to figure it out before more killings occur. But time is ticking and one of the killers has a dramatic ending in store for the werewolves!
How can this book be topped?