I found it difficult to rate this book as it was alternatingly laugh-out-loud hilarious and boring. Clair Frankenstein is a scientist who wants to win the Scientific Discovery of the Decade Award and is therefore investigating the supernatural, much as her uncle did when he assembled the Frankenstein monster (now known as her cousin Frederick)from various body parts. Her first attempt to find a vampire results in her meeting Baron Ian Huntsley whom she determines is not a vampire when he asks her to go riding in the park in broad daylight. Ian attempts to prevent Clair from discovering the supernatural creatures by distracting her through seduction attempts and then directing her towards the harmless Duke of Ghent. The situations Clair finds herself in are quite humorous, particularly when she witnesses the liasion between Lady Montcrief and the Honorable Christopher Wilder. The intermingling of people and characters from various time frames was also amusing, including Durlock Homes and Professor Whutson, Edgar Allan Poe, and Vincent Price (with his trademark laugh of course). However, I was annoyed by Clair's naive and ditzy letters to her friend Jane Van Helsing and her seemingly inability to use any common sense. Overall, this novel was worth reading but not nearly on the level of Lynsay Sands, Katie MacAlister, or MaryJanice Davidson.