Series: Fred, the Vampire Accountant

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The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant by Drew Hayes1
Undeath & Taxes by Drew Hayes2
Bloody Acquisitions by Drew Hayes3
The Fangs of Freelance by Drew Hayes4

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Series description

Frederick Frankford Fletcher was a clumsy, nerdy, socially inept accountant working for a firm, until he was turned into a vampire. He immediately started his own firm so that he could work nights, gained a vampire's astounding physical prowess, and remained nerdy and socially inept. Things start happening when he decides to attend his tenth year high school reunion (it seemed like a good idea at the time.)

It turns out that parahumans helped the Americans win the Revolution, and in return were granted special privileges, although they keep a low profile. A super top-secret agency deals with their affairs, and with individuals that go rogue. If this sounds sadly like the Native American, consider the difficulty of sending werewolves and demons on a Trail of Tears.

The first book in this humorous series is told like a series of interrelated short stories making up a novel.


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Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.


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