Unholy Awakening: Book summary and reviews of Unholy Awakening by Michael Gregorio

Unholy Awakening

Hanno Stiffeniis #4

by Michael Gregorio

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Unholy Awakening by Michael Gregorio
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  • Published in USA  Sep 2010
    464 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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A woman’s body has been found at the bottom of a well. The death wounds are startling: two small, round punctures to the jugular vein....

Vampire fever is spreading throughout the countryside, and suspicions soon fall on the recently arrived Emma Rimmele. Investigator Hanno Stiffeniis must do everything he can to find the true culprit before the mob’s hysteria reaches its breaking point and turns violent.

Set in a nineteenth-century world where people truly believed in vampires, Unholy Awakening pits rational, scientific detection against unhindered, violent superstition.

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"Starred Review. Once again, Gregorio...conjures up a pervasive atmosphere of fear and menace, while using the plot line to provide insights into the mind and heart of his complicated lead." - Publishers Weekly

"Written in the understated and often leisurely tradition of Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Elizabeth Kostova’s The Historian, this mystery pits the rational scholarly thought of the day against ancient superstition. For historical fans seeking a page-turner with bite." - Library Journal

"Stiffeniis' fourth case ... maintains suspense and an authentic period feel throughout." - Kirkus Reviews

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Michael Gregorio Author Biography

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Michael Gregorio is the pen name of Michael G. Jacob and Daniela De Gregorio. Michael and Daniela have been married for 36 years, and live in Spoleto, Italy, where Daniela teaches Philosophy, and Michael teaches English and the History of Photography. They were awarded the Umbria del Cuore prize in 2007.

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