All these Bodies was a trip. Set in 1958 and revolving around gruesome murders- a murder spree, really- lots of bodies but no blood, and a young girl found at the scene of the latest murder. Completely drenched in blood. What is she doing there, and surely she didn't do the murders herself? She's not talking, of course, but at some point she does decide to tell her story- to Michael, a good guy and the son of the local sheriff. Why tell him? Well, it's not really clear, but she feels some kind of connection to him, especially since he spotted her staring at him the night she was found.
So is this a vampire story? This is also a tale about small towns, and how people can change when they fear something that is different- and believe me, in the 50's a young girl drenched in blood, possibly a murderess, is different. I blew through this, totally captivated by the mystery, although I did have some issues. For one thing I don't believe for a minute they would let a teenager be the sole interviewer of a murder suspect for months- I mean, that just went on too long. I wanted a little more story, too- it takes a long time to find anything out, really.
Still, I loved it. The girl- Marie- makes you care about her situation, and all along I was wondering- is she telling the truth? Is there a vampire lurking out there, waiting? Waiting for something? I can't give too much away but I was totally on the edge by the ending- and the ending! Wowzers.