Adam Pepper's books are fast-paced, witty, and smart. They have all the stuff I like in thrillers and horror. His supernatural thriller Symphony of Blood is all those things but it didn't leave me hoping for more. That is not a good thing in a book that promises to be one of a series featuring P.I. Hank Mondale. I was not always convinced of the mixture between horror and mystery and the obligatory girl-to-be-rescued was so annoying I wanted her killed after her first sentence. But it was an engrossing story and getting to the ending was lots of fun with its interesting supernatural menace. So I give this three and a half stars and a glance of hope for the rest of the series.