In Undead Girl Murder Farce 1, it’s 1898. In France, vampires may live alongside humans as long as they vow not to prey on humans. The humans living near the vampires have mixed feeling about this government policy.
When Madam Hannah, the wife of one of the socially acceptable vampires, Sir Godard, is murdered, her husband is forced to hire two private detectives to find her killer. It seems the local police are reluctant to help demons like the vampires. Sir Godard had recently killed a vampire hunter in self-defense. He is convinced that a friend of the hunter killed Hannah in retaliation. With the help of the two detectives, Tsugaru and Aya, and an intrepid girl reporter, Annie, an investigation begins. Oh, and Aya is a disembodied head, in a cage, who talks. The reader has to have a great suspension of belief at this point.
The art is serviceable in my eARC of Undead Girl Murder Farce 1. Hopefully, it will be better in the final version. The plot starts well but then just ends. Still, I will be waiting for the next volume just to find out what happened. 3 stars.
Thanks to Kodansha and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.