Dead Spots

Dead Spots

By Melissa F. Olson

47 North, Paperback, 9781612185590, 283pp.

Publication Date: October 30, 2012

When LA's vampires, witches, and werewolves make a mess, they call Scarlett Bernard to clean it up. Her ability as a null erases all magical traces from anything or anyone that comes within ten feet of her, and keeps humans in the dark about the city's paranormal activity. One night when she's called to a grisly crime scene, Scarlett is spied by the all-too-human LAPD cop Jesse Cruz, who strikes up a deal with her: he ll keep quiet about the supernatural underworld if she helps him crack the case. She agrees, but the city's chief vampire, Dash, starts to suspect Scarlett is behind the murders and will reveal all she knows of his shadowy empire. Now it ll take more than Scarlett's unique abilities to clear her name, keep the underworld underground, and track down the real killer.

About the Author
Melissa F. Olson was born and raised in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, and studied film and literature at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. After a brief stint in the Hollywood studio system, Melissa moved to Madison, WI, where she eventually acquired a master's degree from UW-Milwaukee, a husband, a mortgage, a teaching gig, two kids, and two comically oversized dogs?not in that order. You can find the recommended soundtracks for all the Scarlett Bernard books, or learn more about Melissa, her work, and her dogs at