Vampires of Manhattan is a continuation but also a new beginning.
New coven. New rules. New danger. Same fabulous city of New York.
— Melissa de la Cruz about this new series.

Vampires of Manhattan is the first novel in the sequel to the Blue Bloods series that serves as a second cycle in the story of the Blue Bloods.


The Vampires of Manhattan is "hipster horror" — the memorable characters from her Blue Bloods series are older and cooler than before, trying to build "Millennial" lives in the bustle of Manhattan while battling forces of evil and, of course, each other.

Hero of this sexy, paranormal action tale is Oliver Hazard-Perry, former human conduit, and Manhattan's only human-turned-vampire, now the head of the Blue Bloods Coven. When his all-too-human lover is found murdered on the eve of the coven's annual Four Hundred Ball — a celebration meant to usher in a new era in vampire society, and to mark the re-unification of the Coven after decades of unrest and decay — Oliver is devastated.

Now, not only is he trying to create a new world order for the immortal elite, he's the prime suspect and is stalked by the newly installed head of the vampire secret police. Because according to the new rules, vampires who take human life can now be executed. Burned.

How can an immortal sentenced to die fight back? He has to find the killer — and the answers lie deep in vampire lore.

About the storyEdit

Major eventsEdit

  • Araminta Scott, a young Veritas Venator, meets her new partner, Edon Marrok; with whom she will investigate the appearance of demonic pentagrams in New York.
  • Oliver Hazard-Perry, now Regent of the Coven, organises the return of the Four Hundred Ball.
  • Mimi Martin, after a few weeks of solitude on Earth, sees her husband, Kingsley Martin, appear at her Art Gallery.
  • ...



  • This is the first novel of this Blue Blood cycle - as of today, only two novels are planned to compose this cycle.
  • This novel is the fifteenth Blue Blood-related book.
  • The title Vampires of Manhattan is borrowed from the French translation of the series - "Les Vampires de Manhattan", which also serves as the French title to the first novel in the original Blue Bloods series.
  • The book also shares its title with the 34th chapter of Witches of East End.
v - e - t Blue Bloods Universe: Novels
Blue Bloods series
Blue BloodsMasqueradeRevelationsThe Van Alen Legacy
Misguided AngelLost in TimeWolf Pact (#1, #2, #3, #4) • Gates of Paradise
Vampires of ManhattanWhite Nights
Short stories
"Mr. Darcy Requests" • "The Last Meeting" • "Shelter Island" • "The Venator's Tale"
"Just Another Night in Suck-City" • "Always Something There to Remind Me" • "Ring of Fire"
Keys to the RepositoryBloody ValentineBlue Bloods (Graphic novel)
Beauchamp Family series
Witches of East EndSerpent's KissWinds of Salem
Triple MoonDouble Eclipse
Diary of the White Witch (prequel) • Witches of East End (TV series) (S1, S2)