Introduction and Part 1, The Tale of the Body Thief: Chapters 1-4 Summary
"The Tale of the Body Thief" is the fourth in the Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice. In this novel, the Vampire Lestat is the narrator, telling a more modern tale than the previous books in the series.
Introduction. The Vampire Lestat introduces the book by talking about the three previous books, how they took place in the past, and how this book will focus more on the present and Lestat's friend, David Talbot.
Chapter 1. The Vampire Lestat is in Miami, one of his favorite towns, where he is stalking a serial killer. Lestat has begun killing murderers in order to assuage his guilt over killing to sustain his unnatural life. However, as he stalks this particular killer, he finds himself fascinated with a woman who would have been the killer's next victim. After draining all the blood from the serial killer, Lestat attacks the...