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Anno Dracula 1899 and Other Stories

Kim Newman

A brand new collection of chilling stories by master of horror Kim Newman, in which Jack the Ripper still stalks the streets, Frankenstein's monster rises from the Arctic ice, and the terrifying legacy of Dr Jeyll and Mr Hyde haunts fog-shrouded London. This volume also includes a brand-new, exclusive Anno Dracula story, 'Yokai Town: Anno Dracula 1899', which sets the scene for the forthcoming novel Anno Dracula 1999: Daikaiju.

Table of Contents:

  • Famous Monsters - (1988) - short story
  • A Drug on the Market - (2001) - novelette
  • Illimitable Dominion - (2009) - novelette
  • Just Like Eddy - (1999) - short story
  • Amerikanski Dead at the Moscow Morgue - (1999) - novelette
  • The Chill Clutch of the Unseen - (2004) - short story
  • One Hit Wanda - (2011) - short story
  • Is There Anybody There? - (2000) - novelette
  • The Intervention - (2003) - short story
  • Red Jacks Wild - (2015) - novelette
  • Sarah Minds the Dog - (2014) - novelette
  • The Snow Sculptures of Xanadu - (1991) - short story
  • The Pale Spirit People - (1994) - short story
  • Ubermensch - (1991) - short story
  • Coastal City - (1997) - short story
  • Completist Heaven - (1994) - short story
  • Une Étrange Aventure de Richard Blaine - (1999) - short story
  • Frankenstein on Ice - (2016) - short fiction
  • Yokai Town: Anno Dracula 1899 - short story

Dracula's Guest: A Connoisseur's Collection of Victorian Vampire Stories

Connoisseur's Collection of Victorian Stories: Book 1

Michael Sims

Even in the twenty-first century, the undead walk among us... Before "Twilight" and "True Blood", vampires haunted the nineteenth century, when brilliant writers indulged their bloodthirsty imaginations, culminating in Bram Stoker's legendary 1897 novel, "Dracula". Acclaimed author and anthologist Michael Sims brings together the finest vampire stories of the Victorian era in a unique collection that highlights their cultural variety.

Beginning with the supposedly true accounts that captivated Byron and Shelley, the stories range from Aleksei Tolstoy's tale of a vampire family to Fitz James O'Brien's invisible monster to Mary Elizabeth Braddon's rich and sinister widow, Good Lady Ducayne. Sims also includes a nineteenth-century travel tour of Transylvanian superstitions, and finishes the collection with Stoker's own Dracula's Guest - a chapter omitted from his landmark novel. Vampires captivated Victorian society, and these wonderful stories demonstrate how Romantic and Victorian writers refined the raw ore of peasant superstition into a whole vampire mythology of aristocratic decadence and innocence betrayed.

Contents:

  • 1 - Introduction: The Cost of Living - essay by Michael Sims
  • 23 - They Opened the Graves - short fiction by Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, Marquis d'Argens
  • 27 - Dead Persons in Hungary - essay by Augustin Calmet [as by Antoine Augustin Calmet]
  • 38 - The End of My Journey - (1819) - short fiction by Lord George Gordon Byron (variant of Fragment of a Novel) [as by George Gordon, Lord Byron]
  • 47 - The Vampyre - [Lord Ruthven] - (1819) - short story by Dr. John William Polidori (variant of The Vampyre: A Tale) [as by John Polidori]
  • 71 - Wake Not the Dead - (1823) - novelette by Ernst Raupach (trans. of Laßt die Todten ruhen 1822) [as by Johann Ludwig Tieck]
  • 103 - The Deathly Lover - (1843) - novelette by Théophile Gautier (trans. of La morte amoureuse 1836)
  • 137 - The Family of the Vourdalak - novella by ? (trans. of La famille du Vourdalak 1838) [as by Aleksei Tolstoy]
  • 170 - Varney the Vampyre: Or, The Feast of Blood - [Varney the Vampyre (excerpts)] - short fiction by James Malcolm Rymer
  • 179 - What Was It? A Mystery - (1859) - short story by Fitz-James O'Brien (variant of What Was It?)
  • 196 - The Mysterious Stranger - (1854) - novelette by Karl von Wachsmann (trans. of Der Fremde 1844) [as by Anonymous]
  • 242 - A Mystery of the Campagna - (1886) - novelette by Anne Crawford
  • 281 - Death and Burial - Vampires and Were-Wolves - essay by Emily Gerard
  • 293 - Let Loose - (1890) - short story by Mary Cholmondeley
  • 314 - A True Story of a Vampire - (1894) - short fiction by Count Stanislaus Eric Stenbock (variant of The True Story of a Vampire) [as by Eric, Count Stenbock]
  • 325 - Good Lady Ducayne - (1896) - novelette by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • 357 - And the Creature Came In - (1900) - short fiction by Augustus Hare (variant of The Vampire of Croglin Grange)
  • 363 - The Tomb of Sarah - (1900) - short story by F. G. Loring
  • 379 - The Vampire Maid - (1890) - short story by Hume Nisbet
  • 391 - Luella Miller - (1902) - short story by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • 408 - Count Magnus - (1904) - short story by M. R. James
  • 424 - Aylmer Vance and the Vampire - [Aylmer Vance] - (1914) - short story by Alice Askew and Claude Askew (variant of The Vampire)
  • 449 - Dracula's Guest - [Dracula] - (1914) - short story by Bram Stoker

Dracula Unbound

Dracula

Brian W. Aldiss

Dracula sends assassins to kill Bram Stoker before he can write his novel about vampires. Joe Bodenland hijacks a time train from the vampires and rides it to London in 1896, where he teams up with Stoker. Together they set off to save humanity from the undead, with assistance from Stoker's gardener and Bodenland's family.

I Am Dracula

Dracula

C. Dean Andersson

From the haunted Carpathian Mountains of darkest Transylvania, Dracula reveals the Secret History of Vampires, Witches, and blasphemous horror.

Told in his own words, here is the story of Dracula, a mortal warlord destined to become the Vampire King of the Undead.

You have been told many lies. Now learn the truth.

Welcome to Dracula's world.

Powers of Darkness: The Lost Version of Dracula

Dracula

Bram Stoker
Valdimar Asmundsson

Powers of Darkness is an incredible literary discovery: In 1900, Icelandic publisher and writer Valdimar Ásmundsson set out to translate Bram Stoker's world-famous 1897 novel Dracula. Called Makt Myrkranna (literally, "Powers of Darkness"), this Icelandic edition included an original preface written by Stoker himself. Makt Myrkranna was published (as a book) in Iceland in 1901 but remained undiscovered outside of the country until 1986, when Dracula scholarship was astonished by the discovery of Stoker's preface to the book. However, no one looked beyond the preface and deeper into Ásmundsson's story.

In 2014, literary researcher Hans de Roos dove into the full text of Makt Myrkranna, only to discover that Ásmundsson hadn't merely translated Dracula but had penned an entirely new version of the story, with all new characters and a totally re-worked plot. The resulting narrative is one that is shorter, punchier, more erotic, and perhaps even more suspenseful than Stoker's Dracula. Incredibly, Makt Myrkranna has never been translated or even read outside of Iceland until now.

Powers of Darkness presents the first ever translation into English of Stoker and Ásmundsson's Makt Myrkranna. With marginal annotations by de Roos providing readers with fascinating historical, cultural, and literary context; a foreword by Dacre Stoker, Bram Stoker's great-grandnephew and bestselling author; and an afterword by Dracula scholar John Edgar Browning, Powers of Darkness will amaze and entertain legions of fans of Gothic literature, horror, and vampire fiction.

Dracula vs. Hitler

Dracula

Patrick Sheane Duncan

Ravaged by the Nazi Secret Service during World War II, Romanian resistance forces turn to one of their leaders, Professor Van Helsing for any way out. To fight these monstrous forces, Van Helsing raises a legendary monster from centuries of slumber... Prince Dracula himself.

Once he was the ruler of Transylvania. Prince Vlad Dracul, is, above all else, a patriot. He proves more than willing to once again drive out his country's invaders. Upshot: No one minds if he drinks all the German blood he desires.

In Berlin, when Hitler hears about the many defeats his forces are suffering at the hands of an apparent true vampire, he is seduced by the possibility of becoming immortal. Thus two forces are set upon a collision course, the ultimate confrontation: Superpower against superpower.

In the Footsteps of Dracula: Tales of the Un-Dead Count

Dracula

Stephen Jones

Since his creation one hundred and twenty years ago, the name of Dracula has become synonymous with the legend of the vampire and the character is one of the world's most iconic to appear in fiction and film. Now, this history of the blood-drinking nobleman follows Dracula from his origins in Transylvania, through his travels down the decades, into a dystopian twenty-first century where vampires rule the world.

Is it possible that the Count's condition can be cured by modern medicine? How does the mythology perpetuated by literature and movies affect the existence of a real bloodsucker? How can an immortal creature adapt to the social and technological changes that have already shaped our modern world? And what happens when Dracula turns up for his own birthday party?

These and many other questions are answered by acclaimed authors such as Ramsey Campbell, Christopher Fowler, Charlaine Harris, Nancy Holder, Nancy Kilpatrick, Brian Lumley, Graham Masterton, Paul McAuley, Kim Newman, Michael Marshall Smith, F. Paul Wilson and many others, including Dracula's original creator Bram Stoker with a long-lost version of the story first presented in 1897.

Table of Contents:

  • The Giaour (excerpt) - (1813) - poem by Lord George Gordon Byron
  • Introduction: I Bid You Welcome - (1997) - essay by Stephen Jones
  • Dracula: or The Un-Dead: Prologue - (1897) - short fiction by Bram Stoker
  • Dracula's Library - (1997) - short story by Christopher Fowler
  • The Heart of Count Dracula, Descendant of Attila, Scourge of God - (1985) - short fiction by Thomas Ligotti
  • Daddy's Little Girl - (1997) - short story by Mandy Slater
  • Conversion - (1977) - short story by Ramsey Campbell
  • The Devil Is Not Mocked - (1943) - short story by Manly Wade Wellman
  • Teaserama - (1997) - short story by Nancy Kilpatrick
  • Blood Freak - (1997) - short story by Nancy Holder
  • Zack Phalanx Is Vlad the Impaler - (1977) - short story by Brian Lumley
  • When Greek Meets Greek - (1997) - novelette by Basil Copper
  • Coppola's Dracula - (1997) - novella by Kim Newman
  • The Second Time Around - (1997) - short story by Hugh B. Cave
  • Endangered Species - (1997) - novelette by Brian Mooney
  • Melancholia - (1997) - short story by Roberta Lannes
  • Children of the Long Night - (1997) - novelette by Lisa Morton
  • Mbo - (1997) - short story by Nicholas Royle
  • The Worst Place in the World - (1997) - novelette by Paul J. McAuley
  • Larry's Guest - (1997) - short story by Guy N. Smith
  • A Taste of Culture - (1997) - short story by Jan Edwards
  • Rudolph - (1987) - novelette by R. Chetwynd-Hayes
  • Roadkill - (1997) - short story by Graham Masterton
  • Volunteers - (1997) - short story by Terry Lamsley
  • Black Beads - (1997) - short story by John Gordon
  • Your European Son - (1997) - short story by Joel Lane
  • Quality Control - (1997) - novelette by Brian Stableford
  • Dear Alison - (1997) - short story by Michael Marshall Smith
  • Bloodlines - (1997) - novelette by Conrad Williams
  • Windows '99 of the Soul - (1997) - short story by Chris Morgan
  • Blood of Eden - (1997) - short story by Mike Chinn
  • Dracula Night - (2007) - short story by Charlaine Harris
  • The Last Testament - (1997) - short story by Brian Hodge
  • The Last Vampire - (1997) - novelette by Peter Crowther
  • The Lord's Work - (1992) - novelette by F. Paul Wilson
  • Lord of the Undead - (1997) - poem by Jo Fletcher

Dracul: An Eternal Love Story

Dracula

Nancy Kilpatrick

A poignant and erotic tale of eternal love: Tormented by his addiction to blood and beautiful women, the supernatural Count Vlad de Dracul is tired and angry from the centuries of being cursed to exist like a bloodthirsty animal. His heart was broken by the useless and violent death of his beloved wife Helene, 500 years prior. His existence changes dramatically when he finds Mina Murray, the re-incarnation of his Helene.

The book is a novelization of "DRACUL," the stage musical based on Bram Stoker's Dracula.

The New Annotated Dracula

Dracula

Bram Stoker
Leslie S. Klinger

In his first work since his best-selling The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, Leslie S. Klinger returns with this spectacular, lavishly illustrated homage to Bram Stoker's Dracula. With a daring conceit, Klinger accepts Stoker's contention that the Dracula tale is based on historical fact. Traveling through two hundred years of popular culture and myth as well as graveyards and the wilds of Transylvania, Klinger's notes illuminate every aspect of this haunting narrative (including a detailed examination of the original typescript of Dracula, with its shockingly different ending, previously unavailable to scholars). Klinger investigates the many subtexts of the original narrative?from masochistic, necrophilic, homoerotic, "dentophilic," and even heterosexual implications of the story to its political, economic, feminist, psychological, and historical threads. Employing the superb literary detective skills for which he has become famous, Klinger mines this 1897 classic for nuggets that will surprise even the most die-hard Dracula fans and introduce the vampire-prince to a new generation of readers.

35 color; 400 black & white illustrations

Dracula: Rise of the Beast

Dracula

David Thomas Moore

Vlad III Dracula. A warleader in a warlike time: brilliant, charismatic, pious. But what became of him? What drove him to become a creature of darkness--Bram Stoker's cruel, ambitious "Un-Dead"--and what use did he make of this power, through the centuries?

More than a hundred years after the monster's death, the descendants of the survivors piece together the story-- dusty old manuscripts, court reports from the Holy Roman Empire at its height, stories of the Szgany Roma who once served the monster--trying to understand. Because the nightmare is far from over...

Five incredible fantasy authors come together to reveal a side to literature's greatest monster you've never seen before.

Table of Contents:

  • 5 - Prologue - short fiction by uncredited
  • 11 - The Souls of Those Gone Astray from the Path - novelette by Bogi Takács
  • 67 - Noblesse Oblige - novella by Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • 131 - A Stake Too Far - novella by Milena Benini
  • 193 - Children of the Night - novelette by Emil Minchev
  • 241 - The Women - novella by Caren Gussoff [as by Caren Gussoff Sumption]

Dracula in Istanbul: The Unauthorized Version of the Gothic Classic

Dracula

Ali Riza Seyfioglu
Bram Stoker

For the first time in English comes a remarkable literary discovery. In 1928, Turkish author Ali Riza Seyfioglu pirated Bram Stoker's Dracula, rewriting it with new material, patriotic overtones, and Islam. A rare example of a "bootleg" novel, it's also the first adaptation to plainly identify Dracula as the historical warlord Vlad the Impaler.

When a modern Istanbul is threatened by the invasion of an ancient vampire, three veterans of the Turkish War of Independence are thrust into a conflict with their nation's hereditary enemy. Seyfioglu boldly reworks Stoker's classic tale, retelling it from the unique perspective of a people once routed by the real-life Dracula.

Dracula in Istanbul: The Unauthorized Version of the Gothic Classic also includes a foreword by Anno Dracula author Kim Newman, an introduction by Turkish translation scholar Sehnaz Tahir Gurcaglar, an afterword on the 1953 movie adaptation by film scholar Iain Robert Smith, and several rare photos from the film. From movie and vampire buffs to literary scholars, there's enough here to delight all the children of the night.

Dracul

Dracula: Book 1

Dacre Stoker
J. D. Barker

It is 1868, and a twenty-one-year-old Bram Stoker waits in a desolate tower to face an indescribable evil. Armed only with crucifixes, holy water, and a rifle, he prays to survive a single night, the longest of his life. Desperate to record what he has witnessed, Bram scribbles down the events that led him here...

A sickly child, Bram spent his early days bedridden in his parents' Dublin home, tended to by his caretaker, a young woman named Ellen Crone. When a string of strange deaths occur in a nearby town, Bram and his sister Matilda detect a pattern of bizarre behavior by Ellen--a mystery that deepens chillingly until Ellen vanishes suddenly from their lives. Years later, Matilda returns from studying in Paris to tell Bram the news that she has seen Ellen--and that the nightmare they've thought long ended is only beginning.

Dracula

Dracula: Book 2

Bram Stoker

When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula with the purchase of a London house, he makes a series of horrific discoveries about his client. Soon after wards, various bizarre incidents unfold in England: an apparently unmanned ship is wrecked off the coast of Whitby; a young woman discovers strange puncture marks on her neck; and the inmate of a lunatic asylum raves about the 'Master' and his imminent arrival.

In "Dracula", Bram Stoker created one of the great masterpieces of the horror genre, brilliantly evoking a nightmare world of vampires and vampire hunters and also illuminating the dark corners of Victorian sexuality and desire.

Dracula The Un-dead

Dracula: Book 3

Dacre Stoker
Ian Holt

The authoritative sequel to Bram Stoker's original horror classic.

A quarter of a century after Count Dracula "crumbled into dust," Quincey Harker-the son of Jonathan and Mina Harker-leaves law school to pursue a career on stage, only to stumble upon the troubled production of Dracula, directed and produced by Bram Stoker himself.

As the play plunges Quincey into the world of his parents' terrible secrets, death begins to stalk the original band of heroes that defeated Dracula a quarter-century ago. Could it be that the count survived and is now seeking revenge? Or is there another, far more sinister force at work whose relentless purpose is to destroy anything and anyone associated with Dracula, the most notorious vampire of all time?

Coppola's Dracula

Dracula: Anno Dracula

Kim Newman

Stoker and World Fantasy Award nominated novella. It originally appeared in the anthology The Mammoth Book of Dracula: Vampire Tales for the New Millennium (1997) edited by Stephen Jones. It can also be found in the anthologies The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 9 (1998) and In the Footsteps of Dracula: Tales of the Un-Dead Count (2017), both edited by Stephen Jones.

Read the full story for free at Infinity Plus.

Anno Dracula

Dracula: Anno Dracula: Book 1

Kim Newman

In an alternate history of the nineteenth century, Queen Victoria has married Vlad Tepes, better known as Count Dracula, leading to a reign of terror, while, in Whitechapel, Silver Knife, a murderer of vampire girls, threatens the new regime.

The Bloody Red Baron

Dracula: Anno Dracula: Book 2

Kim Newman

While Graf von Dracula commands the German army and Baron von Richthofen spreads terror in the skies during World War I, a resurrected Edgar Allan Poe is commissioned by the Germans to write a fabulous biography of the Red Baron.

Dracula Cha Cha Cha

Dracula: Anno Dracula: Book 3

Kim Newman

This novel was published as Dracula Cha Cha Cha in the UK.

Rome, 1959. Remember? The Via Veneto, la dolce vita. Coins in the fountain, trysts in cafes, midnight bacchanals, parties till dawn. We danced giddily to the music of the Dracula Cha Cha. Paparazzi were flashing bulbs everywhere, and the vampire press had gathered to cover the upcoming social event of at least several centuries: the October wedding of Vlad, Count Dracula, in Italian exile from Transylvania, to the Moldavian princess Asa Vajda. Rumor had it that the marriage marked the first step in the vampire king's campaign to restore his power and position as Lord of the Undead. Vampire star reporter Kate was there. She got detoured in her pursuit of a scoop on the royal couple not by coins but by corpses in the Fontana di Trevi. All over Rome, in fact, vampire elders were falling in the gory path of a flamboyant murderer known only as the Crimson Executioner. Undead British secret agent Bond, a vampire with a license to kill, was called in on the case, but ultimately the fates of all of us - the lovers, knaves, monsters, and revelers, as well as Count Dracula himself - were determined by the ancient-of-ancients Mater Lachrymarum: child, saint, harlot, crone, and Italy's own Mother of Tears.

Johnny Alucard

Dracula: Anno Dracula: Book 4

Kim Newman

DRACULA COMES TO NEW YORK: Kim Newman returns to one of the great bestselling vampire tales of the modern era. Considered alongside I Am Legend and Interview with theVampire as one of the stand-out vampire stories of the last century - this brand-new novel is the first in over a decade from the remarkable and influential Anno Dracula series.

Newman's dark and impish tale begins with a single question: What if Dracula had survived his encounters with Bram Stoker's Dr. John Seward and enslaved Victorian England?

Fallen from grace and driven from the British Empire in previous instalments, Dracula seems long gone. A relic of the past. Yet, when vampire boy Johnny Alucard descends upon America, stalking the streets of New York and Hollywood, haunting the lives of the rich and famous, from Sid and Nancy to Andy Warhol, Orson Welles, and Francis Ford Coppola, sinking his fangs ever deeper into the zeitgeist of 1980s America, it seems the past might not be dead after all.

One Thousand Monsters

Dracula: Anno Dracula: Book 5

Kim Newman

"There are no vampires in Japan. That is the position of the Emperor. The Emperor is wrong..."

In 1899 Geneviève Dieudonné travels to Japan with a group of vampires exiled from Great Britain by Prince Dracula. They are allowed to settle in Yokai Town, the district of Tokyo set aside for Japan's own vampires, an altogether strange and less human breed than the nosferatu of Europe. Yet it is not the sanctuary they had hoped for, as a vicious murderer sets vampire against vampire, and Yokai Town is revealed to be more a prison than a refuge. Geneviève and her undead comrades will be forced to face new enemies and the horrors hidden within the Temple of One Thousand Monsters...

Anno Dracula 1999: Daikaiju

Dracula: Anno Dracula: Book 6

Kim Newman

It is the eve of the new millennium, and the vampire princess Christina Light is throwing a party in Daikaiju Plaza - a building in the shape of a giant mechanical dragon - in Tokyo, attended by the leaders of the worlds of technology, finance, culture and innovation.

After a century overshadowed by the malign presence of Dracula, Christina decrees the inauguration of an Age of Light. The world is connected as never before by technology, and conquests have been made in cyberspace that mark out new nations of the living and the undead.

But the party is crashed by less enlightened souls, intent on ensuring that the brave new world dies before it can come to fruition. The distinguished guests are held hostage by cyberpunk terrorists, yakuza assassins and Transylvanian mercenaries. Vampire schoolgirl Nezumi - sword-wielding agent of the Diogenes Club - finds herself alone, pitted against the world's deadliest creatures. Thrown out of the party, she must fight her way back up through a building that seems designed to destroy her in a thousand ways. Can Nezumi survive past midnight? Can the hopes of a shining world?

Covenant with the Vampire

Dracula: The Diaries of the Family Dracul: Book 1

Jeanne Kalogridis

On a grassy knoll in the Carpathians a young man, newly returned from London, stands in a family graveyard. What he sees is an unspeakable desecration, a crime against his father and the family Dracul.

In an ancient castle an English journalist disappears, while a young woman awaits the illicit embrace of her great-uncle, Prince Vlad.

In a land of superstition and faith, an evil covenant has been kept for four centuries. Now the young man, Arkady Tsepesh, has returned to inherit that pact, to learn the dark truths that will seize his soul and everything he holds dear.


A novel that dares to penetrate the myth of the family Dracul by beginning fifty years before Bram Stoker's Dracula. Here is the shattering chronicle of one man's dark heritage, of a family bound by blood, torn by the terrible choices their own evil would demand

Children of the Vampire

Dracula: The Diaries of the Family Dracul: Book 2

Jeanne Kalogridis

It is Amsterdam, 1871, twenty-five years before the start of Stoker's novel, and twenty-five years following Arkady Tsepesh's flight from his family's ancestral castle with his wife and young son, Stefan, after learning that he and his family are bound by an ancient covenant to serve their ancestor, Prince Vlad Tsepesh, who is also known as Dracula. For Vlad is a vampire, and the fated firstborn sons in every generation must bring him the victims he needs to survive. Arkady had tried to break the covenant and failed. He is now a vampire, separated from his beloved wife and son, with one all-consuming desire - to destroy Vlad before he draws Stefan into eternal service through the blood ritual. But Arkady has come too late to Amsterdam. Vlad kidnaps Stefan, and spirits him away to the castle in Transylvania to undergo the blood ritual. Arkady enlists the help of Stefan's stepbrother, Abraham Van Helsing, in his thrilling battle against Vlad, as he seeks to free his family and put an end to the age-old blood covenant - even if it means he must destroy his own son.

Lord of the Vampires

Dracula: The Diaries of the Family Dracul: Book 3

Jeanne Kalogridis

For a half century, a beautiful woman has been a prisoner to one man's cruelty. She is Zsuzsanna, the once-exquisite niece of Mad Tsepesh--also known as Dracula--robbed of her beauty and her youth by Dracula himself. Now, through a ceremony of blood and passion, Zsuzsanna is about to be set free-under a woman's caress.

Zsuzsanna's rebirth comes from the touch of the vampire Elisabeth of Bathory, the beautiful, sensuous countess determined to destroy Mad forever. But when Zsuzsanna travels to England with Elisabeth, she will be bitterly surprised. For while the lovers stalk Abraham Van Helsing, the mysterious doctor who is the key to Vlad's destruction, Zsuzsanna discovers that Elisabeth has a secret life . . . and a pact with the one being more powerful and more dangerous than Dracula: the mythical Dark Lord.

From the rosy clouds of a Rumanian dawn to the touch of velvet against flesh, Lord of the Vampires is an experience in breathtaking sensuality and true terror. With this spellbinding novel, the crowning work in Jeanne Kalogridis's heralded vampire trilogy, the final drama is played out with the soul of humankind hanging in the balance.

The Scholar's Tale

Dracula: The Dracula Papers: Book 1

Reggie Oliver

Bram Stoker's immortal Dracula told us about Count Dracula as an undead vampire. But how did this come to be? Who was Dracula in real life? There has always been speculation, but The Dracula Papers now offers the ultimate answer. It takes us back to the year 1576, to the wild land of Transylvania and to the early life of Prince Vladimir who came to be the horror known as Dracula. The result is a story as remarkable and extraordinary as the Bram Stoker classic. Battles, intrigues, sorcery, sexual passion, hauntings, a mechanical tortoise and a burning rhinoceros all have their part to play in a thrilling narrative that nevertheless plunges deep into the mystery of Evil. With The Dracula Papers Reggie Oliver presents a grand tour of the sixteenth century, and of every variety of occult lore surrounding the vampire myth, that is rollicking, wise, macabre, but always unexpected. The Scholar's Tale is the first volume of a scholarly and picaresque Gothick Extravaganza.

Vlad Tapes

Dracula: The Dracula Sequence

Fred Saberhagen

A hundred years ago Count Dracula, Vlad Tepes to some, joined forces with Sherlock Holmes in a pact of blood and honor. Now the thread of the Count's adventures is picked up by his biographer. This title has been published in parts as "An Old Friend of the Family" and "Thorn".

The Dracula Tape

Dracula: The Dracula Sequence: Book 1

Fred Saberhagen

The immortal Count Dracula--Bram Stoker portrayed him as a terrifying creature of the night, preying upon the pure and innocent. The truth is far different. For Dracula is no villain, but a noble, powerful tower of strength. And it is those who hunt him who are the true villains!

The Holmes-Dracula File

Dracula: The Dracula Sequence: Book 2

Fred Saberhagen

1887, London, Victoria's Jubilee -- criminals threaten to release thousands of plague infested rats on the day of celebration. The extraordinary powers of the Count and sharp mind of the Master Detective team up to avert a catastrophic public disaster. (And, the reader discovers more than a deerstalker hat and an Invernes Cape in Holmes' family closet.)

An Old Friend of the Family

Dracula: The Dracula Sequence: Book 3

Fred Saberhagen

The Southerland family left the old world to start anew in America, but little did they know that a blood-feud, older than history itself, would follow them through the generations to come.

Kate Southerland, the first born of the latest generation of Southerlands, has been murdered, but she is not dead. Her little brother, Johnny, has also vanished, a severed, bloody finger the only clue.

But the Southerlands have no clue what they've fallen into. Their enemy is no mortal madman, but the undying mistress of evil enchantment, Morgan Le Fay, and the Southerlands are not her true target. She seeks to do battle with their protector, their defender, the only man who is capable of saving this mortal family from a war they've never realized was waged.

Thorn

Dracula: The Dracula Sequence: Book 4

Fred Saberhagen

A Love Affair for the Ages. Five hundred years ago their paths first crossed. He possessed her totally, not quite against her will. Until she fled. And was captured. And was punished. And fled. And is fleeing still...

Dracula tells the story of his life and his great love before he became undead. The portrait of his beloved from those precious living days is in the hands of villains. The Prince must pursue and possess this link with his breathing life. The Southerlands, particularly Judy, are ready to assist an old friend of the family.

Dominion

Dracula: The Dracula Sequence: Book 5

Fred Saberhagen

When two ancient, ruthless beings, locked in a struggle for the ultimate magic Weapon, bring their blood feud to New York, Vlad Tepes races to hide the coveted weapon.

A Matter of Taste

Dracula: The Dracula Sequence: Book 6

Fred Saberhagen

Matthew Maule, no stranger to revenge, unexpectedly encounters enemies bent on his destruction for events now over five hundred years in the past—events revealed on a tape found in Uncle Matthew's Chicago apartment.

For a time, only the Southerlands and Joe Keogh stand between the poisoned and incapacitated Uncle Matthew and his attackers.

But Uncle Matthew is not one to easily surrender his existence.

A tale of revenge and honor.

A Question of Time

Dracula: The Dracula Sequence: Book 7

Fred Saberhagen

Drawn to the Grand Canyon where the earth exposes her life line, Edgar Tyrrell, a nosferatu sculptor builds a home on the South Rim. Edgar would capture the very forces of the earth in his stone statues. Hidden within a Great Unconformity Tyrrell's workshop offers a base from which he can work and travel through time. He needs helpers. A young woman artist from 1965 is entrapped. She lures a 1935 CCC worker into Tyrrell's camp. Together the captives are plotting Tyrrell's destruction and a way back to normal time.

Sixty years later, one of Tyrrell's young breathing relatives goes missing in the Canyon. Private detective Joe Keogh is hired for the search. Sensing the presence of nosferatu Joe calls on Mr. Strangeways aka Drakulya. Accessing the situation, Drakulya returns to England seeking the wisdom of Darwin, Merlin and his beloved Mina. Much more than a dangerous rogue nosferatu awaits in Deep Canyon.

Seance for a Vampire

Dracula: The Dracula Sequence: Book 8

Fred Saberhagen

A seance held in an aristocratic London home goes horribly awry when one of the undead nosferatu appear. The resulting chaos leaves one of the fraudulent spiritualists dead, Sherlock Holmes missing, and Dr. Watson alone and mystified. With time running out, Watson has no choice but to summon the only one who might be able to help--Holmes' vampire cousin, Prince Dracula.

A Sharpness on the Neck

Dracula: The Dracula Sequence: Book 9

Fred Saberhagen

In 1792, Philip Radcliffe, the bastard son of Benjamin Franklin, comes to France to deliver a letter to Thomas Paine--only to get caught up in a conflict far more horrifying than the Revolution. By foiling a powerful vampire's attempt at fratricide, Radcliffe dooms himself and his descendants to suffer the vampire's eternal vengeance.

In present day, Philip and June Radcliffe are kidnapped on their honeymoon. Their captor, a mysterious Mr. Graves, swears that he aims to protect them. Yet as the thrilling story unfolds, involving Napoleon, the Marquis de Sade, and the Scarlet Pimpernel, as well as Jerry Cruncher and Detective Dupin, the young couple refuses to believe him--a mistake that is certain to cost them their lives.

A Coldness in the Blood

Dracula: The Dracula Sequence: Book 10

Fred Saberhagen

The Bram Stoker Award–Winning saga continues . . . .

Matthew Maule has seen many horrific things in his five hundred years as one of the most powerful vampires in the world. But even his formidable talents cannot predict the unthinkable acts about to occur within his own home.

When the vampire Dickon and his human partner appear in the middle of the night frightened for their lives, Matthew offers them protection. They carry with them a small Egyptian statue of great value and many secrets. By morning, Matthew has woken from a mysterious trance to discover that Dickon's human friend has been brutally murdered, the vampire has gone missing, and their statue has been smashed to pieces. Matthew has also made a dangerous new enemy, one who possesses strength even Matthew may be no match for.

For the statue is no ordinary artifact, but one of six replicas. However, only one contains a gem in the center, a stone of unimaginable magical power that could spell the end of humanity if it ever fell in the wrong hands.

Matthew sets out on a heart-pounding journey to track down the remaining statues before his ancient foe finds them. Racing across the country, the vampire teams up with both the living and the undead, though not all are the allies they pretend to be. Using his wits, he must unearth the answers to a millennia-old mystery in order to prepare himself for a final showdown against the evil stalking him at every turn. Acclaimed fantasy and science fiction author Fred Saberhagen takes readers along for a trek of unbelievable suspense, action, and pure page-turning entertainment.

The Dracula Caper

Time Wars: Book 8

Simon Hawke

A plague of vampires and werewolves falls on Victoria's England in the late 1800s--but there's nother supernatural about these creatures. Thery're genetically engineered monsters from the far future, dropped into the past as a devilish tactic in the Time Wars!

It's a mystery more baffling than any penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle--a cosmic riddle to stagger the imagination of the great H. G. Wells. Soon the creators of Sherlock Holmes and The Time Machine join forces with the Time Commandos to combat an ageless evil which strains the very fabric of the universe!