By P.N. Elrod
Bram Stoker’s immortal story of vampirism informed the tale of ways count number Vlad Tepes got here to London and met his loss of life by the hands of Abraham van Helsing’s vampire hunters. yet how did Dracula occupy his time while he wasn’t stalking Lucy Westenra and Mina Harker? those 16 tales take the notorious nosferatu on a journey of Nineties London—where he encounters such historic personages as actress Ellen Terry, younger scientist Nikola Tesla, Edward, Prince of Wales, and a author named Abraham Stoker—in this masterful anthology from the very best authors to ever sink their tooth into vampire mythology…
Tanya Huff * Fred Saberhagen * Nigel Bennett and P.N. Elrod * Roxanne Longstreet Conrad * Judith Proctor * Elaine Bergstrom * K.B. Bogen * Jody Lynn Nye * Chelsea Quinn Yarbro * Bradley H. Sinor * Amy L. Gruss and Catt Kingsgrave-Ernstein * Julie Barrett * Gene DeWeese * Nancy Kilpatrick * Gary A. Braunbeck * invoice Zaget
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Not anything of the type. I in basic terms intended what I stated, that you'll seize the felony. ” Inspector Ames seemed a little mollified, yet he glowered at Edward. “You . . . you negative humans don't have any appreciate for the police. ” “I am now not one such. My father labored for the police, within the stationhouse. It received him killed,” acknowledged Edward stiffly. “Oh, definite? ” stated Inspector Ames, concerning Edward with just a little extra curiosity. “How did it ensue? ” Edward guessed that the inspector desired to comprehend so he may possibly try out the tale greater than he had any actual curiosity. “It used to be throughout the Ripper days. a guy used to be introduced into the stationhouse for Stepney, the place my father clerked. He used to be lower than suspicion for savaging a . . . road lady, and a few idea he should be the Ripper—the guy in custody, no longer my father. the item used to be, the guy had a knife on him that nobody knew approximately, and while he was once being written up, he grabbed my father and used him for a guard to flee. reduce his throat at the stationhouse steps. ” He swallowed not easy. “My father acknowledged that police are the easiest wish we need to make existence secure. No, Inspector, i wouldn't mock you, for his sake if no different. ” “Just so,” stated Inspector Ames, making it function an apology. “I won’t say as police don’t make me nervous,” Edward went on, pondering he was once asserting an excessive amount of, yet not able to prevent himself. “You stated correct in the event you stated bad people—” He broke off. “Well, because of Carfax, it's not that i am negative from now on. ” Inspector Ames nodded and was once approximately to talk whilst Carfax himself got here striding in out of the foggy, fading day. “Mister Carfax,” he acknowledged with strength. “I had approximately given you up. ” “I say sorry for my tardiness,” stated Carfax. “I were on the zoological gardens. most unique. i have to cross back while i'm at relaxation to understand its occupants. i'm afraid I forgot the time. ” He glanced at Edward. “I belief Hitchin has been taking care of you in a passable demeanour? ” “He has, sir,” acknowledged Inspector Ames, no longer fairly deferential, yet much less accusing than he were with Edward. “I am sorry i have to interfere, yet there was a—” “—killing of a tender woman,” Carfax entire for him. “Yes. So Hitchin advised me. ” He indicated the stairs to the place of work. “Perhaps you'd be more well-off if I provided you a chair? ” with out awaiting a solution he went up the steps. “I am coming, sir,” stated Inspector Ames, tagging after Carfax. Edward watched them pass, feeling at free ends. He had simply the coffins for corporation, and he started to wander the aisles among the stacks of coffins. They not him as that they had performed in the beginning, even supposing he used to be some distance from ok with them. He consulted his pocketwatch a number of occasions ahead of he observed Inspector Ames emerge at the touchdown. “Very stable, Mister Carfax. i'm thankful in your time. ” He bowed a little bit and began down the steps. “If i believe of something that has pertaining to your research, i'll be guaranteed to tell you,” got here Carfax’s voice after the policeman. “Much obliged,” stated Inspector Ames as he made his means down the steps, pausing as Edward approached him to determine him off the premises.