Following the appearance of Dracula in 1897, four writers continued to explore the vampire theme in these late nineteenth-century tales of bad news from beyond the grave. In H. B. Marriott-Watson’s classic novella “The Stone Chamber,” young Warrington has it all: a beautiful and devoted fiancée, wealth and good looks—and an ancient decaying abbey he’s recently purchased. So why isn’t he resting easy these nights? Just what in Hell is eating the poor guy, anyway?
Plus: F. Marion Crawford’s chilling novella “The Dead Smile”; “Will” by Vincent O’Sullivan; and “The Old Portrait” by Hume Nisbet. Plus all the usual, fascinating background info.
Cover by ALLEN KOSZOWSKI