Rome 1959 and Count Dracula is about to marry the Moldavian Princess Asa Vajda.
Journalist Kate Reed flies into the city to visit the ailing Charles Beauregard and his vampire companion Genevieve.
She finds herself caught up in the mystery of the Crimson Executioner who is bloodily dispatching vampire elders in the city.
She is on his trail, as is the undead British secret agent, Bond.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 512 pages
- Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 26/10/2012
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9780857680853
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Review by aadyer
A collection of two stories, set in the 1950's & one in the 1970's. They centre on continuation of the world & mythos that was first developed in Anno Dracula & The Bloody Red Baron. Some of the same characters feature. Once again, Newman packs in the outré culture references, film references, & literary references to age appropriate analogies. The plotting takes some time to get moving, & one does feel as though Newman is milking this. Worth putting in some effort but for me, this neither work as an alternative history, thriller, nor crime novel. I was always trying hard to remember the various connections between characters. I wouldn't read to again, & towards the end, felt that it was over long.