Dracula’s Blood edited by Richard Dalby, part 2
A Mystery Of The Campagna
Flamboyantly artistic types fall victim to a vampire. No.
“Lonely enough to be murdered in.”
“Being uselessly mysterious.”
“A certain disappointment at not finding him murdered.”
“Most abominable ravings.”
A wildly racist tale of a vampire in Ireland. This not a source of fascination.
An okay tale of an evil hand.
“Her talk a weariness.”
“A man of a vile life.”
“An abomination to his household.”
By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A ‘gentleman’ becomes hysterical about a hypnotist. This was ridiculous.
“There would be a scene, and you would be looked upon as a brute.”
“If I did my duty to society, you would never leave this room alive.”
Good Lady Ducayne
A girl becomes a companion to an old woman. This was an obvious vampire tale without any vampires in it.
“He won’t allow her to read a novel, French or English, that he has not read and approved.”
A Dead Finger
A man is haunted by a finger. Stupid.
“Evidently the finger was alarmed.”
“We the social failures.”
A man murders his wife, but she still won’t let go. Terrible.
The Stone Chamber
2 friends stay at an old Abby. Things happen, this was okay but all the women were useless.
“Theirs was a family to which black deeds had been credited.”
The Vampire Maid
Another sexist piece of clap-trap.