As a fan of the original Anno Dracula, I was excited to see a new entry in the series. While not as outstanding as the original novel, this newest book is still entertaining in its own right. Kim Newman has successfully created a reality where vampires no longer hide in the shadows, but inhabit all walks of life thanks to Dracula's great unveiling.
Kate Reed is in Rome in 1959 and finds herself not only at the deathbed of longtime love and friend Charles Beauregard, but also at the engagement party of Dracula to yet another bride. But a vampire killer called the Crimson Executioner is wiping out vampire elders, making Rome a dangerous city for vampires. This book also features the novella "Aquarius" which has our intrepid girl reporter Kate Reed trying to track down a serial killer, and all the clues point to another vampire.
Written by award-winning novelist Kim Newman, this is a brand-new edition, with additional 40,000 word never-before-seen novella, of the popular third installment of the Anno Dracula series, Dracula Cha Cha Cha.
Rome. 1959. Count Dracula is about to marry the Moldavian Princess Asa Vajda - his sixth wife. Journalist Kate Reed flies into the city to visit the ailing Charles Beauregard and his vampire companion Geneviève. Finding herself caught up in the mystery of the Crimson Executioner who is bloodily dispatching vampire elders in the city, Kate discovers that she is not the only one on his trail...