Monday, October 26, 2020

Dracula's Ghost - Charles R. Rutledge

DRACULA'S GHOST is a worthy sequel to DRACULA'S REVENGE, the first book in this excellent series by Charles R. Rutledge. Once again, police detective Jennifer Grail and occult detective Carter Decamp team up to tackle an eldritch menace, as well as Romanian gangsters. This short novel is a very effective combination of horror fiction and police procedural. I especially like the way that Grail keeps discovering so-called fictional monsters have a basis in reality. Rutledge does an excellent job of balancing these elements. I've really enjoyed the first two books in this series and look forward to seeing where Rutledge goes with it from here. Highly recommended.


Jerry House said...

With a name like Carter Decamp I would expect Conan to show up at some point.

James Reasoner said...

Well, not Conan, but there are a few mentions of Rutledge's character Kharnn, who bears some similarities to Conan.

Adventuresfantastic said...

Both of those are excellent. I'm holding out for Varney in the next book.