This horror short story has a slightly different take on the vampire theme. Kind of reads like a Twilight Zone episode, especially the ending. The writing's a bit overblown, but it's still good for some mindless entertainment.
I was disappointed in part three ( of three) of this gothic sensation novel. Alot of the plot in this volume was padded with meaningless dialogue by "colorful" country characters. ( The unending country sayings used by these characters were quite annoying.) After jumping ahead in time eleven years, the plot goes from dragging to speedily wrapped up, with a happy ending for most of the characters. This is not Le Fanu's best book.
Excellent novella about a man's scheme to get hold of a long-dead poet's papers from an elderly woman and her niece. Publishing the papers would bring the man much acclaim, so he concocts a plan to rent rooms in the woman's crumbling Venetian villa while disguising his true purpose from her. He plans to befriend the women, getting them to show him the papers. This story has lots of suspense, along with great character development and wonderful descriptions of Venice. Recommended.
Good contemporary SF horror story. Three astronauts discover a derelict space freighter. As they enter it to look for survivors, they find a mystery. This short story held my attention until the end. Suspenseful and creepy.