Each Man Kills

Cover image for


Author: Victoria Glad
Published: 1951
Language: English
Wordcount: 7,659 / 28 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.3
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 3,623
Added to site: 2007.11.04
mnybks.net#: 18850

From Weird Tales March, 1951.

Show Excerpt

Now that it's all over, it seems like a bad dream. But when I look at Maria's picture on my desk, I realize it couldn't have been a dream. Actually, it was only six months ago that I sat at this same desk, looking at her picture, wondering what could have happened to her. It had been six weeks since there had been any word from her, and she had promised to write as soon as she arrived in Europe. Considering that my future rested in her small hands, I had every right to be apprehensive.

We had grown up together, had lost our folks within a few years of each other and had been fond of each other the way kids are apt to be. Then the change came: It seemed I loved her, and she was still just "fond" of me. During our early college days I sort of let things ride, but once we went on to graduate school, I began to crowd her.

The next thing I knew, she had signed up with a student tour destined for Central Europe, and told me she would give me my answer when she returned. I had to be content with that, but couldn't help worrying. Maria was a strange girl--withdrawn, dreamy and soft-hearted. Knowing the section she was going to, I was inclined to be uneasy, since it is the realm of gypsies, fortune tellers and the like. It is also the birthplace of many strange legends, and Maria claimed to be strongly psychic. As a matter of fact, she had foretold one or two things which were probably coincidental, like the death of our parents, an


Average Rating of 3.3 from 3 reviews: ****
Paulo Respighi

The childhood friend of Maria proposes to her, and she flees to Europe to make up her mind. When he doesn't hear from her, he takes the first direct flight to Transylvania.
A slightly different take on vampirism, in that everybody is American. The writing is good, good characterizations, but don't expect horror so much as a slightly mysterious, sad, story.

kathy dow

It was a very interesting book


A supernatural love triangle, involving two college friends.

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Each Man Kills by Victoria Glad - Free eBook

Rise of The Iron Eagle

The Iron Eagle Series Book 1
Roy A. Teel Jr.

Is The Iron Eagle a psychotic serial killer?Read more

Cover image for Each Man Kills by Victoria Glad - Free eBook


True Alpha 1
Alisa Woods

Shifters in Seattle – Desired (True Alpha 1) Ne... Read more

Cover image for Each Man Kills by Victoria Glad - Free eBook

Open Minds

Mindjack Saga Book 1
Susan Kaye Quinn

When everyone reads minds, a secret is a danger... Read more

Cover image for Each Man Kills by Victoria Glad - Free eBook

XGeneration 1

You Don't Know Me (XGeneration Series)
Brad Magnarella

In the fall of 1984, Cold War tensions between... Read more

Cover image for Each Man Kills by Victoria Glad - Free eBook

Drive, Ride, Repeat

The Mostly-True Account of a Cross-Country Car and Bicycle Adventure
Al Macy

Author Al Macy is a character and a tightwad wi... Read more

Cover image for Each Man Kills by Victoria Glad - Free eBook

I Bring the Fire

Part I: Wolves (A Loki Story)
C. Gockel

In the middle of America, Amy Lewis is on her way... Read more

login | register

User ID


reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

by Théophile Gautier
The Call of Cthulhu
by H. P. Lovecraft
The Best Ghost Stories
by Various Authors
At the Mountains of Madness
by H.P. Lovecraft
by Bram Stoker
The Invisible Man
by H.G. Wells
Grimms' Fairy Tales
by The Grimm Brothers
Collected Works of Poe
by Edgar Allan Poe
by Franz Kafka

See more popular titles from this genre.