Dracula Returns

The year was 1883 In a south Romanian village, three men and a girl were gathered in an old crypt They watched fascinated as a wooden stake was driven through the heart of a long dead corpse With an inhuman cry, Count Dracula departed this world But the strange, unwinking eyes of a black cat watched their efforts derisively.In the year 1938, a young policeman on speciaThe year was 1883 In a south Romanian village, three men and a girl were gathered in an old crypt They watched fascinated as a wooden stake was driven through the heart of a long dead corpse With an inhuman cry, Count Dracula departed this world But the strange, unwinking eyes of a black cat watched their efforts derisively.In the year 1938, a young policeman on special duties was clubbed and thrown into the dark waters of New York s vicious dockland Miraculously he lived, but was condemned forever to a wheelchair His twisted thoughts turned to the occult This man s name was Damien Harmon A man selected for a terrible purposeTo bring the Master to life again, and to unleash his terror on unsuspecting twentieth century America Could the Professor turn his back on the call This is the first in a spine chilling series about THE RETURN OF DRACULA.Cover illustration Bruce Pennington
Dracula Returns The year was In a south Romanian village three men and a girl were gathered in an old crypt They watched fascinated as a wooden stake was driven through the heart of a long dead corpse With an i

  • Title: Dracula Returns
  • Author: Robert Lory
  • ISBN: 9780450016738
  • Page: 476
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Dracula Returns”

    1. Now we know the truthDracula actually came from Atlantis, having escaped from the doomed continent with his servant Ktara who appears often as a black cat. Ktara very conveniently left behind a series of poem chronicling their lives and escape. Since then, the "Count" has appeared in various civilizations on various continents though the one most remembered is his Transylvanian incarnation.This series of novels centers around Professor Damien Harmon's encounters with the Count. A boy genius hire [...]

    2. These books can be a bit of a hassle to find. I lucked out, one of my local used bookstores had a pile of them for sale at a pretty good price, so I snapped them up. I'm glad I did.The first book in the series isn't so much a horror novel as it is an adventure novel. A criminologist who has been put in a wheelchair by thugs seeks to resurrect Count Dracula for mysterious reasons. He is helped by a beefy cop, and a witch who shape shifts into a cat. There is a lot of fun to be had here. Clocking [...]

    3. Goofy, pulpy fun that sets up the rest of this '70s series. This is as wild as Wolfman's Tomb of Dracula (published by Marvel around the same time) and even has its own wheelchair-bound protagonist. The premise: Dracula is a hell of a lot older than we imagine and constantly reanimated through the ages with the help of his familiar. Professor Harmon & his friend/aide Cameron Sanchez are chosen to raise him this time. They accept the nomination in order to keep him from being loose and/or in [...]

    4. I read this in the 1970s and thought I'd see how it stood the passing of time and it actually did very well. Though certainly not Bram Stoker [several nods are given to him] the story is a solid little tale setting the reader up for more to come. I find myself looking forward to them. If this was a movie it would be considered a popcorn movie- appealing to the masses for an enjoyable afternoon or evening of (almost) mindless entertainment. Mind you- I mean that as a compliment.

    5. This is a pulp-style tale based on a silly premise. Dracula doesn’t receive sufficient page time and in character is a poor comparison to the original. Nevertheless, there’s a sufficient fun here to carry the reader through to the end of what is (sensibly) a very short novel.

    6. When a young genius is hired by the NY police dept as a consultant, he disobeys orders and goes into the field. This excursion ends with his being so injured he ends up paraplegic. He's also dismissed from the force for disobeying orders. Fast-forward to the 1960's when Professor Damien Harmon is now trying to discover if the power of his mind can restore the use of his useless legs. When he encounters a beautiful but mysterious young woman who sends him on an even more mysterious quest to Trans [...]

    7. Boy oh boy, is this a silly book, or what? A crippled criminologist with more money than God, Professor Harmon, decides to bring Dracula back to life -- this time with an implant near his heart that contains a sharp toothpick. If Drac won't obey, then Professor Harmon will use his telekinetic powers to disable Drac by activating the toothpick.This book has everything people wanted back in the 1970's. Psychic powers, flashbacks to Tenochtitlan, a being from Atlantis (Drac's faithful servant, the [...]

    8. Taken at face value (pulpy, rather cheesy early 70s vampire fun), this was a really good book. It's got a relatively interesting premise, and some enjoyable far-fetched action; I particularly liked the knowing words of the mob boss at the end. At least 8 Dracula novels by the same author followed this one, and I'm looking forward to reading them. A quick, enjoyable read.

    9. This book is so fucking ridiculous. How can you not fall in love with Dracula being forced to solve crimes by a psychic?

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