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99 Coffins: A Historical Vampire Tale

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Publisher Comments:

Laura Caxton vowed never to face them again. The horror of what the vampires did is too close, the wounds too fresh. But when Jameson Arkeley, broken and barely recognizable, comes to her with an unfathomable, unholy discovery, her resolve crumbles.

Arkeley leads Caxton to a tomb in Gettysburg recently excavated by a local archaeology professor. While the town, with its legendary role in the Civil War's worst battle, is no stranger to cemeteries, this one is remarkably, eerily different. In it lie 100 coffins — 99 of them occupied by vampires, who, luckily, are missing their hearts. But one of the coffins is empty and smashed to pieces.

Who is the missing vampire? Does he have access to the 99 hearts that, if placed back in the bodies of their owners, could reanimate an entire bloodthirsty army? How did the vampires end up there, undisturbed and undiscovered for 150 years? The answer lies in Civil War documents that contain sinister secrets about the newly found coffins — secrets that Laura Caxton is about to uncover as she is thrown into a deadly, gruesome mission of saving an entire town from a mass invasion of the undead....

Review:

"Vampires and mortals fight a modern battle of Gettysburg in vampire hunter Laura Caxton's gore-soaked second outing (after 2007's 13 Bullets). When a college archeological dig uncovers a cache of Civil War — era coffins, each containing a corpse minus heart, grizzled detective Jameson Arkeley recognizes these remains as evidence of a forgotten Union vampire corps and immediately summons Caxton. Before the two can unravel the historical mystery, someone reanimates one of the vampires, setting the stage for the full vampire army to rise and resume its unfulfilled mission. Wellington keeps the pace brisk, alternating action-packed chapters set in the present with chapters cast credibly in the form of extracts from period journals, letters and dispatches that gradually reveal the origin and intent of the vampire regiment and its enigmatic leader, Alva Griest. The taut narrative never slackens, providing thrilling entertainment for readers who like their horror raw and bloody." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"This action-adventure will certainly keep readers' attention, but the graphic violence will limit its appeal to the unsqueamish." Library Journal

Synopsis:

Six months have passed since Laura Caxton nearly died at the hands of a pack of vicious vampires. Now, shes being called to a recently unearthed tomb holding the skeletons of 99 vampires — and one coffin that is ominously empty — when she realizes theres no rest for the weary.

About the Author

David Wellington is the author of 13 Bullets and the Monster Island trilogy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307381712
Author:
Wellington, David
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press (CA)
Subject:
General
Subject:
Vampires
Subject:
Women detectives
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
Horror fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Horror
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20071231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8 x 5.19 x 0.62 in 0.5 lb

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Product details 304 pages Three Rivers Press (CA) - English 9780307381712 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Vampires and mortals fight a modern battle of Gettysburg in vampire hunter Laura Caxton's gore-soaked second outing (after 2007's 13 Bullets). When a college archeological dig uncovers a cache of Civil War — era coffins, each containing a corpse minus heart, grizzled detective Jameson Arkeley recognizes these remains as evidence of a forgotten Union vampire corps and immediately summons Caxton. Before the two can unravel the historical mystery, someone reanimates one of the vampires, setting the stage for the full vampire army to rise and resume its unfulfilled mission. Wellington keeps the pace brisk, alternating action-packed chapters set in the present with chapters cast credibly in the form of extracts from period journals, letters and dispatches that gradually reveal the origin and intent of the vampire regiment and its enigmatic leader, Alva Griest. The taut narrative never slackens, providing thrilling entertainment for readers who like their horror raw and bloody." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "This action-adventure will certainly keep readers' attention, but the graphic violence will limit its appeal to the unsqueamish."
"Synopsis" by , Six months have passed since Laura Caxton nearly died at the hands of a pack of vicious vampires. Now, shes being called to a recently unearthed tomb holding the skeletons of 99 vampires — and one coffin that is ominously empty — when she realizes theres no rest for the weary.
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