There's blood on the bayou tonight--and every night--in Louisiana Vampires, a ghoulish gumbo of vampire tales set in the Creole state. In stories whose settings range from Baton Rouge to New Orleans, and from Spanish moss-draped swamps to historic mansions of the Crescent City's Garden District, the undead emerge at moonrise, prowl darkened streets and byways, and slake their bloodthirsts on tourists and locals alike.
Mardi-Gras and mausoleums. Bougainvillea and voodoo queens. Cajun culture, gris-gris, and all that jazz. The sights, sounds, and colorful history of Louisiana accent these tales by thirteen top horror writers whose vampires embody the hot pulse and piquant character of the state.
Evoking the gentility and magic we associate with Louisiana, Louisiana Vampires is a sanguinary celebration of southern supernaturalism. Let the blood times roll!
|Publisher:||Fall River Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Lawrence Schimel has written and edited more than one hundred novels, short story collections, books of poetry, and anthologies, including Vampire Stories from the American South and Vampire Stories from New England.
Martin H. Greenberg is a pre-eminent anthologist of horror, fantasy, mystery, and science fiction with more than one thousand books to his credit.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
While this is not the best Louisiana Vampire story I've ever read, the collection of shorts has some promise. There are a few stories you'll wish were longer, and some that you wish weren't there. A quick read, but not as entertaining as I would have hoped. It was in the aisle along with "Vampire Stories from the American South," which was a hard book to get through. Louisiana Vampires will be entertaining for you if you go in with moderate expectations and an opennes to short-stories that have a variety of angles.