Darkness falls. The undead rise to feast on the succulent blood of the living. For years vampires have fascinated great writers of the occult such as De Maupassant, Count Stenbock, E Nesbit and EF Benson. This is The Story Circle's collection of some of their spine-chilling tales told by award-winning actors.
"Mostly a good collection of stories"
Hesketh Vernon Hesketh-Prichard (1876-1922) was a writer, explorer, adventurer, cricketer and marksman who made a significant contribution to sniping techniques in the British Army during the First World War. Hesketh-Prichard and his mother wrote together under the pseudonyms H. Heron and E. Heron. Together they created a series of stories around the character Flaxman Low, the first psychic detective of fiction.
A ghost story with a mysterious twist. Flaxman Low is summoned to Baelbrow, the ancestral home of the Swaffam family, to investigate a strange occurance. Although Baelbrow has long been known to be haunted, the family ghost had for centuries restricted itself to occasional rustlings on the stairs or sighs in the pantry. Suddenly the ghost has taken on a much more sinister and corporeal form. It lies in wait for people and attacks them viciously, leaving them unconscious and exhausted.