Oscar Wilde and the Vampire Murders

Oscar Wilde and the Vampire Murders

A Mystery

By Gyles Brandreth

Touchstone Books, Paperback, 9781439153680, 366pp.

Publication Date: May 3, 2011


Oscar Wilde and the Vampire Murders opens in 1890, at a glamorous party hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Albemarle. All of London’s high society—including the Prince of Wales—are in attendance at what promises to be the event of the season. Yet Oscar Wilde is more interested in another party guest, Rex LaSalle, a young actor who claims to be a vampire.

But the entertaining evening ends in tragedy when the duchess is found murdered—with two tiny puncture marks on her throat. Desperate to avoid scandal and panic, the Prince asks Oscar and his friend Arthur Conan Doyle to investigate the crime. What they discover threatens to destroy the very heart of the royal family. Told through diary entries, newspaper clippings, telegrams, and letters, Oscar Wilde and the Vampire Murders is a richly atmospheric mystery that is sure to captivate and entertain.

About the Author
Gyles Brandreth is a British writer, broadcaster, and former member of Parliament and government whip, best known these days as a reporter on BBC1 s "The One Show." A veteran of British stage and TV, his previous works include six Victorian murder mysteries featuring Oscar Wilde as his detective, two volumes of diaries, and two royal biographies. He currently resides in the United Kingdom.