What is the secret of the house at Highgate?
The house that has long had a reputation for being haunted , many have seen the lady in green who dances in the grounds , usually as darkness falls and the wind whistles shrieking through the eaves.
Only Anton Krieger knows the secret of... read more
In 1969', Anton Krieger witnessed his best friend savaged by a vampire. Now, over 40years later, Anton has become obsessed with telling the world that vampires exist, they live and work among us. His obsession has led him to be institutionalised more than once. He is married to Victoria a... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
In 1969', Anton Krieger witnessed his best friend savaged by a vampire. Now, over 40years later, Anton has become obsessed with telling the world that vampires exist, they live and work among us. His obsession has led him to be institutionalised more than once. He is married to Victoria a psychiatrist. They have a 22 year old daughter, Cassie. The Kriegers live in Highgate, where Cassie persuades her father to let her have his flat. Her father writes about vampires, and his agent Richard Steele hopes to marry Cassie. But Cassie doesn't love Richard. And when she meets the enigmatic John-Byron Sarony, she falls in love with him ,little knowing that he is a vampire. William Sefton, who recruited Sarony in 1941, engineers the unsuspecting Sarony to introduce himself to Cassie, because Sefton, aware that Krieger's knowledge is dangerous to them, wants nothing better than for Cassie to become a vampire. But Sarony falls in love with her, and with so much anguish in his life from all the people he has killed, he doesn't want her to be the same way.
With so many bodies, drained of blood, abounding in the Highgate area, and D.I Caywood is called to investigate . Naturally Krieger wants to help him. He knows whose behind it, and he knows William Sefton, who has also powers of hypnotism and the occult. But Caywood isn't all he seems, and he tells Krieger that he knows about the old house in Highgate. It's the vampires base. The house that was once lived in in Victorian times by Lizzie, now 150 years old, and driven mad by time and loneliness. The story unfolds when Cassie is taken to the old house in Highgate. Caywood and Krieger arrive. But Caywood is the Old One, the original vampire, a demon from hell. Only Sarony destroy his own kind to save the woman he loves. But why does Lizzie have portraits of Sarony in the house, even though they have never met?When Sarony tosses a lit candleabra into the rotted hangings in the great hall of the house where the vampires are assembled, and the Old One appears, the house catches fire and the vampires scream in dying agony. Krieger, Cassie and Sarony escape, only to discover that Victoria has become a vampire. Only the man who loves her can destroy her.
“From William Sefton: "Oh, I can never get used to those contraptions. It took me years to know how a telephone works". (Referring to a mobile phone)Anton Krieger: "He wasn't aware of me, and it wouldn't have been difficult to have driven a stake into that evil black heart of his".”From William Sefton
“"No one has to know things about someone to want them do they?"”Cassie Krieger:
“"There's a girl in my bed. She's dead, and I think I killed her. Her throat's half ripped out. You know how fuckin' hard Iv'e tried to stop myself from doing this."”Sarony:
“"I knew Mr Dickens personally. He was a sarcastic old sod."”Lizzie:
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