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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Primrose Path (1875)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dualitists (1887)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Snake's Pass (1890)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shoulder of Shasta (1895)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Watter's Mou' (1895)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dracula (1897)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miss Betty (1898)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery Of The Sea (1902)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Jewel of Seven Stars (1903)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man/The Gates of Life (1905)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lady Athlyne (1908)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lady of the Shroud (1909)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lair of the White Worm (1911)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lost Novels of Bram Stoker (With: ) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Powers of Darkness (With: ) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Crystal Cup (1872)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Chain Of Destiny (1875)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Castle of the King (1876)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Judge's House (1891)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crooken Sands (1894)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Burial of the Rats (1896)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dogma Dracula: A Graphical Adaptation (With: ) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Dream of Red Hands (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Under the Sunset (1881)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snowbound (1908)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dracula's Guest (1914)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bram Stoker Bedside Companion (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shades of Dracula (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Midnight Tales (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best Ghost and Horror Stories (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Judge's House and Other Weird Tales (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bram Stoker Horror Stories (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Duties of Clerks of Petty Sessions in Ireland (1879)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Personal Reminiscences of Henry Irving (1906)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Famous Impostors (1910)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Forgotten Writings of Bram Stoker (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Gothic Fantasy Books

Swords & Steam Short Stories (By:) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Science Fiction Short Stories (By:,,,,Beth Cato) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chilling Horror Short Stories (By:) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crime & Mystery Short Stories (By:,,,,,H.L. Fullerton,Nathan Hystad) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Swords & Steam Short Stories (By:Amanda C. Davis) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dystopia Utopia Short Stories (By:) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chilling Ghost Short Stories (By:,Amanda C. Davis) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder Mayhem Short Stories (By:,,,Kate Heartfield) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Endless Apocalypse Short Stories (By:) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Agents & Spies Short Stories (By:) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bram Stoker Horror Stories (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Robots & Artificial Intelligence Short Stories (By:) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lost Souls Short Stories (By:) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pirates & Ghosts Short Stories (By:) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alien Invasion Short Stories (By:) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
H.G. Wells Short Stories (By:) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Supernatural Horror Short Stories (By:) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Edgar Allan Poe Short Stories (By:Edgar Allan Poe) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Time Travel Short Stories (By:Kate Heartfield) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heroic Fantasy Short Stories (By:) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sherlock Holmes Short Stories (By:Arthur Conan Doyle) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lovecraft Short Stories (By:) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Celtic Myths & Tales: Epic Tales (By:) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mary Shelley Horror Stories (By:Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lost Worlds Short Stories (By:) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Dying Planet Short Stories: Epic Tales (By:) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
African Myths & Tales: Epic Tales (By:Marian Womack) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
American Gothic Short Stories (By:,,,Russell James) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haunted House Short Stories (By:) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Urban Crime Short Stories (By:) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cosy Crime Short Stories (By:,Amanda C. Davis) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of 100 Stories Books

100 Malicious Little Mysteries (By:Isaac Asimov,Martin Greenberg,,,,,John Lutz,Jack Ritchie,Bill Pronzini,,Barry N. Malzberg,Michael Gilbert,,Maxine O'Callaghan,,,Michael Kurland,,,,,,,,Lael Littke,,,,,,,Helen McCloy) (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100 Dastardly Little Detective Stories (By:Charles Dickens,Martin Greenberg,,Bill Pronzini,Jack London) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100 Ghastly Little Ghost Stories (By:Martin Greenberg,Al Sarrantonio,,,H.P. Lovecraft,Oscar Wilde,Steve Tem,Robert E. Weinberg) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories (By:Charles Dickens,Joe R. Lansdale,Edgar Allan Poe,Ed Gorman,,,,Richard Laymon,,Al Sarrantonio,Chet Williamson,Ruth Berman,,Richard T. Chizmar,Rudyard Kipling,Ramsey Campbell,Bill Pronzini,Nancy Holder,,H.P. Lovecraft,Mark Twain,Fritz Leiber,,Robert Sheckley,Barry N. Malzberg,Nathaniel Hawthorne,Washington Irving,,Steve Tem,,,E.F. Benson,,,,,David Drake,,,,James Gunn,,,,,Jerome K. Jerome) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100 Wild Little Weird Tales (With: Robert Bloch,Edgar Allan Poe,Martin Greenberg,,H.P. Lovecraft,Fritz Leiber,Lester del Rey,Murray Leinster,,Clark Ashton Smith,Manly Wade Wellman) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100 Creepy Little Creature Stories (By:Edgar Allan Poe,Martin Greenberg,Stefan R. Dziemianowicz,E.F. Benson,Robert E. Weinberg) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100 Crooked Little Crime Stories (By:Martin Greenberg,Edgar Wallace,,Alexandre Dumas) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100 Vicious Little Vampire Stories (By:Joe R. Lansdale,,Rick Hautala,,Martin Greenberg,David Niall Wilson,,Edward Bryant,Alan Brennert,Ramsey Campbell,Nina Kiriki Hoffman,Christie Golden,Nancy Holder,,Lawrence Watt-Evans,George Zebrowski,Yvonne Navarro,,,Stefan R. Dziemianowicz,,Steve Tem,,Wayne Allen Sallee,Karl Edward Wagner,John Gregory Betancourt,,,Will Murray,Robert E. Weinberg,,,Mike Ashley,,,,,,,,Tim Waggoner,Mark Kreighbaum,Brad Strickland,,Michael Skeet,Manly Wade Wellman,,Lawrence Schimel,Greg Cox,,David Drake,,Lois Tilton,,John Maclay,,,,,,,,Thomas Ligotti,,,Nancy Kilpatrick) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100 Wicked Little Witch Stories (By:Joe R. Lansdale,,Martin Greenberg,Ramsey Campbell,P.D. Cacek,Christie Golden,Nancy Holder,,,,Edo Van Belkom,,,Steve Tem,,,,Tom Piccirilli,Robert E. Weinberg,,,,,Mike Ashley,Clark Ashton Smith,,,Joe Meno,,,,,,,,,Tim Waggoner,,David Annandale,Mark Kreighbaum,,Brad Strickland,,,,,,Michael Skeet) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100 Astounding Little Alien Stories (By:Martin Greenberg,Bill Pronzini,Fritz Leiber,Philip K. Dick,Harry Harrison,,Robert E. Weinberg) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100 Fiendish Little Frightmares (By:Martin Greenberg,Lisa Tuttle,Ramsey Campbell,H.P. Lovecraft,,,Michael Marshall Smith,Poppy Brite,Thomas Ligotti) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100 Sneaky Little Sleuth Stories (By:Marcia Muller,Jon L. Breen,Martin Greenberg,,John Jakes,Chet Williamson,,Barry N. Malzberg,Stefan R. Dziemianowicz,,Michael Gilbert,Carolyn Wheat,Robert E. Weinberg,,,,C.J. Henderson,,H.R.F. Keating,Francis M. Nevins Jr.,,Shelley Singer) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100 Twisted Little Tales of Torment (By:Martin Greenberg,,,,Tanith Lee,Richard T. Chizmar,Garry Douglas Kilworth,Nina Kiriki Hoffman,John Shirley,Fritz Leiber,,,,Stefan R. Dziemianowicz,Steve Tem,,Karl Edward Wagner,,Lucy Taylor,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,John Galsworthy) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100 Menacing Little Murder Stories (By:Robert E. Weinberg,,,,Thomas Ligotti) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100 Hilarious Little Howlers (By:Martin Greenberg,Tim Lebbon) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crafty Cat Crimes (By:J.A. Jance,Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Ron Goulart,Larry Segriff,,Barbara Paul,Max Allan Collins,Lloyd Biggle Jr.,Jane Yolen,Bill Pronzini,,Stefan R. Dziemianowicz,,,Tracy Knight,Will Murray,Robert E. Weinberg,,Gene DeWeese,Dorothy Cannell,,,,,,,,,K.D. Wentworth) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100 Tiny Tales of Terror (By:Martin Greenberg,Stefan R. Dziemianowicz,Lucy Taylor,Robert E. Weinberg,Manly Wade Wellman) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Mammoth Book of... Books

The Mammoth Book of Terror (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Vampires (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Zombies (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Frankenstein (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Wolf Men / The Mammoth Book of Werewolves (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Dracula (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Vampire Stories by Women (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of 20th Century Science Fiction (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of 20th Century Science Fiction, Volume I (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of New Terror (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Monsters (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zombie Apocalypse! (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zombie Apocalypse! Fightback (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mammoth Books presents Messing With Your Head (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mammoth Books Presents The Unexpected (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mammoth Books presents That Haunted Feeling (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unexpected Encounters (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mammoth Books presents A Ghostly Gathering (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Clutch of Zombies (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lethal Legends (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mammoth Books presents Demonic Dreams (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mammoth Books presents Monsters in Our Midst (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mammoth Books presents More Than Human (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zombie Apocalypse! End Game (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Halloween Stories (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Nightmare Stories (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Folk Horror (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthology series.

Publication Order of Anthologies

The First Pan Book of Horror Stories(1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Human And Inhuman Stories(1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Everyman's Book of Classic Horror Stories(1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Midnight People(1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories(1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
11 Great Horror Stories(1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Undead(1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Summoned From The Tomb(1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Clutch of Vampires(1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christopher Lee's 'X' Certificate(1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vincent Price Presents the Price of Fear(1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Classic tales of horror(1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christopher Lee's New Chamber of Horrors(1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 12th Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories(1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Giant Book Of Horror Stories(1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 16th Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories(1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Realms of Darkness(1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales of the Dark(1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood and Roses(1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Sleep, Perchance to Dream...Nightmare(1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Masterpieces of Terror and the Unknown(1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thrillers(1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Puffin Book of Horror Stories(1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Great Irish Tales of Horror(1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Victorian and Edwardian Ghost Stories(1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Vampire Hunters' Casebook(1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secret City: Strange Tales of London(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vampires, Wine & Roses(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haunted Houses(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vampire and Werewolf Stories(1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Penguin Book of Irish Fiction(1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Into the Mummy's Tomb(2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beware! R.L. Stine Picks His Favourite Scary Stories(2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
H. P. Lovecraft's Book of the Supernatural(2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Creepy Archives, Vol. 1(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Footsteps of Dracula(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terrifying Ghosts Short Stories(2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Our Haunted Shores: Tales from the Coasts of the British Isles(2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker was an Irish horror-mystery writer best remembered for his influential novel Dracula. Some of Bram’s writings including Dracula’s Guest & Other Short Stories were published posthumously by his wife. Bram Stoker’s book Dracula has been adapted into films by the same name. The first adaptation was released in 1922 starring Max Schreck.

In his honor, the Horror Writers Association created Bram Stoker Award. Bram’s stories have been placed in different categories of melodrama, horror fiction and romanticized gothics. His books are also classified alongside other bestselling fiction books such as Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley.

The Primrose Path

The Primrose Path is Bram Stoker’s debut. The novel features Sarah D’Villez, a woman who escaped from her abductor as a teenager. The first section is titled “50 Years Before” and gives an account of past events that sets the tone for the evil lurking in the book. A deep family secret is out, and from it stems a series of events that significantly impact the people involved.

After her abduction, Sarah remained in her abductor’s hands for 11 days. During this time, she became the talk of the town, and her face would appear in every newspaper as her mother searched for her daughter. Seventeen years later, the abductor has served his time and is set to be released from prison. Sarah anticipates that the release will cause a stir, and she flees London and seeks refuge in rural Wales if only to escape the media attention. In Wales, she acquires a new identity and doesn’t tell anyone about her whereabouts or real identity.

Just when she is starting to settle in her new home, Sarah or Rachael, as she is now called, discovers someone stalking her. Whoever is watching her knows everything about her past. Her neighbor, a creepy farmer, is seriously interested in the young woman, and it is clear that he is not willing to take no for an answer. Aside from the stalking neighbor, there is also a string of murders in the neighboring town to worry about. Could the killing be connected to the event from her past? Has the man who one kidnapped her started unleashing his rogue justice?

The Primrose Path story is told from both Rachael’s and Rachael’s mother, Jennifer, point of view. There are exciting twists and turns that you will barely see coming. The characters are intriguing, and everyone has something they are trying to hide. Rachael is quite a marvel by herself, and her way with words is extraordinary. Her mother is nothing but lovable, and her dedication to protecting her daughter is admirable. While Idris has a not very good side, it is hard not to be sympathetic about his plight. The story will gradually reveal details about the Morgans, Dai as well as the friends that Rachael acquires along the way.

Aside from the characters, the writing is also exceptional. The narrative comes with a Welsh feel, and it helps that the mystery in the plot allows the readers to piece the story together. The book starts with a gentle pace, but things quickly speed up when dramatic twists and shocking revelations begin to emerge. The Primrose is a page-turner and a perfect read for horror-mystery lovers.

Dracula

Dracula is one of Bram Stoker’s most celebrated novels. It kicks off in a decaying castle, where Count Dracula lives and the strange things that happen to the people who find their way to this castle.

Dracula is on a mission to create as many vampires in Victorian London as possible. To complete his mission and quench his insatiable appetite for human blood, Dracula repeatedly attacks people turning them into leeches.

The people in and out of the castle are in shock, and the continued vampire attacks are making everyone look over their shoulders in fear. And to keep the vampire off, garlic is thrown everywhere, even though this does not seem to be working. While Dracula is the main character in this story, he is never out in the open. Always lurking in the shadows, it is understandable that people know so little about him.

The story also features Lucy and Mina, who have a lot going on in the domestic sphere. There is Jonathan, Mina’s male partner. Mina is not keen to conform to the gender norms in this period. Her relationship with Jonathan is sexless while it is easy to read romantic undertones in the relationship that Mina has with Lucy. For some strange reason, Dracula is fixated on Mina and Jonathan. Lucy is a sleepwalker, and because of this, she ends up becoming Dracula’s chew toy. It almost cost her life and was it not for all the people with compatible blood type in her circles.

The Dracula bite leaves Lucy with a mark that goes beyond the physical. Lucy, and later Mina’s dark side starts to emerge following the encounter with the blood-sucking monster. The other women are not spared either. Once bitten, their voices get throaty, and their pouty lips scare the hell out of the men around them. Fortunately, Van Helsing comes to the rescue just when Dracula is convinced that he has recruited enough minions to carry out his dirty deeds.
Dracula is a story with a gothic theme, a relentless pace, and a host of exciting characters. The story will make you reflect on the good and evil in the world as there are religious undertones included. Unlike your average novel, Dracula can be said to be a collection of papers, journals, and letters. The different viewpoints in the journals enhance the suspense, which is perfect for this genre.

Victorian horror is gripping because it reflects the social norms during those years. The social climate is repressed, and it is fantastic to have a feel of how far we have come both socially and in matters science. The vampire is characteristic of human nature, where an individual sucks the life of others. Unless such an individual is delivered, he continues to suck the life out of those around him.

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