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Issue Details: First known date: 1993... 1993 Red Ambrosia
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'A vampire prepares to move on from his suburban haven, but first he has to cover his tracks by suicide' (Jason Nahrung, 'Vampires in the Sunburnt Country,' 2007, p.50).

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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Terror Australis: The Best of Australian Horror Leigh Blackmore (editor), Rydalmere : Hodder and Stoughton , 1993 Z188909 1993 anthology short story

    Anthology of Australian-written horror stories.

    Rydalmere : Hodder and Stoughton , 1993
    pg. 288-297
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Epiphanies of Blood : Tales of Desperation and Thirst Bill Congreve , Parramatta : MirrorDanse Books , 1998 Z395718 1998 selected work short story horror

    'These are stories of madness, the love of children, and terror that breaks through the calm of everyday life to reveal the shifting uncertainties that lie below. Reading Congreve's mutant vampire fiction you won't know whether to be terrified or delighted:

    A father pursues his errant son into the wilds of far north Queensland, chasing more than mere revenge; a vampire child murders her father in a small country town, and Father Luigi Calvino must discover why; a millionaire socialite kidnaps a girl child from the basement of a vampire's suburban home; a father hires a private investigator to find the body of his daughter, Cindy, on Sydney's mean streets, but Cindy is alive and much more than she seems; hack journalist Tony Masters is doublecrossed by his editor and consigned to Hell to interview Satan, endlessly, and there he meets a creature out of the worst nightmares of a Japanese B-grade monster movie producer; and a mother vampire struggles to feed and protect her children in Sydney's western suburbs.'

    [Sourcve: Amazon]

    Parramatta : MirrorDanse Books , 1998
    pg. 75-82
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