Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Review: Fu Man Chu’s Vampire

Review: Fu Man Chu’s Vampire

Fu Man Chu’s Vampire
by Guido Henkel
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 437 KB
Publisher: Thunder Peak Publishing (February 16, 2012)
ASIN: B007ALCW4O
Product description:
When ordinary measures are no longer enough, criminal mastermind Fu Man Chu is making use of a supernatural henchman to get his way. Soon, Scotland Yard is confronted with a series of unexplainable deaths that unsettle Victorian London, and Inspector Lestrade turns to occult detective Jason Dark and Siu Lin for help.
But as they look into the case, little do the ghost hunters suspect that the evil crime lord has already made them the vampire’s next target!
Filled with enough mystery, drama and suspenseful action to transport you to the sinister streets of gaslit London, your encounter with the extraordinary awaits as a new nightmare emerges and an old nemesis returns.

My thoughts:

“Refill the incense [...] And kill the dog as well!”

One of literature’s best uber-villains makes his return in Guido Henkel’s “Fu Man Chu’s Vampire”. If you haven’t heard of Fu Manchu, I can’t suggest a better introduction to the villain than this ebook.

I guess that I would have to call “Fu Man Chu’s Vampire” a gothic, Neo-Victorian, roller coaster ride. It’s an entertaining story pausing only long enough to add mood and atmosphere. Henkel even gives a hat-tip to steampunk with gadgets like the “telepathy blocker”.

In you are a fan of foreign horror movies, you will love the Chinese hopping vampire. Some of those old movies are simply priceless, and I highly recommend watching a few. Henkel breathed life into a great monster.

Nice touch with locations like Tottenham Court Road tube station.

All in all, I highly recommend “Fu Man Chu’s Vampire”. It’s a great story and a very good bang for the buck.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author Guido Henkel. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”