Title: The Vampire Vanishes
Author: Willis Hall
Page Count/Review Word Count: 204
This was an interesting read for me because I used to read these books as a kid, although I don’t ever remember reading this one. They’re kids’ books which follow the adventures of the vegetarian vampire Count Alucard, as he gets himself into all sorts of trouble when he’s only trying to live his death, as it were.
In this one, he comes to the UK and tries to track down his friend Henry, who happens to be just a kid, but of course not everything goes to plan. He ends up hiding out from immigration at a hotel where they’re hosting a bunch of conferences including a magician’s conference and a dog show. It sounds like the setup to a bad joke, but it’s actually a pretty good one.
Even though the books are kind of old these days, I think they still hold up well. It would have been easy for me to not have liked this one too much because it didn’t have the same nostalgia value, but I’m still glad I checked it out. I’ll read the others.