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Beasts in Velvet (Warhammer) (The Vampire Genevieve #3)

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As a killer called "The Beast" stalks the Imperial capital of Altdorf, evidence points to members of the Imperial court. With the gruesome murders mounting, the disgraced watchman "Filthy" Harald Kleindeinst is reinstated for a single assignment: to stop the Beast's reign of terror and discover its true identity.
Mass Market Paperback, 256 pages
Published May 21st 2002 by Games Workshop (first published January 1st 1991)
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Justin
Aug 31, 2015 Justin rated it it was amazing
This is about the fourth time that I've read Beasts In Velvet, and it's still terrific with every re-reading. Veteran watchman "Filthy" Harald Kleindeinst, armed with his polished steel Magnin throwing knife, teams up with scryer Rosanna Ophuls, nobleman Baron Johann von Mecklenberg, and honest but rookie watchman Helmut Elsaesser, in order to hunt a serial killer murdering prostitutes on the foggy streets of Altdorf, capital of a fantasy version of the mediaeval Holy Roman Empire. Along the way ...more
Chip Hunter
Dec 30, 2016 Chip Hunter rated it liked it
This is a rather generic murder mystery set in the world of Warhammer fantasy. It is included as the third novel in the excellent The Vampire Genevieve omnibus, although it hardly involves Genevieve at all. The principle character is Johann von Mecklenburg, an aristocrat that we've met in previous books. The story involves Johann and a few other characters trying to solve the mystery behind a spree of gruesome murders. Suspicions are spread around a number of side characters, keeping the reader ...more
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Nov 04, 2008 Nate rated it really liked it
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Sebastien
Dec 13, 2011 Sebastien rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fan de fantasy et d'aventure
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Dans ma lancer de Drachenfels, j'ai tout de suite enchaîner avec ce que je considérait la suite de l'autre roman. En fait il y a un petit caméo qui ouvre sur la vrai suite de Drachenfels.

Même si ce n'est pas la suite, ce roman est carrément un petit bijoux. Jack Yeovil (ou Kim Newman de son vrai nom) aime reproduire les histoires d'horreur connu et les mettre à la saveur de Warhammer. Dans ce roman il traite de Jack L'Éventreur qu'il appel "The Beast". C'est avec un brochette très varié de perso
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Robert
Nov 10, 2014 Robert rated it liked it
A retelling of the Jack the Ripper legend against the backdrop of civil unrest and proletarian revolution in the Warhammer fantasy setting. For those not in the know, the setting supplements classic Tolkien fantasy elements (elves, dwarves, etc.) with a gritty sensibility suffused with weird magic, and the struggle of order against encroaching chaos.

Briskly paced, and the setting (the capital city of the Empire) really comes alive.
JM
Jul 23, 2014 JM rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another entertaining yarn from Kim Newman under his Jack Yeovil pen name. This one's pretty much a variation of a Jack the Ripper story set in the Warhammer fantasy universe, though I got a kick out of the Dirty Harry references as well. Always thought Warhammer Fantasy wasn't that interesting, but Newman's tales are always pretty good. Genevieve isn't as important to the plot as in Drachenfels or Genevieve Undead, so if you're expecting her to be the main character be warned that she isn't.
JM
Jul 23, 2014 JM rated it really liked it
Another entertaining yarn from Kim Newman under his Jack Yeovil pen name. This one's pretty much a variation of a Jack the Ripper story set in the Warhammer fantasy universe, though I got a kick out of the Dirty Harry references as well. Always thought Warhammer Fantasy wasn't that interesting, but Newman's tales are always pretty good.
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"Jack Yeovil" is a pseudonym used by author Kim Newman.

Newman's pseudonymous novels, as Jack Yeovil, play elegant games with genre cliche--perhaps the best of these is the sword-and-sorcery novel Drachenfels which takes the prescribed formulae of the games company to whose bible it was written and make them over entirely into a Kim Newman novel.
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