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The Vampyre of Moura (Moura #5)

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A TIMELESS EVIL WILL NOT REST UNTIL ANNE WICKLOW AND ALL SHE LOVES ARE DESTROYED...

When Anne Wicklow returned to Moura, the home she had shared with her late husband, it is as housekeeper for the mysterious Maitre Stavko and his daughter, Tyra. They have turned Moura into an academy for young ladies, girls innocent of the strange and terrifying events going on about them.

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Paperback, 265 pages
Published by Ace Books (first published 1970)
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Karla
It's 1821 and the widowed Anne Wicklow comes back to Moura at the behest of her cousin Kate, who is convinced that the two foreigners running a Girls' School at the decrepit old mansion are up to no good. However, when Anne arrives, Kate is of a totally different mind, especially about the Master, tall, dark and handsome Istvan Stavko. Anne thinks Kate is being a pants-chasing idiot like always, but decides to stick around and see if there's really nefarious goings-on going on.

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Jeremy
Jun 15, 2013 Jeremy rated it liked it
Gothic romances are nothing new to the modern reader. They are everywhere and have been for centuries. Coffman takes elements of the greats: Bronte, Stoker and Radcliffe to create an engaging read, if not always entirely authentic. This can be forgiven by the moments of genuine suspense and an air of atmospheric creepiness that rarely ceases. Looking forward to other Moura tales. Recommended.
Angela
Believe it or not, this is a gothic romance. It's one of the Moura series published in the late 1960's, and it's BAD BAD BAD. The one-star rating is for the quality of the writing, not necessarily because I didn't like it. I did like it, but only for the hilarity of the premise. It's worth reading for the camp factor. I have a suspicion this novel was inspired in part by "Dark Shadows."

At any rate, it generally follows the usual gothic plot line...a mysterious manor (actually, in this case, it's
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Virginia Edith Coffman aka Jeanne Duval, Diana Saunders, Victor Cross, Ann Stanfield, Virginia C. Du Vaul, Kay Cameron.

A native of San Francisco, Coffman contributed movie reviews to the Oakland Tribune from 1933-40. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1938 and was a movie and television script writer for Columbia, RKO, and other Hollywood studios in her early writing car
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