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Stoker's Wilde West

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"Suggest to fans of paranormal alternative history featuring well-drawn characters and strong world building, such as Molly Tanzer’s Creatures series, Robert McCammon’s I Travel by Night series, or The Hunger by Alma Katsu." — Booklist

Longlisted for The Guardian's Not the Booker Prize 2020.

Thinking they have put their monster-hunting days behind them, Oscar Wilde and Bram Stoker return to their normal lives. But when their old ally Robert Roosevelt and his nephew Teddy find a new nest of vampires, they are once again pulled into the world of the supernatural, this time in the American West. A train robbery by a band of vampire gunslingers sets off a series of events that puts Bram on the run, Oscar leading a rescue party and our heroes being pursued by an unstoppable vampire bounty hunter who rides a dead, reanimated horse.

FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launched in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.

Steven Hopstaken and Melissa Prusi were both born and raised in Michigan and met in a screenwriting class in college, where they bonded over a mutual love of science fiction. They live in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, and have sold two screenplays. This is their first novel.

Steven Hopstaken and Melissa Prusi were both born and raised in Michigan and met in a screenwriting class in college, where they bonded over a mutual love of science fiction. They live in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, and have sold two screenplays. This is their first novel.

"Suggest to fans of paranormal alternative history featuring well-drawn characters and strong world building, such as Molly Tanzer’s Creatures series, Robert McCammon’s I Travel by Night series, or The Hunger by Alma Katsu."

– Booklist

"Hopstaken and Prusi have done their homework and produced a pleasing period penny dreadful."

"Historical details and supernatural monsters abound, but it is the odd couple of Wilde and Stoker, with their diametrically opposed personalities and interesting quirks, that drives this story. Pass this volume on to readers who are hungry for more historical stories with a supernatural frame."

“A fun throwback to classic horror, playing off of Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, this tale stars fictionalized versions of both Stoker and Wilde, brought together through circumstance to hunt the undead throughout England [...] This husband-and-wife writing team offer a solid choice for fans of vampire lore and atmospheric, historical horror.”

“A piece of work that is more original and creative than any novel I have read in years.”

"Stoker's Wilde is immensely entertaining and engrossing...this novel was an utter delight." -

“I absolutely loved it, it's thrilling, exciting and funny as hell-it's a rollercoaster ride through Victorian values, secret societies and deep, dark secrets…there is nothing that I did not love about it! Roll on book 2!”

“This novel is a sweet mix of supernatural horror and Victorian social commentary [...] Very enjoyable read! A dash of the truth mixed with a bit of the fantastical smothered in a nice dose of classic monster horror -- very entertaining book!

"This is a must-read for Horror lovers.” -

“This story provides horror, adventure and humour throughout, the need to protect the human race against the evil plans that threaten them.”

"Stoker's Wilde West is an almost impossible novel to stop reading once you start it, full of surprises along the way, unexpected twists, and a cast as fearless as it is diverse. If this becomes a saga, I think we are going to enjoy it a lot."

– Tinta Nocturna

"In Stoker’s Wilde, we got our first taste of a fantastical alternate history and its peculiar characters. With Stoker’s Wilde West, Hopstaken & Prusi have taken this and developed it into a world that is vivid, encapsulating, and thoroughly enjoyable."

– The Unseen Library

"Stoker’s Wilde West is, quite simply, an addictive, clever and extremely fun horror adventure."

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