Conan Doyle? Vampires? Oh, yeah
. I stumbled across this in Hastings' New Fiction section and just couldn't resist, especially since I had $45 in store credit burning a hole in my pocket.
"The American's Tale" -- A cowboy type in Old West Arizona runs afoul of a giant, man-eating plant. Rather a stretch to call this a vampire story, but it's a nice, pulpy yarn nonetheless. Interestingly, Conan Doyle chose to tell the story entirely in dialogue, mostly using the stylized dialogue of an uneducated American. At first, I kept hearing a Cockney accent in my head, but after a page or two started hearing Buddy Ebsen instead.