For an unusual take on the vampire story, why not give Anthony Burns‘ new novel, Lucille and the Healers, a go. Set in the 1920s, the story follows a young girl, Lucille, as she is introduced to the world of the vampires, and to the group of scientists who are determined to “heal” the world of this disease, while at the same time performing experiments to produce the ultimate military weapon.
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London, 1929 – It isn’t easy being a fashionable flapper and emulating your silver screen heroines when you live in a poky East End terrace with your poor, widowed mother, your over-achieving sister, and such disreputable and drunken lodgers as you can find to help pay the bills, as sixteen-year-old Lucy “Lucille” Kitson can testify. However, their newest lodger – a young writer from the jazzy metropolis of New York – is far more to her liking, and it’s only a shame that he has to be concealing a secret that makes him a marked man, and endangers all who befriend him.
Pulled inexorably into a dark supernatural world, and into an even darker scientific one, Lucy Kitson finds her priorities and her survival equally challenged – hard lessons that she must endure if she is to help put an end to the “Healers”, their murderous nocturnal predations, and their sinister designs that threaten the lives and souls of thousands.