Review by C.J. Bunce

Re-released in book stores last month was Kim Newman’s alternate history/fantasy/steampunk-esque novel Dracula Cha Cha Cha (formerly published as Judgment of Tears), book three of the Anno Dracula series originally released in 1998.  You need not read books one and two of the series to be able to fully dive into this incredible and bizarre parallel history story.  With vampire books taking up an entire wall at Barnes & Noble, it’s probably a good time for this dense and satisfying novel to be available again.  But what makes this even more relevant this year is that it is also an alternate history James Bond novel.  That’s right, James, here goes by the Scottish name for James, Hamish, as in Hamish Bond.  And Bond is still a spy, but he’s also a vampire, investigating Count Dracula in Rome in 1959.

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