Kim Newman

Kim Newman, born 1959, is an English journalist, film critic, and fiction writer. Raised in Somerset he was educated at Dr. Morgan's Grammar School in Bridgwater. He studied English at the University of Sussex. He has won the Bram Stoker Award, the International Horror Guild Award, and the BSFA award.

Kim Newman books reviewed


  • The Night Mayor (1989)
    In the City, it's always two-thirty in the morning and raining. Truro Daine, alias the Night Mayor, has the power to assume any identity he chooses. He is the 21st century's Napoleon of crime and, against a film noir landscape, the Dreamers of genius must prevent him from entering their world.
  • Bad Dreams (1990)
    Anne Nielson finds that London is fast turning from a dream city into a nightmare, but things get much worse when she meets a monster who festers at the centre of his lucid dream, a creator and destroyer who can manipulate all that she experiences.
  • Jago (1991)
    In a tiny Somerset village dominated by a bizarre religious community, dreams and nightmares are beginning to come true. Creatures from local legend, science fiction and the dark side of man's mind prowl the town.
  • The Quorum (1994)
    A relocation of the Faust legend to contemporary London. The plot sweeps across the last 30 years, capturing the mood of each decade; from the Swinging Sixties to the materialism of the '80s, where the devil can run rampant and there are fates worse than death.
  • Back in the USSA (with Eugene Byrne, 1997)
  • Life's Lottery (1999)
    An adult role-playing novel where the reader can choose different narrative options which can result in very different plot resolutions, highlighting our existential lives, where seemingly small decisions have monumental consequences.
  • Time and Relative (2001)
    The harsh British winter of 1962/3 brings a big freeze that extends into June with no sign of letting up. And with it comes a new, far greater menace: terrifying icy creatures are stalking the streets, bringing death and destruction. The first Doctor and Susan, currently on Earth, are caught up in the crisis.
  • Professor Moriarty: The Hound of the D'Urbervilles (2011)
    Imagine the twisted evil twins of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson and you have the dangerous duo of Professor James Moriarty - wily, snake-like, fiercely intelligent, terrifyingly unpredictable - and Colonel Sebastian Basher Moran - violent, politically incorrect, debauched. Together they run London crime, owning police and criminals alike. When a certain Irene Adler turns up on their doorstep with a proposition, neither man is able to resist.

Anno Dracula series

  • Anno Dracula (1992)
    It is 1888 and Queen Victoria has remarried, taking as her new consort Vlad Tepes, the Wallachian Prince infamously known as Count Dracula. Peppered with familiar characters from Victorian history and fiction, the novel tells the story of vampire Geneviève Dieudonné and Charles Beauregard of the Diogenes Club as they strive to solve the mystery of the Ripper murders.
  • The Bloody Red Baron (1995)
    It is 1918 and Dracula is commander-in-chief of the armies of Germany and Austria-Hungary. The war of the great powers in Europe is also a war between the living and the dead. As ever the Diogenes Club is at the heart of British Intelligence and Charles Beauregard and his protegé Edwin Winthrop go head-to-head with the lethal vampire flying machine that is the Bloody Red Baron...
  • Dracula Cha Cha Cha (1998)
    Rome 1959. Along the Via Veneto, the living and the dead enjoy la dolce vita, as the vampires, intellectuals, conspirators, jet-setters and swindlers of Europe gather in an endless round of indulgence and gaiety, dancing giddily to the music of the Dracula Cha Cha Cha. The Vampire King, in Italian exile, is to be married to a Moldavian princess, and rumours circulate that his wedding will be the first move in a campaign to return him to his position as Lord of the Undead and a power in the world. In the eternal city, three corpses in the Fontana di Trevi lead three vampire women towards the destinies of their hearts. A flamboyant murderer stalks the elder vampires of the city, perhaps intent on wrecking the Royal Marriage; an undead British secret agent with a license to kill is swept up in a titanic conflict with the supernatural agents of SMERSH; a living American opportunist sees a way of surviving as a parasite upon the dead; and a creature older even than Count Dracula is awakened to decide the fates of lovers and monsters.
  • Johnny Alucard (2013)
    Fallen from grace and driven from the British Empire in previous instalments, Dracula seems long gone. A relic of the past. Yet, when vampire boy Johnny Alucard descends upon America, stalking the streets of New York and Hollywood, haunting the lives of the rich and famous, from Sid and Nancy to Andy Warhol, Orson Welles, and Francis Ford Coppola, sinking his fangs ever deeper into the zeitgeist of 1970s and 1980s America, it seems the past might not be dead after all...