The Anno Dracula
series by Kim Newman
is set in an Alternate History
defeated Van Helsing's group of vampire hunters and conquered Britain, resulting in vampires coming out of the woodwork and becoming visible (if not always exactly accepted) members of society.
One of the features of the series is that it is a Massive Multiplayer Crossover
, with every significant vampire in fiction getting at least a mention or a cameo, along with an enormous number of other famous fictional characters who had not previously been associated with vampires. One of the main characters is Genevičve Dieudonné, this universe's version of the title character from Newman's Warhammer Fantasy
series The Vampire Genevieve
It consists of four novels and numerous short stories:
- Anno Dracula: 1888. Dracula rules England as Prince Consort. Jack the Ripper stalks vampire prostitutes in Whitechapel. Charles Beauregard, a (non-vampire) agent of the Diogenes Club, is sent to track the murderer down, and finds himself enmeshed in a plot to free England from Dracula's rule.
- The Bloody Red Baron: 1918. World War One devastates Europe. Vampires fight on both sides.
- Dracula Cha-Cha-Cha (alt. title Judgment of Tears): 1959. Every vampire who is anybody is flocking to Rome for Dracula's wedding, but there is a mysterious vampire killer on the loose.
- Johnny Alucard: 1976-1991. Incorporates several of the short stories below, then takes the action up to the early 90s. A vampire turned by Dracula comes to the United States with power on his mind.
- "Vampire Romance": 1923. A group of influential elder vampires meets in an isolated country house, and Genevieve Dieudonne attends at the behest of the Diogenes Club. Then the road washes out and somebody starts killing off the guests.
- "Aquarius": 1968. Kate Reed investigates a series of vampire-related murders in Swinging London.
- "Castle in the Desert": 1977. A private detective investigates the death of his ex-wife, found at the bottom of her swimming pool with an iron stake driven through her, and the disappearance of her daughter, last seen falling in with a crowd of vampire cultists.
- "Coppola's Dracula" 1976. Francis Ford Coppola is making the film for which he will always be remembered—an adaptation of Dracula starring Marlon Brando as Dracula and Martin Sheen as Jonathan Harker. The film crew is befriended by a young-looking vampire, who leaves with them when they return to America.
- "Andy Warhol's Dracula": 1978. Johnny Pop, the young-looking vampire who came to America with Coppola's film crew, finds his place in his new homeland, on his way to becoming the next Dracula. He becomes rich and socially successful, but risks losing it all when the many enemies he makes along the way join forces against him.
- "Who Dares Wins": 1980. The Romanian Embassy in London has been taken over by "freedom fighters" who want Transylvania to become a homeland for the undead.
- "The Other Side of Midnight": 1981. Orson Welles receives funding from a mysterious source to film the ultimate version of Dracula, and hires a private detective to find out why.
- "You Are the Wind Beneath My Wings": 1984. A covert mission using undead agents to unseat the Ceausescu regime in Romania.
Titan Books has all four books in print.
The Anno Dracula series provides examples of: