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UNDERWOOD, JAN

 

Day Shift Werewolf  (Arsenal Pulp, 2006.)

 

                Satire about working werewolves.

 

UPDIKE, JOHN

 

Witches of Eastwick, The  (Knopf, 1984, Franklin, 1984,  Crest, 1985.)

 

Three latterday witches practice their arts in a small New England town, blissfully ignoring the consequences until they fall under the spell of a charismatic new man in town, a man who might be Satan himself.  Sexy, often funny, this was a bestselling novel and led to a successful major film as well.

 

UPFIELD, ARTHUR W.  (See also collaboration which follows.)

 

Bone Is Pointed, The  (?, 1947, Scribners, 1974.)

 

                A Napoleon Bonaparte murder mystery set in Australia.  The local aborigines use supernatural mental powers to make the detective terminally ill so that he cannot solve a murder.

 

UPFIELD, ARTHUR W. & PRICE, J.L. @ STRANGE, DOROTHY

 

Lake Frome Monster, The  (Heinemann, 1966, Pan, 1969.)

 

                A Napoleon Bonaparte mystery which involves the use of actual aboriginal magic to endanger a man's life.

 

UPTON, MARK  (Pseudonym of Lawrence Sanders.)

 

Dark Summer  (Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1979, Pocket, 1980.  Sphere, 1989, as by Lawrence Sanders.)

 

                The new woman in town seems at first to be every man's desire, catering to their every physical and psychological need. But there is something uncanny about her as well, the way she always knows the right thing to do, the way everyone falls under her spell, as if some magical agent were responsible.

 

UPTON, SMYTH

 

Last of the Vampires, The  (Columbian Press, 1845.)

 

                ?

 

URBANCIK, JOHN

 

Game of Colors, A  (Yard Dog, 2001.)

 

                Short story chapbook about a witch.

 

Wings of the Butterfly  (Bad Moon, 2007.)

 

 A brutal werewolf pack leader is challenged by a newcomer.

 

USHER, GRAY  (See collaborations which follow.)

 

USHER, GRAY & USHER, SHAWN

 

Festival of Fiends  (Bailey & Swinfen, 1986.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Graveyard Companion, The  (Bailey & Swinfen, 1975.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

USHER, SHAWN  (See collaborations with Gray Usher.)

 

VAIL, MICHELE

 

Undeadly  (Harlequin, 2012.)

 

A teen brings her dead boyfriend back to life.

 

VALDEMI, MARIA

 

Demon Lover, The  (Tor, 1981.)

 

                A man possessed by a demon falls in love with a woman who is consumed with emotion that she drives the unholy powers from his body.  More of a romance than a horror novel.

 

VALENTINE, MARK

 

In Violet Veils, and Other Tales of the Connoisseur  (Tartarus, 1999.)

 

                Collection of related stories.

 

VANCE, STEVE

 

Abyss, The  (Leisure, 1989.)

 

 The house had a reputation of being haunted, but the truth was far worse.  Those who entered put their very lives in danger in this tale of a gas that transforms human bodies into something else.  A handful of sinister and occasionally confusing subplots.

 

Hybrid, The  (Tower, 1981.)

 

                 The Claytons adopt a young boy to fill a void in their lives, unaware of the fact that he has a longstanding hatred of the human race, and the power to do something about it.  He is one of a secret race of inhuman beings living concealed among the rest of us, and without the restraints of his own kind.

 

Hyde Effect, The  (Leisure, 1986.)

 

                Southern California is the setting for this werewolf novel in which a normal man is transformed into a hideous beast.  A dangerous scientific experiment has gone terrifying awry in this rationalized version of the usual supernatural explanation.

 

Shapes (Leisure, 1991.)

 

                Another take on the werewolf theme, with a shapeshifter hunted by a disparate group of people who find their destiny and that of the creature inextricably intertwined.

 

Spooks  (Soho Press, 1989, Berkley, 1991.)

 

                A somewhat contrived thriller in which a mysterious girl is believed to be hiding some horrible disfigurement, and perhaps concealing as well a variety of supernatural powers.

 

VAN DER ELST, VIOLET

 

Brain Master, The  (Van Der Elst, 1946.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Death of the Vampire Baroness  (Van Der Elst, 1945.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Mummy Comes to Life, The  (Van Der Elst, 1945.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Satanic Power, The  (Van Der Elst, 1945.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Secret Power, The  (Van Der Elst, 1945.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Strange Doctor and Other Mystic Stories, The  (Van Der Elst, 1945.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Torture Chamber and Some Other Stories, The  (Dodge, 1937.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

VAN DIEPEN, ALLISON

 

Vampire Stalker, The  (Point, 2011.)

 

A vampire and vampire hunter from a series of novels become real.

 

VAN DRUTEN, JOHN

 

Bell, Book and Candle  (Bantam, 1958.  Originally published as a play in 1951.)

 

This is the original play from which a fine film was subsequently made.  It deals with modern witchcraft and the difficulties a woman has when she magically compels a man to love her, and then wishes she had let it come about naturally.  A romantic fantasy despite the supernatural elements.

 

VANE, NORMAN THADDEUS

 

Exorcism of Angela Gray, The  (Belmont Tower, 1974.)

 

A rather pedestrian tale of demonic possession and the various attempts to free the host of its supernatural parasite.

 

VAN HORNE, HOLLIE

 

Speak of the Dead  (Time Travelers, 2000.)

 

                A writer who can communicate with the dead tries to convince the police that the death of her agent was not an accident.

 

VAN LOWE, E.

 

Boyfriend from Hell (2011)

 

Earth Angel (2013)

 

Falling (2014)

 

Heaven Sent (2012)

 

Never Slow Dance with a Zombie  (Tor, 2009.)

 

Zombies overrun a school.

 

VAN OVER, RAYMOND

 

Monsters You Never Heard Of  (Tempo, 1983, Berkley Pacer, 1988.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories, for younger readers.

 

Purgatory’s Gate  (Jove, 2007.)

 

                A cult prepares for the birth of the Antichrist.

 

Twelfth Child, The  (Pinnacle, 1990.)

 

                Twelve children are born, each of whom seems perfectly normal, although all of the mothers died during delivery.  They are actually blood drinking creatures of Satan, although no one actually believes that until it is dramatically appropriate for them to do so.  An inquisitive doctor discovers the nature of the supernatural invasion in time to thwart its planned outcome.

 

Whisper  (Zebra, 1991.)

 

                A dead dog is revived by American Indian magic, but it possesses a new personality.  It is no longer man's best friend but rather an instrument of supernatural retribution.  Yet another Indian shaman strikes back at the usurper.

 

VAN VOGT, A.E. & HULL, EDITH MAYNE

 

Out of the Unknown  (FPCI, 1948, New English Library, 1970.  Powell, 1969, Sidgwick & Jackson, 1970, with slightly different contents as The Sea Thing and Other Stories.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Sea Thing and Other Stories, The  (See Out of the Unknown.)

 

VAN YOUNG, ADRIAN

 

Shadows in Summerland (Chizine, 2016.)

 

Fake and genuine clairvoyants.

 

VARDEMAN, ROBERT E.

 

Death Channels  (Avon, 1992.)

 

Peter Thorne #3.

 

                A dead friend appears to be communicating from beyond the grave.  But was it really an accident, and is she really dead?

 

Resonance of Blood  (Avon, 1992.)

 

Peter Thorne #1.

 

                Thorne is a psychometrist, able to deduce information by touching objects related to events.  Reluctantly he allows the police to use his talents to solve crimes, chiefly murders.

 

Screaming Knife, The  (Avon, 1992.)

 

Peter Thorne #2.

 

                A psychic investigator finds himself caught up in the investigation of a series of murders.  The killer is unwilling to sit around and wait for the clairvoyant to identify him.

 

VARGO, TIM

 

Unbound  (Willowgate, 2003.)

 

                A man with a troubled past is pursued by a menacing supernatural force that invades his dreams.

 

VAUGHAN, RALPH E.

 

Sherlock Holmes & the Terror Out of Time  (Gryphon, 2002.)

 

                Sherlock Holmes and Professor Challenger team up when evidence indicates that Cthulhu and his minions are on the verge of returning to the world.

 

VAUGHN, CARRIE  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand  (Grand Central, 2008.)

 

Kitty #5.

 

A benevolent werewolf uncovers a plot among Las Vegas vampires.

 

Kitty and the Midnight Hour  (Aspect, 2005.)

 

Kitty #1.

 

                A benevolent female werewolf has a series of adventures.

 

Kitty and the Silver Bullet  (Grand Central, 2008.)

 

Kitty #4.

 

War between werewolf clans threatens the entire supernatural community.

 

Kitty Goes to War (Tor, 2010.)

 

Kitty #8.

 

Kitty has to deal with three werewolves who are suffering from shell shock among other difficulties.

 

Kitty Goes to Washington  (Warner, 2006.)

 

Kitty #2.

 

                A werewolf disc jockey goes to Washington to testify on the subject of supernatural citizens.

 

Kitty Raises Hell  (Grand Central, 2009.)

 

Kitty #6.

 

Some unseen force begins attacking members of a clan of werewolves.


Kitty's Greatest Hits  (Tor, 2011.)

 

Kitty #9.

 

Collection of related stories.

 

Kitty's House of Horrors (Grand Central, 2010.)

 

Kitty #7.

 

Members of a supernatural reality show begin dying.

 

Kitty Rocks the House  (Tor, 2013.)

 

Kitty #11.

 

Werewolves vs vampires.

 

Kitty Saves the World (Tor, 2015.)

 

Kitty #12.

 

War against evil vampires.

 

Kitty Steals the Show  (Tor, 2012.)

 

Kitty #10.

 

Kitty discovers secrets about the werewolf community.

 

Kitty Takes a Holiday  (Aspect, 2007.)

 

Kitty #3.

 

                A woman exposed as a werewolf decides to write her memoirs but is menaced by a werewolf hunter.

 

Low Midnight (Tor, 2014.)

 

Kitty #

 

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VAUGHN, EVELYN  (Pseudonym of Yvonne Jocks.)

 

Something Wicked  (Silhouette, 2006.)

 

                An angry woman curses a man who wrongs her.

 

VELDE, VIVIAN VANDE

 

All Hallows’ Eve  (Harcourt, 2006.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Being Dead  (Harcourt, 2001.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Companions of the Night  (Harcourt Brace, 1995.)

 

                A teenager runs into trouble with vampires.

 

Curses, Inc  (Dell Laurel, 1998, Magic Carpet, 2007.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

VELEY, CHARLES

 

Children of the Dark  (Doubleday, 1979, Ballantine, 1980.)

 

                Adults begin to die in ever growing numbers as an aura of evil spreads through the younger population, turning children into part of a mass consciousness that strikes out against the adult world.

 

Night Whispers  (Doubleday, 1980, Ballantine, 1981.)

 

A prestigious hospital is the setting for the tale of a charismatic man who doesn't seem to be entirely human, who leads a group of people in forbidden practices through the power of his hypnotic abilities and the use of drugs. 

 

Play to Live  (Dell, 1982.)

 

The drive to be part of a team on the playing field takes on a new meaning when the young protagonist of this novel makes the local squad, only to discover that his fellow players all seem to share a secret closed to him, and all seem as well to be peculiarly dominated by the coach.

 

VENABLES, HUBERT

 

Frankenstein Diaries, The  (Viking, 1980.)

 

A Frankenstein novel.

 

                ?

 

VENABLES, TOBY

 

Viking Dead  (Abaddon, 2011.0

 

A Tomes of the Dead novel.

 

Vikings battle zombies.

 

VERDE, CAMPO  (Pseudonym of Irving Greenfield, whom see.)

 

Succubus  (Manor, 1970.  This novel was reprinted under Greenfield's own name later.  See entry under that listing for plot description.)

 

VERNON, STEVE

 

Hard Road  (Gray Friar, 2007.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Long Horn, Big Shaggy  (Demonic Clown, 2004.)

 

                Old style western with zombies.

 

VICTOR, CINDY

 

Covenant with Death  (Charter, 1989.)

 

                Nora and her children are supernaturally linked through time with another family who lived in Salem at the time of the witch trials.  The evil legacy of that long ago age has remained dormant until the present, and now may claim her family as its first victims in the new age.

 

VIEHL, LYNN  (Writes SF as S.L. Viehl.)

 

Dark Need  (Signet Eclipse, 2006.)

 

Darkyn #3.

 

                A vampire romance.

 

Dreamveil  (Onyx, 2010.)

 

Kindred #2.

 

Vampire romance.

 

Evermore  (Signet, 2008.)

 

Darkyn #6.

 

Vampire romance.

 

If Angels Burn  (Signet Eclipse, 2005.)

 

Darkyn #1.

 

                ?

 

Nightborn  (Signet, 2012.)

 

Darkyn

 

Vampire romance.

 

Nightbound (Signet, 2013.)

 

Darkyn

 

Vampire romance.

 

Nightbred  (Signet, 2012.)

 

Darkyn

 

Vampire romance.

 

Night Lost (Signet, 2007.)

 

Darkyn #4.

 

Vampire romance.

 

Private Demon  (Signet Eclipse, 2005.)

 

Darkyn #2.

 

                A woman with a vampire lover gets caught in an ancient rivalry.

 

Shadowlight (Onyx, 2009.)

 

Kindred #1.

 

Vampire romance.

 

Stay the Night  (Onyx, 2009.)

 

Darkyn #7.

 

Vampire romance.

 

Twilight Fall  (Onyx, 2008.)

 

Darkyn #5.

 

Vampires.

 

VIGLIANTE, MARY

 

Source of Evil   (?, 1980.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Worship the Night  (Tower, 1982.)

 

A woman freshly freed from the brutal domination of an overbearing mother finds herself easy prey for a demonic force that compels her to greater and greater excesses as it strives to cross openly from the netherworld into our own.

 

VIGUIE, DEBBIE  (See collaborations with Nancy Holder.)

 

VILLIERS, MARGOT

 

Serpent of Lilith, The  (Pocket, 1976.)

 

 An intellectual woman who suddenly finds herself without a home attempts to find a new place in the world, only to discover that her heritage makes her sensitive to two contending spirits from the past, one good and one evil, both of which strive for control of her soul.

 

VINCENT, RACHEL

 

Stray, The  (Mira, 2007.)

 

Romance involving shapeshifters.

 

VINING, DAN

 

Next, The  (Berkley, 2006.)

 

Sailor #2.

 

                A man who drifts between the world of the living and the world of the dead pursues a mysterious woman.

 

Quick, The  (Jove, 2004.)

 

Sailor #1.

 

                A detective discovers that not everyone prowling the city streets at night is human.

 

VIPONT, ELFRIDA  (Pseudonym of Elfrida Vipont Foulds.)

 

Ghosts’ High Noon  (Walck, 1967.)

 

                A ghost story.

 

Terror by Night  (Hamish Hamilton, 1968.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

VISCOSI, JAMES

 

Flock of Crows Is Called a Murder, A  (DarkTales, 2002.)

 

                Village politics become violent when supernatural crows arrive as portents of evil.

 

VIVELO, JACKIE

 

Chills in the Night  (DK Ink, 1997.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Chills Run Down My Spine  (DK Ink, 1996.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

VIVIAN, E. CHARLES  (See also Jack Mann.)

 

City of Wonder  (Moffett Yard, 1923, Hutchinson, 1923, Centaur, 1973.)

 

An interesting lost race novel which features an ancient land hidden in the Pacific, and a city guarded by ghosts, as well as more monstrous things.  Fantastic adventure rather with horrific elements.

 

VON BELKOM, EDO  (Also writes SF as Evan Hollander.)

 

Death Drives a Semi  (Out of This World, 2000,Quarry, 2001.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Martyrs  (Design Image Group, 2001.)

 

                An expedition to the site of an Indian massacre in Canada leads to the revelations that it was not Indians but actually demons who were responsible.

 

Scream Queen  (Pinnacle, 2003.)

 

                A reality show in a haunted house turns violent when real ghosts are wakened.

 

Six Inch Spikes  (DarkTales, 2001.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Teeth  (Meisha Merlin, 2001.)

 

                A police detective tracks down a serial killer who uses vaginal teeth to bite off the sex organs of her male victims.

 

Wyrm Wolf  (Harper, 1995.)

 

A World of Darkness novel.

 

Werewolves are living secretly among us, but obeying rules that prevent them from preying on humans.  But when a renegade begins killing indiscreetly, the protagonist assumes his wolfish shape and sets out to track him down.

 

VON ALLMEN, STEWART

 

Conspicuous Consumption  (Harper, 1995.)

 

A World of Darkness novel.

 

A handful of young werewolves must help a legendary hero defeat their ancient enemy, the Wyrm.

 

VORNHOLT, JOHN

 

Coyote Moon  (Archway, 1997.)

 

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #3.

 

                A mysterious carnival actually harbors a pack of were-coyotes who begin stalking local townspeople until Buffy gets on their case, aided by her usual group of friends.

 

Seven Crows  (Simon Pulse, 2003.)

 

A Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel.

 

                Buffy and Angel both ride to the rescue when Riley Finn uncovers a smuggling chain run by vampires.

 

Tale of the Ghost Riders, The  (Minstrel, 1996.)

 

Not seen. 

 

VORSE, MARY HEATON

 

Sinister Romance  (Ash-Tree, 2002.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.