Review: “The Case of the Blue Man” by G. W. Thomas
Another enjoyable installment in Thomas’ Athenodorian series.
The year is 1953.
Baron von Klarnstein visits England and the estate of the late scholar Roland Carruthers. Dead dogs, drained of blood, have shown up after Carruthers’ death. Strange claws have been found. Local tongues say the Blue Man, a local vampire, is back. Carruthers’ great-nephew, inheritor of the estate, is understandably nervous.
The Baron’s powers of deduction are as keen as always. This time he has the help of his granddaughter, Boadicea, every bit as interested in weapons as her mother. (Readers of the earlier The Case of the Phantom Legion will be understandably curious as to how Boadicea came to be.)
Not quite as enjoyable, because of its short length, as the earlier story, this was still an entertaining installment in a series I hope Thomas will continue.