1995 novel by Kim Newman
Anno Dracula: The Bloody Red Baron, or simply The Bloody Red Baron, is a 1995 alternate history/horror novel by British author Kim Newman. It is the second book in the Anno Dracula series and takes place during the Great War, 30 years after the first novel.
The book takes place during World War I and explores the Diogenes Club's efforts to investigate Germany's attempt to make powerful, undead fliers. Heading up the German operations are the likes of Rotwang, Doctor Caligari and Doctor Mabuse. One of their more successful efforts is an undead flier known as the Red Baron. The story also features Edgar Allan Poe as a vampire writer assigned to ghostwrite the Red Baron's autobiography.
The book is set in an alternate history universe in which Professor Van Helsing failed in his efforts to kill Count Dracula. This resulted in a vampire proliferation across the world. The book combines a large number of historical and fictional characters, as did its predecessor, Anno Dracula, and pays tribute to a great many World War I movies and novels.
The novel features numerous characters from other media, including TV and movies, as well as published novels and short stories. Some are directly named, while others are described. The following list is far from complete.
- "Red" Albright - Captain Midnight radio show
- Kent Allard - The Shadow series by Walter B. Gibson
- James "Jim" Apperson - From the 1925 film The Big Parade
- Doctor Arrowsmith - Arrowsmith, novel by Sinclair Lewis
- Ashenden - Ashenden: Or the British Agent, novel by W. Somerset Maugham
- Jake Barnes — The Sun Also Rises, novel by Ernest Hemingway
- Eddie Bartlett — The Roaring Twenties film
- James Bigglesworth — From the Biggles series by W. E. Johns
- Lady Jennifer Buckingham — Doctor Who serial The War Games
- Jerry Dandridge — Fright Night film
- Clifford Chatterley — Lady Chatterley's Lover, novel by D. H. Lawrence
- Caleb Croft - Grave of the Vampire (or "Seed of Terror") film
- Courtney - The Dawn Patrol (1930 film)
- Tom Cundall — Winged Victory, novel by Victor Maslin Yeates
- Sergeant Dravot - The Man Who Would Be King by Rudyard Kipling
- Bulldog Drummond - the works of H. C. McNeile
- Augustus "Gussie" Fink-Nottle- the Bertie Wooster series by P. G. Wodehouse.
- James Gatz (Jay Gatsby) - The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Private Charles Godfrey - From the TV series Dad's Army' '(referred to as "the Quaker stretcher-bearer, Godfrey")
- Mina Harker - Dracula by Bram Stoker
- Ginger Hebblethwaite — From the Biggles series by W. E. Johns
- Mycroft Holmes - From the works of Arthur Conan Doyle
- Sherlock Holmes - From the works of Arthur Conan Doyle
- Nick Knight - From the TV series Forever Knight
- Kostaki — From The Pale Lady by Alexandre Dumas, père
- Algernon "Algy" Lacey — From the Biggles series by W. E. Johns
- Bertie Lissie — From the Biggles series by W. E. Johns; an upper-class character who wears a monocle, utters clichéd expressions, and bears some resemblance to P. G. Wodehouse's Bertie Wooster.
- Cary Lockwood - From the 1931 film, The Last Flight
- Lt. Col. Andrew Blodgett "Monk" Mayfair - One of Doc Savage's five assistants
- General Mireau — From the movie Paths of Glory
- Doctor Moreau - From the novel The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells
- Ouran- From the 1932 film Island of Lost Souls
- Roger Penderel - From the 1927 novel Benighted by J.B. Priestley
- Kate Reed — A character from Dracula who was cut from the final novel
- Lord Ruthven - From the short story The Vampyre by Dr. John William Polidori
- Severin — From the film Near Dark
- George Sherston - From the Sherston trilogy by Siegfried Sassoon
- Count Sinestre - From the film Devils of Darkness
- Captain Elliot Spencer — The original identity of Pinhead from the movie Hellraiser
- Simon Templar - From The Saint novels and TV series.
- Tietjens - Probably Christopher Tietjens from "Parade's End" by Ford Maddox Ford
- Dr. Thorndyke - From the novels of R. Austin Freeman
- Isolde - From the French film, "Le frisson des vampires"
- Jedediah Leland - From Orson Welles's Citizen Kane
- Herbert West - From the short story "Herbert West–Reanimator" by H. P. Lovecraft
- Lord Peter Wimsey - From the Peter Wimsey novels of Dorothy L. Sayers (referred to as "the second son of the Duke of Denver")
- Wilson - From the Biggles series of books
- Clive Wynne-Candy - From the film, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp.