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The Bloody Red Baron
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First edition
AuthorKim Newman
Cover artistTony Greco
CountryUnited States
SeriesAnno Dracula series
GenreAlternate history, horror
PublisherCarroll & Graf
Publication date
Media typePrint (hardback & paperback)
Pages358 (hardback)
813/.54 20
LC ClassPR6064.E9277 B57 1995
Preceded byAnno Dracula 
Followed byDracula Cha Cha Cha 

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.

Central Powers

Fictional references

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