The Flesh, the Blood, & the Fire

[The Flesh, the Blood, & the Fire Cover]
"[A] powerful, dark, even harsh, horror novel of vampires and serial murder in Depression-era Cleveland."
—Locus

The Flesh, the Blood, & the Fire
by S. A. Swiniarski
  DAW Books Inc., 1998
  364pp, $5.99
  ISBN: 0886778794
  DAW Collector's Number: 1091

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  Blood & Rust

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  The Flesh, the Blood, & the Fire


In the last days of Summer 1934 the lower half of a female torso washes up on the shores of Euclid Beach Park in Cleveland, Ohio. Those remains are the beginning of Detective Stefan Ryzard’s descent into Hell.

In the years that follow the discovery, headlines proclaim the efforts of Safety Director Eliot Ness’ hunt for the soon-infamous “Torso Killer.” And while the police are persuing a psychopath who’s leaving a trail of dismembered corpses behind him, Stefan Ryzard is trapped in a hunt for somone— something— much darker. . . .

And finding the truth might cost him his soul.

Note:This novel is now published as part of the Blood & Rust omnibus.