by Charles L. Grant
Cover art and illustrations by R. J. Krupowicz
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Donald M. Grant, Publisher, West Kingston, RI, 1982; 207 pp.; limited to 2800 hardcover copies; First Trade Edition
The Soft Whisper of the Dead is a horror novel by Charles L. Grant. The book is the first volume of an internal trilogy which is part of Grant's Oxrun Station series. The novel concerns vampires in the Connecticut town of Oxrun Station, a suburb of New York. It is a region to be found on the same maps as Lovecraft's Arkham and King's Castle Rock. The Soft Whisper of the Dead is the first of the Oxrun tales to be placed in other than a contemporary setting. The first in the trilogy, it is the account of the evil Count Braslov's attempt to subjugate the Oxrun population to his vampiric will. This first novel is fraught with gas-light atmosphere, plucky women, a befuddled constabulary, and is filled with the excitement of the classic vampire tale.