Just watched the Law & Order: Criminal Intent episode "Collective" and I thought of this thread. The story included a lot of hobbyists, including a group of fans of a fictional book author, Carlotta Francis, and her trilogy about "Vampire Lord Fantomas" and "his merry band of vampires."
The books: Darkness Takes A Daughter, Blood Magnolias, and The Ripper's Mask. The author is obviously a take on Anne Rice, except Carlotta Francis writes during the 50s and commits suicide upon publication of her third book.
The books looked like interesting props. I wonder if anyone's made up the covers, or can provide HD scans of them? Wouldn't mind tweaking my Law & Order fan friends (or my vampire fan friends, for that matter!)
As far as I can tell, the book in the movie is an original like mine - the one I won was in pristine condition, and yes, it is the Doubleday 1965 edition, just like the one in your link.
I swear, the minute I think I "get" everything on the Internet, somebody comes along and pulls the carpet out from under me.Toban spirit guide?