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Cover of The Gripsholm Mystery, by Jens Kuhn.

The Gripsholm Mystery is a novel written by Jens Kuhn. Within this novel, Antonia Correlli, the focus of the story, is described as a Succubus Vampire in that she gains energy from feeding on the emotions of others.


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Book Details

  • Title: The Gripsholm Mystery
  • Author: Jens Kuhn
  • Format: Softcover
  • Pages: 224
  • Publisher: lulu.com
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1446119491
  • ISBN-13: 978-1446119495
  • Release Date: October 5, 2010



Book Synopsis

Antonia Correlli has lived for 600 years. She's a vampire with special abilities which let her live amongst humans undetected. For the most part. In 1915 the First World War is raging through Europe and new, frightful weapons bring suffering and pain to the men who fight it. While using her cunning and her magic on a hospital ship in the Mediterranean Antonia discovers mysterious things aboard. And she develops dangerous feelings for her captain. Solving the mystery, she discovers once again that humans can't be trusted and that immortality has its price.


Book Review

The following book review is from the Amazon.com link in the External Links below:


  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great read
  • Reviewed On: January 6, 2011
  • Reviewed By: Tracytid


This book made a welcome change from all the other vampire books around at the moment, it offers an alternative view of what it is to be a vampire. Antonia Correlli isn't like any other vampire, she has empathy and insight and has certain abilities which she has honed over 600 years, that enable her to live as a human being. In this story she is working as a nurse on a hospital ship in the Mediterranean in the First World War. Jens Kuhn describes her in a way that makes the reader understand, and even forgive, the way she uses humans. She not only feeds from them but does it in a way that they enjoy, and even crave, yet she also uses her powers to heal. She discovers a mystery on board the ship and it is while she's investigating this mystery that she develops feelings for the mysterious captain of the ship who isn't as he seems. Jens Kuhn combines history and magic and adventure, the result of which is a very good read. I look forward to reading about Antonia's many other adventures.

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