Books by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

A professional writer for more than thirty years, Yarbro has sold over seventy books, more than sixty works of short fiction, and more than two dozen essays and reviews. She also composes serious music. Her first professional writing in 1961-2, was as a p


NIGHT PILGRIMS by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 30, 2013

"No fangs, capes, hissing or bats: just a wise immortal moved by vast pity."
The latest entry in Yarbro's impressive historical fantasy cycle, each independently intelligible, about the saintly vampire Count Saint-Germain (Commedia Della Morte, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >
NIGHT BLOOMING by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 22, 2002

"Yarbro's meticulously researched historical backdrops blend seamlessly into, and considerably enhance, her accounts of the vampire's endless, lonely, brave existence."
Another episode in the career of Yarbro's saintly vampire, Rakoczy (A Feast in Exile, 2001, etc.), here known as the Comes Santus Germainius. Read full book review >
A FEAST IN EXILE by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"The Wheel turns for all of us."
Richly researched 14th volume in the Ragoczy, Count Saint-Germain, vampire historicals, begun in the deep mists of publishing with Hotel Transylvania (1978), though the Count himself is perhaps 5,000 years old, having been apparently 3,000 years old in the 4th century of Blood Roses (1998) and 3,500 years undead in the 6th century (Come Twilight, 2000). Read full book review >
COME TWILIGHT by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Yarbro makes good use of historical detail, even though few readers will spare much sympathy for the willful, vengeful heroine."
Another episode in the career of Yarbro's saintly vampire, the Count Saint-Germain (Communion Blood, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >
COMMUNION BLOOD by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
THRILLERS
Released: Oct. 6, 1999

"Another impeccably researched, fully engaging episode in the Count's lengthy undeath."
Another difficult venture for Yarbro's saintly vampire, the Count Saint-Germain (Blood Roses, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >
BLOOD ROSES by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 1998

"An absorbing account, bringing history to rich and resonant life."
Another adventure for Ragoczy, the Count Saint-Germain, Yarbro's 3000-year-old saintly vampire. Read full book review >
WRIT IN BLOOD by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1997

"Readers hooked on Lestat would do well to investigate Saint- Germain: He's altogether different yet at least as complex and satisfying."
 Another outing (Mansions of Darkness, 1996, etc.) for Yarbro's ancient and well-traveled vampire, Ragoczy, the Count Saint- Germain—the ``saint'' component of his name is no coincidence. Read full book review >
MONET'S GHOST by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 1997

"Yarbro tosses out many intriguing ideas and dwells on none for long; the playful proposition—that an art-lover can put herself into the paintings, literally as well as figuratively—may lure readers in, but will not hold them. (b&w illustrations) (Fiction. 11-13)"
 Monet's Ghost (151 pp.; $17.00; Jun. 1, 1997; 0-689-80732-5): More fantasy from Yarbro (for adults, Writ in Blood, p. 686, etc.), this time about a teenager who transports herself inside Monet's Water Lilies. Read full book review >
MANSIONS OF DARKNESS by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"His historical range is much wider than Lestat's- -although, perhaps because of this particular cultural milieu and its inescapable implications, somewhat predictable."
 An addition to Yarbro's noteworthy series about the immortal vampire Count Saint-Germain (Better in the Dark, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >
BETTER IN THE DARK by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"Slower and with less narrative momentum than Darker Jewels, but still inviting: Yarbro stints nothing on historical verisimilitude."
 Another of Yarbro's tales of the vampire Count Saint-Germain (Darker Jewels, p. 104, etc.). Read full book review >
DARKER JEWELS by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
THRILLERS
Released: April 1, 1993

"Overall: dense, intermittently absorbing, less than fully satisfying."
 Another of Yarbro's historical fantasy novels about the immortal vampire Count Saint-Germain (Out of the House of Life, 1990, etc.). Read full book review >