Richard Dalby (1949-2017) was a professional author, bibliographer, researcher and bookdealer, specializing in supernatural fiction. His previous anthologies included 'The Sorceress in Stained Glass' (1971), 'The Best Ghost Stories of H. Russell Wakefield' (1978) and 'Dracula's Brood' (1987). He also published 'Bram Stoker: A Bibliography of First Editions' (1983).
Brian J. Frost is widely regarded as one of the world's leading authorities on vintage weird fiction. He first became interested in vampires after reading Bram Stoker's Dracula while in his teens, and in 1989 published the first full-scale survey of vampire fiction, The Monster with a Thousand Faces: Guises of the Vampires in Myth and Literature. A talented artist, Brian specialises in fantasy and macabre illustrations, one of which appears as the frontispiece of this volume.