Genre: Horror
About the Book

Being the Heretofore Secret History of that Unique Individual the Artful Dodger, Hunter of Vampyres

Trade Paperback (July 2014)
Brilliance Audio
Audio edition (July 2014)

You are, no doubt, familiar with Oliver Twist. London in his day was dark and dreary, and with good reason. It was infested with vampires.Yes, while Mr. Dickens left out the small fact that several of the characters in Oliver Twist were actually vampires, this new work will show the reader the dark reality.

In Artful, best-selling author Peter David tells the story of an older and somewhat wiser Dodger, who has escaped the fate related by Mr. Dickens and continues his less-than-honest dealings in the backstreets of London. But when he sees a young boy about to be kidnapped, he takes action, only to find himself thrust into a battle between the world’s greatest vampire hunter and the most powerful vampire in London for the control of the British Monarchy, all of Britannia, and therefore, the world.

About the Author
Peter David

Peter David is a prolific author whose career, and continued popularity, spans nearly two decades. He has worked in every conceivable medium—television, film, books (fiction, nonfiction, and audio), short stories, and comic books—and has acquired followings in all of them.


His notable comic book work includes an award-winning 12-year run on The Incredible Hulk, as well as runs on Aquaman, Young Justice, Supergirl, X-Factor, and Fallen Angel.


His Star Trek work includes both comic books and novels such as Imzadi, and co-creating the New Frontier series. His other novels include film adaptations, media tie-ins, and original works, such as the Apropos of Nothing and Knight Life series. His television work includes series such as Babylon 5, Young Justice, Ben 10: Alien Force and Nickelodeon’s Space Cases, which he co-created with Bill Mumy.


David has earned multiple awards for his work, including a 1992 Eisner Award, a 1993 Wizard Fan Award, a 1996 Haxtur Award, a 2007 Julie Award and a 2011 GLAAD Media Award.

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