The Sussex Vampire


Basic Information

Abbreviation: SUSS (J. F. Christ, 1947)
Word length: 5,999 (C. E. Lauterbach, 1960)
First published: Strand Magazine, January 1924; Hearst's International Magazine, January 1924

Redmond's Question

This tale seems to be unique in presenting a child as the criminal. Does it, together with the few other appearances of children in the Canon, suggest that the author held a less than rosy view of childhood and in fact subscribed to the doctrine of original sin?