Carl would die horribly from the terminal illness that afflicts him if he had not mastered a way to transfer his death to others. Each time his symptoms return, Carl once again passes his illness and death to yet another beautiful woman he has seduced. Beverly, his latest victim, refuses to die without attaining vengeance, even if it means using Megan, an innocent young woman, who happens to be Carl's new lover.
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Drawn to the Grave won the International Horror Guild Award and was a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award. The original short story, "The Hyacinth Girl", appeared in The Year's Best Horror Stories XXI, edited by Karl Edward Wagner.
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