I read this short story after seeing a very good adaptation of Carmilla at the DCA theater. The book adds a lot more detail than the stage production allows for and is very good. A classic Gothic vampire tale, which is even more interesting because the female characters are so strong. The main characters are Laura and Carmilla, two apparently young women. When it's revealed that Carmilla is actually a centuries old vampire who has been feasting on the young women in the area, Laura's family and friends must take action to save her life. The fact that this was written before Bram Stoker's Dracula was very interesting to me, since everyone has heard of Dracula, but this work has been largely forgotten.This is a short story, so it's a very quick read. I recommend it to anyone who likes classic horror stories and is looking for an entertaining and different take on the vampire genre.