Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
The epistolary-style book is written as a biography of Abraham Lincoln, based on “secret diaries” kept by the 16th President and given to the author by a vampire named Henry Sturges.
When Abraham Lincoln was nine years old, his mother died from an ailment called the “milk sickness.” Only later did he learn that his mother’s deadly affliction was actually the work of a local vampire, seeking to collect on Abe’s father’s unfortunate debts.
When Abraham Lincoln discovered the true cause of her death, he wrote in his journal, “I shall become learned in all things – a master of mind and body. And this mastery shall have but one purpose.”
The purpose? Elimination of all vampires.
Over a century later, Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than one hundred and forty years. Using the journal as his guide and writing in the grand biographical style of Doris Kearns Goodwin and David McCullough, Grahame-Smith has reconstructed the true secret vampire-slaying life of President Lincoln.
“And I heard, as it were, the noise of thunder. I looked, and behold, it was Death, saying,
“Come and see.” And I saw… and Hell followed me. “
~Abraham Lincoln (from trailer)