Department 19
D19 - Hardcover
Author Will Hill
Cover Artist  ?
Date Published March 1, 2011
No. of pages 540
Preceded by
The New Blood: 1919
Followed by
Department 19: The Rising
Release Order
Released after
Released before
Department 19: The Rising

Department 19 is the first book in the Department 19 series by Will Hill.


In a secret supernatural battle that's been raging for over a century, the stakes have just been raised – and they're not wooden anymore.


When Jamie Carpenter's mother is kidnapped by strange creatures, he finds himself dragged into Department 19, the government's most secret agency.

Fortunately for Jamie, Department 19 can provide the tools he needs to find his mother, and to kill the vampires who want him dead. But unfortunately for everyone, something much older is stirring, something even Department 19 can't stand up against… Jamie Carpenter's life will never be the same. His father is dead, his mother is missing, and he was just rescued by an enormous man named Frankenstein. Jamie is brought to Department 19, where he is pulled into a secret organization responsible for policing the supernatural, founded more than a century ago by Abraham Van Helsing and the other survivors of Dracula. Aided by Frankenstein's monster, a beautiful vampire girl with her own agenda, and the members of the agency, Jamie must attempt to save his mother from a terrifyingly powerful vampire.


detailed plot summary will follow

Prologue: Brenchley, Kent ‒ November 3, 2007



The Lyceum Incident: London, June 1892

Part I, Part II: June 3
Part III: June 4

You Reap What You Sow: Transylvania, June 1902

The City that Never Sleeps: New York, 1928/1929

Part I, Part II: December 31
Part III: January 1

The Beginning of the End: Budapest ‒ February 12, 2005

Epilogue I

Epilogue II


Prologue: Brenchley, Kent ‒ November 3, 2007

  1. Teenage Wasteland
  2. Sins of the Father
  3. Attack on Suburbia
  4. Search and Rescue
  5. Into the Darkness
  6. The Lyceum Incident ‒ Part I
  7. It's Hard to Breath with a Hand Around Your Throat
  8. The Lyceum Incident ‒ Part II
  9. A Hard Day's Night
  10. The Lyceum Incident ‒ Part III
  11. The Morning After
  12. A Crimson Kindness
  13. First Date
  14. Splinter Cell
  15. The School of Hard Knocks
  16. Every Boy's Dream
  17. The Black Sheep
  18. In the Mouth of Madness
  19. Blood and Letters
  20. The City that Never Sleeps ‒ Part I
  21. The Wrong Side of the Tracks
  22. The City that Never Sleeps ‒ Part II
  23. Round Two
  24. The City that Never Sleeps ‒ Part III
  1. He Was My Friend and I Loved Him
  2. The Beginning of the End
  3. Three's a Crowd
  4. All the Fun of the Fair
  5. A Calculated Risk
  6. Valhalla
  7. One Rule for Everyone
  8. Whose Side are You On?
  9. On the Way to the Gallows
  10. The Hunting Party
  11. You Reap What You Sow
  12. The Second Invasion of Lindisfarne
  13. At the Roof of the World
  14. Love Burns
  15. A Formal Invitation
  16. Breaking Point
  17. The Eastern Front
  18. Unholy Island
  19. The Stuff of Nightmares
  20. In the House of God
  21. The Truth Hurts
  22. Stand, and Be True
  23. The Human Heart is a Fragile Thing
  24. The End of the Tunnel

Epilogue I
Epilogue II

Opening quotes

I have been one acquainted with the night.
I have walked out in rain—and back in rain.
I have outwalked the furthest city light.

Robert Frost, Acquainted with the Night

We want no proofs. We ask none to believe us!

Abraham Van Helsing, Bram Stoker's Dracula


Department 19 members



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UK book trailer

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Department 19 by Will Hill book trailer video

US book trailer

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Will Hill Department 19 - Bastei Lübbe

German book trailer

"Die Zeiten ändern sich." ‒ "Times are changing."
"Die Jagd bleibt die Gleiche." ‒ "The hunt remains the same."



Department 19 series and files

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