Kogoro receives a request from Daisuke Torakura, a novelist famous for vampire heros in the horror genre. He says he will explain everything at his Dracula-style villa. With Conan and Ran, Kogoro arrive at Dracula villa and Torakura appears and explains that he wants Kogoro to investigate his wife, Etsuko, for a possible extramartial affair... Tadokoro, the student, Doi, chief editor of the montly magazine, "Horror Times," and Hamura, a university researcher studying about the legend of Dracula all look suspicious. But that night, Torakura is found, stabbed to a cross with a plain wooden stake, as a pitiless corpse...!!