Warren Z. Wolfe
Fictional Character
Three Men and...Stories
Fantasy Pastiche
Appearance(s): "Three Men and a Werewolf"
Type of Appearance: Direct
Nationality: United Kingdom
Species: Werewolf
Date of Death: 1890s
Cause of Death: Stabbed with silver

Warren Z. Wolfe was a werewolf who briefly hunted in the East End of London in the late 19th century. He killed at least one old woman the first night of the harvest moon.[1] However, he was confronted and killed in his wolf form the second night while he hunted in Limehouse. Wolfe's killers were three friends, J., George, and Harris, who'd come to Limehouse to eat lunch at a Chinese restaurant called Lee Ho Fook's.[2] Wolfe, a regular at Lee Ho Fook's, entered shortly after the three friends did, and ordered a big dish of beef chow mein. Lee Ho Fook greeted Wolfe as "Mr. Warren." Warren also gave Lee one of the restaurant's menus, which he said he'd found in Soho.[3]

The three friends took note of Wolfe. J. observed he had a perfect hairstyle, but that his suit seemed to have come from some distant time. Jerome privately concluded he would not have liked to have met the newcomer's tailor. During the meal, George noticed that Mr. Warren had hair in the palms of his hands. When J. joked that he probably practiced the "solitary vice" to excess, Harris vaguely hinted that something else likely afflicted him, but didn't elaborate. Mr. Warren finished and paid his bill, leaving behind a sizable tip.[4]

That night, Wolfe transformed and found likely prey, a woman. He was preparing to rip her lungs out when her cries drew the three friends. Upon seeing the three, he paused, giving Harris time to charge Wolfe and stab him with the silver ferrule of his umbrella, killing him. Wolfe reverted to his human form.[5] His death was subsequently marked as a robbery by the police.[6]

Literary comment[]

"Warren Z. Wolfe" is a namesake of Warren Zevon. His appearance and actions are borrowed from the lyrics of Zevon's song, "Werewolves of London".


  1. Some Time Later: Fantastic Voyages Through Alternate Worlds, pgs. 169, TPB.
  2. Ibid., pgs. 167-171
  3. Ibid., pg. 171.
  4. Ibid., pgs. 172-173.
  5. Ibid., pgs. 175-176.
  6. Ibid., pg. 177.