J. D. Barker

Dracul
  • Dracul

  • 'Scary as hell. Gothic as decay' Josh Malerman

    'Reading Dracul is like watching a classic vampire film . . . a terrifying read' R. L. Stine

    Inspired by the notes DRACULA's creator left behind, Dracul is a riveting, heart-stoppingly scary novel of Gothic suspense . . .
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    Dracul reveals not only the true origins of Dracula himself, but also of his creator, Bram Stoker . . . and of the elusive, enigmatic woman who connects them.

    It is 1868, and a 21-year-old Bram Stoker has locked himself inside an abbey's tower to confront a vile and ungodly beast. He is armed with mirrors and crucifixes and holy water and a gun - and is kept company by a bottle of plum brandy. His fervent prayer is that he will survive this one night - a night that will prove to be the longest of his life . . .
    Desperate to leave a record of what he has witnessed, the young man scribbles out the events that brought him to this point - and tells an extraordinary tale of childhood illness, a mysterious nanny, and stories once thought to be fables now proved to be true.

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    What readers are saying:

    ***** 'Gripping . . . has you clinging to the pages white-knuckled'
    ***** 'This book oozed atmosphere . . . If you love classic, atmospheric, proper old school horror, read this book'
    ***** 'Packed full of suspense and horror to rival the Dracula story itself'

J. D. Barker was born and raised in Illinois and then moved to Florida where he gained a degree in business from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. As well as writing for music and pop culture magazines, including 25th Parallel, Seventeen and Teenbeat, he has been a ghost writer and book doctor. His acclaimed debut novel, Forsaken, was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award, while his second, The Fourth Monkey, has been an international success story. He lives with his family in Pennsylvania.


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