Inspired by the notes DRACULA’s creator left behind Dracul is a riveting heart-stoppingly scary novel of Gothic suspense . . . ‘Scary as hell. Gothic as decay’ Josh Malerman 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 22-year-old Bram Stoker has locked himself inside an abbey’s tower to face off against 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 proven true. BBC adaptation of Bram Stoker’s original Dracula is out now by Steve Moffat and Mark Gatiss – the team behind Sherlock . . .