Inspired by the notes DRACULAs 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 abbeys 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 Stokers original Dracula is out now, by Steve Moffat and Mark Gatiss – the team behind Sherlock . . .