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A Talented Man

ISBN: 9781473682719
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In the vein of Sarah Waters and Patricia Highsmith, a master forger 'discovers' a sequel to Bram Stoker's Dracula ... and will stop at nothing to claim his prize.
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IN THE VEIN OF PATRICIA HIGHSMITH, A MASTER FORGER DISCOVERS THE LOST SEQUEL TO BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA ...

January 1938. Disillusioned author Ellis Spender lives with his mother in a large, decaying house in Hampstead. Since the death of his father, the once-celebrated society painter Sir Sidney Spender, the family fortune has dwindled to nothing.

When his uncle Freddie Broughton, a well-known theatrical impresario, flees to Hollywood, Ellis realises there is money to be made from Freddie's abandoned belongings, among them Lyceum Theatre memorabilia and letters from Bram and Florence Stoker.

Ellis wants money, success and a new life abroad. Struggling to stay ahead of his creditors, he decides to forge a sequel to one of the most famous novels of all time, Bram Stoker's Dracula. His remarkable 'discovery' will create the lifestyle he believes is his due. And he will stop at nothing to achieve it.

A Talented Man is a page-turning literary thriller of deception, forgery ... and murder.

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IN THE VEIN OF PATRICIA HIGHSMITH, A MASTER FORGER DISCOVERS THE LOST SEQUEL TO BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA ...

January 1938. Disillusioned author Ellis Spender lives with his mother in a large, decaying house in Hampstead. Since the death of his father, the once-celebrated society painter Sir Sidney Spender, the family fortune has dwindled to nothing.

When his uncle Freddie Broughton, a well-known theatrical impresario, flees to Hollywood, Ellis realises there is money to be made from Freddie's abandoned belongings, among them Lyceum Theatre memorabilia and letters from Bram and Florence Stoker.

Ellis wants money, success and a new life abroad. Struggling to stay ahead of his creditors, he decides to forge a sequel to one of the most famous novels of all time, Bram Stoker's Dracula. His remarkable 'discovery' will create the lifestyle he believes is his due. And he will stop at nothing to achieve it.

A Talented Man is a page-turning literary thriller of deception, forgery ... and murder.

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