Shelf Awareness for Readers for Friday, October 19, 2018

Harper: Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver

International Thriller Writers: G.P. Putnam's Sons: Dracul by Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker

Book Review

by Dacre Stoker
and J.D. Barker
ISBN: 9780735219342
G.P. Putnam's Sons
October 2, 2018

an exclusive interview with bestselling authors Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker 

Your research for DRACUL led you to uncover a number of interesting facts about the author of the classic novel, Dracula. Can you share some of the mistaken perceptions about Bram Stoker?

Dacre Stoker: Bram Stoker never wrote an autobiography, so much of what people know about Bram may arise out of assumptions based on conjecture. I don’t claim to know everything about Bram, but I do have the advantage of being able to piece together information from multiple documents, some that have been known and others which have recently been discovered. I have had the pleasure of deciphering and co-editing The Lost Journal of Bram Stoker, The Dublin Years with Dr. Elizabeth Miller, and the process allowed me to get to know Bram in a very close and intimate way. I have also had access to Stoker family lore, which was very helpful in our efforts to accurately characterize Bram, his brothers, and sister for our story DRACUL

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UNDER MY SKIN by LISA UNGER: New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger immerses readers in a world of darkness and a tale of suspense that gets under your skin, forcing you to try and parse what is real, and what is nothing more than a hallucination, or a dizzying blend of reality and dream. Read more at The Big Thrill.

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES: ESSAYS ON VICTORIAN LONDON by LIESE SHERWOOD: Inspired by a fasciation of the Victorian Age, author Liese Sherwood delivers a thorough companion guide for anyone who can’t get enough of the legendary English detective, or that seemingly endless list of writers who insist upon resurrecting Sherlock Holmes, or some facsimile of him in their work. Find out more here.

THE KILLING JOKE by CHRISTA FAUST & GARY PHILIPS: One of the most influential and popular of all graphic novels turns 30 this year, and to celebrate it, Titan Books and DC Comics have commissioned author Christa Faust and Gary Phillips to explore, expand, and write the novelization of THE KILLING JOKE. Learn more at The Big Thrill.

THAT WHICH GROWS WILD: 16 TAKES OF DARK FICTION by Eric J. Guignard: Author Eric J. Guignard puts together 16 previously published works to deliver a page-turning corpus of dark tales that shy away from cliched monsters and glorified gore, and instead provide chilling perspective on horror and heartbreak, hope and atonement, and the emotional despair of oblivion. Visit The Big Thrill for more. 

EVERY WICKED MAN by STEVEN JAMES: The bestselling author of the popular Patrick Bowers series tells a spell-binding tale in this 11th—and final—Bowers book in which the FBI agent has to unravel a baffling mystery involving forced suicides, some very unusual mannequins, and a troubled novelist who may or may not be a serial killer. Read more here.

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