A Talented Man

16.79

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.

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

Hangover Square meets The Talented Mr. Ripley, a chilling and engrossing tale of the psychopathic mind’ Christine Dwyer Hickey

Ellis Spender, only son of a once-esteemed society family, believes money, success and the high life are his birthright — only prevented by a cruel trick of fate.
Struggling to stay ahead of his creditors, the dejected writer decides to forge a sequel to one of the most famous novels of all time, Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Its remarkable ‘discovery’ will create the lifestyle he believes is his due. But as his scheme begins to bear fruit, others who stand to gain become obstacles. And Ellis will stop at nothing to achieve his desires…

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

‘The atmosphere of pre-war London is evoked with skill in this spirited story of literary skulduggery’ Joseph O’Connor

Additional information

Weight0.38 kg
Dimensions23.2 × 15.2 × 2.4 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

304

Language

English

Edition

C format original

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K