Stephen King is the bestselling author of more than thirty books of which the most recent are THE GIRL WHO LOVED TOM GORDON and HEARTS IN ATLANTIS. He lives with his wife, the novelist Tabitha King, in Bangor, Maine.
This is one of King's early classics and his second novel, where he offers us his reinterpretation of Bram Stoker's Dracula. He describes a town first touched by an evil and horrific murder/suicide involving prominent citizen Hubie Marston, overlooked since by the empty and terrible Marston House. The village has its own collection of small-town secrets and moral corruptions and is finally invaded by a vampiric plague, starting with the shadowy new owner of Marston House. Another new resident, writer Ben Mears, teams up with a local doctor, teacher, and young Mark Petrie to fight the ultimate death of the town. This is veteran audiobook reader Ron McLarty's first performance of a King title, but one hopes it is not his last. The author reads his own engaging introduction to this vintage but enduring vampire story. Highly recommended. Kristen L. Smith, Loras Coll. Lib., Dubuque, IA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
'An incredibly gifted writer, whose writing, like Truman Capote's, is so fluid that you often forget that you're reading' -- Guardian 'A writer of excellence...King is one of the most fertile storytellers of the modern novel...brilliantly done' -- The Sunday Times 'Splendid entertainment...Stephen King is one of those natural storytellers...getting hooked is easy' -- Frances Fyfield, Express