Dracula’s Heir by Sam Stall

Posted March 3, 2021 by Silvia in Books / 12 Comments

Dracula’s Heir by Sam StallDracula's Heir by Sam Stall
Series: Stand-alone
Published by Quirk Books on August 1, 2008
Genres: Mystery, Paranormal
Source: Purchased
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In 1897, Archibald Constable & Company published Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the most famous horror novel of all time. For reasons still widely debated by critics, the first chapter of Dracula was cut just weeks before publication. Here, it becomes the central clue in a spine-tingling interactive mystery.
Dracula’s Heir begins ten years after the horrific events described in the original novel. Jonathan and Mina Harker are happily married and enjoying life in Bixby, England. Meanwhile, their friend Dr. John Seward is tracking a string of crimes that seems eerily familiar: A 14-year-old girl sleepwalks out of her parent’s house and disappears into the night. Two “accident victims” are found drained of their blood, yet there is no crime-scene evidence to explain what happened.
As with The Crimes of Dr. Watson, Dracula’s Heir features an original novella plus several removable clues, including a private journal, a death certificate, a newspaper, and more. Once you’ve solved the mystery, you can open the final signature (sealed at the printer) to test your sleuthing skills.

Have you ever wondered what happened to the characters after the events in Bram Stoker’s Dracula? What if the story didn’t end there? And what if Dracula was more than a horror story?

Putting your hands on this book is like grabbing some valuable documents you secretly always hoped to find. Indeed, every interactive clue is remarkable, and you get a sense of realism that gives you the creeps at times . . . Inevitably, removing the hints while following the events narrated—in the form of notebook pages—gives the reader a certain pleasure. And when a (possible) theory starts taking form, pages are turned with even more eagerness. So, through precious handwritten notes, certificates, newspapers and more, the reader needs to solve a mystery that will make them ponder about the novel they read—and were fascinated by—in the past. Actually . . . was it really just a novel?

A great experience that I strongly suggest every Dracula‘s lover to try. Opening the sealed pages at the end won’t just test your skills, but it will make you smirk with satisfaction.


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Through her creativity and blogging, Silvia has met people from different industries and collaborated with them on various projects over the years. Her strong passion for reading and her fascination for different cultures and languages have led her to develop a keen interest in the East-Asian continent. Off to see her? Follow the colourful book road . . . ♡

12 responses to “Dracula’s Heir by Sam Stall

  1. I think there’s so much you can do with the post- Dracula events. And I LOVE that it’s interactive. How cool is that? And… was it REALLY a novel? 🙂

    • Indeed! Those kind of books let you immerse yourself in the story like you were really part of it, and how can we not love that? ?

    • Actually, if you watched Bram Stoker’s Dracula, then you can follow this story pretty well. Not that I don’t want you to also read the book, of course, it’s a classic and I love it ?

  2. verushka

    I love the experience of this as you put it; it should like such an original way of thinking on an older story.

    • I love that it is made in a way that not only the story didn’t end there, but we get to experience the following events in first person, so we get to be part of the mystery and feel like it’s all real.

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