Tales of the Weird

Dark Pursuits: A Jonathan Harker Thriller Omnibus, by Tony Evans, (Endeavour Press), 229 pages, currently available as an ebook only

While the reviews of Dark Pursuits are mixed, I found this title a fun read. Yes, it’s not great literature, but it is a series of small, supernatural romps with characters—Jonathan and Mina Harker and Professor VanHelsing—that Dracula fans will be glad to meet again.

The underlying concept is clever. Having rid the world of Dracula, Jonathan is now working for a law firm handling “cases of a certain sort”; in other words, legal problems with a supernatural twist. These cases are engaging, though not particularly complex, and the three included here can be read separately, making for several nights’ worth of bedtime reading.

If you’ve never read Bram Stoker’s Dracula, read that first. Then, if you enjoyed it, have a go at Dark Pursuits to make the fun last a little longer.

July 29 2016 04:49 pm | Uncategorized

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