“1971. A middle-aged man, racked with grief, walks along the beach at Whitstable, Kent. A boy approaches and, taking him for the famous vampire-hunter Doctor Van Helsing from the Hammer movies, asks for help. Because the boy believes his stepfather really is a vampire.
The actor, devastated after the recent death of his wife and soul mate Helen, is an inconsolable recluse. In that vulnerable state he is forced to face an evil far more real and terrifying than any of the make-believe monsters he tackled on the big screen…”
So begins the new novella, Whitstable, by Stephen Volk, to be published by the British Fantasy Award-nominated Spectral Press in May 2013 to coincide with the centenary of the celebrated Hammer star, Peter Cushing. To pre-order visit the Spectral Press webpage.