Abraham’s Boys by Joe Hill (2004, first published as The Many Faces of Van Helsing)
Tuesday’s Tale of Terror May 9, 2017
A place that smelled of bats.
Are you a vampire story fan? Strong enough to handle serious horror? Is one of your favorite fictional characters Professor Abraham Van Helsing? Then you’re are going to love Joe Hill’s Abraham’s Boys.
This 35-minute read gives you a taste of Dracula, a father’s forbidden study, and the loss of boyhood innocence. While I’m not a hard core horror fan (I don’t read high horror much, and my own novels are written in more supernatural elements of ghostly powers, aka ‘quiet horror’), I could appreciate this vampire story as high quality, well written, with the sweetness of terror.
Read Abraham’s Boys at FiftyTwoStories.com .
Listen to the audio (40 minutes) read by Miss Murder on YouTube.com
More of Joe Hill’s short stories in his collection of 20th Century Ghosts.
Joe Hill is a novelist and the son of novelists Stephen and Tabitha King. Hill won the Bram Stoker Award for Best Fiction Collection and the British Fantasy Award.
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