Ellis Spender, only son of a once-esteemed society family, believes money, success and the high life are his birthright – only prevented by a cruel trick of fate. Struggling to stay ahead of his creditors, the dejected writer decides to forge a sequel to one of the most famous novels of all time, Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Its remarkable ‘discovery’ will create the lifestyle he believes is his due. But as his scheme begins to bear fruit, others who stand to gain become obstacles.
And Ellis will stop at nothing to achieve his desires… A Talented Man is a page-turning literary thriller of deception, forgery … and murder.
‘The atmosphere of pre-war London is evoked with skill in this spirited story of literary skulduggery’ Joseph O’Connor