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The Pierced Heart

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The Pierced Heart by Lynn Shepherd
Oct 21, 2014 | ISBN 9780345545442

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“Another tour de force with a striking finale from [Lynn] Shepherd, who specializes in turning iconic novels into clever, complicated mysteries for her tormented hero to solve.”Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Shepherd’s [plots] are darkly serious and feel very real. . . . The idea that Stoker’s novel was somehow inspired by events surrounding the subject of Maddox’s investigation seems tantalizing plausible. Another sterling entry in this imaginative series.”Booklist
“A heart-thumping climax . . . The Pierced Heart is a clever and seductive pastiche of genres [that] builds to an electrifying and stunning dénouement. A stylish and gripping Gothic revival.”Lancashire Evening Post
“Compulsively readable, suspenseful, and dark . . . The book is unsettling in the best way. . . . This is a new tale, with a similar creepy flavor that Dracula lovers will enjoy.”Historical Novels Review
“With wonderfully descriptive passages and stunningly atmospheric prose, Shepherd spins a compelling, intricately plotted story which quite capably stands apart from the novel that inspires it.”Book Batter (five stars)

“Captures some of the best elements of Dracula, while at the same time creating a thrilling and absorbing crime novel.”The Dracula Society

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