When a motherless American girl living in Europe finds a medieval book and a package of letters, all addressed ominously to "My dear and unfortunate successor..." she begins to unravel a thread that leads back to her father's past, his mentor's career, and an evil hidden in the depths of history--Dracula.
The Historian an old fashioned vampire story where Dracula is a bad guy. He is off stage most of the story and so reads more like a mystery/suspense story rather than horror. Enjoyed my trip through Easter Europe! Very fun, shivery read. Most in book club thought so as well.