Friday, October 2, 2009

Dark Shadows - Book 1

Dark Shadows by Marilyn (Dan) Ross
published by Paperback Library
Copyright 1966

Despite warnings from the townspeople,
Victoria Winters accepts the offer to come to
the strange Collins House as governess. For
some curious reason she feels the secret of her
past may be uncovered in the bleak manor
high on Widow's Hill.

From the moment she arrives, Victoria
becomes the target of someone in the house
determined to destroy her.

As the wind moans and the rain lashes
around the isolated Collins House, Victoria,
without friends in the manor, feels death close
in on her, a choking, frightening death.

Watch for VICTORIA WINTERS the next in this great series by Marilyn Ross

Wow, I am such a big fan of the television show that I find if hard to poke fun at the books. I'm reading this back cover and thinking ... yes, yes ... this sounds GREAT!

1 comment:

  1. IIRC, Victoria grew up in an orphanage, and traced her past to Collinsport. The show hinted that she was Elizabeth Collins Stoddard's illegitimate daughter, or maybe the daughter of Elizabeth's late husband and his mistress. All of that seems to have been dropped and never fully developed. Probably because (1) the actress who played Victoria left the show, and (2) Barnabas showed up and the spotlight shifted to him and the other supernatural monsters.