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The Secret of Barnabas Collins (Dark Shadows #7)

3.85 of 5 stars 3.85  ·  rating details  ·  59 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Here is another never-before-told story of the handsome, mysterious 175-year-old vampire.

While searching for the woman who will replace his long-lost Josette, and thus end the terrible curse upon him, Barnabas meets lovely Clare Duncan. The story of their romance -- and of the terror it brings to the beautiful young noblewoman -- is a tale of gothic suspense which will chi
Paperback, 159 pages
Published January 1969 by Paperback Library
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This is a fun romp, with vampire Barnabas Collins absent for much of the action. The heroine is Lady Clare Duncan, spunky Englishwoman of 1870. She falls in love with Barnabas and pursues him---first to a lonely island inhabited by vampires; and later across the ocean to his home in Maine. The only problem I have with the book is Lady Clare herself, who's a pretty dumb brick. None of Ross's heroines are rocket scientists, but Lady Clare really does hit a new low in goofiness. She still wants the ...more
This entry seems to have been much more meatier than the previous entries and I enjoyed it very much. In fact, Barnabas is mentioned only briefly in the beginning and makes an appearance toward the last third of the book. This could really have been a generic gothic book, not necessarily related to Dark Shadows.

This was quite an adventure story. We have vampires, trans-Atlantic travel, a crazy doctor, spiritualists, a seance, shipwreck on the Carolina coast, dank house on a remote island, bustli
Jamie Jones
This is one of my favorite in the Dark Shadows line. I really got into the head of the heroine. I read this book a long time ago, and recently re-read it. The Gothic Romance is long over-due for a revival.
Vincent Darlage
Don't really have a lot to say about this. It was, at best, okay. The characters either knew too much or were too stupid... and the author did a lot of telling and not much showing.
The secret is out!!!
Dale Rosso
Good story.
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William Edward Daniel Ross, W. E. Daniel "Dan" Ross (born 1912) is a bestselling Canadian novelist from Saint John, New Brunswick who wrote over 300 books in a variety of genres and under a variety of mostly female pseudonyms such as Laura Frances Brooks, Lydia Colby, Rose Dana, Jan Daniels, Ross Olin, Diane Randall, Clarissa Ross, Leslie Ames, Ruth Dorset, Ann Gilmer, Jane Rossiter, Dan Ross, Dan ...more
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