Phoenix Ark Press are delighted to present the long-awaited arrival of award winner David Clement-Davies to the realms of adult fiction, with a rich literary vampire novel called The Blood Garden, written under the adult fiction pen name of David C Davies.
Set in modern Covent Garden, both the place and among the blood-red folds of the famous Royal Opera House and The Royal Ballet, in an environment echoing films like Dark Swan, it pits the mysterious and charismatic American actor Paul Romantin, against a disillusioned London detective, Adam First. In a partly epistolary novel about love, sex, death, art and murder, it is a remarkable and dark love story, to rival the likes of Eliabeth Kostova’s The Historian, or Bram Stoker’s classic Dracula. Talking of Bram Stoker, he may make a stagey appearance too, and in what is both a time-slip vampire story and also a realistic crime novel, so too may the likes of the blood-soaked figure of Jack the Ripper. Hold on to your plush red seats and watch the curtain rise on brilliant and moving drama.
‘David C Davies may have invented an entirely original genre. The vampire detective novel, with London itself as a main character.’ Mike Jones – Bloomsbury