The legend of Dracula is a constant source of inspiration for novelists. In the hands of Elizabeth Kostova it's fresh and enthralling. If you liked "The DaVinci Code" and "The Rule of Four" you'll enjoy this thriller, in which an ancient book and a stash of yellowed letters send a young woman on a quest in her father's footsteps.
BookMark: The Historian, by Elizabeth Kostova, published by Little, Brown, 2005
By DEBBIE WEAKLAND • January 18, 2006