London launch for Written in Blood

Luton author Paul Adams (second from right)
Luton author Paul Adams (second from right)

Luton ghost writer Paul Adams had a suitably spooky crowd at the launch of his latest book, Written in Blood – A Cultural History of the British Vampire.

It was held at the King & Queen pub in London’s Fitzrovia and the author was introduced by British Psychic & Occult Society president David Farrant.

Mr Farrant described the book as “ground-breaking work” and was particularly impressed by Paul’s handling of the Highgate vampire case in which he was involved.

He said: “I can confidently predict it will go down a storm.”

The event was also attended by film director Merlyn Roberts and actress Emma DarkMorte.

Father-of-four Paul, who’s an architectural draughtsman, has written extensively about the paranormal.

His first book was The Borley Rectory Companion.

He’s currently working on The Little Book of Ghosts and Behind the Curtain, a study of British physical mediumship.

The viola-playing author has always been drawn to horror films. He gave a talk about his favourite vampire genre during the launch and showed extracts from several.