Bram Stoker, 1847-1912, is an Irish novelist who turned to literary publication later in his life. His first book was a legal administration handbook, The Duties of Clerks of Petty Sessions in Ireland, a handbook in legal administration, published in 1879. He later developed his literary skills publishing his gothic masterpiece, Dracula, in 1897. This became a best seller which has been adapted for film and television. Stoker produced several more than a dozen successful novels and remains a highly collectable author..