The Mystery of Collinwood (Library Edition) (Dark Shadows #4) (CD-Audio)
Victoria stood on the ledge known as Suicide Cliffs and stared down at the raging surf and jagged rocks below. Next to her stood Professor Mark Veno, a mysterious visitor to Collinwood. He spoke to her in a low, sinister voice. “Think of all those who threw themselves from these very rocks.”His eyes seemed to burn into hers.
“He’s hypnotizing me,” she thought. She was unable to make herself look away. “No,” she cried. “He’s forcing me to jump!”
The Professor came a step closer, his eyes still glowing. Victoria found herself unable to move—unable to speak. She was helpless as she felt her willpower dissolve under his evil spell…
He wrote popular romances and gothic fiction as W. E. D. Ross and Dan Ross and under a variety of mostly female pseudonyms. As Marilyn Ross, he wrote popular gothic fiction including a series of novels about the tormented vampire, Barnabas Collins, based on the American TV series Dark Shadows (1966–71). His second wife, Marilyn, served as first reader of his works, and "Marilyn Ross" was one of his favorite pseudonyms.