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The Devil Aspect

The Devil Aspect

From award-winning author Craig Russell comes a standalone psychological tale of horror and suspense that is a worthy successor to Constable's most famous publication - Bram Stoker's Dracula.

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ISBN 9781472128348
Barcode 9781472128348
Published 12 March 2019 by Little, Brown Book Group
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Russell, Craig
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ISBN-13 9781472128348
ISBN-10 1472128346
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Imprint Constable
Publication Date 12 March 2019
International Publication Date 7 March 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Russell, Craig
Category Adventure / Thriller
Horror & Ghost Stories
Number of Pages 496
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 232mm
Spine: 40mm
Weight 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 943485

Description of this Book

I especially liked it when at the end, they begged for their lives: when they did that - and they all did that, eventually - I would pretend to hesitate and see in their eyes the glimmer of a faint, final, desperate hope. You see, Dr Kosarek, it was at that moment that they would feel the presence of the Devil and beg God to come and deliver them from him. And it was at that moment that I made them see - that they finally realized - that God had been there all along. It was then they realized that the Devil is just God in his night attire. From international bestselling author Craig Russell comes a modern Gothic masterpiece:Six confined monsters. A killer on the loose.1935. As Europe prepares itself for a calamitous war, six homicidal maniacs - the so-called 'Devil's Six' - are confined in a remote castle asylum in rural Czechoslovakia. Each patient has their own dark story to tell and Dr Viktor Kosarek, a young psychiatrist using revolutionary techniques, is tasked with unlocking their murderous secrets. At the same time, a terrifying, demonic killer known as 'Leather Apron' is butchering victims across Prague. Successfully eluding capture, it would seem his depraved crimes are committed by the Devil himself.Maybe they are... and what links him with the insane inmates of the Castle of the Eagles?Only the Devil knows. And it is up to Viktor to find out.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Another brilliantly sharp, witty and tough take on a hard city at a hard time . . . Russell is Britain's rising crime-writing star * Daily Mirror * The best thriller I've heard in years -- Sue Arnold, The Guardian A gruesomely gripping tale. It had me hooked -- Piers Morgan Lennox is a private eye for the ages - tough, uncompromising and insightful, with concrete fists and a heart of gold. Russell has brilliantly captured post-war Glasgow and the vulnerability of those left to pick up the pieces -- Michael Robotham on the Lennox series A gripping start to what promises to be a great series * The Guardian on the Lennox series * One hit series takes exceptional talent. With his latest creation, Russell proves that the bolt of thriller brilliance can definitely strike twice * The Daily Record * Russell remains one of the more intelligent and sophisticated proponents of the genre . . . * The Herald * A gorgeous, grisly serial-killer tale that will have you on the edge of your seat, toes curling * Daily Express * Russell scores equally highly with his atmospheric portrayal of Hamburg and its dark River Elbe as well as the intelligence of his plots * The Times on the Fabel series * Great writing, solid prose and a cracking pace wrapped with a mystery that keeps the reader guessing . . . the reader will have a blast * Falcatta Times * If you're looking for a distinctive and exciting new voice in crime fiction, then look no further than Craig Russell. Gritty, authentic and disturbing stuff -- Mo Hayder The kind of thriller-writing that made me want to be a writer in the first place -- Chris Brookmyre Vivid and compelling, with a dark sense of place, even darker characters, and deliciously noir humour. Craig Russell is a great writer at the very top of his game -- Peter James A crime story that transcends the genre . . . This is storytelling at its very best! -- Michael Connelly on the Lennox series Praise for Craig Russell:
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Craig Russell's novels have been published in twenty-five languages, four have been made into major films in Germany, in one of which he has a cameo role as a detective. He has won the CWA Dagger in the Library and the McIlvanney Prize (for which he has been shortlisted another twice), and has previously been shortlisted for the CWA Golden Dagger, the Ellis Peters Historical Dagger, and the SNCF Prix Polar in France. A former police officer, Craig Russell is the only non-German to have been awarded the Polizeistern - the Hamburg Police's Police Star. When not writing, Craig Russell paints, cooks and reads, but not simultaneously.

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