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Craig Russell
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Devil Aspect

Craig Russell



Fantasy » 19th Century;
Horror » Crime ;
Horror » Detective Horror;
Horror » Demons Horror


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Six confined psychopaths. A killer on the loose.

1935. As Europe prepares itself for a calamitous war, six homicidal lunatics - 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 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.

By:   Craig Russell
Imprint:   Constable
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 232mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 40mm
Weight:   600g
ISBN:   9781472128348
ISBN 10:   1472128346
Pages:   496
Publication Date:   March 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

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 * 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 A gorgeous, grisly serial-killer tale that will have you on the edge of your seat, toes curling * Daily Express * 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: Well-crafted gothic crime . . . more twists than a Chubby Checker album. A smart, atmospheric, and entertaining read * Kirkus Reviews * A superior thriller, at once stylish, absorbing and compulsive . . . a taut and chilling tale, expertly crafted against the backdrop of ethnic tensions in pre-Second World War Czechoslovakia . . . I was gripped from the very first page right up to that haunting denouement -- Laura Carlin

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