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The Scarlet Gospels by Clive Barker

The Scarlet Gospels

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A Maxim Jakubowski selected title.

The first novel in ages from the master of horror and cinematic baroque excess. Cenobite Hell Priest Pinhead is killing off the last of the Magicians and Harry D'Amour, the private investigator and his sidekick blind medium Norma Paine are drawn into one of the killings and inadvertently open a rift between hell and the real world. In the titanic battle between good and ultra evil there is no holding back and Barker is at his best in unimaginable scenes of devastation and Hieronymous Bosch-like madness. Harry literally has to travel through hell and back again when Norma is lured to the depths in a twisted no holds barred parody of Orpheus and Eurydice. Gruesome, madly entertaining, eminently picturesque in all sorts of crazy ways, this is Barker in fifth gear and a set of adventures his fans will relish. ~ Maxim Jakubowski

If you like Clive Barker you might also like to read books by Joe Hill, Stephen King and Tim Lebbon.


The Scarlet Gospels by Clive Barker

The gates to Hell are open and something beckons...The last of Earth's magicians are living in fear. A Cenobite Hell Priest known as Pinhead is killing them off, gorging on their knowledge to enhance his own magical powers as part of a quest to take over Hell. Meanwhile, Private Investigator Harry D' Amour is fulfilling the final wishes of the dead, who communicate with his business associate, the blind medium Norma Paine. But while investigating one such case, Harry inadvertently opens up a portal between Hell and Earth. When Harry's nemesis Pinhead emerges through the portal, a vicious battle ensues. After failing to enlist Harry to pen his Scarlet Gospels - the epistles chronicling the Hell Priest's grand coup - Pinhead instead captures Norma. Harry realizes he must go through Hell - literally - to save her. The long-anticipated new novel from bestselling author Clive Barker.

About the Author

Clive Barker

Clive Barker is a legendary author, filmmaker, and visual artist once hailed as 'the future of horror' by Stephen King. His Books of Blood series, films, comic books, art and his novella The Hellbound Heart - which first introduced the world to Pinhead and inspired the Hellraiser movies - have all amassed a global cult following and cemented their place in pop culture history. The Scarlet Gospels marks Barker's highly anticipated return to horror fiction.

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Publication date

21st May 2015


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Macmillan an imprint of Pan Macmillan


368 pages


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