award-winning, bestselling and critically acclaimed author
Classic, twisted gothic thriller, published by Doubleday in the US, Constable in the UK – movie rights bought Sony/Columbia Pictures.
US publication: March 5 2019
UK publication: March 7 2019
Award-winning author Craig Russell’s novels have been translated into twenty-five languages worldwide. The movie rights to The Devil Aspect, published by Doubleday in the US and Constable/Little, Brown in the UK, and as Wo der Teufel ruht in Germany, has been bought by Sony/Columbia Pictures. Screen rights to BIBLICAL have been acquired by Imaginarium Studios/Sonar Entertainment. Four Fabel series novels have been made into movies (in one of which Craig Russell makes a cameo appearance as a detective) by Tivoli Films and transmitted on German national broadcaster ARD.
Tivoli Films/ARD movie of Craig Russell’s CARNEVAL
German film version of Craig Russell’s ETERNAL (BRANDMAL in German) Film-Trailer für Craig Russells BRANDMAL
“A tour de force: a clever and visceral thriller with a one-two-three knockout of an ending that left me dazed. The brooding backdrop of a Czechoslovakia on the brink of World War II just adds another layer of atmosphere to an already nightmarish read.”
“A crime story that transcends the genre. Craig Russell brilliantly uses the character of his tough, funny and hopeful man Lennox to give us the eyes and ears on a time and place. This is storytelling at its very best!”
“Steeped in the chilling folklore of Eastern Europe and echoing the dread of a barbaric war to come, The Devil Aspect snatches the reader by the lapels for a thrilling, twisting trip through the darkest corridors of the human mind.”
“A blood-pumping, nerve-shredding thriller–elegant, edgy, ingenious. Craig Russell conjures not one but two unforgettable settings: Prague between the wars, pulsing with menace, and a Gothic mental asylum, as exciting a house of horrors as I’ve ever visited. You’ll enter both with dread. You’ll dwell in them with relish.”
“Violently exciting – it had me hooked.”
“Deep, dark, and twisty, The Devil Aspect will keep you up all night reading… With all the lights on. Russell has created a gripping masterpiece of a thriller!”
“A distinctive and exciting new voice in crime fiction… this is gritty, authentic and disturbing stuff”
“Lennox is a private eye for the ages. Tough, uncomprising 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.”
“In 1935 Prague, vicious murders are linked to a medieval castle housing an insane asylum outside the city in this well-crafted gothic crime tale…. A seasoned writer, Russell keeps the police case moving at a good clip…but nothing to match the ending, which offers more twists than a Chubby Checker album. A smart, atmospheric, and entertaining read but not for the Jung and easily Freudened.”