“A wildly entertaining story that grabs you on page one and drags you into its dark world kicking and screaming.”


“A truly frightening story, one that gets under your skin slowly, then goes deep, like the tip of a butcher knife.”



Classic, twisted gothic thriller, published by Doubleday in the US, Constable in the UK – movie rights bought Sony/Columbia Pictures.

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.

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I am absolutely thrilled that #TheDevilAspect is one of the six finalists for the hugely prestigious The Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation Wilbur Smith #AdventureWriting Prize! It's a real honour to be in such great writing company. I'll be attending the shortlisting event at Stanfords Travel in Covent Garden, London, Thursday May 23.

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We are delighted to share the shortlist for the 2019 Wilbur Smith #AdventureWriting Prize. Congratulations to all the authors shortlisted for Best Published Novel.

Niso Smith tells us: "This is a shortlist of heroes. The protagonists in these six novels inspired us with their courage, determination to pursue the truth, and stamina for survival in harsh surroundings. Each of these stories gave us what an adventure does in real life – a chance to learn about ourselves and the world around us, while getting the adrenaline pumping."

Join us to celebrate the shortlist and discuss the nature of adventure in fiction at Stanfords Travel on 23rd May, 7-8.30pm. Tickets are £4 and available here: http://bit.ly/2XGjP1r

Read more about the shortlist: http://bit.ly/2W2IgZW
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Okay, so had a few beers in Old Town Square, Prague... but you all see the giant pandas too, don’t you??
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Goulash soup served in a loaf of bread with Czech beer and a chilled shot of Becherovka, followed by roasted duck with Czech sauerkraut and dumplings, finished with apple strudel—all in the Old Town Square, Prague. All in the name of research, of course. How I suffer for my art 😉
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TV and Film

CARNEVAL – Trailer

Tivoli Films/ARD movie of Craig Russell’s CARNEVAL

Brandmal Film Trailer

German film version of Craig Russell’s ETERNAL (BRANDMAL in German) Film-Trailer für Craig Russells BRANDMAL

Wolfsfährte – Trailer


“THE DEVIL ASPECT is a wildly entertaining story that grabs you on page one and drags you into its dark world kicking and screaming. Russell has created a truly frightening story, one that gets under your skin slowly, then goes deep, like the tip of a butcher knife. I read the novel one snowy night by the fire, unable to sleep until I finished, then unable to sleep once I had.”


“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.”

LINCOLN CHILD - #1 New York Times bestselling author

“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!”

Michael Connelly

“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.”

Daniel H. Wilson - New York Times bestselling author of Robopocalypse

“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.”

A. J. Finn - #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window

“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!”

Alex Grecian - New York Times bestselling author of THE YARD

“A distinctive and exciting new voice in crime fiction… this is gritty, authentic and disturbing stuff”

Mo Hayder

“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.”

Michael Robotham

“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.”

Kirkus Reviews

“Scalpel-sharp dissection of the nature of evil. A splendidly Gothic story. It is breathtaking.”