Christopher Fowler’s ‘Hell Train’ hits bookstores in New Year
Christopher Fowler is to launch his first book for Solaris in the New Year, which is being billed as “the ultimate Hammer Horror they never made.”
Hell Train reaches the UK on the 5th of January and is set to be a fabulous offering of “bizarre creatures, satanic rites, terrified passengers and the romance of train travel, all in a classically-styled horror novel that evokes the real-life spirits of this most British of movie studios.”
Hammer was of course the legendary film company that brought us gems such as Dracula, Frankenstein, Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb and The Brides of Dracula.
Chris Fowler not only created some of the best well known taglines in movie history such as Alien’s “in space no-one can hear you scream”, but is also the author of the multiple award-winning Bryant and May Mysteries.
“When American screenwriter Shane Carter is asked to revive the classic studio’s fortunes and, inspired by an old board game, writes a script where four strangers who meet on a train journey through Eastern Europe during the First World War must solve a terrifying mystery if they are to survive.
As they race through the war-torn countryside, they must uncover the secrets of a locked casket and of the veiled Red Countess who travels with them. And what exactly is the devilish riddle of the train itself?!”
“The very British spirit of Hammer Horror rises from the grave in Christopher Fowler’s rattling, roaring yarn”
– Kim Newman, author of Anno Dracula
About the author:
Christopher Fowler was born in London and has written for film, television, graphic novels and newspapers including the London Times. He is the author of more than thirty books, and has been nominated for eight national book awards.
Hell Train is due to be released on the 5th January 2012 and is available for pre-order on Amazon now.
• Paperback: 272 pages
• Publisher: Solaris (5 Jan 2012)
• Language English
• ISBN-10: 190799243X
• ISBN-13: 978-1907992438
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