by Stanley Donwood
Catacombs of Terror! is a noir crime thriller set in Bath, England, in which private investigator Martin Valpolicella receives a tip that he will soon be framed for a future murder—that of his former lover—one that is set to take place in the catacombs buried beneath the city. Can he save the girl, and himself? A drug-fueled escapade takes place in the seedy subterranean of the countryside better known for hot springs and Jane Austen.
Donwood has penned a breakneck tale that weaves through secret societies, underground tunnels, and a surreal cast of characters where nothing is as it seems except looming danger!
North American publisher: Tyrus Books, September 2016
Foreign rights contact: Tangent Books
Film/TV rights contact: Tangent Books
Back in print after more than a decade, this irresistible mash-up of noir and gothic horror from Donwood defines the term ‘cult classic.’ … This is a wild, shambolic ride, but its central idea—of a dark world just underneath our own—is as noir as it gets.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
A barn-burning, page-turner from the depths of the secret worlds of hellish evil…”—Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers
Wonderfully wacky fiction … Donwood is a nimble and impish writer, taking his story to the edge of absurdity … but never letting it slip away completely. There’s an element of real danger here, lurking beneath the wordplay and quirky dialogue, and there’s also a rather touching—if wickedly convoluted—love story. Just a whole lot of fun.”—Booklist