“With his latest novel, Newman slips into the hardboiled detective world with ease, presenting a supernatural tale starring two of the most iconic celebrities of the 1930s.”
Hollywood, California, the late 1930s. Raymond Chandler, pulp writer of detective stories, and Boris Karloff, the original monster of Hollywood. Joining forces, this unlikely team investigate their town, and learn it is run by monsters both human and otherworldly.
Hired by an unruly investigator for the DA’s office, Chandler and Karloff work on a case that could spill Hollywood’s deepest secrets, and find out more about their beloved town than they ever cared to know.
Monsters aren’t just for movies.
Why we’re excited about this book:
Writer, critic, editor, and historian Kim Newman uses his encyclopedic knowledge of horror and pulp fiction to thrill readers with witty comedy and bloodcurdling terror. The author of the popular Anno Dracula series, The Man from the Diogenes Club, Angels of Music, Life’s Lottery, Bad Dreams, Jago, and The Quorum, Newman’s fiction has been featured in such anthologies as New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird, and Vampires: The Recent Undead. With his latest novel, Newman slips into the hardboiled detective world with ease, presenting a supernatural tale starring two of the most iconic celebrities of the 1930s. Grady Hendrix (The Final Girl Support Group) says: “Newman’s noir teams Boris Karloff with Raymond Chandler to solve gothic crimes in a 1930s Hollywood full of man-made monsters, dodgy movie studios, and ice-cold gimlets. Written in a James Ellroy rat-a-tat it’s the perfect book for a summer afternoon by the pool with plenty of cocktails. If more mysteries were written like this, I’d read more mysteries.”, and Sarah Pinborough (Behind Her Eyes) says: “Movies, monsters and Kim Newman’s sharp wit—what a treat!”
Forthcoming 2 November 2021 from Titan Books, Something More Than Night by Kim Newman is available for pre-order now.