by Christopher Fowler
Solaris Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781907992438
Date: 05 January 2012 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
The brilliant Christopher Fowler (perhaps best known as the the author of the Bryant & May 'peculiar' crime thrillers) offers up Helltrain, (his homage to Hammer Horror?) via Solaris who publish as a paperback original. If you've not discovered Fowler's work yet, get with the program!!
"Imagine there was a supernatural chiller that Hammer Films never made. A grand epic produced at the studio's peak, which played like a cross between the Dracula and Frankenstein films and Dr Terror's House Of Horrors...
Four passengers meet on a train journeying through Eastern Europe during the First World War, and face a mystery that must be solved if they are to survive. As the Arkangel races through the war-torn countryside, they must find out: What is in the casket that everyone is so afraid of? What is the tragic secret of the veiled Red Countess who travels with them? Why is their fellow passenger the army brigadier so feared by his own men? And what exactly is the devilish secret of the Arkangel itself? Bizarre creatures, satanic rites, terrified passengers and the romance of travelling by train, all in a classically styled horror novel. "