You're an underpaid civil servant who dreams of chucking it all to become a famous author. You live with your overbearing mother who always seems to interrupt when you're writing a key scene. Your imagination is dark, your inspiration the terrible things that happen to can happen to a young woman traveling alone . . . .Your terrifying short story about a horrible murder on an underground train is to be published. Even better, it will be made into a movie. A pretty young journalist is pursuing you. Except. You've been fired. The journalist wants an interview, not a date. The film's director wants you to make a few changes in your story. And, worst of all, your imagination has run dry. You'll just have to kill someone new . . .
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- Paperback | 398 pages
- 106.7 x 167.6 x 35.6mm | 45.36g
- 29 May 2007
- St Martin's Press
- New York, United States
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About R. Campbell
Ramsey Campbell is one of the world's most renowned and honored horror writers. He has won more British Fantasy and World Fantasy Awards than he has fingers, plus three Bram Stoker Awards. Campbell is the author of such classic works of horror and dark fantasy as "Obsession," "The Face That Must Die," "The Nameless," "Incarnate, " and" The Influence," and more recently novels, "The Overnight," and "The Darkest Part of the Woods." His short fiction has been collected in several volumes including "Alone With the Horrors" and "Scared Stiff." Campbell lives with his wife, Jenny, in Merseyside in England.
"One of the most celebrated modern masters of horror, with an unmatched gift for creating claustrophobic dread-filled atmospheres..."Secret Story" is the most accessible novel Campbell has written in years, with a suspenseful plot that uses the reader's own preconceived notions about the thriller genre against them...Thirty years after his first book was published, Campbell is still producing some of his best work."--"Locus"