The Red Hollow - William Garrett Novels (Hardback)
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The Red Hollow - William Garrett Novels (Hardback)

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Published: 28/03/2024
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'Superbly researched, spine tingling, and magnificently atmospheric, The Red Hollow is a masterful follow up to the brilliant Needless Alley and cements Marlow's reputation as a rising star in the world of historical crime fiction' Abir Mukherjee, author of The Shadows of Men

Warwickshire, 1934

Deep in a hamlet in the Warwickshire countryside, Red Hollow Hall is a male-only sanatorium run by the charismatic psychiatrist Dr Moon. However, all is not well, and Dr Moon's patients are leaving Red Hollow in droves.

Recent disturbances, which originally appeared to be pranks, have descended into something more sinister, and now the men believe they have a malevolent visitor - the mermaid of Red Hollow. The ghost of a murdered girl, they believe the mermaid wreaks bloody revenge on unsuspecting men each time the hamlet floods.

When private enquiry agent, William Garrett, and freshly minted detective, Phyll Hall, are called in to uncover the identity of the intruder, they become trapped in a world of madness, the occult, and grisly murder. A world where William must use all his strength to differentiate between the real-life monster haunting Red Hollow Hall and the monsters of the mind.

The Red Hollow is the follow-up to Natalie Marlow's critically acclaimed debut, Needless Alley. Available for pre-order now.

'A truly splendid, wicked gem of a book. I loved it' Tom Mead, author of Death and the Conjuror

'The Red Hollow is a swirling, Gothic fever-dream of a novel that cements Marlow's place at the very top of the historical crime writing tree' Mark Wightman, author of Chasing the Tiger

Publisher: John Murray Press
ISBN: 9781399801843
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 240 x 156 mm


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Following reports of ghostly disturbances at a sanatorium, Natalie Marlow's investigative duo, Garrett and Hall are called in to investigate, soon finding themselves falling into a world of rumour, folklore and death. Superbly researched, spine tingling, and magnificently atmospheric, The Red Hollow is a masterful follow up to the brilliant Needless Alley and cements Marlow's reputation as a rising star in the world of historical crime fiction - Abir Mukherjee, author of THE SHADOWS OF MEN

The Red Hollow is a spectacular, Grand Guignol triumph. A truly splendid, wicked gem of a book. I loved it - Tom Mead, author of DEATH AND THE CONJUROR and THE MURDER WHEEL

Compelling, claustrophobic and beautifully written - Bridget Walsh, author of THE TUMBLING GIRL

William and Phyll are back and this time our heroes have a cursed lake, a dentate mermaid, and the inhabitants of a psychiatric hospital for damaged veterans to deal with. The Red Hollow is a swirling, Gothic fever-dream of a novel that cements Marlow's place at the very top of the historical crime writing tree - Mark Wightman, author of CHASING THE TIGER

A dreamthick, dancing blend of country house mystery and folk horror - Dominic Nolan, author of VINE STREET

Brimming with menace and foreboding, The Red Hollow is a louring, towering Gothic nightmare, pulling together the moody brooding of noir and the pervasive terror of folk legend. Atmospheric and spine-tingling, it completely subverts the whole world of the country house mystery - the perfect follow-up to Marlow's triumphant debut Needless Alley - Chris Lloyd, author of THE UNWANTED DEAD

Praise for Needless Alley --

Conjures up a backdrop so vivid you can taste the smoke in the air . . . one of those books that runs like a movie in your head and leaves greasy fingerprints all over your memory - Val McDermid, author of 1989

A fine writer with a great sense of period and place who creates an atmosphere of mounting menace and dread. A more than promising debut - The Times

Transplanting the hardboiled Hollywood noir of the 1940s to the backstreets of 1933 Birmingham, [Needless Alley] has all the seamy glitter and cynical grime of the genre - Daily Mail

Marlow has a nicely theatrical way with a scene, and her witty prose has texture and heft. The city is atmospherically rendered, the narrative has an almost hallucinatory quality and Garrett is an engaging leading man. Needless Alley is an exceptionally well-written first novel that whets the appetite for many sequels - Irish Times

Marlow's very engaging protagonist may herald the birth of a new genre: Midlands Noir - Financial Times

Needless Alley not only evokes 1930s Birmingham in all its dark glory - it introduces characters that are impossible to forget. Read it - Alan Parks, author of BLOODY JANUARY

A terrific debut. It's not often that historical fiction gets this down and dirty, but Natalie Marlow has delivered dark and twisted in spades. I urge you to take a stroll down Needless Alley, but you might want to watch your back as you do . . . - Trevor Wood, author of DEAD END STREET

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A dark, gripping, clever and incredibly spooky mystery that takes the traditional historical thriller to a whole new level and has all the ingredients needed to be a runaway success. The Red Hollow follows on from... More

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To say that “The Red Hollow” by Natalie Marlow loomed ominously over my reading at the beginning of February is something of an understatement. The follow-up to Marlow’s outstanding “Needless Alley” from 2023 (which... More

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