The Devil's Playground (Hardback)
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The Devil's Playground (Hardback)

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Hardback 464 Pages
Published: 08/06/2023
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From the acclaimed author of Hyde comes a deliciously dark and twisty thriller set in Hollywood across two time periods, as a supposedly cursed silent movie resurfaces leaving death and destruction in its wake.

Shortlisted for the McIlvanney Prize 2023

A dark, riveting thriller set in 1920s Hollywood about "the greatest horror movie ever made", the curse said to surround it, and a deadly search, decades later, for the single copy rumoured still to exist.

1927: Hollywood studio fixer Mary Rourke is called to the palatial home of "the most desirable woman in the world", silent movie actress Norma Carlton, star of The Devil's Playground. When Rourke finds Carlton dead, she wonders if the dark rumours she's heard are true: that The Devil's Playground really is a cursed production. But nothing in Hollywood is ever what it seems, and cynical fixer Rourke, more used to covering up the truth for studio bosses, finds herself seeking it out.

1967: Paul Conway, film historian and fervid silent movie aficionado, is on the trail of a tantalizing rumour: that a single copy of The Devil's Playground-a Holy Grail for film buffs that was supposedly cursed and lost to time-may exist. His search takes him deep into the Mojave Desert, to an isolated hotel that hasn't changed in forty years but harbours only one occupant-and a shocking secret.

Separated by decades, both Rourke and Conway begin to suspect that the real Devil's Playground is in fact Hollywood itself.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349135281
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 695 g
Dimensions: 236 x 164 x 40 mm

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“The Devil's Playground”

As with the other two books by this author that I have read - Hyde and The Devil Aspect - it's best to go in as cold as you can so you can experience all the delights this book promises, and delivers, as the... More

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“Intense, vibrant and enthralling.”

Craig Russell has done it again with this stunning stand-alone novel set in Hollywood. This is a dual timeline novel set in Hollywood in 1927 and Death Valley 40 years later, with occasional hops back to Louisiana at... More

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“inventive and gripping story”

I’ve been reading Craig Russell’s books for years. I was initially drawn to his books featuring Jan Fabel of the Hamburg Murder Squad and then a short series set on the gangster-ridden streets of Glasgow in the 1950s.... More

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