Fiction Peter Straub The Hellfire Club

ISBN 13: 9780006498483

The Hellfire Club

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9780006498483: The Hellfire Club

"Surprising twists [and a] wildly inventive plot."
--The New York Times

They are dying, one by one. Wealthy, middle-aged women in an exclusive Connecticut suburb. Their murderer remains at large. Nora Chancel, wife of publishing scion Davey Chancel, fears she may be next. After all, her past has branded her a victim . . . .

"Combines the intellectual-puzzle mystery with a powerful vein of psycho-thriller suspense."
--The Washington Post

Then Davey tells Nora a surreal story about the Hellfire Club, where years before he met an obsessed fan of Chancel House's most successful book, Night Journey--a book that has a strange history of its own. . . .

"One of the most chilling villains to come along since Hannibal Lecter."
--San Francisco Chronicle

Suddenly terror engulfs Nora: She must defend herself against fantastic accusations even as a madman lies in wait. And when he springs, she will embark on a night journey that will put her victimhood to rest forever, dead or alive. . . .
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Straub's recent series of books, while excellent, have been dense and rather cerebral as horror books go. This one, while employing many of the same devices about family secrets and mysteries half-buried in the past, has an action storyline with a viscerally satisfying villain and a strong female protagonist. The premise is that the history of a famous fantasy novel not only concerns some eccentric authors, but collides with a wily killer on a rampage. The settings--in seedy motel rooms, New England houses, a bizarre private club and an over-the-hill literary retreat--are especially fun.

From the Back Cover:

"The Hellfire Club moves like an express train."
--STEPHEN KING

"SURPRISING TWISTS [AND A] WILDLY INVENTIVE PLOT."
--The New York Times

"COMBINES THE INTELLECTUAL-PUZZLE MYSTERY WITH A POWERFUL VEIN OF PSYCHO-THRILLER SYSPENSE."
--The Washington Post

"ONE OF THE MOST CHILLING VILLAINS TO COME ALONG SINCE HANNIBAL LECTER."
--San Francisco Chronicle

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