Clive Barker announces completion of D’Amour/Pinhead novel, “THE SCARLET GOSPELS”


Having long planned to pit his occult detective Harry D’Amour against possibly his most iconic creation Pinhead, the great Clive Barker has confirmed completion of that novel, THE SCARLET GOSPELS.

Writing on his Facebook, Barker says “I thought you might like to know that THE SCARLET GOSPELS, a large novel which sets Harry D’Amour against the Hell Priest Pinhead, is finished, and has been delivered to my agent. I don’t yet have a publication date for it, but as soon as I do you’ll be the first to know. I won’t say anything about the narrative except this: it’s a HORROR NOVEL with the graphic violence and perverse eroticism of the most intense tales from the Books Of Blood. Please feel free to share this news with any friends who might have been wondering about the book: THE SCARLET GOSPELS ARE FINISHED.”

Clearly he, and we, are enthused.

D’Amour first debuted in BOOKS OF BLOOD story “The Last Illusion,” and can also be seen in THE GREAT AND SECRET SHOW and EVERVILLE. Pinhead was a minor presence in novella THE HELLBOUND HEART, but of course, led the HELLRAISER films and is now the star of a comics series which Barker oversees.

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