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Catacombs of Terror, Paperback / softback Book

Catacombs of Terror Paperback / softback


Following the discovery of the lost manuscript, Catacombs of Terror by Radiohead artist Stanley Donwood is being published by the Scratter & Pomace imprint of Tangent Books.

Catacombs of Terror was written by Donwood for a GBP5 bet that he could write a 50,000-word pulp fiction novel in 30 days.

Donwood won the bet and a limited-edition of 1,000 books was published by Hedonist in 2002.

Donwood then updated the story with hand-written notes, but the manuscript was thought lost until it came into the possession of Tangent Books. Catacombs of Terror is set in Donwood's home town of Bath.

It's a pulp-fiction novel starring private eye Martin Valpolicella who is drawn into a dark underworld of subterranean terror involving drugs, guns and pigs. Previous books by Stanley Donwood include: Slowly Downward, Tangent Books (2005) 978-0954417-73-4 Household Worms, Tangent Book (2011) 978-1906477-55-4


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Tangent Books
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  • Category: Thriller / suspense
  • ISBN: 9781910089156

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