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The Hammer of Dr Valentine

Two years ago, a series of horrific murders shocked the city of Bristol. These were killings so elaborate in their planning, and so outrageous in their execution, that they made national headlines for weeks. 

Now the journalists who wrote the stories behind those headlines are beginning to die, in ways even more gruesome, even more flamboyant, and even more unbelievable than the murders they themselves wrote about at such length in the national dailies all those months ago.

Dr Edward Valentine, brilliant surgeon and the maniac responsible for the Nine Deaths, has not been seen since he escaped the police following a final confrontation.

Has he returned? 

Is he now intent on punishing the British tabloid press that he feels has misrepresented him?

Has he chosen as the most appropriate method of punishment that most British of institutions, the Hammer Horror film?

What do you think?

And how many times will the Hammer of Dr Valentine strike before he can be stopped?

Of course, there’s only one way to find out…

Available now in paperback and limited edition hardback from Spectral Press. To get a copy, click the link


Reviews and Comments

"What a joy to have Dr Valentine back…and with Hammer as his inspiration! John L Probert delivers another fiendishly nasty page turner."

Reece Shearsmith, Actor and Author

Another highly entertaining and ingenious piece of writing from John Llewellyn Probert, and one which I highly recommend you purchase.

From a review at Dark Musings

No need to hammer the point home, Dr Valentine is carving a niche for himself in the annals of horror fiction.

From a review at Sci-Fi Bulletin

Buy a ticket, take the ride. It's one of the wildest and most satisfying that you'll have had in a while - especially if you're a Hammer fan.

From a review at Dread Central

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