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The Walls of the Castle by Tom Piccirilli

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Black Labyrinth Book I: Tom Piccirilli


From four-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award, two-time winner of the International Thriller Writers Award and finalist for the 2009 Edgar Allan Poe Award Tom Piccirilli comes an intense and visceral psychological thriller novella, the first title in the Black Labyrinth imprint illustrated by Gothic artist Santiago Caruso.

An atmospheric yet action-packed, mature psychological thriller that is part examination into the bonds of family and part treatise on the nature of identity, The Walls of the Castle explores the deepest areas of what makes us who we are. With a noir sensibility and complexity of character, the novella is a hybrid psychological thriller that's part suspense tale, part family saga, and part literate mystery.

Features original color front cover artwork and four original B&W interior illustrations by artist Santiago Caruso.

 

Table of Contents

The Walls of the Castle (all editions)
Face Blindness (hardcover editions only)
What I found in my Spinal Fluid This Time (ultra-deluxe tome only)

Praise for The Walls of the Castle and Tom Piccirilli

"Kasteel is a classic Piccirilli character, a broken, grief-stricken man on a classic Piccirilli quest for redemption. In its own way, The Castle is a classic Piccirilli character as well, a mercurial entity with layers upon layers of secrets." - FEAR NET

"As the first entry of a planned ten in Dark Region’s Black Labyrinth imprint, it is worth noting the difference you get in these books. Namely, the cover and interior artwork by Santiago Caruso, which is to be the calling card of all of the Black Labyrinth books. I’m a nut for interior artwork anyways (just look at my ravings in the Hiram Grange reviews). It adds so much to the impact of the story when done right. But Santiago does something special here. His work is as concrete and as ethereal and the words on the page. Images that initially seem only slightly off but become more bizarre the more you consider them. Images that add to the story instead of simply replicating it. Hopefully the other books in the series are done this well." - Horror News

"[The Walls of the Castle] is a novella with the paramount importance of three Ls: love, life, and loss. The setting is unbelievably believable and the atmosphere is nearly tangible. The author manages to modernize the Gothic concept of a castle turning it into an outpost of death, life, desperation, help and hope." - Zulfiya Trotter

"[A Choir of Ill Children is] A wonderfully wacked, disorienting, fully creepy book…The poetic nature of the prose and seriousness of intent carried the day in every scene." - Dean Koontz, New York Times bestselling author of the Odd Thomas series

"Piccirilli straddles genres with the boldness of the best writers today, blending suspense and crime fiction into tight, brutal masterpieces." - James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Colony

"Tom Piccirilli is a powerful, hard-hitting, fiercely original writer of suspense. I highly recommend him." - David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of Creepers

 

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Editions

Ultra-Deluxe Oversized Tome

  • Mint and first edition
  • Limited to 13 signed and numbered copies worldwide
  • Hand numbered 1-13
  • Oversized at 8.5"x11"
  • Bound in black cowhide
  • Signed by author Tom Piccirilli, artist Santiago Caruso and editor Chris Morey
  • Printed on an offset press
  • 70# Classic Crest paper
  • Smyth sewn
  • Spine stamped with title and author name in gold foil
  • Front cover stamped with title and author name in gold foil
  • Black end papers
  • Black book ribbon
  • Black header
  • Includes title novella, bonus novelette Face Blindness and exclusive afterword "What I found in my Spinal Fluid This Time" by author Tom Piccirilli
  • Housed in a specialty leatherette-bound Black Labyrinth traycase

 

Deluxe Slipcased Hardcover

  • Mint and first edition
  • Limited to 26 signed and lettered copies worldwide
  • Hand lettered A-Z
  • Bound in black bonded leather
  • Signed by author Tom Piccirilli and artist Santiago Caruso
  • Spine stamped with title and author name in gold foil
  • Front cover stamped with title and author name in gold foil
  • Black end papers
  • Black book ribbon
  • Black header
  • 60# natural Cougar paper
  • Printed on an offset press
  • Smyth sewn
  • Housed in a leatherette-bound Black Labyrinth slipcase

 

 

Limited Edition Hardcover

  • Mint and first edition
  • Limited to 200 signed and numbered copies worldwide
  • Hand numbered 1-200
  • Bound in black leatherette
  • Signed by author Tom Piccirilli
  • Spine stamped with title and author name in gold foil
  • Front cover stamped with the Black Labyrinth logo in gold and bronze foil
  • Black end papers
  • Black book ribbon
  • Black header
  • Printed on an offset press
  • Smyth sewn
  • 60# natural Cougar paper

 

Book Details and Specifications

Author: Tom Piccirilli
Front Cover & Interior Illustrator: Santiago Caruso
Editor: Chris Morey
ISBN-13: 9781937128425
Page count: 102
Ultra-Deluxe Tome size: 8.5"x11"
Other Editions Size: 6"x9"
Publication date: 11/13/2012
Ultra-Deluxe Hardcover pricing: $300 USD
Deluxe Slipcased Hardcover pricing: $99 USD
Limited Hardcover pricing: $40 USD
Trade Paperback pricing: $14.95 USD
Ebook pricing: $3.99 USD

 

Ordering and Shipping Information

Both hardcover editions are eligible for free shipping (USPS Media Mail).  All physical editions are also eligible for Priority Mail and Express Mail.  Hardcover editions are packed securely in bubble mailer/cardboard box/flat rate box/flat rate padded envelope with cushioning materials. Dark Regions Press has a new standard for safety in our packing methods to ensure hardcover integrity, but will work to the fullest extent with any custom shipping requests. Media Mail can take 7-10 business days, Priority Mail can take 3-5 business days while Express Mail can take 1-3 business days.  Other shipping arrangements can be made upon query.

Orders are accepted with Visa, Mastercard, Discover card, American Express and PayPal.  Payment via check or money order can be arranged upon query.  We are not processing orders over the phone at this time.

First-time customers who leave a note in the order comments and order this title will receive a 20% off coupon insert with their order for use on the DarkRegions.com website.

Number requests for hardcover editions can be made and will be fulfilled if numbers are available.

All physical editions are eligible for USPS Priority Mail International, First Class International and Express Mail International.  Discounted international rates are offered and if chosen we will ship via the cheapest means (for international this usually means USPS First Class International).  Other international postage costs are automatically calculated via the USPS server. Hardcover editions are packed securely in cardboard box/flat rate box/flat rate padded envelope with cushioning materials.  Trade paperbacks are packed securely in bubble mailers/flat rate padded envelope with cushioning materials. Dark Regions Press has a new standard for safety in our packing methods to ensure hardcover integrity, but will work to the fullest extent with any custom shipping requests.  Other shipping arrangements can be made upon query.

Orders are accepted with Visa, Mastercard, Discover card, American Express and PayPal.  Payment via check or money order can be arranged upon query.  We are not processing orders over the phone at this time.

First-time customers who leave a note in the order comments and order this title will receive a 20% off coupon insert with their order for use on the DarkRegions.com website.

Number requests for hardcover editions can be made and will be fulfilled if numbers are available.

 

About the author

Tom Piccirilli is an American novelist and short story writer. He has sold over 150 stories in the mystery, thriller, horror, erotica, and science fiction fields. Piccirilli is a two-time winner of the International Thriller Writers Award for "Best Paperback Original" (2008, 2010). He is a four-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award. He was also a finalist for the 2009 Edgar Allan Poe Award given by the Mystery Writers of America, a final nominee for the Fantasy Award, and he won the first Bram Stoker Award given in the category of "Best Poetry Collection".

 

About the artist

Santiago Caruso was born in 1982, in Quilmes, Argentina.  He is a symbolist and surreal artist, with an avant-garde concept but rooted in the nineteenth century´s  decadentism. Dedicated to the fantastique,  metaphysical horror and poetry, he had illustrated books for Libros del Zorro Rojo, Dark Regions Press, Ex Occidente Press, Tordesilhas, Tartarus Press, Random House Mondadori, Planeta and Penguin.

His work stands out both for the vigor of its poetry as well as for its technique. Member of the Beinart Surreal Art Collective since 2010, the artwork of Caruso is well represented in galleries and museums of Buenos Aires, United States, United Kingdom, Mexico and Spain.

 

Black Labyrinth

An imprint of ten psychological horror novels and novellas from the living masters of dark fiction illustrated by surrealist artist Santiago Caruso. Available in ebook, trade paperback and premium Black Labyrinth signed limited edition hardcovers.

Book I: Tom Piccirilli

Book II: Joe R. Lansdale (Kickstarter begins Tuesday, October 8th)

 

 

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The Walls of the Castle by Tom Piccirilli
Author:
Tom Piccirilli
Cover artist:
Santiago Caruso
Publication date:
11/13/2012
Black Labyrinth Book:
1

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