HELLBLAZER's John Constantine must become part of HAUNTED PALACE--a closed-set reality game show (think BIG BROTHER) in order to deal with a supernatural murder of one of the contestants. He enters as a 'surprise' contestant and meets the other participants, learning that they all have secrets and that one of them must be 'channeling' poltergeists and/or be the murderer. However, John soon learns that he is in fact in a game-show which is being broadcast only to the denizens of Hell, who have chosen him to be the next contestant. Now he has to figure out who's the killer but also how to escape with his soul in one piece.
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About the Author
One of the most successful -- and bestselling -- Scottish crime authors around, Ian Rankin is perhaps most famous for the acclaimed Inspector Rebus series, which has consistently topped the Sunday Times bestseller lists, and was adapted into a mega-popular television series across the pond.
Hometown:Edinburgh, London and France
Date of Birth:April 28, 1960
Place of Birth:Cardenden, Scotland
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Constantine becomes one of the housemates at a horror version of Big Brother in order to solve a supernatural murder, only to realize that he has been tricked into the house by the denizens of Hell. The premise is not exactly a stroke of genius, but as Rankin is a practiced plot-writer, the story was intriguing and kept me turning the pages to see how it all would resolve. The writing is not exceptional but stays true to Constantine's voice and although the stark black-and-white drawings are not my favorite, they do add a noir feel to the story. What results is a decent part of the mythos for Constantine-fans and an imaginative addition to the oeuvre for Rankin-fans, but I wouldn't recommend this to someone who wasn't one or the other.
Ian Rankin does a John Constantine graphic novel - brilliant for fans of either! There's a new reality TV show, based on scaring the participants. But more frights than the producers have set up are appearing. Or so they say, when enlisting Constantine as supernatural detective/ghost buster. Good story line; but the black & white art work isn't my favourite Constantine. (Not the worst, either, just not great.)