Devil House: A Novel

Devil House: A Novel

by John Darnielle
Devil House: A Novel

Devil House: A Novel

by John Darnielle


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From John Darnielle, the New York Times bestselling author and the singer-songwriter of the Mountain Goats, comes an epic, gripping novel about murder, truth, and the dangers of storytelling.

Gage Chandler is descended from kings. That’s what his mother always told him when he was a child. Years later, he is a true crime writer, with one grisly success—and a movie adaptation—to his name, along with a series of subsequent less notable efforts. But now he is being offered the chance for the big break: to move into the house where a pair of briefly notorious murders occurred, apparently the work of disaffected teens during the Satanic Panic of the 1980s. Chandler finds himself in Milpitas, California, a small town whose name rings a bell—his closest childhood friend lived there, once upon a time. He begins his research into the murders with diligence and enthusiasm, but soon the story leads him into a puzzle he never expected—back into his own work and what it means, back to the very core of what he does and who he is.

Devil House is John Darnielle’s most ambitious work yet, a book that blurs the line between fact and fiction, that combines daring formal experimentation with a spellbinding tale of crime, writing, memory, and artistic obsession.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250862884
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 10/04/2022
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 123,526
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

John Darnielle’s first novel, Wolf in White Van, was a New York Times bestseller, a National Book Award nominee, and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times’ Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction; his second, Universal Harvester, was also a New York Times bestseller and was a finalist for the Locus Award. He lives in Durham, North Carolina, with his wife and sons.
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