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The Devil Aspect

(2019)
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Steeped in the folklore of Eastern Europe, and set in the shadow of Nazi darkness erupting just beyond the Czech border, this bone-chilling, richly imagined novel is propulsively entertaining, and impossible to put down.

Czechoslovakia, 1935: Viktor Kosárek, a newly trained psychiatrist who studied under Carl Jung, arrives at the infamous Hrad Orlu Asylum for the Criminally Insane. The facility is located in a medieval mountaintop castle surrounded by forests, on a site that is well known for concealing dark secrets going back many centuries. The asylum houses six inmates--the country's most treacherous killers--known to the terrified public as the Devil's Six. Viktor intends to use a new medical technique to prove that these patients share a common archetype of evil, a phenomenon he calls The Devil Aspect. Yet as he begins to learn the stunning secrets of these patients, he must face the unnerving possibility that these six may share a darker truth.
     Meanwhile, in Prague, fear grips the city as a phantom serial killer emerges in the dark alleys. Police investigator Lukas Smolak, desperate to locate the culprit (a copycat of Jack the Ripper), turns to Viktor and the doctors at Hrad Orlu for their expertise with the psychotic criminal mind. And Viktor finds himself wrapped up in a case more terrifying than he could have ever imagined.


Genre: Historical Mystery

Praise for this book

"A tour de force: a clever and visceral thriller with a one-two-three knockout of an ending that left me dazed. The brooding backdrop of a Czechoslovakia on the brink of World War II just adds another layer of atmosphere to an already nightmarish read." - Lincoln Child

"Deep, dark, and twisty, The Devil Aspect will keep you up all night reading . . . With all the lights on. Russell has created a gripping masterpiece of a thriller!" - Alex Grecian


Used availability for Craig Russell's The Devil Aspect

Hardback Editions

June 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Devil Aspect: The Strange Truth Behind the Occurrences at Hrad Orlu Asylum for the Criminally Insane (Thorndike Press Large Print Bill's Bookshelf)
Author(s): Craig Russell
ISBN: 1-4328-6548-X / 978-1-4328-6548-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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March 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Devil Aspect: 'A blood-pumping, nerve-shredding thriller'
Author(s): Craig Russell
ISBN: 1-4721-2835-4 / 978-1-4721-2835-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
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March 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Devil Aspect: A Novel
Author(s): Craig Russell
ISBN: 0-385-54436-7 / 978-0-385-54436-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

January 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Devil Aspect: A Novel
Author(s): Craig Russell
ISBN: 0-525-56478-0 / 978-0-525-56478-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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October 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Devil Aspect: 'A blood-pumping, nerve-shredding thriller'
Author(s): Craig Russell
ISBN: 1-4721-2833-8 / 978-1-4721-2833-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
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March 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Devil Aspect: 'A blood-pumping, nerve-shredding thriller'
Author(s): Craig Russell
ISBN: 1-4721-2834-6 / 978-1-4721-2834-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
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Audio Editions

September 2019 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Devil Aspect
Author(s): Craig Russell
ISBN: 1-4450-8270-5 / 978-1-4450-8270-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2019 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Devil Aspect
Author(s): Craig Russell
ISBN: 1-4450-8271-3 / 978-1-4450-8271-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


March 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Devil Aspect
Author(s): Craig Russell
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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March 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Devil Aspect
Author(s): Craig Russell
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon AU   


March 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Devil Aspect
Author(s): Craig Russell
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon UK   


March 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Devil Aspect: A Novel
Author(s): Craig Russell
Publisher: Random House Audio
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March 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Devil Aspect: A Novel
Author(s): Craig Russell
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Kindle Editions

March 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Devil Aspect: 'A blood-pumping, nerve-shredding thriller'
Author(s): Craig Russell
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


March 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Devil Aspect: A Novel
Author(s): Craig Russell
Publisher: Anchor
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA