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US Trade Paperback

Scarlet Gospels US trade paperback 2016

St Martin's Griffin is set to publish a trade paperback edition of The Scarlet Gospels. Set for release on 17 May 2016 it will retail for $16.99 - pre-orders are currently available, some at a discounted price...

  • May 2016
  • Trade Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781250056177
  • 368 pages
  • $16.99

Bestseller Lists

The Scarlet Gospels has entered the New York Times' bestseller lists ranked at number 9 in hardback fiction for the week ending May 23, 2015. In the UK, Nielsen Book Data records sales of 6,119 copies in week 22 of 2015, also putting it at number 9 in the UK hardback fiction chart.
Also in the UK, Waterstones (which had exclusive early stock) saw The Scarlet Gospels enter its hardback fiction chart at number 3 for the week ending 16 May 2015, followed by a week at number 4 the following week.

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Scarlet Gospels Giveaway
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St Martin's Press
Scarlet Gospels - St Martin's Press

Clive is delighted to announce that St Martin's Press has acquired world English rights to publish The Scarlet Gospels, his upcoming novel featuring Pinhead and Harry D'Amour.
St Martin's has a page of pre-order links here.
Our pal with the pins Scott Bakula as Harry D'Amour
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St Martin's Press : "Featuring iconic characters, Pinhead and Harry D'Amour, in a good versus evil saga that goes straight to Hell, The Scarlet Gospels is Barker's first novel for adults since 2007.
"The Scarlet Gospels takes readers back many years to the early days of two of Barker's most iconic characters in a battle of good and evil as old as time: The long beleaguered detective Harry D'Amour, investigator of all supernatural, magical, and malevolent crimes faces off against his formidable, and intensely evil rival, Pinhead, the priest of hell. Barker devotees have been waiting for The Scarlet Gospels with bated breath for years, and it's everything they've begged for and more. Bloody, terrifying, and brilliantly complex, fans and newcomers alike will not be disappointed by the epic, visionary tale that is The Scarlet Gospels. Barker's horror will make your worst nightmares seem like bedtime stories. The Gospels are coming. Are you ready?"

St Martin's has scheduled a 19 May 2015 US publication date as follows:
  • 19 May 2015
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9781250055804
  • ISBN10: 1250055806
  • 6.13 x 9.25 inches, 352 pages
  • $26.99
...and as an eBook:
  • May 2015
  • eBook
  • ISBN: 9781466859555
  • 368 pages
  • $12.99
Also available from Macmillan Audio with unabridged reading by John Lee:
  • May 2015
  • Audio CD
  • ISBN: 9781427261571
  • 9 CDs, 11 hours
  • Run Time: 11:30:0
  • $39.99
  • May 2015
  • Digital audio
  • ISBN: 9781427261588
  • Run Time: 11:0:0
  • $23.99
The Scarlet Gospels

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Macmillan : "The gates to Hell are open and something beckons... The last of Earth's magicians are living in fear. A Cenobite Hell Priest known as Pinhead is killing them off, gorging on their knowledge to enhance his own magical powers as part of a quest to takeover Hell.
"Meanwhile, Private Investigator Harry D'Amour is fulfilling the final wishes of the dead, who communicate with his business associate, the blind medium Norma Paine. But while investigating one such case, Harry inadvertently opens up a rift between hell and the real world.
"When nemesis Pinhead emerges through the portal, a vicious battle ensues. After failing to enlist Harry as one of his Scarlet Gospels, an elite group of indefatigable messengers who will witness his takeover of hell, Pinhead captures Norma and Harry realizes he must go through hell - literally - to save her."

Macmillan has scheduled a 21 May 2015 UK publication date for hardback and trade paperback [for export] and audio download editions as follows:
  • 21 May 2015
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9781447266983
  • 234mm x 153mm, 288 pages
  • £18.99
  • 21 May 2015
  • Trade paperback
  • ISBN: 9781447267003
  • 234mm x 153mm, 288 pages
  • £13.99
  • 21 May 2015
  • Audio download
  • ISBN: 9781509802869
  • Running time: 660 Minutes
  • £19.99

The Scarlet Gospels - art for limited edition by Edward Miller

Earthling Publications : "Earthling Publications is thrilled to announce that we have acquired the rights to publish the limited, signed, deluxe edition of Clive Barker's THE SCARLET GOSPELS... Details regarding print run, design, and special features will be announced and ordering will commence by January 1, 2015."

The Scarlet Gospels Deluxe Edition is Coming

By Paul Miller, Earthling Publications, 31 October 2014 (note - full text online at

A limited edition is also planned from Earthling Publications - in two states, with orders accepted at Earthling from 19 January 2015.
Click here for updated detail on the additional content planned for this edition.
  • Summer 2015 (numbered edition)
  • Hardcover, slipcased edition limited to 500 signed, numbered copies @ $250
  • Hardcover, traycased edition limited to 26 signed, lettered copies, price and date tbc
  • 350+ pages (tbc)
  • Illustrated by Malleus (cover art), Edward Miller (interior art - as above)

Seraphim : "Clive's health prevents him from doing a signing tour for this book, so for a limited time we are offering the option of having your copy signed by Clive for a $35 surcharge."

The Scarlet Gospels

By [ ],, 7 February 2015

Seraphim is offering signed copies direct, from, shipping from June 2015, as follows:
  • US Hardcover, signed, with postcard, bookmark @ $61.99
  • UK Hardcover, signed, with postcard, bookmark @ $69.99
  • US Hardcover, signed, with postcard, bookmark, David Mack sketch @ $136.99
  • UK Hardcover, signed, with postcard, bookmark, David Mack sketch @ $144.99
Additionally, commemorative medallions (art by Dave Richardson) are available from, shipping from May 2015:
  • Pewter medallion @ $29.99
  • Pewter medallion, with signed card @ $64.99
  • Bronze medallion @ $79.99
  • Bronze medallion, with signed card @ $114.99
Scarlet Gospels cards Scarlet Gospels medals

The Scarlet Gospels - Das Scharlachrote Evangelium

Festa : [in translation] "Barker is back! This is the event of the year in the horror genre. This summer will see the appearance of Clive Barker's The Scarlet Gospels. Two iconic characters of the horror genre provide the ultimate battle: Harry d'Amour, the detective of the supernatural, is up against Pinhead, the priest of Hell."

Das Scharlachrote Evangelium

By [ ], Festa, 11 February 2015 (note - full text at /

Festa is publishing a German edition of The Scarlet Gospels, as follows:
  • 25 June 2015
  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9783865523792
  • 200mm x 125mm, 464 pages
  • trans - Claudia Rapp
  • €13.95
Scarlet Gospels MS

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