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Black Shuck - The Devil's Dog - a terrifying new supernatural thriller
by Piers Warren set in the village of Blakeney on the North Norfolk coast.

Shortlisted for the East Anglian Book Awards
Norfolk Magazine's Book of the Month

"Bolt the door and read the book"
Eastern Daily Press

For centuries Black Shuck has patrolled the coastal paths of Norfolk – a spectral portent of death. But now the phantom dog is evolving into something altogether more horrifying. Gaining strength and powers by the day, Shuck has developed a gruesome appetite – a hunger he sets out to satiate ...

Wildlife film-maker Harry Lambert needs a serious rest. His best friend is dead, his wife has left him and his career is on the rocks. A spot of bird-watching on the Norfolk coast should help ... but when Harry stumbles into Black Shuck's territory, the hellhound finds the victim it was hunting for ...


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Quite simply, the best book I have read in a long time

The definition of a page-turner
The legend of Black Shuck is part of our folk heritage, told here by a master storyteller
At some points you will be too scared to turn the pages
A truly unique book
I challenge any Reader to remain cool and calm by the last page - it is terrific.
Evocative descriptions of the North Norfolk coast ... powerful word pictures ... a memorable climax

Lashings of satanic suspense
This novel left me transfixed

I simply could not put it down


The black dog that inspired The Hound of the Baskervilles

Black Shuck: The Devil's Dog ISBN  978-1-905843-01-5
Paperback book 300 pages
also available for Kindle

Halloween 2016 – a new anthology of East Anglian Ghost Stories was published, featuring a short prequel to Black Shuck by Piers Warren – Shadows on the Fens


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