One is a menacing traveler of dimensions with a unique look that has haunted people's nightmares for decades. The other is a daring detective who specializes in occult cases. Readers and viewers know them as Pinhead and Harry D’Amour, respectively, and though they have vastly different personalities, the two fictional figures have one big thing in common: they're both in Clive Barker's The Scarlet Gospels. Hitting bookstore shelves this May from St. Martin's PressThe Scarlet Gospels brings back two of Barker's most beloved characters, and we've been provided with the first two chapters from the anticipated novel for Daily Dead readers to enjoy.

"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?"

To learn more about purchasing a copy of The Scarlet Gospels from St. Martin's Press, visit:

You can read our early review of The Scarlet Gospels in the February issue of DEADLY Magazine, which also features original artwork from the great Clive Barker on the cover:

Click the cover to read the first two chapters from the great imaginer's newest novel:

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