The Carnival Master

The Carnival Master

(Jan Fabel: book 4): a simply masterful and unforgettable thriller about vengeance, violence and victory…


Fans of Stuart MacBride, James Oswald and Ian Rankin will love this dangerously dark and utterly compelling thriller from the pen of prizewinning and bestselling author Craig Russell. You won't be able to put it down...

'Absolutely loved it...The kind of thriller that made me wat to be a writer in the first place' - Christopher Brookmyre

'Don't have any doubts just read. Craig Russell is an absolute master' -- ***** Reader review
'Gripping and compelling' -- ***** Reader review
'A gripping, clever and intelligently written crime novel' -- ***** Reader review
'A truly superb thriller' -- ***** Reader review
'A riveting read, full of complex twist and turns, a real page turner, you won't want to put down.' -- ***** Reader review

The Cologne police know a woman is going to die. They know the day it will happen.
And they're powerless to stop it.

They call on an outside expert: Jan Fabel, head of Hamburg's Murder Squad and Germany's leading authority on serial killers.

Fabel is on the point of leaving the police for good, but Carnival in Cologne is a time when the world goes crazy, and he is drawn into the hunt for the Carnival Cannibal. What he doesn't know is that he is on a collision course with a crack special forces unit from Ukraine and a disturbed colleague with a score to settle.

Fabel finds himself on a trail of betrayal and vengeance, violence and death. And once more he faces his greatest enemy. The true Master of the Carnival.


  • Absolutely loved it ... The kind of thriller writing that made me want to be a writer in the first place
    Christopher Brookmyre

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Craig Russell

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