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Cult comedy star Garth Marenghi to return with new book ‘TerrorTome’

Garth Marengthi's TerrorTome arrives in November

By Nick Reilly

Garth Marenghi's Darkplace
Garth Marenghi's Darkplace

Garth Marenghi, the cult comedy character portrayed by Matthew Holness, is set to publish his first book this November.

Holness will release Garth Marengthi’s TerrorTome via Hodder & Stoughton imprint Coronet in November, with the book written from the perspective of the Darkplace star.

“Coming in November in hardback, ebook and audio: three spine-shattering tales of fright from Garth Marenghi’s long-lost multi-volume epic: TerrorTome,” wrote Holness on Twitter.

An official synopsis explains: “When horror writer Nick Steen gets sucked into a cursed typewriter by the terrifying Type-Face, Dark Lord of the Prolix, the hellish visions inside his head are unleashed for real. Forced to fight his escaping imagination – now leaking out of his own brain – Nick must defend the town of Stalkford from his own fictional horrors, including avascular-necrosis-obsessed serial killer Nelson Strain and Nick’s dreaded throppleganger, the Dark Third.

“Can he and Roz, his frequently incorrect female editor, hunt down these incarnate denizens of Nick’s rampaging imaginata before they destroy Stalkford, outer Stalkford and possibly slightly further? From the twisted genius of horror master Garth Marenghi – FrighternermanDarkscribeDoomsage (plus Man-Shee) – come three dark tales from his long-lost multi-volume epic: TerrorTome.”

Marenghi was created by Hollness and Richard Ayoade for a series of award-winning Edinburgh Fringe shows, before they joined forces with Matt Berry to collaborate on the acclaimed Channel 4 sitcom Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace.