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the last gargoyle


What goes bump in the night? If you’re lucky, I do.
— Penhallow, the last Grotesque in Boston

Penhallow is the last of his kind. The stone gargoyle--he'd prefer you call him a Grotesque--fearlessly protects his Boston building from the undead Netherkin who haunt the night. But even he is outmatched when Hetty, his newest ward, nearly falls victim to the sinister Boneless King, ruler of the underworld.

Then there's Viola, the mysterious girl with the violin case who keeps turning up at the most unlikely times. In a world where nightmares come to life, Viola could be just the ally Penhallow needs. But can he trust her when every shadow hides another secret? Can he afford not to?

Award winning author Paul Durham delivers a twisted tale about a lonely gargoyle who discovers he isn't alone at all.

preorder now to get your invite to the live, online pre-launch party

Why preorder your copy of The Last Gargoyle? Well, if you plan on buying it anyway, preordering offers the following advantages: 1) you can get a discount, 2) it helps me by telling the the publishing world that there's an eager audience waiting for this book, and 3) it gets you on the guest list for my first ever live, online Pre-Launch Party!

When you preorder The Last Gargoyle, be sure to tweet or post the following message on Twitter and/or Instagram:

I just preordered #TheLastGargoyle by @pauldurhambooks! @randomhousekids

You need to tag me and #TheLastGargoyle so I can find you. Once you do, I'll add you to the guest list for the live, online event coming at the end of the year. You can preorder from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, your favorite independent bookseller, or anywhere else books or sold. Just be sure to let everyone know through social media. If you're not on social media, send me an email at so I can add you to that list!

penhallow on twitter

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