House with No Doors: No One Keeps Secrets Like the Dead... (Paperback)

House with No Doors: No One Keeps Secrets Like the Dead... By Jeff Noon Cover Image

House with No Doors: No One Keeps Secrets Like the Dead... (Paperback)


At first glance, Leonard Graves’ death was unremarkable. Sleeping pills, a bottle of vodka, a note saying goodbye.

But when Detective Henry Hobbes discovers a grave in the basement, he realizes there is something far more sinister at work. Further investigation unearths more disturbing evidence.

Scattered around the old house are women’s dresses. All made of the same material. All made in the same colors. And all featuring a rip across the stomach, smeared in blood. As the investigation continues and the body count rises, Hobbes must also deal with the disappearance of his son, the break-up of his family and a growing sense that something horrific happened in the Graves’ household.

And he’s running out of time to find out what.
Jeff Noon trained in the visual arts and drama and was active on the post-punk music scene before becoming a playwright, and then a novelist. Most recently publishing a crime novel, Slow Motion Ghosts, his other novels include Vurt, Pollen, Automated Alice, Nymphomation, Needle in the Groove, Falling Out of Cars, Channel SK1N, Mappalujo (with Steve Beard), A Man of Shadows, and The Body Library. He has also published two collections of short fiction, Pixel Juice and Cobralingus. He lives in Brighton.

Product Details ISBN: 9781784163549
ISBN-10: 1784163546
Publisher: Black Swan
Publication Date: January 1st, 2023
Pages: 384
Language: English
"An excellent book ... a novel drenched in that most elusive and valuable of literary elements - atmosphere." —The Spectator

"Fizzes with tension fused with underlying'll be hooked." —Peterborough Telegraph

"Unsettling [and] largely successful in stirring the supernatural into the brew as beleaguered detective Henry Hobbes investigates a series of bloody slayings." Financial Times

Praise for A Man of Shadows:

“This superb novel of light, glass and blood proves again that Jeff Noon is one of our few true visionaries.” —Warren Ellis

“A disturbing and bizarre journey by one of the great masters of weird fiction.” —Adrian Tchaikovsky, Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning author of Children of Time

Every Jeff Noon novel is a wonderful, precious thing. These are bad times, and we need him more than ever.” —Dave Hutchinson, British Science Fiction Association award-winning author of the Europe series

“Style has always been Noon’s strongest suit, and in creating the varied cityscapes of A Man of Shadows, his talent for hallucinatory imagery has found a perfect match. This book is absolutely drenched in arresting visuals.” —Sam Reader for The B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog

Manchester’s delirious prophet returns with scripture written in shadow and light.” —Kieron Gillen, co-creator of The Wicked + The Divine

“Noon has written a kaleidoscopic noir novel of dizzying dream logic.” —Publishers Weekly

“[Noon’s] prose takes you to weird and scary places other novelists don’t go - a reminder why he’s so revered.” —SFX magazine

“While Vurt was undeniably the in-your-face work of a brash wunderkind,A Man of Shadows is arguably even better: the product of a more mature, surer writer with less desire to awe the reader for the sheer sake of showing off his chops, and more intent on producing emotional resonances, more vivid storylines, and imparting whatever hard-earned wisdom the writer has garnered.” —Paul di Filippo, for Locus