Barnaby Walter’s SCUTTLE, his debut horror novel, has been acquired by HarperCollins, One More Chapter. The deal was announced on The Bookseller, where Barnaby mentioned that he is ‘thrilled to be journeying into a new area of storytelling and continuing my publishing with the brilliant team at HarperCollins and One More Chapter.’

SCUTTLE is about a girl who ends up dead with what looks like animal wounds. An animalistic killer is on the loose and nobody is safe. Only one person knows the truth and ‘his disturbing secret has eight legs and a taste for human flesh…’

The rights have been sold from Joanna Swainson to Jennie Rothwell, who commented that she has ‘always been a huge horror fan…Scuttle is unlike anything I’ve read before…’.


SCUTTLE will be available Autumn 2024.