The Chalk Man


Suspense & Thriller

UK Publication

Penguin Random House / Michael Joseph, January 2018

US Publication

Penguin Random House / Crown, January 2018

Film & TV

Buccaneer Media

Press and Reviews

A band of preteens in a quaint English village in the late 1980s confront true evil and grapple with the lifelong consequences in this gripping debut…”

An absorbing debut with a well-crafted mystery and a solid dose of Stand by Me creepiness.”

C.J. Tudor bursts onto the scene with a page-turning thriller that draws simple but terrifying lines about evil and the haunting nature of childhood. Flip open…”

The grip the past has on the present reveals itself in ever more sinister and macabre ways in this utterly original and relentlessly compelling psychological thriller.…”

Absolutely brilliant. I was enthralled from start to finish. I was expecting a creepy horror story that I’d have to read with all the lights on…”

The Chalk Man” is an unpredictable and engaging thriller: sinister, tragic, and with a beautifully rendered sense of time and place. That final page still haunts…”

I absolutely loved The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor! It’s a dark, mesmerising thriller with an ending that left me with goosebumps!”

In The Chalk Man, C.J. Tudor brilliantly weaves past and present into a haunting, vividly imagined tale. Much more than a murder mystery, it is a…”

If you’re looking for a psychological thriller this holiday I recommend this. I’m very fussy with books because I never have time to read but this…”

Completely engrossing. Reminiscent of those unsettling Stephen King stories of childhood.”