The Last of Philip Banter

John Franklin Bardin


Philip Banter is a little too fond of drink, and his marriage is not what it should be. That doesn’t mean he’s losing his mind.
      Then Philip finds in his office fifteen pages of a manuscript entitled “Confession.” He reads about a surprise dinner party his wife held, of the conversation that took place and — to his horror — of his own infidelity. But the “confession” turns out to be a prophecy: accurate in almost every detail.
      Is he the victim of a conspiracy to kill him or drive him mad, or did he type the manuscript himself? As the “confession” grows lengthier and more destructive, can he find the willpower to resist its terrifying inevitability?
      This new edition of The Last of Philip Banter features a new introduction by Ramsey Campbell. Combined with cover art by Dan Rempel, this new edition of The Last of Philip Banter is essential psychological noir reading.

edition information

  • New introduction by Ramsey Campbell.
  • Signed by Ramsey Campbell and cover artist Dan Rempel.
  • Facsimile signature by John Franklin Bardin.
  • 300 signed copies.
  • Bound in full black cloth.
  • Patterned endpapers.
  • Head and tail bands.
  • 5½ × 8½ inches.
  • 230 pages.
  • Published December 2020.
  • ISBN 978-1-61347-268-2.