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Shaun Hutson - Author

About the Author

Born and brought up in Hertfordshire, Shaun Hutson now lives and writes in Buckinghamshire where he has lived since 1986.
 

After being expelled from school, he worked at many jobs, including a cinema doorman, a barman, and a shop assistant - all of which he was sacked from - before becoming a professional author in 1983.

He has since written 26 bestselling novels as well as writing for radio, magazines and television. Shaun has also written exclusively for the Internet, a short story entitled RED STUFF and an interactive story, SAVAGES, both of which can be found on the 'Exclusives' page.

Having made his name as a horror author with bestsellers such as SPAWN, EREBUS, RELICS and DEATHDAY (acquiring the nicknames 'The Godfather of Gore' and 'The Shakespeare of Gore' in the process) he has since produced a number of very dark urban thrillers such as LUCY'S CHILD, STOLEN ANGELS, WHITE GHOST and PURITY. His latest novel, entitled NECESSARY EVIL, has just been published.

Featured books by Shaun Hutson

Other books by Shaun Hutson

Shaun Hutson Omnibus Heathen and Lucy's Child

Shaun Hutson Omnibus Heathen and Lucy's Child

Author: Shaun Hutson Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/05/2018

HEATHEN Donna Ward wants answers to the questions surrounding her husband's death. But the more she learns, the closer she moves to danger, to the people who have killed before and will do so again, to those who call themselves the Sons of Midnight ...LUCY'S CHILD Beth Parker returned home one day to find a nightmare on her doorstep - in the form of her younger sister Lucy. After the mysterious fire that killed their parents five years earlier, Lucy had disappeared into a twilight world of drugs and violence. But now she was back, and needing somewhere to stay. Beth reluctantly agreed, but if she thought having Lucy to stay was a nightmare, having her leave is much, much worse. For Lucy has left behind a legacy - a legacy that is far from what it seems ...

Chase

Chase

Author: Shaun Hutson Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/10/2017

Is there such a thing as a second chance in life? And if there is, what price would anyone pay to take that second chance? David and Amy Carson will be given that elusive second chance but it will require them to plumb the very depths of their souls and their beliefs. As they and their eight year old daughter, Daisy are preparing for a dream holiday in America, they have no idea of the maelstrom of evil and madness they are entering. They've heard nothing of the series of child abductions and murders that have plagued the area they intend to visit. They know nothing of the crazed Cult that has spread terror throughout the state they are all looking forward to seeing. Nothing can prepare them for the violence, terror and depravity they are to face. As they travel along the highways of Colorado they are pursued not just by the forces of an unimaginable evil but also by the darkness within themselves. When the final confrontation comes, they will discover things about themselves they never wanted to know and never dared to imagine...

Death Day

Death Day

Author: Shaun Hutson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2016

A discovery in a local cemetary finds a sleepy village overrun with the dead 400 years ago, a woman died in agony to keep the secret of a golden disk and went to her grave with it hung around her neck. Now, in a desolate graveyard, a workman has unearthed the amulet by chance and decides to keep it. His first mistake. Wherever the amulet is found, ancient evil hideous, powerful, and vile is once again reborn.

Slugs

Slugs

Author: Shaun Hutson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2016

They slime, they ooze, they kill One female slug can lay 1.5 million eggs a year a fact which holds terrifying consequences for the people of Merton. As the town basks in the summer heat, a new breed of slug is growing and multiplying. In the waist-high grass, in the dank, dark cellars they are acquiring new tastes, new cravings. For blood. For flesh. Human flesh.

Nemesis

Nemesis

Author: Shaun Hutson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/04/2016

A classic page-turning Hutson novel of splatterpunk and gore After the brutal murder of their young daughter, Sue and John Hackett retreat to the small, peaceful town of Hinkston. But Hinkston isn't peaceful anymore. It's being torn apart by a series of horrific unexplained murders. And it holds a fateful 50-year-old secret.

Lucy's Child

Lucy's Child

Author: Shaun Hutson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/04/2016

A gripping supernatural tale of psychological horror The tense atmosphere Beth's sister causes when she comes to stay is strained further by Lucy's references to Beth's inability to conceive. When Lucy has a fatal accident, she leaves the legacy of her child, providing Beth's only chance of motherhood. But forces are bent on Beth remaining childless.

Exit Wounds

Exit Wounds

Author: Shaun Hutson Format: eBook Release Date: 10/03/2016

It begins with a murderous chase through the streets of Kingston, Jamaica. When a local hard man escapes, the action moves to an unsuspecting Britain where Yardie drug dealers and criminals begin to die horribly. Meanwhile a small-time crook, Frank Newton, has gathered his posse to pull off the robbery that will finally give them financial independence - unaware that half the haul belongs to a London gang boss who knows who they are.In return for their lives they have to eliminate a merciless new Yardie chief, while they themselves are being shadowed by a tenacious police team. With millions of pounds now at stake, the risks are escalating, violence is soaring - and all is on course for a massive bloodbath

Kill for a Copy

Kill for a Copy

Author: Shaun Hutson Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/07/2015

MONOLITH

MONOLITH

Author: Shaun Hutson Format: eBook Release Date: 02/04/2015

"e;When you have eliminated the impossible whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth..."e; Arthur Conan Doyle -On the banks of the river Thames a massive new building is being completed. A stunning creation of glass and concrete that will be a new landmark on London's skyline. And people are dying because of it... Dozens of mysterious unexplained accidents have claimed the lives of workmen during the construction and journalist Jessica Anderson is convinced that the owner of the building, a billionaire Russian businessman, knows more about the accidents than he is revealing. Enlisting the help of a former colleague, Jess tries to investigate the shadowy industrialist but finds that far harder than she imagined. Protected by a private security force and cocooned by his entourage, this powerful man proves to be as elusive as anyone she has ever known. He values his privacy and seems willing to go to any ends to protect it. But what is he hiding? As she delves into his background she discovers that one of his ancestors lived in London during the 1930's on the same site where the Crystal Tower was constructed and death and destruction surrounded that ancestor too. Is there a link between these two men? Jess is convinced there is and when a series of horrific attacks and murders take place, perpetrated against men who want to stop the Russians next building project, she finds herself plunged into a maelstrom of fear and events that threaten not just her life but her very sanity... Something from the darkest reaches of myth and superstition has been unleashed upon a modern world and it seems no one can stop it...

Angeles robados

Angeles robados

Author: Shaun Hutson Format: eBook Release Date: 19/01/2015

Que ha podido empujar a tres hombres normales y corrientes -un topografo, un contable y un arquitecto- al desesperado acto del suicidio?Esa es la cuestin a la que se enfrentan el inspector jefe James Talbot y la periodista Catherine Reed, quienes tendrn que relacionar estas muertes con una serie de profanaciones en el cementerio local. Cada tumba exhumada pertenece a un nio. Mientras Catherine investiga estas atrocidades, su hermano descubre que varios de los alumnos del colegio en el que da clases muestran claros signos de abuso fsico. Al parecer, lo que todos teman se est convirtiendo en realidad una red de pedofilia a gran escala. Pero la sombra del abuso infantil no es ms que la punta de un iceberg aterrador. A medida que se hace ms urgente averiguar la verdad, Catherine y Talbot descubren que algo mucho ms oscuro podra estar detrs de todo aquello, algo que no solo pone en peligro sus vidas, sino tambin su cordura.

Spawn

Spawn

Author: Shaun Hutson Format: eBook Release Date: 06/11/2013

Harold Pierce didn't mean to kill his baby brother all those years ago.He didn't intend to incinerate him in a fire but he did and he has spent most of his adult life in a psychiatric hospital because of that. Upon release he is given a job as a hospital porter but that job involves the burning of aborted foetuses and the memories of what happened to his brother begin to torment Harold. In the small town where he lives the terror is mounting because of the escape from prison of psychopath Paul Harvey. Within days of his escape a horrifying series of murders begins but there is much worse to come. Pierce and Harvey, both disturbed and guarding terrible secrets, are about to unleash a terror beyond belief..."e;

Relics

Relics

Author: Shaun Hutson Format: eBook Release Date: 06/11/2013

During an archaeological dig, a hidden chamber filled with the skulls of children is discovered. At first glance they seem to have been there for thousands of years but closer examination reveals a more shocking secret.The opening of the chamber triggers a series of horrific murders, each victim mutilated and their entrails used to form a different letter of the alphabet. Who is behind this outrage? And how is it linked to a subterranean chamber thousands of years old? Inspector Stephen Wallace must unmask this crazed killer. Is it the sadistic thug responsible for organising a series of barbaric dog fights? The mysterious recluse who holds Black Mass orgies for drug addicted teenagers? Or is it, in fact, something much worse? An evil so old, so vile and so powerful that it threatens to engulf everyone who comes near it. For Wallace, and possibly for the whole human race, time is running out fast. Something evil is waiting. Something monstrous is loose...

Assassin

Assassin

Author: Shaun Hutson Format: eBook Release Date: 06/11/2013

London is gripped by the bloodiest outbreak of gang warfare ever seen. Shootings in the street, kidnappings, bombs and car chases have become commonplace. The gutters are running red with blood and the Police are powerless to stop it. Frank Harrison had ruled gangland unopposed for more than two years and yet someone is out to wipe him and his men from the face of the earth. Who and why? The answer, when it comes, will test not just Harrison's courage but his sanity too. For him, there is only one way to fight back against an enemy he can barely believe he faces. So, into this world of violence, corruption, madness and death comes the Assassin. A force more powerful than vengeance, more lethal than a lorry full of high velocity weapons and more terrifying than any nightmare...

Renegades

Renegades

Author: Shaun Hutson Format: eBook Release Date: 06/11/2013

As a member of the Counter Terrorist Unit, Sean Doyle thought he'd seen it all. Every violent act, every depraved action man could perpetrate against man but he is to discover that there are much worse things in this world than even he has encountered.Tracking a group of renegade terrorists from London to the Republic of Ireland, Doyle and his partner must discover who is funding these men and why. What he discovers is beyond even his experience and threatens not just his life but his sanity too. The trail of terror leads not just across Britain but to France as well where the monstrous deeds of a murderer who died four hundred years earlier still cast a dark and horrific shadow. In the grisly frames of a stained glass window taken from the home of this vile killer lay the secret sought by so many for so long. The secret of immortality. And one man will stop at nothing to get it. Sean Doyle is about to meet that man. Modern terrorism meets Medieval madness in a jaw-dropping climax that will make the living envy the dead...

Assassin

Assassin

Author: Shaun Hutson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/10/2013

London is gripped by the bloodiest outbreak of gang warfare ever seen. Shootings in the street, kidnappings, bombs and car chases have become commonplace. The gutters are running red with blood and the Police are powerless to stop it. Frank Harrison had ruled gangland unopposed for more than two years and yet someone is out to wipe him and his men from the face of the earth. Who and why? The answer, when it comes, will test not just Harrison's courage but his sanity too. For him, there is only one way to fight back against an enemy he can barely believe he faces. So, into this world of violence, corruption, madness and death comes the Assassin. A force more powerful than vengeance, more lethal than a lorry full of high velocity weapons and more terrifying than any nightmare... Britain's greatest living horror author. -Dark Side An expert in the art of keeping the reader turning the pages. -Time Out Hutson writes grippingly. -SFX Magazine 'The one that writes what others only dare imagine.' SUNDAY TIMES

Renegades

Renegades

Author: Shaun Hutson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/10/2013

As a member of the Counter Terrorist Unit, Sean Doyle thought he'd seen it all. Every violent act, every depraved action man could perpetrate against man but he is to discover that there are much worse things in this world than even he has encountered. Tracking a group of renegade terrorists from London to the Republic of Ireland, Doyle and his partner must discover who is funding these men and why. What he discovers is beyond even his experience and threatens not just his life but his sanity too. The trail of terror leads not just across Britain but to France as well where the monstrous deeds of a murderer who died four hundred years earlier still cast a dark and horrific shadow. In the grisly frames of a stained glass window taken from the home of this vile killer lay the secret sought by so many for so long. The secret of immortality. And one man will stop at nothing to get it. Sean Doyle is about to meet that man. Modern terrorism meets Medieval madness in a jaw-dropping climax that will make the living envy the dead... Britain's greatest living horror author. -Dark Side An expert in the art of keeping the reader turning the pages. -Time Out Hutson writes grippingly. -SFX Magazine 'The one that writes what others only dare imagine.' SUNDAY TIMES

Spawn

Spawn

Author: Shaun Hutson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/10/2013

Harold Pierce didn't mean to kill his baby brother all those years ago. He didn't intend to incinerate him in a fire but he did and he has spent most of his adult life in a psychiatric hospital because of that. Upon release he is given a job as a hospital porter but that job involves the burning of aborted foetuses and the memories of what happened to his brother begin to torment Harold. In the small town where he lives the terror is mounting because of the escape from prison of psychopath Paul Harvey. Within days of his escape a horrifying series of murders begins but there is much worse to come. Pierce and Harvey, both disturbed and guarding terrible secrets, are about to unleash a terror beyond belief... Britain's greatest living horror author. -Dark Side An expert in the art of keeping the reader turning the pages. -Time Out Hutson writes grippingly. -SFX Magazine 'The one that writes what others only dare imagine.' SUNDAY TIMES

Relics

Relics

Author: Shaun Hutson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/10/2013

During an archaeological dig, a hidden chamber filled with the skulls of children is discovered. At first glance they seem to have been there for thousands of years but closer examination reveals a more shocking secret. The opening of the chamber triggers a series of horrific murders, each victim mutilated and their entrails used to form a different letter of the alphabet. Who is behind this outrage? And how is it linked to a subterranean chamber thousands of years old? Inspector Stephen Wallace must unmask this crazed killer. Is it the sadistic thug responsible for organising a series of barbaric dog fights? The mysterious recluse who holds Black Mass orgies for drug addicted teenagers? Or is it, in fact, something much worse? An evil so old, so vile and so powerful that it threatens to engulf everyone who comes near it. For Wallace, and possibly for the whole human race, time is running out fast. Something evil is waiting. Something monstrous is loose... Britain's greatest living horror author. -Dark Side An expert in the art of keeping the reader turning the pages. -Time Out Hutson writes grippingly. -SFX Magazine 'The one that writes what others only dare imagine.' SUNDAY TIMES

The Revenge of Frankenstein

The Revenge of Frankenstein

Author: Shaun Hutson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2013

There is a fine line between obsession and madness and Frankenstein just stepped across it... Escaping the guillotine Victor Frankenstein is now posing as Doctor Stein, altruistic patron of the hospital for the poor. But in a secret basement laboratory he is harvesting body parts from his helpless patients, using them in his twisted experiments in a bid to create the perfect man. And this time he has help from a would-be pupil. His pupil seeks knowledge, but Frankenstein desires vengeance against all those who have tried to stop his terrifying work. The first time he tried, it ended in bloody mayhem, but now he is determined that nothing will go wrong. He wants revenge and God help anyone who gets in his way...

X The Unknown

X The Unknown

Author: Shaun Hutson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2012

In a quiet field in Buckinghamshire, a huge crack has appeared in the earth's surface. And people are dying. Incinerated beyond recognition. At the same time, hospitals have noticed an increase in catastrophic deformities in foetuses, and cancer levels soaring. Dr Adam Royston, a scientist working at the nearby military base, thinks he knows what it is; a creature as old as the earth that slumbers for centuries, then wakes to feed on the energy and radiation produced by humans. But if he's right, and they can't find a way to destroy the creature roaming the countryside, then it's not just Buckinghamshire that could be in danger, but the whole world.

Warhol's Prophecy

Warhol's Prophecy

Author: Shaun Hutson Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/11/2011

Everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes, said Andy Warhol. And fame is something certain people will go to any lengths to achieve: whether to be revered or reviled, the lure of notoriety is strong for those lacking it. When five-year-old Becky goes missing in a crowded shopping centre, her mother's worst nightmare has come true. But Hailey Gibson's nightmares are just beginning. After Becky is safely returned by Adam Walker, Hailey finds her initial gratitude turning to something else. With her marriage close to ruins, she is tempted to begin an affair with this likeable newcomer. Besides, Hailey wants revenge against her husband and his mistress. And Walker seems willing - only too happy to please. But maybe he has his own agenda? As she wisely ends their budding relationship, Hailey begins to wonder if Walker could be behind the acts of vandalism committed against her home and family. Or is someone else seeking revenge, who she has not yet encountered? When petty harassment turns to open violence, Hailey finds herself caught in a spiralling vortex of suffering and death . . . until the shattering truth forces her to make the the most horrendous decision of her life.

Twins of Evil

Twins of Evil

Author: Shaun Hutson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2011

Karnstein Castle stands like a bird of prey on the highest point of the hills that surround the village below. A huge monolithic reminder to all those who see it of the power of the family who have lived there for centuries. By day the village of Karnstein is a peaceful place, but by night, an unimaginable evil roams free. Villagers are found dead, their throats ripped open and bodies drained of blood. Young girls disappear and are never seen again. Rumour has it that they are taken to the castle for the pleasure of Count Karnstein, the last surviving member of the family. Into this strange place, come beautiful identical twins Maria and Frieda. While Maria lives a blameless life, Frieda is drawn to the castle and Count Karnstein. A man rarely seen in daylight, a man steeped in Satanic ritual and the blood of beautiful young girls. Before long Frieda and Karnstein unleash a reign of bloody terror on the villagers, and no one, it seems, is strong enough to stop them.

Epitaph

Epitaph

Author: Shaun Hutson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2011

He sucked in a deep breath full of that strange smell he couldn't identify. He trailed his hands across the satin beneath him and to both sides of him and, when he raised his hands, above him too. He knew why it was so dark. He understood why he could see nothing. He realized why he was lying down. He was in a coffin.A distraught couple thinks you've killed their daughter and they want a confession. If you say you did it, they'll kill you. If you say you didn't, they'll leave you to die. It seems hopeless but there is one way out . . .What would you do?

Last Rites

Last Rites

Author: Shaun Hutson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/10/2010

Almost beaten to death by a gang of violent teenagers, schoolmaster Peter Mason wants nothing more than to escape the simmering violence of London, his broken marriage and the memories of his daughter's death. The perfect chance comes in the form of a position at a prestigious boarding school in the heart of the Buckinghamshire countryside. But the past is always lurking in the background. Not just his own past but that of the school and its former staff. Mason becomes obsessed with discovering what became of his predecessor. The man's mysterious disappearance remains unexplained, leaving a chilling legacy behind. Mason finds that there are strange events occurring at the school - violent and sinister events that have happened before and will, if he cannot stop them, happen again . . .

Body Count

Body Count

Author: Shaun Hutson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2009

The figure in the mask stumbles bleeding through the streets, his pursuers closing in. They also wear masks, but they don't stumble. They stalk. They carry machetes, clubs and knives. And they know how to use them . . . Who is kidnapping seemingly random victims and then slaughtering them in an elaborate game of cat and mouse? And why are these murders being streamed over the internet? Watching the horror unfold at New Scotland Yard is Detective Inspector Joe Chapman who searches for clues, hints - anything that might tell him where and when this savage hunt is happening. He'd give anything to know. But DI Chapman is about to learn that you should be careful what you wish for. Very soon, he will be closer to the blood-letting than he could have imagined. Forced to fight for his life and the life of someone he holds dear, the only way out looks to be to rack up the biggest body count. But even that might not be enough.

Dying Words

Dying Words

Author: Shaun Hutson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2007

Can it be true that God demands a terrible price of those He has gifted with great creativity? Giacomo Cassano, little known mentor of Dante, thought so. He held other beliefs too - beliefs that the Church found so abhorrent they had Cassano blinded and his tongue cut out to silence him forever. Bestselling biographer Megan Hunter's new book about Cassano looks set to be as successful as her previous biographies of Caravaggio and Dante. As she embarks on a publicity tour, Megan finds her book attracting attention for the wrong reasons when her editor is found horrifically murdered. It is a classic locked-room mystery. The only pieces of evidence are the destroyed remains of Megan Hunter's Cassano biography and the latest blockbuster by horror writer John Paxton. But there is nothing to link the two authors. Nothing but another murder. And another. And a secret beyond the belief of even Cassano himself ...

Hell To Pay

Hell To Pay

Author: Shaun Hutson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/08/2003

A boy's body is discovered on the shores of Kingsfield reservoir. Like the killer's previous two victims, there's no sign of violence, no fingerprints, nothing but two small puncture marks where the overdose of heroin was injected. Whoever is carrying out the attacks is careful, methodical and clever. Detective Inspector Alan Fielding is frantic to find the killer before another child is taken... In a run down house on a nearby estate, Nikki Reed knows only too well what the ominous knock on the front door means - the loan sharks want their money back, and if they don't get it, they're going to get nasty. But Nikki can't pay up - until her brother John comes up with a dangerous and high-risk scheme that could make all of them rich... Roma Todd's relationship with record company boss David is rife with deceit and deception, but the one thing that holds them together is their daughter Kirsten. And though Kirsten may seem like any other child, she suffers from an extraordinary illness, one that without her medication can unleash a bizarre and deadly trail of horror... All desperate people running out of time. When their worlds collide, there'll be hell to pay...