Graham Masterton - Author

About the Author

Graham Masterton is best known as a writer of horror and thrillers, but his career as an author spans many genres, including historical epics and sex advice books. His first horror novel, The Manitou, became a bestseller and was made into a film starring Tony Curtis. In 2019, Graham was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Horror Writers Association. He is also the author of the Katie Maguire series of crime thrillers, which have sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide.

Featured books by Graham Masterton

The Soul Stealer

The Soul Stealer

Author: Graham Masterton Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/03/2022

'God, he's good.' Stephen King A Native American demon is unearthed in the present day. Original, disturbing and utterly terrifying, this is the new standalone from master of horror, and author of The Manitou, Graham Masterton. Nemo Frisby used to be a detective. Now he drives an Uber between billionaire mansions in California. But he never lost the nose for the case - and when his housecleaner Trinity Fox discovers a young woman lying dead in her neighborhood, she persuades him to help her prove it wasn't suicide. Their investigation leads them to the Bel Air home of a wealthy movie producer, who built his mansion over a Native American burial site. Ancient mythology tells of a demon who, if unearthed, can imbue evil men with terrible power. But only if the demon is fed by the sacrifice of innocent lives... Graham Masterton is a true master of his genre, famous for his original, disturbing, and utterly terrifying novels. The Soul Stealer will stand alongside The Manitou as one of horror's most chilling explorations of the native magic of the ancients.

Broken Angels

Broken Angels

Author: Graham Masterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/04/2014

One cold spring morning in County Cork, two fishermen find a bundle of rags floating in the Blackwater River: the mutilated corpse of a retired music teacher. His hands and feet are bound, and his neck bears the mark of a garrotting wire.The Garda want to wrap this case up before the press get hold of it. But when a second man is found murdered, the body bears all the same marks as the first. And Detective Superintendent Katie Maguire fears this case carries the hallmark of a serial murderer...

eBooks of the Month
White Bones

White Bones

Author: Graham Masterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/08/2013

An ancient Irish mystery. A ritualistic modern-day killer. Ireland's first female detective Katie Maguire must find the connection. One wet, windswept November morning, a field on Meagher's farm gives up the dismembered bones of eleven women...Their skeletons bear the marks of a meticulous butcher. The bodies date back to 1915. All were likely skinned alive.But then a young woman goes missing, and her remains, the bones carefully stripped and arranged in an arcane pattern, are discovered on the same farm. With the crimes of the past echoing in the present, D.S. Katie Maguire must solve a decades-old murder steeped in ancient legend...before this terrifying killer strikes again.

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Ghost Virus

Ghost Virus

Author: Graham Masterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/02/2019

THE NEW HORROR NOVEL FROM THE MILLION-COPY-SELLING GRAHAM MASTERTON. A RASH OF MURDERS A young woman pours acid over her body. A loving husband kills his wife. A headteacher throws her pupils out of a window. Who or what has made ordinary Londoners commit such horrific acts? A DEADLY VIRUS DC Jerry Pardoe and DS Jamila Patel of Tooting police are at a loss. With no obvious connection between the killings, they fear a virus. THE INFECTION IS SPREADING Something evil is stirring in the city. A supernatural force that infects its victims with a lust to murder. And Jerry and Jamila are powerless to stop it... 'One of the most original and frightening storytellers of our time' PETER JAMES.

The Children God Forgot

The Children God Forgot

Author: Graham Masterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/10/2021

Forsake the living. Forget the dead. Fear the children... The brand new chilling page-turner from the master of horror A TERRIFYING BIRTH A young woman is rushed to the hospital with stabbing pains in her stomach. The chief surgeon delivers a living child with the face of an angel and the body of a tentacled monster. The doctors are unanimous that the baby must die. AN ESCAPE FROM THE DARK Engineer Gemma is plunged into darkness in a tunnel beneath London. Before she escapes, a strange green light illuminates a cluster of ghostly figures. Gemma is certain they were children. A SUPERNATURAL THREAT DC Jerry Pardoe and DS Jamila Patel, of Tooting Police, have investigated the occult before - but nothing as strange and horrible as what they must confront in the city sewers. Down here in the dark, where the dead come back to life, witchcraft is the only force strong enough to save you... Praise for Graham Masterton:'God, it's good' Stephen King 'Masterton handles his large cast of well-drawn characters with the finesse of a master storyteller, propelling the tension-filled narrative through a series of short, fast-paced chapters, and steers the novel towards a suspenseful finale' Guardian 'A true master of horror' James Herbert 'One of the most original and frightening storytellers of our time' Peter James 'A natural storyteller with a unique gift for turning the mundane into the terrifyingly real' New York Journal of Books 'This is a first-class thriller with some juicy horror touches. Mystery readers who don't know the Maguire novels should change that right now' Booklist 'One of Britain's finest horror writers' Daily Mail

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Other books by Graham Masterton

The Soul Stealer

The Soul Stealer

Author: Graham Masterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/03/2022

'God, he's good.' Stephen KingA Native American demon is unearthed in the present day. Original, disturbing and utterly terrifying, this is the new standalone from master of horror, and author of The Manitou, Graham Masterton. Nemo Frisby used to be a detective. Now he drives an Uber between billionaire mansions in California. But he never lost the nose for the case - and when his housecleaner Trinity Fox discovers a young woman lying dead in her neighborhood, she persuades him to help her prove it wasn't suicide. Their investigation leads them to the Bel Air home of a wealthy movie producer, who built his mansion over a Native American burial site. Ancient mythology tells of a demon who, if unearthed, can imbue evil men with terrible power. But only if the demon is fed by the sacrifice of innocent lives... Graham Masterton is a true master of his genre, famous for his original, disturbing, and utterly terrifying novels. The Soul Stealer will stand alongside The Manitou as one of horror's most chilling explorations of the native magic of the ancients. Praise for Graham Masterton: 'One of the most original and frightening storytellers of our time' Peter James 'Suspenseful and tension-filled ... all the finesse of a master storyteller' Guardian 'One of Britain's finest horror writers' Daily Mail 'You are in for a hell of a ride' Grimdark

The Shadow People

The Shadow People

Author: Graham Masterton Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 09/12/2021

Jerry Pardoe and Jamila Patel hunt down a ritualistic cult inspired by Neolithic cannibals in the new chilling horror from Graham Masterton. Det. Sgt. Jamila Patel and Det. Con. Jerry Pardoe have reluctantly acquired a reputation in the Metropolitan Police for their ability to tackle bizarre and apparently supernatural crimes. Now they have been called back together after three bodies are found in a London basement... bodies which have been taken apart, roasted and eaten. The markings on the wall suggest this might have been done by some kind of religious cult - and as more people are kidnapped and cannibalised, Patel and Pardoe realise they are dealing with a group of devil-worshippers invoking an ancient god who has not been worshipped since the Neolithic age...

Walkers

Walkers

Author: Graham Masterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/12/2021

'One of Britain's finest horror writers' DAILY MAIL An idyllic retreat? Or a madhouse soaked in blood? Only the Walkers can tell you... The Oaks is an idyllic, up-market country club - but its ornately carved walls hide a horrific past. Sixty years ago the house was an asylum, home to crazed psychopaths. One night all of them disappeared, never to be seen again. Jack Reed, the owner of The Oaks, has no idea about the building's terrible history. It is only when Jack's son is dragged into the walls of the mansion that he realises what happened sixty years ago - and just where the inmates have been living all this time... 'One of the most original and frightening storytellers of our time' PETER JAMES 'A true master of horror' JAMES HERBERT 'God, he's good' STEPHEN KING

Plague

Plague

Author: Graham Masterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/12/2021

'One of Britain's finest horror writers' DAILY MAIL A deadly disease. No cure. Anyone who leaves the plague-zone must be shot. At first the rules were simple: quarantine the city, and let the plague die. So men and women closed their doors, and lived in lockdown, fighting for survival against a disease as contagious and destructive as the Black Death. A disease for which there was no known cure. But the plague did not die. And so, at lunchtime on a Friday afternoon, the President announces the new rules. Every American should take up arms to protect the disease-free zones. Anyone attempting to leave the plague-zone must be shot. A gripping suspense thriller about an outbreak of plague in the USA, this is perfect for fans of Dean Koontz or Stephen King. 'One of the most original and frightening storytellers of our time' PETER JAMES 'A true master of horror' JAMES HERBERT 'God, he's good' STEPHEN KING

The Children God Forgot

The Children God Forgot

Author: Graham Masterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/02/2021

Forsake the living. Forget the dead. Fear the children... The brand new chilling page-turner from the master of horror A TERRIFYING BIRTH A young woman is rushed to the hospital with stabbing pains in her stomach. The chief surgeon delivers a living child with the face of an angel and the body of a tentacled monster. The doctors are unanimous that the baby must die. AN ESCAPE FROM THE DARK Engineer Gemma is plunged into darkness in a tunnel beneath London. Before she escapes, a strange green light illuminates a cluster of ghostly figures. Gemma is certain they were children. A SUPERNATURAL THREAT DC Jerry Pardoe and DS Jamila Patel, of Tooting Police, have investigated the occult before - but nothing as strange and horrible as what they must confront in the city sewers. Down here in the dark, where the dead come back to life, witchcraft is the only force strong enough to save you... Praise for Graham Masterton:'God, it's good' Stephen King 'Masterton handles his large cast of well-drawn characters with the finesse of a master storyteller, propelling the tension-filled narrative through a series of short, fast-paced chapters, and steers the novel towards a suspenseful finale' Guardian 'A true master of horror' James Herbert 'One of the most original and frightening storytellers of our time' Peter James 'A natural storyteller with a unique gift for turning the mundane into the terrifyingly real' New York Journal of Books 'This is a first-class thriller with some juicy horror touches. Mystery readers who don't know the Maguire novels should change that right now' Booklist 'One of Britain's finest horror writers' Daily Mail

The Wassailers

The Wassailers

Author: Graham Masterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/11/2020

The Wassailers by Graham Masterton

The Last Drop of Blood

The Last Drop of Blood

Author: Graham Masterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2020

The final thriller in the million-copy-selling Katie Maguire series. In the driver's seat of a Jaguar, on a country road, a good man burns. Justice Garrett Quinn should have been at a sentencing. He was one of the good ones, fighting for order in a lawless world. In a burned-out car, on the outskirts of Cork, DS Katie Maguire finds what's left of him. But this is only the beginning. The judge's death sparks a gang war fought with bullets and bombs, and civilians are caught in the crossfire. As the city spirals deeper into violence, Ireland's most fearless detective must find the courage to fight for her hometown one last time. Katie Maguire is no stranger to sacrifice - but she has lost so much already. Facing new horrors each day, Katie must decide: can she do her duty when she has nothing left to give? Praise for Graham Masterton: 'One of this country's most exciting crime novelists. If you have not read one, read them all now' Daily Mail. 'A tough and gritty thriller with an attractive principal character' Irish Independent. 'Graham Masterton is a natural storyteller' New York Journal of Books. 'Any fan of mysteries should grab this book' Irish Examiner.

The House of a Hundred Whispers

The House of a Hundred Whispers

Author: Graham Masterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2020

'God, it's good' STEPHEN KINGOn a windswept moor, an old house guards its secrets... The new standalone horror novel from 'a true master of horror.' All Hallows Hall is a rambling Tudor mansion on the edge of the bleak and misty Dartmoor. It is not a place many would choose to live. Yet the former Governer of Dartmoor Prison did just that. Now he's dead, and his children - long estranged - are set to inherit his estate. But when the dead man's family come to stay, the atmosphere of the moors seems to drift into every room. Floorboards creak, secret passageways echo, and wind whistles in the house's famous priest hole. And then, on the same morning the family decide to leave All Hallows Hall and never come back, their young son Timmy disappears - from inside the house. Does evil linger in the walls? Or is evil only ever found inside the minds of men? Praise for Graham Masterton: 'A true master of horror' James Herbert 'One of the most original and frightening storytellers of our time' Peter James 'A natural storyteller with a unique gift for turning the mundane into the terrifyingly real' New York Journal of Books 'This is a first-class thriller with some juicy horror touches. Mystery readers who don't know the Maguire novels should change that right now' Booklist 'One of Britain's finest horror writers' Daily Mail

Begging to Die

Begging to Die

Author: Graham Masterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/02/2019

AN ABANDONED CHILD A young girl has been found in a deserted cemetery. She speaks a foreign language, and she cries for her mother. But nobody claims her. Nobody knows who she is. A MURDERED BEGGAR On the streets of Cork, homeless men and women are being murdered. It's up to DS Katie Maguire to find out. A CRUSADER AGAINST CRUELTY Katie's fiance is embroiled in a dangerous battle: against illegal dog fighting, a black market run by Ireland's most fearsome gangs. When the investigations collide, who will Katie save first? She knows that for those left behind, there's only one choice: START BEGGING TO DIE.

Ghost Virus

Ghost Virus

Author: Graham Masterton Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2018

The new horror novel from the million-copy-selling Graham Masterton. A young woman pours acid over her own body. A loving husband kills his wife. A headteacher throws her pupils out of a window. DC Jerry Pardoe and DS Jamila Patel of Tooting Police are at a loss. Why are such violent crimes being committed by the most unlikely of people? Ordinary Londoners are being infected with an insatiable lust to murder. All of the killers were wearing second-hand clothes. Could these garments be possessed by a supernatural force? THE DEATH COUNT IS MULTIPLYING... Can Jerry and Jamila defeat the ghost virus, before they are all infected? 

Dead Men Whistling

Dead Men Whistling

Author: Graham Masterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/09/2018

ONLY SILENCE CAN KEEP YOU SAFE. Sergeant Kieran O'Regan was responsible for hunting down killers. Now he's become one of the dead: his decapitated body has been found in a graveyard, a tin whistle stuffed into his throat. O'Regan was due to give evidence at a trial for police corruption. His gruesome murder sends a clear message to whistleblowers: only silence is safe. DCI Katie Maguire is determined to uncover the truth. But corruption in the Garda stretches back decades. As more officers are horrifically silenced, Katie must decide who she can trust...

Graham Masterton Collection Volume Two

Graham Masterton Collection Volume Two

Author: Graham Masterton Format: Ebook Release Date: 29/05/2018

Two chillingly ingenious horror novels from the award-winning author of The Manitou and ';the living inheritor of the realm of Edgar Allan Poe' (San Francisco Chronicle). Graham Masterton ';has always been in the premier league of horror scribes' alongside such luminaries as Stephen King and Peter Straub (Publishers Weekly). Here are two of Masterton's most strikingly original novels, where the horrors of history wreak demonic evil on the present day. The Devil in Gray: In Richmond, Virginia, a bizarre and brutal serial killer is somehow entering locked rooms, mutilating victims, and disappearing without a traceand a homicide detective's sanity is tested as he tracks a murderer beyond the human capacity for evil. The Devils of D-Day: In a French village, an American surveyor discovers an abandoned Nazi tank. When he unseals its hatch, a demonic force is released into the world and a new global war threatens to drag mankind to the gates of hell.

Graham Masterton Collection Volume One

Graham Masterton Collection Volume One

Author: Graham Masterton Format: Ebook Release Date: 15/05/2018

Three nightmare-inducing classics of contemporary horror from the award-winning ';master of the genre' (Rocky Mountain News). As ';the living inheritor of the realm of Edgar Allan Poe,' Graham Masterton takes his place alongside Stephen King and Peter Straub in the canon of contemporary horror authors. Here are three of his most memorable novels, all steeped in supernatural shocks, Lovecraftian creepiness, and Masterton's own boldly original vision (San Francisco Chronicle). The Manitou: A tumor growing on the back of a young woman's neck is in fact a vengeful spirit attempting to reenter the world. This acclaimed debut novel was adapted into a film starring Tony Curtis, Susan Strasberg, and Burgess Meredith. ';A chilling tale.' Kirkus Reviews Charnel House: In this Edgar Award Finalist, a house in San Francisco is possessed by an ancient demon with an insatiable hunger for blood. As it threatens to escape from its prison, the hapless homeowner, a civil servant, and a Native American shaman are the only ones who can stop it. ';[A] horror stalwart ...Masterton is capable of conjuring a spooky atmosphere and evoking chills from understated terrors.' Publishers Weekly The Hymn: In this masterwork of supernatural suspense, a man haunted by his fiancee's suicide investigates a mysterious rash of sacrificial deaths in California and descends into a nightmare world of paranormal cults and Nazi terror. Originally published as The Burning.

Coven

Coven

Author: Graham Masterton Format: Ebook Release Date: 05/10/2017

They say the girls were witches. But Beatrice Scarlet, the apothecary's daughter, is sure they were innocent victims... London, 1758: Beatrice Scarlet, the apothecary's daughter, has found a position at St Mary Magdalene's Refuge for fallen women. The charity is supported by a wealthy merchant who offers the most promising girls steady work in his factor. But when seven girls go missing, Beatrice is uneasy. Their would-be benefactor claims they were a coven of witches, beholden only to Satan and his demonic misdeeds. But Beatrice is convinced something much darker than witchcraft is at play...

The Coven

The Coven

Author: Graham Masterton Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

They say the girls were witches. But Beatrice Scarlet, the apothecary's daughter, is sure they were innocent victims... London, 1758: Beatrice Scarlet, the apothecary's daughter, has found a position at St Mary Magdalene's Refuge for fallen women. The charity is supported by a wealthy merchant who offers the most promising girls steady work in his factory. But when seven girls go missing, Beatrice is uneasy. Their would-be benefactor claims they were a coven of witches, beholden only to Satan and his demonic misdeeds. But Beatrice is convinced something much darker than witchcraft is at play...

Manitou Blood

Manitou Blood

Author: Graham Masterton Format: Ebook Release Date: 14/07/2017

An army of the undead threatens humanity. In one of the hottest summers for decades, New York City is swept by a strange and terrible epidemic. Doctors are helpless as victims fall prey to a bizarre blood disorder. They can no longer eat solid food, they become hypersensitive to sunlight and they have an irresistible need to drink human blood. As panic grips the city, psychic Harry Erskine must enter the shadowy realms between the living and the dead, and call on native American spirits to help him... 'One of the most original and frightening storytellers of our time' PETER JAMES. 'A true master of horror' JAMES HERBERT.