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Graham Masterton - Author

About the Author

Bestselling author, Graham Masterton, lived in Cork for five years, an experience that inspired the Katie Maguire series.

Featured books by Graham Masterton

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...

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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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Other books by Graham Masterton

Buried

Buried

Author: Graham Masterton Format: eBook Release Date: 10/12/2015

Katie Maguire knows that in this part of Ireland, the past can never stay buried... In Blarney, Cork, an old millworker's cottage guards its secrets. In 1921, a mother, father and their two young children disappeared from this house. Now their mummified bodies have been discovered under the floorboards. As DS Katie Maguire investigates a ninety-five-year-old murder, the flames of old family rivalries flare up once more ... and Katie is caught in the crossfire.

Blood Sisters

Blood Sisters

Author: Graham Masterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2015

Katie Maguire never thought Ireland's nuns would need her protection... In a nursing home on the outskirts of Cork, an elderly nun has been suffocated in her sleep. It looks like a mercy-killing - until another sister from the same convent is found floating in the Glashaboy river. The nuns were good women, doing God's work. Why would anyone want to kill them? But then a child's skull is unearthed in the garden of the nuns' convent, and DS Katie Maguire discovers a fifty-year-old secret that just might lead her to the killer... if the killer doesn't find her first.

Blood Sisters

Blood Sisters

Author: Graham Masterton Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/10/2015

Katie Maguire never thought Ireland's nuns would need her protection... In a nursing home on the outskirts of Cork, an elderly nun has been suffocated in her sleep. It looks like a mercy-killing - until another sister from the same convent is found floating in the Glashaboy river. The nuns were good women, doing God's work. Why would anyone want to kill them? But then a child's skull is unearthed in the garden of the nuns' convent, and DS Katie Maguire discovers a fifty-year-old secret that just might lead her to the killer... if the killer doesn't find her first.

Taken for Dead

Taken for Dead

Author: Graham Masterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/2015

Katie Maguire is one of Ireland's best detectives. So why can't she catch these killers? In a secluded cove just outside the reaches of the city of Cork, a woman wakes up into a nightmare. She is buried in the sand, unable to escape. The gulls wheel silently overhead. Nobody could imagine the cruelty of her fate... Katie Maguire of the Cork Garda is soon on the trail of a terrifying gang of torturers calling themselves the High Kings of Erin. She'll do anything to stop them before they can claim their next victim - but somehow they are always one step ahead. Is Detective Katie Maguire losing her touch? Or is somebody close to her less trustworthy than they seem?

Eye for an Eye

Eye for an Eye

Author: Graham Masterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2015

Meet DS Katie Maguire. With her bright green eyes and short red hair, she looks like an Irish pixie. But she is no soft touch. In this exclusive short story, Ireland's most fearless detective hunts down a priest-killer in county Cork.

Blood Sisters

Blood Sisters

Author: Graham Masterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2015

Katie Maguire never thought Ireland's nuns would need her protection... In a nursing home on the outskirts of Cork, an elderly nun has been suffocated in her sleep. It looks like a mercy-killing - until another sister from the same convent is found floating in the Glashaboy river. The nuns were good women, doing God's work. Why would anyone want to kill them? But then a child's skull is unearthed in the garden of the nuns' convent, and DS Katie Maguire discovers a fifty-year-old secret that just might lead her to the killer... if the killer doesn't find her first.

Community

Community

Author: Graham Masterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/05/2015

Red Light

Red Light

Author: Graham Masterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/03/2015

Somewhere in the city of Cork, a woman's cry echoes through the rainy streets. On a bloodstained mattress in a grimy flat, a burly man lies dead. A terrified girl kneels over his body. She has been trapped here for three days. It doesn't take DS Katie Maguire long to identify the murder victim: he's a cruel and powerful pimp she's been trying to convict for years. It's Katie's job to catch the killer. But with men like this dead, the city is safer - and so are the frightened young women who are trafficked into Cork. When a second pimp is horrifically murdered, Katie must decide. Should she do her job, or follow her conscience? Should she allow the killer to strike again?

Taken for Dead

Taken for Dead

Author: Graham Masterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/01/2015

Katie Maguire is one of Ireland's best detectives. So why can't she catch these killers? In a secluded cove just outside the reaches of the city of Cork, a woman wakes up into a nightmare. She is buried in the sand, unable to escape. The gulls wheel silently overhead. Nobody could imagine the cruelty of her fate... Katie Maguire of the Cork Garda is soon on the trail of a terrifying gang of torturers calling themselves the High Kings of Erin. She'll do anything to stop them before they can claim their next victim - but somehow they are always one step ahead. Is Detective Katie Maguire losing her touch? Or is somebody close to her less trustworthy than they seem?

Taken for Dead

Taken for Dead

Author: Graham Masterton Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/01/2015

Katie Maguire is one of Ireland's best detectives. So why can't she catch these killers? In a secluded cove just outside the reaches of the city of Cork, a woman wakes up into a nightmare. She is buried in the sand, unable to escape. The gulls wheel silently overhead. Nobody could imagine the cruelty of her fate... Katie Maguire of the Cork Garda is soon on the trail of a terrifying gang of torturers calling themselves the High Kings of Erin. She'll do anything to stop them before they can claim their next victim - but somehow they are always one step ahead. Is Detective Katie Maguire losing her touch? Or is somebody close to her less trustworthy than they seem?

Taken for Dead

Taken for Dead

Author: Graham Masterton Format: eBook Release Date: 15/12/2014

Katie Maguire is one of Ireland's best detectives. So why can't she catch these killers? In a secluded cove just outside the reaches of the city of Cork, a woman wakes up into a nightmare. She is buried in the sand, unable to escape. The gulls wheel silently overhead. Nobody could imagine the cruelty of her fate... Katie Maguire of the Cork Garda is soon on the trail of a terrifying gang of torturers calling themselves the High Kings of Erin. She'll do anything to stop them before they can claim their next victim - but somehow they are always one step ahead. Is Detective Katie Maguire losing her touch? Or is somebody close to her less trustworthy than they seem?

Tales from the Lake Vol.1

Tales from the Lake Vol.1

Author: Graham Masterton, Bev Vincent, Elizabeth Massie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/11/2014

Red Light

Red Light

Author: Graham Masterton Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/06/2014

Somewhere in the city of Cork, a woman's cry echoes through the rainy streets. On a bloodstained mattress in a grimy flat, a burly man lies dead. A terrified girl kneels over his body. She has been trapped here for three days. It doesn't take DS Katie Maguire long to identify the murder victim: he's a cruel and powerful pimp she's been trying to convict for years. It's Katie's job to catch the killer. But with men like this dead, the city is safer - and so are the frightened young women who are trafficked into Cork. When a second pimp is horrifically murdered, Katie must decide. Should she do her job, or follow her conscience? Should she allow the killer to strike again?

Red Light

Red Light

Author: Graham Masterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2014

Somewhere in the city of Cork, a woman's cry echoes through the rainy streets. On a bloodstained mattress in a grimy flat, a burly man lies dead. A terrified girl kneels over his body. She has been trapped here for three days. It doesn't take DS Katie Maguire long to identify the murder victim: he's a cruel and powerful pimp she's been trying to convict for years. It's Katie's job to catch the killer. But with men like this dead, the city is safer - and so are the frightened young women who are trafficked into Cork. When a second pimp is horrifically murdered, Katie must decide. Should she do her job, or follow her conscience? Should she allow the killer to strike again?

Hymn

Hymn

Author: Graham Masterton Format: eBook Release Date: 27/05/2014

A mysterious rash of sacrificial deaths in California leads an investigator into a nightmare world of paranormal cults and Nazi terror. The shocking suicide of his beautiful fiancee has left Lloyd Denman devastated. Though outwardly happy, Celia Williams chose to set herself on fire, ending her young life in the most excruciating manner imaginable. Haunted by her death, Lloyd vows to uncover the truth behind her bizarre actions. An answer may be waiting for him in the California desert, where ashes and bone are all that remain of a busload of passengers who perished in an apparent mass suicide by fire that has the police baffled. But Lloyd's desperate search is pulling him deeper into the circle of the Salamandersa world domination cult born of the same dark and ancient secrets that spawned Adolf Hitler's Third Reich. And once in, there may be no way out for Lloyd, except through the terrible purifying agony of flame. A gripping masterwork of supernatural suspense from one of the very best in the nightmare business, Graham Masterton's The Hymn is a breathtakingly original tale. Combining terrors both psychological and supernatural with the mystical secrets of Native American shamans and Nazi butchers alike, the award-winning, critically acclaimed author of The Manitou spins a web of darkness guaranteed to ensnare fans of Stephen King, Peter Straub, and other masters of first-class horror. Originally published asThe Burning.

Manitou

Manitou

Author: Graham Masterton Format: eBook Release Date: 27/05/2014

An ancient, powerful, and vengeful spirit attempts to reenter the world through the body of a terrified young woman in this horror classic. Phony psychic and conman Harry Erskine never really believed in the occult until Karen Tandy approached him with a rapidly growing tumor on her neck, complaining of dark and disturbing dreams. When the mass is revealed by doctors to contain something living, the stakes skyrocketnot only for Karen and Harry but for all humanity. Something terrible is returning from the shadows to which it has been confined for centuriesa Native American monstrosity determined to destroy every vestige of the white race that oppressed and preyed upon America's Indians. And unless a motley group of ill-prepared defenders can harness an ancient native magic, there will be no stopping the malevolent shaman's terrible rebirthand no escaping the wholesale carnage it will engender. The Manitou introduced the great Graham Masterton to the canon of horror, instantly placing him among the genre's elite. A longtime favorite for its bold originality, unrelenting creepiness, supernatural shocks, and otherworldly surprises that would have made H. P. Lovecraft proud, Masterton's classic continues to stand tall alongside Stephen King's Carrie, Peter Straub's Ghost Story, and other unforgettable literary horror debuts.