Books by Graham Masterton

Graham Masterton’s debut as a horror author began with The Manitou in 1976, a chilling tale of a Native American medicine man reborn in the present day to exact his revenge on the white man. It became an instant bestseller and was filmed with Tony Curtis,


RED LIGHT by Graham Masterton
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"Although Masterton continues to grow in this crime-focused series, his horror themes can seem rote and routine, while his romantic episodes are tinged with soft-core pornography."
A rash of sex trafficking murders leads an Irish detective to suspect that someone's out for revenge. Read full book review >
BROKEN ANGELS by Graham Masterton
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"The author's penchant for horror shines through in the gruesome details, but Masterton's crime writing is more detailed, character-driven and carefully plotted than his other recent work."
Typically known for horror (Forest Ghost, 2014, etc.), Masterton crams plenty of revulsion and repulsion into this crime tale, which focuses on someone taking a monstrous revenge on the Catholic Church.Read full book review >
FOREST GHOST by Graham Masterton
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 1, 2014

"Typically creepy and graphic fare from Masterton, with an environmental spin that may herald a new direction (Drought, 2014). Given the final acts, this one clearly won't be a series."
Twin forests on two continents seem to be haunting visitors and making them want to kill themselves. Read full book review >
COMMUNITY by Graham Masterton
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Fans of Masterton (The Red Hotel, 2013, etc.) may be shocked by the lack of blood and gore, whose absence allows more plot development than usual."
After a car accident, a man struggles to recover his memory and find out the truth about the small town in which he's convalescing. Read full book review >
GARDEN OF EVIL by Graham Masterton
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 1, 2013

"Though Masterton's (Festival of Fear, 2012, etc.) plot moves well and is action-oriented, the condoning of generally abnormal human interactions by all hands may make readers wonder what, in this world, normal is."
A supernatural tale pits an English teacher against an adversary who may just be the devil. Read full book review >
THE RED HOTEL by Graham Masterton
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Though the tropes invoked by Masterton (Festival of Fear, 2012, etc.) may be more tired than tried and true, his imaginative details and storyline more than compensate for any lack of originality."
A historic hotel appears to be possessed by the ghost of its former owner and her creepy son. Read full book review >
FESTIVAL OF FEAR by Graham Masterton
Released: June 1, 2012

"Given its uneven mix of offerings, this latest collection from Masterton (Petrified, 2011, etc.) ultimately confirms a hallowed rule of storytelling: the shorter, the better."
A collection of a dozen new horror stories ranging from the clever to the tired, all with an undercurrent of graphic violence, some steeped in gore. Read full book review >
PETRIFIED by Graham Masterton
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Morally conflicted Nathan's second adventure (Basilisk, 2009, etc.) is a fast-paced, gruesome tale sure to bring chills to receptive spines."
Strange mythological creatures are terrorizing Philadelphia. Read full book review >
THE NINTH NIGHTMARE by Graham Masterton
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: June 1, 2011

"The closest parallels to this novel are movies like Inception and comic books featuring the Justice League of America."
Masterton (Fire Spirit, 2010, etc.) continues his Night Warriors series by tossing half-a-dozen untried Warriors at a nefarious 12th-century amputee monk. Read full book review >
FIRE SPIRIT by Graham Masterton
THRILLERS
Released: June 1, 2010

"Predictably violent fare from formulaic Masterton (Basilisk, 2009, etc.), who seems unable to live up to his former standards."
Arson investigator Ruth Cutter's life is haunted by a series of mysterious fires. Read full book review >
BASILISK by Graham Masterton
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Masterton (Ghost Music, 2009, etc.) involves readers with fast-flowing action, but saddles himself with a repellent hero."
A genetic researcher must help his comatose wife after she falls victim to a basilisk's stare. Read full book review >
GHOST MUSIC by Graham Masterton
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 1, 2009

"Masterton (House of Bones, 2008, etc.) provides scant clues to help Gideon make his discovery—only relentless repetition of the same shocking scenario."
A composer's liaison with a neighbor leads him on a journey filled with gruesome sights he alone can see. Read full book review >
HOUSE OF BONES by Graham Masterton
THRILLERS
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Silly fun for readers seeking a quick horror boost."
The demolition of an old London house reveals dozens of skeletons, some dating back decades. Read full book review >
THE PAINTED MAN by Graham Masterton
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 1, 2008

"This disturbing concoction blends metaphysical musing with old-fashioned blood and guts. Not for the faint-hearted."
A fortuneteller and her police artist daughter-in-law try to stem the rising tide of violence as a serial killer wreaks mayhem in the Midwest. Read full book review >
CHAOS THEORY by Graham Masterton
THRILLERS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"No literary pretension here, just a lot of violent action with bad guys and good guys and a little bit of Hollywood lore."
A movie stuntman and his pals take on a gang of bad guys who've been making trouble since 500 BCE. Read full book review >
EDGEWISE by Graham Masterton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Masterton (Touchy and Feely, 2006, etc.) serves up a typical blend—part thriller, part supernatural horror, part modern-day fairy tale—for like-minded fans."
Beware what you wish for, Mom. Read full book review >
TOUCHY AND FEELY by Graham Masterton
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 1, 2006

"Forget Sissy and cherish the perverse chemistry between the two misfits who bond over murder most foul."
Horror maven Masterton (Charnel House and Other Stories, 2002, etc.) kicks off a new series starring a nice New England widow who sees dead people and other nasty things. Read full book review >
CHARNEL HOUSE by Graham Masterton
THRILLERS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Raises a few goose bumps, but mostly run-of-the-chill."
Horrormeister Masterton exhumes a novella from 1979 and surrounds it with three moderately creepy stories from the mid- to late-1990s. Read full book review >
SWIMMER by Graham Masterton
THRILLERS
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Plain prose but super-gripping."
Fifth in the Jim Rook chiller series (Snowman, 2000, etc.), this one providing his nemesis in the shape of a see-through teenager made entirely of water—and a very, very naughty girl she is. Read full book review >
FEELINGS OF FEAR by Graham Masterton
THRILLERS
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Hardly any chills, but lots of explicit sex. Your move."
Few are the goose bumps in this new collection by the veteran British horrormeister. Read full book review >
THE CHOSEN CHILD by Graham Masterton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Preposterously plotted, stylistically gauche, the 28th by the British horror specialist (Snowman, 2000, etc.) stretches belief and tries the patience."
A horrid something prowls the Polish sewage tunnels, laying waste to whatever moves. Read full book review >
SNOWMAN by Graham Masterton
THRILLERS
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"A blend of jaunty dialogue, floridly chilling demises, and preposterous phenomena."
When Jack Hubbard enrolls in West Grove Community College, he's assigned to Jim Rook's remedial English class. Read full book review >
TOOTH AND CLAW by Graham Masterton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"Styleless but straightforward, very nearly a YA novel."
In Masterson's second Jim Rook series installment (Rook, p. 246), Catherine White Bird, the daughter of a Navajo, is able to turn at will into a huge, raging creature whose 12-inch claw- spread can tear holes in steel when not ripping out human hearts. Read full book review >
ROOK by Graham Masterton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 1997

"A sympathetic, poetry-reading hero provides Masterton with many better-than-average pages."
England's prolific Masterton (Flights of Fear, 1996, etc.) begins a new horror series featuring Jim Rook, a California psychic who teaches a remedial class in a San Fernando Valley high school. Read full book review >
FLIGHTS OF FEAR by Graham Masterton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1996

"Too bad, since it sounds like the best."
Following Fortnight of Fear (not reviewed), a second volume of 14 horror stories, few distinguished, by Britain's Masterton, who has 25 horror novels to his name. Read full book review >
BURIAL by Graham Masterton
THRILLERS
Released: June 1, 1994

"Should Indian spirits ever really take their revenge, with any luck the sinkhole will open under Burial and send it where it belongs."
Modern America is in peril of being sucked down the spiritual drain by dead, angry Indians in this follow-up to Manitou and Revenge of the Manitou (both not reviewed). Read full book review >
MASTER OF LIES by Graham Masterton
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Masterton has talent, but here it's going mainly to toxic waste."
Cruel and unusual horror from Masterton (The Burning, 1991; Walkers, 1989, etc.). Read full book review >