Search Results: "Graham Masterton"


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THE PAINTED MAN by Graham Masterton
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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CHARNEL HOUSE by Graham Masterton
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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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 >

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THE NINTH NIGHTMARE by Graham Masterton
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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COMMUNITY by Graham Masterton
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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GARDEN OF EVIL by Graham Masterton
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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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 >

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GHOST MUSIC by Graham Masterton
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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CHAOS THEORY by Graham Masterton
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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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 >

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RED LIGHT by Graham Masterton
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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FOREST GHOST by Graham Masterton
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >