Search Results: "Graham Masterton"


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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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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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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 >

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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 >

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FIRE SPIRIT by Graham Masterton
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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BASILISK by Graham Masterton
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >