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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BROKEN ANGELS by Graham Masterton
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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HOUSE OF BONES by Graham Masterton
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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TOUCHY AND FEELY by Graham Masterton
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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SWIMMER by Graham Masterton
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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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 >

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FEELINGS OF FEAR by Graham Masterton
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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SNOWMAN by Graham Masterton
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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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 >