Search Results: "Graham Masterton"


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 >

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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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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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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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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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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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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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BURIAL by Graham Masterton
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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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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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 >

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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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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 >