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Graham Masterton is a British author that writes horror and who has accrued more than a hundred books under his name over the decades. Graham was born in 1946 in Edinburgh. His family was made famous by Thomas Thorne Baker, his grandfather and a scientist who is responsible for the creation of DayGlo, a luminous printing ink.

Order of Harry Erskine Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Manitou 1976 Description / Buy
2 Djinn 1978 Description / Buy
3 Revenge of the Manitou 1979 Description / Buy
4 Burial 1991 Description / Buy
5 Manitou Blood 2005 Description / Buy
6 Blind Panic 2009 Description / Buy
7 Plague of the Manitou 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Night Warriors Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Night Warriors 1986 Description / Buy
2 Death Dream 1988 Description / Buy
3 Night Plague 1991 Description / Buy
4 Night Wars 2006 Description / Buy
5 The Ninth Nightmare 2011 Description / Buy

Order of Jim Rook Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Rook 1996 Description / Buy
2 Tooth And Claw 1997 Description / Buy
3 The Terror 1997 Description / Buy
4 Snowman 1999 Description / Buy
5 Swimmer 2001 Description / Buy
6 Darkroom 2004 Description / Buy
7 Demon's Door 2010 Description / Buy
8 Garden of Evil 2013 Description / Buy

Order of Katie Maguire Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 A Terrible Beauty / White Bones 2003 Description / Buy
2 Broken Angels 2012 Description / Buy
3 Red Light 2014 Description / Buy
4 Taken for Dead 2014 Description / Buy
5 Blood Sisters 2015 Description / Buy
6 Eye for an Eye (Short Story) 2015 Description / Buy
7 Buried 2015 Description / Buy
8 Living Death 2016 Description / Buy
9 The Drowned (Short Story) 2016 Description / Buy
10 Dead Girls Dancing 2016 Description / Buy
11 Dead Men Whistling 2017 Description / Buy
12 Begging to Die 2019 Description / Buy
13 The Last Drop of Blood 2020 Description / Buy

Order of Sissy Sawyer Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Touchy And Feely 2005 Description / Buy
2 The Painted Man 2008 Description / Buy
3 The Red Hotel 2012 Description / Buy

Order of Beatrice Scarlet Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Scarlet Widow 2015 Description / Buy
2 The Coven 2017 Description / Buy

Order of DC Jerry Pardoe and DS Jamila Patel Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Shadow People 2022 Description / Buy

Order of Graham Masterton Standalone Novels

# Read Title Published Details
1 Inserts (Short Story) 1976 Description / Buy
2 Fireflash 5 1977 Description / Buy
3 Plague 1977 Description / Buy
4 Charnel House 1978 Description / Buy
5 The Sphinx 1978 Description / Buy
6 Heartbreaker 1978 Description / Buy
7 The Sweetman Curve 1979 Description / Buy
8 Rich 1979 Description / Buy
9 The Devils Of D-Day 1979 Description / Buy
10 The Hell Candidate 1980 Description / Buy
11 Death Trance 1980 Description / Buy
12 Phobia 1980 Description / Buy
13 The Wells Of Hell 1981 Description / Buy
14 Famine 1981 Description / Buy
15 Railroad 1981 Description / Buy
16 A Man Of Destiny 1981 Description / Buy
17 The Heirloom 1982 Description / Buy
18 Solitaire 1982 Description / Buy
19 The Pariah 1983 Description / Buy
20 Ikon 1983 Description / Buy
21 Tengu 1983 Description / Buy
22 Lady of Fortune 1984 Description / Buy
23 Maiden Voyage 1984 Description / Buy
24 Corroboree 1984 Description / Buy
25 Sacrifice 1985 Description / Buy
26 Picture of Evil 1985 Description / Buy
27 Family Portrait 1985 Description / Buy
28 Headlines 1986 Description / Buy
29 Mirror 1988 Description / Buy
30 Feast 1988 Description / Buy
31 Ritual 1989 Description / Buy
32 Lords of the Air 1989 Description / Buy
33 The Hymn 1991 Description / Buy
34 Empress 1991 Description / Buy
35 Black Angel 1991 Description / Buy
36 Prey 1992 Description / Buy
37 Master of Lies 1992 Description / Buy
38 The Sleepless 1994 Description / Buy
39 The House That Jack Built 1995 Description / Buy
40 The Chosen Child 1996 Description / Buy
41 Condor 1997 Description / Buy
42 Flesh And Blood 1997 Description / Buy
43 House of Bones 1998 Description / Buy
44 Kingdom of the Blind 1998 Description / Buy
45 Plague Of Angels 1999 Description / Buy
46 Trauma 2001 Description / Buy
47 Hair Raiser 2001 Description / Buy
48 Bonnie Winter 2001 Description / Buy
49 Hidden World 2002 Description / Buy
50 Genius 2003 Description / Buy
51 Unspeakable 2004 Description / Buy
52 The Devil in Gray 2004 Description / Buy
53 Innocent Blood 2004 Description / Buy
54 Holy Terror 2004 Description / Buy
55 Edgewise 2006 Description / Buy
56 Descendant 2006 Description / Buy
57 Chaos Theory 2007 Description / Buy
58 The 5th Witch 2008 Description / Buy
59 Ghost Music 2009 Description / Buy
60 Basilisk 2009 Description / Buy
61 Death Mask 2009 Description / Buy
62 Fire Spirit 2010 Description / Buy
63 Spirit 2010 Description / Buy
64 Rules of Duel ( With: William S. Burroughs) 2010 Description / Buy
65 Petrified 2011 Description / Buy
66 The Doorkeepers 2012 Description / Buy
67 Walkers 2012 Description / Buy
68 Community 2013 Description / Buy
69 Forest Ghost 2014 Description / Buy
70 Drought 2014 Description / Buy
71 Silver 2015 Description / Buy
72 Ghost Virus 2018 Description / Buy
73 The House of a Hundred Whispers 2020 Description / Buy
74 The Children God Forgot 2021 Description / Buy
75 The Soul Stealer 2022 Description / Buy
76 The House at Phantom Park 2022 Description / Buy

Order of Graham Masterton Short Stories/Novellas

# Read Title Published Details
1 Hurry Monster (Short Story) 1988 Description / Buy
2 Underbed 1996 Description / Buy
3 The Secret Shih Tan 1996 Description / Buy
4 Sepsis (Short Story) 2003 Description / Buy
5 The Press (Short Story) 2012 Description / Buy

Order of Graham Masterton Short Story Collections

# Read Title Published Details
1 Charnel House and Other Stories 1978 Description / Buy
2 Thirteen More Tales of Horror 1994 Description / Buy
3 Fortnight of Fear 1994 Description / Buy
4 Flights of Fear 1995 Description / Buy
5 Faces of Fear 1995 Description / Buy
6 Manitou Man: The World of Graham Masterton 1998 Description / Buy
7 Feelings of Fear 2000 Description / Buy
8 Festival of Fear 2005 Description / Buy
9 Grease Monkey and Other Tales of Erotic Horror 2013 Description / Buy

Order of Graham Masterton Non-Fiction Books

# Read Title Published Details
1 Acts of Love (Short Story) 1971 Description / Buy
2 Your Erotic Fantasies 1973 Description / Buy
3 Girls Who Said Yes 1973 Description / Buy
4 How a Woman Loves to Be Loved (Short Story) 1974 Description / Buy
5 How to Be a Perfect Lover 1975 Description / Buy
6 Sex Is Everything 1975 Description / Buy
7 Confessions Of A Wanton Waitress, Or, Alice Doesn't Work Here Anymore 1975 Description / Buy
8 How a Woman Longs to Be Loved 1975 Description / Buy
9 Confessions of a Racy Receptionist 1976 Description / Buy
10 Women's Erotic Dreams 1976 Description / Buy
11 How to Drive Your Man Wild in Bed 1976 Description / Buy
12 How to Be a Good Bad Girl 1976 Description / Buy
13 1,001 Erotic Dreams Interpreted 1976 Description / Buy
14 How to Drive Your Woman Wild in Bed 1981 Description / Buy
15 More Ways to Drive Your Man Wild in Bed 1985 Description / Buy
16 How to Drive Your Lover Wild in Bed 1989 Description / Buy
17 Sex Secrets of the Other Woman 1989 Description / Buy
18 Wild in Bed Together 1992 Description / Buy
19 Drive Him Wild 1993 Description / Buy
20 Single, Wild, Sexy and Safe 1994 Description / Buy
21 How to Drive Your Man Even Wilder in Bed 1995 Description / Buy
22 How to Make His Wildest Dreams Come True 1996 Description / Buy
23 Secrets of the Sexually Irresistible Woman 1998 Description / Buy
24 The Seven Secrets of Really Great Sex 1999 Description / Buy
25 The Secrets of Sexual Play 1999 Description / Buy
26 Wild Sex for New Lovers 2001 Description / Buy
27 Up All Night 2004 Description / Buy
28 How To Make Love Six Nights A Week 2013 Description / Buy

Order of Hot Blood Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Hot Blood 1989 Description / Buy
2 Hotter Blood: More Tales of Erotic Horror 1991 Description / Buy
3 Hottest Blood 1993 Description / Buy
4 Deadly After Dark 1994 Description / Buy
5 Seeds of Fear 1995 Description / Buy
6 Stranger by Night 1995 Description / Buy
7 Fear the Fever 1996 Description / Buy
8 Kiss and Kill 1997 Description / Buy
9 Crimes of Passion 1997 Description / Buy
10 Hot Blood X 1998 Description / Buy
11 Fatal Attractions 2003 Description / Buy
12 Strange Bedfellows 2004 Description / Buy
13 Dark Passions 2007 Description / Buy

Order of Point Horror Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Avalanche ( By: Arthur J. Roth) 1979 Description / Buy
2 Blind Date ( By: R.L. Stine) 1986 Description / Buy
3 Twisted ( By: R.L. Stine) 1987 Description / Buy
4 Spaceballs ( By: R.L. Stine) 1987 Description / Buy
5 The Nightmare Man ( By: Tessa Krailing) 1988 Description / Buy
6 Beach House ( By: R.L. Stine) 1989 Description / Buy
7 Party Line ( By: A. Bates) 1989 Description / Buy
8 Prom Dress (Short Story) ( By: Lael Littke) 1989 Description / Buy
9 The Baby-Sitter ( By: R.L. Stine) 1989 Description / Buy
10 My Secret Admirer ( By: Carol Ellis) 1989 Description / Buy
11 Final Exam ( By: A. Bates) 1990 Description / Buy
12 Funhouse ( By: Diane Hoh) 1990 Description / Buy
13 Beach Party ( By: R.L. Stine) 1990 Description / Buy
14 The Boyfriend ( By: R.L. Stine) 1990 Description / Buy
15 The Foggiest ( By: David Belbin) 1990 Description / Buy
16 The Baby-Sitter II ( By: R.L. Stine) 1991 Description / Buy
17 The Snowman ( By: R.L. Stine) 1991 Description / Buy
18 The Accident ( By: Diane Hoh) 1991 Description / Buy
19 Thirteen Tales of Horror ( By: R.L. Stine, Judith Bauer Stamper, Lael Littke, Christopher Pike, Caroline B. Cooney, , Carol Ellis, Diane Hoh, A. Bates, D.E. Athkins, Sinclair Smith) 1991 Description / Buy
20 Mother's Helper ( By: A. Bates) 1991 Description / Buy
21 Sister Dearest ( By: D.E. Athkins) 1991 Description / Buy
22 The Girlfriend ( By: R.L. Stine) 1991 Description / Buy
23 Freeze Tag ( By: Caroline B. Cooney) 1992 Description / Buy
24 The Window ( By: Carol Ellis) 1992 Description / Buy
25 Fatal Secrets ( By: Richie Tankersley Cusick) 1992 Description / Buy
26 The Perfume ( By: Caroline B. Cooney) 1992 Description / Buy
27 The Invitation ( By: Diane Hoh) 1992 Description / Buy
28 Mirror, Mirror ( By: D.E. Athkins) 1992 Description / Buy
29 The Fever ( By: Diane Hoh) 1992 Description / Buy
30 Hit And Run ( By: R.L. Stine) 1992 Description / Buy
31 The Train ( By: Diane Hoh) 1992 Description / Buy
32 The Ripper ( By: D.E. Athkins) 1992 Description / Buy
33 The Waitress ( By: Sinclair Smith) 1992 Description / Buy
34 The Cheerleader ( By: Caroline B. Cooney) 1992 Description / Buy
35 Halloween Night ( By: R.L. Stine) 1993 Description / Buy
36 Dream Date ( By: Sinclair Smith) 1993 Description / Buy
37 The Dead Game ( By: A. Bates) 1993 Description / Buy
38 The Baby-Sitter 3 ( By: R.L. Stine) 1993 Description / Buy
39 The Dead Girlfriend ( By: R.L. Stine) 1993 Description / Buy
40 The Hitchhiker ( By: R.L. Stine) 1993 Description / Buy
41 The Phantom ( By: Barbara Steiner) 1993 Description / Buy
42 The Stranger ( By: Caroline B. Cooney) 1993 Description / Buy
43 The Yearbook ( By: Peter Lerangis) 1994 Description / Buy
44 Twins ( By: Caroline B. Cooney) 1994 Description / Buy
45 The Hunter ( By: L.J. Smith) 1994 Description / Buy
46 The Chase ( By: L.J. Smith) 1994 Description / Buy
47 Silent Witness ( By: Carol Ellis) 1994 Description / Buy
48 Call Waiting ( By: R.L. Stine) 1994 Description / Buy
49 The Watcher ( By: Lael Littke) 1994 Description / Buy
50 Thirteen More Tales of Horror ( With: Philip Pullman, Colin Greenland, Stan Nicholls, David Belbin, , Diane Hoh) 1994 Description / Buy
51 Halloween Night II ( By: R.L. Stine) 1994 Description / Buy
52 The Diary ( By: Sinclair Smith) 1994 Description / Buy
53 I Saw You That Night! ( By: R.L. Stine) 1994 Description / Buy
54 The Kill ( By: L.J. Smith) 1994 Description / Buy
55 The Witness ( By: R.L. Stine) 1994 Description / Buy
56 Driver's Dead ( By: Peter Lerangis) 1994 Description / Buy
57 Camp Fear ( By: Carol Ellis) 1994 Description / Buy
58 Night School ( By: Caroline B. Cooney) 1995 Description / Buy
59 The Babysitter IV ( By: R.L. Stine) 1995 Description / Buy
60 The Boy Next Door ( By: Sinclair Smith) 1995 Description / Buy
61 The Body ( By: Carol Ellis) 1995 Description / Buy
62 The Mummy ( By: Barbara Steiner) 1995 Description / Buy
63 The Surfer ( By: Linda Cargill) 1995 Description / Buy
64 Thirteen Again ( With: Lisa Tuttle, Colin Greenland, Stan Nicholls, Philip Gross, David Belbin, , Malcolm Rose) 1995 Description / Buy
65 Hide and Seek ( By: Jane McFann) 1995 Description / Buy
66 Blood Curse (Short Story) ( By: Janice Harrell) 1995 Description / Buy
67 Blood Spell ( By: Janice Harrell) 1995 Description / Buy
68 The Claw ( By: Carmen Adams) 1995 Description / Buy
69 Amnesia ( By: Sinclair Smith) 1995 Description / Buy
70 Spring Break ( By: Barbara Steiner) 1996 Description / Buy
71 The Stalker ( By: Carol Ellis) 1996 Description / Buy
72 Prom Date ( By: Diane Hoh) 1996 Description / Buy
73 The Bride (Short Story) ( By: D.E. Athkins) 1996 Description / Buy
74 Krazy 4 U ( By: A. Bates) 1996 Description / Buy
75 Sweet Sixteen ( By: Francesca Jeffries) 1996 Description / Buy
76 Double Date ( By: Sinclair Smith) 1996 Description / Buy
77 Second Sight ( By: Sinclair Smith) 1996 Description / Buy
78 X-Isle ( By: Peter Lerangis) 2003 Description / Buy
79 Demon ( By: R.L. Stine) 2003 Description / Buy
80 The Dark 2 ( By: Linda Cargill) 2004 Description / Buy
81 Demon II ( By: Samantha Lee) 2004 Description / Buy
82 Return to X-Isle ( By: Peter Lerangis) 2004 Description / Buy
83 Demon III (Short Story) ( By: R.L. Stine) 2012 Description / Buy
84 Defriended ( By: Ruth Baron) 2013 Description / Buy
85 Identity Theft ( By: Anna Davies) 2013 Description / Buy
86 Followers ( By: Anna Davies) 2014 Description / Buy
87 Wickedpedia ( By: Chris Van Etten) 2014 Description / Buy
88 The Dark: v. 1 ( By: Linda Cargill) 2020 Description / Buy

Graham Masterton Anthologies

# Read Title Published Details
1 Scare Care 1989 Description / Buy
2 Hotter Blood: More Tales of Erotic Horror 1991 Description / Buy
3 Hottest Blood 1993 Description / Buy
4 Hot Blood X 1998 Description / Buy
5 What Fears Become 2011 Description / Buy
6 Zippered Flesh 2012 Description / Buy
7 Figures of Fear 2015 Description / Buy
8 Horror 201: The Silver Scream Vol. 1 2015 Description / Buy
9 Horror 201: The Silver Scream Vol. 2 2015 Description / Buy
10 Midnight in the Pentagram 2020 Description / Buy
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Graham studied journalism in school and his hard work paid off relatively quickly when he was assigned the role of Executive Editor of Penthouse, this while he was in his mid-20s. Graham had set his sights on producing fiction at an early age. Journalism was a bit of a detour and he used it to further his goals.

However, rather than pursuing fiction the first chance he got, the author first made a name by writing instructional manuals on the subject of sex. It was in 1971 that the author’s first sex guide came out under Graham’s pseudonym. And it wasn’t the last. After writing a few dozen such guides, it wasn’t long before people began to associate Graham Masterton with sex and health, a reputation that earned him gigs with magazines like Cosmopolitan and Men’s Health.

As far as the author’s reputation as a master of horror is concerned, Graham began shaping it when he wrote The Manitou in 1976, his first fictional work. The author wrote a number of sequels for his first book before branching out to experiment with other forms of horror.

Graham’s books have always taken on an adult nature, featuring considerable violence and visceral sex. Though Graham always endeavored to diversify by also writing horror stories for children, the most renowned being The House of Bones. Many of the author’s fans and critics were surprised that he had the capacity to water the sex and the gore in his books down to an extent where his stories could actually appeal to younger readers.

And his efforts went a long way in cementing his capabilities as a versatile writer that could produce horror within any given genre or for any given age group. Graham Masterton had a tendency to start writing series under pseudonyms, only revealing his real name once the books in question gained traction and attracted an appropriate level of interest.

During his lengthy career, the author has collaborated with peers like William S. Burroughs in order to experiment with unique approaches to storytelling.

Graham had a wife who passed away in 2011.

Graham Masterton Awards

Graham’s renown has more to do with the impressive number of fans he has garnered over the years than the literary awards he has taken home. Though, the author hasn’t lacked in the area of literary recognition, having been nominated for the British Fantasy Society Prize for Best Novel, the Bram Stoker Award for Best Short Story and the World Fantasy Society Prize for Best Collection.

Graham Masterton Books into Movies

The Manitou was Graham’s first ever horror novel. It became a live action film in 1978, directed by William Girdler, starring Susan Strasberg, Tony Curtis, and Michael Ansara. The movie follows a girl with an ancient demon growing out of a lump on her back.

Best Graham Masterton Books

Graham Masterton has used the last couple of decades to become a legend in the arena of horror, with some of the best books from the author including:

The Manitou: When Karen Tandy notices a lump under her skin, she doesn’t think much of it. She only grows concerned when she takes it to doctors and specialists and they do not know what to make of it. An attempt to cut the lump out fails when it moves.

Karen learns that her lump is no ordinary biological anomaly but, rather, an ancient spirit that has returned to wreak vengeance upon the white man for the evils they visited upon the Indians centuries ago. Karen’s body and soul are chained to this evil entity and there is nothing she can do to gain her freedom.

Broken Angels: Detective Inspector Katie Maguire must unveil the secrets being St. Joseph’s Orphanage. Her hunt begins when a priest is found dead in the river, his hands bound and his neck clearly having been garroted. There’s also the castration.

When another priest suffers the same fate, Kate’s attempts to find the truth are hampered by the Catholic diocese which holds a lot of power in County Cork.

Family Portrait: This book is one of Masterton’s best as it won the prestigious Prix Julia Verlanger award. Not only that, he is the only non-French person to ever win this award. A great honor, to be sure. This novel is a loose re-telling of the classic novel The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.

The novel is set in contemporary Boston and Moscow after the end of World War II. There is a body found in Europe of a beautiful young girl and all her beauty has been taken away as all of her skin has been expertly flayed from her body. Even worse, the investigation concludes that not only was she skinned, but she was skinned while she was still alive.

Another body is found soon after, a blood-raw corpse in New England that puzzles the police. Then yet another body is found, a victim of extreme composition and the body is found covered in maggots. These deaths take place far apart, but they are connected and police manage to connect them to a single, crumbling painting. There are those that think the investigators have gone mad thinking a painting could possibly be responsible for such horrid crimes, but the painting holds a terrifying secret that could explain everything.

This is classic Graham Masterton as he never hits you over the head with plot and takes his sweet time in delivering the scares. Never slow, but never fast either. A great novel about murder with just the right dose of supernatural, it’s easy to see why this book is so beloved.

When Does The Next Graham Masterton book come out?

The next book by Graham Masterton is The House at Phantom Park and will be released on October, 13th 2022.

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  1. “The Manitou” was the first Graham Masterson novel I read and reading its name still makes my skin crawl. Masterson’s writing is incredibly powerful and will make your spine tingle with horror. He blends the supernatural elements seamlessly. You’ll be scared out of your wits but won’t be able to put the book down. I haven’t read all his books but I’m well on my way!

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