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 Manitou Series
|3||Revenge of the Manitou||1979|
|7||Plague of the Manitou||2015|
Order of Sissy Sawyer Series
Order of Beatrice Scarlet Series
Order of Jim Rook Series
|3||Tooth And Claw||1997|
|8||Garden of Evil||2013|
Order of Night Warriors Series
|5||The Ninth Nightmare||2011|
Order of Katie Maguire Series
|1||A Terrible Beauty||2003|
|5||Taken For Dead||2015|
|7||Eye for an Eye (Short Story)||2015|
|9||The Drowned (Short Story)||2016|
|10||Dead Girls Dancing||2016|
|11||Dead Men Whistling||2017|
Order of Graham Masterton Short Story Collections
|1||Charnel House and Other Stories||1978|
|2||Thirteen More Tales of Horror||1994|
|3||Fortnight of Fear||1994|
|4||Flights of Fear||1995|
|5||Faces of Fear||1995|
|7||Feelings of Fear||2000|
|8||Festival of Fear||2005|
|9||Grease Monkey And Other Tales Of Erotic Horror||2013|
Order of Graham Masterton Standalone Novels
Order of Graham Masterton Non-Fiction Books
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 died 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.