Graham Masterton Books

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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

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

Order of Night Warriors Series

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

Order of Jim Rook Series

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

Order of Katie Maguire Series

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

Order of Sissy Sawyer Series

1Touchy And Feely 2005Description / Buy
2The Painted Man 2008Description / Buy
3The Red Hotel 2012Description / Buy

Order of Beatrice Scarlet Series

1Scarlet Widow 2015Description / Buy
2The Coven 2017Description / Buy

Order of DC Jerry Pardoe and DS Jamila Patel Series

1The Shadow People 2022Description / Buy

Order of Graham Masterton Standalone Novels

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

Order of Graham Masterton Short Stories/Novellas

1Hurry Monster (Short Story) 1988Description / Buy
2Sepsis (Short Story) 2003Description / Buy
3The Press (Short Story) 2012Description / Buy

Order of Graham Masterton Short Story Collections

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

Order of Graham Masterton Non-Fiction Books

1Acts of Love (Short Story) 1971Description / Buy
2Your Erotic Fantasies 1973Description / Buy
3Girls Who Said Yes 1973Description / Buy
4How a Woman Loves to Be Loved (Short Story) 1974Description / Buy
5How to Be a Perfect Lover 1975Description / Buy
6Sex Is Everything 1975Description / Buy
7Confessions Of A Wanton Waitress, Or, Alice Doesn't Work Here Anymore 1975Description / Buy
8How a Woman Longs to Be Loved 1975Description / Buy
9Confessions of a Racy Receptionist 1976Description / Buy
10Women's Erotic Dreams 1976Description / Buy
11How to Drive Your Man Wild in Bed 1976Description / Buy
12How to Be a Good Bad Girl 1976Description / Buy
131,001 Erotic Dreams Interpreted 1976Description / Buy
14How to Drive Your Woman Wild in Bed 1981Description / Buy
15More Ways to Drive Your Man Wild in Bed 1985Description / Buy
16How to Drive Your Lover Wild in Bed 1989Description / Buy
17Sex Secrets of the Other Woman 1989Description / Buy
18Wild in Bed Together 1992Description / Buy
19Drive Him Wild 1993Description / Buy
20Single, Wild, Sexy and Safe 1994Description / Buy
21How to Drive Your Man Even Wilder in Bed 1995Description / Buy
22How to Make His Wildest Dreams Come True 1996Description / Buy
23Secrets of the Sexually Irresistible Woman 1998Description / Buy
24The Seven Secrets of Really Great Sex 1999Description / Buy
25The Secrets of Sexual Play 1999Description / Buy
26Wild Sex for New Lovers 2001Description / Buy
27Up All Night 2004Description / Buy
28How To Make Love Six Nights A Week 2013Description / Buy

Order of Hot Blood Series

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

Order of Point Horror Series

1Avalanche ( By: Arthur J. Roth) 1979Description / Buy
2Blind Date ( By: R.L. Stine) 1986Description / Buy
3Twisted ( By: R.L. Stine) 1987Description / Buy
4Spaceballs ( By: R.L. Stine) 1987Description / Buy
5The Nightmare Man ( By: Tessa Krailing) 1988Description / Buy
6The Lifeguard ( By: Richie Tankersley Cusick) 1988Description / Buy
7Beach House ( By: R.L. Stine) 1989Description / Buy
8Party Line ( By: A. Bates) 1989Description / Buy
9Prom Dress (Short Story) ( By: Lael Littke) 1989Description / Buy
10The Baby-Sitter ( By: R.L. Stine) 1989Description / Buy
11Trick or Treat ( By: Richie Tankersley Cusick) 1989Description / Buy
12My Secret Admirer ( By: Carol Ellis) 1989Description / Buy
13Teacher's Pet (Short Story) ( By: Richie Tankersley Cusick) 1990Description / Buy
14April Fools ( By: Richie Tankersley Cusick) 1990Description / Buy
15Final Exam ( By: A. Bates) 1990Description / Buy
16Funhouse ( By: Diane Hoh) 1990Description / Buy
17Beach Party ( By: R.L. Stine) 1990Description / Buy
18The Boyfriend ( By: R.L. Stine) 1990Description / Buy
19The Foggiest ( By: David Belbin) 1990Description / Buy
20The Baby-Sitter II ( By: R.L. Stine) 1991Description / Buy
21The Snowman ( By: R.L. Stine) 1991Description / Buy
22The Accident ( By: Diane Hoh) 1991Description / Buy
23Thirteen 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) 1991Description / Buy
24Mother's Helper ( By: A. Bates) 1991Description / Buy
25Sister Dearest ( By: D.E. Athkins) 1991Description / Buy
26The Girlfriend ( By: R.L. Stine) 1991Description / Buy
27Freeze Tag ( By: Caroline B. Cooney) 1992Description / Buy
28The Window ( By: Carol Ellis) 1992Description / Buy
29Fatal Secrets ( By: Richie Tankersley Cusick) 1992Description / Buy
30The Perfume ( By: Caroline B. Cooney) 1992Description / Buy
31The Invitation ( By: Diane Hoh) 1992Description / Buy
32Mirror, Mirror ( By: D.E. Athkins) 1992Description / Buy
33The Fever ( By: Diane Hoh) 1992Description / Buy
34Hit And Run ( By: R.L. Stine) 1992Description / Buy
35The Train ( By: Diane Hoh) 1992Description / Buy
36The Ripper ( By: D.E. Athkins) 1992Description / Buy
37The Mall ( By: Richie Tankersley Cusick) 1992Description / Buy
38The Waitress ( By: Sinclair Smith) 1992Description / Buy
39The Cheerleader ( By: Caroline B. Cooney) 1992Description / Buy
40Halloween Night ( By: R.L. Stine) 1993Description / Buy
41Dream Date ( By: Sinclair Smith) 1993Description / Buy
42The Dead Game ( By: A. Bates) 1993Description / Buy
43The Baby-Sitter 3 ( By: R.L. Stine) 1993Description / Buy
44The Dead Girlfriend ( By: R.L. Stine) 1993Description / Buy
45The Hitchhiker ( By: R.L. Stine) 1993Description / Buy
46The Phantom ( By: Barbara Steiner) 1993Description / Buy
47Help Wanted ( By: Richie Tankersley Cusick) 1993Description / Buy
48The Stranger ( By: Caroline B. Cooney) 1993Description / Buy
49The Yearbook ( By: Peter Lerangis) 1994Description / Buy
50Twins ( By: Caroline B. Cooney) 1994Description / Buy
51The Hunter ( By: L.J. Smith) 1994Description / Buy
52The Chase ( By: L.J. Smith) 1994Description / Buy
53Silent Witness ( By: Carol Ellis) 1994Description / Buy
54Call Waiting ( By: R.L. Stine) 1994Description / Buy
55The Watcher ( By: Lael Littke) 1994Description / Buy
56Thirteen More Tales of Horror ( With: Philip Pullman, Colin Greenland, Stan Nicholls, David Belbin, , Diane Hoh) 1994Description / Buy
57Halloween Night II ( By: R.L. Stine) 1994Description / Buy
58The Diary ( By: Sinclair Smith) 1994Description / Buy
59I Saw You That Night! ( By: R.L. Stine) 1994Description / Buy
60The Kill ( By: L.J. Smith) 1994Description / Buy
61The Witness ( By: R.L. Stine) 1994Description / Buy
62Driver's Dead ( By: Peter Lerangis) 1994Description / Buy
63Camp Fear ( By: Carol Ellis) 1994Description / Buy
64Night School ( By: Caroline B. Cooney) 1995Description / Buy
65The Babysitter IV ( By: R.L. Stine) 1995Description / Buy
66The Boy Next Door ( By: Sinclair Smith) 1995Description / Buy
67The Body ( By: Carol Ellis) 1995Description / Buy
68The Mummy ( By: Barbara Steiner) 1995Description / Buy
69The Surfer ( By: Linda Cargill) 1995Description / Buy
70Thirteen Again ( With: Lisa Tuttle, Colin Greenland, Stan Nicholls, Philip Gross, David Belbin, , Malcolm Rose) 1995Description / Buy
71Hide and Seek ( By: Jane McFann) 1995Description / Buy
72Blood Curse (Short Story) ( By: Janice Harrell) 1995Description / Buy
73Blood Spell ( By: Janice Harrell) 1995Description / Buy
74The Claw ( By: Carmen Adams) 1995Description / Buy
75Amnesia ( By: Sinclair Smith) 1995Description / Buy
76Spring Break ( By: Barbara Steiner) 1996Description / Buy
77The Stalker ( By: Carol Ellis) 1996Description / Buy
78Prom Date ( By: Diane Hoh) 1996Description / Buy
79The Bride (Short Story) ( By: D.E. Athkins) 1996Description / Buy
80Krazy 4 U ( By: A. Bates) 1996Description / Buy
81Sweet Sixteen ( By: Francesca Jeffries) 1996Description / Buy
82Double Date ( By: Sinclair Smith) 1996Description / Buy
83Second Sight ( By: Sinclair Smith) 1996Description / Buy
84The Unseen: It Begins ( By: Richie Tankersley Cusick) 2003Description / Buy
85X-Isle ( By: Peter Lerangis) 2003Description / Buy
86Demon ( By: R.L. Stine) 2003Description / Buy
87The Dark 2 ( By: Linda Cargill) 2004Description / Buy
88Demon II ( By: Samantha Lee) 2004Description / Buy
89The Unseen Part 2: Rest In Peace ( By: Richie Tankersley Cusick) 2004Description / Buy
90Return to X-Isle ( By: Peter Lerangis) 2004Description / Buy
91Sin and Salvation ( By: Richie Tankersley Cusick) 2005Description / Buy
92The Unseen Part 3: Blood Brothers ( By: Richie Tankersley Cusick) 2005Description / Buy
93Demon III (Short Story) ( By: R.L. Stine) 2012Description / Buy
94Defriended ( By: Ruth Baron) 2013Description / Buy
95Identity Theft ( By: Anna Davies) 2013Description / Buy
96Followers ( By: Anna Davies) 2014Description / Buy
97Wickedpedia ( By: Chris Van Etten) 2014Description / Buy
98The Dark: v. 1 ( By: Linda Cargill) 2020Description / Buy

Graham Masterton Anthologies

1 Scare Care1989Description / Buy
2 Hotter Blood: More Tales of Erotic Horror1991Description / Buy
3 Hottest Blood1993Description / Buy
4 Hot Blood X1998Description / Buy
5 What Fears Become2011Description / Buy
6 Figures of Fear2015Description / 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 Shadow People and will be released on January, 1st 2022. It is the newest book in the DC Jerry Pardoe and DS Jamila Patel Series.

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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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