Graham Masterton Books

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

# 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 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 Jim Rook Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Rook 1996 Description / Buy
2 The Terror 1997 Description / Buy
3 Tooth And Claw 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 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 Katie Maguire Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 A Terrible Beauty 2003 Description / Buy
2 Broken Angels 2012 Description / Buy
3 Red Light 2014 Description / Buy
4 Buried 2015 Description / Buy
5 Taken For Dead 2015 Description / Buy
6 Blood Sisters 2015 Description / Buy
7 Eye for an Eye (Short Story) 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

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 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 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 The Devils Of D-Day 1979 Description / Buy
9 The Hell Candidate 1980 Description / Buy
10 Death Trance 1980 Description / Buy
11 Phobia 1980 Description / Buy
12 The Wells Of Hell 1981 Description / Buy
13 Famine 1981 Description / Buy
14 Railroad 1981 Description / Buy
15 A Man Of Destiny 1981 Description / Buy
16 The Heirloom 1982 Description / Buy
17 Solitaire 1982 Description / Buy
18 The Pariah 1983 Description / Buy
19 Ikon 1983 Description / Buy
20 Tengu 1983 Description / Buy
21 Lady of Fortune 1984 Description / Buy
22 Maiden Voyage 1984 Description / Buy
23 Corroboree 1984 Description / Buy
24 Sacrifice 1985 Description / Buy
25 Picture of Evil 1985 Description / Buy
26 Family Portrait 1985 Description / Buy
27 Headlines 1986 Description / Buy
28 Mirror 1988 Description / Buy
29 Feast 1988 Description / Buy
30 Ritual 1989 Description / Buy
31 Lords of the Air 1989 Description / Buy
32 The Hymn 1991 Description / Buy
33 Empress 1991 Description / Buy
34 Black Angel 1991 Description / Buy
35 Prey 1992 Description / Buy
36 Master of Lies 1992 Description / Buy
37 The Sleepless 1994 Description / Buy
38 The House That Jack Built 1995 Description / Buy
39 The Chosen Child 1996 Description / Buy
40 Condor 1997 Description / Buy
41 Flesh And Blood 1997 Description / Buy
42 House of Bones 1998 Description / Buy
43 Kingdom of the Blind 1998 Description / Buy
44 Plague Of Angels 1999 Description / Buy
45 Trauma 2001 Description / Buy
46 Hair Raiser 2001 Description / Buy
47 Bonnie Winter 2001 Description / Buy
48 Hidden World 2002 Description / Buy
49 Sepsis (Short Story) 2003 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 Descendant 2006 Description / Buy
58 Chaos Theory 2007 Description / Buy
59 The 5th Witch 2008 Description / Buy
60 Ghost Music 2009 Description / Buy
61 Basilisk 2009 Description / Buy
62 Death Mask 2009 Description / Buy
63 Fire Spirit 2010 Description / Buy
64 Spirit 2010 Description / Buy
65 Rules Of Duel 2010 Description / Buy
66 Petrified 2011 Description / Buy
67 The Press (Short Story) 2012 Description / Buy
68 The Doorkeepers 2012 Description / Buy
69 Walkers 2012 Description / Buy
70 Community 2013 Description / Buy
71 Forest Ghost 2014 Description / Buy
72 Drought 2014 Description / Buy
73 Silver 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Graham Masterton Non-Fiction Books

# Read Title Published Details
1 Acts of love (Short Story) 1971 Description / Buy
2 Girls Who Said Yes 1973 Description / Buy
3 How a Woman Loves to Be Loved (Short Story) 1974 Description / Buy
4 Sex Is Everything 1975 Description / Buy
5 Confessions Of A Wanton Waitress, Or, Alice Doesn't Work Here Anymore 1975 Description / Buy
6 How to Be a Perfect Lover 1975 Description / Buy
7 How a Woman Longs to Be Loved 1975 Description / Buy
8 How to be a Good Bad Girl 1976 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 Drive Your Man Wild in Bed 1976 Description / Buy
13 How to Drive Your Woman Wild in Bed 1981 Description / Buy
14 More Ways to Drive Your Man Wild in Bed 1985 Description / Buy
15 How To Be the Perfect Lover 1986 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
29 How to Make Love Six Nights a Week 2013 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?

Graham Masterton doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Dead Men Whistling and was released on December, 22nd 2017. It is the newest book in the Katie Maguire Series.