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Graham Masterton

Graham Masterton

After 35 years in which he established himself as one of the world’s bestselling horror authors,  Graham Masterton has turned his hand to crime. Drawing  on the five years in which he and his late wife Wiescka lived in Cork,  in southern Ireland,  he has created a series of novels featuring Katie Maguire,  the first woman detective superintendent in An Garda Siochána,  the Irish police force.

Graham was born in Edinburgh in 1946,  the grandson of John Masterton,  the chief inspector mines for Scotland,  and Thomas Thorne Baker,  a scientist who was the first man to send news pictures by radio. After joining his local newspaper at the age of 17 as a junior reporter,  he was appointed deputy editor of Mayfair the men’s magazine at the age of 21.  At 24 he became executive editor of Penthouse. His career at Penthouse led him to write a series of best-selling sexual advice books,  including How To Drive Your Man Wild In Bed,  which solid 2 million copies worldwide and 250,000 in Poland alone,  where it is has recently been reprinted.

After leaving Penthouse he wrote The Manitou, a horror novel about the vengeful reincarnation of a Native American spirit,  which was filmed with Tony Curtis in the lead role,  and also starred Susan Strasberg,  Burgess Meredith and Stella Stevens.  Three of Graham’s horror stories were adapted by the late Tony Scott for his TV series The Hunger. Over the years he has published five collections of short stories,  several of which have won awards.

Graham has also written historical sagas like Rich,  Maiden Voyage and Solitaire,  as well as thrillers and disaster novels such as Plague and Famine.  The newest disaster novel Drought will be published in 2013. In 1989 Graham’s Polish wife Wiescka was instrumental in his becoming the first Western horror novelist to be published in Poland since World War Two,  and his sex books have not only won popular success in Poland but acclaim from the medical profession. He was a regular contributor of humorous articles to the satire magazine Punch,  as well as scores of articles on sexual happiness to American women’s magazines.

He has encouraged younger writers in several countries,  including France,  Germany and the Baltic States.  For the past 13 years,  he has given his name to the prestigious Prix Masterton,  which is awarded annually for best French-language horror novel.  He was the only non-French winner of Le Prix Julia Verlanger for best-selling horror novel and he has also been given recognition by Mystery Writers of America,  the British Fantasy Society and many others.

He edited an anthology of short stories by leading horror writers,  Scare Care,  in aid of children’s charities,  and has been honoured by the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children for his fund-raising. He currently lives in Surrey,  England.

 

 

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WHITE BONES

 

The first book in the Katie Maguire series.

 

One wet November morning, a field on Meagher’s Farm gives up the dismembered bones of eleven women. In this part of Ireland, unmarked graves are common. But these bones date to 1915, long before the Troubles. What’s more, these bones bear the marks of a meticulous executioner. These women were almost certainly skinned alive.

Detective Katie Maguire, of the Cork Garda, is used to dead bodies. But this is wholesale butchery. Her team think these long-dead women are a waste of police time. Katie is determined to give them justice.

And then a young American tourist goes missing, and her bones, carefully stripped of flesh, are discovered on the same farm. With the crimes of the past echoing in the present, Katie must solve a decades-old ritualistic murder before this terrifying killer strikes again.

Published in America under the title A Terrible Beauty, White Bones marks Katie Maguire’s UK debut.

 

‘One of the most original and frightening storytellers of our time.’ Peter James.

‘A natural storyteller with a unique gift for turning the mundane into the terrifyingly real.’ New York Journal of Books.

‘One of the few true masters.’ James Herbert.

 

Published: HEAD OF ZEUS, 1st March 2013

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BROKEN ANGELS

 

One cold spring morning in County Cork, two fishermen find a bundle of rags floating in the Blackwater River.

It is the bloated body of Father Heaney. His hands and feet are bound, and his neck bears the marks of garrotting wire. Worse still, he has been castrated.

When a second priest is found murdered, his body bruised and beaten and the same savage wound hidden beneath his soutane, Detective Inspector Katie Maguire finds evidence of a sinister cover-up at St Joseph’s Orphanage.

But the Catholic diocese still wields considerable power here, and the Garda are under pressure to close the case. Katie has to work alone if she is to catch the killer in time – but first she must shatter a wall of silence that for decades has hidden a terrible secret.

A secret that is beyond belief…

 

Published: Head of Zeus, 29th August 2013

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RED LIGHT

 

Somewhere in the city of Cork, a woman’s cry echoes through the rainy streets.

On a bloodstained mattress in a grimy flat, a burly man lies dead. A terrified girl kneels over his body. She is half-naked, starving, screaming. She has been trapped here for three days.

It doesn’t take DS Katie Maguire long to identify the murder victim. He is someone she has been trying to convict for years – a cruel and powerful pimp who terrorised the girls who worked for him.

It’s Katie’s job to catch the killer. But with men like this dead, the city is safer – and so are the scared young women who are trafficked into Cork. When a second pimp is horrifically murdered, Katie must decide. Should she do her job, or follow her conscience? Should she allow the killer to strike again?

 

Publication: Head of Zeus, 5th June 2014

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THE RED HOTEL

 

A Sissy Sawyer Mystery
One afternoon, shadows started to flicker along the corridors of The Red Hotel in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and both guests and staff heard persistent grinding noises that gave them “the freesons” – or goosebumps. Months later, Sissy Sawyer’s step-nephew Billy drops by with his new girlfriend, T-Yon. Sissy has an uncanny ability to read the future using her special Tarot cards, and T-Yon wants her help. She’s been having terrible dreams about her older brother, Everett, ever since he’s started restoring an old hotel in Baton Rouge…
Published: SEVERN HOUSE, 31st May 2013
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GARDEN OF EVIL

 

A Jim Rook Horror Novel
Jim Rook gets the shock of his life when he returns for a new semester to find something more than unpleasant in his classroom. Jim Rook, remedial English teacher and psychic, knows it’s going to be a bad day. He nearly runs over someone dressed entirely in black – but why did they walk right in the middle of the college driveway? And who just walks off into the fog after nearly being run over? But when a splash of blood appears on a questionnaire Jim realizes that his day isn’t going to be merely bad: it’s going to be the day from hell. Perhaps quite literally…
Published: SEVERN HOUSE, 29th November 2012
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FOREST GHOST

 

Modern-day America. Fifteen Boy Scouts and their seven adult leaders are found to have committed suicide in the forest of a scout reservation. One of the dead boys is a friend of Sparky Wallace, whose father Jack runs a Polish restaurant in Chicago. Drawn into investigating the suicides, Jack discovers a connection with his own grandfather, who killed himself in the Kampinos Forest in Poland when he was fighting the Nazis in World War II.

Together, Jack and Sparky travel to Poland to unlock the terrifying mystery of what really makes people panic in the forest. But before they can do so, they have to experience panic for themselves, and reach the very brink of madness.

 

Published: Severn House, 1st March 2014

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COMMUNITY

 

Michael is involved in a car crash which kills his girlfriend. He wakes to find himself in the hospital of a small town in Montana. There he convalesces and gradually becomes acquainted with the local community, most of whom seem to be clever and charming, although some are arrogant and difficult to get on with. In particular he forms a relationship with a smart and pretty local girl. He learns that he has been in a coma for weeks and that his friend’s remains have already been sent back to California for cremation. He keeps in touch with his family through emails and phone calls.

As time goes by, however, and he gradually recovers his mobility, he begins to notice odd things about the community. People disappear without explanation and nobody ever mentions them again. Strangers come and go on a regular basis but the local people seem to ignore them. He is about to leave and go back home when his new girlfriend disappears. He stays to investigate. He gradually begins to come to the terrible conclusion that he is actually dead and that everybody in the town knows that he is no more than a ghost. The truth, however, is far more shocking…

 

Published: Severn House, 1st September 2013

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ROOK & TOOTH AND CLAW

 

Two Jim Rook horror novels in one book.

College teacher Jim Rook has a special talent: a near-death experience in childhood gave him the facility to see ghosts and spirits that nobody else can see.
Into his remedial English class at West Grove Community College comes Susan White Bird, the daughter of a Navajo Indian. Susan is beautiful and shy, but all her life she has been closely protected by her two older brothers, Sam and George. And when college senior Brad Dolman takes a fancy to Susan, there are frightening consequences. Brad’s body is found one morning in his automobile, his face and body terribly mutilated – almost as if he has been attacked by a wild animal – and it is Susan’s brothers who are immediately arrested.
Only when two more students are attacked do the police realise that the brothers are innocent, and that there is something terrible lurking around the college campus … something that threatens to transform Susan into the most horrific creature known to Navajo myth. And there is only one man who can save her, a man who can see the oncoming danger – Jim Rook.
It is now left to Jim and his engaging class of slow-lane students to face a shattering confrontation between the cultures of new and ancient America.

 

Published: PFD Books, 2nd May 2013

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ROOK: SNOWMAN

 

A Jim Rook horror novel.

Jim Rook has the ability to see ghosts and spirits. A young boy, Jack Hubbard, joins Rook’s remedial English class while his father is completing a film about his epic journey across Alaska. Shortly after his arrival, five students are found dead.

 

Published: PFD Books, 2nd May 2013

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BURIAL

 

First published in 1991, this is the story of New York City. Friday night. Untouched by anything visible, Mrs Greenberg’s furniture starts to slide across the room – and however hard she tries, she can’t move it back.

Harry Erskine, self-taught fortune teller, agrees to investigate – but soon realises that Mrs Greenberg’s moving furniture is just the beginning of a nightmare, for it is being drawn by the same inexorable force which drags us all to the grave.

City by city, America is on the brink of falling into the abyss – women and children, streets and buildings – one and all brought thundering and screaming into the dominion of the dead…

 

Published: Bloomsbury Reader, 22nd October 2012

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