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Anthony Masters

Anthony Masters was renowned as an adult novelist, short story writer and biographer, but was best known for his fiction for young people.

Many of his novels carry deep insights into social problems, which he experienced over four decades by helping the socially excluded. He ran soup kitchens for drug addicts and campaigned for the civic rights of gypsies and other ethnic minorities. Masters is also known for his eclectic range of non-fiction titles, ranging from the biographies of such diverse personalities as the British secret service chief immortalized by Ian Fleming in his James Bond books (The Man Who Was M: the Life of Maxwell Knight).

His children’s fiction included teenage novels and the ground breaking Weird World series of young adult horror, published by Bloomsbury. He also worked with children both in schools and at art festivals. Anthony Masters died in 2003.

 

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Anthony Masters
 

SCARY TALES TO TELL IN THE DARK

 

It’s Late At Night. The Fire’s Burning Low and Something’s Howling Outside. Now it’s time for a ghost story. But just make sure you’re not on your own…

 

Published: BLOOMSBURY READER, 28th September 2011

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MURDER IS A LONG TIME COMING

 

The Château Letoric is the ancestral home of the highly respected Larche family obsessed with the past, with bitterness, rancour and revenge.Solange is one of France’s most poignant Resistance heroines but, badly tortured, now senile, the repository of many dark secrets, she has been confined to a wheel chair since the end of the war.Her husband Henri was accused of collaborating with the Nazis. Their son, Marius, at forty-eight a senior officer in Interpol, has been fighting to clear his father’s name. But Marius himself is also vulnerable in St Esprit where his past – a homosexual affair with a farm-worker – rises to plague him.Suddenly the years of tongue-wagging culminate in the first of three fatal tragedies: Henri Larche is murdered.The paralysis of a town trapped in the past is powerfully evoked in this superbly skilful story of a family whose dread secrets hound them to a death which has been forty-five years coming.

 

Published: BLOOMSBURY READER, 1st December 2011

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CONFESSIONAL

 

The extraordinary, demonic monument to Franco broods over the Valley of the Fallen, north of Madrid. Here, in the hallowed seclusion of the confessional box, Eduardo Tomas, Spain’s Home Affairs Minister, is gunned down by a manipulative killer. Senior Interpol officer, Marius Larche, heads the investigating team; his number two, Detective Superintendent Alison Rowe, seconded from Scotland Yard because of her special knowledge of one particular political assassin, suspected of the murder. On the beautiful fortress-like island of Molino, they investigate the web of secrecy and suspicion which surrounds the Minister’s widow and the whole Tomas family. As Larche and Rowe assemble their suspects in the lavish retreat overlooking the Mediterranean, a ruthless killer penetrates the rigid security … Political and religious intrigue, the hedonism of the rich and the brutality of desperate people make an irresistible melange in Confessional, a successor to Anthony Masters’ first Marius Larche investigation, Murder is a Long Time Coming.

 

Published: BLOOMSBURY READER, 1st December 2011

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GHOST STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK

 

The storm rages. They huddle closer round the flames as the wind howls in the night.Another ghost story begins. But is the old house really deserted, or is something screaming in the darkness? Do you dare to find out?

 

Published: BLOOMSBURY READER, 28th September 2011

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VAMPIRE STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK

 

It’s dark. A light snow is falling.Down in the crypt there are tales of vampires to be told. Could they be true?

 

Published: BLOOMSBURY READER, 1st October 2012

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CRIES OF TERROR

 

We may surround ourselves with the trappings of technology, but in the face of the powers of darkness we are as helpless as our ancestors at the dawn of time. The concrete, plastic and metal cannot keep out the vibration of the unknown which lurks rabid in unseen corners. Here, in this chilling collection, are stories from writers who have plumbed the dankest recesses of those terrors which haunt our sleep and bring us suddenly awake.

 

Published: BLOOMSBURY READER, 16th October 2012

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NIGHTMARE IN NEW YORK

 

Summer has always been such fun, the family together at Formentera. This year is different. Colin’s dad mysteriously disappears, presumed drowned, leaving a note – SORRY. CAN’T HOLD ON ANY LONGER. Suddenly nothing makes sense. Colin heads for New York to discover the truth about his father’s ‘death’ but ends up on the run from the ‘Sandman’. Who can be behind all of this? It must be someone very powerful indeed…

 

Published: BLOOMSBURY READER, 22nd October 2012

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DEAD MAN AT THE DOOR

 

Every night Gary wakes sweating with fear. Every night the dreams come. Gary does not know what the dreams mean. Who is the stranger who hammers at the door? Who is the baby whose cries can be heard? He and his family are newcomers to the Isle of Wight, but Gary is soon to find his life inextricably bound up with both the island and the supernatural.

‘Masters evidently believes in giving his…readers more than thrills and spills’ – Sunday Telegraph

 

Published: BLOOMSBURY READER, 30th October 2012

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GHOST BLADES

 

Racing along on his roller-blades, Terry feels like he is almost flying, yet he is in perfect control – until the blades take over. Terrified, he is propelled through an overgrown garden and into a sinister-looking house…

 

Published: BLOOMSBURY READER, 13th June 2013

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HORROR STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK

 

Publication: BLOOMSBURY READER, October 2013

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