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Publication Order of Harry Erskine Books

The Manitou (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Djinn (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Revenge of the Manitou (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Burial (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Manitou Blood (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blind Panic (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Plague of the Manitou (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Night Warriors Books

Night Warriors (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Dream (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Plague (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Wars (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ninth Nightmare (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Jim Rook Books

Rook (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tooth And Claw (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Terror (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snowman (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Swimmer (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Darkroom (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Demon's Door (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Garden of Evil (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Katie Maguire Books

A Terrible Beauty / White Bones (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Broken Angels (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red Light (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Taken for Dead (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Sisters (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eye for an Eye (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Buried (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Living Death (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Drowned (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Girls Dancing (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Men Whistling (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Begging to Die (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Drop of Blood (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sissy Sawyer Books

Touchy And Feely (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Painted Man (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Red Hotel (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Beatrice Scarlet Books

Scarlet Widow (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Coven (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of DC Jerry Pardoe and DS Jamila Patel Books

Ghost Virus (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Children God Forgot (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shadow People (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What Hides in the Cellar (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Inserts (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fireflash 5 (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Plague (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Charnel House (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sphinx (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heartbreaker (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sweetman Curve (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rich (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devils Of D-Day (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hell Candidate (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Trance (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Phobia (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wells Of Hell (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Famine (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Railroad (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Man Of Destiny (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Heirloom (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Solitaire (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pariah (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ikon (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tengu (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lady of Fortune (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Maiden Voyage (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Corroboree (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sacrifice (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Picture of Evil (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Family Portrait (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Headlines (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mirror (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Feast (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ritual (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lords of the Air (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hymn (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Empress (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Angel (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prey (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Master of Lies (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sleepless (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The House That Jack Built (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Chosen Child (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Condor (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flesh And Blood (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
House of Bones (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kingdom of the Blind (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Plague Of Angels (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trauma (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hair Raiser (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bonnie Winter (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hidden World (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Genius (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unspeakable (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil in Gray (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Innocent Blood (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Holy Terror (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Edgewise (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Descendant (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chaos Theory (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 5th Witch (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghost Music (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Basilisk (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Mask (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fire Spirit (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spirit (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rules of Duel (With: William S. Burroughs) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Petrified (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Doorkeepers (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Walkers (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Community (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Forest Ghost (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Drought (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silver (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The House of a Hundred Whispers (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Soul Stealer (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The House at Phantom Park (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Hurry Monster (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Underbed (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret Shih Tan (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lolicia (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sepsis (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Press (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Charnel House and Other Stories (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thirteen More Tales of Horror (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fortnight of Fear (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flights of Fear (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Faces of Fear (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Manitou Man: The World of Graham Masterton (With: Matt Williamson,Ray Clark) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Feelings of Fear (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Festival of Fear (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grease Monkey and Other Tales of Erotic Horror (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Acts of Love (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Your Erotic Fantasies (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Girls Who Said Yes (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How a Woman Loves to Be Loved (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How to Be a Perfect Lover (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sex Is Everything (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Confessions Of A Wanton Waitress, Or, Alice Doesn't Work Here Anymore (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How a Woman Longs to Be Loved (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Confessions of a Racy Receptionist (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Women's Erotic Dreams (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How to Drive Your Man Wild in Bed (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How to Be a Good Bad Girl (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
1,001 Erotic Dreams Interpreted (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How to Drive Your Woman Wild in Bed (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
More Ways to Drive Your Man Wild in Bed (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How to Drive Your Lover Wild in Bed (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sex Secrets of the Other Woman (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wild in Bed Together (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Drive Him Wild (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Single, Wild, Sexy and Safe (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How to Drive Your Man Even Wilder in Bed (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How to Make His Wildest Dreams Come True (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secrets of the Sexually Irresistible Woman (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Seven Secrets of Really Great Sex (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secrets of Sexual Play (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wild Sex for New Lovers (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Up All Night (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How To Make Love Six Nights A Week (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Point Horror Books

Avalanche (By: Arthur J. Roth) (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cheerleader / Deadly Offer (By: Caroline B. Cooney) (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blind Date (By: R.L. Stine) (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twisted (By: R.L. Stine) (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Nightmare Man (By: Tessa Krailing) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lifeguard (By: Richie Tankersley Cusick) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beach House (By: R.L. Stine) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Party Line (By: A. Bates) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prom Dress (By: Lael Littke) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Baby-Sitter (By: R.L. Stine) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Secret Admirer (By: Carol Ellis) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
April Fools (By: Richie Tankersley Cusick) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Funhouse (By: Diane Hoh) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beach Party (By: R.L. Stine) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Boyfriend (By: R.L. Stine) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Foggiest (By: David Belbin) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Baby-Sitter II (By: R.L. Stine) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Snowman (By: R.L. Stine) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Accident (By: Diane Hoh) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thirteen Tales of Horror (By: R.L. Stine,Judith Bauer Stamper,Lael Littke,Christopher Pike,Caroline B. Cooney,Patricia Windsor,Carol Ellis,Diane Hoh,A. Bates,D.E. Athkins,Sinclair Smith,Ellen Emerson White) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sister Dearest (By: D.E. Athkins) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Girlfriend (By: R.L. Stine) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Freeze Tag (By: Caroline B. Cooney) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Window (By: Carol Ellis) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fatal Secrets (By: Richie Tankersley Cusick) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Perfume (By: Caroline B. Cooney) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Invitation (By: Diane Hoh) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mirror, Mirror (By: D.E. Athkins) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fever (By: Diane Hoh) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hit And Run (By: R.L. Stine) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Train (By: Diane Hoh) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ripper (By: D.E. Athkins) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cemetery (By: D.E. Athkins) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Waitress (By: Sinclair Smith) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Halloween Night (By: R.L. Stine) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dream Date (By: Sinclair Smith) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Baby-Sitter 3 (By: R.L. Stine) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dead Girlfriend (By: R.L. Stine) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hitchhiker (By: R.L. Stine) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Phantom (By: Barbara Steiner) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stranger (By: Caroline B. Cooney) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Yearbook (By: Peter Lerangis) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twins (By: Caroline B. Cooney) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hunter (By: L.J. Smith) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silent Witness (By: Carol Ellis) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Call Waiting (By: R.L. Stine) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Watcher (By: Lael Littke) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thirteen More Tales of Horror (With: Philip Pullman,Colin Greenland,Stan Nicholls,David Belbin,Susan Price,Diane Hoh,A. Finnis) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Halloween Night II (By: R.L. Stine) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Chase (By: L.J. Smith) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Diary / Let Me Tell You how I Died (By: Sinclair Smith) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Saw You That Night! (By: R.L. Stine) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Kill (By: L.J. Smith) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Witness (By: R.L. Stine) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Driver's Dead (By: Peter Lerangis) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Camp Fear (By: Carol Ellis) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night School (By: Caroline B. Cooney) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Babysitter IV (By: R.L. Stine) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Boy Next Door (By: Sinclair Smith) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Body (By: Carol Ellis) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mummy (By: Barbara Steiner) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Surfer (By: Linda Cargill) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thirteen Again (With: Lisa Tuttle,Colin Greenland,Stan Nicholls,Philip Gross,David Belbin,Susan Price,Malcolm Rose,John Gordon,Laurence Staig,A. Finnis) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hide and Seek (By: Jane McFann) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Curse (By: Janice Harrell) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Claw (By: Carmen Adams) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Amnesia (By: Sinclair Smith) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spring Break (By: Barbara Steiner) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stalker (By: Carol Ellis) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prom Date (By: Diane Hoh) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bride (By: D.E. Athkins) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sweet Sixteen (By: Francesca Jeffries) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Double Date (By: Sinclair Smith) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Second Sight (By: Sinclair Smith) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Homecoming Queen (By: John Hall) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
X-Isle (By: Peter Lerangis) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Demon (By: Samantha Lee) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dark 2 (By: Linda Cargill) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Return to X-Isle (By: Peter Lerangis) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Defriended (By: Ruth Baron) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Identity Theft (By: Anna Davies) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wickedpedia (By: Chris Van Etten) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dark: v. 1 (By: Linda Cargill) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Point Horror Series may be missing books or out of order because every online source for these lists these books in a different order and varies on the books included. In no other listing are the books numbered. Compilations and Short Story Collections are listed at the bottom.Point Horror Unleashed & Mutant Point Horror & Nightmare Hall are spinoffs of this series

Publication Order of Anthologies

Scare Care(1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hot Blood Tales of Erotic Horror(1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Voices 3(1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hotter Blood: More Tales of Erotic Horror(1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Vampires(1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Giant Book of Zombies(1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hottest Blood(1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Zombies(1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadly After Dark(1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Wolf Men / The Mammoth Book of Werewolves(1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seventh Annual Collection(1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thirteen Again(1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Terrors(1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Terrors 2(1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fear the Fever(1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 7(1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tenth Annual Collection(1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kiss and Kill(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Dracula(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hot Blood X(1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Terrors 5(2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, #11(2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Urban Gothic: Lacuna and Other Trips(2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Terrors 6(2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fatal Attractions(2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of New Terror(2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Strange Bedfellows(2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shrouded by Darkness: Tales of Terror(2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Passions(2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best of Cemetery Dance II(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Visitants(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Full Fathom Forty(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stranger by Night(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What Fears Become(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Necro Files(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Horror Express Volume One(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zippered Flesh: Tales of Body Enhancements Gone Bad!(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Body Horror(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Slices of Flesh(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Read the End First(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Feast of Frights from The Horror Zine(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Light(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Horror 101: The Way Forward(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Of Devils & Deviants: An Anthology of Erotic Horror(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales from The Lake Vol.1(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Figures of Fear(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Horror 201: The Silver Scream Vol. 1(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Shadow of Frankenstein(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Black Room Manuscripts Volume Two(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Places, Evil Faces(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lakes & Other Bodies(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Footsteps of Dracula(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Plague of Shadows(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Midnight in the Pentagram(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror #30(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grimdark Magazine Issue #27(2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vampires(2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

It is not very often that even an author of over 100 books, some non-fiction and some fictional with diverse themes and plots for over 30 years can still be tagged to a particular genre. Well, Graham Masterton, a British novelist seems to have been profiled as such. Though well known for his genre of horror stories, it is less well known that he has authored am equally large number of books away from that genre too; not all of which were fiction. Some of his published novels carry his various nom de plumes as differently assumed from time to time.

Born on 16th January 1946 in Edinburgh, his family has an illustrious lineage. His Grandfather Thomas Thorne Baker was a scientist who owes his eminence for having invented luminous printing ink that is now commonly known as DayGlo and for being known as the first man to transmit news photographs by wireless.

After training to be a newspaper reporter, he was only 24 years when he accepted to be the executive editor of both Penthouse and Penthouse Forum magazines. Even while in this position, he did not allow his passion to be a novelist to die within him. He initially chose to write a series of how-to books on the subject of sex. His first book Acts of Love was published in 1971 but he used Dr.Jan Berghof as his pen-name. A series of other similar books followed; some again assuming a different set of pen-names such as Edward Thorne and Angel Smith. A total of 27 books followed in quick succession, with the last one Up All Night published in 2004.

His reputation as writer on sex health and self-improvement issues grew quite rapidly and he was a much sought-after writer by magazines such as Men’s Health, Woman, Cosmopolitan and Woman’s Own.

However, it was not until 1976 when his horror novel The Manitou was published that he became associated with horror genre of fiction. Graham Masterton published his first novel Manitou in 1976 and went on write 6 more sequels, in what is known in literary circles to be the Manitou series. In 1978, The Manitou was released as a movie by the same name, with Tony Curtis playing in a leading role. It is popularly recognized that Masterton is a master exponent of the use of mythology and demonic creations amongst the genre of horror story-tellers. Therefore his novels are vividly accepted by believers of religious systems.

The talent in him to write horror stories was not limited to adult stories alone; he even wrote horror tales for children. The House of Bones being the most popular one. With young readers in his mind, he made sure that the gore was watered down in his horror novels yet they were just as thrilling for even an adult reader to be glued to the novel and eagerly turn the pages till last page is reached.

The repertoire of books written by Graham Masterton included historical sagas and fictional novels with disaster and thriller as themes. Not all his fictional writings were full-length ones; some were a series of short stories too.

His versatility as a novelist beyond the genre of horror was doubly proven when his writing Night Warriors was published in 1986. The theme of the plot of this novel was based on pure fantasy. As was typical of Graham Masterton whenever he tasted success with a new genre, he wrote no sequels on the same theme; in this case, 4 more after Night Warriors.

It is typical of Masterton to pick a theme and write a series of novels. Examples of such prolific writing, are his collection of short stories “… of Fear” of which he wrote 6 novels, the earliest of which was published in 1994 and last 10 years later in 2014. Another example is the Rook series which extended from 1997 till 2012 and consisted of 8 novels. Yet another example is the Confession series, though however there were only 2 publications. More examples are Sissy Sawyer Series, Nathan Underhill Series and Katie Maguire Series.

Another quirk in his writing habits is to write under pseudonyms. He starts a series in an assumed name and then follows it up with series of novels on the same theme but reverting to his real name. An example is the historical fiction written by him. He commenced with assuming the name of Katherine Winston and wrote his first such novel titled Heartbreaker in 1978. He finally wrote 11 such novels of the same theme but reverting to his real name.

Further examples of his quirky habit of writing novels under assumed names are writing The Hell Candidate, Phobia, The Heirloom and Condor as Thomas Luke. Using Alan Blackwood as his pen name he published Kingdom of the Blind and Plague of Angels.

Masterton was never short of literary experiments. Though a prolific writer, all alone, with large library of books to his singular credit, he was not shy of experimenting to write one in collaboration with another writer. Thus his novel Rules of Duel which was published in 2010 was written in collaboration with William S. Burroughs. This collaboration is unabashedly admitted, in print, by sharing credit with this co-author. Another of his experiments was to pick a character from one of his novels and then proceed to write a story of different genre but wound around the same character. Picking Harry Erskine from The Manitou Sand in the writing of the Djinn, is an example.

Graham Masterton has had his share of recognition. He was awarded a Special Edgar by Mystery Writers of America for his horror novel Charnel House. The Edgars (named after Edgar Allan Poe ) is awarded every year by the Mystery Writers of America and honors the best work of mystery fiction, non-fiction, television and film.

Other awards won by him are Silver Medal from West Coast Review of Books. He was the only non-French writer to win the Prix Julia Verlanger. A short horror story, Underbed, was voted best short story by Horror Critics Guild.

Graham Masterton, now in his seventies, currently lives in Surrey, England. A widower; after his wife Wiescka, who also doubled as his literary agent, died in 2011.

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