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Publication Order of Blue Rose Trilogy Books

Koko (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mystery (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Throat (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Juniper Tree and Other Blue Rose Stories (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Criminal Records Books

Publication Order of Talisman Books

with Stephen King

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Marriages (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Julia / Full Circle (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
If You Could See Me Now (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghost Story (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadowland (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Floating Dragon (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The General's Wife (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Under Venus (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hellfire Club (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mr. X (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lost Boy Lost Girl (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
In The Night Room (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Skylark (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Dark Matter (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Skylark is an earlier, much longer version of A Dark Matter.

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Mrs. God (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ghost Village (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fee (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mr. Clubb and Mr. Cuff (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Special Place (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ballad of Ballard and Sandrine (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Buffalo Hunter (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Perdido (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Process (is a Process All Its Own) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Ishmael (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Open Air (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leeson Park and Belsize Square (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Houses Without Doors (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Horror Writers Association Presents Peter Straub's Ghosts (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Magic Terror (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Blue Book of Rose Stories (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
5 Stories (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Interior Darkness (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

The Talisman: Road of Trials (With: Stephen King,Tony Shasteen) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Green Woman (With: Michael Easton) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Publication Order of Anthologies

Fear Itself: The Horror Fiction of Stephen King(1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cutting Edge(1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horror Factor 7(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Picador Book of the New Gothic(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Horror 2(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Fourth Annual Collection(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fourth Annual Collection(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Horror 4(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Giant Book of Terror(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black Thorn, White Rose(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's 25 Finest Crime and Mystery Stories 1996(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Terrors(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Terrors 2(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder on the Run(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 10(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Terrors 5(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
October Dreams(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, #11(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Opening Shots, Vol. II(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wavedancer Benefit: A Tribute to Frank Muller(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Poe's Children(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of Cemetery Dance II(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
American Fantastic Tales(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shivers VI(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Darkness: Two Decades of Modern Horror(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hint Fiction(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2010(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Happily Ever After(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rage Against the Night(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Four(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Horror of the Year Volume 4(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Circus: Fantasy Under the Big Top(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghosts: Recent Hauntings(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bad Seeds: Evil Progeny(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
xo Orpheus(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mister October, Volume II(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Turn Down the Lights(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Horror #26(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Monstrous(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beyond the Woods: Fairy Tales Retold(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Beauty of Death(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Detours(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Nine(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best American Mystery Stories 2017(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Beauty of Death, Vol. 2(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mythic Journeys(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Screams: Volume Three(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Voices in the Dark(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Peter Straub was a famous writer of terror fiction. He was also a poet. He had obtained various awards like the Bram Stoker and International Horror Guild. He was born in Milwaukee, Wiscosin on March 2nd, 1943 He sadly passed on September 4th, 2022.

His father was a salesman and his mother was a nurse. His dad wanted him to be a sportsman whereas his mom wanted him to become a physician. However, Peter Straub’s passion was to read and write. He started showing his interest in story telling when he was in kindergarten. He would teach himself how to read by cramming his children’s newspaper and rehearsing them again and again to the other children of his locality. He repeated this until he could distinguish the words. By the time he started his first grade, he could go through the library looking for bandit, detective and scandalous books. Before long, he had become popular in his neighborhood as a top storyteller.

During his first grade he was almost killed to death when he clashed with a vehicle. Most of his bones were fractured and he needed corrective surgeries missing one year of school. He spent sometimes on a wheelchair. He started writing horror novels after three decades as he was immune to nightmares through the bad experience he encountered as a child. He was immersed into books than ever before. In spite of his childhood accident encounter, he was still social. He discovered he can write humorous works of fiction. This became the turning point of his life. He got a scholarship at Milwaukee Country Day School where he found favor in the teachers, constantly maintaining top grades. He went to the University of Wisconsin .He successfully graduated with an honors degree in English. After one year he got a MA in Columbia. He married Susan, got an English teaching job at his previous school which is currently known as University school of Milwaukee. He became interested in poetry particularly that one for John Ashbery and wrote a replication of them. After three years, Peter Straub discreetly went to Dublin, Ireland in 1969 to pursue a PhD so that he could take writing as an important profession.

He published verses in the poetry category. He worked with Thomas Tessier who was a poem writer and produced two poet books, Ishamel and Open air. From Dublin he moved to London in 1972.He could turn his old fears into writings. He also used the idea of the horror movies that he watched which made his literature to improve. He and his wife, Susan purchased a home on Hillfield Avenue where they got their first child, Benjamin. It was during that moment when the novel, Ghost Story was written. Peter Straub returned to America in 1979.They begot a daughter, Emma Straub. He still maintains vital alliance with writers such as Ann Lauterbach and other bop singers. He is an affiliate of PEN and HWA. Emma is becoming a successful novelist and Ben is an agent in human-dynamo film. Other movies that Straub has produced are the Full Circle and Lovercraft. He has also been nominated at James Tiptree Award.

The Ghost story is a horror fiction which involves the darkest dread and nightmares. It is a story of supernatural settling of scores. The four men named as Lewis Benedikt, John Jaffrey, Edward Wanderly, and Ricky Hawthorne unintentionally murder a woman named Eva Galli. They are terrified and decide to conceal the death. They put the body in a rented vehicle and shove it into a neighboring lake. As the vehicle submerges in the water they see a scene that troubles them for the rest of their lives. It looks as if Eva is alive because they can see her image through the rear. Frightened, they swear to keep the death undisclosed and to continue with their business. Fifty years later the men have advanced in age. They reside in Milburn, wealthy and comfortable. They join a team known as the Chowder Society which gathers often to exchange ghost tales. The four men refrain from speaking about Eva’s story. Sadly, Wanderly dies out of panic in a cocktail that is held in respect of a performer named Anne Veronica. The other members encounter a sequence of visionary nightmares in which most of them pass away.

Not allowing themselves to admit that Eva has come back to haunt them, they summon for Ed’s nephew, Don Wanderly. Don is a terror novel writer .When he arrives in Milburn, it appears to propel a sign to the evil which jeopardizes the group leading to the death of two more affiliates. The survivors team up with Don and Barnes, whose mom was murdered by Eva and her gofers. Jointly, the team labors to search and demolish their adversaries. The Ghost story helps Straub to expand the horror boundaries. It stands as an honor to writers like Henry James and many more. It is unclear if Eva could live without her victims’ conviction to keep her going.

Another fantastic novel from Peter Sraub is the Shadowland. It is scary, terrorizing full of fiction that makes the reader never want to stop perusing. The characters are consistently asking questions that only get feedback towards the end of the book. Readers are filled with eagerness wondering what the horrible thing will be. You will encounter ghostly homes, discreet tunnels, magic and imaginations and still keep you entertained. These tales are a good assessment to the brain at the same time very entertaining. This book is about a tale of a property named Shadowland, owned by an intoxicated retired conjurer, who is an uncle to Del. The boys become wary of Del’s uncle wonder stories and magic surrounding shadowland. The boys discover a lot more when they spend the summer with their uncle. Their trip from the school to shadowland, their missions there and the results of their ritual of passage has a good terrorizing effect. Peter Straub continues to delve into the idea that phantoms finally adopt the souls of those who observe them.

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One Response to “Peter Straub”

  1. Caroline Merritt: 2 years ago

    Sadly passed away September 2022


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