Graham Masterton

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Graham Masterton at Salon du livre 2008 (Paris, France)

Graham Masterton (born 16 January 1946 in Edinburgh) is a British horror author. Originally editor of Mayfair and the British edition of Penthouse, Graham Masterton's first novel The Manitou was released in 1976. This novel was adapted in 1978 for the film The Manitou. Further works garnered critical acclaim, including a Special Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America for Charnel House and a Silver Medal by the West Coast Review of Books for Mirror. He is also the only non-French winner of the prestigious Prix Julia Verlanger for his novel Family Portrait, an imaginative reworking of the Oscar Wilde novel The Picture of Dorian Gray. Masterton was also the editor of Scare Care, a horror anthology published for the benefit of abused children in Europe and the USA.

Masterton's novels often contain visceral sex and horror. In addition to his novels Masterton has written a number of sex instruction books, including How To Drive Your Man Wild In Bed and Wild Sex for New Lovers. A number of his novels have also been adapted into films.

Masterton currently lives in Surrey, England. His wife and agent Wiescka died on 27 April 2011, aged 65.

In 2002, while living with his wife in Cork, Ireland, he added crime fiction to his repertoire with A Terrible Beauty featuring Irish Detective Superintendent Katie Maguire. This was republished in 2013 as White Bones and sold 100,000 ebook copies in a month. It is to be followed by further Katie Maguire adventures, Broken Angels (2013) and Red Light (2014). In 2010, Masterton published Rules of Duel, a short novel from the early 1970s that he wrote in collaboration with William S. Burroughs (Burroughs has co-author credit).



  • The Djinn (featuring Harry Erskine of The Manitou series)
  • The Sphinx
  • Charnel House
  • The Devils of D-Day
  • The Hell Candidate
  • The Heirloom
  • The Wells of Hell (based on H. P. Lovecraft's short story "The Colour out of Space")
  • Tengu
  • The Pariah
  • Family Portrait (based on Oscar Wilde's novel The Picture of Dorian Gray. Also published as Picture of Evil)
  • Death Trance
  • Mirror (referencing Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass)
  • Ritual
  • Feast
  • Walkers
  • Black Angel (also published as Master of Lies)
  • The Hymn (also published as The Burning)
  • Prey (based on H. P. Lovecraft's short story "The Dreams in the Witch House")
  • The Sleepless
  • Flesh & Blood
  • Spirit (referencing Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen)
  • The House That Jack Built
  • The Chosen Child
  • House of Bones
  • The Doorkeepers
  • Hair Raiser
  • Trauma
  • The Hidden World
  • The Devil In Gray
  • Unspeakable
  • Descendant (only, so far, published volume of a proposed Vampire Hunter series)
  • Edgewise
  • The 5th Witch
  • Ghost Music
  • Fire Spirit
  • Community (Forthcoming)
  • Forest Ghost (Forthcoming)
  • Scarlet Widow (Forthcoming)

Manitou series[edit]

  1. The Manitou, 1976
  2. Revenge of the Manitou, 1979
  3. Burial, 1991
  4. Spirit Jump (short story), 1996
  5. Manitou Blood, 2005
  6. Blind Panic, 2009

Night Warriors series[edit]

  1. Night Warriors
  2. Death Dream
  3. Night Plague
  4. Night Wars
  5. The Ninth Nightmare

Rook series[edit]

  1. Rook
  2. Tooth and Claw
  3. The Terror
  4. Snowman
  5. Swimmer
  6. Darkroom
  7. Demon's Door
  8. Garden of Evil

Sissy Sawyer series[edit]

  1. Touchy and Feely (based on the Beltway snipers)
  2. The Painted Man (also published as Death Mask)
  3. The Red Hotel

Nathan Underhill series[edit]

  1. Basilisk
  2. Petrified

Katie Maguire series[edit]

  1. White Bones (Originally publshed as Katie Maguire and A Terrible Beauty)
  2. Broken Angels
  3. Red Light

Historical fiction[edit]

  • Heartbreaker
  • Rich
  • Railroad
  • Solitaire
  • Corroboree
  • Maiden Voyage
  • Lady of Fortune
  • Headlines
  • Silver
  • Lords of the Air
  • Empress


  • Fireflash 5 (also published as A Mile Before Morning)
  • Plague
  • The Sweetman Curve
  • Famine
  • Ikon
  • Condor
  • Sacrifice
  • Genius
  • Holy Terror
  • Innocent Blood
  • Chaos Theory
  • Rules of Duel (co-credited to William S. Burroughs)
  • Drought (Forthcoming)

Confessions series[edit]

  • Confessions of a Wanton Waitress
  • Confessions of a Racy Receptionist

Movie Tie-Ins[edit]

  • Inserts
  • Phobia

Short stories[edit]

  • Absence of Beas
  • Anaïs
  • Anka
  • A Polite Murder
  • The Ballyhooly Boy
  • Beijing Craps
  • Bridal Suite
  • The Burgers of Calais
  • Camelot
  • Changeling
  • Cold Turkey
  • Eau Noire
  • Edgewise (short story unrelated to novel of the same name serialised in issues #3, #4 and #5 of The Horror Express magazine Edited by Marc Shemmans)
  • Egg
  • Eric the Pie
  • Ever, Ever After
  • Evidence of Angles
  • Fairy Story
  • 5A Bedford Row
  • Friend in Need
  • The Grey Madonna
  • Grease Monkey
  • Grief
  • The Heart of Helen Day
  • Heart of Stone
  • Heroine
  • The Hungry Moon
  • Hurry Monster
  • I, The Martian
  • J.R.E. Ponsford
  • Jack Be Quick
  • The Jajouka Penis-Beetle
  • Laird of Dunain
  • Lolicia
  • Making Belinda
  • Men of Maes
  • Mother of Invention
  • Neighbors From Hell
  • Out of Her Depth
  • Picnic at Lac Du Sang
  • Pig's Dinner
  • Roadkill
  • Rococo
  • The Root of All Evil
  • Rug
  • Saint Joan
  • Saving Grace
  • The Scrawler
  • The Secret Shih-Tan
  • Sex Object
  • The Sixth Man
  • Son of Beast
  • Spirit Jump
  • Spirits of the Age
  • St. Bronach's Shrift
  • Suffer Kate
  • The Sympathy Society
  • The Taking of Mr. Bill
  • Underbed
  • Voodoo Child
  • Will (Cthulhu Mythos pastiche, features Yog-Sothoth)
  • The Woman in the Wall

Sex instruction books[edit]

  • Acts of Love
  • Your Erotic Fantasies
  • Girls Who Said Yes
  • How a Woman Longs to be Loved
  • How to be the Perfect Lover
  • Isn't It Time You Did Something Kinky?
  • Sex is Everything
  • How to be a Good Bad Girl
  • Women's Erotic Dreams
  • 1,001 Erotic Dreams Interpreted
  • How to Drive Your Man Wild in Bed
  • How to Drive Your Woman Wild in Bed
  • The High Intensity Sex Plan
  • More Ways to Drive Your Man Wild in Bed
  • Sex Secrets of the Other Woman
  • How to Drive Your Lover Wild in Bed
  • How to Make Love Six Nights a Week
  • Wild in Bed Together
  • Drive Him Wild
  • Single, Wild, Sexy ... and Safe
  • How to Drive Your Man Even Wilder in Bed
  • How to Make His Wildest Dreams Come True
  • Secrets of the Sexually Irresistible Woman
  • The Seven Secrets of Really Great Sex
  • The Secrets of Sexual Play
  • Wild Sex for New Lovers
  • Up All Night

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