First published in 1984, this is the story of how when Englishman Eyre Walker, newly arrived in Australia, meets the beautiful Charlotte Lindsay, romance quickly blossoms. But theirs is a relationship with fatal consequences. When a late-night tryst is interrupted by Charlotte's irate father, Walker's young Aborigine servant is brutally killed by guard dogs. A man with a conscience, Walker is anxious to atone for the boy's death by giving him a proper Aboriginal burial. And so he begins a marathon journey into the outback to search for Corroboree, the gathering of nomadic tribes for the age-old ritual. The expedition that he mounts is sponsored by Captain Sturt, a celebrated explorer who believes a huge ocean lies in the middle of Australia. But Walker finds something else in the middle of that vast continent, and the price he must pay for surviving it will scar him for life...
Why won't you look in the mirror at midnight? What are you afraid of? Your own face? Or the thought that you might see something more than your own face, something dark and terrible and strange...
Award-winning horror writer Graham Masterton brings you a collection of fourteen stories as fourteen mirrors reflecting unimaginable secrets and unknown cruelties.
Look closely, and see the tempting face of the girl who refuses to die. Look closer still, and see the greed-filled face of the man who craves the most terrible meal of all, and the ashen-grey faces of the men who returned home long after they were buried and, if you dare, the heart-stopping face of the guardian of the woods.
Julia Winward has been missing for nearly a year. When her mutilated body is discovered in the Thames, her brother Josh travels to London from America, determined to find out what happened to her during that lost time. But nothing Josh discovers makes any sense and he soon unearths a terrible secret. Julia had been working for a company that shut down sixty years ago, and living at an address that hadn't existed since World War II.
His investigation leads him to Ella, an eccentric young woman whose psychic abilities plunge them into a nightmarish alternate reality filled with unspeakable horror.
First published in 2001, The Doorkeepers is a thriller of horrifying dimensions that will keep you gripped until the last page.
A hot summer day in New York City gives Conor O'Neil no warning of the nightmare which is about to engulf him. After witnessing a fatal robbery, Conor is wrongfully arrested for the crime by a bent cop and immediately goes on the run, fearing for his life. He discovers that an eerie pair of stage hypnotists, a fervent Southern Baptist, and a very sinister televangelist are involved in the heist, the proceeds of which are to fund something unthinkable yet all too possible.
Conor's desperate need to clear his name takes him on a terrifying trip to a distant and hostile land, where he must use all of his remaining strength to survive the most deadly weapon of all...
Fortnight of Fear is one of five in a series of fearsome and frightening collections of short stories. In this volume of fourteen, Graham Masterton will catch your imagination and terrify you until dawn.
Bonnie's job - cleaning up after violent homicides - is not for the faint hearted. But for Bonnie it's a business she has built from the ground up; a service that she can be proud of. By day she sells make-up under her rather too amorous boss, a strange but necessary contrast to her gruesome night job. Working two jobs isn't easy, but with a husband like Duke, an unemployed drunk, she needs the money.
Blood soaked carpets and bullet holed plaster work might have become the norm, but when she notices a connection between a spate of senseless murders in which people inexplicably kill their loved ones, her tough exterior starts to crack. The links she sees sound crazy even to her, and can only be explained by the supernatural.
Winner of the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe award 2003
"One of the few true masters of the horror genre." -James Herbert
"Masterton is a crowd pleaser, filling his pages with sparky, appealing dialogue and visceral grue."-Time Out,London
"Masterton's novels are charming, dangerous, and frightening...but all based on enormous erudition." - L'Express