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From Graham: 'My story "The Red Butcher of Wroclaw" will be appearing in the Midnight In The Pentagram anthology.'


Legendary horror author and HWA Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Graham Masterton, has officially become a member of the Silver Shamrock family!

Graham is the author of such iconic horror classics as The Manitou, The House That Jack Built, Charnel House, Mirror, Walkers, The Pariah, and the Katie Maquire series. We’re honored and humbled to include his original horror tale, “The Red Butcher of Wroclaw,” that he penned exclusively for MIDNIGHT IN THE PENTAGRAM.

Graham also becomes the 13th signing for the anthology. Coincidence? We’ll let you decide.

The GM Collection Vol 1
From Graham: 'I am trusting that all of my readers are taking care of themselves! To make the lockdown a little more bearable I am suggesting they might like to go back and read some of the Golden Oldies that Head of Zeus have brought out as ebooks, available on Amazon' (click on each cover to purchase)
Revenge of the Manitou HOZManitou Blood HOZUnspeakable HOZWalkers HOZTengu HOZDeath Trance HOZ

From Graham: 'The Polish audio version of Mirror comes out today from Audioteka (March 23). It is a full dramatic production with multiple voices.

'Audioteka have already brought out Chaos Theory and next on their list is Famine (*click on image below for more info).'

Mirror - Polish audio

Just for today (March 19) the Graham Masterton Collection Volume One is on special offer on Kobo in the USA and Canada at only $2.99.

The GM Collection Vol 1

From Graham: 'This is a YouTube video for The Last Drop of Blood done by an American friend.'

The Last Drop of Blood

From Graham: 'I think now is an appropriate time to call back Harry Erskine, the hero of the Manitou series, to deal with The Plague of the Manitou'.

Here's an excerpt one of the Amazon reviews:

Anna Grey is having one disastrous day after another as dead bodies talk to her, begging her to get it out of them.She is an epidemiologist, and while dealing with a disease among young children a whole new disease pops up. A real doozy, patients vomiting up all their blood, convulsions that nothing stops, panic and fear of something they can't fight, something they want out of them, something no one knows what they are talking about. And then Anna gets a visit from the same things haunting Harry Erskine.

The great thing about reading about Harry is the way his problems snowball so fast, encompassing more and more horrifying events, and dragging in more and more well meaning people. If I ever meet a Harry Erskine, I'm going to keep on walking, maybe I will even run. Naturally Harry and Anna eventually meet as they are both trying desperately to resolve this nightmare of a plague that is dropping people in their tracks and giving them a gruesome death by the thousands.

The House of 100 Whispers cover

From Graham: 'Regretfully we are postponing my planned trip to Warsaw and Wroclaw later in March. We are going to reschedule for May or June depending on the Covid-19 outbreak.'


From Graham: 'The fourth Graham Masterton Written In Prison Award was launched today (March 4) and this poster has been put up in all the prisons in Poland.

'I am hoping for a record entry this year.'

WIP 2020 posterWritten In Prison logo

From Graham: 'My new haunted house story The House of 100 Whispers will be published in time for Hallowe'en.'

The House of 100 Whispers cover

From Graham: 'My Polish webmaster Piotr Pocztarek has just held a contest for five copies of the latest Katie Maguire thriller Dead Men Whistling to be published in Poland. The entrants had to produce a tribute to my books. Two of the winning entries were poems and three were photographs. One entrant said that she was not much of a writer but produced this picture to illustrate Wirus (GHOST VIRUS).

Ghost Virus (Polish)

The Polish audio company Audioteka will be producing audio versions of Chaos Theory, Famine and Mirror.

The first will be Chaos Theory, which opens with the discovery of how General Sikorski was killed in an airplane crash in World War Two.

Chaos Theoryt - Polish audio book

From Graham: 'My Polish webmaster Piotr Pocztarek recently ran a contest for copies of the latest Katie Maguire thriller. One of the entries was a poem about Katie written in English by Krystian Pawlowski':

About Katie M

Running down the alleys
And the streets of Cork
Chasing the crime
All the days of work
She loves her homeland land
She has the upper hand
She never quits until night
Welcomes her in bed midnightpentagramcllectio

She fell in love with John
He was all she had dreamed
But the crime was growing up
As far as eye could see
The end was drawing close
She couldn't stop the storm
And then his life was ended
She was all alone

She found relief at work
And in friends around
Though crime whispered in her ears
Like an ever-growing bound
It's no use to live a life
That all the hope kills
Better flying like a bird
Over Ireland's greenest hills

She's trying do her duty
So that no one can afraid
Crossing all the boundaries
In a world she never made
Don't give up on love
Get a hold of helping hand
Takes only one man to change your life
You'll see it in the end.


From Graham: 'I was expecting to appear at the book festival in Pont-Audemer on April 19. Because of the coronavirus epidemic, however, the organisers have decided to postpone the festival until at least this autumn. I will keep you posted. I have also regretfully had to withdraw from this year's Salon du Livres de l'Imaginaire in Toulouse in April.'


A review from The Bookwormery blog for The Last Drop of Blood:

#11 in the DS Katie Maguire series. It can be read as a stand-alone but you are missing out on a little background and a great series.
Detective Superintendent Katie Maguire is travelling home from Conor’s funeral. When she gets a call. A car has been found alight and there’s a body inside. So she arrives and recognises the victim, due to a unique ring he is wearing, as Judge Quinn. He was the judge about to pass sentence in the murder trial of Donal Hagerty.
Meanwhile, gang leader, Thomas O’Flynn and his henchmen are feuding with the Riordan family, a feud that’s been ongoing for years…..
There’s also the case of the Lee Pusher, a man who pushes people into the river and who has just caused the death of a young woman.
Katie also has to deal with the recent founder of her beloved Conor, the reprehensible Brendan at work and also her relationship with Kyna. All adding to the feeling of stress and tension.
This is a dark and violent tale of the criminal underworld of Ireland, with drugs, shootings, murder and domestic violence ... It’s fast paced, gritting and gripping from start to finish. If you like a dark police procedural, then you’ll love this.

The Last Drop of Blood

From Graham: 'I am travelling to Wroclaw in March to discuss this year's Graham Masterton Written In Prison Award. I am delighted that the famous Polish crime writer Joanna Opiat-Bojarska will be going to Wolow Prison during the summer to give writing classes to the prisoners there to improve their chances of winning. Joanna has written several best-selling crime series with contemporary themes such as organ trafficking, featuring detectives Burzynski and Majewski, investigative reporter Anka Rogozinska and the internal police bureau Crystal. I will be going again to Wroclaw in September to present the prizes. When I am in Wroclaw in March I will be making a promotional film about the city and its history, for which I have already written the script.'

Joanna Opiat-BojarskaWritten In Prison logo

Just a reminder that the latest Katie Maguire novel, The Last Drop of Blood is out in HB and as an eBook on February 6.

The Last Drop of Blood ad

From Graham: 'I am honoured that Death Trance has been awarded a diploma as International Hit of the Year by the National Fantasy & Horror Club "The Citadel" in Bulgaria. Also pleased to hear that the magazine publisher Petyo Rusinov has been awarded a diploma for publishing "Stranglehold" co-authored by myself and Dawn G Harris in his Stories from the Strix anthology.'

Death Trance - Bulgarian diploma

From Graham: 'My publishers Head of Zeus have set up a blog tour for Katie Maguire's last thriller The Last Drop of Blood when it is published on February 6.

'These are the details.'

The Last Drop of Blood blog tour schedule

From Graham: 'Audioteka in Poland have acquired the rights in Chaos Theory, Famine and Mirror and will be bringing out audio versions in Polish.

'They have started casting already. Chaos Theory will be read by Mariusz Bonaszewski.

'Mirror will have a full cast.

'They are both scheduled to be released at the end of March.'

Book schedule

From Graham: 'My advance copies of The Last Drop of Blood have just been delivered, and it's a very handsome edition. Not long to wait, though ... it's published on February 6.'

The Last Drop of Blood - HB

From Graham: 'This is the cover of the March issue of the Polish horror magazine Okolica Strachu. The horror story that Dawn G Harris and I have contributed is called "Cutting The Mustard" and tells of a paedophile librarian who gets his come-uppance in the weirdest of ways!

'The story will appear in English in The Horror Zine Book of Ghost Stories to be published later this year in the United States.'

Okolica Strachu mag cover
From Graham: 'Just looking back on some of my visits to Poland in 2019 ... with prisoners in Katy Wroclawskie, looking a bit squashed! With the great pub owners in Czestochowa for another evening of craic. Meeting a reader in Dlugoleka. Having lunch with Deputy Governor Chonin of Wolow Prison. And meeting the lovely Sukkub in Czestochowa. I will be back in Poland in March and September. I love it there!'
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Poland 2019

From Graham: 'The Last Drop of Blood, the 11th and last Katie Maguire thriller (for now, anyway!) will be published on February 6.

'For those who need to catch up with the first 10 thrillers in the series, here they are!'

Katie Maguire books 1-10

From Graham: 'A very happy and successful New Year to all of our readers. This year has been especially creative for both myself and Dawn G Harris, writing both individually and together, and we are looking forward to much more scary fun in 2020.'

New Year's message

For today only (December 27) The Manitou is on sale in the USA from Bookbub for only $1.99.

The Manitou - Bookbub

From Graham: 'Head of Zeus are running an online ad camapign for The Last Drop of Blood and this is the latest (and so far my favourite!)'

The Last Drop of Blood ad
Here is Graham's interview with Sofia Kravariti for her horror/fantasy blog.

From Graham: 'My German publisher Festa Verlag will be publishing The Devils of D-Day at the end of January. The German title is Der Hollen Panzer ... "The Tank From Hell".'

Devils of D-Day - German cover

This is the final artwork for the cover of the forthcoming The Last Drop of Blood.

*Click on image below to enlarge.

The Last Drop Of Blood cover

From Graham: 'Dawn and I spent election night filming a Christmas video. Hope you enjoy it!'


From Graham: 'The first short horror story that Dawn G Harris and I wrote together "Stranglehold" has just been published in the great Czech online horror magazine Howard. To see the whole contents of the magazine click on "zde" at the end of the line "Třiatřicáté číslo ke stažení zde." which appears under the name of the magazine Howard 33. Our story (plus illustration and pictures) is on page 108.'

Howard mag
From Graham: 'A few pictures from my visit on November 30 to the Salon De Livre in Loos in France. I signed loads of copies of Ghost Virus and had some wonderful food at Felicie restaurant and met some very pretty women. Berengere Rousseau was my very pleasant companion and interpreter all day and even translated some Irish jokes for me.'
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With Christmas looming, this is just a reminder that you can buy two collections of Graham's earlier horror novels as e-books. They are available from Amazon, Kobo and most other online booksellers.
The Graham Masterton Collection - Vol 1The Graham Masterton Collection - Vol 2


From Graham: 'The latest short horror story that Dawn G Harris and I have written together "Cutting The Mustard" has been published in the Russian online horror magazine Darker. It will be published in English next year in The Horror Zine Book of Ghost Stories.'


An enthusiastic Masterton reader, Adam Paluch, has created a tribute illustration for The Manitou (*Click on image below to enlarge).

Manitou tribute 2

The Polish edition of Dead Men Whistling, the ninth Katie Maguire thriller, will be published by Albatros on January 29.

Dead Men Whistling - Polish cover

Graham will be in Loos, France, on Saturday November 30 for their book festival:

Loos, France 2019

From Graham: 'Several readers have asked if the chair in The Heirloom was a real chair. It was, and I still have it! I wrote the novel after two friends died shortly after having sat in it.'

Actual picture below:

The Herloom chair

From Graham: 'My Bram Stoker Award from the Horror Writers Association has arrived after some delay! It's a wee house which was presented to me as Lifetime Achievement Award, although I am hoping there is plenty more life in me yet and plenty more horror stories to come!'

GM Stker award

Just for today (October 20) Charnel House will be available from BookBub in the USA, Canada and Australia/New Zealand for only $1.99.

The Last Drop of Blood cover

From Graham: 'Dawn G Harris and I recently completed a new short horror story. It's hot stuff. It's already sold in the United States and Poland more sales are imminent. More news about it soon!

'Dawn and I have made a short promotional video for Halloween. Our new horror story 'Cutting The Mustard' will be published in a new anthology from Jeani Rector who runs the very popular monthly online blog The Horror Zine.'

Cutting the mustard

From Graham: 'Finding some inspiration from a relaxing day in the grounds of Wojanow Castle in the mountains near the Czech border. It's surprising how a few days away from my desk can give rise to so many ideas!'

Wojanow sculpture
From Graham: 'A few pictures from my recent visit to Poland. With my adorable interpreter Kasia (who also translates all the prison stories for me). Signing books in Dlugoleka. And meeting the mayor of Dlugoleka, Wojciech Blonski, a former basketball champion ... he was probably able to shove the ball in the net without even jumping up!'
InterpreterSigning booksMayor of Dlugoleka, Wojciech Blonski
From Graham: 'I had a very successful five-day trip to Poland ... principally to give out the awards for this year's Graham Masterton Written In Prison Award at Wolow Prison ... but also to visit several different towns around Wroclaw to meet readers and give talks about writing.

'This is the plaque that was presented to the winner, but all 10 winners received DVD players and a certificate and all 89 entrants from prisons around Poland received a personal letter from me and a souvenir pen.'

Written In Prison AwardWIP Plaque 2019

From Graham: 'I shall be visiting the Strzelin Book Fair in Poland on September 21.

This is the 10th anniversary of Death and the Comedian, a short animation by The Mighty Pie Creative Studio for which Graham performs some of the voice-overs.


From Graham: 'I shall be visiting the Strzelin Book Fair in Poland on September 21.

'This is a promotional video filmed by the Mighty Pie Studio.'


Any reader who wants to get more information about Graham's books from Open Road Media can simply click here.


A selection of Graham's horror novels from The Line-Up ... a few scary entertainments to see his readers through the end of summer and into the encroaching darkness of winter...

From Graham: 'Although it is only a small festival, Medalikon in Czestochowa in Poland was one of the friendliest and most entertaining that I have ever visited. It is arranged by Alex 'Hunter' Czichos in the oldest school building in the city and involves signings, discussions, cosplay and games, as well as after-festival parties every night that go on until the small hours of the morning.

'Czestochowa is dominated by the monastery of Jasna Gora which is home to the sacred religious painting of the Black Madonna, and in August tens of thousands of pilgrims come to the city to worship it. As you sit in an open-air cafe by the side of the main street, pilgrims come streaming past singing everything from "Alleluia" to "Hey Jude" on portable loudspeakers.

'I did several signings while I was there, as well as giving a talk and a question-and-answer session with a very large and appreciative audience. I also met other writers like Monika Fudali who is in the early stages of her career and was looking for guidance on how to get published. I joined a Roman Legion of historical reconstructors, the Legio XX1 Rapax; and spent some great evenings in a great local pub talking writing and horror and everything else under the sun with new friends like Hieronim who is kind of the godfather of Czestochowa and Sukkub (just a nickname) who was lovely (and very tall!).

'My thanks to everybody at Medalikon for a wonderful five days. I shall be back in Poland from September 18 - 22 for more visits and to present the prizes for this year's Graham Masterton Written In Prison short story awards. I will also be signing books at the Strzelin Book Fair.'

Medalikon posterSukkub and GM
BlLack MadonnaHieronim
JasnagoraMedalion organisers
Pub ownersRoman Legion

This is the poster for Graham's visit to Wroclaw and surrounding towns in September, including the presentation of prizes for this year's Graham Masterton Written In Prison Award at Wolow Prison.

Written In Prison poster

A home-made promotional video that Dawn G Harris and Graham did for fun!


This is a promotional video for Graham's visit next week to Medalikon Festival in Czestochowa.

Medalikon poster

From Graham: The paperback edition of Begging To Die, the 10th Katie Maguire thriller, will be published on September 5.

Begging To Die PB cover
From Graham: 'Not long now ... I am looking forward to my first visit back to Poland this year when I go to the Medalikon Fantasy festival in Czestochowa.

'Then I'll be back again in on September 18 to present the prizes for the Graham Masterton Written In Prison Award 2019 (see below item).
'This is a full schedule of what I will be doing:

I will be arriving in Wroclaw on September 18.
19.00 - meeting with readers in Wroclaw

Thursday, September 19
12.00 - official award ceremony at Wolow Prison
- meeting with readers in Dlugoleka

Friday, September 20
17.30 - meeting with readers in Katy Wroclawskie
20.00 - meeting with readers in Sroda Slaska

Saturday, September 21
16.00 - visit to the orphanage that I support at Stzrelin
19.00 - meeting at Strzelin Book Festival

Sunday, September 22
12.00 - meeting with readers in Bukowiec.'

Medalikon poster
From Graham: 'There were 88 entrants for this year's Graham Masterton Written In Prison Award in Poland, now in its third year. The writing was exceptional and the stories are inventive, moving, revealing and in some cases very disturbing.

'I am having a very hard time choosing the best story and the nine runners-up, all of whom will receive DVD players as prizes. It is obvious that this contest is immensely rewarding for every inmate who contributes a story. They clearly feel that they now have a way of communicating their feelings and their imagination to the outside world, which they could never do before.

'I will be presenting the prizes at Wolow Prison outside Wroclaw on September 19.

'Very special thanks to Katarzyna Janusik who translates the stories for me so brilliantly, to Iwona Bawolska, to Marcin Dymalski of the Wroclaw Agglomeration, and to Robert Kuchera the Warden of Wolow - without all of whom this important and rehabilitating contest could never have achieved such success. More news later!'

Written In Prison Award

From Graham: 'All of the Katie Maguire thrillers are available as audio books if your eyelids are beginning to droop!

'The latest is Dead Men Whistling, beautifully read by Aoife McMahon. Begging To Die will follow shortly.'


From Graham: 'The Last Drop of Blood was finished today, and Dawn G Harris (the author of Diviner) bought me a bottle of champagne to celebrate! Life doesn't get much better!'

Graham and Dawn G Harris celebrate The Last Drop of Blood being finished

Coming on February 1, 2020 ... Katie Maguire has to face not only criminal gangs but betrayal from her own fellow officers...

The Last Drop of Blood cover

From Graham: 'Amongst other horrific goodies, my short story "National Balance" is featured in the August edition of Jeani Rector's Horror Zine (and of course is also featured in the Fiction section of this website).'


From Graham: 'After "Stranglehold", the short horror story co-authored by me and Dawn G Harris, which sold in seven countries including the USA and Russia, we are working on a new story. Dawn says, "Watch this space! It will soon be finished!"'

Dawn G Harris
From Graham: 'I am looking forward to the Strzelin Literary Festival in Poland on September 21. This is early publicity for it.'
The Manitou is among recommended vacation reading from The Lineup.

'An ancient vengeful spirit attempts to return through the body of a terrified young woman in this horror classic by an award-winning "master of the genre" (Rocky Mountain News).

'Phony psychic and conman Harry Erskine never really believed in the occult until Karen Tandy approached him with a rapidly growing tumor on her neck, complaining of dark and disturbing dreams. When the mass is revealed by doctors to contain something living, the stakes skyrocket—not only for Karen and Harry but for all humanity.

'Something terrible is returning from the shadows to which it has been confined for centuries—a Native American monstrosity determined to destroy every vestige of the white race that oppressed and preyed upon America’s Indians. And unless a motley group of ill-prepared defenders can harness an ancient native magic, there will be no stopping the malevolent shaman’s terrible rebirth—and no escaping the wholesale carnage it will engender.

'The Manitou introduced the great Graham Masterton to the canon of horror, instantly placing him among the genre’s elite. A longtime favorite for its bold originality, unrelenting creepiness, supernatural shocks, and otherworldly surprises that would have made H. P. Lovecraft proud, Masterton’s classic continues to stand tall alongside Stephen King’s Carrie, Peter Straub’s Ghost Story, and other unforgettable literary horror debuts.'

The Manitou cover
From Graham: 'A number of letters were discovered in a desk that used to belong to the late William Burroughs, author of The Naked Lunch among many other avant-garde novels. They included a letter that I wrote him in 1964 about Rules of the Duel among other things. They were auctioned at Bonhams in New York recently for £4,500.'.

*Click on each image below to enlarge.

Burroughs Letter
Charnel House is recommended among 17 must-read horror novels this month on The Lineup website.
The paperback edition of Begging To Die will be published on September 5 and this is a sneak preview of the cover.
Begging To Die PB cover
From Graham: 'My mischievous French friend Jeremy Leclercq has been at it again, and this time he envisages me and Dawn as the Bonnie & Clyde of horror fiction.'
Graham and Dawn, Bonnie and Clyde
From Graham: 'Dawn G Harris took a selfie as we sped along in my Mustang to discuss a new short horror story to follow "Stranglehold". Summer at last!'
Graham and Dawn, June 2019
From Graham: 'The short story I entered for The Sunday Times short story competition (first prize £30,000!) has not made the long list, so I would like my readers to enjoy for free.' Click here to read it.
Written In Prison logo

From Graham: 'I have just been sent the schedule for my visit to Wroclaw in September to present the prizes for the Graham Masterton Written In Prison Award, and other meetings in towns around Lower Silesi'a.

'During the day there will be other activities like visiting high school to talk to the students. No rest for the wicked!'

Wednesday, September 18
19.00 – meeting in Wrocław

Thursday, September 19
12.00 – official Awarding Ceremony in Wołów Prison
17.30 – meeting in Długołęka

Friday, September 20
17.30 – Kąty Wrocławskie

Saturday, September 21
16.00 – visit at the orphanage in Strzelin
19.00 – meeting at the Strzelin Book Festival

Sunday, September 22
12.00 – meeting in Bukowiec

From Graham: 'I had a great time in Douai in northern France on Saturday, June 15, for the book festival Les Geants du Polar. I signed scores of books and made lots of new friends, too, including Marie-Aude Suduk (pictured). I was also presented with a special prize ... a glass dome containing a model of Cthulthu, lit up with fairy lights, handmade by the festival's organiser Benedicte Degrugillier. Douai is a very attractive city and after the festival I took a walk by the river to a local restaurant, where I was very well fed on scallops and veal. '
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From Graham: 'I shall be in Douai in France on Saturday June 15 for Les Geants du Polar festival. This is a news report about it, and the lovely women who will be selling my books for me!'.

*Click on each image below to enlarge.

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Graham's Polish publishers Rebis have brought out a shiny new edition of Rytual.
Polish ritual cover
From Graham: 'Once again the Katie Maguire novels prove to be eerily predictive. In Begging TO Die homeless beggars are found inexplicably dead in Cork city doorways ... This death occurred only yards from the third death in the book.'
From Graham: 'I will be visiting Wroclaw in the week of September 18 to give the prizes for this year's Graham Masterton Written In Prison Award at Wolow Prison. Also to visit several towns around Wroclaw such as Dlugoleka, Katy Wrodlawskie and Bukowiec. Then to visit the orphanage in Strzelin and see the children, and also to attend the Strzelin Book Festival. This is a provisional schedule and I will update it with exact dates and times later.'
From Graham: 'For any Masterton enthusiast who speaks passable French and has an hour with nothing better to do, this website features my appearance on a panel about "Fear" at the Imaginales Festival in Epinal and also an interview at the Trolls et Legendes Festival in Mons. I am actually speaking English myself because my French is as rusty as a 1969 Renault.'
Graham's Polish website has been revamped. Check it out here.

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