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Welcome to the news section of the site. I aim to update this page as often as possible as soon as relevant information becomes available to me. So, please send your snippets of Masterton-related news this way. I will also consider using reviews of the author's books written by the fans, as well as photographs that you think Graham's fans might wish to see. These might include photos taken with the man himself, pictures of your bookshelves, articles you've written or any other miscellaneous items you think this site might benefit from displaying. Please contact me with your proposals. I look forward to your contributions.

20/01/21:

Another good review at Love Reading for The Children God Forgot.

The Children God Forgot
16/01/21:

Here's a good review for The Children God Forgot.

The Children God Forgot
06/01/21:

Head of Zeus have just released their promotional banners for The Children God Forgot..

The Children Got Forgot banner
03/01/21:

The Katie Maguire thriller The Last Drop of Blood is a Kindle monthly deal for the whole of January.

The Last Drop Of Blood
31/12/20:
A new review of The House of a Hundred Whispers from HorrorDNA.

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Graham Masterton’s latest, The House of a Hundred Whispers, continues this fine run of form and if you have never sampled this author before, this genuine page-turner is a great place to start. In many ways the setting is a classic location for a haunted house novel; All Hallows Hall is a rundown Tudor mansion set on a rural part of windswept Dartmoor and its owner, the former Governor of Dartmoor Prison, is murdered in the opening chapter. The story then jumps forward to the reading of the will, which throws a few unexpected curveballs at the three siblings who are expecting to split the near two million the house will generate when sold. The siblings were on very poor terms with their father at the time of his death and we find out more about him as the story develops. Meantime, at the reading of the will, five-year-old Timmy disappears, with everybody swearing he never left the house and what appears to be a deceptively simply mystery story slowly turns supernatural, and ultimately morphs into a fiendishly well plotted hair raiser.

The novel also has an outstanding and very convincing connection with history which might have you checking Wikipedia to see what is based on fact and what is not. You will be quickly sucked into the world of architect Nicholas Owen, hidden priest holes and witching rooms, which are crucial to the plot. The supernatural connects to the folklore of the Dartmoor area is also fascinating, with ‘Gleaners’, ‘Charmers’ and ‘Old Dewar’ all added to the entertaining spin. I am not going to say too much about the ghosts, other than the fact that they are superb and play an increasingly significant part in proceedings as the novel develops, with the story also being told from their point of view. Also, have you ever given a thought to whether ghosts breathe? A fascinating thought, which this book considers, breathing your last breath repeatedly for eternity. This is a gem of a horror novel, and I am amazed that after so many novels Masterton can return from the well with such a corker. The horror legend takes the skeleton of what you might expect to find in a genre based haunted house novel but adds several extra dimensions and quirks. Great stuff.

31/12/20:

From Graham: 'Happy New Year to all of my friends. Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and your support during a very glum 2020. Stay safe and do well.'

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29/12/20:

From Graham: 'Dawn and I have just received our copies of With All Their Powers, the Greek horror anthology which will benefit children with cancer. It's a very handsome edition and our story '"Cutting The Mustard" is first in the book.'

Greek AnthologyCutting The Mustard - Greece
23/12/20:

From Graham: 'A review of The Children Got Fogot from Black Country Short Thoughts blog. It put at least half a smile on my face during this wet dismal plague-ridden Christmas week!'

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19/12/20:

From Graham: 'I am happy to say that I have received from my Polish publisher Albatros my first editions of the Katie Maguire crime thrillers Dead Men Whistling (Swist Umarlych) and Begging To Die (Zebrzac O Smierc).'

New Polish book covers
19/12/20:

Today, December 19, The Hymn will be on sale to readers in the USA and Canada for $1.99 and The Graham Masterton Collection - Volume One will be on sale in the USA and Canada for $3.99.

GM Collection, Vol 1
17/12/20:

From Graham: 'Today (December 17) The House Of A Hundred Whispers has inched up to #4 in the Kindle Horror bestsellers chart. Only three more places to go!'

The House of a Hundred Whispers
15/12/20:

A very advance look at the paperback edition of The House Of A Hundred Whispers ... due out in May, 2021.

The House of a Hundred Whispers PB cover
11/12/20:

The Horror Zine's Book of Ghost Stories is now available on audio and includes 'Cutting The Mustard' by Graham and Dawn G. Harris.

Horror Zine
11/12/20:

From Graham: 'The House Of A Hundred Whispers is number #7 in the Kindle horror bestseller list. It is interesting that almost all the books at the top of the list are about haunted houses. Expect more from me!'

The House of a Hundred Whispers
10/12/20:

Charnel House will be discounted to $1.99 today, December 10 for one day only for USA and Canada Kindle readers.

Charnel House
30/11/20:

Just a reminder that The Children God Forgot is published on February 4, 2021. Advance orders on Amazon can save £2.40 on the hardback.

The Children God Forgot
27/11/20:

From Graham: 'There will be a Zoom reading on December 9 of a comedy by my friend Michael Halperin (writer of Masters of the Universe and Quincy among many other books and TV greats). It is based on my pretending to be "Alan Blackwood" for the sale of two thrillers to Corgi Books. It will be Pacific Time so a bit late for European viewers but there will possibly be a recording.'

Theatre Forty Presents A Zoom reading of The Best Revenge, a new comedy by Michael Halperin. Inspired by a True Story. Featuring the talents of:

Landon Beatty, Alison Blanchard, Roz Cohn, John Combs, David Datz, Kristin Towers Rowles, David Hunt Stafford.

Wednesday December 9th 2020 – 7:00pm – Admission FREE.

TypewriterTheatre Forty
26/11/20:

The December issue of Jeani Rector's Horror Zine is out now, free to view, and includes Graham's short story 'The Burgers Of Calais'.

Horror Zine
25/11/20:

From Graham: 'I am pleased to say that this year's Graham Masterton Written In Prison Contest - the fourth - was very successful in spite of the pandemic. We had 94 entries and the standard was excellent. The best story was submitted by a previous runner-up Anna Cader (pictured below) and she was given a commemorative plaque. All 11 winners were awarded certificates and DVD players with headphones.

'I was unable to go to Wolow Prison in Poland to present the prizes as I usually do but hopefully I will be able to attend next year (vaccines permitting!).

'My sincere thanks to everybody in Poland who assists in making this contest possible.'

Anna's story can be read here.

WIP plaque 2020Anna and Graham
17/11/20:

The House Of A Hundred Whispers is currently available on Kindle UK for 99p.

The House of A Hundred Whispers
14/11/20:

From Graham: 'I have just received copies of the latest edition of Stories From The Strix, a Bulgarian horror magazine. It includes the short story "Cutting The Mustard" by Dawn G Harris and myself.'

Strix 1Strix 2
04/11/20:

From Graham: 'Here is a cover reveal of The Children God Forgot from Ginger Nuts of Horror.'

Cover reveal, Giner Nuts of Horror
03/11/20:

From Graham: 'Because of the pandemic, I am unable to go to Wolow Prison in Poland to present the prizes of this year's Graham Masterton Written In Prison Contest.

'Since two of the winners come from Wolow Prison, there will be a small presentation there and I have sent this video to be shown there.'

29/10/20:

Just for today (October 29th) The Devil In Gray is available as an ebook to USA and Canadian readers for only $1.99.

The Devils of D-Day ebook
26/10/20:

From Graham: 'This is Zamek Gorka, in Sobotka in Lower Silesia. I was given a private tour and during that tour I laid my hand against one of the stone walls and heard Augustinian monks faintly singing from the time when part of this castle was a monastery in the 13th century. It was this experience that led to The House Of A Hundred Whispers.'.

Zamek Gorka
22/10/20:

From Graham: 'Charnel House is available on Amazon Kindle for USA and Canada readers today only (October 22) for $1.99. (A new hardback is available for $920.99!)'.

Charnel House ebook cover
20/10/20:

From Graham: 'My story "Resonant Evil" appears in Stephen Jones' anthology Best New Horror #30.

'My story "Hurry Monster" has appeared in the latest edition of the Russian horror magazine Darker'.

Best New Horror
19/10/20:

A couple of promotions are coming up.

From Graham: 'The Manitou will be available to US and Canada readers on Kindle on October 21 for $1.99.

The House Of A Hundred Whispers will be available on Kobo from October 20 - October 31 for only 99p.

Ghost VirusHouse of a Hundred Whispers
19/10/20:

From Graham: 'This is Hubert Pstragowski, to whom a dedication appears in the front of The House Of A Hundred Whispers. He is the son of my friend Marysia, whose help was invaluable with my writing. Unfortunately House is not yet published in Polish and I am not sure how well Hubert can read ... he will be three next week!'

Hubert & House
16/10/20:

A good review from Guardian Books of Graham's new novel, The House Of A Hundred Whispers:

Guardian review
14/10/20:

From Graham: 'This week has seen the publication of Midnight In The Pentagram, a horror anthology which includes my story "The Red Butcher Of Wroclaw". Available on Amazon as Kindle or paperback.'

Midnight In The Pentagram
12/10/20:

From Graham: 'An interview about The House Of A Hundred Whispers with Tamara Thorne and Alistair Cross for their Haunted Nights Live broadcast in California.

'The sound is occasionally wobbly but that's Zoom for you!'

The House of A Hundred Whispers
12/10/20:

The Children God Forgot is now available for pre-order.

The Children God Forgot
10/10/20:

A short reading from The House Of A Hundred Whispers from Dawn Harris.

Also, US readers can enter all this month for a free copy of The House Of A Hundred Whispers on Goodreads - the horror novel that Stephen King said was top of his current to-read list.

The House of A Hundred Whispers
08/10/20:

From Graham: 'My short story "Half-Sick of Shadows", one of the three that was inspired by Tennyson's poem The Lady of Shalott, will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra on Sunday October 18 at 18:00 and repeated on Monday October 19 at midnight 0:00.'

Lady of Shalott
05/10/20:

Stephen King tweets today that The House Of A Hundred Whispers "Goes to the top of my want-to-read list. @StephenKing".

The House of A Hundred Whispers
03/10/20:

The Horror Zine Book of Ghost Stories from Hellbound Press is out now as a paperback, ebook and audio book.

02/10/20:

A review of The House Of A Hundred Whispers from Ginger Nuts of Horror.

The House of A Hundred Whispers
01/10/20:

Ghost Virus is a Kindle Monthly Deal through the whole of October.

The Last Drop of Blood is a Kindle Monthly Deal through the whole of October in Australia and New Zealand.

Also, The Last Drop of Blood is published today in paperback.

Ghost VirusThe Last Drop of Blood
28/09/20:

Below is one of the promotional ads for Graham's forthcoming The House of A Hundred Whispers.

And here's a short clip of Graham reading from the novel.

The House of A Hundred Whispers promo
10/09/20:

Just for today (August 30th) The Devils of D-Day is available as an ebook to USA and Canada readers for only $1.99. On Amazon and Kobo.

The Devils of D-Day ebook
06/09/20:

A collection of Christmas horror stories will be published by Muza on October 14, including Graham's story 'The Red Butcher of Wroclaw'. The title Upiorne Swieta means Spooky Holidays.

Upiorne Swieta
03/09/20:

From Graham: 'I have made my selection of the winning stories submitted for this year's Graham Masterton Written In Prison Award in Poland. There were 94 entrants altogether from prisons all across Poland, and I have to say that the standard of writing improves year on year. The contest is now in its fourth year and is supported by the Polish Prison Service and the Wroclaw Agglomeration (an organisation devoted to culture and sport) as well as both of my Polish and Rebis and many others.

'This year I have been greatly assisted by the author Joanna Opiat-Bojarska who has helped to pick the best stories.

'I will be announcing the winners when the official prizegiving is arranged. All I can tell you in advance is that the number one winner is female. Sadly I will not be able to hand out the prizes and award certificates in person this year, so it may have to be done remotely!'

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01/09/20:

From Graham: 'Dawn G Harris and I made a video together in the hope that readers might find strength in the way that our characters deal with terrifying threats!

'More to follow!'

30/08/20:

Just for today (August 30th) Charnel House is available as an ebook to USA and Canada readers for only $1.99. On Amazon and Kobo.

Charnel House ebook
30/08/20:

From Graham: 'The award winners for Le Prix Graham Masterton for the best horror fiction in the French language were announced on Saturday, August 29. This is the 20th anniversary of this prize. Congratulations to the winners and special thanks to Marc Bailly who does all the organisation work!'

Le Prix Masterton 2020 award winners
23/08/20:

From Graham: 'Dawn G Harris and I were very pleased to receive our editions of Okolica Strachu, the Polish horror magazine with our short story "Cutting The Mustard" in it. Thanks to Sebastian Sokolowski for a very handsome magazine!'

mag covermag pagesGM and Dawn
18/08/20:

Just for today (August 18) the Graham Masterton Collection Volume One is on special offer on Kobo in the USA and Canada at only $3.99.

The GM Collection Vol 1
01/08/20:

Only two months to go before The House Of A Hundred Whispers is published. Good discounts on preorders!

The House of a Hundred Whispers
24/07/20:

From Graham: 'Since I haven't been able to visit Poland this year to present the prizes for the Graham Masterton Written In Prison Contest, I have recorded an interview with my lovely interpreter and brilliant translator Katarzyna Janusik which I will shortly be able to post online. This year we have had almost 100 entries from prisons and penal institutions all around Poland.'

Katy Wroclawskie
22/07/20:

From Graham: 'I am sorry to say that my author friend Jaroslaw Rybski passed away on Sunday, July 19. This is the last time I saw him when we spent the evening in a bar in Wroclaw to promote his new book. He was always good-humoured and enthusiastic and I shall miss his company.'

Jaroslaw Rybski
21/07/20:

From Graham: 'My short horror story "Bridal Suite" has appeared in this month's edition of the Russian online horror magazine Darker. (It is also available as an episode of The Hunger TV series.)'

21/07/20:

The Devil In Gray Kindle edition will be on sale to USA and Canada readers today, July 21st July for only $1.99

The Devil In Gray
17/07/20:

The Manitou is on special offer on Amazon Kindle for USA and Canada readers today, July 17. Only $1.86.

The Manitou ebook
13/07/20:

Some up-and-coming Polish horror from Rebis publishers.

Festival Strachu (Festival of Fear) 21/07
Dzieci Zapomniane Prez Boga (The Children God Forgot) 28/07
Dzinn (The Djinn) 18/08

There is also a video trailer for the Polish version of The Children God Forgot.

Festival of Fear - Polish coverThe Children God Forgot - Polish coverThe Djinn - Polish cover
10/07/20:

All of the first 10 Kate Maguire thrillers will be available on July 12 in an Amazon Gold Box Deal of the Day for only 99p (all except The Last Drop of Blood).

Also, the German publisher Festa Verlag have just acquired German-language rights to Flesh & Blood and The House That Jack Built for limited hardcover editions of 1,000 copies each.

All Katie M PBs
09/07/20:

This is the final cover of The Horror Zine Book of Ghost Stories, plus quotes from a variety of horror authors.

'This collection of ghost stories is fresh, varied, and entertaining. Perfect company for a long winter’s night.' – Owen King, co-author of Sleeping Beauties

'An incredibly creepy collection of stories of the recently and not so recently dead, written by some of the finest writers in horror. I suggest that when reading, do so in the daylight, because reading these at night will only make you more aware of your own, unempty house.' – Susie Moloney, author of The Dwelling and The Thirteen

'Gruesome, eerie, horrific, sometimes uplifting; this is a terrific selection of ghost stories that satisfy the soul—they chill the blood, too.' – Simon Clark, author of Whitby Vampyrrhic

'Looking for a perfect evening? Spend the night hunkered down in your favorite chair with only a reading light on, and dive into The Horror Zine’s Book of Ghost Stories. Forget sleep, these tales will keep you enthralled till daybreak.' – Tony Tremblay, author of The Moore House

'Nobody keeps the supernatural alive like The Horror Zine.' – Scott Nicholson, author of The Red Church

Horror Zine Book of Ghost Stories cover
08/07/20:

Charnel House is on special offer today for US and Canadian readers at $1.99.

Charnel House ebook cover
03/07/20:

From Graham: 'I am helping to raise money for the Hope Hospice for Children in Torun, in Poland, by auctioning the notice I drew at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, to be personally autographed for whoever bids the most for it. Along with it will come a scary keyring! Check this link for all the details of my Polish website (don't worry ... it can be translated into English!).

'The auction ends on July 15 at 9:00 pm.'

Torun notice drawing
02/07/20:

From Graham: 'I have just given an interview to the Original Van Gogh's Ear Anthology, which is an irregular online anthology of progressive writing and poetry.'

30/06/20:

From Graham: 'There is a contest on my Polish website organised by Piotr Pocztarek and my publishers Albatros to win one of 5 free copies of the new Polish edition of the Katie Maguire thriller Begging To Die.

'Entry is open until July 12.' Click here.

Begging To Die - Albatros edn.
28/06/20:

From Graham: 'The other day I wrote a poem about the imaginary worlds that Dawn and I create when we are writing both together and separately.'

Read "Secret Worlds" here.

26/06/20:

From Graham: 'Jeani Rector who runs the Horror Zine online horror magazine has just announced that her anthology The Horror Zine Book of Ghost Stories will be coming out soon from Hellbound Books.

'It has 28 stories, including "Cutting The Mustard" by myself and Dawn G Harris, and it will also be available as an audio book.'

Horror Zine anthology
25/06/20:

From Graham: 'My copies of Les Anges Oublies (The Children God Forgot) arrived today from Livr'S publishers in Belgium. Beautiful edition with a beautiful new-book smell!'

Polish site logo
24/06/20:

Plague is being released as an e-book on July 9.

Polish site logo
24/06/20:

From Graham: 'Piotr Pocztarek, who runs my Polish website, has come up with a new logo. I think it's very striking, especially since it reminds me of how I felt the morning after drinking Polish Spirytus Rektyfikowany (rectified spirit) not realising it is 95% proof and should never be drunk neat.'

Polish site logo
24/06/20:

For info, Graham's Twitter account is @GrahamMasterto1. This is because his original account was hacked.

22/06/20:
From Graham: 'Stephen Jones the horror editor posted a query on Facebook. It came from a baffled Graham Thornton who couldn't interpret the affectionate messages in his copy of Dark Voices which was autographed at a get-together of horror authors at the Cafe Munchen in London on April 7, 1990.

'I had no idea these messages had been preserved, but they are evidence of a prank I played on Jim Herbert. I was sitting at the signing table between him and Clive Barker and it was me who signed the book "For Jim with love from Clive". The message is in my handwriting.

'Jim thought that Clive had written it so he retaliated by writing "For Clive with love from Jim" and passed it back along the line. Clive spent the rest of the event giving Jim some very funny looks!

'The group picture taken at that event shows:

Standing : Clive Barker, Steven Barnes, Dave Carson, Graham Masterton, Dave McKean, Stephen Jones, Chris Claremont
Seated: Larry Niven, Josh Kirby, James Herbert, Basil Copper.'

Dark Voices sig pageFamineDark Voices signing 1990
19/06/20:

From Graham: 'The second short story that I wrote with Dawn G Harris, "Cutting The Mustard", has been published in the Bulgarian horror magazine Stories from the Strix.

'Always interesting to see your story billed as » „Не се измъкна, Колман“ – Даун Дж. Харис и Греъм Мастертън.'

Strix - Bulgarian cover
15/06/20:

Here is Graham's famous/notorious recipe for Malaccan Devil Curry, which was once featured in The Sunday Times. As Graham says, 'It's a great meal for anybody with an asbestos tongue!'

02/06/20:

From Graham: 'Phantasmagoria magazine have just released the cover of their summer issue. It features an excerpt from The House of a Hundred Whispers and a 30-page interview with me - mostly about Mirror.'

Phantasmgoria mag cover
02/06/20:

For the whole of June, Australian readers can pick up the Kindle version of Scarlet Widow for only AUS$ 2.99.

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