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Days of Utter Dread - The Red Butcher and Other Stories
08 Sep 2022 * EBOOK * £2.99 * 9781804542194

A collection of ten short horror stories from Graham Masterton and Dawn G Harris, exploring the dark side of human nature – from the graphic and violent to the spine-tingling and supernatural.

Fiction / FK (Horror)
Extent: 320 pages
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Days of Utter Dread - The Red Butcher and Other Stories: The master of the spine-tingling Halloween thriller and million copy bestsellerby Graham Masterton, by Dawn G Harris

A collection of highly disturbing and deeply original short stories from the master of horror Graham Masterton and rising star Dawn G Harris.

A belt adorned with strange markings has the power to strangle anyone who attacks its owner. A man whose wife has been placed into a portrait at the Tate decides to join her on the other side. A woman burns and mutilates herself to look like her surviving friend in the wake of a horrible car accident.

In these and other unsettling tales, master of horror Graham Masterton and his protegee Dawn G Harris explore the dark side of human nature – from the graphic and violent to the spine-tingling and supernatural.

Praise for Graham Masterton:

'One of Britain's finest horror writers' Daily Mail
'A true master of horror' James Herbert
'One of the most original and frightening storytellers of our time' Peter James

Graham Masterton is best known as a writer of horror and thrillers, but his career as an author spans many genres, including historical epics and sex-advice books. His first horror novel, The Manitou, became a bestseller and was made into a film starring Tony Curtis. In 2019, Graham was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Horror Writers Association. He is also the author of the Katie Maguire series of crime thrillers, which have sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide.
 
Dawn G Harris published her first full-length novel, Diviner, in 2018: a supernatural thriller with a compelling twist of psychology, which has now been released in a French language edition as La Divinatrice. She has written short horror stories together with Graham Masterton, based on her original ideas, and they have sold internationally. Widely praised for her innovative style, her writing has featured in US publication The Horror Zine and on the UK television show This Time Next Year. Dawn has also completed her next novel, a deeply psychological thriller with a ghostly edge.

Features two stories written by Masterton and Harris together, and one never-before-published short story from Masterton.

Masterton has been dubbed 'the master of horror' by James Herbert, Grimdark Magazine and the Daily Mail, among others.

Masterton has written over 80 horror novels, and sold 14 million copies worldwide.

MARKET: Stephen King; Peter Straub; Joe Hill; Josh Malerman (Bird Box); the film Pet Sematary.


PRAISE FOR GRAHAM MASTERTON:
'One of Britain's finest horror writers' Daily Mail.
'Masterton is a master of writing horror... You are in for a hell of a ride!' Grimdark Magazine.
'Masterton handles his large cast of well-drawn characters with the finesse of a master storyteller, propelling the tension-filled narrative through a series of short, fast-paced chapters, and steers the novel towards a suspenseful finale'
Guardian, on The House of a Hundred Whispers

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