New Release Books by Peter Straub

Peter Straub is the author of A Special Place: The Heart of a Dark Matter (2010), The Throat (2010), The Talisman 1 (2010), Koko (2010) and other 121 books.

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A Special Place: The Heart of a Dark Matter

release date: Jul 20, 2010
A Special Place: The Heart of a Dark Matter
From the bestselling author of Ghost Story, Shadowland, and The Talisman, a novella-length rumination on the nature of evil. A Special Place, Peter Straub’s first published novella, will come to stand as one of the author’s most deeply unsettling works of fiction. A rumination on the nature of evil, the story centers on a boy, Keith Hayward, who is drawn by his nature to an irresistible fascination with death and the taking of life. His father’s brother, the good-looking, suave Uncle Till—the infamous ladykiller, who has led a shadowy career as a local celebrity—recognizes his nephew’s innermost nature and gleefully tutors him in art of doing ill without getting caught. Even a cold-blooded sociopath must learn some lessons in survival, in seems, and Uncle Till is only happy to provide a tutorial, in the latest imaginative and disturbing work from one of America's most celebrated horror writers.

The Throat

release date: Jan 01, 2010
The Throat
Straub completes the Blue Rose trilogy with this searing novel of psychological terror. Tim Underhill and the brilliant and reclusive Tom Pasmore court ultimate destruction as they dare to look back to a dark past that holds the secret of evil which signs its name Blue Rose. A bloodstained tapestry of stunning emotional power.--"San Francisco Chronicle."

The Talisman 1

release date: Jan 01, 2010
The Talisman 1
A graphic interpretation of a best-selling work by the award-winning authors follows the desperate quest of young Jack Sawyer between Earth and a mysterious parallel world called The Territories.

Koko

release date: Jun 24, 2010
Koko
Peter Straub’s most acclaimed and biggest-selling novel – a visceral thriller with its roots in Vietnam – now reissued in a different cover style and making its first appearance on the HarperCollins list.

Black House

release date: Jul 05, 2012
Black House
A comfortable, solid, middle-American town - inhabited by a serial killer... Children are disappearing, lost to the world, horrifically murdered. The best clue the detectives have - a serial killer from a century ago. Jack Sawyer, retired from the LAPD at 35, plagued by visions of another world. As a child, Jack visited the Territories, a menacing place of violence and madness, to save his dying mother. Now, if the latest child victim is to be saved, Jack must retrieve his lost childhood memories, and revisit the one place he hoped never to see again.

The Buffalo Hunter

release date: Jan 01, 2012
The Buffalo Hunter
A socially stunted thirty-five-year-old man named Bobby Bunting deals with isolation and his fear of women in highly unusual ways.

Mystery

release date: Jul 01, 2009
Mystery
In this chilling novel in Straub's Blue Rose trilogy, a young boy, an old man, and a beautiful girl fall prey to the intrigue that shadows them and all others in the world of wealth, power, and pleasure--and to an evil that reaches out to them from the abyss of the past to claim the living. Now repackaged with new cover art.

Poe's Children

release date: Oct 14, 2008
Poe's Children
A Washington Post Best Book of the Year Peter Straub—bestselling author and 8-time Bram Stoker Award winner—has gathered here 24 bone-chilling, nail-biting, frightfully imaginative stories that represent the best of contemporary horror writing. Dan Chaon “The Bees” Elizabeth Hand “Cleopatra Brimstone” Steve Rasnic Tem and Melanie Tem “The Man on the Ceiling” M. John Harrison “The Great God Plan” Ramsey Campbell “The Voice of the Beach” Brian Evenson “Body” Kelly Link “Louise’s Ghost” Jonathan Carroll “The Sadness of Detail” M. Rickert “Leda” Thomas Tessier “In Praise of Folly” David J. Schow “Plot Twist” Glen Hirshberg “The Two Sams” Thomas Ligotti “Notes on the Writing of Horror: A Story” Benjamin Percy “Unearthed” Bradford Morrow "Gardener of Heart” Peter Straub “Little Red’s Tango” Stephen King “The Ballad of a Flexible Bullet” Joe Hill “20th Century Ghost” Ellen Klages “The Green Glass Sea” Tia V. Travis “The Kiss” Graham Joyce “Black Dust” Neil Gaiman “October in the Chair” John Crowley “Missolonghi 1824” Rosalind Palermo Stevenson “Insect Dreams”

The Green Woman

release date: Dec 01, 2011
The Green Woman
Bob Steele is a disillusioned New York detective out for redemption, and to him redemption means a one-man crusade to stop Fielding Bandolier. Cop and killer finally face off in a mysterious midwestern pub. In that abandoned place, an unspeakable evil stronger than either of them lies waiting to seal the fates of both men.

5 Stories

release date: Jan 01, 2008
5 Stories
YA. Short Stories. Offered in a collected format, this selection of short stories features horror tales such as, "Little Red's Tango", "Lapland, or Film Noir", "The Geezers", "Donald Duck", and "Mr Aickman's Air Rifle".

Sides

release date: Jun 01, 2007
Sides
Collects the best-selling author's non-fiction work and the ravings of his alter-ego Putney Tyson Ridge.

The Ballad of Ballard and Sandrine

release date: Jan 01, 2011
The Ballad of Ballard and Sandrine
Ballard and Sandrine, widely separated in age but bound together by a common erotic obsession, are aboard a yacht making its endless way down the Amazon river.

In the Night Room

release date: Oct 26, 2004
In the Night Room
In his latest soul-chilling novel, bestselling author Peter Straub tells of a famous children’s book author who, in the wake of a grotesque accident, realizes that the most basic facts of her existence, including her existence itself, have come into question. Willy Patrick, the respected author of the award-winning young-adult novel In the Night Room, thinks she is losing her mind–again. One day, she is drawn helplessly into the parking lot of a warehouse. She knows somehow that her daughter, Holly, is being held in the building, and she has an overwhelming need to rescue her. But what Willy knows is impossible, for her daughter is dead. On the same day, author Timothy Underhill, who has been struggling with a new book about a troubled young woman, is confronted with the ghost of his nine-year-old sister, April. Soon after, he begins to receive eerie, fragmented e-mails that he finally realizes are from people he knew in his youth–people now dead. Like his sister, they want urgently to tell him something. When Willy and Timothy meet, the frightening parallels between Willy’s tragic loss and the story in Tim’s manuscript suggest that they must join forces to confront the evils surrounding them.

If You Could See Me Now

release date: Dec 28, 2010
If You Could See Me Now
Peter Straub's novel of revenge, now offered for the first time in a signed, limited edition.

The Hellfire Club

release date: Sep 28, 2004
The Hellfire Club
They are dying, one by one: wealthy middle-aged women in an exclusive Connecticut suburb. Their murderer remains at large. Nora Chancel, wife of publishing scion Davey Chancel, fears she may be next. After all, her past has branded her a victim. . . . Then Davey tells Nora a surreal story about the Hellfire Club, where, years before, he met an obsessed fan of Chancel House’s most successful book, Night Journey—a book that has a strange history of its own. . . . Suddenly terror engulfs Nora: She must defend herself against fantastic accusations even as a madman lies in wait. And when he springs, Nora will embark on a night journey that will put her fears to rest forever, dead or alive. . . .

lost boy lost girl

release date: Oct 07, 2003
lost boy lost girl
A woman commits suicide for no apparent reason. A week later, her son—beautiful, troubled fifteen-year-old Mark Underhill—vanishes from the face of the earth. To his uncle, horror novelist Timothy Underhill, Mark’s inexplicable absence feels like a second death. After his sister-in-law’s funeral, Tim searches his hometown of Millhaven for clues that might help him unravel this mystery of death and disappearance. He soon learns that a pedophilic murderer is on the loose in the vicinity, and that shortly before his mother’s suicide Mark had become obsessed with an abandoned house where he imagined the killer might have taken refuge. No mere empty building, the house on Michigan Street whispers from attic to basement with the echoes of a long-hidden true-life horror story, and Tim Underhill comes to fear that in investigating its unspeakable history, Mark stumbled across its last and greatest secret: a ghostly lost girl who may have coaxed the needy, suggestible boy into her mysterious domain. With lost boy lost girl, Peter Straub affirms once again that he is the master of literary horror.

Pork Pie Hat

release date: Jan 01, 2010
Pork Pie Hat
Peter Straub's classic Halloween novella comes to life in this brand new, beautiful special edition.

Floating Dragon

release date: Jan 01, 2003
Floating Dragon
The quaint town of Hamptead is plunged into a nightmarish world of unspeakable horror when evil arrives in the form of two very different beings--one man-made and one supernatural. Reissue.

The Little Blue Book of Rose Stories

release date: Feb 01, 2005
The Little Blue Book of Rose Stories
A small gift volume of two of best-selling author Peter Straub's stories which center around the "Blue Rose" mysteries which have been featured in some of his best novels.

The Juniper Tree

release date: Jan 01, 2010
The Juniper Tree
Gathers four stories inspired by the author's Blue Rose trilogy--"Koko," "Mystery," and "The Throat"--including "Blue Rose" which features a moment in the childhood of Harry Beevers from the novel "Koko."

Shadowland

release date: Jan 01, 2001
Shadowland
This tale of supernatural horror from the author of Koko, The Talisman and Mr X. concerns two boys at a New England boarding school. Del introduces Tom to his world of magic tricks. But at Shadowland - Del's uncle's lakeside estate - their hobby suddenly takes on much more sinister tones.

Magic Terror

release date: Jan 01, 2001
Magic Terror
An anthology of horror fiction includes "Bunny is Good Bread," in which a future serial killer's childhood is portrayed; "Hunter" narrated by the pompous ghost of a serial killer; and the award-winning novella, "Mr. Clubb and Mr. Cuff."

The Talisman; Black House

release date: Jan 01, 2001
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