The new standalone horror novel from 'a true master of horror.'
All Hallows Hall is a rambling Tudor mansion on the edge of the bleak and misty Dartmoor. It is not a place many would choose to live. Yet the former Governer of Dartmoor Prison did just that. Now he's dead, and his children - long estranged - are set to inherit his estate.
But when the dead man's family come to stay, the atmosphere of the moors seems to drift into every room. Floorboards creak, secret passageways echo, and wind whistles in the house's famous priest hole. And then, on the same morning the family decide to leave All Hallows Hall and never come back, their young son Timmy disappears - from inside the house.
Does evil linger in the walls? Or is evil only ever found inside the minds of men?
'A true master of horror' James Herbert
'One of the most original and frightening storytellers of our time' Peter James
'A natural storyteller with a unique gift for turning the mundane into the terrifyingly real' New York Journal of Books
'This is a first-class thriller with some juicy horror touches. Mystery readers who don't know the Maguire novels should change that right now'Booklist
'One of Britain's finest horror writers' Daily Mail
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.
'Masterson duly mixes in elements somewhat uncommon to the subgenre, making for an original telling rather than a tired trope rehash, and furthermore provides sufficient twists and turns to keep the reader guessing up to a thrilling [conclusion]'
'The content and tone belong to the finest traditions of pulp horror, and I loved it ... The tone is slapstick yet unsettling, gory yet occasionally extremely creepy, and I found myself turning the pages furiously ... A pacey novel which quickly moves away from its familiar set-up to introduce weirder and much bolder content, then puts its foot to the accelerator and keeps going'
'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'
'[A] genuine page-turner ... 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'