Biography

Peter Straub

Peter Straub is the New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen novels. IN THE NIGHT ROOM and LOST BOY, LOST GIRL are winners of the Bram Stoker Award, as is his collection 5 STORIES. Straub is the editor of numerous anthologies, including the two-volume THE AMERICAN FANTASTIC TALE from the Library of America. He lives in Brooklyn.

Peter Straub

Books by Peter Straub

by Peter Straub - Fiction, Horror, Literary, Short Stories

"Mr. Clubb and Mr. Cuff" is a darkly comic masterpiece in which a stern estate lawyer known as the Deacon hires a pair of "Private Detectives Extraordinaire" to investigate and seek revenge on his unfaithful wife. In "The Ballad of Ballard and Sandrine," a man and his much younger lover explore their decadent and increasingly sinister fantasies on a luxurious yacht in the remotest stretch of the Amazon River. "Blue Rose" finds violence and power in the hands of the most innocent among us, leading to a conclusion that is fully surprising and devastating. The stories assembled here represent Peter Straub’s astonishing range and his ability to terrify, transport and hold a reader hostage.

by Stephen King and Peter Straub - Fiction, Thriller

Twenty years ago, a boy named Jack Sawyer traveled to a parallel universe called the Territories to save his mother and her “Twinner” from an agonizing death that would have brought cataclysm to the other world. Now Jack is a retired Los Angeles homicide detective living in the  hamlet of Tamarack, Wisconsin. When a series of gruesome murders occur in western Wisconsin that are reminiscent of those committed several decades earlier, Jack’s buddy, the local chief of police, begs Jack to help find the killer. But are these new killings merely the work of a disturbed individual, or has a mysterious and malignant force been unleashed in this quiet town?

by Peter Straub - Fiction, Horror

 

For four aging men in the terror-stricken town of Milburn, New York, an act inadvertently carried out in their youth has come back to haunt them. Now they are about to learn what happens to those who believe they can bury the past --- and get away with murder.