Hutson's History - The Horrors and Thrillers

  • Date published: 29 April 1982
    Publisher: Hamlyn
    Format: Paperback
    Pages: 192
    ISBN: 0-600-20408-1

    It had been waiting for centuries, buried in a place they called the evil ground... waiting for just one drop of blood to restore it to life.

    Now its chance of has come. First the bones grow a covering of grey flesh... Then a grotesque body appears...

    When the hideous monster is complete, it rampages through a flood-stricken village in search for living flesh.

    And those who survive its savage attacks confront a fate even more horrifying...


    Date published: 1999
    Publisher: Pan
    Format: Paperback
    Pages: 324
    ISBN: 0-330-39645-5

    It had been waiting for centuries, buried in a place they called the evil ground... waiting for just one drop of blood to restore it to life.

    But, when Nick Regan discovered the skull on a construction site, he and his archeologist wife Chrissie were more puzzled than alarmed. It was too large to be human, but looked like no animal skull they had seen. Their curiosity soon turned to fear when the bones grew a thin covering of grey flesh... and then to frantic terror when they discovered that it had come alive...

  • Date published: 18 November 1982
    Publisher: Star
    Format: Paperback
    Pages: 208
    ISBN: 0-352-31201-7


    Date published: 18 August 1983
    Publisher: W. H. Allen
    Format: Hardback
    ISBN: 0-491-03271-4


    Dates published: 28 June 1990, 2 April 1992
    Publishers: Sphere, Warner, Macdonald
    Format: Paperback
    ISBN's: 0-7474-0786-X, 0-7515-1418-7, 0-356-20031-0


  • Dates published: 1983 and 1994
    Publishers: W. H. Allen, Sphere and Star
    Formats: Hardback and paperback
    ISBN's: 0-491-032022-3, 0-7474-0781-9 and 0-352-31375-7

    From Shaun Hutson, author of the classic horror tale Slugs, comes Spawn - a psychologically complex terror thriller about two disturbed men and the unnatural consequences of their deeds.

    Harold Pierce is released from a mental hospital where he has spent all of his adult life. His new job as a hospital porter involves him in the burning of aborted foetuses - an act which brings back nightmare memories of the death by fire of his baby brother Gordon. The trauma is such that the deranged but gentle Harold begins to neglect his duties...

    Paul Harvey is a convicted murderer and his escape from prison places the Exham police force under a great deal of pressure. Their vigorous manhunt yields no results but when they begin to investigate a brutal series of murders no one has any doubt that it is Harvey who is decapitating the hapless victims...


    Dates published: July 1990, 1992 and 1994
    Publishers: Sphere, Macdonald and Warner
    Format: Paperback
    ISBN's: 0-7474-0781-9, 0-356-20032-9, and 0-7515-1378-4


    Date published: 7 October 2013
    Publisher: Caffeine Nights Publishing
    Format: Paperback
    ISBN: 978-1-907565-46-5

    Harold Pierce didn't mean to kill his baby brother all those years ago.

    He didn't intend to incinerate him in a fire but he did and he has spent most of his adult life in a psychiatric hospital because of that. Upon release he is given a job as a hospital porter but that job involves the burning of aborted foetuses and the memories of what happened to his brother begin to torment Harold.

    In the small town where he lives the terror is mounting because of the escape from prison of psychopath Paul Harvey. Within days of his escape a horrifying series of murders begins but there is much worse to come. Pierce and Harvey, both disturbed and guarding terrible secrets, are about to unleash a terror beyond belief...


  • Date published: 1984
    Publisher: W. H. Allen
    Format: Hardback
    ISBN: 0-491-03392-3

    Erebus, mythic country beyond Hell itself, has cast its shade over the small town of Wakely. Wakely is a strange place, a farming town, dependant on its market, its horse studs, its abattoir...

    Wakely people are insular folk, they are pale and gaunt, they have abnormally long fingernails and prominent teeth - some of them have hair on the palm of their hands. Wakely animals are ugly and vicious, their offspring are born mutant, expensive mares eat their newborn foals, bullocks rampage in the slaughterhouse and kill their would-be slaughterers...

    A young journalist, attractive Jo Ward, is approached by a laboratory technician form the locally based American-owned firm of Vanderburg Chemicals, manufacturers of a revolutionary new animal feed. However, the informant disappears before Jo can talk to him. Jo enlists the help of a new man in her life, Vic Taylor, and together they pool their suspicions of Vanderburg Chemicals, and the food which sustains the animals - and the people - of Wakely. Neither of them eat red meat. And neither will you once you have read Erebus...


    Date published: July 1984
    Publisher: Star
    Format: Paperback
    ISBN: 0-352-31498-2

    The people of Wakely are pale and gaunt. They have abnormally long fingernails and prominent teeth - and some of them have hair on the palm of there hands. Their animals are ugly and vicious, their offspring are born mutant. Mares eat their newborn foals, bullocks rampage in the slaughterhouse - and kill their would-be butchers.

    What is poisoning the life-blood of Wakely town?
    What evil force has it in thrall?


    Date published: February 1988
    Publisher: Star
    Format: Paperback
    ISBN: 0-352-31498-2


    Dates published: July 1990, January 1991 and 1994
    Publishers: Sphere, Macdonald and Warner
    Format: Paperback
    ISBN: 0-7474-0783-5, 0-356-20025-6 and 0-7515-1379-2


  • Written as: Nick Blake
    Date published: 1984
    Publisher: Star
    Format: Paperback
    ISBN: 0-352-31438-9

    Note from Shaun:
    '...CHAINSAW TERROR and COME THE NIGHT are both the same book. CHAINSAW TERROR was originally published in the US but was banned over here by W.H. Smith because it had 'chainsaw' in the title. It was then re-released (heavily cut) as 'Come The Night'. Actually, make that very heavily cut...'

    Edward Briggs seems like a normal enough man. Not very friendly perhaps - but then who wouldn't after witnessing that bloody family tragedy?

    Edward still lives in the house where it all happened. Now that's a little strange. So is his love for his sister. He doesn't like it much when she goes out. He'd much rather she stayed indoors with him. Always. In the cold, soundproofed house with the cellar workshop with the big, bloodstained workbench. And the tools...


  • Date published: 1994
    Publisher: Macdonald
    Format: Hardback
    ISBN: 0-316-91101-1


  • Date published: March 1985
    Publisher: W. H. Allen
    Format: Hardback
    ISBN: 0-491-03384-2

    The subconscious. The unexplored part of the human mind. Home of the Shadow, the evil side of every man, woman and child, capable of creating chaos, insanity and death...

    In New York, a young English writer David Blake is preparing research for his new book with the help of Jonathan Mathias, an enigmatic and powerful man who claims to have mastered the secret of the Shadow. Revered by millions as a healer and psychic, is Mathias all he seems?

    At the Metaphysics Centre in France, Alain Joubert and Michael Lasalle are using hypnosis in an attempt to 'unlock' the hidden areas of the mind, while at the Institute of Psychical study in England investigator Kelly Hunt is also striving to discover the key to the mind through the use of drugs.

    The two organisations are supposed to be working together but Joubert is reluctant to share his knowledge with anyone but Kelly's superior, Dr Vernon - a man with his own reasons for needing to know the secrets of the subconscious. Both Vernon and Joubert, it appears, have something to hide - secrets they will stop at nothing to protect. And when Kelly and Blake combine their skills to search for the answers the secret of the Shadow leads to a series of horrific deaths and a shattering climax which threatens the very foundations of society itself.

    Trust no one. For nothing is what it seems and the worst nightmares become reality in a world where truth turns to madness, evil and death. That is the power of Shadows...


    Date published: 1985
    Publisher: Star
    Format: Paperback
    ISBN: 0-352-31637-3

    The subconscious. The unexplored corner of the mind. Home of the Shadow, the evil side of every man, woman and child. The domain of chaos, insanity and death...

    In Oxford and Paris the psychic investigators are attempting to probe forbidden areas of the mind. In New York writer David Blake is studying the methods of miracle healer Jonathan Mathias. Driven by their own desperate motives these researchers are about to unlock Pandora's Box. To unleash the horrifying forces of destruction hidden deep within us all. To plunge the world into - Shadows.


    Date published: November 1987
    Publisher: Star
    Format: Paperback
    ISBN: 0-352-31637-3


    Dates published: July 1990, January 1991 and 1993
    Publishers: Sphere, Macdonald and Warner
    Format: Paperback
    ISBN's: 0-7474-0785-1, 0-356-20026-4 and 0-7515-1415-2

    Enter the domain of chaos, insanity and death... In Oxford and Paris psychic investigators are attempting to probe forbidden areas of the mind. In New York, writer David Blake is studying the methods of miracle healer Jonathan Mathias. Driven by their own desperate motives, these researchers are about to unlock Pandora's Box. To unleash the horrifying forces of destruction hidden deep within us all...


  • Date published: 1985
    Publishers: W. H. Allen and Star
    Formats: Hardback and paperback
    ISBN: 0-491-03960-3 and 0-352-31683-7

    Deep in the sewers of London there is a BREEDING GROUND. The slugs have returned...slowly...silently...they slither along dank, fetid tunnels into the City in search of human flesh. Their insatiable needs know no bounds.

    With them they bring a new horror...a plague which spreads insanity and death, transforming its victims into grotesque crazed killers.

    Caught in this maelstrom of Horror is Dr Alan finch - the only man capable of destroying the BREEDING GROUND forever.

    The mind-numbing sequel to THE SLUGS


    Dates published: July 1990 and June 1991
    Publishers: Sphere, Macdonald and Warner
    Formats: Hardback and paperback
    ISBN's: 0-7474-0780-0, 0-7515-2769-6 and 0-356-20028-0


  • Written as: Nick Blake
    Date published: 1985
    Publisher: Star
    Format: Paperback
    ISBN: 0-352-31753-1

    Note from Shaun
    '...CHAINSAW TERROR and COME THE NIGHT are both the same book. CHAINSAW TERROR was originally published the US but was banned over here by W.H. Smith because it had 'chainsaw' in the title. It was then re-released (heavily cut) as 'Come The Night'. Actually, make that very heavily cut...'

    Edward Briggs seems like a normal enough man. Not very friendly perhaps - but then who wouldn't after witnessing that bloody family tragedy?

    Edward still lives in the house where it all happened. Now that's a little strange. So is his love for his sister. He doesn't like it much when she goes out. He'd much rather she stayed indoors with him. Always. In the cold, soundproofed house with the cellar workshop with the big, bloodstained workbench. And the tools...


  • Date published: July 1986
    Publisher: W. H. Allen
    Format: Hardback
    ISBN: 0-491-03553-5

    From the relics of the past comes a new nightmare. A force so powerful, so obscenely evil that it threatens to reach across the centuries and engulf mankind...

    An archaeological group excavating a previously undiscovered site find evidence of a once powerful Celtic settlement. But amidst the valuable relics young archaeologist Kim Nichols also discovers horror - a hidden chamber beneath the ground filled with the skulls of children. The chamber holds the key to a devastating secret, a secret which triggers off a series of murders in which the victims are mutilated in the most repulsive manner. It is the responsibility of Inspector Stephen Wallace to discover why.

    Working together, the policeman and the archaeologist face the horrors which surround the town of Longfield, as they search for the mad killer. But who is to blame for this brutality? The sadistic thug who organises the barbaric sport of dog-fighting? Or the mysterious recluse who holds Black Mass orgies with heroin-addicted teenagers? Or must they confront an evil which stretches back into the mists of time and now threatens to drown the present in a flood-tide of blood?

    Relics. Something evil is waiting. Something monstrous is loose...


    Date published: November 1987
    Publisher: Star
    Format: Paperback
    ISBN: 0-352-31797-3

    From the relics of the past comes a new nightmare. A force so powerful, so obscenely evil that it threatens to reach across the centuries and engulf mankind...

    When a hidden chamber filled with the skulls of children is discovered by an archaeologist horror is unleashed on the town of Longfield. Black Mass orgies with heroin-addicted teenagers, savage dog-fights, mutilated corpses...


    Dates published: July 1990, January 1991 and 1993
    Publishers: Sphere, Macdonald and Warner
    Format: Paperback
    ISBN's: 0-7474-0784-3, 0-356-20027-2 and 0-7515-1004-1


    Date published: 7 October 2013
    Publisher: Caffeine Nights Publishing
    Format: Paperback
    ISBN: 978-1-907565-48-9

    During an archaeological dig, a hidden chamber filled with the skulls of children is discovered. At first glance they seem to have been there for thousands of years but closer examination reveals a more shocking secret.

    The opening of the chamber triggers a series of horrific murders, each victim mutilated and their entrails used to form a different letter of the alphabet. Who is behind this outrage? And how is it linked to a subterranean chamber thousands of years old?

    Inspector Stephen Wallace must unmask this crazed killer. Is it the sadistic thug responsible for organising a series of barbaric dog fights? The mysterious recluse who holds Black Mass orgies for drug addicted teenagers? Or is it, in fact, something much worse? An evil so old, so vile and so powerful that it threatens to engulf everyone who comes near it.

    For Wallace, and possibly for the whole human race, time is running out fast.

    Something evil is waiting. Something monstrous is loose...


  • Date published: April 1987
    Publisher: Star
    Format: Paperback
    ISBN: 0-352-32050-8


    Date published: 21 January 1988
    Publisher: W. H. Allen
    Format: Hardback
    ISBN: 0-491-03286-2

    In the latter years of the sixteenth century the village of Medford was at the centre of a bizarre cult dedicated to blasphemy, necromancy and witchcraft, and led by a feared master of the black arts known simply as Mathias. Now, four hundred years later, the peaceful hamlet rests in the certainty that its unholy past is buried with the dead, and cannot return.

    But when a workman accidentally unearths a mysterious medallion in an overgrown graveyard, he unwittingly revives the source of Mathias' awesome powers and unleashes a centuries-old nightmare. That night the village is paralysed by the discovery of two horribly mutilated bodies, the first in a series of gruesome killings that threaten to make Medford once again the focus of an unimaginable evil...

    For as the insane butchery continues and the ranks of the dead begin to swell, Mathias' rotted bones begin to stir in their secret burial place. And soon it will be time for the evil one to reclaim his heritage...


    Dates published: July 1990 and 1992
    Publishers: Sphere, Macdonald and Warner
    Format: Paperback
    ISBN's: 0-7474-0782-7, 0-356-20033-7 and 0-7515-0409-2

    BEWARE THE GOLDEN DISK. IT BRINGS DECAY, DESTRUCTION, DEATH...

    Four hundred years ago, a woman died in agony to keep it's secret and went to her grave with it hung around her neck. Now, in a desolate graveyard, a workman has unearthed the amulet by chance and decides to keep it. His first mistake...

    That night the village of Medford is plunged into a nightmare of terror by the discovery of a double murder and mutilation - the first in a series of shocking killings. Wherever the amulet is found, ancient evil - hideous, powerful and vile - is once again reborn...


  • Date published: July 1987
    Publisher: W. H. Allen
    Format: Hardback
    ISBN: 0-491-03027-4

    For Frank Miller violent death had always been a subject close to his heart. As a photographer he built his reputation by taking pictures of murder victims for the police, becoming an avid connoisseur of human carcasses. But he found his true vocation as the creator of prosthetic special effects for horror films, using his intimate knowledge of death's handiwork to fashion perfect replicas of charred limbs, rotting corpses and severed heads. No one, it seems, could do it better than Frank Miller.

    But suddenly Miller finds he has a rival - and this time the artist is using live flesh to sculpt his masterpieces. A vicious psychopath is carving out a career for himself as the most brutal killer of the century, leaving a trail of corpses in his wake - each one butchered in a different way as if the killer is trying to recreate famous murders of the past as part of some gruesome game.

    As the body-count rises and the police become increasingly baffled by the apparently unstoppable carnage, Miller comes to realise that the key to the killings may lie in his own morbid visions. But to stop the bloodshed he will have to come closer to death's foetid embrace than ever before...


    Date published: October 1988
    Publisher: Star
    Format: Hardback
    ISBN: 0-352-32029-X


    Dates published: July 1990, June 1991 and 1994
    Publishers: Sphere, Macdonald and Warner
    Formats: Hardback and paperback
    ISBN's: 0-7474-0787-8, 0-356-20030-2 and 0-7515-1075-0

    Violent death had always been a subject close to Frank Miller's heart.

    As a special effects man for horror films he made his name creating perfect replicas of charred limbs, rotting corpses and severed heads. But now Miller has a rival, and this time the artist is using real flesh to sculpt his gruesome masterpieces - a vicious psychopath is at work, leaving a trail of butchered corpses in his wake.

    Only Miller holds the key to the carnage. But can he stop it before he too falls victim to the madness?


  • Date published: October 1988
    Publisher: W. H. Allen
    Format: Hardback
    ISBN: 0-491-03296-X

    "We've got a bunch of lunatics running around chopping up anyone with more than twenty quid in the bank, and gangland's about to explode. You could say we have a few problems."

    Police Commissioner Frederick Harvey knew all about problems. London was in the grip of its bloodiest bout of gang warfare for two years. Shootings in the street. Car chases and torture.

    For two years Frank Harrison had ruled gangland, but now it looked as if that reign was going to end in blood. Someone was out to get him, to destroy him and his men. To wipe out everyone associated with him.

    But who? Was it the fanatical group of killers sworn to fight a class war involving the slaughter of all those men, women and children they considered enemies? Was it another gang? Or maybe even someone inside his own organisation? Harrison had to know, but the answers, when they came, would push even his sanity to the limits.

    Into this world of corruption, violence, madness and death came the Assassin. A force more powerful than vengeance, more lethal than a lorry full of high-velocity weapons and more terrifying than any nightmare...


    Date published: October 1989
    Publisher: Star
    Format: Paperback
    ISBN: 0-352-32307-8


    Dates published: July 1990 and 1992
    Publishers: Sphere, Macdonald and Warner
    Format: Paperback
    ISBN: 0-7474-0788-6, 0-356-20034-5 and 0-7515-0197-2

    London was in the grip of its bloodiest bout of gang warfare for two years. Shootings in the street. kidnappings and car chases. Until now, Frank Harrison had ruled gangland but it looked as if that reign was going to end in blood. Someone was out to destroy him and his men. To wipe out everyone associated with him. But who?

    Into this world of violence, corruption, madness and death came the Assassin. A force more powerful than vengeance, more lethal than a lorry full of high-velocity weapons and more terrifying than any nightmare...


    Date published: 7 October 2013
    Publisher: Caffeine Nights Publishing
    Format: Paperback
    Pages: 288
    ISBN: 978-1-907565-50-2

    London is gripped by the bloodiest outbreak of gang warfare ever seen.

    Shootings in the street, kidnappings, bombs and car chases have become commonplace. The gutters are running red with blood and the Police are powerless to stop it.

    Frank Harrison had ruled gangland unopposed for more than two years and yet someone is out to wipe him and his men from the face of the earth. Who and why? The answer, when it comes, will test not just Harrison's courage but his sanity too. For him, there is only one way to fight back against an enemy he can barely believe he faces. So, into this world of violence, corruption, madness and death comes the Assassin. A force more powerful than vengeance, more lethal than a lorry full of high velocity weapons and more terrifying than any nightmare...


  • Dates published: October 1989, January 1991 and June 1991
    Publishers: W. H. Allen, Sphere, Macdonald and Warner
    Formats: Hardback and paperback
    ISBN: 0-491-03574-3, 0-7474-0789-4, 0-356-20029-9 and 0-7515-0662-1

    AUGUST 1940: while Hitler's bombers are busy reducing London to rubble, biologist George Lawrenson is nearing the climax of Project Genesis - a daring experiment aimed at breeding a super-race to combat Hitler's armies. But the results of his work are so appalling in their implications that Churchill personally orders Lawrenson silenced and all traces of his experiments destroyed.

    Almost half a century later Jon and Sue Hacket are contemplating the ruins of their marriage. A relationship already under strain now seems to have been destroyed by the savage murder of their baby daughter, Lisa, and the couple retreat to the small town of Hinkston to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives.

    But Hinkston is a town with a secret. A series of horrific and unexplained murders has brought terror to the area, and when Sue approaches Dr Edward Curtis - a man famous in Hinkston for his treatment of infertile women - to help her conceive another child, past and present evils give birth to a new nightmare...


  • Date published: January 1991
    Publisher: Macdonald
    Format: Hardback
    ISBN: 0-356-19536-8


    Date published: December 1991
    Publishers: Sphere and Warner
    Format: Paperback
    ISBN: 0-7474-0791-6 and 0-7515-1417-9

    Immortality - the ultimate secret. David and Laura Callahan, like others before them throughout the ages, will stop at nothing in their perverted quest for it. But for Callahan, a multi-millionaire gun-runner, eternal life has never looked less likely: he is being hunted by two British counter-terrorists. And nobody knows who hired the killers - or why...

    In a race against time, a trail of violence and terror leads from a desecrated church in France, to London, and on to strife-torn Ireland where modern terrorism battles against ancient powers and a terrible secret is revealed. A long-forgotten secret that will threaten the lives of those involved. And when the final confrontation comes, the living will envy the dead...


    Date published: 7 October
    Publisher: Caffeine Nights Publishing
    Format: Paperback
    ISBN: 978-1-907565-52-6

    As a member of the Counter Terrorist Unit, Sean Doyle thought he'd seen it all.

    Every violent act, every depraved action man could perpetrate against man but he is to discover that there are much worse things in this world than even he has encountered.

    Tracking a group of renegade terrorists from London to the Republic of Ireland, Doyle and his partner must discover who is funding these men and why. What he discovers is beyond even his experience and threatens not just his life but his sanity too.

    The trail of terror leads not just across Britain but to France as well where the monstrous deeds of a murderer who died four hundred years earlier still cast a dark and horrific shadow.

    In the grisly frames of a stained glass window taken from the home of this vile killer lay the secret sought by so many for so long. The secret of immortality. And one man will stop at nothing to get it.

    Sean Doyle is about to meet that man. Modern terrorism meets Medieval madness in a jaw-dropping climax that will make the living envy the dead...


  • Dates published: December 1991 and September 1992
    Publishers: Macdonald and Warner
    Formats: Hardback and paperback
    ISBN: 0-356-19576-7 and 0-7515-0004-6

    'Two murderers commit motiveless crimes then burn themselves to death with one mile of each other in the space of a week. You're telling me there's no connection?'

    But there is a connection - with practices so vile that not even the hardened, street-wise Detective Inspector Frank Gregson can imagine. And unless he can find some answers, London's streets will be streets no longer: they will be rivers gushing with deep, red blood...

    The answers lie behind sealed doors of the hospital wing of Whitely Prison. Deep in the bowels of the building Dr. Robert Dexter is working at his own methods of solving prison overcrowding. Methods that link Whitely to London's brutal, seedy underworld of Soho sex-shows and drug barons. And methods that will turn ordinary men into raving psychopaths, screaming for vengeance, destruction and death...


  • Date published: September 1992
    Publisher: Little, Brown & Co.
    Format: Hardback
    ISBN: 0-356-20265-8


    Date published: August 1993
    Publisher: Warner
    Format: Paperback
    ISBN: 0-7515-0136-0

    Donna Ward was shattered when her husband was killed in a car crash, devastated to learn that another woman had been with him, and disbelieving when the police informed her that the crash has been no accident. How could her beloved Chris, a best-selling author, have any enemies.

    How long had he had a mistress? And who are the mysterious men in the photographs she finds? Suddenly Donna has to face up to the fact that she knows less about her husband than she thought.

    But as she searches for the missing answers to her questions, Donna moves ever closer to danger, for she herself is being stalked by people who have killed before and will do so again. She will come face to face with those who call themselves the Sons of Midnight...


  • Date published: Augtust 1993
    Publisher: Little, Brown & Co.
    Format: Hardback
    ISBN: 0-316-90408-2


    Date published: March 1994
    Publisher: Warner
    Format: Paperback
    ISBN: 0-7515-0133-6

    A sickening series of murders in London have left 5 homeless kids mutilated, and the capital is in shock.

    Nick Ryan, private detective, has seen the reports, but it's not his problem. No one's paying him to find the killers. He doesn't care. In fact, since his wife and daughter left him, he hasn't cared about a lot, least of all himself.

    Suddenly there's another victim. She's not homeless and so far she's not dead. But when Ryan sees the videotape of his own daughter and her masked, male captors, he begins a desperate, obsessive hunt for her and he will not stop. He can't. Time is running out for both of them...


  • Dates published: March 1994 and 1995
    Publishers: Little, Brown & Co and Warner
    Formats: Hardback and paperback
    ISBN's: 0-316-90798-7 and 0-7515-0768-7

    The hijack of an army weapons convoy in Northern Ireland; a severed head on the railings of London's Leicester Square, and a series of murders in Soho. Violence is on the increase throughout the British Isles. The old enemy, the IRA is responsible for some of it - but now there are new enemies that nobody in Britain knows how to deal with. Enemies who have codes of their own, a currency of their own, who already have Hong Kong wrapped up in their tentacles and who are now moving to Britain. They are the deadly Triad gangs, and their currency is in demand all over the world. It's called heroin...

    Sean Doyle knows all about violence. A member of the Counter Terrorist Unit, he's been after the IRA for years. And now, investigating the hijack of the weapons convoy, he finds a chance to infiltrate the organisation. He also makes other discoveries - the body of an IRA informer stuffed with smuggled heroin, and an IRA safe house full of Triads.

    The IRA, drugs and the Chinese. It doesn't add up. Only when Doyle connects it to the killings of the Chinese in London and Hong Kong does it make sense. The Triads are at war with each other, and one gang has the support of the IRA. But why? The carnage itself is only just the beginning - and will escalate to unheard-of heights unless Doyle can find the missing convoy of deadly ammunition...


  • Dates published: April 1995 and April 1996
    Publishers: Little, Brown & Co and Warner
    Formats: Hardback and paperback
    ISBN's: 0-316-90799-5 and 0-7515-0769-5

    Beth Parker returned home one day to find a nightmare on her doorstep - in the form of her younger sister Lucy.

    After the mysterious fire that killed their parents five years earlier, Lucy had disappeared from Beth's life in a twilight world of drugs and violence. But now she was back, needing somewhere to stay. There is no love lost between the sisters and the tense atmosphere is strained further by the repeated references to Beth's inability to bear children. Lucy knows how much it hurts - but she likes to hurt people. Perhaps that's why she carries a knife.

    But if Beth thought having Lucy to stay was a nightmare, having her gone was much, much worse. A tragic accident takes her away, but leaves a legacy behind. Lucy's child. And Beth's only chance at motherhood. But there are forces abroad that cannot permit what Beth sees as her right. Forces that will stop at nothing to prevent Beth from getting what she wants.

    And she wants Lucy's child...


  • Dates published: April 1996 and February 1997
    Publishers: Little, Brown & Co and Warner
    Formats: Hardback and paperback
    ISBN's: 0-316-90405-8 and 0-7515-0125-5

    Three suicides. Sudden and unexpected. One a surveyor, another an accountant, the third an architect. What has driven three ordinary men to such a desperate act? Chief Inspector James Talbot knows all about despair, but what he doesn't know is whether these three deaths are linked.

    Journalist Catherine Reed is convinced they are, but she is also concerned about a series of grave desecrations in Croydon Cemetery. Every grave belonged to a child. As she investigates these outrages, her brother discovers that a number of children at the school where he teaches appear to be exhibiting signs of abuse. Appalled, he calls in the police who swoop on houses in the area. It would appear that what everyone had feared is becoming a reality. A full-scale child abuse ring seems to be in operation.

    However, as this series of seemingly unrelated incidents begins to unfold, all concerned discover that the spectre of child abuse is merely the tip of a terrifying iceberg. As the race to discover the truth becomes increasingly more urgent, Catherine and Talbot find that something much darker could be responsible. Something which threatens not just sanity but life itself. The unthinkable is about to become the unspeakable...

    Psychological horror and edge-of-the-seat thriller collide in a powerfully disturbing and gripping pageturner. Nothing you have read before will prepare you for Stolen Angels...


  • Dates published: 1997 and 1998
    Publishers: Little, Brown & Co and Warner
    Formats: Hardback and paperback
    ISBN's: 0-316-90406-6 and 0-7515-0126-3

    'You know what bombs can do...'

    When Sean Doyle receives his first message from Robert Neville, he has only seven hours in which to save London - and the Northern Ireland peace process - from disaster.

    Neville is an explosives expert in the British Army, but peace in the Province has ripped a hole in his life. His demands are simple: to be re-united with his daughter, Lisa. His threats are terrifying: a series of bombs to be detonated in the centre of the capital every hour until he has the girl. Already responsible for a string of callous attacks on Irish public figures on both sides of the political divide, it's clear to all concerned that Neville is deadly serious. And Military Intelligence wants him stopped before the cease-fire is dealt a fatal blow.

    As a member of the Counter Terrorist Unit, Doyle knows his own days are numbered by the cessation of The Troubles. He's close to understanding Neville's mind - closer, in fact, than it is safe to be. Doyle also knows he could be signing his death warrant if he observes orders, but whatever the fighting has taken from him - it has not destroyed his duty to fight terrorism. It's his job.

    But this day's work has only just begun. Forced to toy with the life of an innocent girl and trust the words of a cold-hearted assassin, Doyle must find Neville before London is reduced to rubble - and before his own violent instincts propel him towards self-destruction...


  • Dates published: 1998 and 1999
    Publishers: Little, Brown & Co and Warner
    Formats: Hardback and paperback
    ISBN's: 0-316-90407-4 and 0-7515-2524-3

    Amy Watson hears the twisted morality of the masses every night on her London talk-radio show. Whenever their idle chat spills over into something more threatening, she flicks a switch and laughs: 'You're history.'

    Two prostitutes, a pimp, a drug addict and a tramp, have all been identically strangled in the city, and the phone lines are buzzing, Just as it seems a morally righteous serial killer is cleaning up the streets, an arson attack at a Camden hospice takes eleven patients to their deaths earlier than expected, and every atrocity becomes united by a chilling bond. Someone out there is not only very sick. They are killing the sick.

    Is the voice that warns Amy she is the next to die just another late-night loser? Why does she dread the man who has become her neighbour and, so easily, her lover? When Amy discovers she may have contracted breast cancer, her darkest fears are realised. She is now a target. She is no longer protected by a flicking switch. She's history...


  • Date published: 1999
    Publisher: Little, Brown & Co.
    Format: Hardback
    ISBN: 0-316-85368-2

    Lucy's Child
    Lucy was her sister's worst nightmare waiting to happen...

    After the mysterious death of their parents, Lucy had disappeared from Beth Parker's life into a twilight world of drugs and violence. But now she was back. Lucy likes to hurt people; perhaps that's why she carries a knife. But if Beth thought having Lucy around was a nightmare, having her gone is much, worse. A tragic accident takes her away, but leaves behind a terrifying legacy - Lucy's child.

    Slugs
    They slime, they ooze, they kill...

    One female slug can lay one and a half million eggs a year - a fact that holds terrifying consequences for the people of Merton. As the town basks in the summer heat, a new breed of slug is growing and multiplying. In the waist-high grass, in the dank, dark cellars, they are acquiring new tastes, new cravings. For blood and flesh...human flesh.


  • Dates published: 1999 and 2000
    Publishers: Macmillan and Pan
    Formats: Hardback and paperback
    ISBN's: 0-333-73599-4 and 0-330-37005-7

    Fame? Some people will go to any lengths to achieve it. Whether to be revered or reviled, the lure of notoriety is strong for those without it.

    When five-year-old Becky goes missing in a crowded shopping centre, it seems her mother's worst nightmare has come true. But Hailey Gibson's nightmares are only just beginning...

    After Becky is safely returned by Adam Walker, Hailey finds her initial gratitude turning to something more potent. With her marriage close to ruins, she is tempted to begin an affair with this likeable, attractive newcomer who rescued her child. Besides, Hailey wants revenge against her husband and his mistress. Revenge that may well see violent fruition with the help of a willing accomplice. And Walker seems entranced by her. Only too happy to please.

    But maybe he has his own agenda?

    Then, as she tries to end their budding relationship, Hailey begins to wonder if Adam could be responsible for the acts of minor vandalism committed against her home and family. Or is someone else seeking revenge? Someone else she has not yet encountered.

    When petty harassment turns to open violence, Hailey finds herself caught in a spiralling vortex of suffering and death. The truth, when it comes, will be shattering - forcing her to make the most horrendous decision of her life.

    Perhaps becoming part of the fulfilment of Warhol's prophecy...


  • Dates published: 25 August 2000 and 2001
    Publishers: Macmillan and Pan
    Formats: Hardback and paperback
    ISBN's: 0-333-73597-8 and 0-330-37004-9

    A new breed of criminal is loose on the streets. They are the future of crime, and the police seem powerless to stop them.

    Chased out of Jamaica by his rivals, Yardie leader 'Papa' Ernie Codling arrives in London determined to wipe out any competition. But his ambitions bring him into conflict with the capital's most powerful crimelord, William Parker. Though gang warfare seems inevitable, an unlikely and uneasy alliance is formed.

    Meanwhile, small-time villain Frank Newton gathers his men for one final robbery that will bring them the financial security they all dream of. Once the job is completed, however, they discover that their haul belongs to Parker. They assume their days are numbered - till Parker makes them a surprise offer.

    In return for their lives they must eliminate the merciless Yardie who is carving such a bloody swathe through the city underworld. With no choice but to agree, and constantly hunted by an obsessive and vengeful police officer, they must risk their lives in pursuit of the money and freedom they so badly need.

    To Newton and his men, the Yardies represent a savage and ruthless future in which they themselves have no place. Their two criminal worlds are now doomed to collide. And when that happens, the streets will run red with blood...


  • Dates published: 10 August 2001 and 2002
    Publishers: Macmillan and Pan
    Formats: Hardback and paperback
    ISBN's: 0-333-73723-7 and 0-330-37052-9

    A gang of kids from an overcrowded council estate is running riot on the streets. Break-ins, car theft, vandalism - these under-age criminals know they can continue without fear of lawful retribution. The neighbourhood police are at their wits' end, while terror, hatred and frustration have become part of life for local residents. Then, just when it seems things can get no worse, the gang turns its full attention on Shelby House, a nearby old people's home.

    The supervisor, Veronica (Ronni) Porter, her two staff, and the nine elderly residents in their care become sitting targets as the youngsters mount a hate campaign involving abusive mail, obscene graffiti and shattered windows. As their intimidation escalates, Ronni's own father is dragged into the horror when, disturbed by a burglary inside his own home, he is mercilessly beaten into a coma.

    Apparently helpless, and unable to count on police protection, Shelby House's senior citizens make a fateful decision. Summoning up all their courage and guile, these seemingly easy victims plan their own campaign of retribution. And when the young thugs launch their most violent attack yet, Ronni finds herself trapped between two equally determined and ruthless forces... in a conflict escalating towards an unimaginable and nightmarish outcome.


  • Dates published: 1 August 2002 and 3 April 2003
    Publisher: Time Warner Books
    Formats: Hardback and paperback
    ISBN's: 0-316-86075-1 and 0-7515-3308-4

    For fifteen years Christopher Ward has known only success as a writer. Fame, money and recognition have been his. Now though, the good times are over. These days, no one even wants to publish his work. Struggling to complete a new novel, Ward finds himself sucked into a vicious spiral: the further into the book he gets, the harder it becomes; the harder it becomes, the quicker he slides towards depression and alcoholism.

    Then the incidents begin. Strange, unexplainable events that combine to push Ward to the very edge of sanity. How is it that he rarely works and yet, day after day, he finds whole chapters of his novel completed? He has no memory of what has been written. He isn't even sure if he is the one who has written it. But if it isn't him, then who is it?

    And what of the things he sees at night? Are they dreams or apparitions? Alone in his house, and within the decaying confines of his mind, Ward struggles to make sense of what is happening around him. His memory is going, that much he sure of. But if he can write in this state, what else can he do? What might he be capable of?

    As a writer Ward has always explored the darker side of the human mind. It appears the time has come for him to experience that darkness for real. But when the final revelations begin, Ward finds there are depths even he would rather not discover: his descent leading to a truth more terrifying than anything dredged from the most twisted imagination...


  • Date published: 2003
    Publisher: Time Warner Paperbacks
    Format: Paperback
    ISBN: 0-7515-3500-1

    Captives
    The murders had been savage and apparently motiveless. Carbon copies of killings committed years earlier and by men currently incarcerated in one of Britain's top maximum security prisons. How could this be? Detective Frank Gregson must find the answers. Answers that will bring him into conflict with two very dangerous men...

    Breeding Ground
    Deep in the dirty sewers of London there is a Breeding Ground... The slugs have come back... But now they bring a new horror - a plague which spreads insanity and death, transforming its victims into grotesque, crazed killers...


  • Date published: 2 August 2007
    Publisher: Time Warner Paperbacks
    Format: Paperback
    ISBN: 0-7515-4022-6


  • Date published: 2003
    Publisher: Time Warner Paperbacks
    Format: Paperback
    ISBN: 0-7515-3500-1

    Death Day
    Four hundred years ago, a woman died in agony to keep the secret of a golden disk and went to her grave with it hung around her neck. Now, in a desolate graveyard, a workman has unearthed the amulet by chance and decides to keep it. His first mistake... wherever the amulet is found, ancient evil - hideous, powerful and vile - is once again reborn.

    Renegades
    Immortality - the ultimate secret. David Callahan needs to find the answer - he's being tracked down by hired killers... In a race against time, a trail of violence and terror leads from a desecrated church in France, to London, and on to Ireland where modern terrorism battles against ancient powers and a terrible secret is revealed...


  • Dates published: 7 August 2003 and 4 March 2005
    Publisher: Time Warner Books
    Formats: Hardback and paperback
    ISBN: 0-316-860778-0 and 0-7515-3587-7

    A serial child killer. A couple tens of thousands of pounds in debt. And a young girl with a mysterious, terrifying illness...

    When the body of a boy is discovered on the shores of Kingsfield reservoir, Detective Inspector Alan Fielding knows he is up against it. Like the killer's previous two victims, there is no sign of violence, no fingerprints left behind, nothing but two small puncture marks where the overdose of heroin was injected. Whoever is carrying out the attacks is careful, methodical and clever. Fielding is frantic to find the killer before another child is taken...

    In a run down house on a nearby estate, Nikki Reed knows only too well what the ominous knock on the front door means - the loan sharks want their money back, and they don't get it, they're going to get nasty. But Nikki and her husband Jeff can't pay up... Until Nikki's brother John comes up with a dangerous and high-risk scheme that could make all of them rich...

    Roma Todd's relationship with record company boss David is rife with deceit and deception, but the one thing that holds them together is their daughter Kirsten. And though Kirsten may seem like any other child, she suffers from an extraordinary illness, one that without her medication can unleash a bizarre and deadly trail of horror...

    All desperate people running out of time. When their worlds collide, there'll be hell to pay...


  • Date published: 1 April 2004
    Publisher: Time Warner Paperbacks
    Format: Paperback
    ISBN: 0-7515-3647-4

    Relics
    When a hidden chamber filled with the skulls of children is found by an archaeological dig, the discovery triggers a series of murders in which the victims are horrifically mutilated. Something evil is waiting. Something monstrous is loose...

    Spawn
    Released from the mental hospital where he has spent all his adult life, Harold Pierce is given a job as a hospital porter. But that job involves the disposal of aborted foetuses, something which brings back nightmare memories of Harold's accidental killing of his baby brother years before...

    Shadows
    In Oxford and Paris, psychic investigators are attempting to probe forbidden areas of the mind. In New York, writer David Blake is studying the methods of miracle healer Jonathan Mathias. Driven by their own desperate motives, these researchers are about to unlock Pandora's Box - to unleash the horrifying forces of destruction hidden deep within us all...


  • Date published: 2004
    Publisher: Time Warner Paperbacks
    Format: Paperback
    ISBN: 0-7515-3646-6

    Purity
    A morally righteous serial killer seems to be cleaning up the streets - two prostitutes, a pimp, a drug addict and a tramp have all been strangled. But the violence escalates and when London radio talk-show host Amy Watson is phoned on air to be told she's the next to die she is no longer protected by being able to flick the off switch and say to an unwelcome caller - you're history. She might be history herself...

    Deadhead
    A sickening series of murders in London have left five homeless kids mutilated, and the captial is in shock. Then Nick Ryan, private detective, is sent a video of his own daughter and her masked, male captors. He begins a desperate, obsessive hunt for her, but time is running out for both of them...


  • Dates published: 1 July 2004 and 17 March 2005
    Publisher: Time Warner Books
    Formats: Hardback and paperback
    ISBN: 0-316-72593-5 and 0-7515-3522-2

    It was to be a routine job. Matt Franklin and his companions would rob the Securicor van. Simple. Until the job turned into a nightmare. Two of his men are shot dead and another is fatally wounded. But who is trying to wipe them out, killing not just them but their families too? How are the Government and the British army implicated? What lurks within a secret research establishment in the English countryside? Franklin has to find out. Finally, the only one left alive, he tires of being the prey and decides to become the hunter.

    His quest will bring him into conflict with forces he cannot begin to imagine or understand, but he is driven by a need for revenge that overrides his fear.

    Aided by a desperate detective, Franklin becomes embroiled in a series of events that lead to a terrifying climax in the London Underground, where he comes face to face with the answers he has sought.

    Like all of us, Franklin was told monsters don't exist. He's about to find out that someone was lying...


  • Dates published: 4 August 2005, 23 March 2006 and 7 December 2006
    Publishers: Time Warner Books and Orbit
    Formats: Hardback and paperback
    ISBN: 0-316-725592-7, 0-7515-3523-0 and 978-1-84149-641-2

    Imagine your worst fear. A fear that eats away at you - a fear of death, of illness, of needles, of fire. Even of feelings themselves.

    The people in the small Derbyshire town of Roxton know what it's like to live in fear but some of them have no choice.

    In London, Emma Tate has lived with her owns fears for more than two years. Her job is in jeopardy, her parents have been killed in a car crash that she blames herself for, her husband's business is failing. Emma's life is collapsing around her.

    Seeking some kind of respite, Emma, her husband and two of their friends hope to find some temporary peace in a luxury house in the countryside close to Roxton. But Emma and her companions have secrets that are best kept hidden. During the course of their stay they will discover things about themselves and about each other that will bring undreamed-of horrors...

    Roxton is a place of secrets. What was the reason for the closure of the mine that had been the life-blood of the town? What riddles are hidden in the stained glass of the church? What mysterious force is at large? Emma's desire to uncover these things will lead her and her companions into a nightmare from which there will be no waking and to a meeting with their own most twisted and vile desires...


  • Date published: 1 June 2006
    Publisher: Time Warner Paperbacks
    Format: Paperback
    ISBN: 0-7515-3780-2


  • Date published: 2 August 2007
    Publisher: Orbit
    Format: Paperback
    ISBN: 1-8414-9644-8


  • Date published: 3 August 2006
    Publisher: Orbit
    Format: Hardback
    ISBN: 0-8414-9432-1

    Is it true that creative people who have been given great gifts by God have to pay a terrible price for them?

    Giacomo Cassano, a thirteenth century writer and philosopher, thought so. He held other beliefs too. Beliefs that the Catholic Church found so abhorrent they had Cassano blinded and his tongue cut out to silence him forever.

    # However, Cassano's teachings have now reached across the centuries. Bestselling biographer Megan Hunter's new book about Cassano looks set to be as successful as her other books about Caravaggio and Cassano's contemporary and pupil, Dante. But as she embarks on a publicity tour, Megan finds her book attracting attention for the wrong reasons when her editor is found horrifically murdered.

    For Detective Inspector David Birch, the murder is puzzling. There is no evidence of forced entry. No fingerprints. Nothing to link another human being with the death. The crime scene divulges only a destroyed copy of Megan's book about Cassano. Pieces of her book are everywhere, along with the pulverized pages of the latest blockbuster by horror writer John Paxton.

    Logic dictates that the police establish whether there are any links between the two writers, but DI Birch begins to suspect there is more evidence elsewhere. Somewhere not normally connected with murder investigations. As he sifts through the meagre evidence and struggles with the mounting death toll, he begins to find links he could never have imagined. Secrets he would never have dreamed of and answers beyond not just belief but sanity itself...


    Date published: 2 August 2007
    Publisher: Orbit
    Format: Paperback
    ISBN: 1-8414-9435-7


  • Dates published: 2 August 2007 and 2 October 2008
    Publisher: Orbit
    Formats: Hardback and paperback
    ISBN's: 1=8414-9433-3 and 1-8414-9436-4

    When investigative journalist Nick Pearson is sent to Darworth in Hertfordshire, he finds a town divided. A steady influx of foreign immigrants has led to racial tension and open hostily and violence. The African newcomers are particularly targeted, regular victims of vandalism and even fire-bombing.

    The Africans seem unwilling to fight back, until the arrival of a mysterious, powerful man who many of them know - and fear. Nick begins to wonder if there might be some kind of connection between this newcomer and the desecration of a local cemetery - an event followed by the disappearance of a number of corpses and a series of bizarre, ritualistic murders. In each case, the victims bear the same marks on their bodies. Scars that Nick has seen before, five years earlier in Africa.

    As local police attempt to prevent open racial warfare, Nick conducts his own investigation. What he discovers is almost beyond belief. As Nick tries to convince the police that what he's saying is the truth, the death toll mounts and the horror threatens to engulf the town.

    Ancient religion and modern prejudice are about to collide, and when they do, there may be no survivors.

    At least not human ones...


  • Date published: 5 June 2008
    Publisher: Orbit
    Format: Paperback
    ISBN: 1-8414-9645-6


  • Date published: 2 October 2008
    Publisher: Orbit
    Format: Hardback
    ISBN: 1-8414-9434-8

    Wounded. Exhausted. Losing blood. The figure in the mask stumbles through the streets. Closing in are others in masks but they don't stumble, they stalk. They carry machetes, clubs and knives. And they know how to use them. They've killed before and they're going to kill again. Who is kidnapping seemingly random victims and then slaughtering them in an elaborate game of cat and mouse? And why are these murders being streamed over the internet? Watching the horror unfold at New Scotland Yard is Detective Inspector Joe Chapman and his team. Chapman searches for clues, hints - anything that might tell him where and when this savage hunt is happening. He'd give anything to know. He'd give almost anything to stop them. Unfortunately for DI Chapman, 'almost' anything might not be enough...


    Date published: 1 October 2009
    Publisher: Orbit
    Format: Paperback
    ISBN: 1-8414-9437-2


  • Dates published: 1 October 2009 and 7 October 2010
    Publisher: Orbit
    Formats: Hardback and paperback
    ISBN's: 1-8414-9765-7 and 1-8414-9766-5

    Almost beaten to death by a gang of violent teenagers, schoolmaster Peter Mason wants nothing more than to escape the simmering violence of London, his broken marriage and the memories of his daughter's death. The perfect chance comes in the form of a position at a prestigious boarding school in the heart of the Buckinghamshire countryside. But the past is always lurking in the background. Not just his own past but that of the school and its former staff. Mason becomes obsessed with discovering what became of his predecessor. The man's mysterious disappearance remains unexplained, leaving a chilling legacy behind. Mason finds that there are strange events occurring at the school - violent and sinister events that have happened before and will, if he cannot stop them, happen again ...


  • Date published: 7 October 2010
    Publisher: Orbit
    Format: Hardback
    ISBN: 1-8414-9764-9

    He sucked in a deep breath full of that strange smell he couldn't identify. He trailed his hands across the satin beneath him and to both sides of him and, when he raised his hands, above him too. He knew why it was so dark. He understood why he could see nothing. He realized why he was lying down. He was in a coffin. A distraught couple thinks you've killed their daughter and they want a confession. If you say you did it, they'll kill you. If you say you didn't, they'll leave you to die. It seems hopeless but there is one way out...What would you do?


    Date published: 5 May 2011
    Publisher: Orbit
    Format: Paperback
    ISBN: 1-8414-9763-0