peter-straub
Peter Straub is an American author of horror novels and poetry. He has won the Bram Stoker Award, World Fantasy Award, and International Horror Guild Award. Peter is the son of a salesman and a nurse. His parents wanted him to become an athlete, a doctor or a minister; all he wanted to do was learn how to read, and he soon did. But soon after, he was hit by a car in a near-death experience and had to undergo surgeries, take a year off school and spend time as a wheelchair. This only led to him reading more. Years later, he would attend the University of Wisconsin and earn his English degree with honours. A year later, he got his MA at Columbia.

Peter Straub made his debut as a published author in 1972 with the poetry collection Ishmael. His first novel, Marriages, was the next year. Below is a list of Peter Straub’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Talisman Books


The Talisman(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Black House(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Blue Rose Books


Koko(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mystery(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Throat(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blue Rose(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Juniper Tree(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Criminal Records Books


Pork Pie Hat(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Marriages(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Julia(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
If You Could See Me Now(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ghost Story(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shadowland(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Floating Dragon(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The General's Wife(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Under Venus(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hellfire Club(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mr. X(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lost Boy Lost Girl(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In the Night Room(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Dark Matter(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas


Mrs God(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Special Place(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ballad of Ballard and Sandrine(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Buffalo Hunter(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Perdido(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Ishmael(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Open Air(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Houses Without Doors(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ghosts(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Magic Terror(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Little Blue Book of Rose Stories(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
5 Stories(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Interior Darkness(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies


Peter Straub's Ghosts(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Poe's Children(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
American Fantastic Tales(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conjunctions: 39, The New Wave Fabulists(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Graphic Novels


Ashputtle(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Talisman, Vol. 1: The Road of Trials(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Green Woman(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Sides(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The Talisman series was written with Stephen King. The Talisman, Vol. 1: The Road of Trials was written with Stephen King. The Green Woman was co-authored with Michael Easton. The New Wave Fabulists was edited with Bradford Morrow. Julia was also published as Full Circle.

If You Like Peter Straub Books, You’ll Love…

Peter Straub Synopsis: Lost Boy Lost Girl is a standalone title by Peter Straub. After a woman commits suicide for reasons unknown, her 15 year-old son, Mark Underhill, disappears. His uncle, novelist Timothy Underhill, searches his hometown of Millhaven for clues that might help solve this horrible double mystery. He soon learns that a pedophilic murderer is on the loose in the area, 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. Not simply an empty building, the house 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 biggest secret: a ghostly lost girl who may have coaxed the needy, suggestible boy into her mysterious domain.


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