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 Blue Rose Trilogy Books

Koko (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mystery (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Throat (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Juniper Tree and Other Blue Rose Stories (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Criminal Records Books

Publication Order of Talisman Books

(with Stephen King)

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Marriages (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Julia / Full Circle (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
If You Could See Me Now (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ghost Story (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shadowland (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Floating Dragon (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The General's Wife (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Under Venus (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Hellfire Club (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mr. X (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lost Boy Lost Girl (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
In The Night Room (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Skylark (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Dark Matter (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Skylark is an earlier, much longer version of A Dark Matter.

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Mrs. God (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Ghost Village (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fee (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mr. Clubb and Mr. Cuff (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Special Place (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Ballad of Ballard and Sandrine (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Buffalo Hunter (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Perdido (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Process (is a Process All Its Own) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Ishmael (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Open Air (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Leeson Park and Belsize Square (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Houses Without Doors (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Horror Writers Association Presents Peter Straub's Ghosts (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Magic Terror (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Little Blue Book of Rose Stories (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
5 Stories (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Interior Darkness (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

The Talisman: Road of Trials (With: Stephen King,Tony Shasteen) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Green Woman (With: Michael Easton) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Publication Order of Shivers Books

(with Stephen King, Bev Vincent, Brian Hodge, Al Sarrantonio, Lisa Tuttle, Glen Hirshberg, Richard T. Chizmar, Blake Crouch, Richard Thomas, Wayne Allen Sallee, David B. Silva, Melanie Tem, Robert Morrish, Brian James Freeman, Scott Nicholson, Brian Keene, Kealan Patrick Burke, Nate Southard, Norman Prentiss, Jay Bonansinga, Jack Kilborn, Alan Ryan)

Shivers (By: Richard T. Chizmar) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shivers II (By: Richard T. Chizmar) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shivers III (By: Richard T. Chizmar) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shivers VI (With: Stephen King,Bev Vincent,Brian Hodge,Al Sarrantonio,Lisa Tuttle,Glen Hirshberg,Richard T. Chizmar,Blake Crouch,Richard Thomas,Wayne Allen Sallee,David B. Silva,Melanie Tem,Robert Morrish,Brian James Freeman,Scott Nicholson,Brian Keene,Kealan Patrick Burke,Nate Southard,Norman Prentiss,Jay Bonansinga,Jack Kilborn,Alan Ryan) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shivers VII (By: Richard T. Chizmar) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

Fear Itself: The Horror Fiction of Stephen King(1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cutting Edge(1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Horror Factor 7(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Picador Book of the New Gothic(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Best New Horror 2(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Fourth Annual Collection(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fourth Annual Collection(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Best New Horror 4(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Giant Book of Terror(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Black Thorn, White Rose(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Year's 25 Finest Crime and Mystery Stories 1996(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dark Terrors(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dark Terrors 2(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Murder on the Run(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 10(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dark Terrors 5(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
October Dreams(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, #11(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Opening Shots, Vol. II(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Wavedancer Benefit: A Tribute to Frank Muller(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Poe's Children(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best of Cemetery Dance II(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2010(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shivers VI(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Darkness: Two Decades of Modern Horror(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hint Fiction(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Happily Ever After(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Rage Against the Night(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Four(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best Horror of the Year Volume 4(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Circus: Fantasy Under the Big Top(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ghosts: Recent Hauntings(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Bad Seeds: Evil Progeny(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
xo Orpheus(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mister October, Volume II(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Turn Down the Lights(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Best New Horror #26(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Monstrous(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Beauty of Death(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Detours(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Nine(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best American Mystery Stories 2017(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Beauty of Death, Vol. 2(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mythic Journeys: Retold Myths and Legends(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dark Screams: Volume Three(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Voices in the Dark(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

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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