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
Mystery (1990)Description / Buy at
The Throat (1993)Description / Buy at
The Juniper Tree and Other Blue Rose Stories (2010)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Criminal Records Books

Publication Order of Talisman Books

(with Stephen King)

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

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

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

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

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

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

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

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

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Publication Order of Anthologies

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

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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