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Straub, Peter 1943-

Works: 278 works in 1,505 publications in 22 languages and 57,884 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Horror fiction  Psychological fiction  Paranormal fiction  Fantasy fiction  Short stories  Suspense fiction  Horror tales  Detective and mystery fiction  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Narrator, Commentator, Translator, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Interviewer, Illustrator
Classifications: PS3569.T6914, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Peter Straub
Black house : a novel by Stephen King( Book )

127 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 5,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Sawyer, a retired homicide detective living in rural Wisconsin, doesn't remember his boyhood journey into the parallel universe called the Territories. Jack is recruited to help find a brutal serial killer who is stalking the region and whose methods resemble those of Albert Fish who committed murders thirty years earlier, but is there an even more malignant force at work?
The talisman by Stephen King( Book )

132 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 4,960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a brisk autumn day, a twelve-year-old boy stands on the shores of the gray Atlantic, near a silent amusement park and a fading ocean resort called the Alhambra. The past has driven Jack Sawyer here: his father is gone, his mother is dying, and the world no longer makes sense. But for Jack everything is about to change. For he has been chosen to make a journey back across America--and into another realm
Lost boy, lost girl : a novel by Peter Straub( Book )

28 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The suicide of a woman and the disappearance of her teenage son, Mark, draws the boy's uncle, Timothy Underhill, back to his hometown of Millhaven, where his investigation uncovers a neighborhood haunted by a serial killer
Ghost story by Peter Straub( Book )

65 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 2,623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In life, not every sin goes unpunished. 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. In a seedy motel in Florida, a young man holds captive a little girl in a soiled pink dress. He is anxious, tormented, introspective. She is calm, passive, strangely detached. She says her name is Angie Maule
A dark matter : a novel by Peter Straub( Book )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 2,501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old friends try to come to grips with the darkness of the past--a secret ritual that left behind a gruesomely dismembered body--and find themselves face-to-face with the evil they helped create
In the night room : a novel by Peter Straub( Book )

28 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Willy Patrick finds her life intersecting with that of a stranger, Timothy Underhill, when she experiences an eerie event involving the death of her daughter and Timothy receives communications from dead people he had known in his youth
The Hellfire Club by Peter Straub( Book )

44 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Connecticut, a publisher's wife is taken hostage by a suspected killer making a getaway. The man, Dick Dart, was arrested as a suspect in the knifing death of four divorcees in their bedroom. He is intuitive and clever and Nora Chancel, who previously led the life of a bored housewife, can only stay alive by feeding his ego and outwitting him without seeming to do so. Over the next 10 days she grows in stature and courage. By the author of Ghost Story
Koko by Peter Straub( Book )

66 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 13 languages and held by 2,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Koko. Only four men knew what it meant. Now they must stop it. They were Vietnam vets -- a doctor, a lawyer, a working stiff, and a writer. They were as different as men could be. Yet all of them were eternally bound by a single shattering secret. Now, they have been reunited and are about to embark on a quest that will take from Washington, D.C., to the graveyards and fleshpots of the Far East to the human jungle of New York, hunting someone from the past who has risen from the darkness to kill and kill and kill
The throat by Peter Straub( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and Turkish and held by 2,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tim Underhill comes back to his hometown to investigate the murder of a childhood friend's wife
Mystery by Peter Straub( Book )

30 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A near-fatal traffic accident and a resulting obsession with death drive Tom Pasmore to join his neighbor, famous retired detective Lamont von Heilitz, in investigating two very different murders
Mister X : a novel by Peter Straub( Book )

27 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A son searches for his father before the father kills him in this spooky novel. The protagonist, jazz singer Ned Dunstant of Illinois, learns about his father from his mother on her deathbed. The father is a psychopathic killer with supernatural powers who considers his son a deadly danger
Floating dragon by Peter Straub( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic tale of supernatural horror from the acclaimed author of Koko, The Talisman and Mr X. Now reissued in a new cover style. 'Floating Dragon racks you with suspense! Straub is a master at having whole communities rocked by the forces of wickedness.' Observer The terrors afflicting the sleepy town of Hampstead, Connecticut, were beyond imagination. Sparrows dropping dead from the trees like rotten fruit, disfiguring diseases spreading like wildfire, inexplicable murders and child drownings shattering the lives of the citizens -- never can such a list of horrors have afflicted one town. But the evil madness had a long history. A catastrophe had struck Hampstead every thirty years since its foundation 300 years before -- yet only Graham Williams, a writer and descendant of one of the original founders, had looked into the 'black summers' and their mysterious origins. When he discovers that descendants of the three other original settlers are back living in the town, he knows it will be the blackest summer yet!
Houses without doors by Peter Straub( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 1,703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of short fiction--including outstanding early stories, new pieces, and two never-before-published novellas--features "Mrs. God," "The Buffalo Hunter," and other works
Magic terror : seven tales by Peter Straub( Book )

25 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in English and German and held by 1,546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of horror fiction includes "Bunny is Good Bread," in which a future serial killer's childhood is portrayed; "Hunger," narrated by the pompous ghost of a serial killer; and the award-winning novella, "Mr. Clubb and Mr. Cuff."
American fantastic tales : terror and the uncanny from Poe to the pulps( Book )

29 editions published in 2009 in English and Italian and held by 1,488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains forty-four classics of fantasy fiction, including selections from Washington Irving, Willa Cather, Kate Chopin, H.P. Lovecraft, and others
Shadowland by Peter Straub( Book )

36 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two apprentices studying under a master magician spend a season residing in a dark house located in the deep recesses of the Vermont forest. Learning secrets best left unlearned, they enter a world of incalculable evil and terror. Only one of them will survive the ordeal
Poe's children : the new horror : an anthology by Peter Straub( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of modern horror fiction features tales from twenty-five masters of the genre, with such selections as Stephen King's "The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet," Dan Chaon's "The Bees," and Peter Straub's "Little Red's Tango."
Mrs. God by Peter Straub( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There was always talk of a hidden secret in Esswood's past, and the Seneschal children were often so pale and sickly, but don't all English manor houses have a few ghost stories to call their own? When Professor William Standish receives the rare honor of an Esswood Fellowship, he is thrilled beyond his wildest ambitions. But something seems slightly off at Esswood House. He hears faint laughter in the halls, the pitter-pattering of small feet in the night; strange faces appear in the windows of the library, and there are those giant dollhouses in the basement
Black House : [a novel] by Stephen King( Recording )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Sawyer, who traveled to a parallel universe to save his mother and is now a retired homicide detective, helps a Wisconsin policeman track down a serial killer, who abducts and murders children
Interior darkness : selected stories by Peter Straub( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories from the past twenty-five years includes "Mr. Club and Mr. Cuff," "The Ballad of Ballard and Sandrine," and "Blue Rose."
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Black house : a novel
Alternative Names
Peter Straub Amerikaans schrijver

Peter Straub amerikansk författare

Peter Straub amerikansk skribent

Peter Straub écrivain américain

Peter Straub scrittore statunitense

Peter Straub US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Starub, Peter Francis

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Straub, Peter Francis 1943-

Straub, Pieter 1943-

Straub, Piter.

Straub, Piter 1943-

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Питър Строб американски писател

Пітер Страуб

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The talismanLost boy, lost girl : a novelGhost storyA dark matter : a novelIn the night room : a novelThe Hellfire ClubKokoThe throat