Anna is mysterious and beautiful, so much so that clairvoyant Harry Erskine breaks propriety and asks her out to lunch at his godfather’s wake. When his godmother, Marjorie Greaves, reveals the strange behaviour of her recently-deceased husband, Max, Harry and Anna offer to investigate the strange jar that has been locked away in the turret. Harry soon learns that Anna is not all that she seems, and little can prepare him for the power of the Forty Thieves, the most potent genie in the history of Persia.
Racing against time, Harry, Anna and Professor Qualt must work together to prevent an unexpected enemy from opening the jar and unleashing the ancient and prevailing djinn on an unsuspecting world.
Graham Masterton’s terrifying 1977 novel is republished by Telos Publishing in a brand new edition, complete with an exclusive introduction by the author.
‘Graham Masterton is one of the few true masters of the horror genre.’ – James Herbert
204pp. B-format paperback novel.
Published 2 September 2010
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Graham Masterton was born in Edinburgh on 16 January 1946. After finishing his education at the Whitgift School in Croydon, he worked for the Crawley Observer as a cub reporter. In 1967 applied to work for the Daily Telegraph, but was turned down. He then went to his uncle, who worked on the Evening Standard, and was turned down again due to lack of experience. A day later, his girlfriend suggested trying a new magazine called Mayfair. He applied and was hired. As it turned out, he ended up doing virtually everything: writing the headlines, copy editing, typography – training that resulted in him being able to write about anything at short notice.
After three years, he moved over to the UK edition of Penthouse. The publishers had just started an American edition, which led to Masterton visiting New York on a regular basis, getting to know the American publishers. With the support of those publishers he started writing sex instruction books.
In 1975 he turned to horror. His first novel was The Manitou, which was an instant hit, selling half-a-million copies in six months, and was filmed with Tony Curtis playing the lead role. He followed that success with a stream of further titles. In the ’80s he diversified into writing historical sagas, thrillers, even movie tie-ins.
Nowadays he continues to write horror novels but after spending five years living in Cork, in Ireland, he has developed a bestselling series of crime novels featuring Detective Superintendent Katie Maguire.