Shaun Hutson

The Godfather of Gore
Without doubt the UK's greatest horror writer today. A compelling back list of titles and new novels coming, place Shaun at the apex of Horror writing in the UK today.
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Born and brought up in Hertfordshire, Shaun Hutson now lives and writes in Buckinghamshire where he has lived since 1986. After being expelled from school, he worked at many jobs, including a cinema doorman, a barman, and a shop assistant - all of which he was sacked from - before becoming a professional author in 1983.

He has since written over 30 bestselling novels as well as writing for radio, magazines and television. Shaun has also written exclusively for the Internet, a short story entitled RED STUFF and an interactive story, SAVAGES..

Having made his name as a horror author with bestsellers such as SPAWN, EREBUS, RELICS and DEATHDAY (acquiring the nicknames 'The Godfather of Gore' and 'The Shakespeare of Gore' in the process) he has since produced a number of very dark urban thrillers such as LUCY'S CHILD, STOLEN ANGELS, WHITE GHOST and PURITY.  At one time, Shaun Hutson was published under no fewer than six pseudonyms , writing everything from Westerns to non-fiction.

Hobbies include cinema (he has seen over 10,000 films in the last 20 years and cites director Sam Peckinpah as his biggest influence), rock music and slumping in front of the TV.

Reformed alcoholic, Shaun was diagnosed by a psychiatrist as having mildly psychotic tendencies. He is extremely unsociable and used to shoot pistols for a hobby (four perfect qualifications for being a novelist, really.)

Shaun has appeared on and presented a number of TV shows over the years. He has lectured to the Oxford Students Union. He has appeared on stage with heavy-metal rock band Iron Maiden 13 times and received death threats on a number of occasions due to his work.

His work is particularly popular in prison libraries.


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They slime, the ooze, they kill...
One female slug can lay one and half million eggs a year- a fact which holds terrifying consequences for the people of Merton. As the town basks in the summer heat, a new breed of slug is growing and multiplying. In the waist-high grass, in the dank, dark cellars they are acquiring new tastes, new cravings. For blood. For flesh. Human

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London is gripped by the bloodiest outbreak of gang warfare ever seen.
Shootings in the street, kidnappings, bombs and car chases have become commonplace. The gutters are running red with blood and the Police are powerless to stop it.

Frank Harrison had ruled gangland unopposed for more than two years and yet someone is out to wipe him and his men from the face of the earth. Who and why? The answer, when it comes, will test not just Harrison's courage but his sanity too. For him, there is only one way
to fight back against an enemy he can barely believe he faces. So, into this world of violence, corruption, madness and death comes the Assassin. A force more powerful than vengeance, more lethal than a lorry full of high velocity weapons and more terrifying than any

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During an archaeological dig, a hidden chamber filled with the skulls of children is discovered. At first glance they seem to have been there for thousands of years but closer examination reveals a more shocking secret.

The opening of the chamber triggers a series of horrific murders, each victim mutilated and their entrails used to form a different letter of the alphabet. Who is behind this outrage? And how is it linked to a subterranean chamber thousands of years old?

Inspector Stephen Wallace must unmask this crazed killer. Is it the sadistic thug responsible for organising a series of barbaric dog fights? The mysterious recluse who holds Black Mass orgies for drug addicted teenagers? Or is it, in fact, something much worse? An evil so old, so vile and so powerful that it threatens to engulf everyone who
comes near it.

For Wallace, and possibly for the whole human race, time is running out fast.
Something evil is waiting. Something monstrous is loose...
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As a member of the Counter Terrorist Unit, Sean Doyle thought he'd seen it all.
Every violent act, every depraved action man could perpetrate against man but he is to discover that there are much worse things in this world than even he has encountered.

Tracking a group of renegade terrorists from London to the Republic of Ireland, Doyle and his partner must discover who is funding these men and why. What he discovers is beyond even his experience and threatens
not just his life but his sanity too.

The trail of terror leads not just across Britain but to France as well where the monstrous deeds of a murderer who died four hundred years earlier still cast a dark and horrific shadow.

In the grisly frames of a stained glass window taken from the home of this vile killer lay the secret sought by so many for so long. The secret of immortality. And one man will stop at nothing to get it.

Sean Doyle is about to meet that man. Modern terrorism meets Medieval madness in a jaw-dropping climax that will make the living envy the dead...

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Harold Pierce didn't mean to kill his baby brother all those years ago.
He didn't intend to incinerate him in a fire but he did and he has spent most of his adult life in a psychiatric hospital because of that.
Upon release he is given a job as a hospital porter but that job involves the burning of aborted foetuses and the memories of what happened to his brother begin to torment Harold.

In the small town where he lives the terror is mounting because of the escape from prison of psychopath Paul Harvey. Within days of his escape a horrifying series of murders begins but there is much worse to
come. Pierce and Harvey, both disturbed and guarding terrible secrets, are about to unleash a terror beyond belief...
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Beware the golden disk – it brings decay…destruction…death

Four hundred years ago, a woman died in agony to keep its secret and went to her grave with it hung around her neck. Now, in a desolate graveyard, a woman has unearthed the amulet by chance and decides to
keep it. His first mistake…

That night the village of Medford is plunged into a nightmare of terror by the discovery of a double murder and mutilation – the first in a series of shocking killings. Wherever the amulet is found, ancient evil – hideous, powerful and vile – is once again reborn…

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After the brutal murder of their young daughter, Sue and John Hackett retreat to the small, peaceful town of Hinkston. But Hinkston isn't peaceful anymore. It's being torn apart by a series of horrific unexplained murders. And it holds a fateful 50-year-old secret.

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Lucy's Child

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The tense atmosphere Beth’s sister causes when she comes to stay is strained further by Lucy’s references to Beth’s inability to conceive.

When Lucy has a fatal accident, she leaves the legacy of her child, providing Beth’s only chance of motherhood.
But forces are bent on Beth remaining childless.

"Britain's greatest living horror author."
—Dark Side

"An expert in the art of keeping the reader turning the pages."
—Time Out

"Hutson writes grippingly."
—SFX Magazine

'The one that writes what others only dare imagine.' SUNDAY TIMES


“When you have eliminated the impossible whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth...” Arthur Conan Doyle

On the banks of the river Thames a massive new building is being completed. A stunning creation of glass and concrete that will be a new landmark on London's skyline. And people are dying because of it...

Dozens of mysterious unexplained accidents have claimed the lives of workmen during the construction and journalist Jessica Anderson is convinced that the owner of the building, a billionaire Russian businessman, knows more about the accidents than he is revealing.

Enlisting the help of a former colleague, Jess tries to investigate the shadowy industrialist but finds that far harder than she imagined.
Protected by a private security force and cocooned by his entourage, this powerful man proves to be as elusive as anyone she has ever known.
He values his privacy and seems willing to go to any ends to protect it. But what is he hiding?

As she delves into his background she discovers that one of his ancestors lived in London during the 1930's on the same site where the Crystal Tower was constructed and death and destruction surrounded that ancestor too. Is there a link between these two men? Jess is convinced
there is and when a series of horrific attacks and murders take place, perpetrated against men who want to stop the Russians next building project, she finds herself plunged into a maelstrom of fear and events that threaten not just her life but her very sanity...

Something from the darkest reaches of myth and superstition has been unleashed upon a modern world and it seems no one can stop it...
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