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Straub, Peter 1943-

Overview
Works: 236 works in 1,563 publications in 21 languages and 60,802 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Horror tales  Domestic fiction  Fantasy fiction  Short stories, American  Drama  Suspense fiction  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Narrator, Commentator, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewer
Classifications: PS3569.T6914, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter Straub
Black house : a novel by Stephen King( Book )

108 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 17 languages and held by 5,572 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, but is there an even more malignant force at work?
The talisman by Stephen King( Book )

115 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 5,460 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 )

27 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,278 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
A dark matter : a novel by Peter Straub( Book )

29 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,909 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
Ghost story by Peter Straub( Book )

47 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
In the night room : a novel by Peter Straub( Book )

32 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Danish and held by 2,600 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
Koko by Peter Straub( Book )

68 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 2,578 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
Mystery by Peter Straub( Book )

55 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 2,539 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
The Hellfire Club by Peter Straub( Book )

43 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,502 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
The throat by Peter Straub( Book )

37 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 2,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

24 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 2,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seemingly typical commuter town of Hampstead suffers from a mysterious horror
Mister X : a novel by Peter Straub( Book )

26 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,144 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
Houses without doors by Peter Straub( Book )

35 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 1,850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of short fiction--including outsanding 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 )

28 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,725 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 )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,150 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 )

13 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,150 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
Mrs. God by Peter Straub( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,076 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
Poe's children : the new horror : an anthology by Peter Straub( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,052 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."
Black House [a novel] by Stephen King( Recording )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 866 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
A dark matter a novel by Peter Straub( Recording )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1960's campus guru, Spenser Mallon, demands sexual favors of his young acolytes. After he invites his most fervent followers to attend a secret ritual in a local meadow, the only thing that remains is a gruesomely dismembered body and the shattered souls of all who were present. Years later one man attempts to write a book to try to understand what happened
 
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Alternative Names
Starub, Peter Francis

Straub, Peter

Straub, Peter Francis 1943-

Straub, Pieter 1943-

Straub, Piter.

Straub, Piter 1943-

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The talismanLost boy, lost girl : a novelA dark matter : a novelGhost storyIn the night room : a novelKokoMysteryThe Hellfire Club