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Straub, Peter 1943-

Overview
Works: 331 works in 1,500 publications in 13 languages and 60,514 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Horror tales  Domestic fiction  Fantasy fiction  Drama  Suspense fiction  Horror comic books, strips, etc  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels 
Roles: Author of introduction, Editor, Commentator, Narrator, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewer
Classifications: PS3569.T6914, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Peter Straub
The talisman by Stephen King ( Book )
114 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 5,404 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
Black house : a novel by Stephen King ( Book )
51 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 5,008 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?
Lost boy, lost girl : a novel by Peter Straub ( Book )
29 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,332 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 )
25 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 2,755 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 )
33 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,636 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
Ghost story by Peter Straub ( Book )
35 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,562 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
Mystery by Peter Straub ( Book )
41 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,556 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
Koko by Peter Straub ( Book )
31 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,546 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 Hellfire Club by Peter Straub ( Book )
25 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,486 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 )
18 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,298 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 2003 in English and held by 2,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The seemingly typical commuter town of Hampstead suffers from a mysterious horror
Mister X : a novel by Peter Straub ( Book )
27 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,152 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 )
22 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 1,901 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 )
22 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and held by 1,723 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"
Shadowland by Peter Straub ( Book )
37 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,662 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 incalcuable evil and terror. Only one of them will survive the ordeal
Poe's children : the new horror : an anthology by Peter Straub ( Book )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,032 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 )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,031 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 )
19 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 891 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 786 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
In the night room by Peter Straub ( Recording )
17 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Willy Patrick, the author of the Caldecott-winning young-adult novel In the Night Room, thinks she is loosing her mind again. Two weeks before her second marriage, on her way home one day, Willy is drawn into the parking lot of a warehouse. Knowing that her daughter Holly is being held in that building, she wants to rescue her. But what she knows is impossible, for her daughter is dead. On the same day, author Timothy Underhill, struggling with a new book about a troubled young woman, is confronted with the ghost of his nine-year-old sister, April. Soon after, Underhill begins to receive eerie, fragmented e-mails that he finally realizes are from dead people whom he knew in his youth. Like his sister, they want to tell him something. When Willy and Timothy meet, they recognize each other, realizing that they must join forces to confront the evils surrounding them
 
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Alternative Names
Starub, Peter Francis
Straub, Peter
Straub, Peter Francis 1943-
Straub, Pieter 1943-
Straub, Piter.
Straub, Piter, 1943-
ストラウブ, ピーター
Languages
English (512)
Spanish (27)
German (25)
French (15)
Dutch (8)
Russian (5)
Danish (3)
Serbian (2)
Greek, Modern (2)
Croatian (1)
Korean (1)
Turkish (1)
Czech (1)
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