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29 June 2011

Hammer Books

Cover of The Pariah by Graham Masterton

Hammer’s new publishing imprint releases three classic Graham Masterton novels in July. Following on from the launch of Hammer Publishing in March with a reissue of The Witches (by Peter Curtis) and The Resident novelisation (by Francis Cottam), Hammer have obtained the rights to Masterton’s Mirror, Family Portrait and The Pariah. Repackaged with distinctive new covers sporting Hammer branding, Masterton’s novels are the latest in Hammer’s ongoing publishing programme; bringing horror back to the forefront of the market.

The Hammer imprint schedule will continue with three more novels in October. Karen Watkins pens the novelisation of Wake Wood, accompanied by new novelisations of classic Hammer films: Kronos by Guy Adams (based on Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter) and Twins of Evil, which has been adapted by acclaimed author Shaun Hutson in the first of a three-book deal.

Several titles have also been announced for 2012, with more to follow.

Jeanette Winterson’s (Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit) original novel based on the true story of the Pendle Witches trial of 1612 will be published in February, while in March there will be a new novelisation of Hammer’s cult classic Vampire Circus by Mark Morris.

Helen Dunmore’s original ghost story The Greatcoat, about “the power of the past to imprint itself on the present, until the present is possessed by the past”, is published in April.

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