Family Portrait (2011)
The first body was found in Europe. She had once been a beautiful young girl, but with exquisite skill someone had carefully teased the skin entirely away from her body, leaving nothing but a flayed and bloody carcass. A full examination of her ruined body reveals an horrific truth: she had been skinned alive. The second blood-raw corpse turned up in New England. Followed soon after by another, this time a victim of extreme decomposition, a mess of flesh convulsing with maggots.
When a mysterious, crumbling painting is implicated in the deaths it seems that the investigating team has resorted to madness. But this rotten painting hides a terrifying family secret...
Together with Mirror and The Pariah, Family Portrait is being reissued as part of Hammer's ongoing publishing programme – bringing horror back to the forefront of the market.
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"One of the few true masters of the horror genre." James Herbert
"Graham Masterton is the living inheritor to the realm of Edgar Allan Poe." San Francisco Chronicle
"Masterton is a crowd-pleaser, filling his pages with sparky, appealing dialogue and visceral grue." Time Out
29 June 2011, Hammer Books
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