Ghost Monster and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Ghost Monster Mass Market Paperback – 24 Nov 2009

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Mass Market Paperback
"Please retry"
£16.19 £0.01

Trade In Promotion

Product details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 326 pages
  • Publisher: Leisure Books; Original edition (24 Nov. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0843961791
  • ISBN-13: 978-0843961799
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 12.1 x 2.3 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,337,897 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Simon Clark is the award-winning author of the cult apocalyptic novel Blood Crazy: "everyone over the age of 19 has been driven murderously insane... children and teenagers flee for their lives..." His novels include Nailed By The Heart, Vampyrrhic, Whitby Vampyrrhic, The Night of the Triffids and a bloody fistful of others that earned accolades from magazines around the world. This from Hellnotes: 'Clark's is surely the most outrageous imagination to grace horror since the discovery of Clive Barker' And: 'I actually loved Blood Crazy. Not just liked it, but loved it.' A quote from Beyond.

King Blood is now known as On Deadly Ground and has been re-issued on Kindle.

Product Description

About the Author

Since selling his first ghost story to a radio station as a teenager, Simon Clark has had a prolific career as a horror writer. His previous novels include This Rage of Echoes and Midnight Bazaar - A Secret Arcade of Strange and Eerie Tales, also published by Robert Hale. Having previously worked as both a strawberry-picker and a shelf-stacker, Simon Clark now writes full-time and has won a British Fantasy Society Award for his work. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet on
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) 7 reviews
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Pretty Good 30 Dec. 2009
By David Bernstein - Published on
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Solid, possession-ghost-ish story. Really enjoyed reading this. Some corny, out of place dialogue, but worth a read. Had a strong story line, likable characters and a good ole evil bastard. Felt the end was a bit rushed.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
About What I Expected 5 Jan. 2010
By Josef Tanson - Published on
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Ghost Monster is a story about the spirit of a madman and his mad men. Justice Murrain was a certifiable psychopath who used lunatics for his own personal army and tormented an entire town. His son trapped his soul under a mosaic in the local mausoleum and that was the end for Justice Murrain. At least, until coastal erosion and a decades-long vendetta cause the mosaic to be broken.

Murrain's Battle Men, as his army is known, return to possess members of the town and wreak havoc in attempt to possess Murrain's descendant and destroy the mosaic that imprisoned them for several hundred years.

Really it was a pretty good read.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
One of the worst books I have ever read 10 April 2010
By Michelle - Published on
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
Save yourself the time and frustration and skip this one. Though I have been a Simon Clark fan in the past, this one is just terrible. There is no character development, a weak plot, and is altogether completely pointless. I ended up skipping through parts (something I rarely do) just to finish it. The only frightening thing occurring in this book is the length. It seemed like Clark started with a good premise and then had no idea where to go with it.
Starts strong, but gets tedious 24 Sept. 2010
By LT. John - Published on
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
Not a bad story! The opening of the story inspires a few chills, and the characters are likable. It is only towards the end when the story becomes very predictable, that this novel fails.
I also felt that the occasions where they attempted to closely describe grisly events were gratuitous. I think that the way they try to describe disembowelment and other horrors just comes off as silly and ruins the continuity of the story.
I gave it three stars because it was still a worthy read, but at no time did I feel like looking over my shoulder or locking the door!! Some books can do that......
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Nothing new, but well-told regardless 15 Jan. 2010
By Shroud Magazine's Book Reviews - Published on
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Award winning author Simon Clark is in fine form with his latest from Leisure Fiction, "Ghost Monster". Though the tale itself isn't wildly original (an evil ancestor imprisoned for his atrocities seeks the freedom to wreak bloody havoc once more ) Clark's prose is a delight to read and his characters are engaging and well written. "Ghost Monster" is proof that "light reading" needn't come at the expense of artful prose.

Centuries ago, Justice Murrain and his band of demented shock troops ruled the small coastal town of Crowdale with an iron fist. The streets ran red with the blood of those he tormented; he took what he pleased, and pleased himself where and with whom he saw fit. Crowdale lay firmly in his grip until his death and supernatural imprisonment beneath the floor of the Murrain mausoleum, enacted by the will of a son he'd neglected to kill after maiming him for life. Since then, the Murrains have lived as outcasts, not only because of Justice Murrain's sins, but also because of their lonely, sworn duty: to watch over and secure their ancestor's imprisonment...forever.

Now, in modern day, coastal erosion endangers the graveyard and the mausoleum under which Justice Murrain's black soul resides. Day by day more of the graveyard falls into the ocean, and even though an archaeological survey team races the clock to find historical artifacts of enough importance warranting government preservation of the land, time is quickly slipping away. That, and two sons of a woman scorned by Jacob Murrain (the eldest living Murrain descendant) nurse a thirst for revenge that will blunder them into doing exactly what Justice Murrain wants most: setting him free to maim and kill again.

"Ghost Monster" is certainly a reworking of often used themes. However, it's well done, a "fun read" with finely crafted prose. Clark's characters are sympathetic and believable, which, combined with his craftsmanship, lifts the novel above it's often-revisited storyline.
Were these reviews helpful? Let us know

Look for similar items by category