“Patrolman Jack Murphy, forced to leave a besieged New York City where he battles feral cannibals, gathers his family and heads for the hills in this tense apocalyptic thriller."
- Publisher’s Weekly
"Set in the sleepy English village of Cherringham, the detective series brings together an unlikely sleuthing duo: English web designer Sarah and American ex-cop Jack. Thrilling and deadly - but with a spot of tea - it's like Rosamunde Pilcher meets Inspector Barnaby. Each of the self-contained episodes is a quick read for the morning commute, while waiting for the doctor, or when curling up with a hot cuppa."
"In this series, Matthew Costello offers up his version of zombie apocalypse (but his creatures aren’t quite zombies), and after plowing through Vacation in record time, I couldn’t wait to get back to this terrifying world. The prose style is short sentences, short chapters, and plenty of tension and suspense. I love it. He doesn’t waste words and because of that, there’s a constant feeling of immediacy and dread that will have you turning the pages with lightning speed. I’m hoping the author has more plans for this series, and if so, I can’t wait."
- My Bookish Ways
“The action never falters as what starts out as a routine drive for Star Road Vehicle-66's lively crew and passengers rapidly turns into a video game–inspired nightmare, with hairsbreadth escapes, dastardly plots, heroic rescues, gnomic utterances, monsters, love interests, guns and violence, aliens, and Raiders of the Lost Ark–style tests of nerve and analysis…All in all, something for everyone.” ―Kirkus Reviews
An official and original prequel to Peter Jackson's epic film, "King Kong".
A Cherringham novel..
"I love this series! The plots are always interesting, the characters are great and always growing and changing. It's a fun read that I can't wait to get too. Whether it's in audio or book form, it's still great. More please."
- Amazon (5 star average)
"Doom 3 tells the same story but this time treats it with surprisingly artistic tenderness."
- Time Magazine
The final volume in the Vacation trilogy. Currently in development for film...
Based on the award-winning videogame and Matt Costello's original script for the game, Rage follows one man’s fight to save the future of humanity in a ravaged, post-apocalyptic world.
"A must-have for all game enthusiasts and history buffs, it includes trivia about the unusual and often eccentric people behind history's most popular games--from the legendary board games of the pharoahs and ancient Egypt, to the social parlor games of the Victorians, to more contemporary perennials such as Monopoly and Trivial Pursuit."
A Cherringham compilation, by co-authors Neil Richards and Matthew Costello
The latest Cherringham episode (number 32) in the best-selling series...
French edition of Costello's classic horror novel, "Wurm"
“The latest thriller from veteran author Matthew Costello finds him in top form. Costello hooks the reader with sly hints at its complexities without revealing the extent or purpose behind it until the end. This approach yields tremendous, page-turning suspense….a bullet-train of a read.”
“One of the Ten Best Horror Novels of the year.”
“Matthew Costello is rapidly gaining the acclaim reserved for superstars such as F. Paul Wilson and Stephen King. Unidentified is the best kind of horror novel, a slow revelation of the problem, a short time to fix it, and a climactic ending with all the pieces falling into place.”
- Midwest Book Review
"It began in Antarctica, where a naval research base uncovered a mystery both ancient and deadly. Only one man, Alan Ward, escaped alive. Or did he? Now Ward has come home, to the small town of Stoneywood, to its annual Midsummer Carnival — and he's brought something with him. An infection, a living organism that is transforming Stoneywood into a savage, inhuman nightmare, one body at a time."
- Cemetery Dance
Once you've visited this carnival, you'll never be the same. In fact, you won't even be you.“This is a creepy book that you will not be able to put down. “
- Curled Up With A Good Book
Math-based adventures for early readers, written with best-selling author and physicist, Leonard Mlodinow
"A fast-paced, hard-edged killer of a book. Gripping...compelling..."
- Dean Koontz
A Bram Stoker Award finalist
"Costello offers a terrifying view into a dystopian future and a perhaps even more frightening look at the baser side of humanity. The cracking pace makes this a perfect choice for horror fans who want to be kept up late reading."
- ALA’s Booklist
Make magic everywhere! This book teaches kids seventy-five magic tricks to perform using spoons, playing cards, rubber bands, thread, coins, and other common household items.
The classic horror novel, reissued.
"A masala is nothing but pure fun...Wurm is the paperback horror boom equivalent of the masala, only published in 1991 and without Amitabh Bachchan swinging his hips. There’s family drama, child in peril drama, religious drama, psychic warfare, Lovecraftian summonings, monsters versus military action, a, haunted house set piece, zombies swarming Manhattan, underwater creature drama right out of a Corman picture, Cronenbergy body horror, and scene after scene of squirming, round, thick-bodied, white wurms bursting out of chests like outtakes from Alien."
-Grady Hendrix, Tor.com
Based on an actual event. (The author...was there.) Reissued by Crossroad Press...
"Darkborn kept me wanting to read page after page. I just couldn't put it down."
- Amazon (5 star average)
”In Dreams is one of the best suspense and horror reads of the year. It is guaranteed to send shivers down your spine and leave you with nightmares. Not many horror novels can jolt you the way this one does. A definite must-read.”
- Joyce Wheeler, Kwips and Kritiques
A new edition of Beneath Still Waters, released in conjunction with the Lionsgate film of the novel.
"A Consummate Writer of Horror.:
- Science Fiction Chronicle
"Matthew Costello combines all of the elements of the old B horror movies that we loved so well and brings them to life in this chilling tale of horror. Good taut writing and interesting characters place this tale a cut above the standard horror fare." I
And at the request of fans....Chucky earns a place here. Matt did two tie-in novels, garnering praise from the screenwriter Don Mancini. The books for some reason went on to become extremely rare and pricey.