Richard Laymon Books

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Richard Laymon was a popular author that wrote horror fiction. By the time he died, Laymon had produced over a hundred short stories and full-length novels.

Order of Beast House Chronicles Series

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1 The Cellar 1980 Description / Buy
2 The Beast House 1984 Description / Buy
3 The Midnight Tour 1998 Description / Buy
4 Friday Night in Beast House 2001 Description / Buy

Order of Richard Laymon Standalone Novels

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1 Your Secret Admirer (As: Carl Laymon) 1980 Description / Buy
2 The Woods Are Dark 1981 Description / Buy
3 Out Are the Lights 1982 Description / Buy
4 Nightmare Lake (As: Carl Laymon) 1983 Description / Buy
5 Night Show 1984 Description / Buy
6 Dawson's City 1984 Description / Buy
7 Beware 1985 Description / Buy
8 Allhallow's Eve 1985 Description / Buy
9 Night Creature 1986 Description / Buy
10 Dark Mountain / Tread Softly (As: Richard Kelly) 1987 Description / Buy
11 Thin Air 1987 Description / Buy
12 Flesh 1987 Description / Buy
13 Resurrection Dreams 1988 Description / Buy
14 Midnight's Lair (As: Richard Kelly) 1988 Description / Buy
15 Funland (Short Story) 1989 Description / Buy
16 The Stake 1990 Description / Buy
17 One Rainy Night 1990 Description / Buy
18 Darkness, Tell Us 1991 Description / Buy
19 Island 1991 Description / Buy
20 Blood Games 1992 Description / Buy
21 Alarums 1992 Description / Buy
22 Savage 1993 Description / Buy
23 Endless Night 1993 Description / Buy
24 In the Dark 1994 Description / Buy
25 Quake 1995 Description / Buy
26 Body Rides 1996 Description / Buy
27 Bite 1996 Description / Buy
28 After Midnight 1998 Description / Buy
29 The Wilds (Short Story) 1998 Description / Buy
30 Cuts 1999 Description / Buy
31 Among the Missing 1999 Description / Buy
32 Come Out Tonight 1999 Description / Buy
33 The Traveling Vampire Show 2000 Description / Buy
34 Once Upon a Halloween 2000 Description / Buy
35 No Sanctuary 2001 Description / Buy
36 Night in the Lonesome October 2001 Description / Buy
37 Amara / To Wake The Dead 2003 Description / Buy
38 The Lake 2004 Description / Buy
39 The Glory Bus / Into the Fire 2005 Description / Buy

Order of Richard Laymon Short Stories/Novellas

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1 Shootout at Joe's (Short Story) 1984 Description / Buy
2 Cardiac Arrest (Short Story) 1984 Description / Buy
3 Intruder (Short Story) 1984 Description / Buy
4 Caller (Short Story) 1985 Description / Buy
5 Night Ride 1985 Description / Buy
6 Night Games (Short Story) 1985 Description / Buy
7 Guts 1985 Description / Buy
8 The Cobra 1985 Description / Buy
9 Last Hand 1985 Description / Buy
10 The Hearse (Short Story) 1985 Description / Buy
11 Lonely One (Short Story) 1985 Description / Buy
12 Live Bait (Short Story) 1985 Description / Buy
13 Marathon 1985 Description / Buy
14 The Return (Short Story) 1986 Description / Buy
15 Beginner's Luck 1986 Description / Buy
16 Halloween Hunt 1986 Description / Buy
17 The Halloween Mouse (Short Story) 2001 Description / Buy

Order of Richard Laymon Short Story Collections

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1 A Good, Secret Place 1992 Description / Buy
2 Fiends 1997 Description / Buy
3 A Writer's Tale 1998 Description / Buy
4 Dreadful Tales 2000 Description / Buy
5 Madman Stan and Other Stories 2004 Description / Buy
6 Short Stories: The Mystery and Men’s Magazines (Short Story) 2014 Description / Buy

Order of Making Of The Cities Series as Lee Davis Willoughby

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1 Cincinnati 1990 Description / Buy
2 Baton Rouge 1990 Description / Buy
3 Omaha 1992 Description / Buy

Order of Women Who Won The West Series as Lee Davis Willoughby

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1 Tempest of Tombstone 1982 Description / Buy
2 Dodge City Darling 1982 Description / Buy
3 Duchess of Denver 1982 Description / Buy
4 Lost Lady of Laramie 1982 Description / Buy
5 Flame of Virginia City 1982 Description / Buy
6 Angel of Hangtown 1982 Description / Buy
7 Belle of Fort Smith 1982 Description / Buy
8 Princess of Powder River 1982 Description / Buy

Order of World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories Series

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1 The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 1 2000 Description / Buy
2 The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 2 2000 Description / Buy
3 The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 3 2002 Description / Buy
4 The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 4 2003 Description / Buy
5 The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 5 2004 Description / Buy

Order of Making Of America Series

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1 The Wilderness Seekers ( By: Lou Cameron) 1979 Description / Buy
2 The Mountain Breed ( By:) 1979 Description / Buy
3 The Conestoga People ( By:) 1979 Description / Buy
4 The Forty-Niners ( By:) 1979 Description / Buy
5 Hearts Divided ( By:) 1979 Description / Buy
6 The Builders ( By:) 1979 Description / Buy
7 The Land Rushers ( By:) 1979 Description / Buy
8 The Wild and The Wayward ( By:) 1979 Description / Buy
9 The Texans ( As: Lee Davis Willoughby) 1980 Description / Buy
10 The Alaskans ( As: Lee Davis Willoughby) 1980 Description / Buy
11 The Golden Staters ( As: Lee Davis Willoughby) 1980 Description / Buy
12 The River People ( As: Lee Davis Willoughby) 1981 Description / Buy
13 The Land Grabbers ( As: Lee Davis Willoughby) 1981 Description / Buy
14 The Ranchers ( As: Lee Davis Willoughby) 1981 Description / Buy
15 The Homesteaders ( As: Lee Davis Willoughby) 1981 Description / Buy
16 The Frontier Healers ( As: Lee Davis Willoughby) 1981 Description / Buy
17 The Buffalo People ( As: Lee Davis Willoughby) 1981 Description / Buy
18 The Far Islanders ( As: Lee Davis Willoughby) 1981 Description / Buy
19 The Border Breed ( As: Lee Davis Willoughby) 1981 Description / Buy
20 The Boomers ( As: Lee Davis Willoughby) 1981 Description / Buy
21 The Wildcatters ( As: Lee Davis Willoughby) 1981 Description / Buy
22 The Gunfighters ( As: Lee Davis Willoughby) 1981 Description / Buy
23 The Cajuns ( As: Lee Davis Willoughby) 1981 Description / Buy
24 The Donner People ( As: Lee Davis Willoughby) 1982 Description / Buy
25 The Creoles ( As: Lee Davis Willoughby) 1982 Description / Buy
26 The Nightriders ( As: Lee Davis Willoughby) 1982 Description / Buy
27 The Sooners ( As: Lee Davis Willoughby) 1982 Description / Buy
28 The Vigilantes ( As: Lee Davis Willoughby) 1982 Description / Buy
29 The Express Riders ( As: Lee Davis Willoughby) 1982 Description / Buy
30 The Soldiers of Fortune ( As: Lee Davis Willoughby) 1982 Description / Buy
31 The Wranglers ( As: Lee Davis Willoughby) 1982 Description / Buy
32 The Baja People ( As: Lee Davis Willoughby) 1983 Description / Buy
33 The Yukon Breed ( As: Lee Davis Willoughby) 1983 Description / Buy
34 The Smugglers ( As: Lee Davis Willoughby) 1983 Description / Buy
35 The Voyageurs ( As: Lee Davis Willoughby) 1983 Description / Buy
36 The Barbary Coasters ( As: Lee Davis Willoughby) 1983 Description / Buy
37 The Whalers ( As: Lee Davis Willoughby) 1983 Description / Buy
38 The Canadians ( As: Lee Davis Willoughby) 1983 Description / Buy
39 The Prophet's People ( As: Lee Davis Willoughby) 1983 Description / Buy
40 The Lawmen ( As: Lee Davis Willoughby) 1983 Description / Buy
41 The Copper Kings ( As: Lee Davis Willoughby) 1983 Description / Buy
42 The Caribbeans ( As: Lee Davis Willoughby) 1983 Description / Buy
43 The Trail Blazers ( As: Lee Davis Willoughby) 1983 Description / Buy
44 The Gamblers ( As: Lee Davis Willoughby) 1983 Description / Buy
45 The Robber Barons ( As: Lee Davis Willoughby) 1983 Description / Buy
46 The Assassins ( As: Lee Davis Willoughby) 1984 Description / Buy
47 The Bounty Hunters ( As: Lee Davis Willoughby) 1984 Description / Buy
48 The Texas Rangers ( As: Lee Davis Willoughby) 1984 Description / Buy
49 The Outlaws ( As: Lee Davis Willoughby) 1984 Description / Buy
50 The Fugitives ( As: Lee Davis Willoughby) 1984 Description / Buy
51 The Frontier Detectives ( As: Lee Davis Willoughby) 1984 Description / Buy
52 The Raiders ( As: Lee Davis Willoughby) 1984 Description / Buy
53 The Rough Riders ( As: Lee Davis Willoughby) 1984 Description / Buy
54 Warriors of the Code ( As: Lee Davis Willoughby) 1985 Description / Buy
55 The Sixgun Apostles ( As: Lee Davis Willoughby) 1987 Description / Buy
56 The Scarlet Sisters ( As: Lee Davis Willoughby) 1988 Description / Buy

Order of Hot Blood Series

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1 Hot Blood Tales of Erotic Horror 1989 Description / Buy
2 Hotter Blood: More Tales of Erotic Horror 1991 Description / Buy
3 Hottest Blood 1993 Description / Buy
4 Deadly After Dark 1994 Description / Buy
5 Seeds of Fear 1995 Description / Buy
6 Fear the Fever 1996 Description / Buy
7 Kiss and Kill 1997 Description / Buy
8 Crimes of Passion 1997 Description / Buy
9 Hot Blood X 1998 Description / Buy
10 Fatal Attractions 2003 Description / Buy
11 Strange Bedfellows 2004 Description / Buy
12 Dark Passions 2007 Description / Buy
13 Stranger by Night 2011 Description / Buy

Order of Mammoth Book of Best New Horror Anthology Series

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1 Best New Horror ( With: Robert R. McCammon, Stephen Gallagher, Chet Williamson, Robert Westall, Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman, Steve Tem, , Brian Lumley, , Karl Edward Wagner, , , , Stephen Jones, Thomas Ligotti, , Cherry Wilder) 1990 Description / Buy
2 Best New Horror 2 ( By: , Harlan Ellison, Elizabeth Hand, Peter Straub, Garry Douglas Kilworth, Gene Wolfe, Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman, , Steve Tem, Jonathan Carroll, Ray Garton, , Karl Edward Wagner, Michael Marshall Smith, , Poppy Brite, F. Paul Wilson, , , Stephen Jones, , Thomas Ligotti, , , , Cherry Wilder, , K.W. Jeter) 1991 Description / Buy
3 Best New Horror 3 ( By: , , Edward Bryant, Alan Brennert, Elizabeth Hand, Ramsey Campbell, Charles L. Grant, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Kim Newman, S.P. Somtow, Steve Tem, Douglas Clegg, , Karl Edward Wagner, Michael Marshall Smith, , , , Stephen Jones, , Grant Morrison, Thomas Ligotti, , , , K.W. Jeter) 1992 Description / Buy
4 The Giant Book of Best New Horror ( With: Robert R. McCammon, , Harlan Ellison, Stephen Gallagher, Chet Williamson, Alan Brennert, Elizabeth Hand, Robert Westall, Garry Douglas Kilworth, Gene Wolfe, Ramsey Campbell, Charles L. Grant, Kim Newman, , S.P. Somtow, Jonathan Carroll, Douglas Clegg, , Brian Lumley, , Karl Edward Wagner, Michael Marshall Smith, , , Poppy Brite, F. Paul Wilson, , Stephen Jones, , Grant Morrison, Thomas Ligotti, , , , , Cherry Wilder, K.W. Jeter) 1993 Description / Buy
5 Best New Horror 4 ( By: Lisa Tuttle, Peter Straub, Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman, Steve Tem, Douglas E. Winter, , Christopher Fowler, John Brunner, Karl Edward Wagner, , Graham Joyce, Poppy Brite, , M. John Harrison, Clive Barker, Kate Wilhelm, Stephen Jones, Thomas Ligotti) 1993 Description / Buy
6 Best New Horror 5 ( By: Harlan Ellison, Chet Williamson, Edward Bryant, Elizabeth Hand, Charles L. Grant, Kim Newman, Barry N. Malzberg, , S.P. Somtow, Steve Tem, , Christopher Fowler, Karl Edward Wagner, Michael Marshall Smith, , Poppy Brite, , , , Stephen Jones, , , Thomas Ligotti) 1994 Description / Buy
7 Best New Horror 6 ( By: Robert Bloch, Brian Hodge, Richard Christian Matheson, Harlan Ellison, Garry Douglas Kilworth, Ramsey Campbell, Charles L. Grant, Kim Newman, Lawrence Watt-Evans, Esther M. Friesner, Douglas E. Winter, , Karl Edward Wagner, Michael Marshall Smith, , , M. John Harrison, Stephen Jones, , , , , Paul J. McAuley) 1995 Description / Buy
8 The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 7 ( By: Brian Hodge, Stephen Gallagher, Alan Brennert, Lisa Tuttle, Jeff VanderMeer, Neil Gaiman, Terry Dowling, Graham Masterton, Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman, Steve Tem, Douglas E. Winter, , , Christopher Fowler, Michael Marshall Smith, , , Manly Wade Wellman, Stephen Jones, , Thomas Ligotti, , Cherry Wilder, Paul J. McAuley) 1996 Description / Buy
9 The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 8 ( By: Richard Christian Matheson, Steve Tem, Douglas Clegg, Storm Constantine, , Christopher Fowler, Karl Edward Wagner, Michael Marshall Smith, , Poppy Brite, , , , , , Stephen Jones, Thomas Ligotti, , Mark Chadbourn, , Cherry Wilder) 1997 Description / Buy
10 The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 9 ( By: , Brian Hodge, Pat Cadigan, Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman, Yvonne Navarro, Douglas E. Winter, Stephen Laws, Christopher Fowler, Michael Marshall Smith, , Conrad Williams, Simon Clark, , Stephen Jones, Thomas Ligotti, Andy Duncan, , Caitlín R. Kiernan) 1998 Description / Buy
11 The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 10 ( By: Harlan Ellison, Tanith Lee, Neil Gaiman, Peter Straub, Ramsey Campbell, Kelly Link, Kim Newman, Lawrence Watt-Evans, , Steve Tem, Stephen Laws, Christopher Fowler, Michael Marshall Smith, , , , Stephen Jones, , , Caitlín R. Kiernan) 1999 Description / Buy
12 The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, #11 ( By: , Neil Gaiman, Graham Masterton, Peter Straub, Gene Wolfe, Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman, Steve Tem, Michael Marshall Smith, , Tim Lebbon, F. Paul Wilson, Stephen Jones, , Caitlín R. Kiernan, James Herbert, , Paul J. McAuley) 2000 Description / Buy
13 The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, #12 ( By: , Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman, Steve Tem, , Christopher Fowler, Michael Marshall Smith, , Mark Morris, Graham Joyce, , Tim Lebbon, Stephen Jones, , Thomas Ligotti, , Caitlín R. Kiernan, Paul J. McAuley) 2001 Description / Buy
14 Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 13 ( By: Richard A. Lupoff, Elizabeth Hand, Tanith Lee, , Ramsey Campbell, Charles L. Grant, Kelly Link, Christopher Fowler, , Conrad Williams, Graham Joyce, Poppy Brite, , Stephen Jones, Thomas Ligotti, , , Paul J. McAuley, , , Muriel Gray) 2002 Description / Buy
15 The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 14 ( By: Joe Hill, , Brian Hodge, Stephen Gallagher, Jeff VanderMeer, Neil Gaiman, , Ramsey Campbell, Kelly Link, Kim Newman, , Graham Joyce, China Miéville, Stephen Jones, , Caitlín R. Kiernan, , Paul J. McAuley) 2003 Description / Buy
16 The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, Vol. 15 ( By: Joyce Carol Oates, , John Farris, Neil Gaiman, , Gene Wolfe, Ramsey Campbell, Steve Tem, Christopher Fowler, , Michael Marshall Smith, Simon Clark, Tim Lebbon, Stephen Jones, , Dale Bailey, , Caitlín R. Kiernan, C.C. Finlay, Paul J. McAuley) 2004 Description / Buy
17 Best New Horror 16 ( By: Stephen Gallagher, Lisa Tuttle, Tanith Lee, Neil Gaiman, , Ramsey Campbell, Kelly Link, Kim Newman, Michael Marshall Smith, Poppy Brite, Tim Lebbon, Christa Faust, Stephen Jones, Brian Keene, Dale Bailey, , , , Tina Rath) 2005 Description / Buy
18 Best New Horror 17 ( By: Joe Hill, Brian Hodge, David Morrell, Liz Williams, , Ramsey Campbell, , Brian Lumley, , China Miéville, , Clive Barker, Stephen Jones, , , Tim Pratt, Caitlín R. Kiernan, , , , Adam Nevill) 2006 Description / Buy
19 Best New Horror 18 ( By: , Richard Christian Matheson, , Al Sarrantonio, David Morrell, Elizabeth Hand, , Michael Bishop, Gene Wolfe, Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman, , Christopher Fowler, Mark Morris, Geoff Ryman, Stephen Jones, , , Mark Chadbourn, Caitlín R. Kiernan) 2007 Description / Buy
20 The Best of Best New Horror ( By: Stephen King, Joe Hill, Harlan Ellison, Lisa Tuttle, Elizabeth Hand, Neil Gaiman, , Peter Straub, Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman, Brian Lumley, Christopher Fowler, Michael Marshall Smith, , Tim Lebbon, Clive Barker, Stephen Jones, , Caitlín R. Kiernan, Paul J. McAuley, Simon Kurt Unsworth) 2008 Description / Buy
21 Best New Horror 19 ( By: Joe Hill, Joe R. Lansdale, Neil Gaiman, , Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman, , Christopher Fowler, Michael Marshall Smith, Conrad Williams, Tom Piccirilli, Stephen Jones, , Tim Pratt, , Caitlín R. Kiernan, , Gary McMahon, , , , , Steven Erikson, Simon Kurt Unsworth) 2008 Description / Buy
22 Best New Horror 20 ( By: Stephen King, Peter Crowther, Tanith Lee, Neil Gaiman, Michael Bishop, Ramsey Campbell, Steve Tem, Brian Lumley, Christopher Fowler, Tim Lebbon, Paul Finch, Stephen Jones, , , , , , Gary McMahon, , Sarah Pinborough) 2009 Description / Buy
23 Best New Horror 21 ( By: Stephen King, Joe Hill, Terry Dowling, Ramsey Campbell, , Brian Lumley, , Michael Marshall Smith, Stephen Jones, , , Robert Shearman, , , , , , Simon Kurt Unsworth) 2010 Description / Buy
24 Best New Horror 22 ( By: Joe R. Lansdale, Brian Hodge, Ramsey Campbell, Steve Tem, Christopher Fowler, Michael Marshall Smith, Mark Morris, , , , Stephen Jones, , John Langan, , , Caitlín R. Kiernan, , Robert Shearman, , , , Simon Kurt Unsworth, Thana Niveau) 2011 Description / Buy
25 The Mammoth Book of Body Horror ( By: Stephen King, Robert Bloch, Edgar Allan Poe, Richard Christian Matheson, , Neil Gaiman, Graham Masterton, Ramsey Campbell, H.P. Lovecraft, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Richard Matheson, Brian Lumley, Christopher Fowler, Michael Marshall Smith, Conrad Williams, Simon Clark, Clive Barker, David Moody, James Herbert, Marie O'Regan, , Paul Kane, , Alice Henderson) 2012 Description / Buy
26 Best New Horror 23 ( By: Joe R. Lansdale, Robert Silverberg, Joan Aiken, Ramsey Campbell, Steve Tem, Christopher Fowler, Michael Marshall Smith, Conrad Williams, Tim Lebbon, , Stephen Jones, , , , Alison Littlewood, , Paul Kane, , , , , Simon Kurt Unsworth, Thana Niveau, , John Ajvide Lindqvist) 2012 Description / Buy
27 Best New Horror 24 ( By: Joe R. Lansdale, Neil Gaiman, Terry Dowling, , Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman, Steve Tem, Stephen Jones, Dale Bailey, , , Robert Shearman, Alison Littlewood, , , , , , , Simon Kurt Unsworth, Thana Niveau) 2013 Description / Buy
28 Best New Horror 25 ( By: Tanith Lee, Neil Gaiman, Ramsey Campbell, Lavie Tidhar, Kim Newman, , Michael Marshall Smith, Clive Barker, Stephen Jones, , , Robert Shearman, , , , , , , Simon Kurt Unsworth, Thana Niveau) 2014 Description / Buy
29 Best New Horror #26 ( By: Ian Tregillis, Peter Straub, Ramsey Campbell, Lavie Tidhar, Steve Tem, , Stephen Jones, Dale Bailey, , Nathan Ballingrud, Robert Shearman, , , , , , , Simon Kurt Unsworth) 2015 Description / Buy
30 Best New Horror 27 ( By: Neil Gaiman, Steve Tem, Storm Constantine, , Conrad Williams, Stephen Jones, John Langan, Robert Aickman) 2017 Description / Buy
31 Best New Horror 28 ( By: Brian Hodge, Richard Christian Matheson, Lisa Tuttle, , Steve Tem, Michael Marshall Smith, , Stephen Jones, , , Caitlín R. Kiernan, , Alison Littlewood) 2018 Description / Buy
32 Best New Horror 29 ( By: Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman, Steve Tem, , Conrad Williams, Tim Lebbon, , Stephen Jones, , , , , Alison Littlewood, , , , , , , , Thana Niveau) 2019 Description / Buy
33 The Best of Best New Horror, Volume One ( By: Stephen Jones) 2020 Description / Buy
34 Best of Best New Horror Volume 2 ( By: Stephen King, Joe Hill, Lisa Tuttle, Elizabeth Hand, , Kim Newman, Tim Lebbon, Clive Barker, Stephen Jones, , Simon Kurt Unsworth) 2020 Description / Buy
35 Best New Horror #30 ( By: Brian Hodge, Graham Masterton, Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman, , Michael Marshall Smith, Stephen Jones, , John Langan, Caitlín R. Kiernan, , Alison Littlewood, , Rio Youers, , , Simon Kurt Unsworth, , Thana Niveau) 2020 Description / Buy
36 Best New Horror #31 ( By: Richard Christian Matheson, Tanith Lee, , Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman, Steve Tem, Jonathan Carroll, Michael Marshall Smith, , Stephen Jones, , Dale Bailey, , , Caitlín R. Kiernan, , Alison Littlewood) 2021 Description / Buy

Order of Book of the Dead Series

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1 Book of the Dead ( With: Stephen King, Joe R. Lansdale, , Brian Hodge, Edward Bryant, Ramsey Campbell, Steve Tem, Douglas E. Winter) 1989 Description / Buy
2 Still Dead ( By: , Dan Simmons, Nancy Holder, , Douglas E. Winter, Poppy Brite, , , , , , , , , K.W. Jeter) 1992 Description / Buy
3 Mondo Zombie ( With: Robert Bloch, Jack Ketchum, Brian Hodge, , Yvonne Navarro, Steve Niles, Steve Tem, Douglas E. Winter, , Lucy Taylor, , , , , Caitlín R. Kiernan, Nancy Kilpatrick) 2006 Description / Buy

Order of Dark Delicacies Series

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1 Dark Delicacies: Original Tales of Terror and the Macabre by the World's Greatest Horror Writers 2005 Description / Buy
2 Dark Delicacies II: Fear 2007 Description / Buy
3 Dark Delicacies III: Haunted 2009 Description / Buy

Order of 100 Stories Series

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1 100 Malicious Little Mysteries ( By: Isaac Asimov, Martin Greenberg, , , , , John Lutz, Jack Ritchie, Bill Pronzini, , Barry N. Malzberg, Michael Gilbert, , Maxine O'Callaghan, , , Michael Kurland, , , , , , , , Lael Littke, , , , , , , Helen McCloy) 1981 Description / Buy
2 100 Dastardly Little Detective Stories ( By: Charles Dickens, Martin Greenberg, , Bill Pronzini, Jack London) 1993 Description / Buy
3 100 Ghastly Little Ghost Stories ( By: Martin Greenberg, Al Sarrantonio, , , H.P. Lovecraft, Oscar Wilde, Steve Tem, Robert E. Weinberg) 1993 Description / Buy
4 100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories ( With: Charles Dickens, Joe R. Lansdale, Edgar Allan Poe, Ed Gorman, , , , , Al Sarrantonio, Chet Williamson, Ruth Berman, , Richard T. Chizmar, Rudyard Kipling, Ramsey Campbell, Bill Pronzini, Nancy Holder, , H.P. Lovecraft, Mark Twain, Fritz Leiber, , Robert Sheckley, Barry N. Malzberg, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Washington Irving, , Steve Tem, , , E.F. Benson, , , , , David Drake, , , , James Gunn, , , , , Jerome K. Jerome) 1993 Description / Buy
5 100 Wild Little Weird Tales ( By: Robert Bloch, Bram Stoker, Edgar Allan Poe, Martin Greenberg, , H.P. Lovecraft, Fritz Leiber, Lester del Rey, Murray Leinster, , Clark Ashton Smith, Manly Wade Wellman) 1994 Description / Buy
6 100 Creepy Little Creature Stories ( By: Edgar Allan Poe, Martin Greenberg, Stefan R. Dziemianowicz, E.F. Benson, Robert E. Weinberg) 1994 Description / Buy
7 100 Crooked Little Crime Stories ( By: Martin Greenberg, Edgar Wallace, , Alexandre Dumas) 1994 Description / Buy
8 100 Vicious Little Vampire Stories ( By: Joe R. Lansdale, , Rick Hautala, , Martin Greenberg, David Niall Wilson, , Edward Bryant, Alan Brennert, Ramsey Campbell, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Christie Golden, Nancy Holder, , Lawrence Watt-Evans, George Zebrowski, Yvonne Navarro, , , Stefan R. Dziemianowicz, , Steve Tem, , Wayne Allen Sallee, Karl Edward Wagner, John Gregory Betancourt, , , Will Murray, Robert E. Weinberg, , , Mike Ashley, , , , , , , , Tim Waggoner, Mark Kreighbaum, Brad Strickland, , Michael Skeet, Manly Wade Wellman, , Lawrence Schimel, Greg Cox, , David Drake, , Lois Tilton, , John Maclay, , , , , , , , Thomas Ligotti, , , Nancy Kilpatrick) 1995 Description / Buy
9 100 Wicked Little Witch Stories ( By: Joe R. Lansdale, , Martin Greenberg, Ramsey Campbell, P.D. Cacek, Christie Golden, Nancy Holder, , , , Edo Van Belkom, , , Steve Tem, , , , Tom Piccirilli, Robert E. Weinberg, , , , , Mike Ashley, Clark Ashton Smith, , , Joe Meno, , , , , , , , , Tim Waggoner, , David Annandale, Mark Kreighbaum, , Brad Strickland, , , , , , Michael Skeet) 1995 Description / Buy
10 100 Astounding Little Alien Stories ( By: Martin Greenberg, Bill Pronzini, Fritz Leiber, Philip K. Dick, Harry Harrison, , Robert E. Weinberg) 1996 Description / Buy
11 100 Fiendish Little Frightmares ( By: Martin Greenberg, Lisa Tuttle, Ramsey Campbell, H.P. Lovecraft, , , Michael Marshall Smith, Poppy Brite, Thomas Ligotti) 1997 Description / Buy
12 100 Sneaky Little Sleuth Stories ( By: Marcia Muller, Jon L. Breen, Martin Greenberg, , John Jakes, Chet Williamson, , Barry N. Malzberg, Stefan R. Dziemianowicz, , Michael Gilbert, Carolyn Wheat, Robert E. Weinberg, , , , C.J. Henderson, , H.R.F. Keating, Francis M. Nevins Jr., , Shelley Singer) 1997 Description / Buy
13 100 Twisted Little Tales of Torment ( By: Martin Greenberg, , , , Tanith Lee, Richard T. Chizmar, Garry Douglas Kilworth, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, John Shirley, Fritz Leiber, , , , Stefan R. Dziemianowicz, Steve Tem, , Karl Edward Wagner, , Lucy Taylor, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , John Galsworthy) 1998 Description / Buy
14 100 Menacing Little Murder Stories ( By: Robert E. Weinberg, , , , Thomas Ligotti) 1998 Description / Buy
15 100 Hilarious Little Howlers ( By: Martin Greenberg, Tim Lebbon) 1999 Description / Buy
16 Crafty Cat Crimes ( By: J.A. Jance, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Ron Goulart, Larry Segriff, , Barbara Paul, Max Allan Collins, Lloyd Biggle Jr., Jane Yolen, Bill Pronzini, , Stefan R. Dziemianowicz, , , Tracy Knight, Will Murray, Robert E. Weinberg, , Gene DeWeese, Dorothy Cannell, , , , , , , , , K.D. Wentworth) 2000 Description / Buy
17 100 Tiny Tales of Terror (Short Story) ( By: Martin Greenberg, Stefan R. Dziemianowicz, Lucy Taylor, Robert E. Weinberg, Manly Wade Wellman) 2014 Description / Buy

Richard Laymon Anthologies

# Read Title Published Details
1 Triage 1990 Description / Buy
2 Hotter Blood: More Tales of Erotic Horror 1991 Description / Buy
3 Ten Tales 1994 Description / Buy
4 Vampire Detectives 1995 Description / Buy
5 Grave Tales 2000 Description / Buy
6 Bad News 2000 Description / Buy
7 October Dreams 2000 Description / Buy
8 The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 2 2000 Description / Buy
9 The Children of Cthulhu: Chilling New Tales Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft 2003 Description / Buy
10 Mondo Zombie 2006 Description / Buy
11 In Laymon's Terms 2008 Description / Buy
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Born in 1947 in Chicago, Laymon spent his teenage years in Tiburon which is in California. As an author, Laymon drew the interest of renowned writers like Stephen King.

Despite such acclaim, Laymon never made much of a splash in the United States. A former student of Redwood High School, Willamette University, and Loyola University, Laymon died having acquired a BA and an MA in English literature.

He wrote short stories and novels under his real name and the Richard Kelly pen name. But for all his efforts, the author struggled to push his popularity beyond the boundaries of Europe where his primary fanbase was located.

An opportunity to make his mark internationally came when Richard Laymon entered into a partnership with Leisure Books. They were supposed to edit and release The Woods Are Dark in his native homeland. But they did such a poor job of editing the manuscript, going so far as to erase fifty pages from the final product that the release only succeeded in hurting Laymon’s career.

Fortunately for the author, a properly edited version of The Woods Are Dark finally hit the shelves in 2008. But by then, the author had already passed. He was fifty-four years old when he died in 2001, the result of a heart attack.

He had a wife and a daughter at the time.

Before going into fiction writing, Laymon worked as a school teacher and a librarian. The author has been described as Stephen King without the censorship because of the boundaries he pushes in his horror stories.

Richard Laymon Awards

Laymon won the Bram Stoker Award in 2001 (The Traveling Vampire Show). He was also nominated for Bram Stoker Awards in 1989, 1991, 1994 and 1996.

Best Richard Laymon Books

Laymon was a twisted writer, taking the blood, guts, and gore of the horror genre and adding a disturbing aspect to the equation, with some of the best books in the author’s bibliography including:

Endless Night: Jody and Evelyn’s little brother saw Evelyn die. They saw everyone die. At sixteen, Jody was dragged into a world filled with the sort of misery and pain most people never witness. A gang of killers came into the house and murdered everyone.

Jody managed to make it out alive. But neither she nor Evelyn’s brother can rest on their laurels. Simon is hunting them down. He has his reasons for wanting to get to Joby. But even if he wished to show her compassion, the choice has been taken out of Simon’s hands.

Simon’s comrades have given him an ultimatum. He either finds the only survivors of the slaughter or they kill his family. For Jody, the nightmare has just begun.

This Richard Laymon release came out in 2004 and it continued his penchant for taking readers down some truly dark and demented rabbit holes.

Jody Fargo takes center stage as the heroine of the story. When Jody goes to her best friend’s house for a sleepover, she expects a night of fun and games. Then the sound of breaking glass wakes Evelyn.

Jody initially dismisses her suspicions of a potential burglary. But Evelyn sticks to her guns. She knows what she heard and quickly proceeds to investigate the noise. The decision ends with Evelyn getting impaled by a spear.

Jody is horrified but she succeeds in containing her nerves, so much so that Evelyn’s killer does not take note of her. And the moment he moves on, Jody collects Andy, Evelyn’s twelve-year-old brother, and they flee the house. From there, Jody must fight to stay alive as her captors give chase.

In the Dark: Jane Kerry was ordinary. Nothing of note ever happened to the young librarian. But then she received an envelope with money that compelled her to find a book. Within it, she found even more money and an additional clue.

It takes Jane a while to realize that she has been pulled into a game, one that intends to not only test her intelligence but also determine how far she will go to win. Jane faces many a criminal and immoral challenge along the way.

As the game proceeds and as the stakes are elevated, things take a dangerous turn. Jane learns that quitting is no longer an option, not unless she wishes to forfeit her life.

When Does The Next Richard Laymon book come out?

Richard Laymon doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Short Stories: The Mystery and Men’s Magazines and was released on May, 14th 2014. It is the newest book in the Richard Laymon Short Story Collections.

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