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John Farris


USA flag (b.1936)

aka Steve Brackeen

John Farris published his first suspense novel, When Michael Calls, in 1967 after already establishing himself as a mainstream popular fiction writer with works such as King Windom (1967) and Harrison High. The Fury, published in 1976 and later made into a movie directed by Brian de Palma, was a synthesis of horror and contemporary realism that epitomized the horror boom of the 1970s.

Genres: General Fiction, Horror, Mystery
 
Novels
   The Corpse Next Door (1956)
   The Body on the Beach (1957) (as by Steve Brackeen)
   Baby Moll (1958) (as by Steve Brackeen)
   Danger in My Blood (1959) (as by Steve Brackeen)
   Delfina (1962) (as by Steve Brackeen)
   The Long Night of Dawn (1962)
   The Guardians (1964) (as by Steve Brackeen)
   King Windom (1967)
   When Michael Calls (1967)
   The Captors (1969)
   Sharp Practice (1974)
   All Heads Turn When the Hunt Goes By (1977)
   Shatter (1980)
   Catacombs (1981)
   The Uninvited (1982)
     aka Unearthly
   Son of the Endless Night (1985)
   Minotaur (1985)
   Wildwood (1986)
   Nightfall (1987)
   The Axeman Cometh (1989)
   Bad Blood (1989)
   Fiends (1990)
   Sacrifice (1994)
   Dragonfly (1995)
   Soon She Will Be Gone (1997)
   Solar Eclipse (1999)
   Elvisland (2004)
   Phantom Nights (2005)
   You Don't Scare Me (2007)
   High Bloods (2009)
   Before the Night Ends (2013)
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Collections
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Series contributed to
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Short stories
The Guardians
The Odour of Violets
Horrorshow (1988)Bram Stoker (nominee)
I Scream. You Scream. We All Scream for Ice Cream (1990)
Scare Tactics [short story] (1990)


Awards
Bram Stoker Best Novellette nominee (1989) : Horrorshow
Bram Stoker Best Collection nominee (1989) : Scare Tactics