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Ray Garton


USA flag (b.1962)

aka Joseph Locke

Ray Garton is the author of over fifty books including popular 1980s horror novel Live Girls and its sequel Night Life as well as the 2006 Leisure paperback The Loveliest Dead. He has also penned several short stories and novellas. In 2006, Ray received the World Horror Convention Grand Master Award at the World Horror Convention in San Francisco, putting Ray in the company of some of horror's most notable scribblers. He currently resides in California with his wife Dawn.

Genres: Horror, Young Adult Fantasy, Thriller, Mystery
 
Series
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Blood and Lace (as by Joseph Locke)
   1. Vampire Heart (1994)
   2. Deadly Relations (1994)
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Frankenstorm
   1. Severe Risk (2014)
   2. Hurricane Quentin (2014)
   3. Category 8 (2014)
   4. Deranged (2014)
   5. Chaos Theory (2014)
   6. Survivors (2014)
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Novels
   Seductions (1984)
   Darklings (1985)
   Invaders from Mars (1986)
   Crucifax Autumn (1988)
     aka Crucifax
   The Nightmares on Elm Street Part 4 (1989) (as by Joseph Locke)
   The Nightmares on Elm Street Part 5 (1989) (as by Joseph Locke)
   Warlock (1989)
   Trade Secrets (1990)
   Lot Lizards (1991)
   Kill the Teacher's Pet (1991) (as by Joseph Locke)
   The New Neighbor (1991)
   Petrified (1992) (as by Joseph Locke)
   Dark Channel (1992)
   Kiss of Death (1992) (as by Joseph Locke)
   Game Over (1993) (as by Joseph Locke)
   The Teacher (1993) (as by Joseph Locke)
   1-900-Killer (1994) (as by Joseph Locke)
   Vengeance (1994) (as by Joseph Locke)
   Biofire (1996)
   Website (1997)
   Shackled (1997)
   Good Burger (1997) (as by Joseph Locke)
   Can't Hardly Wait (1998)
   411 (1998)
   Sex and Violence in Hollywood (2001)
   Zombie Love (2003)
   Scissors (2004)
   The Loveliest Dead (2006)
   Crawlers! (2006)
   Ravenous (2008)
   Serpent Girl (2008)
   Bestial (2009)
   Murder Was My Alibi (2010)
   Trailer Park Noir (2011)
   Loveless (2011)
   Meds (2011)
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Collections
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Novellas
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Series contributed to
Secret World of Alex Mack
   19. Hocus Pocus! (1997) (as by Joseph Locke)
   33. Lights, Camera, Action! (1998)
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Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
   6. Been There, Done That (1998) (as by Joseph Locke)
   12. All That Glitters (1998)
   The Troll Bride (1998) (as by Joseph Locke)
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Non fiction
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Anthologies containing stories by Ray Garton
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Short stories
Active Member (1987)
Monsters (1988)
Sinema (1988)
Punishments (1989)
Dr Krusadian's Method (1990)
Fat (1990)
The Other Man (1990)
The Picture of Health (1990)
Shock Radio (1990)
Something Kinky (1990)
Pieces (1992)
Screams at the Gateway to Fame (1996)
Hair of the Dog (1997)
Haunted in the Head (1997)


Awards
Bram Stoker Best Novel nominee (1988) : Live Girls


Ray Garton recommends
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Bad Brains (1992)
Kathe Koja
"Relentlessly unnerving and compelling."
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Deadliest of the Species (2001)
Michael Oliveri
"Reading Mike Oliveri's work is very comfortable, like sitting in your favorite chair. His prose is clean, smooth, and vivid. It takes you by the hand and leads you into the story like an old friend who has something to show you. Then it turns on you and grabs you by the throat. But by then, it's too late to go back -- you have no choice but to keep moving forward, no matter how hard those hands squeeze, even when you can no longer breathe. The horror genre has a new name to watch -- Mike Oliveri is going places."
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Graveyard People (2003)
Gary A Braunbeck
"Gary A Braunbeck is simply one of the finest writers to come along in years. His work is chilling, touching, moving, and above all, compassionate and human. He elevates the genre with everything he writes. If you've read him, you already know this, but if you haven't, take this book home, get comfortable, and see what you've been missing -- you're in for a treat."
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The Seduction of Phaeton Black (2012)
(Phaeton Black, book 1)
Jillian Stone
"[A] dark Victorian concoction. . . sexy as hell!"
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Toilet Baby (2014)
Shane McKenzie
"Shane McKenzie has the kind of imagination that should require a license to operate."

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