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Jack Ketchum


(Dallas William Mayr)
USA flag (1946 - )

aka Jerzy Livingston

Jack Ketchum is the pseudonym for a former actor, teacher, literary agent, lumber salesman, and soda jerk. He is also a former flower child and baby boomer who figures that in 1956 Elvis, dinosaurs and horror probably saved his life. His first novel, OFF SEASON, an updating of the Sawney Beane story, prompted the Village Voice to publicly scold its publisher in print for publishing violent pornography. He has always wondered what they would think of THE GIRL NEXT DOOR. His short story THE BOX won a 1994 Bram Stoker Award from HWA.
 
Novels
Hide and Seek (1984)
Cover (1987)
She Wakes (1989)
The Girl Next Door (1989)
Joyride (1994)
     aka Road Kill
Stranglehold (1995)
     aka Only Child
Red (1995)
Ladies' Night (1997)
The Lost (2001)
The Crossings (2003)
Old Flames (2008)
The Woman (2010) (with Lucky McKee)
I'm Not Sam (2012) (with Lucky McKee)
The Secret Life of Souls (2016) (with Lucky McKee)



 
Collections
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Chapbooks
 
Novellas
 
Non fiction
Turning Japanese: (2013)
Writers On Writing (2015) (with Jasper Bark, Dave-Brendon de Burgh, Brian Hodge, Todd Keisling, Kevin Lucia, Monique Snyman, Tim Waggoner and Mercedes M Yardley)
 
Anthologies containing stories by Jack Ketchum
 
Short stories
To Suit the Crime (1992)
I'd Give Anything for You (1994) (with Edward Lee)
The Rose (1994)
Redemption (1995)
Snakes (1995)
The Turning (1995)
If Memory Serves (1996)
Love Letters from the Rain Forest (1996) (with Edward Lee)
Amid the Walking Wounded (1998)
Masks (1999) (with Edward Lee)
Right to Life [short story] (1999)Bram Stoker (nominee)
Gone (2000)Bram Stoker (nominee)


Awards
Bram Stoker Best Short Story winner (1995) : The Box
Bram Stoker Best Novellette nominee (2000) : Right to Life [short story]
Bram Stoker Best Short Story nominee (2001) : Gone
Bram Stoker Best Novel nominee (2002) : The Lost


Jack Ketchum recommends
Fever 42
Fever 42 (2002)
Christopher Fahy
"Chris Fahy has done some extraordinary things here...a ride that fundamentally makes you worry for your own strange trajectory.."

Dismember (2010)
Daniel Pyle
"A fast-paced grindhouse-movie of a book. The late Richard Laymon would have been grinning ear to ear."

The Truants (2017)
Lee Markham
"Markham's take on the inside of an anciet vampire's head is invigoratingly fresh as his story is by turns brutal and touching."

The Fourth Monkey (2017)
(Detective Sam Porter, book 1)
J D Barker
"Serial killers in fiction are a dime a dozen these days, and it takes a powerful lot of thought and crafty planning to come up with one who’s unique. "
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Cutting Block Single Slices, Volume 1 (2017)
Patrick Beltran
"A tight collection of talented writers, exploring the dark and lonely..."


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