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Bentley Little


USA flag (b.1960)

aka Phillip Emmons

Bentley Little was born in Arizona. He received a BA in Communications and an MA in English and Comparative Literature from California State University. He currently lives in Fullerton, California with his wife and son. He also writes under the pseudonym 'Phillip Emmons'.

Genres: Horror
 
Novels
   The Revelation (1990)
   The Mailman (1991)
   Death Instinct (1992) (as by Phillip Emmons)
   The Summoning (1993)
   Evil Deeds (1994)
   The Night School (1994)
     aka University
   Dominion (1995)
   The Store (1996)
   The House (1997)
     aka Houses
   The Ignored (1997)
   Guests (1997)
   The Town (2000)
   The Walking (2000)
   The Association (2001)
   The Return (2002)
   The Policy (2003)
   The Resort (2004)
   Dispatch (2005)
   The Burning (2006)
   The Vanishing (2007)
   The Academy (2008)
   His Father's Son (2009)
   The Disappearance (2010)
   The Haunted (2012)
   The Influence (2013)
   The Consultant (2015)
   The Handyman (2017)
   The Bank (2020)
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Collections
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Novellas
   Hunting (2006)
   The Mall (2006)
   The Circle (2012)
   The Washingtonians (2018) (with Richard Chizmar and Johnathan Schaech)
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Anthologies edited
   The Best of Horror Library: Volumes 1-5 (2015) (with R. J. Cavender, Charles Colyott, Lorne Dixon and Tracie McBride)
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Anthologies containing stories by Bentley Little
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Short stories
Witch Woman (1985)
The Potato (1991)
The Man in the Passenger Seat (1993)
Monteith (1993)
From the Mouths of Babes (1994)
The Numbers Game (1994)
The Pond (1994)
See Marilyn Monroe's Panties! (1995)
Life With Father (1998)
Connie (1999)
The Theatre (1999)


Awards
Bram Stoker Best First Novel winner (1991) : The Revelation
Bram Stoker Best Collection nominee (2003) : The Collection
Bram Stoker Best Novel nominee (2012) : The Haunted


Bentley Little recommends
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AfterAge (1993)
Yvonne Navarro
"AfterAge is one hell of a good novel."
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Fireworks (2001)
James A Moore
"Here is a talent. Here is someone to watch."
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The Beast That Was Max (2001)
(Resurrection Cycle, book 1)
Gerard Daniel Houarner
"Real writing skill is a rarity; but it's abundantly evident in Houarner's impressive output."
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The Red Church (2002)
(Sheriff Littlefield, book 1)
Scott Nicholson
"Like Stephen King, he has an eye and ear for the rhythms of rural America, and like King he knows how to summon serious scares."
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In This Skin (2004)
Simon Clark
"Simon Clark has what it takes to be another Stephen King."
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In the Closet, Under the Bed (2009)
Lee Thomas
"A worthy successor to Clive Barker..."
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The Corporation (2012)
J F Gonzalez
"J.F. Gonzalez is a writer to watch."
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Infinity House (2012)
Shane McKenzie
"Unflinching and uncompromising, tough and talented, Shane McKenzie stands at the forefront of the next generation of horror writers."
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Dungeon Brain (2012)
Benjamin Kane Ethridge
"[Ethridge] may very well point the way to the future of the genre."
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The Stones In The Field (2016)
Michael Stephan Oates
"A profoundly heartbreaking work that digs into Personal costs of a kidnapping and terrorism."

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