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Richard Laymon


(Richard Carl Laymon)
USA flag (1947 - 2001)

aka Richard Kelly, Carl Laymon, Lee Davis Willoughby

Richard Laymon was born in Chicago and grew up in California. He has an MA in English Literature from Loyola University, Los Angeles. He has worked as a schoolteacher, a librarian and a mystery magazine editor.

Genres: Horror, Young Adult Fiction
 
Series
Beast House Chronicles
   1. The Cellar (1980)
   2. The Beast House (1987)
   3. The Midnight Tour (1998)
   4. Friday Night in the Beast House (2001)
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Novels
   Your Secret Admirer (1980) (as by Carl Laymon)
   The Woods Are Dark (1981)
   Nightmare Lake (1983) (as by Carl Laymon)
   Night Show (1984)
   Dawson's City (1984)
   Shootout At Joe's (1984)
   The Intruder (1984)
   Cardiac Arrest (1985)
   The Cobra (1985)
   Last Hand (1985)
   Marathon (1985)
   Night Games (1985)
   Night Ride (1985)
   The Caller (1985)
   Live Bait (1985)
   Lonely One (1985)
   All Hallow's Eve (1986)
   The Night Creature (1986)
   Beginner's Luck (1986)
   Dark Mountain (1987) (as by Richard Kelly)
     aka Tread Softly
   Halloween Hunt (1987)
   Return (1987)
   Thin Air (1987)
   Beware (1987)
   Flesh (1987)
   Midnight's Lair (1988) (as by Richard Kelly)
   Resurrection Dreams (1988)
   Funland (1989)
   The Stake (1990)
   Island (1991)
   One Rainy Night (1991)
   Darkness, Tell Us (1991)
   Blood Games (1992)
   Alarums (1992)
   Savage (1993)
   Endless Night (1993)
   In the Dark (1994)
   The Quake (1995)
   Body Rides (1996)
   Bite (1996)
   After Midnight (1997)
   The Wilds (1998)
   Among the Missing (1999)
   Cuts (1999)
   Come Out Tonight (1999)
   The Traveling Vampire Show (2000)
   Once Upon A Halloween (2000)
   Night in the Lonesome October (2001)
   The Halloween Mouse (2001)
   No Sanctuary (2001)
   Amara (2003)
     aka To Wake The Dead
   Meeting at Joe's (2003)
   The Lake (2004)
   Into the Fire (2005)
     aka The Glory Bus
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Collections
   Out Are the Lights (1982)
   A Good, Secret Place (1994)
   Ten Tales (1994) (with Neal Barrett Jr and Wendy Hornsby)
   Fiends (1997)
   A Writer's Tale (1998)
   Dreadful Tales (2000)
   Madman Stan and Other Stories (2004)
   Triage (2008) (with Jack Ketchum and Edward Lee)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   The Hearse (2003)
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Anthologies edited
   Bad News (2000)
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Chapbooks show
 
Richard Laymon recommends
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Red Angel (2003)
(Criminally Insane, book 2)
Andrew Harper (Douglas Clegg)
"Andrew Harper is one of the best!"
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Vampyrrhic Rites (2003)
(Vampyrrhic, book 2)
Simon Clark
"A master of eerie thrills."
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The Rising (2003)
(Rising, book 1)
Brian Keene
"A top-notch, terrifying thriller."

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Anthologies containing stories by Richard Laymon
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The Best of Cemetery Dance, Volume 2 (2020)
(Best of Cemetery Dance, book 2)
edited by
Richard Chizmar
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Discoveries (2016)
Best of Horror and Dark Fantasy
edited by
James R Beach and Jason V Brock
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Zombies (2012)
edited by
Otto Penzler

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