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Stephen King

(Stephen Edwin King)
USA (1947 - )
Husband of Tabitha King, father of Joe Hill, father of Owen King

aka Richard Bachman, John Swithen

Stephen King has written over a hundred books and novellas including The Stand, Bag of Bones, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft and Just After Sunset. Many of his stories have been turned into classic films including Misery, Stand By Me and The Shawshank Redemption. He is winner of America's prestigious National Book Award and was voted Grand Master in the 2007 Edgar Allen Poe awards.

He lives with his wife, novelist Tabitha King, in Maine, USA.
 
Novels
CarrieSalem's LotThe StandThe Dead Zone
FirestarterThe MistCujoCycle of the Werewolf
ChristinePet SemataryItMisery
The Eyes of the DragonThe TommyknockersThe Dark HalfNeedful Things
The Stand, the Complete and Uncut EditionGerald's GameDolores ClaiborneInsomnia
Rose MadderDesperationThe Green MileBag of Bones
The Girl Who Loved Tom GordonDreamcatcherFrom a Buick 8The Colorado Kid
CellLisey's StoryDuma KeyUnder the Dome
11/22/63JoylandMr. MercedesRevival
 
Omnibus
The Shining / Salems Lot / CarrieCarrie / the TommyknockersDesperation / RegulatorsStephen King Omnibus
 
Collections
Night ShiftDifferent SeasonsStephen King's CreepshowSkeleton Crew
Four Past MidnightGray Matter: And Other StoriesNightmares and DreamscapesSix Stories
Blood and Smoke (audio)Hearts in AtlantisSecret Windows: Essays and Fiction On The Craft Of WritingThe Man in the Black Suit: 4 Dark Tales
Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark TalesThe Secretary of DreamsJust After SunsetRoad Rage
Stephen King Goes To The MoviesFull Dark, No Stars
 
Chapbooks
Silver BulletMy Pretty PonyThe Library PolicemanLawnmower Man
Umney's Last CaseQuitter's Inc.Apt PupilLT's Theory of Pets
 
Plays
Storm of the Century (1999)
Ghost Brothers of Darkland County (2013) (with T Bone Burnett and John Mellencamp)
Storm of the CenturyGhost Brothers of Darkland County
 
Graphic Novels
The Talisman: Vol. 1: The Road of TrialsAmerican Vampire Vol. 1Stephen King's N.The Dark Man: An Illustrated Poem
 
Novellas
The Breathing MethodThe LangoliersSecret Window, Secret GardenFour Past Midnight: The Sun Dog
The BodyThe Shawshank RedemptionRiding the BulletSecret Window
Stationary BikeThe Gingerbread GirlThe Little Sisters of EluriaUr
Blockade BillyMile 81ThrottleStephen King's Battleground
A Face in the CrowdIn the Tall Grass
 
Series contributed to
Terror's Echo
 
The Best American Short Stories 2007
 
Non fiction
Danse MacabreNightmares in the Sky: Gargoyles and GrotesquesMid-Life Confidential: The Rock Bottom Remainders Tour America With Three Chords and an AttitudeStephen King Live
On Writing: A Memoir of the CraftThe WaveDancer BenefitBuilding Bridges: Stephen King Live at the National Book AwardsFaithful: Two Diehard Boston Red Sox Fans Chronicle the 2004 Season
Stephen King Spills the Beans: Career-Spanning Interviews with America's Bestselling AuthorGunsHard Listening: The Greatest Rock Band Ever (of Authors) Tells All
 
Anthologies containing stories by Stephen King
Tales of Unknown Horror (1974)
Chamber of Horrors (1978)
The Year's Finest Fantasy (1978)
Shadows (1978)
More Tales of Unknown Horror (1979)
The Year's Best Horror Stories VII (1979)
The Year's Finest Fantasy Volume 2 (1979)
New Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos (1980)
New Terrors 2 (1980)
Dark Forces (1980)
The 21st Pan Book of Horror Stories (1980)
The 17th Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (1981)
The Giant Book of Horror Stories (1981)
Fantasy Annual III (1981)
Modern Masters of Horror (1981)
Fantasy Annual IV (1981)
Shadows 4 (1981)
The Science Fiction Weight-Loss Book (1983)
The Year's Best Horror Stories XIII (1985)
Realms of Darkness (1985)
Horrors (1986)
A Treasury of American Horror Stories (1986)
Masques 2 (1987)
The Colour of Evil (1987)
Horror Stories (1988)
Prime Evil (1988)
The Mammoth Book of Short Horror Novels (1988)
Book of the Dead (1989)
Dark Visions (1989)
Dark Voices: The Best from the Pan Book of Horror Stories (1990)
Horror Story Volume 3 (1991)
I Shudder at Your Touch (1991)
Midnight Graffiti (1992)
Young Blood (1994)
The Puffin Book of Horror Stories (1994)
Space Movies: Classic Science Fiction Films (1995)
The Vampire Omnibus (1995)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Eighth Annual Collection (1995)
Dark Love (1995)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Ninth Annual Collection (1996)
Twists of the Tale (1996)
American Gothic Tales (1996)
Blood Thirst: 100 Years of Vampire Fiction (1997)
Dancing with the Dark (1997)
Robert Bloch's Psychos (1997)
The Playboy Book of Science Fiction (1998)
The Best of the Best (1998)
Legends (1998)
Eternal Lovecraft: The Persistence of H P Lovecraft in Popular Culture (1998)
Tales of The Cthulhu Mythos (1999)
Vintage Science Fiction (1999)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Twelfth Annual Collection (1999)
999: Twenty-nin Original Tales of Horror and Suspense (1999)
Technohorror: Tales of Terror, Suspense, and Intrigue (1999)
Tales of Unknown HorrorChamber of HorrorsThe Year's Finest FantasyShadows
More Tales of Unknown HorrorThe Year's Best Horror Stories VIIThe Year's Finest Fantasy Volume 2New Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos
New Terrors 2Dark ForcesThe 21st Pan Book of Horror StoriesThe 17th Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories
The Giant Book of Horror StoriesFantasy Annual IIIModern Masters of HorrorFantasy Annual IV
Shadows 4The Science Fiction Weight-Loss BookThe Year's Best Horror Stories XIIIRealms of Darkness
HorrorsA Treasury of American Horror StoriesThe Colour of EvilHorror Stories
Prime EvilThe Mammoth Book of Short Horror NovelsBook of the DeadDark Visions
Dark Voices: The Best from the Pan Book of Horror StoriesHorror Story Volume 3I Shudder at Your TouchMidnight Graffiti
The Puffin Book of Horror StoriesSpace Movies: Classic Science Fiction FilmsThe Vampire OmnibusThe Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Eighth Annual Collection
Dark LoveThe Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Ninth Annual CollectionTwists of the TaleAmerican Gothic Tales
Blood Thirst: 100 Years of Vampire FictionDancing with the DarkRobert Bloch's PsychosThe Playboy Book of Science Fiction
The Best of the BestLegendsEternal Lovecraft: The Persistence of H P Lovecraft in Popular CultureTales of The Cthulhu Mythos
Vintage Science FictionThe Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Twelfth Annual Collection999: Twenty-nin Original Tales of Horror and SuspenseTechnohorror: Tales of Terror, Suspense, and Intrigue
 
Short stories
Cain Rose Up (1968)
Here There Be Tygers (1968)
The Reaper's Image (1969)
Graveyard Shift (1970)
I Am the Doorway (1971)
Battleground (1972)
The Mangler (1972)
The Boogeyman (1973)
Gray Matter [short story] (1973)
Trucks (1973)
Night Surf (1974)
Sometimes They Come Back (1974)
The Lawnmower Man (1975)
Salem's Lot (excerpt) (1975)
Strawberry Spring (1975)
I Know What You Need (1976)
The Ledge (1976)
The Cat from Hell (1977)
Children of the Corn (1977)
The Man Who Loved Flowers (1977)
One for the Road (1977)
The Gunslinger [short story] (1978)
Jerusalem's Lot (1978)
The Last Rung on the Ladder (1978)
The Night of the Tiger (1978)
Nona (1978)
Quitters, Inc. (1978)
The Woman in the Room (1978)
The Crate (1979)
Big Wheels (1980)
Crouch End (1980)
The Mist [short story] (1980)
The Monkey (1980)
The Way Station (1980)Nebula (nominee)
The Wedding Gig (1980)
The Jaunt (1981)
The Man Who Would Not Shake Hands (1981)
The Reach (1981)
     aka Do the Dead Sing?
World Fantasy
Apt Pupil [short story] (1982)
Big Wheels: A Tale of the Laundry Game (1982)
The Body [short story] (1982)
The Breathing Method [short story] (1982)World Fantasy (nominee)
Morning Deliveries (1982)
The Raft (1982)
Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption (1982)
Survivor Type (1982)
Uncle Clayton (1983)
Uncle Otto's Truck (1983)
The Word Processor (1983)
Word Processor of the Gods (1983)
The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet (1984)World Fantasy (nominee)
Gramma (1984)
Mrs Todd's Shortcut (1984)
The Revelations of 'Becka Paulson (1984)
Beachworld (1985)
For Owen (1985)
Paranoid: A Chant (1985)
The End of the Whole Mess (1986)World Fantasy (nominee)
The Fifth Quarter (1986)
Popsy (1987)
Dedication (1988)
The Night Flier (1988)Bram Stoker (nominee)
The Reploids (1988)
Sneakers (1988)
Dolan's Cadillac (1989)
Home Delivery (1989)
The Langoliers [short story] (1989)Bram Stoker (nominee)
The Library Policeman [short story] (1989)
My Pretty Pony [short story] (1989)
Rainy Season (1989)
Secret Window, Secret Garden [short story] (1989)
The Sun Dog (1989)
The Moving Finger (1990)
It Grows on You (1991)
Chattery Teeth (1992)
You Know They Got a Hell of a Band (1992)
Brooklyn August (1993)
The Doctor's Case (1993)
Head Down (1993)
The House on Maple Street (1993)
Sorry, Right Number (1993)
Suffer the Little Children (1993)
The Ten O'Clock People (1993)
Umney's Last Case [short story] (1993)
The Man in The Black Suit [short story] (1994)World Fantasy
Lunch at the Gotham Cafe (1995)Bram Stoker
Autopsy Room Four (1997)Bram Stoker (nominee)
Blind Willie (1997)
Everything's Eventual [short story] (1997)Bram Stoker (nominee)
L.T.'s Theory of Pets (1997)
Lucky Quarter (1997)
The Little Sisters of Eluria (1998)
That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It Is in French (1998)
Hearts in Atlantis [short story] (1999)British Fantasy Society (nominee)
Heavenly Shades of Night are Falling (1999)
Low Men in Yellow Coats (1999)
Riding the Bullet [short story] (1999)Bram Stoker (nominee)
The Road Virus Heads North (1999)British Fantasy Society (nominee)
Why We're in Vietnam (1999)
1408 (2000)
In the Deathroom (2000)


Awards
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (1976) : Salem's Lot
World Fantasy Best Collection nominee (1979) : Night Shift
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (1979) : The Stand
Nebula nominee (1981) : The Way Station
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (1981) : The Mist
British Fantasy Society Best Novel winner (1982) : Cujo
World Fantasy Best Short story winner (1982) : The Reach
World Fantasy nominee (1983) : The Breathing Method [short story]
World Fantasy Best Collection nominee (1983) : Different Seasons
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (1984) : Pet Sematary
World Fantasy nominee (1985) : The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (1985) : The Talisman
World Fantasy Best Collection nominee (1986) : Skeleton Crew
British Fantasy Society Best Novel winner (1987) : It
World Fantasy Best Short story nominee (1987) : The End of the Whole Mess
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (1987) : It
Bram Stoker Best Novel winner (1988) : Misery
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (1988) : Misery
Bram Stoker nominee (1989) : The Night Flier
Bram Stoker Best Collection winner (1991) : Four Past Midnight
Bram Stoker nominee (1991) : The Langoliers [short story]
Bram Stoker Best Novel nominee (1992) : Needful Things
Bram Stoker Best Novel nominee (1992) : The Waste Lands
Bram Stoker Best Collection nominee (1994) : Nightmares and Dreamscapes
Bram Stoker Best Novel nominee (1995) : Insomnia
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (1995) : Rose Madder
World Fantasy Best Short story winner (1995) : The Man in The Black Suit [short story]
Bram Stoker winner (1996) : Lunch at the Gotham Cafe
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (1996) : The Green Mile
Bram Stoker Best Novel winner (1997) : The Green Mile
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (1997) : Wizard and Glass
Bram Stoker nominee (1998) : Everything's Eventual [short story]
Bram Stoker Best Short story nominee (1999) : Autopsy Room Four
Bram Stoker Best Novel winner (1999) : Bag of Bones
British Fantasy Society Best Novel winner (1999) : Bag of Bones
British Fantasy Society Best Collection nominee (1999) : Hearts in Atlantis
British Fantasy Society Best Short story nominee (1999) : Hearts in Atlantis [short story]
British Fantasy Society Best Short story nominee (1999) : The Road Virus Heads North
Bram Stoker Best Collection nominee (2000) : Hearts in Atlantis
Bram Stoker winner (2000) : On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
World Fantasy Best Collection nominee (2000) : Hearts in Atlantis
Bram Stoker nominee (2001) : Riding the Bullet [short story]
Bram Stoker Best Novel nominee (2002) : Black House
Bram Stoker Best Novel nominee (2003) : From a Buick 8
Bram Stoker Best Novel nominee (2004) : The Dark Tower
World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement winner (2004)
British Fantasy Society Best Novel winner (2005) : The Dark Tower
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (2005) : Song of Susannah
Bram Stoker Best Novel nominee (2006) : Lisey's Story
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (2007) : Lisey's Story


Books about Stephen King
Stephen King: The Art of Darkness (1982) by Douglas E Winter
Fear Itself: The Horror Fiction of Stephen King (1982) by Chuck Miller and Tim Underwood
The Many Facets of Stephen King (1985) by Michael R Collings
The Gothic World of Stephen King: Landscape of Nightmares (1987) by Ray B Browne and Gary Hoppenstand
The Essential Stephen King: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels, Short Stories, Movies, and Other Creations of the World's Most Popular Writer (1988) by Stephen J Spignesi
Bare Bones: Conversations with Stephen King (1988) by Chuck Miller and Tim Underwood
Stephen King: The First Decade, Carrie to Pet Sematary (1988) by Joseph Reino
Reign of Fear: The Fiction and the Films of Stephen King (1988) by Don Herron
Landscape of Fear: Stephen King's American Gothic (1988) by Tony Magistrale
Feast of Fear: Conversations with Stephen King (1989) by Chuck Miller
Annotated Guide to Stephen King: A Primary And Secondary Bibliography of the Works of America's Premier Horror Writer (1990) by Michael R Collings
American Horror Fiction: From Brockden Brown to Stephen King (1990) by Brian Docherty
The Stephen King Quiz Book (1990) by Stephen J Spignesi
The Complete Stephen King Encyclopedia (1991) by Stephen J Spignesi
The Shape Under the Sheet: The Complete Stephen King Encyclopedia (1991) by Stephen J Spignesi
The Stephen King Companion (1991) by George Beahm
A Casebook on the Stand (1992) by Tony Magistrale
Films of Stephen King (1992) by Michael R Collings
Shorter Works of Stephen King (1992) by Michael R Collings and David Engebretson
Stephen King as Richard Bachman (1992) by Michael R Collings
The Stephen King Phenomenon (1992) by Michael R Collings
Moral Voyages of Stephen King (1992) by Tony Magistrale
The Dark Descent (1992) by Tony Magistrale
Stephen King (1992) by Tony Magistrale
The Second Stephen King Quiz Book (1992) by Stephen J Spignesi
The Films of Stephen King (1993) by Ann Lloyd
Stephen King's America (1994) by Jonathan P Davis
Stephen King: Pop Culture Legends (1995) by Amy Keyishian and Marjorie Keyishian
The Work of Stephen King (1996) by Boden Clarke (Robert Reginald) and Michael R Collings
Maps of Heaven, Maps of Hell: Religious Terror as Memory from the Puritans to Stephen King (1996) by Edward J Ingebretsen
Scaring Us to Death: Impact of Stephen King on Popular Culture (1997) by Michael R Collings
Stephen King: Bloom's Bio Critiques (1997) by Harold Bloom
The Ultimate Unauthorized Stephen King Trivia Challenge (1997) by Robert W Bly
The Lost Work of Stephen King: A Guide to Unpublished Manuscripts, Story Fragments, Alternative Versions and Oddities (1998) by Stephen J Spignesi
A Novel Approach: The Shawshank Redemption (1998) by Elisabeth Gareis
Stephen King: America's Best-Loved Boogeyman (1998) by George Beahm
Stephen King A to Z: A Dictionary of People, Place And Things in the Works of the King of Horror (1998) by Stephen J Spignesi
Stephen King from A to Z: An Encyclopedia of His Life and Work (1998) by George Beahm
Stephen King: People in the News Series (1999) by John F Wukovits
Stephen King Country (1999) by George Beahm
Stephen King (2000) by Peter Mann
Stephen King: King of Thrillers and Horror (2000) by Suzan Wilson
The Stephen King Universe (2001) by Stanley J Wiater
Creepshows: the Illustrated Stephen King Movie Guide (2001) by Stephen Jones
Revisiting Stephen King (2002) by Sharon A Russell
The Stephen King Encyclopedia (2003) by Stephen J Spignesi
Horror Plum'D: An International Stephen King Bibliography and Guide, 1960-2000 (2003) by Michael R Collings
Stephen King the Dark Tower: A Concordance (2003) by Robin Furth
Hollywood's Stephen King (2003) by Tony Magistrale
The Road to the Dark Tower: Exploring Stephen King's Magnum Opus (2004) by Bev Vincent
Stephen King's the Dark Tower: A Concordance, Volume II (2005) by Robin Furth
The Complete Stephen King Universe: A Guide to the Worlds of Stephen King (2006) by Christopher Golden, Hank Wagner and Stanley Wiater
Stephen King's The Dark Tower: The Complete Concordance (2006) by Robin Furth
Stephen King Is Richard Bachman (2007) by Michael R Collings
The Science of Stephen King (2007) by Lois Gresh and Robert E Weinberg
Stephen King: The Art of DarknessFear Itself: The Horror Fiction of Stephen KingThe Many Facets of Stephen KingThe Gothic World of Stephen King: Landscape of Nightmares
The Essential Stephen King: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels, Short Stories, Movies, and Other Creations of the World's Most Popular WriterBare Bones: Conversations with Stephen KingStephen King: The First Decade, Carrie to Pet SemataryReign of Fear: The Fiction and the Films of Stephen King
Landscape of Fear: Stephen King's American GothicFeast of Fear: Conversations with Stephen KingAnnotated Guide to Stephen King: A Primary And Secondary Bibliography of the Works of America's Premier Horror WriterAmerican Horror Fiction: From Brockden Brown to Stephen King
The Stephen King Quiz BookThe Complete Stephen King EncyclopediaThe Shape Under the Sheet: The Complete Stephen King EncyclopediaThe Stephen King Companion
Films of Stephen KingStephen King as Richard BachmanThe Stephen King PhenomenonThe Dark Descent
The Films of Stephen KingStephen King's AmericaStephen King: Pop Culture LegendsMaps of Heaven, Maps of Hell: Religious Terror as Memory from the Puritans to Stephen King
Stephen King: Bloom's Bio CritiquesThe Ultimate Unauthorized Stephen King Trivia ChallengeThe Lost Work of Stephen King: A Guide to Unpublished Manuscripts, Story Fragments, Alternative Versions and OdditiesA Novel Approach: The Shawshank Redemption
Stephen King: America's Best-Loved BoogeymanStephen King from A to Z: An Encyclopedia of His Life and WorkStephen King: People in the News SeriesStephen King Country
Stephen KingStephen King: King of Thrillers and HorrorThe Stephen King UniverseCreepshows: the Illustrated Stephen King Movie Guide
Revisiting Stephen KingThe Stephen King EncyclopediaHorror Plum'D: An International Stephen King Bibliography and Guide, 1960-2000Stephen King the Dark Tower: A Concordance
Hollywood's Stephen KingThe Road to the Dark Tower: Exploring Stephen King's Magnum OpusStephen King's the Dark Tower: A Concordance, Volume IIThe Complete Stephen King Universe: A Guide to the Worlds of Stephen King
Stephen King's The Dark Tower: The Complete ConcordanceStephen King Is Richard BachmanThe Science of Stephen King
 
Links to other websites
The Official Stephen King Web Presence


Stephen King recommends
The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
The Case of Charles Dexter Ward (1943)
H P Lovecraft
"The 20th century horror story's dark and baroque prince."
Nothing More Than Murder
Nothing More Than Murder (1949)
Jim Thompson
"My favorite crime novelist - often imitated but never duplicated - is Jim Thompson."
Fear
Fear (1951)
L Ron Hubbard
"A classic tale of creeping, surreal menace and horror... One of the really, really good ones."
The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread
The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread (1965)
(Morris Bird III, book 1)
Don Robertson
"the Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread is a brillant piece of writting- a book to put on the same shelf as The Catcher in the Rye and The Outsider. What waas it like to be at mid-century in the Midwest? Read this book and see."
Charles Addams Mother Goose
Charles Addams Mother Goose (1967)
Charles Addams
"Hurrah for this rediscovered treasure!"
Pale Gray for Guilt
Pale Gray for Guilt (1968)
(Travis McGee, book 9)
John D MacDonald
"...the great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller."
Riotous Assembly
Riotous Assembly (1971)
Tom Sharpe
"The funniest writer now working in the English language."
The Forever War
The Forever War (1974)
(Forever War, book 1)
Joe Haldeman
"If there was a Fort Knox for the science fiction writers who really matter, we'd have to lock Haldeman up there."
Deathbird Stories
Deathbird Stories (1975)
Harlan Ellison
"If there is such a thing as a fantasist for the 1980's (always assuming there are 1980's) then Harlan Ellison is almost surely that writer."
The Fury
The Fury (1976)
(Fury, book 1)
John Farris
"America's premier novelist of terror, nobody does it better."
The Doll Who Ate His Mother
The Doll Who Ate His Mother (1976)
Ramsey Campbell
"The climax of the hunt is one of the most effective sequences in modern horror fiction."
Hurricane Wake
Hurricane Wake (1977)
Rosalind Ashe
"A beautifully written and constructed novel of mounting fear and terror...a good representative of a rare genre indeed - it is a novel of the inexplicable."
Falling Angel
Falling Angel (1978)
William Hjortsberg
"A terrific book...I've never read anything remotely like it. Trying to imagine what must have happened if Raymond Chandler had written The Exorcist is as close as I can come."
By Reason of Insanity
By Reason of Insanity (1979)
Shane Stevens
"One of the finest novels ever written about perfect evil... I recommend it unreservedly."
The Last Call of Mourning
The Last Call of Mourning (1979)
(Oxrun Station)
Charles L Grant
"For anyone who can afford to leave all the lights burning after the last page has been turned."
The Totem
The Totem (1979)
David Morrell
"A knockout!"
To Wake the Dead
To Wake the Dead (1980)
Ramsey Campbell
"One of the scariest, most important novels of horror and the occult that I've read in a long time."
The Land of Laughs
The Land of Laughs (1980)
Jonathan Carroll
"I can't remember when I've been so blown away by a fantasy novel."
Books of Blood Volume 1
Books of Blood Volume 1 (1981)
Clive Barker
"The future of horror is Clive Barker."
The Tribe
The Tribe (1981)
Bari Wood
"The writing is sharp and lucid, the characters are wonderfully three dimensional, drawn with wit and intelligence, and that thing in the box had me nervous about going upstairs after I finished the book at two in the morning."
Catacombs
Catacombs (1981)
John Farris
"A fantastic adventure novel."
The Elementals
The Elementals (1981)
Michael McDowell
"Mr McDowell's next book can't come soon enough."
The Nestling
The Nestling (1982)
Charles L Grant
"A riveting and bloodcurdling novel of small-town horror by one of the premier horror writers of his or any generation."
Phantoms
Phantoms (1983)
Dean Koontz
"Gruesome and unrelenting - I couldn't let it alone until I was done."
Missionary Stew
Missionary Stew (1983)
Ross Thomas
"Funny, cynical, and altogether delicious. Moves so fast it makes the last Ludlum novel you read look like a dodge-'em car in an amusement park"
Nerve Endings
Nerve Endings (1984)
William Martin
"A thriller-reader's joy - smart, scary, thought-provoking. Impossible to put down."
The Ceremonies
The Ceremonies (1984)
T E D Klein
"The most exciting horror novel since Peter Straub's Ghost Story."
Glitz
Glitz (1985)
Elmore Leonard
"After finishing Glitz I went out to the bookstore and bought everything else of Elmore Leonard I could find."
Dealing in Futures
Dealing in Futures (1985)
Joe Haldeman
"Marvelous"
A Mortal Glamour
A Mortal Glamour (1985)
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
"Terrifying. Her picture of women going slowly mad in a convent during one of history's darkest periods is both gruesome and irresistible."
Strangers
Strangers (1986)
Dean Koontz
"The best novel he has written."
The Hungry Moon
The Hungry Moon (1986)
Ramsey Campbell
"He uses the Lovecraftian themes of survival, the occult and the things which may live at the rim of the universe in a way that rings true for our time."
Yellow Fog
Yellow Fog (1986)
(Don Sebastian de Villanueva, book 4)
Les Daniels
"Daniels' work is dark but humane. His horror novels deserve a much wider audience."
Books of Blood Volume 3
Books of Blood Volume 3 (1986)
Clive Barker
"What he's doing now is important exciting. He's an original...he even scares me."
Over the Edge
Over the Edge (1987)
(Alex Delaware, book 3)
Jonathan Kellerman
"...a compulsive pageturner...filled with insight, charged with suspense..."
Bones of the Moon
Bones of the Moon (1987)
(Rondua, book 1)
Jonathan Carroll
"I was taken away, thrilled like a spectator at a really good magic show. I want to buttonhole people and say, read this! Read this!"
Scars and Other Distinguishing Marks
Scars and Other Distinguishing Marks (1987)
Richard Matheson and Richard Christian Matheson
"A typical Matheson story is like something shot out of a staple gun - short, tightly-wrapped, and abrupt...Matheson is remarkable."
Slob
Slob (1987)
(Chaingang, book 1)
Rex Miller
"This terrifying and original novel marks the debut of a writer who is able to bring dynamite with both hands."
The Crosskiller
The Crosskiller (1988)
Marcel Montecino
"I loved this book. I don't think I've read a murder/suspense story that could generate this kind of heavy firepower for five years or more."
Sleeping in Flame
Sleeping in Flame (1988)
(Rondua, book 2)
Jonathan Carroll
"Couldnt put it down...such a gorgeous, frightening, imaginative, loving, unsettling, funny, gruesome, thought-provoking novel."
Fade
Fade (1988)
Robert Cormier
"Imagine what might happen if Holden Caulfield stepped into H. G. Wells The Invisible Man and you'll have an idea how Fade is...I was absolutely riveted."
Eternal Bliss
Eternal Bliss (1988)
Christopher Fahy
"A wonderful writer."
Burning Water
Burning Water (1989)
(Diana Tregarde, book 1)
Mercedes Lackey
"She'll keep you up long past your bedtime."
Rules of Prey
Rules of Prey (1989)
(Lucas Davenport, book 1)
John Sandford
"It's a big suspenseful read and I loved every minute of it. "
The Girl Next Door
The Girl Next Door (1989)
Jack Ketchum
"THE GIRL NEXT DOOR is alive...it does not just promise terror but actually delivers it.. it's a page-turner..."
The Lyssa Syndrome
The Lyssa Syndrome (1990)
Christopher Fahy
"I read it in one big gulp, and I think it is extraordinary...a suspense triumph, a high-speed horror bullet that simply riveted me..."
Children of the Night
Children of the Night (1990)
(Diana Tregarde, book 2)
Mercedes Lackey
"Mercedes Lackey's work is as sharp--and scary--as the suddenly revealed fang of a vampire. She'll keep you up long past your bedtime."
Tender
Tender (1990)
Mark Childress
"A big, all-American, technicolor dreamboat of a book... This is a great novel."
Summer of Night
Summer of Night (1991)
(Summer of Night, book 1)
Dan Simmons
"An American nightmare with scares, suspense, and a sweet, surprising nostalgia, one of those rare must-read books. I am in awe of Dan Simmons."
Shadow Dance
Shadow Dance (1991)
Douglas Borton
"Douglas Borton is very, very good!"
The Last Vampire
The Last Vampire (1991)
T M Wright
"T. M. Wright is a rare and blazing talent."
Jinx High
Jinx High (1991)
(Diana Tregarde, book 3)
Mercedes Lackey
"As sharp and as scary - as the suddenly revealed fang of a vampire."
The Angel Maker
The Angel Maker (1993)
(Boldt / Matthews, book 2)
Ridley Pearson
"A hard book to put down... And even harder to forget."
A Simple Plan
A Simple Plan (1993)
Scott Smith
"The best suspense novel of the year - hell, of the 1990s."
Bad Love
Bad Love (1993)
(Alex Delaware, book 8)
Jonathan Kellerman
"Simply too good to miss."
No Witnesses
No Witnesses (1994)
(Boldt / Matthews, book 3)
Ridley Pearson
"Ridley Pearson just keeps getting better."
Stranglehold
Stranglehold (1995)
Jack Ketchum
"A devastating novel."
The Weatherman
The Weatherman (1995)
(Weatherman, book 1)
Steve Thayer
"One of the highest take-off points of any novel in recent memory."
Splatterpunks II: Over the Edge
Splatterpunks II: Over the Edge (1995)
Paul M Sammon
"The most vital and visceral horror coalition operating today."
Undone
Undone (1996)
Michael Kimball
"Sly, sexy, suspenseful... and very, very moving."
A Test of Wills
A Test of Wills (1996)
(Ian Rutledge, book 1)
Charles Todd
"You're going to love Todd."
My Soul to Keep
My Soul to Keep (1997)
(African Immortals, book 1)
Tananarive Due
"An eerie epic ... bears favorable comparison to Interview with a Vampire. I loved this novel."
Players
Players (1997)
Clay Reynolds
"Ingenious... Leaves readers gasping and eager for more."
Bloodstream
Bloodstream (1998)
Tess Gerritsen
"...what Anne Rice is to vampires, Gerritsen is to the tale of medical suspense... She is better than Palmer, better than Cook ... yes, even better than Crichton."
The Best of Cemetery Dance
The Best of Cemetery Dance (1998)
Richard T Chizmar
"Cemetery Dance is one of the best. Great stuff. "
The Midnight Tour
The Midnight Tour (1998)
(Beast House Chronicles, book 3)
Richard Laymon
"If you've missed Laymon, you've missed a treat."
Indigo
Indigo (1999)
Graham Joyce
"Clever, engrossing, and very scary. I was up until one in the morning."
Big Trouble
Big Trouble (1999)
Dave Barry
"I laughed so hard I fell out of a chair. . ."
The Ancient
The Ancient (2000)
Muriel Gray
"Scary and Unputdownable. If you're going to read a single suspenser in 2001, make it this one."
Infinity Beach
Infinity Beach (2000)
Jack McDevitt
"Nail-biting ... I simply couldn't put it down."
Crying Wolf
Crying Wolf (2000)
Peter Abrahams
"My favorite American suspense novelist."
The Hook
The Hook (2000)
Donald E Westlake
"THE HOOK is a heartstopping suspense novel from the pro of pros. I was hooked myself, from page one. The book is full of nasty jolts and turns, including one of the most hair-raising murder scenes ever written. THE AX was good; THE HOOK is ever so much better. Westlake shines...and in this case, he terrifies, as well."
The Death Artist
The Death Artist (2000)
Dennis Etchison
"Etchison is one hell of a fiction writer."
Protect and Defend
Protect and Defend (2000)
(Kerry Kilcannon, book 2)
Richard North Patterson
"Lightening in a bottle... you can't put the damn thing down, and you don't want to. "
Nightmare at 20,000 Feet
Nightmare at 20,000 Feet (2001)
Richard Matheson
"Be warned: You are in the hands of a writer who asks no quarter and gives none. He will wring you dry... and when you close this volume he will leave you with the greatest gift a writer can give. He will leave you wanting more."
About the Author
About the Author (2001)
John Colapinto
"A thriller worthy of Hitchcock at his best. I wasn't able to put it down. Splendid suspense."
Speaks the Nightbird
Speaks the Nightbird (2002)
(Matthew Corbett, book 1)
Robert R McCammon
"...an excellent story, full of tension and suspense..."
Chindi
Chindi (2002)
(Engines of God, book 3)
Jack McDevitt
"In his ability to absolutely rivet the reader, it seems to me that McDevitt is the logical heir to Isaac Asimov and Arthur C Clarke."
Sleep No More
Sleep No More (2002)
(Mississippi, book 4)
Greg Iles
"...should come with a red wrapper marked DANGER, HIGH EXPLOSIVES... a shocker that really shocks. You'll find yourself afraid to turn off the light after seven chapters, and after eleven, you may find yourself wondering if the person lying next to you when you do darken the room is someone you really know or a dangerous stranger... gets under the skin, and then burrows deep."
The Straw Men
The Straw Men (2002)
(Straw Men, book 1)
Michael Marshall
"Brilliantly written and scary as hell."
Fever 42
Fever 42 (2002)
Christopher Fahy
"Wildly funny and surprisingly sad. The combination made me think of the early J.D. Salinger... A wonderful writer."
Gravediggers' Party
Gravediggers' Party (2002)
Gahan Wilson
"Genuine weirdness combined with wit and intelligence."
The Last Good Day
The Last Good Day (2003)
Peter Blauner
"A wonderful novel."
A Kind of Flying
A Kind of Flying (2003)
Ron Carlson
"These stories glow with a radioactive otherness. It's great fun to watch them sparkle and fizz into glorious full-color wirdness."
The Night Country: Or, the Darkness on the Edge of Town
The Night Country: Or, the Darkness on the Edge of Town (2003)
Stewart O'Nan
"...scary, sad, funny...mesmerizing read..."
Dynamite Road
Dynamite Road (2003)
(Weiss and Bishop, book 1)
Andrew Klavan
"Andrew Klavan is the most original American novelist of crime and suspense."
Omega
Omega (2003)
(Engines of God, book 4)
Jack McDevitt
"In his ability to absolutely rivet the reader, it seems to me that McDevitt is the logical heir to Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke."
The Bloody Crown of Conan
The Bloody Crown of Conan (2003)
(Conan)
Robert E Howard
"Stories such as 'The People of the Black Circle' glow with the fierce and eldritch light of his frenzied intensity."
The Memory of Running
The Memory of Running (2004)
Ron McLarty
"This is a book that can do more than walk; it has a chance to be a breakout bestseller... Smithy is an American original, worthy of a place on the shelf just below your Hucks, your Holdens, your Yossarians."
Playing with Fire
Playing with Fire (2004)
(Inspector Banks, book 14)
Peter Robinson
"The Alan Banks mystery-suspense novels are, simply put, the best series now on the market. In fact, this may be the best series of British novels since the novels of Patrick O'Brian. Try one and tell me I'm wrong."
Nightworlds
Nightworlds (2004)
William F Nolan
"An expert in the art of scaring the hell out of people."
Wildwood Road
Wildwood Road (2005)
Christopher Golden
"WILDWOOD ROAD is a brilliant novel of supernatural suspense that reminded me of the early classics by Ira Levin--think ROSEMARY'S BABY and you won't be disappointed. There's no baby, but oh baby, there is one creepy little lost girl that kept me turning the pages long after I should have gone to bed. This one's a keeper."
Down the Rabbit Hole
Down the Rabbit Hole (2005)
(Echo Falls, book 1)
Peter Abrahams
"One walloping good suspense yarn."
Temeraire
Temeraire (2006)
(Temeraire, book 1)
Naomi Novik
"Temeraire is a terrifically entertaining fantasy novel. Is it hard to imagine a cross between Susanna Clarke, of Norrell and Strange fame, and the late Patrick O'Brian? Not if you've read this wonderful, arresting novel."
This Book Will Save Your Life
This Book Will Save Your Life (2006)
A M Homes
"I think this brave story of a lost man's reconnection with the world could become a generational touchstone, like Catch-22, The Monkey Wrench Gang, or The Catcher in the Rye. There is a lot of uplift here, but Homes's deadpan delivery keeps it from feeling greeting-card phony. So does the novel's ambience, which is 21st-century L.A. weird. And hey, maybe it will save somebody's life."
Piece of My Heart
Piece of My Heart (2006)
(Inspector Banks, book 16)
Peter Robinson
"The best series now on the market."
Voodoo Heart
Voodoo Heart (2006)
Scott Snyder
"Scott Snyder's Voodoo Heart just blew me away."
One Mississippi
One Mississippi (2006)
Mark Childress
"Funniest novel I've read in 10 years!"
Half the Blood of Brooklyn
Half the Blood of Brooklyn (2007)
(Joe Pitt, book 3)
Charlie Huston
"One of the most remarkable prose stylists to emerge from the noir tradition in this century."
The Garden of Last Days
The Garden of Last Days (2008)
Andre Dubus III
"So good, so damn compulsively readable, that I can hardly believe it."
Shatter
Shatter (2008)
(Joseph O'Loughlin, book 3)
Michael Robotham
"The most suspenseful book I read all year."
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle (2008)
David Wroblewski
"I flat-out loved it."
Gone
Gone (2008)
(Gone, book 1)
Michael Grant
"Gone is an exciting, high-tension story told in a driving, torrential narrative that never lets up . . . This is great fiction. I love this book."
The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games (2008)
(Hunger Games, book 1)
Suzanne Collins
"Constant suspense... I couldn't stop reading."
Ordinary Thunderstorms
Ordinary Thunderstorms (2009)
William Boyd
"Boyd's deft combination of suspense and literature makes it the pick of the litter."
The Garbage Man
The Garbage Man (2009)
Joseph D'Lacey
"D'Lacey rocks!"
Thereby Hangs a Tail
Thereby Hangs a Tail (2009)
(Chet and Bernie Mystery, book 2)
Spencer Quinn
"Get your paws on this one-of-a-kind novel."
The Passage
The Passage (2009)
(Passage, book 1)
Justin Cronin
"Read fifteen pages and you will find yourself captivated; read thirty and you will find yourself taken prisoner and reading late into the night. It has the vividness that only epic works of fantasy and imagination can achieve. What else can I say? This: read this book and the ordinary world disappears."
Never Look Away
Never Look Away (2010)
Linwood Barclay
"The best thriller I've read in five years."
The Nearest Exit
The Nearest Exit (2010)
(Milo Weaver, book 2)
Olen Steinhauer
"The best spy novel I've ever read that wasn't written by John Le Carré."
Mr Peanut
Mr Peanut (2010)
Adam Ross
"It induced nightmares in this reader, no mean feat."
Savages
Savages (2010)
(Savages, book 2)
Don Winslow
"This is Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid on autoload."
I'd Know You Anywhere
I'd Know You Anywhere (2010)
Laura Lippman
"The best suspense novel of the year."
Swamplandia!
Swamplandia! (2011)
Karen Russell
"Brilliant, funny, original... also creepy and sinister... Karen Russell's Swamplandia! is every bit as good as her short stories promised it would be. This book will not leave my mind."
The Terror of Living
The Terror of Living (2011)
Urban Waite
"A hell of a good novel, relentlessly paced and beautifully narrated. There's just no letup."
Vortex
Vortex (2011)
(Spin, book 3)
Robert Charles Wilson
"Robert Charles Wilson is a hell of a storyteller."
Robbie Forester and the Outlaws of Sherwood Street
Robbie Forester and the Outlaws of Sherwood Street (2012)
(Robbie Forester, book 1)
Peter Abrahams
"Unputdownable. Memorable characters and a breakneck pace amke Robbie Forester the total package."
The Influence
The Influence (2013)
Bentley Little
"The horror poet laureate."
The Troop
The Troop (2014)
Nick Cutter
"The Troop scared the hell out of me, and I couldn't put it down. This is old-school horror at its best."
The Lie
The Lie (2014)
Hesh Kestin
"The Lie is what great fiction is all about."
Sometimes the Wolf
Sometimes the Wolf (2014)
Urban Waite
"A hell of a good novel, relentlessly paced and beautifully narrated."



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