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Richard Laymon

(Richard Carl Laymon)
USA (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.

Anthologies edited
Anthologies containing stories by Richard Laymon

Short stories
Desert Pickup (1970)
Roadside Pickup (1974)
Oscar's Audition (1975) (as by Richard Kelly)
Out of the Woods (1975)
Paying Joe Back (1975)
A Good Cigar Is a Smoke (1976)
The Direct Approach (1977)
The Champion (1978)
Stiff Intruders (1980)
Barney's Bigfoot Museum (1981)
Blarney (1981)
Spooked (1981)
The Grab (1982)
Eats (1985)
Bad News [short story] (1989)
The Bleeder (1989)
Dinker's Pond (1989)
The Hunt (1989)
Madman Stan (1989)
Mess Hall (1989)
The Tub (1990)
Special (1991)
Kitty Litter (1992)
The Good Deed (1993)
A Good, Secret Place [short story] (1993)
Joyce (1993)
The Mask (1993)
Slit (1993)
Stickman (1993)
The Fur Coat (1994)
Good Vibrations (1995)
The Maiden (1995)
Phil the Vampire (1995)
First Date (1996)
The Job (1998)

Bram Stoker Best Novel nominee (1989) : Flesh
Bram Stoker Best Novel nominee (1991) : Funland
Bram Stoker Best Collection nominee (1994) : A Good, Secret Place
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (1996) : Bite
Bram Stoker Best Novel winner (2001) : The Traveling Vampire Show

Richard Laymon recommends
The Fire Within
The Fire Within (1991)
(Rise of the Sixth Sun, book 2)
Graham Watkins
"Erotic, shocking... A major achievement."
Clickers (2000)
(Clickers, book 1)
J F Gonzalez and Mark Williams
"Fans of Guy N. Smith and the early James Herbert should get a real kick out of CLICKERS...creatures run amok, and heads roll! The invasion of the quiet, seaside community also has echos of Lovecraft. Creepy, grisly fun."
City Infernal
City Infernal (2001)
(City Infernal, book 1)
Edward Lee
"The living legend of literary mayhem. Edward Lee writes with gusto, guts, and brains. Read him if you dare."
The Rising
The Rising (2003)
(Rising, book 1)
Brian Keene
"A top-notch, terrifying thriller."
Vampyrrhic Rites
Vampyrrhic Rites (2003)
(Vampyrrhic, book 2)
Simon Clark
"A master of eerie thrills."
Red Angel
Red Angel (2003)
(Trey Campbell, book 2)
Andrew Harper
"Andrew Harper is one of the best!"

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