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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.
The CellarThe Beast HouseThe Midnight TourFriday Night in the Beast House
The Richard Laymon Collection Volume 1: Cellar / Beast HouseThe Richard Laymon Collection Volume 2: Woods Are Dark / Out Are the LightsThe Richard Laymon Collection Volume 3: Night Show / Allhallow's EveThe Richard Laymon Collection Volume 4: Beware / Dark Mountain
The Richard Laymon Collection Volume 5: Flesh / Resurrection DreamsThe Richard Laymon Collection Volume 6: Funland / StakeThe Richard Laymon Collection Volume 7: Darkness Tell Us / One Rainy NightThe Richard Laymon Collection Volume 8: Alarums / Blood Games
The Richard Laymon Collection Volume 9: Endless Night / Midnight's LairThe Richard Laymon Collection Volume 10: Savage/ In the DarkThe Richard Laymon Collection Volume 11x: Island / QuakeThe Richard Laymon Collection Volume 12: Body Rides / Bite
The Richard Laymon Collection Volume 13: Fiends / After MidnightThe Richard Laymon Collection Volume 14: Among the Missing / Come Out TonightThe Richard Laymon Collection Volume 15The Richard Laymon Collection Volume 16: Night in the Lonesome October / No Sanctuary
Your Secret AdmirerThe Woods Are DarkNightmare LakeDawson's City
Night ShowShootout At Joe'sThe IntruderNight Ride
The CallerCardiac ArrestThe CobraLast Hand
Live BaitLonely OneMarathonNight Games
All Hallow's EveBeginner's LuckHalloween HuntTread Softly
ReturnThin AirBewareFlesh
Midnight's LairResurrection DreamsFunlandThe Stake
IslandOne Rainy NightDarkness, Tell UsBlood Games
AlarumsSavage: From Whitechapel to the Wild West on the Track of Jack the RipperEndless NightIn the Dark
The QuakeBody RidesBiteAfter Midnight
The WildsAmong the MissingCome Out TonightCuts
The Travelling Vampire ShowOnce Upon A HalloweenNight in the Lonesome OctoberThe Traveling Vampire Show
The Halloween MouseNo SanctuaryAmaraThe Lake
The Glory Bus
Out Are the Lights: And Other TalesA Good, Secret PlaceTen TalesFiends
A Writer's TaleDreadful TalesMadman Stan and Other StoriesTriage
The Hearse
Anthologies edited
Bad News
Anthologies containing stories by Richard Laymon
Modern Masters of HorrorBook of the DeadBest New HorrorPredators
The Earth Strikes BackVampire DetectivesThe Vampire OmnibusDark Love
Night ScreamsThe Unexplained: Stories of the Paranormal100 Twisted Little Tales of TormentVampire Slayers: Stories of Those Who Dare to Take Back the Night
Short stories
Desert Pickup (1970)
Roadside Pickup (1974)
Oscar's Audition (1975) (with Richard Kelly (Richard Laymon))
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 Travelling Vampire Show

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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 (1999)
(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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