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Richard Laymon



Richard Laymon was born in Chicago in 1947 and grew up in California. Four of his books have been shortlisted for the Bram Stoker Award, which he won in 2001 with THE TRAVELLING VAMPIRE SHOW. Among his many acclaimed works of horror and suspense are THE STAKE, SAVAGE, AFTER MIDNIGHT and the four novels in the Beast House Chronicles: THE CELLAR, THE BEAST HOUSE, THE MIDNIGHT TOUR and FRIDAY NIGHT IN BEAST HOUSE. He died in February 2001.
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In the Dark

Richard Laymon
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Savage

Richard Laymon
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Flesh

Richard Laymon
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There's no escape... In Flesh, Richard Laymon writes a chilling tale of danger, infestation and death. Perfect for fans of Stephen King and Joe Hill.'Fast-paced, weird, gruesome fun in the unique Laymon style' - Dean KoontzSomething deadly has come to town - a slimy, slithering... thing like nothing anyone has seen before. With its dull eyes and its hideous mouth, it's always hunting for a new host to burrow into, and humans are the perfect pray. But the truly shocking part is not what it does to you when it invades your body - but what it makes you do to others. What readers are saying about Flesh: 'Brilliant, addictive and very difficult to put down''A master of gore and shock-horror''Laymon's books are either brilliantly original, or twisted journeys to a very dark place...or perhaps both....'

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The Woods are Dark

Richard Laymon
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Amara

Richard Laymon
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Midnight's Lair

Richard Laymon
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Endless Night

Richard Laymon
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A plucky schoolkid and a crazy killer do battle... Endless Night is a terrifying journey into evil from horror master, Richard Laymon. Perfect for fans of Stephen King and Dean Koontz. 'This author knows how to sock it to the reader' - The TimesJody Fargo is sweet sixteen but tougher than she looks - she has to be. She's sleeping over at a friend's when the killers break in. They slaughter the family but Jody escapes, rescuing twelve-year-old Andy on the way...Simon Quirt doesn't seem the kind of fellow who would rape and murder in the dead of night. But, together with his friends, that's just what he does. Now Simon is alone. His task is to track down the only eyewitnesses to the massacre and dispose of them. Simon just can't wait to get his hands on Jody... What readers are saying about Endless Night: 'Endless Night is one of Richard Laymon's most gut-wrenching and compulsive novels and is a must-have for all horror fans. The narrative is unrelenting, propelling you from page one into a terrifying roller-coaster ride''This book is outstanding. I'm totally addicted to Laymon's work, but this is by far the best I've read... Utterly brilliant''Simply one of the best novels I've ever read'

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Darkness, Tell Us

Richard Laymon
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Richard Laymon

An Ouija board's messages lead to danger, suspense and death... Darkness, Tell Us is a gruesome horror novel from the hugely popular Richard Laymon, in the bestselling tradition of Dean Koontz and Stephen King.At a party, six college kids play with an Ouija board - that same one that Professor Dalton swore never to touch again - not after Jake's death. And now a spirit is telling the students about a vast fortune, hidden in the mountains. But surely they won't be stupid enough to head off into the wilderness on the say-so of a 'toy'... would they? What readers are saying about Darkness, Tell Us: 'This book was a brilliant, addictive and fast-paced read. I was completely hooked by the plot which instantly grabbed my attention''This book really catches your attention and if you love horror, seduction and suspense mixed together with a twist you really will LOVE this book''When I was reading this book I was completely drawn in by the story, the twists, the adventure...everything!'

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Allhallow's Eve

Richard Laymon
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Richard Laymon

Everyone wants to party in a house of death... Allhallow's Eve is a spine-chilling horror novel from Richard Laymon, perfect for fans of Stephen King and Dean Koontz.Nothing unusual ever happens in Ashburg until a local family are horribly mutilated and left to die in their own home. Since that night, the old Sherwood house has stood dark and abandoned - a constant reminder of the horrific killings. But when mysterious invitations begin to arrive, announcing a party to be held there, nobody thinks it's a joke. After all, on Allhallow's Eve everyone wants to party in a house of death... What readers are saying about Allhallow's Eve: 'A fast paced, gore filled, taboo ridden storyline''This book has everything, fear, anticipation and an excellent ending''One of the best books that Richard Laymon has ever written'

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Night Show

Richard Laymon
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Richard Laymon

Revenge is sweet... Richard Laymon writes another chilling horror novel in Night Show, as the past catches up with one ambitious young man. Perfect for fans of Joe Hill and Dean Koontz. When he was in high school Tony Johnson locked school beauty Linda Allison in a haunted house for the night. Now he has moved to Hollywood, determined to break into horror movies, and he's forgotten all about her. But Linda is a girl with vengeance in her heart - and she certainly hasn't forgotten him... What readers are saying about Night Show: 'Night Show is an excellent example of a work of horror. It is frighteningly magnificent, and is the sort of book that you just can't put down''What a fantastic book - once you start reading you can't put it down''Five stars'

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Beware!

Richard Laymon
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Richard Laymon

A series of weird experiments at some secret laboratories unleash terrors on an unsuspecting world... The terrifying novel Beware! by Richard Laymon is a masterclass in gore, horror and terror. Perfect for fans of Stephen King and Clive Barker.The supermarket shouldn't have been shut - it wasn't normal for Elsie to quit early. But then it wasn't normal for a meat cleaver to fly through the air by itself. Or for a guard dog locked in overnight to end up as hamburger meat. Or for Elsie herself to feature on the butcher's slab, neatly wrapped and jointed... There's weird things happening in the town of Oasis and certain folks - like hotshot local reporter Lacey Allen - had better... BEWARE! What readers are saying about Beware!: 'Another excellent book by Laymon, just when you think you have got it sussed he surprises you again. If you want on the edge of your seat excitement then don't miss this''He is descriptive and exciting and wastes no time getting to the point. If you want a no nonsense, straight to the point, blood curdling horror, read Laymon''I love this book. Mystery, witchcraft, murder, intrigue. Brilliant!'

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The Travelling Vampire Show & The Stake

Richard Laymon
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Blood Games

Richard Laymon
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Alarums

Richard Laymon
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Richard Laymon

All signs point to foul play... Alarums is a haunting novel from the master of horror, Richard Laymon. Perfect for fans of Stephen King and Joe Hill. Melanie Conway knows something is wrong when she starts having visions again. Her boyfriend, Bodie, wants to help but they are too late. Her father has been in a hit and run accident. Melanie's sister, Penelope, is having problems of her own. She keeps receiving strange calls. Bodie is drawn into the mystery and gets more than he bargained for... What readers are saying about Alarums: 'Brilliant! Everything you would expect from the master of horror''Another masterpiece by Mr Laymon''Five stars'

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One Rainy Night

Richard Laymon
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Resurrection Dreams

Richard Laymon
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An old acquaintance has deadly intentions... Resurrection Dreams is a terrifying novel of small-town America and a recently released madman from much-loved horror writer, Richard Laymon. Perfect for fans of Stephen King and Dean Koontz.Melvin was definitely the biggest creep in Ellsworth High, and the other kids mercilessly taunted him for his odd looks and weird behaviour. Vicki was the only one to stand up for him and show him any kindness - but even she had to admit he'd gone too far when he dug up the body of the school's recently deceased blonde sex-bomb, Darlene, and publicly attempted to bring her back to life with the aid of a car battery. Year later, Vicki still has nightmares about Melvin and his stomach-churning 'joke'. And when she returns to Ellsworth to work in a local medical practice, she knows she's going to have to see him again. For Melvin, recently released from a mental institution, is back in town - and weirder than ever.Melvin hasn't forgotten Vicki either. Nor has he given up trying to bring the dead back to life. In fact, his experiments have been progressing rather well. And as soon as he can get Vicki - or rather her body - where he wants her, he can begin to realise his wildest dream of all... What readers are saying about Resurrection Dreams: 'The unbelievable becomes believable - Richard Laymon is the best horror writer about!''Absolutely loved it''Five stars'

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The Midnight Tour (The Beast House Chronicles, Book 3)

Richard Laymon
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Horrific events have made the Beast House infamous. For the full story, take the Midnight Tour... The third instalment in Richard Laymon's acclaimed Beast House Chronicles, perfect for fans of Dean Koontz and Joe Hill.'Classic Laymon. It's a nightmare ride' - Publishers WeeklyFor years morbid tourists have flocked to the Beast House, eager to see the infamous site of many unspeakable atrocities, to hear tales of the beast said to prowl the hallways. They can listen to the audio tour on their headphones as they stroll from room to room, looking at the realistic recreations of the blood-drenched corpses...But the audio tour only gives the sanitised version of the horrors of the Beast House. There are some facts too gruesome for the average thrill seeker. If you want the full story, you have to take the Midnight Tour, a very special event strictly limited to thirteen brave visitors. It begins at the stroke of midnight. You may not live to see it end. What readers are saying about The Midnight Tour: '[This book] had me gripped from start to finish. There is an awesome twist at the end''A superb third instalment for the Beast House saga...a sudden plot twist two thirds into the story which I never saw coming - I had to read the page twice!''The linking between the characters, the excellent plot-twists, the superb narrative. This book's got it all'

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The Cellar (Beast House Chronicles, Book 1)

Richard Laymon
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Don't even think about going into the cellar... The first gripping title in Richard Laymon's acclaimed Beast House Chronicles, perfect for fans of Stephen King and Dean Koontz.'The Cellar is a genuine cult classic. I should know. I'm one of the cultists' - Bentley LittleThey call it Beast House. Tourists flock to see it, lured by its history of butchery and sadistic sexual enslavement. They enter, armed with cameras and camcorders, but many never return. The men are slaughtered quickly. The women have a far worse fate in store. But the worst part of the house is what lies beneath it. Behind the cellar door, down the creaky steps, waits a creature of pure evil. At night, when the house is dark and all is quiet... the beast comes out. Awakened by an early-morning phone call, Donna found out that her ex-husband, Roy, has been released from prison. She immediately dragged her twelve-year-old daughter out of bed and together they hit the road - fast. The last she wants is for Roy to get his hands on them again. But in fleeing one danger, Donna and her daughter are unknowingly heading straight towards another. They're heading towards Beast House. What readers are saying about The Cellar: 'Excellent, gripping tale... Very hard to put down''A tale of bizarre, almost comic book like, tongue-in-cheek horror''The best book I have read in such a long time'

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The Complete Beast House Chronicles

Richard Laymon
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Horrific events have made the Beast House infamous. Do you dare to enter? For the first time in one edition, read all four of Richard Laymon's terrifying, gruesome and acclaimed Beast House horror novels.The deeper you go into the Beast House, the darker the nightmares become. If you have nerves of steel and are looking for excitement and adventure, why not take the tour?But don't even think about going into the cellar... What readers are saying about The Beast House Chronicles: 'Dark, disturbing and completely unforgiving. Just how horror should be''A tale of bizarre, almost comic book like, tongue-in-cheek horror''The best book I have read in such a long time'

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Friday Night in Beast House (Beast House Chronicles, Book 4)

Richard Laymon
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