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    • ISBN:9780755391684
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The horrors of the Ripper are brought to the New World…

By Richard Laymon

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A haunting tale from one of our best-loved horror writers - 'No one writes like Laymon, and you're going to have a good time with anything he writes' Dean Koontz

'If you've missed Laymon, you've missed a treat' Stephen King.

Whitechapel, November 1888: Jack the Ripper is committing his last known murder and beneath the bed on which he's butchering his victim cowers a fifteen-year-old boy. So begin the adventures of Trevor Bentley: a boy who embarked on an errand of mercy and ended up on a quest for vengeance, a boy who will bring the horrors of the Ripper to the New World.

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  • ISBN: 9780747241201
  • Publication date: 16 Sep 1993
  • Page count: 448
  • Imprint: Headline
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Dark Mountain

Richard Laymon
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Richard Laymon

A peaceful camping trip turns into the stuff of nightmares... Dark Mountain is another terrifying horror classic from Master of the Macabre, Richard Laymon. Perfect for fans of Joe Hill and Stephen King.It was supposed to be a peaceful escape for the two families camping high in the Californian mountains. But they made the mistake of camping at Mesquite Lake, home to two of the wilderness's most terrifying inhabitants: an aged hag with gruesome powers and her depraved son whose unnatural lusts even she cannot control... What readers are saying about Dark Mountain: 'The minute I opened this book I was addicted. It contained everything I wanted from a horror story''If you like stories that are full of fear, romance, human emotion and violence you will love this one. This is vintage Laymon, and a must for all horror/thriller readers''A terrifyingly dark story. A can't put down read, with an excellent plot and a surprise finish'

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Amara

Richard Laymon
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Richard Laymon
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The Woods are Dark

Richard Laymon
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Richard Laymon
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Flesh

Richard Laymon
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Richard Laymon

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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In the Dark

Richard Laymon
Authors:
Richard Laymon

Everyone has a price... In the Dark is an unforgettably gruesome horror novel by Richard Laymon, perfect for fans of Stephen King and Joe Hill.'Laymon is one of those rare plotting geniuses who can out-think and out-thrill anybody on the block' - HellnotesNothing much happens in Donnerville. At least not to the young librarian, Jane Kerry. Then one day Jane finds an envelope containing a fifty-dollar bill and a note instructing her to 'Look homeward, angel.' Jane pulls a copy of the Thomas Wolfe novel of that title off the shelf and finds a second envelope. This one contains a hundred-dollar bill and another clue. Like the first, it's signed 'MOG (Master of Games).' The game has begun...But this is no ordinary game. As it goes on, it requires more and more of Jane's strength and ingenuity. It pushes her into actions that she knows are crazy, immoral or criminal - and it becomes continually more dangerous. More than once, Jane has to fight for her life. But she soon learns she can't quit this game. MOG won't let her. She'll have to play to the bitter end. What readers are saying about In the Dark: 'I couldn't stop reading... I turned the pages so fast I thought the book would catch fire''This is one of my favourite Laymon novels, it is quirky and irreverent''Outstanding, edge of your seat horror novel, from start to finish. Loved it!'

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Island

Richard Laymon
Authors:
Richard Laymon

A luxury cruise. A desert island. A deadly killer. Breath-taking suspense and vivid moments of terror in the gripping horror novel, Island, by Richard Laymon. Perfect for fans of Joe Hill and Dean Koontz.'Shocking stuff. Island is hard-written, blunt and a thriller reader's treat. Laymon enthrals you with no-holds-barred material' - Ipswich Evening StarWhen Rupert Conway set out on a cruise with seven other people, he planned to swim a little, get some sun and relax. He certainly didn't plan to get shipwrecked. But after the yacht blew up, that's what happened - he and his shipmates were stranded on a deserted island. Luckily for them, the island has plenty of fresh water and enough food to last until they get rescued. And luckily for Rupert, most of his fellow castaways are attractive women. But that's where his luck ran out - because the castaways aren't alone on the island. In the dense jungle beyond the beach there's a maniac on the loose, a killer with a murderous heart, a clever mind and a taste for blood. He doesn't like his new neighbours and he plans to slaughter them all... one by one. What readers are saying about Island: 'His story-telling ability is excellent with characters and shockers to fulfil any reader's desires... it is not long before the sands of this lovely beach are soaked blood red! At one point I remember literally jumping with shock' 'Island blew me away. Right from the very first sentence to the climactic ending, this book is very hard to put down''A must read, even if just for the last line'

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Quake

Richard Laymon
Authors:
Richard Laymon

As an earthquake hits, who will be the first to rescue her? Breathtaking suspense and vivid moments of terror abound in Quake, the gripping novel by much-loved horror writer Richard Laymon. Perfect for fans of Stephen King and Clive Barker. Twenty minutes before the quake hit, Stanley was ogling Sheila through his living-room window. Now he may be able to do more than just ogle... Sheila's trapped in her ruined house and her husband and daughter are stranded on the other side of the city. The power's down, the emergency services can't cope and the lawless are combing the ruins. Sheila's fate depends on who can get to her first... What readers are saying about Quake: 'Wow, what can I say! This book is brilliant, I couldn't put it down!... This is the most compelling book I have ever read!' 'For sheer entertainment the novel deserves nothing short of ten out of ten''As always, Richard Laymon writes a cracking story. Nothing fancy, just gritty and fun'

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Body Rides

Richard Laymon
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Richard Laymon

A chance encounter throws Neal into a world of violence, danger and the supernatural... Body Rides is a bold and brilliant horror from the master of the macabre, Richard Laymon. Perfect for fans of Stephen King and Joe Hill.Ever since the LA riots Neal has carried a pistol in his car - and tonight he needs it. He shoots a man assaulting a woman tied naked to a tree by the freeway. As a reward, Elise gives Neal a magic bracelet that enables him to step inside other people, to see through their eyes and experience their feelings. To take 'body rides'.Neal returns to check on the man he shot. But the man is not dead - he's alive and breathing vengeance. First he's going to finish the job on Elise, then he's going to butcher Neal. But this time, with the help of the bracelet, Neal can look inside his would-be killer's skull... What readers are saying about Body Rides: 'A wonderful book that at times was gruesome, at times laugh out loud''Having read all of Richard Laymon's books this is certainly one of the best, full of his normal twists, turns and crazy characters''Ridiculous? Yes. Fun? Always'

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Come Out Tonight

Richard Laymon
Authors:
Richard Laymon

The night promises more than one encounter for Sherry... In Come Out Tonight, Richard Laymon writes a chilling horror story full of suspense, dark humour and a deadly killer. Perfect for fans of Stephen King and Dean Koontz.'A grisly cocktail of horror, murder and mayhem laced with Laymon's distinct blend of black humour. Great stuff' - Yorkshire Evening PressSherry's getting nervous. When Duane left for the 24-hour Speed-D-Mart, he said he'd be back in ten minutes. But that was twenty minutes ago, and that store isn't someplace you'd generally want to go at this time of night. Then Sherry hears a noise from up the street. It could have been a car door slamming. Or a backfire. But it sounded like a gunshot. Sherry tells herself she has nothing to worry about. Still, she puts on her clothes and heads out into the night. She's afraid of what she'll find, but she has no idea of what's really in store for her. If she did, she would never have left the safety of her home. And she never would have met a madman named Toby Bones... What readers are saying about Come Out Tonight: 'It will have you gripped from start to finish and you won't want to put it down. The excitement and tension is out of this world' 'Sheer brilliance. The way the story keeps twisting and turning kept me turning the pages so fast I left scorch marks''Five stars'

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The Lake

Richard Laymon
Authors:
Richard Laymon

Don't go down to the lake, where the past and the present threaten to collide... In Richard Laymon's riveting horror The Lake, a mother and daughter are united in a nightmare of danger and terror. Perfect for fans of Stephen King and Dean Koontz.'White-hot pacing (with) rivers of blood... memorable evocation of the fathomless mystery of the moonlit hours' - Publishers WeeklyLeigh is young, rebellious and beautiful - and she yearns for a summer of excitement by the lake. Maybe she'll find it in the arms of the handsome boy who rows her out to the abandoned beach house. Or maybe she'll stumble into a legacy of terror which will shatter her life...Eighteen years on, Deana has no knowledge of her mother's troubled past and not that much interest. She just wants to make out somewhere cool with her boyfriend - to let her hair down and live a little. If only living were that simple. But that summer at the lake casts a long shadow. And when the horrors of the past meet the perils of the present, both mother and daughter are plunged into a nightmare of blood and terror from which there is no escape. What readers are saying about The Lake: 'This is a great book... [Laymon] is an excellent writer, and knows just how to keep you on tenterhooks''Engrossing from start to finish -I couldn't wait to see what was coming next...''Five stars'

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Night Show

Richard Laymon
Authors:
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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Allhallow's Eve

Richard Laymon
Authors:
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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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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Endless Night

Richard Laymon
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Richard Laymon
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Among the Missing

Richard Laymon
Authors:
Richard Laymon

She thought he was offering her a chance of escape. She was wrong. Richard Laymon's Among the Missing is a riveting horror novel, full of shocking revelations, twists and turns. Perfect for fans of Stephen King and Clive Barker.'Among the Missing is strikingly different. From the chilling opening...we are plunged into a disturbing world of twisted psychopathology' - The TimesAt 2:32 in the morning a Jaguar roars along a lonely road high in the Californian mountains. Behind the wheel sits a beautiful woman wearing only a skimpy, revealing nightgown. She's left her husband behind. She's after a different kind of man - someone as wild, daring and passionate as herself. The man she wants is waiting for her... with wild plans of his own.The man waits patiently in the woods. When the woman stops to pick him up, he suggests they go to the Bend, where the river widens and there's a soft sandy beach. With the stars overhead and moonlight on the water, it's an ideal place for love. But there will be no love tonight. In the morning a naked body will be found at the Bend - a body missing more than its clothes. And the man will be waiting for someone else... What readers are saying about Among the Missing: 'Throw in some dark humour and Laymon's assortment of oddball characters and the book delivers a nice chunk of escapism for a few hours, with some surprising plot twists''Without a doubt one of the most gripping stories he has ever written. A classic story of murder, mayhem, decapitation and double-edged twists [that run] the whole way through''The suspense lurks beneath the surface until the final Hollywood-style ending'

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The Travelling Vampire Show

Richard Laymon
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Richard Laymon

One eventful night will change the lives of three friends forever... The Travelling Vampire Show is one of Richard Laymon's best-loved masterpieces - an evocative, nostalgic trip back to a time when innocence comes face to face with life's darker forces. Perfect for fans of Stephen King and Dean Koontz. 'This gloriously inventive piece is probably Laymon's best book yet... The prose here is rich and inventive, the atmosphere and scene-setting handled with real aplomb' - News International It's a hot August morning in 1963. All over the rural town of Grandville, tacked to power poles and trees, taped to store windows, flyers have appeared announcing the one-night-only performance of The Travelling Vampire Show. The promised highlight of the show is the gorgeous Valeria, the only living vampire in captivity. For three local teenagers, two boys and a girl, this is a show they can't miss. Even though the flyers say no one under eighteen will be admitted, they're determined to find a way. What follows is a story of friendship and courage, temptation and terror, when three friends go where they shouldn't go, and find much more than they ever expected. What readers are saying about The Travelling Vampire Show: 'The final scenes are filled with excitement and were enough to keep me awake until I'd finished the story - I don't think I could have put it down until I'd found out what happened and what was going on!''Just when you think that you have the storyline figured out, it twists and hurtles into a surprise ending''Expertly written, great dialogue, keeps you engrossed to the end'

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Night in the Lonesome October

Richard Laymon
Authors:
Richard Laymon

What lurks in the shadows...? A haunting novel of love, loss... and flesh-eating trolls, from the undisputed master of the macabre, Richard Laymon. Perfect for fans of Dean Koontz and Clive Barker.'One of the eeriest, and one of the most immediate, horror novels of recent decades' - Publishers WeeklyEverything changed for Ed that day in the fall semester when he got a letter from Holly, the girl he loved: 'Dear Ed,' it began, 'I will always cherish the times we had...' Holly was in love with someone else. It was as if his whole world had changed in a second. That night, heartbroken and half mad with despair, Ed couldn't sleep, so he decided to go for a walk. But it's a dark, scary night in the lonesome October, and Ed is not alone...There are others out there in the night, roaming the streets, lurking in the darkness - wanting to show Ed just how different his world could be. Some of them are enticing, like the beautiful girl who wants to teach Ed about the wonders of the night. Some are disturbing and threatening. Some are deadly... and in search of prey. What readers are saying about Night in the Lonesome October: 'This book is fantastic! It had me gripped from beginning to end! The storyline was superb, with twists and turns that keep you captivated' 'This is an absolutely astounding book. This displays a natural talent at his best. The way Laymon writes is ingenious''The best thing about this novel was its atmosphere - the feeling of being out on empty streets and the nefarious things that may be lurking in the corners of any suburban town'

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No Sanctuary

Richard Laymon
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Richard Laymon
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The Stake

Richard Laymon
Authors:
Richard Laymon

An innocent woman... or a vampire? The Stake is a spine-chilling tale of horror by Richard Laymon, perfect for fans of Stephen King and Clive Barker.'Laymon uses a typewriter ribbon soaked in cold blood' - Burt HirschfeldIn an abandoned hotel in a Californian ghost town, horror writer Larry Dunbar and his friends make a chilling discovery. By chance they stumble on a coffin hidden under the stairs. Within lies the corpse of a naked female - with a stake through its heart. Was she the innocent victim of a gruesome murder? Or was she a vampire? There's only one way for Larry to solve the mystery - he must pull out the stake... What readers are saying about The Stake: 'A totally brilliant and vibrant read, the storyline was always nail biting''The characters are richly developed, and the story is a real page turner; so much so you end up hoping you never reach the end''Richard Laymon is the king of horror'

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Midnight's Lair

Richard Laymon
Authors:
Richard Laymon

'If you've missed Laymon, you've missed a treat' Stephen King Mordocks's cave is one of the wonders of the world: a place where, every year, thousands of sightseers go deep beneath the earth's surface to marvel at Nature's handiwork. But it's also home to things Nature never intended - violent, evil things. And when a power failure traps a group of tourists underground, the creatures emerge from the darkness...