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The great Laymon

I discovered Richard Laymon in the late 80’s. A great writer, great stories, sometimes a little rappey. He became mildly successful in the US late in his career. He died young, at the age of 54 in 2001. Most of his success came from the UK.

The five best ever Laymon books, in my opinion are:

I have read most of his books but not all.

ORDER OF BEAST HOUSE CHRONICLES SERIES

#TitlePublished
1The Cellar1980
2The Beast House1984
3The Midnight Tour1998
4Friday Night in Beast House2001

ORDER OF RICHARD LAYMON STANDALONE NOVELS

#TitlePublished
1Your Secret Admirer (As: Carl Laymon)1980
2The Woods Are Dark1981
3Out Are the Lights1982
4Nightmare Lake (As: Carl Laymon)1983
5Night Show1984
6Dawson’s City1984
7Beware1985
8Allhallow’s Eve1985
9Night Creature1986
10Dark Mountain / Tread Softly (As: Richard Kelly)1987
11Thin Air1987
12Flesh1987
13Resurrection Dreams1988
14Midnight’s Lair (As: Richard Kelly)1988
15Funland 1989
16The Stake1990
17One Rainy Night1990
18Darkness, Tell Us1991
19Island1991
20Blood Games1992
21Alarums1992
22Savage1993
23Endless Night1993
24In the Dark1994
25Quake1995
26Body Rides1996
27Bite1996
28After Midnight1998
29The Wilds (Short Story)1998
30Cuts1999
31Among the Missing1999
32Come Out Tonight1999
33The Traveling Vampire Show2000
34Once Upon a Halloween2000
35No Sanctuary2001
36Night in the Lonesome October2001
37Amara / To Wake The Dead2003
38The Lake2004
39The Glory Bus / Into the Fire2005

ORDER OF RICHARD LAYMON SHORT STORIES/NOVELLAS

#TitlePublished
1Shootout at Joe’s (Short Story)1984
2Cardiac Arrest (Short Story)1984
3Intruder (Short Story)1984
4Caller (Short Story)1985
5Night Ride1985
6Night Games (Short Story)1985
7Guts1985
8The Cobra1985
9Last Hand1985
10The Hearse (Short Story)1985
11Lonely One (Short Story)1985
12Live Bait (Short Story)1985
13Marathon1985
14The Return (Short Story)1986
15Beginner’s Luck1986
16Halloween Hunt1986
17The Halloween Mouse (Short Story)2001

ORDER OF RICHARD LAYMON SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS

#TitlePublished
1A Good, Secret Place1992
2Fiends1997
3A Writer’s Tale1998
4Dreadful Tales2000
5Madman Stan and Other Stories2004
6Short Stories: The Mystery and Men’s Magazines (Short Story)2014

ORDER OF WORLD’S FINEST MYSTERY AND CRIME STORIES SERIES

ORDER OF HOT BLOOD SERIES

#TitlePublished
1Hot Blood1989
2Hotter Blood: More Tales of Erotic Horror1991
3Hottest Blood1993
4Deadly After Dark1994
5Seeds of Fear1995
6Stranger by Night1995
7Fear the Fever1996
8Kiss and Kill1997
9Crimes of Passion1997
10Hot Blood X1998
11Fatal Attractions2003
12Strange Bedfellows2004
13Dark Passions2007

ORDER OF DARK DELICACIES SERIES

#TitlePublished
1Dark Delicacies: Original Tales of Terror and the Macabre by the World’s Greatest Horror Writers2005
2Dark Delicacies II: Fear2007
3Dark Delicacies III: Haunted2009

RICHARD LAYMON ANTHOLOGIES

#TitlePublished
1Triage1990
2Hotter Blood: More Tales of Erotic Horror1991
3Ten Tales1994
4Grave Tales2000
5October Dreams2000
6The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 22000
7The Children of Cthulhu: Chilling New Tales Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft2003
8In Laymon’s Terms2008

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