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Richard Laymon

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Richard Laymon was born in Chicago in 1947 and died on Valentine's Day 2001. He lived as a child in California. He got a BA in English Literature from Wilamette University in Oregon and an MA in English Literature from Loyola University in Los Angeles.

His works include more than 60 short stories and more than 30 novels. Most of his work was as a horror writer, whose popularity was greater in the UK and Europe than in the USA. His novel Flesh was named Best Horror Novel of 1988 by Science Fiction Chronicle and also shortlisted for the prestigious Bram Stoker Award, as was Funland. Also wrote a few works as Richard Kelly.

Partial list of works (alphabetical)

  • After Midnight (1997)
  • Alarums (1992)
  • All Hallow's Eve (1986)
  • Among the Missing (1999)
  • Beast House, The (1979)
  • Beginner's Luck (1986)
  • Beware (1985)
  • Bite (1996)
  • Blood Games (1992)
  • Body Rides (1996)
  • Caller (1985)
  • Cardiac Arrest (1985)
  • Cellar, The (1980)
  • Come Out Tonight (1999)
  • Cobra, The (1985)
  • Cuts (1999)
  • Dark Mountain (1992)
  • Darkness, Tell Us (1991)
  • Dawson City (1984)
  • Endless Night (1993)
  • Flesh (1987)
  • Friday Night in the Beast House (2001)
  • Funland (1989)
  • Guts (1985)
  • Halloween Hunt (1986)
  • Halloween Mouse, The (2001)
  • In the Dark (1994)
  • Intruder (1984)
  • Island (1991)
  • Last Hand (1985)
  • Live Bait (1985)
  • Lonely One (1985)
  • Marathon (1985)
  • Midnight Tour, The (1986)
  • Midnight's Lair (1988)
  • Night Games (1985)
  • Night in the Lonesome October, The (2001)
  • Night Ride (1985)
  • Night Show (1984)
  • No Sanctuary (2001)
  • One Rainy Night (1990)
  • Once Upon A Halloween (2000)
  • Quake, The (1995)
  • Resurrection Dreams (1988)
  • Return (1987)
  • Savage (1993)
  • Shootout At Joe's (1984)
  • Stake, The (1990)
  • Thin Air (1987)
  • Travelling Vampire Show, The (2000)
  • Tread Softly (1987)
  • Wilds, The (1998)
  • Woods Are Dark, The (1981)

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