WorldCat Identities

Laymon, Richard

Overview
Works: 178 works in 746 publications in 10 languages and 19,682 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Horror tales  Suspense fiction  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3562.A9555, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Richard Laymon
 
Most widely held works by Richard Laymon
Night in the lonesome October by Richard Laymon( Book )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ed Logan fell in love with Holly when they were both sophomores at Willmington University. She seemed to feel the same. Then the semester ends and they go their separate ways for the summer break. In September, Ed comes back to school eager to re-connect with Holly. Instead he receives a letter from her saying she had fallen in love with someone else. Ed can't sleep or study. He leaves his apartment and takes a walk through the seamier, darker side of town."--Jacket
The lake by Richard Laymon( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman is forced to confront her horrifying past when her eighteen-year-old daughter, while hanging out at the lake during the summer, is tormented by a sadistic killer who plunges them both into a world of terror and insanity
The traveling vampire show by Richard Laymon( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Though gloomy with clouds, it is a hot, August morning in the summer of 1963. All over the rural town of Grandville, tacked to power poles and trees, taped to store windows, blowing along the sidewalks, fliers have appeared announcing the one-night-only performance of The Traveling Vampire Show. The show will feature Valeria, the only known vampire in captivity."--Jacket
Bite by Richard Laymon( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's almost midnight. Cat's on the bed, facedown and naked. She's Sam's former girlfriend, the only woman he's ever loved. Sam's in the closet, with a hammer in one hand and a wooden stake in the other. Together they wait as the clock ticks down because... the vampire is coming. When Cat first appeared at Sam's door he couldn't believe his eyes. He hadn't seen her in ten years, but he'd never forgotten her. Not for a second. But before this nght is through, Sam will enter a nightmare of blood and fear that he'll never be able to forget - no matter how hard he tries
Midnight's lair by Richard Laymon( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of tourists trapped in an underground cavern by a power failure experiences firsthand the evil that lurks in the darkness thousands of feet below the surface
One rainy night by Richard Laymon( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The strange black rain falls like a shroud on the small town of Bixby. It comes down in torrents, warm and unnatural. And as it falls, the town changes. One by one, the inhabitants fall prey to its horrifying effect. One by one, they become filled with hate and rage... and the need to kill. Formerly friendly neighbors turn to crazed maniacs. A strnager at a gas station shoves a nozzle down a customer's throat and pulls the trigger. A soaking-wet line of movie-goers smashes its way into a theater to slaughter the people inside. A loving wife attacks her husband, still beating his head against the floor long after he's dead. As the rain falls, blood flows in the gutters - and terror runs through the streets
After midnight by Richard Laymon( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While house-sitting for her friend, Alice, using an old Civil War saber, descends into a world of murder and madness when her mind begins playing tricks on her and paranoia sets in
The quake by Richard Laymon( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and French and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aftermath of an earthquake in Los Angeles through the eyes of a family. Order disintegrates, gangs roam the streets, stripping bodies for valuables, a son murders his mother, a woman is raped, people kill each other to get cars, even bicycles. By the author of Savage
To wake the dead by Richard Laymon( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four thousand years after her death, Amara, a former princess of Egypt and wife of Mentuhotep the First, escapes from her coffin in the Charles Ward Museum and walks the streets, free to satisfy her deadly bloodthirsty cravings
The stake by Richard Laymon( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The midnight tour by Richard Laymon( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Due to several books and movies about Janice Crogan's summer of horror, the tours of Beast House in the town of Malcasa Point, California, are popular with the tourists. The self-guided daytime tour is sanitized and perfectly safe. The Midnight Tour, complete with special picnic, private screening of The Horror, and guided tour, usually is too
Among the missing by Richard Laymon( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a woman's headless body is found by the river and witnesses report having seen a man flee with the victim's head, Sheriff Hodges fears a serial killer has begun to kill again
Friday night in Beast House by Richard Laymon( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark and Alison have their first date at Beast House after hours
The Cellar by Richard Laymon( Book )

23 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visitors flock to see the Beast House with its blood-soaked corridors and creaky doors. Armed with video camcorders, these poor souls enter the forbidden house, never to return. The deeper they go into the house, the darker their nightmares become. Don't even think about going into the cellar
Come out tonight by Richard Laymon( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young substitute teacher named Sherry meets a human monster and gets sucked right into a world of terror. It starts when her boyfriend pops out to a convenience store to buy some condoms late one night while the Santa Ana winds blow
Savage by Richard Laymon( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and Hungarian and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The only witness to a crime committed by Jack the Ripper, fifteen-year-old Trevor Bentley grows into manhood and travels on a quest for vengeance across a wild and untamed continent
The beast house by Richard Laymon( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Body rides by Richard Laymon( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neal has been carrying a gun in his car lately-- just to be safe. And it looks like it's a good thing he has. When he spots a woman tied naked to a tree and a man ready to kill her, he has no choice but to shoot the attacker. As a reward, the woman gives Neal something unimaginable. Neal's reward is a bracelet. A very special bracelet. It enables its wearer to step inside other people, to see through their eyes, to feel whatever they feel. To take "body rides." But Neal has a big problem. The man he shot isn't dead. And he wants revenge. First he's going to finish what he started with the woman. Then he's going after Neal
In the dark by Richard Laymon( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of suspense follows young librarian Jane Kerry, who discovers an envelope containing money and instructions signed by the Master of Games, as she is hurled into a dark world where she must play a deadly and disturbing game in order to survive
Beware by Richard Laymon( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Elsie knew something weird was happening in her small supermarket when she saw the meat cleaver fly through the air all by itself. Everyone else realized it when they found Elsie on the butcher's slab the next morning--neatly jointed and wrapped. An unseen horror has come to town, leaving a blood-drenched trail of carnage in his wake. And his victims are about to learn a terrifying lesson: what you can't see can very definitely hurt you."--P. [4] of cover
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityKelly, Richard, 1947-2001

controlled identityLaymon, Carl

controlled identityWilloughby, Lee Davis

Kelly, Richard.

Laĭmon, Richard

Laymon, Carl.

Willoughby, Lee Davis.

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The lakeThe traveling vampire showBiteOne rainy nightAfter midnightTo wake the deadThe stakeThe midnight tour