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Ketchum, Jack 1946-

Works: 77 works in 282 publications in 9 languages and 4,060 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Domestic fiction  History  Suspense fiction  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist
Classifications: PS3561.E7225, 813.54
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Publications about Jack Ketchum
Publications by Jack Ketchum
Most widely held works about Jack Ketchum
Most widely held works by Jack Ketchum
Off season by Jack Ketchum( Book )
27 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 447 libraries worldwide
September. A beautiful New York editor retreats to a lonely cabin on a hill in the quiet Maine beach town of Dead River--off season--awaiting her sister and friends. Nearby, a savage human family with a taste for flesh lurks in the darkening woods, watching, waiting for the moon to rise and night to fall
The girl next door by Jack Ketchum( Book )
28 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 413 libraries worldwide
Slowly being tortured to death by their aunt, whose madness is infecting the entire neighborhood, Meg and her crippled sister, Susan, find themselves at the mercy of a troubled boy who can either end their misery or be their salvation
Old flames by Jack Ketchum( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 255 libraries worldwide
Divorcée Dora Welles, a New York City antiques dealer who's unlucky in love, decides to track down her old high school squeeze, Jim Weybourne, through a detective agency that specializes in locating lost lovers. When Jim turns out to be happily married with two children in California, the resourceful Dora finds a way to insinuate herself casually into their lives. Dora soon begins scheming how to supplant Jim's wife and reclaim him for her own
Offspring : a novel by Jack Ketchum( Book )
16 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 247 libraries worldwide
The family of cannibals from Off Season is back for seconds
The lost by Jack Ketchum( Book )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and German and held by 210 libraries worldwide
It was the summer of 1965. Ray, Tim and jennifer were just three teenage friends, hanging out in the campgrounds, drinking a little. But Tim and Jennifer didn't know what their friend Ray had in mind. And if they's known they wouldn't have thought he was serious. Then they saw what he did to the two girls at the neighboring campsite-and knew he was dead serious. Four years later, the sixietes were drawing to a close. No one ever charged Ray with the murder but there was one cop determined to make him pay
She wakes by Jack Ketchum( Book )
8 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
While visiting a historic tomb in Greece, Jordan Chase is plagued by nightmarish visions of the future, while a seductive, yet deadly, woman named Lelia, after leading a group of tourists to their deaths, prepares to feed off her human prey
Red by Jack Ketchum( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
The old man hears them before he sees them, the three boys coming over the hill, disturbing the peace by the river where he's fishing. He smells gun oil too, too much oil on a brand-new shotgun. These aren't hunters, they're rich kids who don't care about the river and the fish and the old man. Or his dog. Red is the name of the old man's dog, his best friend in the world. And when the boys shoot the dog--for nothing, for simple spite--he sees red, like a mist before his eyes. And before the whole thing is done there'll be more red. Red for blood
Turn down the lights ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 161 libraries worldwide
Original horror stories written to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the horror magazine Cemetery Dance
Cover by Jack Ketchum( Book )
8 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 142 libraries worldwide
A battle-scarred Vietnam vet has been living alone deep in the woods, but when a group of weekend campers enters the area, his fragile grasp on reality breaks, and he believes he''s back in the jungle--surrounded by an enemy he needs to kill
The woman by Lucky McKee( visu )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and French and held by 138 libraries worldwide
A disturbing tale of torture and dirty little secrets that can haunt any seemingly harmless neighborhood. The story follows a successful country lawyer who captures and attempts to civilize the last remaining member of a violent clan that has roamed the Northeast in the wild for decades, thereby putting the lives of his family in extreme jeopardy
Joyride by Jack Ketchum( Book )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 136 libraries worldwide
"Carole and her lover, Lee, knew there was only one way to get rid of Carole's abusive husband for good. They planned every detail. And they thought they had committed the perfect crime. But a stranger named Wayne saw what they did, and he was thrilled. Now Wayne wants to be their friend. He wants to share the excitement of murder with them. He wants to take Carole and Lee on a road trip straight to hell so his new friends can enjoy an all-out killing spree that can end only one way ..."--Page 4 of cover
Sleep disorder by Jack Ketchum( file )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
For a very long time, Jack Ketchum and Edward Lee have followed their separate paths of line-crossing, gut-wrenching, no holds-barred storytelling. Now, those roads have drawn close and merged for a collection of five collaborative stories guaranteed to shock, amuse, disgust, and bring lovers of extreme fiction back for more
The Crossings by Jack Ketchum( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
The ancient Aztec gods Tezcatlipoca, Tlazolteotl, and Xipe still rule the world of "Las hermanas de lupo," the deadly Valenzura sisters, following the end of the Mexican War. Elena has escaped from their slave camp at Garanta del Diablo, the Mouth of the Devil, and lived to tell her tale, but her sister is still there
Hide and seek by Jack Ketchum( Book )
4 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
First pub. 1989. Set during summer in the Maine coastal town of Dead River. Local young man Dan, meets visiting college kids Casey, Kim and Steven and engages in some drinking and daring with them
Peaceable kingdom by Jack Ketchum( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Polish and held by 113 libraries worldwide
Triage by Jack Ketchum( Book )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
Three horror writers unite in this collection of interconnected novellas that each start with someone walking into a workplace with a gun, launching an odyssey into a nightmarish world of fear and madness
Only child by Jack Ketchum( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 96 libraries worldwide
Long out of print, this novel is known by both of its names--Only Child and Stranglehold. It is the story of spousal and child abuse to the extreme. "Arthur Danse is one of Ketchum's nost dark and frightening creations. A user, a violent abuser and quite possibly much, much worse. And it falls to his wife Lydia to protect the life and sanity of both herself and her six-year-old son--their only child."--cover
The woman by Jack Ketchum( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 87 libraries worldwide
"The Woman is the last of her kind, the lone survivor of a tribe of feral cannibals who have terrorized the Maine coast for years. She is wounded and weak, but she's found refuge in a cave overlooking the sea. Christopher Cleek is an amoral--and unstable--lawyer who sees her bathing in a stream one day while he's out hunting. Cleek has dark, cruel secrets and he will now add one more. He will capture the Woman, lock her in his cellar, and attempt to tame her, with the help of his wife and children. But very soon the question will become: Who is more savage, the hunter or the prey?"--From back cover
I'm not Sam by Jack Ketchum( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
Patrick and Sam have been married for eight years. They're still very much in love until, after a night of passion, Sam wakes up as "Lily," a child of about 5 or 6. The situation calls for restraint-- but she still has Sam's body and she's still Patrick's wife
The girl next door ( visu )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and French and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Gut-wrenchingly grim horror based on the novel by Jack Ketchum. The recently orphaned Loughlin sisters, 16-year-old Meg (Blythe Auffarth) and ten-year-old polio victim Susan (Madeline Taylor), move in with their Aunt Ruth (Blanche Baker) and her three sons following the death of their parents. Ruth's house has always been a favoured teen hangout in the neighbourhood, but for some reason she harbours an intense dislike for the young sisters. As her acts of punishment escalate into unspeakable abuse and torture, the Chandlers' young neighbour David Moran (Daniel Manche) looks on in horror - but will he find the courage to speak out?
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Alternative Names
Ketchum, Jack M.
Mayr, Dallas
Mayr, Dallas 1946-
Mayr , Dallas William
Mayr, Dallas William 1946-
ケッチャム, ジャック
English (114)
French (11)
Polish (10)
Japanese (7)
Chinese (7)
Italian (6)
German (5)
Spanish (1)
Czech (1)
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