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Ketchum, Jack 1946-

Works: 71 works in 278 publications in 8 languages and 3,866 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama  History  Suspense fiction  Short stories  Horror tales 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist
Classifications: PS3561.E83, 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
The girl next door by Jack Ketchum( Book )
36 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 411 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
Offspring : a novel by Jack Ketchum( Book )
17 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 255 libraries worldwide
A 1960s couple, unmarried with three sons, encourages them to shun society, so the boys spend their free time digging a tunnel under the basement. But an outbreak of vandalism at school arouses the suspicion of a teacher, threatening the family's counter-culture lifestyle
Off season by Jack Ketchum( Book )
25 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 241 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 lost by Jack Ketchum( Book )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and German and held by 206 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
Red by Jack Ketchum( Book )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and German and held by 187 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
She wakes by Jack Ketchum( Book )
7 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 183 libraries worldwide
Jordan Chase owes his success as a businessman to his sensitivity to ancient sacred places. When he visits the tomb of Agamemnon, he experiences a prophetic vision. Simultaneously, an attractive but disturbed woman, Lelia, begins to insinuate herself into the lives of a group of tourists. At first her presence is merely disruptive, but it later becomes destructive. Unknown perhaps even to herself, Lelia has tapped into the mystical energy of Greece and has become an avatar of the goddess known variously as Selene, Artemis, and Hecate
Old flames by Jack Ketchum( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 164 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
Turn down the lights ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 163 libraries worldwide
Original horror stories written to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the horror magazine Cemetery Dance
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 )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 132 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
Cover by Jack Ketchum( Book )
6 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 126 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 Crossings by Jack Ketchum( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 119 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 )
7 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and German and held by 117 libraries worldwide
Hide and Seek is a book about games. Reckless, dangerous games. Games you might even want to play yourself if you're with the right people. But shouldn't. Not ever. In a small Maine town, a group of thrill seeking college kids finds a game of hide and seek in an abandoned house turning into a reality of stark terror
Off season : the unexpurgated edition by Jack Ketchum( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
A reprint of a 1980 horror novel on a group of tourists in Maine who are attacked by cannibals. The reprint restores the cuts made by the publisher in the original. By the author of The Girl Next Door
Triage by Jack Ketchum( Book )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 101 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
Peaceable kingdom by Jack Ketchum( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Polish and held by 98 libraries worldwide
Only child by Jack Ketchum( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 93 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
I'm not Sam by Jack Ketchum( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 85 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 woman by Jack Ketchum( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in German and English and held by 61 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
Sleep disorder by Jack Ketchum( Book )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 29 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
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Alternative Names
Jack Ketchum amerikansk författare
Jack Ketchum amerikansk skribent
Jack Ketchum écrivain américain
Jack Ketchum scrittore statunitense
Jack Ketchum US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller
Ketchum, Jack M.
Mayr, Dallas
Mayr, Dallas 1946-
Mayr , Dallas William
Mayr, Dallas William 1946-
Джек Кетчам
ケッチャム, ジャック
English (113)
German (36)
French (10)
Polish (9)
Italian (7)
Spanish (7)
Chinese (4)
Czech (1)
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