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Ketchum, Jack 1946-2018

Works: 88 works in 365 publications in 8 languages and 4,868 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Psychological fiction  Drama  Horror films  Short films  Anthology films  Horror fiction  Short stories  Horror tales 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, nar
Classifications: PS3561.E723, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Jack Ketchum
Most widely held works by Jack Ketchum
The girl next door by Jack Ketchum( Book )

37 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 454 WorldCat member 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
Off season by Jack Ketchum( Book )

37 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 413 WorldCat member 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 secret life of souls by Jack Ketchum( Book )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Australian cattle dog named Caity must loyally protect her friend, Delia, a beautiful and talented child actress, after she falls victim to a freak accident that wreaks havoc on the entire family, who depend on her for their upscale lifestyle
XX( Visual )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Box: After peering into a shiny red gift box on a commuter train, seven-year-old Danny Jacobs inexplicably stops eating. When his father and sister also begin to waste away, Danny's mother Susan struggles to make the connection between herself, her dying family, and the mysterious box before it's too late
Offspring by Jack Ketchum( Book )

20 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The family of cannibals from Off Season is back for seconds
The lost by Jack Ketchum( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 204 WorldCat member 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
Old flames by Jack Ketchum( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burned again. Men never treated Dora well. This latest cheated on her and dumped her. The last decent guy she knew was her old high school boyfriend, Jim. He'd said that he loved her. Maybe he did. So with the help of the Flame Finders, Dora's found him again. Turns out he's married with two kids. But Dora isn't about to let that stand in her way
The Crossings by Jack Ketchum( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 174 WorldCat member 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
Turn down the lights( Book )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Original horror stories written to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the horror magazine Cemetery Dance
She wakes by Jack Ketchum( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member 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
Red by Jack Ketchum( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 157 WorldCat member 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
The woman by Lucky McKee( Visual )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 149 WorldCat member 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
Cover by Jack Ketchum( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 132 WorldCat member 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
Joyride by Jack Ketchum( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in German and English and held by 130 WorldCat member 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
The woman by Jack Ketchum( )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member 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
Hide and seek by Jack Ketchum( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in German and English and held by 113 WorldCat member 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
Peaceable kingdom by Jack Ketchum( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Polish and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The girl next door( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and French and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a quiet suburban town in the summer of 1958, two recently orphaned sisters are placed in the care of their mentally unstable aunt. Acts of abuse and torture that involve her young sons will change the lives of the neighborhood children forever
Only child by Jack Ketchum( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 88 WorldCat member 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
Triage by Jack Ketchum( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member 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
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Audience level: 0.30 (from 0.18 for The secret ... to 0.59 for Only child ...)

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Jack Ketchum americký spisovatel

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Ketchum, Jack M.

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Джек Кетчам

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English (145)

German (37)

French (11)

Polish (11)

Japanese (9)

Spanish (9)

Chinese (7)

Czech (3)