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Laymon, Richard

Works: 216 works in 880 publications in 10 languages and 16,071 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Horror fiction  Psychological fiction  Horror tales  Thrillers (Fiction)  Domestic fiction  Paranormal fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3562.A9555, 813.54
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Publications about Richard Laymon
Publications by Richard Laymon
Publications by Richard Laymon, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Richard Laymon
Most widely held works by Richard Laymon
The lake by Richard Laymon( Book )
18 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and German and held by 619 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
One rainy night by Richard Laymon( file )
20 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 571 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
Bite by Richard Laymon( file )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 559 libraries worldwide
It's almost midnight. Cat's on the bed, facedown and naked. 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 closk 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 night 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
The traveling vampire show by Richard Laymon( Book )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 529 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
Night in the lonesome October by Richard Laymon( Book )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 484 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
Midnight's lair by Richard Laymon( Book )
16 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and German and held by 460 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
The quake by Richard Laymon( Book )
16 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 442 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
Savage by Richard Laymon( Book )
17 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 422 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
After midnight by Richard Laymon( Book )
15 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and German and held by 417 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
To wake the dead by Richard Laymon( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Thai and held by 409 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 )
19 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 406 libraries worldwide
Vampirhorror der anderen Art Der Horrorautor Larry entdeckt eine Geisterstadt in der Wüste Kaliforniens. Im Keller eines verfallenen Hotels steht ein Sarg, in dem eine mumifizierte weibliche Leiche liegt. Und in dieser Leiche steckt ein Holzpfahl. Larry beschliesst, den Sarg mitzunehmen und das Entfernen des Pfahls auf Video für die Nachwelt festzuhalten. Keine gute Idee, wie sich bald herausstellen wird
Friday night in Beast House by Richard Laymon( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 358 libraries worldwide
"Alison has just one condition for guys that want to date her - they have to spend a night with her in the legendary Beast House. To Michael a night alone with Alison is a chance of a lifetime, but if the stories about the Beast House are true it may also be a chance to die." --Cover
The Cellar by Richard Laymon( Book )
28 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 354 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
The midnight tour by Richard Laymon( Book )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 350 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
Come out tonight by Richard Laymon( Book )
19 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and German and held by 330 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
The beast house by Richard Laymon( Book )
14 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 329 libraries worldwide
The Strange Occurrence Squad consisting of a police officer, a psychic, and an expert on everything "weird" investigates a Bigfoot creature reportedly sighted at a summer camp
No sanctuary by Richard Laymon( Book )
19 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 329 libraries worldwide
While hiking the trails around Fern Lake, a young couple has no idea how wild the wilderness really is. They soon find out when they discover they're sharing the woods with a serial killer who's hiding his next victim
In the dark by Richard Laymon( Book )
22 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 324 libraries worldwide
Nothing much happens in Donnerville. At least not to the young librarian, Jane Kerry. Then one day Jane finds an envelope containing a fifty-dollar bill and a note instructing her to "Look homeward, angel". Jane pulls a copy of the Thomas Wolfe novel of that title off the shelf and finds a second envelope. This one contains a hundred-dollar bill and another clue. Like the first, it's signed, "MOG (Master of Games)". The game has begun ... But this is no ordinary game. As it goes on, it requires more and more of Jane's strength and ingenuity. It pushes her into actions that knows are crazy, immoral or criminal - and it becomes continually more dangerous. More than once, Jane has to fight for her life. But she soon learns she can't quit this game. MOG won't let her. She'll have to play to the bitter end
Beware by Richard Laymon( Book )
23 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 322 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."--Page 4 of cover
Among the missing by Richard Laymon( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 316 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
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Kelly, Richard, 1947-2001

controlled identity Laymon, Carl

controlled identity Willoughby, Lee Davis

Kelly, Richard.
Laĭmon, Richard
Laymon, Carl.
Richard Laymon American writer
Richard Laymon Amerikaans schrijver (1947-2001)
Richard Laymon amerikansk författare
Richard Laymon amerikansk skribent
Richard Laymon escritor estadounidense
Richard Laymon scrittore statunitense
Richard Laymon US-amerikanischer Autor
Willoughby, Lee Davis.
Ричард Лаймон
Ричард Леймън
Річард Лаймон
レイモン, リチャード
English (235)
German (52)
French (11)
Spanish (9)
Chinese (6)
Italian (5)
Japanese (2)
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Bulgarian (1)
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