She thought he was offering her a chance of escape. She was wrong.
Richard Laymon's Among the Missing is a riveting horror novel, full of shocking revelations, twists and turns. Perfect for fans of Stephen King and Clive Barker.'Among the Missing is strikingly different. From the chilling opening...we are plunged into a disturbing world of twisted psychopathology' - The TimesAt 2:32 in the morning a Jaguar roars along a lonely road high in the Californian mountains. Behind the wheel sits a beautiful woman wearing only a skimpy, revealing nightgown. She's left her husband behind. She's after a different kind of man - someone as wild, daring and passionate as herself. The man she wants is waiting for her... with wild plans of his own.The man waits patiently in the woods. When the woman stops to pick him up, he suggests they go to the Bend, where the river widens and there's a soft sandy beach. With the stars overhead and moonlight on the water, it's an ideal place for love. But there will be no love tonight. In the morning a naked body will be found at the Bend - a body missing more than its clothes. And the man will be waiting for someone else... What readers are saying about Among the Missing: 'Throw in some dark humour and Laymon's assortment of oddball characters and the book delivers a nice chunk of escapism for a few hours, with some surprising plot twists''Without a doubt one of the most gripping stories he has ever written. A classic story of murder, mayhem, decapitation and double-edged twists [that run] the whole way through''The suspense lurks beneath the surface until the final Hollywood-style ending
A peaceful camping trip turns into the stuff of nightmares... Dark Mountain is another terrifying horror classic from Master of the Macabre, Richard Laymon. Perfect for fans of Joe Hill and Stephen King.It was supposed to be a peaceful escape for the two families camping high in the Californian mountains. But they made the mistake of camping at Mesquite Lake, home to two of the wilderness's most terrifying inhabitants: an aged hag with gruesome powers and her depraved son whose unnatural lusts even she cannot control... What readers are saying about Dark Mountain: 'The minute I opened this book I was addicted. It contained everything I wanted from a horror story''If you like stories that are full of fear, romance, human emotion and violence you will love this one. This is vintage Laymon, and a must for all horror/thriller readers''A terrifyingly dark story. A can't put down read, with an excellent plot and a surprise finish'
What do you do when a vampire comes knocking? Bite is a thrilling adventure of horror, vampires and old flames, from the master of the macabre Richard Laymon. Perfect for fans of Stephen King and Joe Hill.When Sam's ex-girlfriend Cat arrives at his door, he can't believe his eyes. It's been a long time, but he's never forgotten her. But before the night is over, Cat will be lying face down on the bed, acting as bait, and Sam will be hiding in the wardrobe with a hammer in one hard and a wooden stake in the other. They won't have long to wait. The vampire is coming. What readers are saying about Bite: 'I can honestly say that this book is brilliant, nay, a masterpiece... You can really hear, smell and feel everything that is happening. Laymon writes characters that are among the most believable, three-dimensional and exciting ever written''Very addictive and suspenseful with a generous portion of Laymon's usual sense of humour' 'Bite is pure Laymon - great characters, a terrific storyline and a surprising ending'
A series of weird experiments at some secret laboratories unleash terrors on an unsuspecting world... The terrifying novel Beware! by Richard Laymon is a masterclass in gore, horror and terror. Perfect for fans of Stephen King and Clive Barker.The supermarket shouldn't have been shut - it wasn't normal for Elsie to quit early. But then it wasn't normal for a meat cleaver to fly through the air by itself. Or for a guard dog locked in overnight to end up as hamburger meat. Or for Elsie herself to feature on the butcher's slab, neatly wrapped and jointed... There's weird things happening in the town of Oasis and certain folks - like hotshot local reporter Lacey Allen - had better... BEWARE! What readers are saying about Beware!: 'Another excellent book by Laymon, just when you think you have got it sussed he surprises you again. If you want on the edge of your seat excitement then don't miss this''He is descriptive and exciting and wastes no time getting to the point. If you want a no nonsense, straight to the point, blood curdling horror, read Laymon''I love this book. Mystery, witchcraft, murder, intrigue. Brilliant!'
Everyone wants to party in a house of death... Allhallow's Eve is a spine-chilling horror novel from Richard Laymon, perfect for fans of Stephen King and Dean Koontz.Nothing unusual ever happens in Ashburg until a local family are horribly mutilated and left to die in their own home. Since that night, the old Sherwood house has stood dark and abandoned - a constant reminder of the horrific killings. But when mysterious invitations begin to arrive, announcing a party to be held there, nobody thinks it's a joke. After all, on Allhallow's Eve everyone wants to party in a house of death... What readers are saying about Allhallow's Eve: 'A fast paced, gore filled, taboo ridden storyline''This book has everything, fear, anticipation and an excellent ending''One of the best books that Richard Laymon has ever written'
An Ouija board's messages lead to danger, suspense and death... Darkness, Tell Us is a gruesome horror novel from the hugely popular Richard Laymon, in the bestselling tradition of Dean Koontz and Stephen King.At a party, six college kids play with an Ouija board - that same one that Professor Dalton swore never to touch again - not after Jake's death. And now a spirit is telling the students about a vast fortune, hidden in the mountains. But surely they won't be stupid enough to head off into the wilderness on the say-so of a 'toy'... would they? What readers are saying about Darkness, Tell Us: 'This book was a brilliant, addictive and fast-paced read. I was completely hooked by the plot which instantly grabbed my attention''This book really catches your attention and if you love horror, seduction and suspense mixed together with a twist you really will LOVE this book''When I was reading this book I was completely drawn in by the story, the twists, the adventure...everything!'
A plucky schoolkid and a crazy killer do battle... Endless Night is a terrifying journey into evil from horror master, Richard Laymon. Perfect for fans of Stephen King and Dean Koontz. 'This author knows how to sock it to the reader' - The TimesJody Fargo is sweet sixteen but tougher than she looks - she has to be. She's sleeping over at a friend's when the killers break in. They slaughter the family but Jody escapes, rescuing twelve-year-old Andy on the way... Simon Quirt doesn't seem the kind of fellow who would rape and murder in the dead of night. But, together with his friends, that's just what he does. Now Simon is alone. His task is to track down the only eyewitnesses to the massacre and dispose of them. Simon just can't wait to get his hands on Jody... What readers are saying about Endless Night: 'Endless Night is one of Richard Laymon's most gut-wrenching and compulsive novels and is a must-have for all horror fans. The narrative is unrelenting, propelling you from page one into a terrifying roller-coaster ride''This book is outstanding. I'm totally addicted to Laymon's work, but this is by far the best I've read... Utterly brilliant''Simply one of the best novels I've ever read'
Trapped underground, how will they escape? Midnight's Lair is a terrifying journey into evil by the highly acclaimed Richard Laymon. Perfect for fans of Stephen King and Dean Koontz.Mordocks's cave is one of the wonders of the world: a place where, every year, thousands of sightseers go deep beneath the earth's surface to marvel at Nature's handiwork. But it's also home to things Nature never intended - violent, evil things. And when a power failure traps a group of tourists underground, the creatures emerge from the darkness... What readers are saying about Midnight's Lair: 'Written with Laymon's usual fast-paced, action packed, no-holds-barred style of writing, you'll find the novel difficult to put down at any point, with the next horrifying event just around the corner''This is 253 pages of pure splatterpunk heaven, delivering classic Laymon horror with a no-holds-barred approach and a reflection of his truly twisted imagination. Absolutely great stuff!''The pace is frenetic, the characters are both endearing and repulsive, and the gratuitous violence is almost non-stop. Never have I read a book that could leave me slack jawed with horror and something akin to awe'
What lurks in the shadows...? A haunting novel of love, loss... and flesh-eating trolls, from the undisputed master of the macabre, Richard Laymon. Perfect for fans of Dean Koontz and Clive Barker.'One of the eeriest, and one of the most immediate, horror novels of recent decades' - Publishers Weekly Everything changed for Ed that day in the fall semester when he got a letter from Holly, the girl he loved: 'Dear Ed,' it began, 'I will always cherish the times we had...' Holly was in love with someone else. It was as if his whole world had changed in a second. That night, heartbroken and half mad with despair, Ed couldn't sleep, so he decided to go for a walk. But it's a dark, scary night in the lonesome October, and Ed is not alone...There are others out there in the night, roaming the streets, lurking in the darkness - wanting to show Ed just how different his world could be. Some of them are enticing, like the beautiful girl who wants to teach Ed about the wonders of the night. Some are disturbing and threatening. Some are deadly... and in search of prey. What readers are saying about Night in the Lonesome October: 'This book is fantastic! It had me gripped from beginning to end! The storyline was superb, with twists and turns that keep you captivated' 'This is an absolutely astounding book. This displays a natural talent at his best. The way Laymon writes is ingenious''The best thing about this novel was its atmosphere - the feeling of being out on empty streets and the nefarious things that may be lurking in the corners of any suburban town'
No one's safe at Fern Lake... Richard Laymon's No Sanctuary is a gripping and chilling horror novel, of three hikers finding more than they bargained for in the wilderness. Perfect for fans of Stephen King and Joe Hill.Rick would do anything for his girlfriend Bert. He'd even spend his vacation in the wilderness, walking the trails around Fern Lake. After what happened last time, it's the one place in the world he'd prefer not to go. But Bert is a woman with a passion for the outdoors - and a passion for other things too. Rick would follow her to hell and back - which is what he's about to do. Gillian is off on vacation too, only her idea of a holiday is a little weird. She likes breaking into people's homes while they are away and living there. Pity that this time she chances on the home of a serial-killer. The kind of guy who likes to take his female victims out into the wilderness for his fun. Rick and Bert are not the only ones heading to Fern Lake... What readers are saying about No Sanctuary: 'Wow - talk about gripping... two stories that end up crashing together spectacularly''No Sanctuary has so many twists and turns that it will hold your interest throughout. Just when you think 'I know what's coming next' something completely different happens! The way these two stories come together is magic''Good, old-fashioned, gory horror with just the right mix of humour and adventure'
Horrific events have made the Beast House infamous. For the full story, take the Midnight Tour... The third instalment in Richard Laymon's acclaimed Beast House Chronicles, perfect for fans of Dean Koontz and Joe Hill.'Classic Laymon. It's a nightmare ride' - Publishers WeeklyFor years morbid tourists have flocked to the Beast House, eager to see the infamous site of many unspeakable atrocities, to hear tales of the beast said to prowl the hallways. They can listen to the audio tour on their headphones as they stroll from room to room, looking at the realistic recreations of the blood-drenched corpses...But the audio tour only gives the sanitised version of the horrors of the Beast House. There are some facts too gruesome for the average thrill seeker. If you want the full story, you have to take the Midnight Tour, a very special event strictly limited to thirteen brave visitors. It begins at the stroke of midnight. You may not live to see it end. What readers are saying about The Midnight Tour: '[This book] had me gripped from start to finish. There is an awesome twist at the end''A superb third instalment for the Beast House saga...a sudden plot twist two thirds into the story which I never saw coming - I had to read the page twice!''The linking between the characters, the excellent plot-twists, the superb narrative. This book's got it all'
A night of terror awaits... After Midnight is a thrilling horror novel from Richard Laymon, in which a plucky heroine must use every ounce of her ingenuity to survive. Perfect for fans of Dean Koontz and Clive Barker.Alice enjoys house-sitting for her friend; she has the place to herself, a huge TV, a swimming pool. But one night, just after midnight, a man walks out of the woods and throws himself into the pool. Alice knows about men, so she fetches the Civil War relic that hangs on the wall: an old cavalry sabre... What readers are saying about After Midnight: 'Laymon's books are either brilliantly original, or twisted journeys to a very dark place...or perhaps both....''I loved this book from the get-go, it had me gripped and I had it finished in two days flat. It has turns and twists that will blow your mind''After Midnight is undoubtedly [Laymon's] best'
Step aboard the Glory Bus... The Glory Bus is the high-octane spine-chiller from Master of Horror, Richard Laymon. Perfect for fans of Joe Hill and Clive Barker.One moment Pamela is a newly-wed with a loving husband and a comfortable home. The next, she's the prisoner of a killer who has lusted after her since high school.Meanwhile, scaredy-cat Norman has had his car taken over by bad-boy Duke and hitch-hiker Boots. Together the lawless pair take him on a wild journey that looks like it's heading straight for the electric chair. Then the glory bus comes along, with hope of salvation for all. But the people who climb aboard don't know their destination is the furnace heat of the Mojave Desert, where a special welcome awaits them. It can't be worse than what's gone before - can it? What readers are saying about The Glory Bus: 'I read it in one day; I just couldn't put it down. It's action packed from the beginning to the end, full of twists and turns and keeps the reader hooked''Extremely addictive, I read the book in two days, the author's writing is unique and absorbing, and the characters are raw, edgy and totally bonkers''Dark, gritty book with two stories that intertwine... classic Laymon, and a brilliant story that keeps you turning [the pages]'
A date of a lifetime... or a date with death? Friday Night in Beast House is the final nightmare in the Beast House Chronicles by Richard Laymon - a nightmare in which your worst fears and darkest desires collide... Perfect for fans of Clive Barker and Dean Koontz. The legendary Beast House, once home to unspeakable acts of agony and murder, is now a decrepit tourist attraction where the curious go for cheap thrills and daily tours. These days few actually believe the stories of slaughter and sexual torture are true, or that the beast really exists. But in the silence of the night, the cellar door of Beast House opens once again...Mark and Alison snuck into Beast House after the tours were over for a midnight rendezvous. Mark hopes to get lucky but Alison seems more interested in the gruesome legends. But if the beast is only a legend, who's responsible for the mutilated carcass of a dog outside? And why is the padlock missing from the cellar door? Will this be the date of a lifetime or a date with death? What readers are saying about Friday Night in Beast House: 'Another brilliant book from Laymon that I absolutely could not put down''I really enjoyed reading this book; it was suspenseful, creepy and funny''An impressive page turner'
Don't even think about going into the cellar... The first gripping title in Richard Laymon's acclaimed Beast House Chronicles, perfect for fans of Stephen King and Dean Koontz.'The Cellar is a genuine cult classic. I should know. I'm one of the cultists' - Bentley LittleThey call it Beast House. Tourists flock to see it, lured by its history of butchery and sadistic sexual enslavement. They enter, armed with cameras and camcorders, but many never return. The men are slaughtered quickly. The women have a far worse fate in store. But the worst part of the house is what lies beneath it. Behind the cellar door, down the creaky steps, waits a creature of pure evil. At night, when the house is dark and all is quiet... the beast comes out. Awakened by an early-morning phone call, Donna found out that her ex-husband, Roy, has been released from prison. She immediately dragged her twelve-year-old daughter out of bed and together they hit the road - fast. The last she wants is for Roy to get his hands on them again. But in fleeing one danger, Donna and her daughter are unknowingly heading straight towards another. They're heading towards Beast House. What readers are saying about The Cellar: 'Excellent, gripping tale... Very hard to put down''A tale of bizarre, almost comic book like, tongue-in-cheek horror''The best book I have read in such a long time'
The deeper you go into the Beast House, the darker the nightmares become. Why not take the tour? The second gripping title in Richard Laymon's acclaimed Beast House Chronicles, perfect for fans of Stephen King and Dean Koontz.The house known as Beast House has become a kind of museum of the most twisted and macabre kind. It is a monument to its own infamous past. On display inside are wax figures of its victims, their bodies mangled and chewed, mutilated beyond description. The tourists who come to Beast House can only wonder what sort of terrifying creature could be responsible for such atrocities. Surely nothing human...But some people don't believe the beast even exists. They are convinced Beast House is a huge hoax, an elaborate tourist trap. Nora and her friends don't believe. They are determined to find the truth for themselves. They will dare to enter the house at night, when the tourists have gone. When the beast is rumoured to come out. They will learn alright. What readers are saying about The Beast House: 'Dark, disturbing and completely unforgiving. Just how horror should be''If you have a good imagination this is the book for you. The monsters are like nothing you have ever heard of before and there is always two things happening at once to keep you gripped to the story' 'Wonderful characters, cliff-hangers at the end of chapters and a unique sense of humour'
An old acquaintance has deadly intentions... Resurrection Dreams is a terrifying novel of small-town America and a recently released madman from much-loved horror writer, Richard Laymon. Perfect for fans of Stephen King and Dean Koontz.Melvin was definitely the biggest creep in Ellsworth High, and the other kids mercilessly taunted him for his odd looks and weird behaviour. Vicki was the only one to stand up for him and show him any kindness - but even she had to admit he'd gone too far when he dug up the body of the school's recently deceased blonde sex-bomb, Darlene, and publicly attempted to bring her back to life with the aid of a car battery. Year later, Vicki still has nightmares about Melvin and his stomach-churning 'joke'. And when she returns to Ellsworth to work in a local medical practice, she knows she's going to have to see him again. For Melvin, recently released from a mental institution, is back in town - and weirder than ever.Melvin hasn't forgotten Vicki either. Nor has he given up trying to bring the dead back to life. In fact, his experiments have been progressing rather well. And as soon as he can get Vicki - or rather her body - where he wants her, he can begin to realise his wildest dream of all... What readers are saying about Resurrection Dreams: 'The unbelievable becomes believable - Richard Laymon is the best horror writer about!''Absolutely loved it''Five stars'
All signs point to foul play... Alarums is a haunting novel from the master of horror, Richard Laymon. Perfect for fans of Stephen King and Joe Hill. Melanie Conway knows something is wrong when she starts having visions again. Her boyfriend, Bodie, wants to help but they are too late. Her father has been in a hit and run accident. Melanie's sister, Penelope, is having problems of her own. She keeps receiving strange calls. Bodie is drawn into the mystery and gets more than he bargained for... What readers are saying about Alarums: 'Brilliant! Everything you would expect from the master of horror''Another masterpiece by Mr Laymon''Five stars'
Five friends. One reunion. One bloodbath. The reunion of five friends quickly descends into carnage in Richard Laymon's terrifying novel Blood Games. Perfect for fans of Dean Koontz and Joe Hill.They meet for one week every year, five young women, best friends since college, in search of fun and thrills. Each year they choose a different place for their reunion. This year it's Helen's choice, and she chose the Totem Pole Lodge. Bad choice.The Totem Pole Lodge is a deserted resort hotel deep in the woods with a gory, shocking past. Helen has a macabre streak and she can't wait to tell her friends all about what happened at the lodge and why it's now abandoned. But Helen and the others are in for a nasty surprise. The resort isn't quite as deserted as they think. And not all the gruesome events at the Totem Pole Lodge are in its past. The worst are still to come... What readers are saying about Blood Games: 'Scary, funny, witty, and easy reading''This book is simply the best of all Richard Laymon's books... The characters are amazing, the plot and story line is astonishingly brilliant and gruesome. You won't be able to put this book down''This book was a complete breath of fresh air to me. Fast paced, exciting and very creepy'
Step right up to the land of fun... Funland is another classic horror story from the master of the macabre, Richard Laymon. Perfect for fans of Dean Koontz and Clive Barker. 'Laymon's at the top of his form in Funland, his deceptively simple prose becoming by turns humorous, horrific, stunningly erotic. The funhouse climax is not to be missed. This novel belongs on every serious horror fanatic's bookshelf' - The New York Review of Science FictionThe Funland Amusement Park provides more fear than fun these days. A vicious pack known as the Trolls are preying on anyone foolish enough to be alone at night. Folks in the area blame them for the recent mysterious disappearances, and a gang of local teenagers have decided to fight back. But nothing is ever what it seems in an amusement park. Behind the garish paint and bright lights waits a horror far worse than anything found in the freak show. Step right up! The terror is about to begin! What readers are saying about Funland: 'This book is one of Richard Laymon's best ever, with a fantastic twist at the end and non-stop heart pounding action throughout the whole novel''He creates a wonderful sense of atmosphere and wonderful, colourful characters which make this novel an excellent read. With a dramatic twist at the climax, you will be gripping the pages with both hands''With coming of age drama, love relationships and mysterious disappearances all coming together at the end to form a terrifying conclusion that comes from nowhere - excellent'
Horrific events have made the Beast House infamous. Do you dare to enter? For the first time in one edition, read all four of Richard Laymon's terrifying, gruesome and acclaimed Beast House horror novels.The deeper you go into the Beast House, the darker the nightmares become. If you have nerves of steel and are looking for excitement and adventure, why not take the tour?But don't even think about going into the cellar... What readers are saying about The Beast House Chronicles: 'Dark, disturbing and completely unforgiving. Just how horror should be''A tale of bizarre, almost comic book like, tongue-in-cheek horror''The best book I have read in such a long time'