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Dreadful Tales
Richard Laymon

Classification : Horror
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2007
Imprint : Headline
Page Extent : 448
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780747264637
Price : 520

About the book
Richard Laymon is the undisputed master of the macabre, and nowhere is his talent to terrify shown to better effect than in his short stories. DREADFUL TALES contains all of his short fiction not previously published in the UK and forms a delicious cornucopia of homicidal maniacs, vampires and lust-crazed teenagers - not to mention the drinkers in a low-life dive who attempt to salvage a diamond ring from the mouth of a severed head in a fish tank - with grisly results.

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PRAISE FOR PREVIOUS BOOKS:
'A grisly cocktail of horror, murder and mayhem laced with Laymon's distinct blend of black humour. Great stuff.' Yorkshire Evening Press
'Richard Laymon doesn't disappoint with his latest offering.' Peterborough Evening Telegraph
''So fastpaced you find yourself reading it at the speed of a bullet from a gun...a rollercoaster ride of fear' Peterborough Evening Telegraph
'No one writes like Laymon and you're going to have a good time with anything he writes' Dean Koontz
'This author knows how to sock it to the reader' The Times,
If you've missed Laymon you've missed a treat' Stephen King,
'A brilliant writer' Sunday Express·
'AMONG THE MISSING is strikingly different. From the chilling opening...we are plunged into a disturbing world of twisted psychopathology' The Times
'There's not a crime novelist around who writes cleaner prose than Laymon - and few who can jack up the tension the way he does...Laymon likes to grasp readers by the neck with expert word-smithery, then haul them into a diabolical situation...once again, Laymon offers unexpected, well-rounded characters blown about in a narrative that moves like the wind.' Publishers Weekly
'one of the best writers working in the genre today' Cemetery Dance

'Set in a sleepy American town in the summer of 1963, this rites of passage novel recreates the long, stifling days - and nights filled with possibilities - that distinguish the teenage years' Belfast Telegraph>
'This gloriously inventive piece is probably Laymon's best book yet: dipping into the poetic vein of Ray Bradbury was clearly a vitalising exercise for him, and this is sheerly enjoyable... The prose here is rich and inventive, the atmosphere and scene-setting handled with real aplomb. Whatever you make of Laymon's earlier books, this is one you should try' News International Lineone>

TRAVELLING VAMPIRE SHOW:
'If you are not already well acquainted with Richard Laymon, get to know him now. This is an enticing tale of three youngsters in a small American town' Manchester Evening News

'Dean Koontz and Stephen King normally dominate this territory. They had better watch out, Laymon is already staking a claim' Northern Echo>
This is an author that does not pull his punches... A gripping, and at times genuinely shocking, read>
'This is an author that does not pull his punches... A gripping, and at times genuinely shocking, read' SFX Magazine>
'A terrifying collection of short stories that showcases the dark genius of a true master of the macabre' Books Magazine>
DREADFUL TALES knocks all other offerings for six and presents a consistent collection of tales, almost every one of which manages to shock, delight and horrify through numerous ideas, characters and situations... Gets my vote as the best of 2000 by a long chalk>
A terrifying collection of short stories that showcases the dark genius of a true master of the macabre>

DREADFUL TALES:
'DREADFUL TALES knocks all other offerings for six and presents a consistent collection of tales, almost every one of which manages to shock, delight and horrify through numerous ideas, characters and situations... a breath of fresh air in the stale UK Horror climate... Gets my vote as the best of 2000 by a long chalk' Shivers

     
Richard Laymon
Richard Laymon was born in Chicago in 1947 and grew up in California. Four of his books have been shortlisted for the Bram Stoker Award which he won in 2001 with THE TRAVELLING VAMPIRE SHOW. Among his...(+)
Books by Richard Laymon
After Midnight (PB)
Alarums (PB)
Allhallow's Eve (PB)
Amara (PB)
Among the Missing (PB)
Beware! (PB)
Bite (PB)
Blood Games (PB)
Body Rides (PB)
Come Out Tonight (PB)
Dark Mountain (PB)
Darkness, Tell Us (PB)
Endless Night (PB)
Fiends (PB)
Flesh (PB)
Friday Night in Beast House (Beast House Chronicles, Book 4) (HB)
Friday Night in Beast House (Beast House Chronicles, Book 4) (PB)
Funland (PB)
In the Dark (PB)
Island (PB)
Midnight's Lair (PB)
Night in the Lonesome October (PB)
Night Show (PB)
No Sanctuary (PB)
One Rainy Night (PB)
Out are the Lights (PB)
Quake (PB)
Resurrection Dreams (PB)
Savage (PB)
The Beast House (Beast House Chronicles, Book 2) (PB)
The Cellar (Beast House Chronicles, Book 1) (PB)
The Glory Bus (PB)
The Lake (PB)
The Midnight Tour (The Beast House Chronicles, Book 3) (PB)
The Richard Laymon Collection Volume 1: The Cellar, The Beast House & The Midnight Tour (PB)
The Richard Laymon Collection Volume 10: Savage & In the Dark (PB)
The Richard Laymon Collection Volume 11: Island & Quake (PB)
The Richard Laymon Collection Volume 12: Body Rides & Bite (PB)
The Richard Laymon Collection Volume 13: Fiends & After Midnight (PB)
The Richard Laymon Collection Volume 14: Among the Missing & Come Out Tonight (PB)
The Richard Laymon Collection Volume 15: The Travelling Vampire Show & Dreadful Tales (PB)
The Richard Laymon Collection Volume 16: Night in the Lonesome October & No Sanctuary (PB)
The Richard Laymon Collection Volume 17: Amara & The Lake (PB)
The Richard Laymon Collection Volume 18: The Glory Bus & Friday Night in Beast House (PB)
The Richard Laymon Collection Volume 2: The Woods are Dark & Out are the Lights (PB)
The Richard Laymon Collection Volume 3: Night Show & Allhallow's Eve (PB)
The Richard Laymon Collection Volume 4: Beware & Dark Mountain (PB)
The Richard Laymon Collection Volume 5: Flesh & Resurrection Dreams (PB)
The Richard Laymon Collection Volume 6: Funland & The Stake (PB)
The Richard Laymon Collection Volume 7: Darkness Tell Us & One Rainy Night (PB)
The Richard Laymon Collection Volume 8: Alarums & Blood Games (PB)
The Richard Laymon Collection Volume 9: Endless Night & Midnight's Lair (PB)
The Stake (PB)
The Travelling Vampire Show (PB)
The Woods are Dark (PB)