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The Travelling Vampire Show
Richard Laymon

Classification : Horror
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2007
Imprint : Headline
Page Extent : 448
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780747258292
Price : 699

About the book
On a hot August morning in 1963, the rural town of Grandville is covered with fliers announcing the coming of something extraordinary - a one-night-only performance of The Travelling Vampire Show, featuring Valeria, the only known vampire in captivity. For three local teenagers, it's a show they don't want to miss. The trouble is, the show starts at midnight and they're supposed to be home by then. And in any case, Janks Field, where the show will take place, has been declared off-limits because of its own sinister history. But they can't just sit at home and let Valeria do her thing without them, can they?

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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

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>
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>
'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>
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>
'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>
A wickedly involving story...a horror tale that's not only emotionally true but also scary and, above all, fun>
'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>
     
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)
Dreadful Tales (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 Woods are Dark (PB)