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Richard Laymon

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Full Name: Richard Carl Laymon
Born: January 14, 1947
Chicago, IL
Died: February 14, 2001
Occupation: Novelist
Nationality: American


Richard Layman was born in Chicago in 1947. He grew up in California and has a BA in English Literature from Willamette University, Oregon, and an MA from Loyola University, Los Angeles. He has worked as a schoolteacher, a librarian, a mystery magazine editor and a report writer for a law firm. He now works full-time as a writer. His novel FLESH was shortlisted for the prestigious Bram Stoker Award, as were FUNLAND and his short story collection, A GOOD, SECRET PLACE. Richard Layman is the author of many acclaimed works of horror and suspense, including THE STAKE, SAVAGE, AFTER MIDNIGHT and the three novels in the Beast House Chronicles: THE CELLAR, THE BEAST HOUSE and THE MIDNIGHT TOUR. He lives in California with his wife and daughter.

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 Non Series Works


 The Beast House Chronicles

 1. (1980)
 2. (1986)
 3. (1998)
 4. (2001)