Bentley Little
Bentley Little is an American author of horror novels. His novels are set in Arizona and the Southwestern United States. He believes that there are no holds barred in getting the readers to squirm while reading his horror fiction. Unlike most authors, he prefers to be judged based on the quality of his work, rather than by self-promotion. He doesn’t even have internet access. Besides a few interviews he does to promote his books, he avoids a lot of the promotion almost every author does. Bentley splits his time between Arizona – where he writes – and Fullerton, California – where he lives with his wife, Wai Sau, and their son.

Bentley Little became a published author in 1990 with the novel The Revelation, which he wrote for his master’s thesis. The novel went on to win the 1990 Bram Stoker Award. He writes at a pace of one novel per year, plus short stories. Below is a list of Bentley Little’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Revelation(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mailman(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Instinct(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Summoning(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Night School(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dominion(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Store(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The House(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Town(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ignored(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Walking(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Association(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Return(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Policy(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Resort(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dispatch(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Burning(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Vanishing(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Academy(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
His Father's Son(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Disappearance(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Haunted(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Influence(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Consultant(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories


The Circle(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Murmurous Haunts(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Collection(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Four Dark Nights(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Indignities of the Flesh(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cut Corners Volume 1(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Dominion was published in the UK as Dark Dominion. Death Instinct was published in the UK as Evil Deeds, and originally under the pen name of Phillip Emmons. The Town was titled Guests in the United Kingdom. The House is known as Houses in the UK. University was published in the UK as Night School.

The collection Four Dark Nights also contains stories by Douglas Clegg, Christopher Golden and Tom Piccirilli. Cut Corners Volume 1 also contains contributions by Ramsey Campbell and Ray Garton.

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Bentley Little Synopsis: The Collection is a short story collection by Bentley Little. This collection contains 32 stories, including The Sanctuary, The Woods Be Dark, The Phonebook Man, Estoppel, The Washingtonians, Life with Father, Bob, Bumblebee, Paperwork, The Idol, Skin, The Man in the Passenger Seat, Comes the Bad Time and Against the Pale Sand.

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  • Susan Williams

    Thank you so much for listing Bentley Little. This is the first time I’ve seen a photograph of him..I was starting to think he really didn’t exist!!! He reminds me a great deal of Dean Koontz back in his early days. His descriptions of the American Southwest, it sorta makes me think twice about going there!!! Thank you again…I love this site!

    • Brandon

      You’re welcome, Susan! There are a handful of “house names” on this site (and one I’m working on right now), but Bentley isn’t one of them.