Richard Laymon (1947-2001) was an American novelist of horror and suspense novels, considered part of the splatterpunk sub-genre. His writing is full of violence and sex, and not for the faint of heart. Although he was American, his books sold best in the United Kingdom. Laymon also wrote historical fiction series with other authors using the collective pseudonym Lee Davis Willoughby.

Richard Laymon’s first novel was The Cellar, published in 1980. His final novel was published in 2005, titled both The Glory Bus and Into the Fire. Below is a list of Richard Laymon’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Beast House Chronicles Books


The Cellar(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Beast House(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Midnight Tour(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Friday Night in the Beast House(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Making Of America Books


The Texans(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Alaskans(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Golden Staters(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The River People(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Land Grabbers(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ranchers(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Homesteaders(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Frontier Healers(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Buffalo People(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Far Islanders(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Border Breed(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Boomers(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wildcatters(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gunfighters(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cajuns(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Donner People(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Creoles(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Nightriders(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sooners(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Express Riders(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Vigilantes(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Soldiers of Fortune(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wranglers(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Baja People(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Yukon Breed(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Smugglers(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Voyageurs(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Barbary Coasters(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Whalers(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Canadians(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Prophet's People(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lawmen(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Copper Kings(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Caribbeans(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Trail Blazers(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gamblers(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Robber Barons(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Assassins(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bounty Hunters(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Texas Rangers(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Outlaws(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fugitives(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Frontier Detectives(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Raiders(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rough Riders(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Warrior of the Code(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sixgun Apostles(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Women Who Won The West Books


Tempest of Tombstone(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dodge City Darling(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Duchess of Denver(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lost Lady of Laramie(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Flame of Virginia City(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Angel of Hangtown(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Belle of Fort Smith(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Princess of Powder River(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Making Of The Cities Books


Cincinnati(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Baton Rouge(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Omaha(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Your Secret Admirer(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Woods Are Dark(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nightmare Lake(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dawson's City(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Night Show(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beware(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
All Hallow's Eve(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Flesh(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Thin Air(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tread Softly(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Resurrection Dreams(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Midnight's Lair(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Funland(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
One Rainy Night(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stake(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Darkness, Tell Us(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Island(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood Games(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Alarums(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Savage(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Endless Night(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In the Dark(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Quake(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Body Rides(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bite(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
After Midnight(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wilds(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Among the Missing(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Come Out Tonight(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cuts(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Travelling Vampire Show(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Once Upon A Halloween(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
No Sanctuary(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Night in the Lonesome October(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Amara(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lake(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Glory Bus(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories


Shootout at Joe's(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Intruder(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Night Ride(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Caller(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cardiac Arrest(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cobra(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Last Hand(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Live Bait(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lonely One(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Marathon(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Night Games(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Halloween Hunt(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Guts(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beginner's Luck(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Return(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Halloween Mouse(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hearse(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Out Are the Lights and Other Tales(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Good, Secret Place(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ten Tales(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fiends(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Writer's Tale(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dreadful Tales(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Madman Stan and Other Stories(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Triage(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Your Secret Admirer and Nightmare Lake were written as Carl Laymon. Tread Softly and Midnight’s Lair were also published under the pseudonym of Richard Kelly. Tread Softly was also published as Dark Mountain. Amara is alternately titled To Wake the Dead. The Glory Bus is also known as Into the Fire. Ten Tales is co-authored by Neal Barrett, Jr. and Wendy Hornsby. Triage also contains contributions by Jack Ketchum and Edward Lee. The Making of America, Women Who Won the West and Making of the Cities series were co-authored by William L. DeAndrea and Richard Deming using the collective pseudonym of Lee Davis Willoughby.

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