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
Evil Deeds (1992)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
Night School / University (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 / Guests (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
The Handyman (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bank (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gloria (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Circle (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Washingtonians (With: Richard T. Chizmar) (2018)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
Indignities of the Flesh (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cut Corners Volume 1 (With: Ramsey Campbell,Ray Garton) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Walking Alone (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Tom Piccirilli Collections

(with Christopher Golden, Tom Piccirilli)

Pentacle (By: Tom Piccirilli) (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Inside The Works (By: Tom Piccirilli) (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dog Syndrome (By: Tom Piccirilli) (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deep Into That Darkness Peering (By: Tom Piccirilli) (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Student of Hell (By: Tom Piccirilli) (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
This Cape Is Red Because I've Been Bleeding (By: Tom Piccirilli) (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mean Sheep (By: Tom Piccirilli) (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Waiting for My Turn to Go Under the Knife (By: Tom Piccirilli) (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bare Bone #10 (By: Tom Piccirilli) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Futile Efforts (By: Tom Piccirilli) (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Forgiving Judas (By: Tom Piccirilli) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bad Dog (By: Tom Piccirilli) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Little Black Book of Noir Stories (By: Tom Piccirilli) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Hot Blood Books

Hot Blood Tales of Erotic Horror (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hotter Blood: More Tales of Erotic Horror (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hottest Blood (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deadly After Dark (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Seeds of Fear (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fear the Fever (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kiss and Kill (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crimes of Passion (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hot Blood X (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fatal Attractions (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Strange Bedfellows (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dark Passions (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stranger by Night (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Anthology series.

Publication Order of The Diogenes Club Books

Shadows Over Innsmouth (By: Stephen Jones) (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Best New Horror 5 (By: Harlan Ellison,Chet Williamson,Edward Bryant,Elizabeth Hand,Charles L. Grant,Kim Newman,Barry N. Malzberg,,S.P. Somtow,Steve Tem,,Christopher Fowler,Karl Edward Wagner,Michael Marshall Smith,,Poppy Brite,,,,Stephen Jones,,,Thomas Ligotti) (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cthulhu 2000 (By: Harlan Ellison,Roger Zelazny,Gene Wolfe,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,,Lawrence Watt-Evans,,Esther M. Friesner,Poppy Brite,F. Paul Wilson,,,Thomas Ligotti,Bruce Sterling,,James P. Blaylock) (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dark Terrors 2 (By: ,Harlan Ellison,Graham Masterton,Peter Straub,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,Steve Tem,Brian Lumley,,Michael Marshall Smith,,Conrad Williams,Clive Barker,Stephen Jones,Caitlín R. Kiernan,,Paul J. McAuley) (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dark of the Night (By: Richard Christian Matheson,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,Douglas E. Winter,Stephen Laws,Christopher Fowler,Michael Marshall Smith,Stephen Jones) (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
White of the Moon (By: Stephen Jones) (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Where The Bodies Are Buried (By: Kim Newman) (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Infinity Plus One (By: Keith Brooke) (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Embrace the Mutation (By: William Schafer) (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 14 (By: Joe Hill,,Brian Hodge,Stephen Gallagher,Jeff VanderMeer,Neil Gaiman,,Ramsey Campbell,Kelly Link,Kim Newman,,Graham Joyce,China Miéville,Stephen Jones,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,,Paul J. McAuley) (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Sixteenth Annual Collection (With: Robin McKinley,Brian Hodge,Karen Joy Fowler,Stephen Gallagher,Edward Bryant,Joan D. Vinge,Elizabeth Hand,Neil Gaiman,Terry Dowling,Ramsey Campbell,Peter Dickinson,Kelly Link,Kim Newman,,Christopher Fowler,Adam Roberts,Conrad Williams,Graham Joyce,,,China Miéville,Lucy Taylor,,,Luis Alberto Urrea,,Haruki Murakami,Jeffrey Ford,Kevin Brockmeier,Theodora Goss,,,,Terri Windling,Ellen Datlow,,,Carlton Mellick III) (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Weird Shadows Over Innsmouth (By: Stephen Jones) (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Best New Horror 16 (By: Stephen Gallagher,Lisa Tuttle,Tanith Lee,Neil Gaiman,,Ramsey Campbell,Kelly Link,Kim Newman,Michael Marshall Smith,Poppy Brite,Tim Lebbon,Christa Faust,Stephen Jones,Brian Keene,Dale Bailey,,,,Tina Rath) (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Adventure (By: Chris Roberson) (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man from the Diogenes Club (By: Kim Newman) (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 2006: 19th Annual Collection (By: Joe Hill,Chuck Palahniuk,Charles de Lint,,Edward Bryant,Joan D. Vinge,Elizabeth Hand,,Elizabeth Bear,Kelly Link,Delia Sherman,Kim Newman,,,China Miéville,Geoff Ryman,,Isabel Allende,,Jeffrey Ford,,,Bruce Sterling,Theodora Goss,Laird Barron,Sarah Monette,,,Ellen Datlow,,,,Adam Nevill,,,,,,Dave Hutchinson) (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Best New Horror 18 (By: ,Richard Christian Matheson,,Al Sarrantonio,David Morrell,Elizabeth Hand,,Michael Bishop,Gene Wolfe,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,,Christopher Fowler,Mark Morris,Geoff Ryman,Stephen Jones,,,Mark Chadbourn,Caitlín R. Kiernan) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Summer Chills (By: Harlan Ellison,Robert Silverberg,,Ramsey Campbell,Nancy Holder,Kim Newman,Brian Lumley,Christopher Fowler,Karl Edward Wagner,Michael Marshall Smith,,,Clive Barker,Stephen Jones,,,,,Sarah Pinborough) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Infinity Plus (By: Keith Brooke) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Secret Files of the Diogenes Club (By: Kim Newman) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fair Folk (By: Marvin Kaye) (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Best New Horror 19 (By: Joe Hill,Joe R. Lansdale,Neil Gaiman,,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,,Christopher Fowler,Michael Marshall Smith,Conrad Williams,Tom Piccirilli,Stephen Jones,,Tim Pratt,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,,Gary McMahon,,,,,Steven Erikson,Simon Kurt Unsworth) (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Digital Domains: A Decade of Science Fiction & Fantasy (By: Ellen Datlow) (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mysteries of the Diogenes Club (By: Kim Newman) (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth (By: Brian Hodge,Ramsey Campbell,H.P. Lovecraft,Kim Newman,Brian Lumley,Michael Marshall Smith,Conrad Williams,,Stephen Jones,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,,John Glasby,,,Simon Kurt Unsworth) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mammoth Book of the Mummy (By: ) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Cemetery Dance Magazine Books

(with Jack Ketchum, Richard T. Chizmar, , , , Blake Crouch, , , Simon Clark, Keith Minnion, , , , , , , , , , , Eric Red)

Cemetery Dance: Issue 71 (With: Jack Ketchum,Richard T. Chizmar,,,,Blake Crouch,,,Simon Clark,Keith Minnion,,,,,,,,,,,Eric Red) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

Borderlands 1(1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Borderlands 3(1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hottest Blood(1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Four Dark Nights(2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Sixteenth Annual Collection(2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Corpse Blossoms: Volume 1(2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In Laymon's Terms(2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
What Fears Become(2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Hacked-Up Holiday Massacre(2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cut Corners Volume 1(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Horror Express Volume Two(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Psychos: Serial Killers, Depraved Madmen, and the Criminally Insane(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Turn Down the Lights(2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cemetery Dance: Issue 71(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
D.O.A. III(2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Washingtonians(2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fantastic Tales of Terror: History's Darkest Secrets(2018)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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3 Responses to “Order of Bentley Little Books”

  1. Vince: 2 months ago

    I am an avid Bentley reader. I have all of his books including collections and I love them all with the exception of the last one, Gloria. I think he went a little far with the existentialism. Which by the way I do like for instance Albert camus, but this book for me was a downer. It’s been about a year since that book and I’m hoping that he comes out with another book soon not a storyline like Gloria rather any of his previous books. I check every day and hope to see a new one listed.

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  2. Susan Williams: 10 years ago

    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!

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    • Brandon: 10 years ago

      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.

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