Jack Ketchum is an American novelist known for writing horror novels. Stephen King has said that “the only novelist working today that is writing more important fiction is Cormac McCarthy” which is high praise from the king of horror.

Jack Ketchum is actually a pseudonym for novelist Dallas Mayr. He has won numerous Bram Stoker Awards for his work. While some books have become adapted for film such as Red and The Lost. One of his biggest successes on the international level was for The Woman which was also made into a film co-written and directed by Lucky McKee.

Publication Order of Off Season Books

Off Season (1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Offspring (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Woman (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Laramie Plains (1974)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Border Dawn (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hide and Seek (1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead or alive (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Guns of Amarillo (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Winchester pass (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cover (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
She Wakes (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Girl Next Door (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trail to Nowhere (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Joyride (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stranglehold (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Only Child (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Red (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ladies' Night (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Station Two (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lost (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Old Flames (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Secret Life of Souls (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Collections (with Ramsey Campbell, , Ray Garton, F. Paul Wilson, , , , , , , , , Jeff Strand)

The Exit at Toledo Blade Boulevard (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Right to Life (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Broken on the Wheel of Sex (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Right to Life (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Peaceable Kingdom (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Closing Time and Other Stories (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Triptych (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sixty-Five Stirrup Iron Road (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Night Terrors III (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
What They Wrote (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Box (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Crossings (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Weed Species (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Book of Souls (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I'm Not Sam (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Notes from the Cat House (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gorilla In My Room (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Turning Japanese (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Writers On Writing (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

Masques V(2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Horror for Good(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chiral Mad(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fear the Abyss(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mister October, Volume II - An Anthology in Memory of Rick Hautala(2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chiral Mad 2(2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chiral Mad 3(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Red Room Issue 1(2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
VS: X: US vs UK Extreme Horror(2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chiral Mad(2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A New York State of Fright: Horror Stories from the Empire State Kindle Edition(2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

If You Like Jack Ketchum Books, You’ll Love…

Off Season is the first book in the Dead River series. The book takes place in September at the quiet beach town of Dead River, Maine. It is the offseason and an editor from New York heads off to a cabin to meet her sister and some friends. What she doesn’t realize is there is a family of flesh eating cannibals in the woods that are watching her. Before too long she meets these people and the characters in this story find out just how far they are willing to go to survive.

Another powerful story by Ketchum is called Red. In this book there is an old man fishing with his dog, Red. He’s trying to relax and fish, but there are some loud boys coming over the hill that are making a ton of noise. He smells the gun oil on their brand-new shotugn and knows these boys are up to no good. He finds out exactly what they are up to when Red is shot and killed for no good reason. The man loses Red, but then he sees red and he’s ready to spill some red too to get his revenge against these boys.

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