Michael Richan is an American author of horror fiction best known for writing the massive and wide spanning The River series of books.

Richan has written numerous books in the series including the spinoff series, The Downsiders and the prequel series, Eliza. Richan lives in Washington State and has been writing horror fiction for over forty years of his life with no signs of stopping. There are a ton of books in The River series and Richan keeps a suggested reading order list at his website.

Publication Order of River Universe Reading Order Books

The Bank of the River (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Haunting in Oregon (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ghosts of Our Fathers (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Eximere (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Suicide Forest (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Devil's Throat (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood Oath, Blood River (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Diablo Horror (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Impossible Coin (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Haunting at Grays Harbor (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Graves of Plague Canyon (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
It Walks At Night (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dark River: A (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Blackham Mansion Haunting (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cycle of the Shen (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Blood Gardener (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Christmas Haunting at Point No Point (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Massacre Mechanism (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Port of Missing Souls (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Nightmares of Quiet Grove (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Capricorn (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Haunting of Johansen House (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Evocation (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Descent Into Hell Street (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Remains (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Node (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Inheritance (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dead Kingdom (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Spirit Lake (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
There is a short story Residual you can read after The Bank of the River free at michaelrichan.com.

While standalone, The Haunting of Pitmon House, The Haunting of Waverly Hall and A Haunting in Wisconsion center on Eliza's early years prior to meeting Steven and Roy and will be enjoyed more if read in order.

Publication Order of The River Books

The Bank of the River (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Haunting in Oregon (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ghosts of Our Fathers (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Eximere (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Suicide Forest (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Devil's Throat (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Diablo Horror (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Haunting at Grays Harbor (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
It Walks At Night (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cycle of the Shen (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Christmas Haunting at Point No Point (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Port of Missing Souls (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Haunting of Johansen House (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Evocation (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Node (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Spirit Lake (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of The Downwinders Books

Blood Oath, Blood River (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Impossible Coin (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Graves of Plague Canyon (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Blackham Mansion Haunting (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Massacre Mechanism (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Nightmares of Quiet Grove (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Descent Into Hell Street (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Remains (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Inheritance (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dead Kingdom (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Dark River Books

The Dark River: A (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Blood Gardener (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Capricorn (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Mausoleum Books

Mausoleum: Anomaly (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mausoleum: Hex Roots (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mausoleum: Memento Mori (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Haunting of Pitmon House (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The School of Revenge (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Haunting of Waverly Hall (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Haunting In Wisconsin (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Slaughter, Idaho (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Coldwater Haunting (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Seances (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I Reside Here (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

If You Like Michael Richan Books, You’ll Love…

The Bank of the River is the book that started it all. The story sees a man named Stephen who was always being skeptical of hauntings, but his new home is changing his mind about that as ghostly apparitions are appearing. His father Roy knows exactly what is going on because he has the gift and can see things that others cannot. He passed that gift onto Steven, but he’s always been too skeptical of it to use it. He’ll need it now though as the ghostly apparitions become relentless and more dangerous. The father and son find something far more sinister than they imagined hiding in the house and they’ll need each other to fight the evil in the home.

Mausoleum: Anomaly is the start of another series set in the River universe. This book sees a man named Nate who is hired to protect the mausoleum as behind its wall there is a powerful, dangerous secret. The existence of the mausoleum attracts dangerous creatures and it is not very easy to guard. Nate and his colleagues must patrol the building using their gifts to ward off danger. However, when one of their ranks is murdered, they find that their defenses aren’t as strong as they thought.

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