Richard Christian Matheson is an American author of horror novels and short stories, as well as screenplays. He is the son of novelist Richard Matheson. As an author, he is best known for the novel Created By and the novella The Ritual of Illusion, while much of his work has been on television and movies, including working on The A-Team, Knight Rider, Tales from the Crypt, The Shining (TV series), Three’s Company, The Incredible Hulk and much more. He has also written several feature films.

Richard Christian Matheson made his debut as a novelist in 1993 with Created By. Prior to that, he has had short stories published in anthologies going as far back as 1977. Below is a list of Richard Christian Matheson’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Created By (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Holiday (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pride (With: Richard Matheson) (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ritual of Illusion (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Scars and Other Distinguishing Marks (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dystopia (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Zoopraxis (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Dark Delicacies Books

Dark Delicacies: Original Tales of Terror and the Macabre by the World's Greatest Horror Writers (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dark Delicacies II: Fear (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dark Delicacies III: Haunted (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Anthology series.

Publication Order of The Best Horror of the Year Anthology Books

The Best Horror of the Year: Volume One (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Two (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Three (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Four (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Five (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Six (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Seven (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Eight (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Nine (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Horror of the Year Volume 10 (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best of the Best Horror of the Year: 10 Years of Essential Short Horror Fiction (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Horror of the Year Volume 11 (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Horror of the Year Volume 12 (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of The Diogenes Club Books

(with Megan Lindholm, Robin McKinley, Brian Hodge, Harlan Ellison, Karen Joy Fowler, Stephen Gallagher, Edward Bryant, Roger Zelazny, Joan D. Vinge, Elizabeth Hand, Tanith Lee, Neil Gaiman, , Jane Yolen, Gene Wolfe, Ramsey Campbell, Peter Dickinson, Kelly Link, Marvin Kaye, Kim Newman, , Lawrence Watt-Evans, , Esther M. Friesner, Douglas E. Winter, , Stephen Laws, Christopher Fowler, Michael Marshall Smith, Bentley Little, Adam Roberts, Keith Brooke, Chris Roberson, Conrad Williams, Graham Joyce, Poppy Z. Brite, , , China Miéville, F. Paul Wilson, Lucy Taylor, Patricia A. McKillip, Craig Shaw Gardner, , , , Luis Alberto Urrea, , William Schafer, Stephen Jones, , Haruki Murakami, , Jeffrey Ford, Thomas Ligotti, Kevin Brockmeier, Bruce Sterling, Theodora Goss, , , , James P. Blaylock, , , Terri Windling, Ellen Datlow, , , Carlton Mellick III)

Cthulhu 2000 (By: Harlan Ellison,Roger Zelazny,Gene Wolfe,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,,Lawrence Watt-Evans,,Esther M. Friesner,Poppy Z. Brite,F. Paul Wilson,,,Thomas Ligotti,Bruce Sterling,,James P. Blaylock) (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dark of the Night (With: 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
Best New Horror 14 (By: Stephen Jones) (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Sixteenth Annual Collection (By: Robin McKinley,Brian Hodge,Karen Joy Fowler,Stephen Gallagher,Edward Bryant,Joan D. Vinge,Elizabeth Hand,Neil Gaiman,,Ramsey Campbell,Peter Dickinson,Kelly Link,Kim Newman,,Christopher Fowler,Bentley Little,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
Adventure (By: Chris Roberson) (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Best New Horror 18 (By: Stephen Jones) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Best New Horror 19 (By: Stephen Jones) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Summer Chills (By: Stephen Jones) (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
The Fair Folk (By: Megan Lindholm,Tanith Lee,Jane Yolen,Marvin Kaye,Kim Newman,Patricia A. McKillip,Craig Shaw Gardner) (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
Best New Horror 16 (By: Stephen Jones) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mammoth Book of the Mummy (By: ) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mammoth Book of the Mummy (By: ) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man from the Diogenes Club (By: Kim Newman) (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

Whispers(1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shadows 2(1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dark Forces: New Stories of Suspense and Supernatural Horror(1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Razored Saddles(1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Obsessions(1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bradbury Chronicles(1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dark of the Night(1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, #8(1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Millenium(1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dark Terrors 4: The Gollancz Book of Horror(1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dark Delicacies III: Haunted(2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Devil's Coattails(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Four For Fantasy(2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Corruption at the Crossroad(2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Freedom of Screech(2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Body Shocks(2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Classic Monsters Unleashed(2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

If You Like Richard Christian Matheson Books, You’ll Love…

Richard Christian Matheson Synopses: Created By is a standalone novel by Richard Christian Matheson. Alan White is a hot young writer-producer looking for the smash hit that will make his career. He thinks he’s found it with a new TV show called The Mercenary. The network has never seen anything like it. It’s full of sex, violence and nudity, and the ratings are through the roof. Alan couldn’t be happier. Until the morning’s headlines start to read like a rerun of the previous night’s episode. Until The Mercenary begins to take on a terrifying life of its own. Until it becomes chillingly clear that Alan must cancel his creation – before it cancels him.

The Ritual of Illusion is a novella by Richard Christian Matheson. Academy Award-winning actress, Sephanie Vamore, meteors to iconic fame … but like cinema itself, nothing is as it appears. The fifty witnesses to her mythic ascent and bizarre fate are film royalty… many based on Hollywood glitterati; directors, stars, agents, studio heads, screenwriters, lovers, producers. Her story is told in the style of Rashomon with dialogue alone – each hypnotic character adding poignant or lurid details to the shocking truth of what she really is.

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