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 (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Midnight Tour (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Friday Night in Beast House (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Your Secret Admirer (As: Carl Laymon) (1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Woods Are Dark (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Out Are the Lights (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nightmare Lake (As: Carl Laymon) (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Night Show (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dawson's City (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beware (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Allhallow's Eve (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Night Creature (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dark Mountain / Tread Softly (As: Richard Kelly) (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Thin Air (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Flesh (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Resurrection Dreams (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Midnight's Lair (As: Richard Kelly) (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Funland (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stake (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
One Rainy Night (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 (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wilds (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cuts (1999)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
The Traveling 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 / To Wake The Dead (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lake (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Glory Bus / Into the Fire (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Shootout at Joe's (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cardiac Arrest (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Intruder (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Caller (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Night Ride (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Night Games (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Guts (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
The Hearse (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lonely One (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Live Bait (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Marathon (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Return (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beginner's Luck (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Halloween Hunt (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Halloween Mouse (2001)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
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
Short Stories: The Mystery and Men’s Magazines (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Making Of The Cities Books

(as Lee Davis Willoughby)

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 Women Who Won The West Books

(as Lee Davis Willoughby)

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 World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories Books

The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 1 (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 2 (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 3 (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 4 (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 5 (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Americana: The Making of the Cities Books

(as Lee Davis Willoughby)

Portland (0)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of The Making of America Books

The Wilderness Seekers (By: Lou Cameron) (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mountain Breed (By: ) (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Conestoga People (By: ) (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Forty-Niners (By: ) (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hearts Divided (By: ) (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Builders (By: ) (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Land Rushers (By: ) (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wild And The Wayward (By: ) (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Texans (As:Lee Davis Willoughby) (1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Alaskans (As:Lee Davis Willoughby) (1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Golden Staters (As:Lee Davis Willoughby) (1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The River People (As:Lee Davis Willoughby) (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Land Grabbers (As:Lee Davis Willoughby) (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ranchers (As:Lee Davis Willoughby) (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Homesteaders (As:Lee Davis Willoughby) (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Frontier Healers (As:Lee Davis Willoughby) (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Buffalo People (As:Lee Davis Willoughby) (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Far Islanders (As:Lee Davis Willoughby) (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Border Breed (As: Lee Davis Willoughby) (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Boomers (As:Lee Davis Willoughby) (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wildcatters (As:Lee Davis Willoughby) (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cajuns (As:Lee Davis Willoughby) (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Donner People (As:Lee Davis Willoughby) (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Creoles (As:Lee Davis Willoughby) (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Nightriders (As:Lee Davis Willoughby) (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sooners (As:Lee Davis Willoughby) (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Express Riders (As:Lee Davis Willoughby) (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Vigilantes (As:Lee Davis Willoughby) (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Soldiers of Fortune (As: Lee Davis Willoughby) (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wranglers (As:Lee Davis Willoughby) (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gunfighters (As:Lee Davis Willoughby) (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Baja People (As:Lee Davis Willoughby) (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Yukon Breed (As:Lee Davis Willoughby) (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Smugglers (As: Lee Davis Willoughby) (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Voyageurs (As:Lee Davis Willoughby) (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Barbary Coasters (As: Lee Davis Willoughby) (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Whalers (As:Lee Davis Willoughby) (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Canadians (As:Lee Davis Willoughby) (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Prophet's People (As:Lee Davis Willoughby) (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lawmen (As: Lee Davis Willoughby) (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Copper Kings (As:Lee Davis Willoughby) (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Caribbeans (As:Lee Davis Willoughby) (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Trail Blazers (As:Lee Davis Willoughby) (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gamblers (As: Lee Davis Willoughby) (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Robber Barons (As:Lee Davis Willoughby) (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Assassins (As:Lee Davis Willoughby) (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bounty Hunters (As:Lee Davis Willoughby) (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Texas Rangers (As:Lee Davis Willoughby) (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Outlaws (As:Lee Davis Willoughby) (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fugitives (As:Lee Davis Willoughby) (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Frontier Detectives (As:Lee Davis Willoughby) (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Raiders (As:Lee Davis Willoughby) (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rough Riders (As:Lee Davis Willoughby) (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Warriors of the Code (As:Lee Davis Willoughby) (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sixgun Apostles (As:Lee Davis Willoughby) (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Scarlet Sisters (As: Lee Davis Willoughby) (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

Triage(1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ten Tales(1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 2(2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Children of Cthulhu: Chilling New Tales Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft(2003)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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