A classic horror story from the master of the macabre - 'Laymon has established a style that has often been imitated but never equalled' Dean Koontz
'If you've missed Laymon, you've missed a treat' Stephen King
Alice enjoys house-sitting for her friend; she has the place to herself, a huge TV, a swimming pool.
But one night, just after midnight, a man walks out of the woods and throws himself into the pool. Alice knows about men, so she fetches the Civil War relic that hangs on the wall: an old cavalry sabre ...
In Laymon's books, blood doesn't so much as drip as explode, splatter and coagulate - Independent
No one writes like Laymon and you're going to have a good time with anything he writes - Dean Koontz
A gut-crunching writer - Time Out
A brilliant writer - Sunday Express
If you've missed Laymon you've missed a treat - Stephen King
Richard Laymon was born in Chicago in 1947 and grew up in California. Four of his books have been shortlisted for the Bram Stoker Award, which he won in 2001 with THE TRAVELLING VAMPIRE SHOW. Among his many acclaimed works of horror and suspense are THE STAKE, SAVAGE, AFTER MIDNIGHT and the four novels in the Beast House Chronicles: THE CELLAR, THE BEAST HOUSE, THE MIDNIGHT TOUR and FRIDAY NIGHT IN BEAST HOUSE. He died in February 2001.