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Alarums: Dangerous visions abound in this gripping horror novel

Richard Laymon

6 Reviews

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Fiction, Horror & ghost stories

A haunting novel from the master of horror, in the popular tradition of Stephen King and Dean Koontz

'If you've missed Laymon, you've missed a treat' Stephen King

Beautiful violinist Melanie Conway has visions of death, and when she collapses at a concert her boyfriend, Bodie, is there to hear her premonition.

Penelope Conway is even more stunning than her sister ... but her looks have attracted an obscene caller.

All three are drawn into a nightmare that is fired by sex and haunted by blood.

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Praise for Alarums: Dangerous visions abound in this gripping horror novel

  • 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

  • The author knows how to sock it to the reader - The Times

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Richard Laymon

Richard Layman was born in Chicago in 1947. He grew up in California and has a BA in English Literature from Willamette University, Oregon, and an MA from Loyola University, Los Angeles. He has worked as a schoolteacher, a librarian, a mystery magazine editor and a report writer for a law firm. He now works full-time as a writer. His novel FLESH was shortlisted for the prestigious Bram Stoker Award, as were FUNLAND and his short story collection, A GOOD, SECRET PLACE. Richard Layman is the author of many acclaimed works of horror and suspense, including THE STAKE, SAVAGE, AFTER MIDNIGHT and the three novels in the Beast House Chronicles: THE CELLAR, THE BEAST HOUSE and THE MIDNIGHT TOUR. He lives in California with his wife and daughter.

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