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The Richard Laymon Collection Volume 6: Funland & The Stake

Richard Laymon

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Fiction, Horror & ghost stories

The sixth volume in an amazing collection of Laymon classics - 'Laymon uses a typewriter ribbon soaked in cold blood' Burt Hirschfeld, author of Fire Island

THE STAKE In an abandoned hotel in a Californian ghost town, horror writer Larry Dunbar and his friends make a chilling discovery. By chance they stumble on a coffin hidden under the stairs. Within lies the corpse of a naked female - with a stake through its heart. Was she the innocent victim of a gruesome murder Or was she a vampire There's only one way for Larry to solve the mystery - he must pull out the stake...

FUNLAND A series of unexplained disappearances has cast a dark shadow over the summer pleasures over the seaside town of Boleta Bay. And holiday-makers are being threatened by a growing army of leering, foul-mouthed bums who have taken over the promenade. Convinced that the down-and-outs are behind the abductions, a gang of local teenagers decide to wreak violent revenge. Led by the charismatic Tanya, the gang graduate from simple beatings to more sinister punishments. And as they grow more daring, their campaign leads them to the old abandoned Funhouse, where the real truth of the disappearances awaits them...

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Richard Laymon

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.

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