Among the Missing

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9780843947885: Among the Missing

'If you've missed Laymon, you've missed a treat' Stephen King 2:32am: A Jaguar roars along a lonely road in the Californian mountains. Behind the wheel sits the beautiful wife of Professor Grant Parkington. She has left Grant behind and is on her way to meet a different kind of man - someone as wild and passionate as herself. In the morning a naked body will be found. A body missing more than its clothes...

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About the Author:

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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Praise for previous books:'No one writes like Laymon and you're going to have a good time with anything he writes' Dean Koontz'This author knows how to sock it to the reader' The Times, If you've missed Laymon you've missed a treat' Stephen King, 'A brilliant writer' Sunday Express*'A grisly cocktail of horror, murder and mayhem laced with Laymon's distinct blend of black humour. Great stuff.' Yorkshire Evening Press'Richard Laymon doesn't disappoint with his latest offering.' Peterborough Evening Telegraph''So fastpaced you find yourself reading it at the speed of a bullet from a gun...a rollercoaster ride of fear' Peterborough Evening Telegrap'There's not a crime novelist around who writes cleaner prose than Laymon - and few who can jack up the tension the way he does...Laymon likes to grasp readers by the neck with expert word-smithery, then haul them into a diabolical situation...once again, Laymon offers unexpected, well-rounded characters blown about in a narrative that moves like the wind.' Publishers Weekly '[AMONG THE MISSING] is a well-written thriller, which begins with a woman losing her head (literally) and ends with a very nifty twist' Hull Daily Mail More reviews for Richard Laymon:'No one writes like Laymon and you're going to have a good time with anything he writes' Dean Koontz'This author knows how to sock it to the reader' THE TIMESIf you've missed Laymon you've missed a treat' Stephen King 'Featuring short, sharp chapters and quick dialogue, AMONG THE MISSING is a fast-paced tale and a real page-turner' Lancashire Evening Post ''AMONG THE MISSING is strikingly different. From the chilling opening...we are plunged into a disturbing world of twisted psychopathology' The Times AMONG THE MISSING is strikingly different. From the chilling opening...we are plunged into a disturbing world of twisted psychopathology * THE TIMES *

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