• Author: Ray Garton
  • Artist: Russell Dickerson
  • Pub. Date: January 21, 2014
  • Status: Out of Print

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by Ray Garton

Featuring cover by Russell Dickerson

About the Book:
Matthew Delasser is quite happy with his modest life. He enjoys his job, loves his friends and his girlfriend, and he even gets along with his landlady.

But one day, all of that changes.

For reasons Matthew doesn't understand, his friends stop talking to him. His girlfriend never has time for him. People avoid him at work. His landlady starts showing his place to other people. Even his cat, normally affectionate and very attached, wants nothing to do with him.

Soon Matthew is fired from his job, his landlady tells him to move out, and his girlfriend and friends won't speak to him. Children begin to cry and run at the sight of him.

As Matthew's world falls apart, he has no choice but to look into his deepest, darkest secrets and ask himself: "why does everyone see a monster when they look at me?"

Scary, thrilling, and written with a deeply personal take on the world, Dereliction is Ray Garton at his finest.

Ray Garton Ray Garton is the author of over 60 novels, novellas, short story collections, movie novelizations and TV tie-ins.  His work spans the genres of horror, crime, and suspense.  His 1987 erotic vampire novel Live Girls was called "artful" by the New York Times and was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award.  In 2006, he received the Grand Master of Horror Award at the World Horror Convention.  His 2001 comedy thriller Sex and Violence in Hollywood is being developed for the screen.  You can see his bibliography and keep up with new releases at his website,  He lives in northern California with his wife Dawn.

Published in two states:
• Hardcover Limited Edition signed by the author, bound in full-cloth and Smyth sewn, limited to 758 copies, the number of collectors who qualified for a copy by purchasing the Cemetery Dance Collectors Club 2.0 (no retail price)
• Traycased Lettered Edition of 52 signed and lettered copies bound in leather with a satin ribbon page marker ($175)

Artwork samples coming soon...