Madman Stan and Other Stories

Madman Stan and Other Stories

  • Author: Richard Laymon
  • Artist: Alan M. Clark
  • Page Count: 315
  • Pub. Date: 2004
  • ISBN: 1-58767-078-X
  • Status: Out of Print

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Madman Stan and Other Stories
by Richard Laymon

About the Book:
April 10, 1970: "I received a contract in the mail. My short story, "Desert Pickup," had been bought for $75.00 by Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. It would be published in the magazine's 'Department of First Stories.' I went crazy wild with joy."
— Richard Laymon

It all started with "Desert Pickup" thirty-four years ago. Madman Stan and Other Stories collects twenty of Richard Laymon's over seventy short stories, from Ellery Queen to Cemetery Dance, and anthologies along the way. Madman Stan also features stories from the Bram Stoker Award nominated collection of 1994, A Good, Secret Place.

Table of Contents:
Introduction by Stan Wiater
The Hunt
The Worshipper
The Maiden
Bedtime Stories
Desert Pickup
A Good Cigar is a Smoke
Invitation to Murder
The Champion
The Good Deed
Paying Joe Back
The Fur Coat
A Good, Secret Place
Pickup on Highway One
Saving Grace
Madman Stan
Kitty Litter
Afterword by Don D'Auria

Richard LaymonRichard Laymon 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 published more than sixty short stories in magazines such as Ellery Queen, Alfred Hitchcock, and Cavalier and in anthologies, including Modern Masters of Horror, The Second Black Lizard Anthology of Crime, and Night Visions 7.

His novel Flesh was named Best Horror Novel of 1988 by Science Fiction Chronicle and also shortlisted for the prestigious Bram Stoker Award, as was Funland.

Richard Laymon is the author of more than thirty acclaimed novels, including The Cellar, The Stake, Savage, Quake, Island, and Body Rides. He won the Bram Stoker Award for his Cemetery Dance novel, The Traveling Vampire Show.

Over fifty authors contributed to a tribute anthology entitled In Laymon's Terms.

His latest book with Cemetery Dance is The Woods are Dark (The Original, Uncut Version).

Published in two states:
• Limited Edition of 1,000 copies ($40)
• Traycased Lettered Edition of 52 lettered copies with signed bookplate bound in leather with a satin ribbon page marker and additional full-color artwork ($200)