- Author: Richard Laymon
- Artist: Alan M. Clark & Thalia Ragsdale
- Page Count: 215
- Pub. Date: 1997
- ISBN: 1-881475-28-X
- Status: Out of Print
by Richard Laymon
About the Book:
Awakened by an early morning telephone call, Donna Hayes finds out that Roy has been released from prison. Roy, her ex-husband, is not a nice guy. They don't come much worse than Roy. Knowing he must be on his way, Donna drags her twelve-year-old daughter out of bed. Together, they hit the road. East.
The last thing they want is for Roy to get his hands on them again.
But in racing up the California coast to get away from one danger, they approach another.
The town of Malcasa Point.
And Beast House.
During the day, tourists roam through the old house, led by the scarred and crusty Maggie Kutch. At night, however, the tourists are gone. The house is locked and dark and silent...
At night, it belongs to the beast.
The Cemetery Dance edition features an Introduction by Bentley Little, an Afterword by Richard Laymon, and full-color artwork by Alan Clark. All copies are protected inside a handmade cloth slipcase and signed by Laymon, Little, and Clark!
Richard 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.
Published in two states:
• Slipcased Limited Edition of 500 signed and numbered copies ($50)
• Traycased Lettered Edition of 26 signed and lettered copies