Search Results: "Ramsey Campbell"


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THE LAST VOICE THEY HEAR by Ramsey Campbell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 11, 1998

"You bet, though clever Ben isn't as fearsome as the savagely moronic Fancy family of Campbell's 1996 novel, The One Safe Place."
British psychothriller in the vein of Campbell's The Count of Eleven (1992) and Nazareth Hill (1997), with none of his more familiar occult horror and supernatural trimmings. Read full book review >

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NAZARETH HILL by Ramsey Campbell
Released: June 11, 1997

"Shocking surprises, alarming horrors, and believable characters—all expertly blended in a fresh, deft shocker."
British horror novelist Campbell (The One Safe Place, 1996, etc.), expert as ever and with a knack for family chitchat amid the ghoulies, returns with the house from hell. Read full book review >

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SILENT CHILDREN by Ramsey Campbell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2000

"Campbell can leave his house, take a walk by swings in a schoolyard, and come back with a novel that writes itself in his sleep—or so it seems."
Campbell's umpteenth dip into darkness (The Last Voice They Hear, 1998, etc.) displays his usual warm hand for British domestic details that help pinch rosy life into the cheeks of his ghouls. Read full book review >

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THE ONE SAFE PLACE by Ramsey Campbell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Deserves daring celluloid."
Perhaps Campbell's most inspired suspense novel yet, rivaling Midnight Sun (1990), though purged of horror and the supernatural. Read full book review >

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THE COUNT OF ELEVEN by Ramsey Campbell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1992

"Back to the occult, Mr. Campbell, please."
Though best known for his occult horror (Midnight Sun, 1990, etc.), Campbell built his career on psychothrillers barely tinged with the uncanny (The Doll Who Ate His Mother, 1976, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE OVERNIGHT by Ramsey Campbell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2005

"An appealing little fancy. Display this upfront."
Amusingly damp horror in a fog-bound British bookstore. Don't touch that shelf!Read full book review >

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THE DARKEST PART OF THE WOODS by Ramsey Campbell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"What happens when you go into the woods, children."
Campbell's masterpiece. Read full book review >

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PACT OF THE FATHERS by Ramsey Campbell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Still, Campbell's fans will find much to their taste—and Daniella immensely likable."
Once again, suspense pro Campbell (Silent Children, 2000, etc.) remains masterfully amusing and intriguing—until his final pages. Read full book review >

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SCARED STIFF by Ramsey Campbell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 27, 2002

"Spank you very much, Ramsey."
Reprint of Campbell's 1987 Scared Stiff: Tales of Seduction and Terror (1987) that keeps the Clive Barker introduction and has three new stories and an afterword by Campbell (Pact of the Fathers, 2001, etc.). The original illustrations are gone. Read full book review >

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GHOSTS AND GRISLY THINGS by Ramsey Campbell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"This is Campbell at his best, always intimate with characters who talk and carry on much as you and I, until the ground gives way under them and fate scribbles them a new address."
Twenty "fragments from a flaking brain," as Liverpudlian horror novelist Campbell calls these ghoulies and ghastlies, which join his earlier story collections (Strange Things and Stranger Places, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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STRANGE THINGS AND STRANGER PLACES by Ramsey Campbell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1993

"With so much Campbell to read or reread, only die-hard fans will want to bother with these scrappy leavings."
A middle-drawer miscellany—eight stories and two novellas- -that spans the 20-year career of British horror-writer Campbell. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1994

"No source notes. (Biography. 12+)"
An effective rags-to-riches biography of a chief's descendant who became a Democratic senator from Colorado after distinguishing himself as a judo teacher, deputy sheriff, and artisan. Read full book review >