TMHF's Top Reads: Novels

(Most - but not all - have been reviewed on this blog. More titles to come!)
* is a personal favorite

Richard Bachman (pseud. of Stephen King). The Long Walk*; Rage
Clive Barker. The Hellbound Heart*; The Damnation Game; Weaveworld*; The Great & Secret Show; Imajica*; Everville
William Peter Blatty. The Exorcist*
Robert Bloch. Psycho*; Night of the Ripper
Ray Bradbury. The Halloween Tree*; Something Wicked This Way Comes

Ramsey Campbell. The Doll Who Ate His Mother; The Face That Must Die*; Ancient Images*
Jane Chambers. Burning*
Suzy McKee Charnas. The Vampire Tapestry
Jere Cunningham. The Legacy; The Abyss

Les Daniels. Yellow Fog; No Blood Spilled*
Lee Duigon. Lifeblood
Katherine Dunne. Geek Love

James Ellroy. The Black Dahlia*

John Farris. All Heads Turn When the Hunt Goes By*; Son of the Endless Night*

Ray Garton. Live Girls*
Daniel H. Gower. The Orpheus Process*
Charles L. Grant. The Orchard
Ken Greenhall. Hell Hound*
Douglas A. Gregory. The Nest*
Stephen Gregory. The Cormorant*

William H. Hallahan. The Search for Joseph Tully*
Jessica Hamilton (pseud. of Ken Greenhall). Elizabeth*
Thomas Harris. Red Dragon*; The Silence of the Lambs*
James Herbert. The Rats*; The Fog*
Eric C. Higgs. The Happy Man*
William Hjortsborg. Falling Angel*

Shirley Jackson. The Haunting of Hill House*; The Sundial We Have Always Lived in the Castle*

Craig Jones. Blood Secrets

Stephen King. Carrie*; 'Salem's Lot*; The Shining*; The Dead Zone*; Pet Sematary*; IT*; Misery*
Jack Ketchum. Off Season; The Girl Next Door*
Knight, Harry Adam. Carnosaur
Kathe Koja. The Cipher*; Bad Brains*; SkinStrange Angels*

Joe R. Lansdale. The Nightrunners*; The Drive-In I and II
Stephen Laws. Spectre*
Tanith Lee. Sabella; Dark Dance
Fritz Leiber. Our Lady of Darkness*; Conjure, Wife
Ira Levin. Rosemary's Baby*; The Stepford Wives
Herbert Lieberman. Crawlspace
Robert Lortz. Lovers Living, Lovers Dead*
Peter Loughran. Dearest*

William March. The Bad Seed*
George R.R. Martin. Fevre Dream
Graham Masterton. The Manitou*Charnel House*; The Djinn; The Wells of Hell*; Walkers

Richard Matheson. I Am Legend*
Michael McDowell. The Amulet*; Cold Moon Over Babylon*; The Elementals*; The Blackwater series*
L.A. Morse. The Flesh Eaters

Pierce Nace. Eat Them Alive
Andrew Neiderman. Pin*
Kim Newman. Anno Dracula*
Madeena Spray Nolan. The Burning Ground
Philip Nutman. Wet Work

Thomas Page. The Spirit

Constance Rauch. The Landlady
Herman Raucher. Maynard's House*
Anne Rice. Interview with the Vampire; The Vampire Lestat; Queen of the Damned*
Berton Roueché. Feral
Ray Russell. Incubus*
Alan Ryan. Dead White; Cast a Cold Eye*

Joan Samson. The Auctioneer*
Sarban. Ringstones
Sandra Scoppettone. Such Nice People*
A.G. Scott (pseud. Scott Gronmark). Childmare
Hank Searls. Jaws 2*
John Shirley. Cellars
Anne Rivers Siddons. The House Next Door*
Dan Simmons. Song of Kali*
John Skipp & Craig Spector. The Light at the End; The Scream*; The Bridge
Michael Slade. Headhunter
William Browning Spencer. Résumé with Monsters
Shane Stevens. By Reason of Insanity*
Peter Straub. If You Could See Me Now*; Ghost Story*; Floating Dragon*; Koko*
Brad Strickland. ShadowShow
Whitley Strieber. Wolfen; The Hunger*

Michael Talbot. The Delicate Dependency
Bernard Taylor. The Godsend; Sweetheart, Sweetheart*; The Reaping*
Melanie Tem. Prodigal*; Wilding*
Thomas Tessier. The Nightwalker; Finishing Touches*; Rapture*
Roland Topor. The Tenant*

Thomas Tryon. The Other; Harvest Home*
Lisa Tuttle. Familiar Spirit

William K. Wells. Effigies*
Earle Westcott. Winter Wolves*
Leslie Whitten. Progeny of the Adder*
Bari Wood. The Tribe*; Twins*

Hugh Zachary. Gwen, in Green*; The Revenant

And as always, more to come!


AYBABTU said...

Stumbled across your blog today - Bram Stoker's birthday. I've just shared it with a bunch of folks. Thanks for all the hard work you've put into this.

Will Errickson said...

Wow, that's cool - you're welcome and thank you!

jeremy said...

Impeccable recommendations. Thanks to you I found Search for Joseph Tully and Son of Endless Night last year and loved them both. Both are just so...odd yet memorable. I like Ellroy's older stuff like Clandestine and Killer on the Road. My top faves of his can be found in a cheap compilation called L.A. Noir. Blood on the Moon, was made into a rather bad movie "Cop" with James Woods.

Dan said...

Just wanted to add my two-cents. You've done a remarkable job with your website. It's an invaluable resource that I use frequently when I need guidance with what to read next. Thanks very much for the hard work and passion you bring to the cause.

Will Errickson said...

Thanks for the compliments guys! Inspiring....

Unknown said...

Great list. I've read a lot of them. New collection of Shirley Jackson just reviewed in yesterday's Sunday Times.

Unknown said...

Hey, just wanted to say somewhere that this is a great blog. I love reading about horror books almost as much as I love reading horror books. There's a vast amount of information and opinion here and
and I'm gonna enjoy rambling through it. I tried to do my own sort of horror blog, but this one is much much better. Thanks for the horrors!!

Rene B. said...

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Thanks & Cheers

toomuchhorrorfiction said...

I'm happy to hear everybody's to-read list is growing! Thank you for reading TMHF.

Marina said...

I am soooo glad I found you! Thanks for providing such a wonderful service to us horror lovers!

Nick3232 said...

Brilliant blog!

toomuchhorrorfiction said...

Thanks again everyone! I appreciate the kind words

Marina said...

Love your blog and FB page. I have bought so many book from your recommendations.

Lisa Rodriguez said...

I wish I could locate the books on your top reads! Otherwise, really cool blog and love reading your reviews!

myra said...

Been on a Grady Hendrix kick recently. I'm on my third book, and found "Paperbacks from Hell." I haven't read it thoroughly, but found your website because of it. I will be returning to this list when I don't know what to read. Thank you!