Douglas Clegg Books In Order

The Chronicles of Mordred Books In Publication Order

  1. Mordred, Bast*ard Son (2006)

Criminally Insane Books In Publication Order

  1. Bad Karma (1997)
  2. Night Cage (2004)
  3. Red Angel (2019)

Dark Coming of Age Books In Publication Order

  1. Purity (2000)
  2. The Attraction (2004)
  3. The Words (2009)

Harrow House Books In Publication Order

  1. Mischief (2000)
  2. The Infinite (2001)
  3. Nightmare House (2002)
  4. The Necromancer (2003)
  5. The Abandoned (2005)
  6. Isis (2006)

Queer Fear Books In Publication Order

  1. Queer Fear (2000)
  2. Queer Fear II (2002)

The Vampyricon Books In Publication Order

  1. The Priest of Blood (2004)
  2. The Lady of Serpents (2006)
  3. The Queen of Wolves (2007)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. The Halloween Man (1988)
  2. Goat Dance (1989)
  3. Breeder (1990)
  4. Neverland (1991)
  5. Dark of the Eye (1994)
  6. The Children’s Hour (1995)
  7. You Come When I Call You (1996)
  8. Naomi (1998)
  9. The Hour Before Dark (2002)
  10. Afterlife (2004)

Collections In Publication Order

  1. The Nightmare Chronicles (1999)
  2. The Machinery of Night (2004)
  3. Wild Things (2006)
  4. Coming of Age (2012)
  5. Night Asylum: Tales of Mystery & Horror (2012)
  6. Lights Out (2014)
  7. The Dark Game (2017)
  8. The Poisoner’s Garden and Others: Selected Poems (2019)

Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order

  1. The Stain (2012)
  2. Funerary Rites (2015)
  3. Dinner with the Cannibal Sisters (2019)
  4. Belinda in the Pool: A Short Story (2019)
  5. The Faces (2019)

Tom Piccirilli Collections In Publication Order

  1. Pentacle (By:Tom Piccirilli) (1995)
  2. Inside The Works (By:Tom Piccirilli) (1997)
  3. The Dog Syndrome (By:Tom Piccirilli) (1997)
  4. Deep Into That Darkness Peering (By:Tom Piccirilli) (1999)
  5. A Student of Hell (By:Tom Piccirilli) (2000)
  6. This Cape Is Red Because I’ve Been Bleeding (By:Tom Piccirilli) (2002)
  7. Mean Sheep (By:Tom Piccirilli) (2003)
  8. Waiting for My Turn to Go Under the Knife (By:Tom Piccirilli) (2004)
  9. Bare Bone #10 (By:Tom Piccirilli) (2007)
  10. Futile Efforts (By:Tom Piccirilli) (2010)
  11. Forgiving Judas (By:Tom Piccirilli) (2014)
  12. Bad Dog (By:Tom Piccirilli) (2018)
  13. A Little Black Book of Noir Stories (By:Tom Piccirilli) (2020)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, #8 (1997)
  2. The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror: Eleventh Annual Collection (1998)
  3. Dark Whispers (1998)
  4. October Dreams (2000)
  5. Queer Fear (2000)
  6. Four Dark Nights (2002)

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Douglas Clegg Books Overview

Mordred, Bast*ard Son

Stoker Award winning novelist Douglas Clegg Afterlife, The Hour Before Dark, and over a dozen other best selling novels of contemporary horror sets his rich imagination to the task of reinventing Arthurian legend, and the results are spectacular. A young monk becomes enthralled by the story a mysterious prisoner begins to tell as he tends to his wounds. The prisoner is Mordred, Bast*ard Son of King Arthur Pendragon and his half sister Morgan Le Fay, who has been arrested for murder and treason. His story is one of ambition, power, and betrayal, and it will change the monk’s life forever. In Clegg’s ambitious reimagining of Camelot, Mordred, the traditional villain of Arthurian legend, emerges as a heroic and romantic figure, torn between his powerful mother’s desire for revenge against Arthur, his own conflicted feelings toward the father who betrayed him, and his passionate love affair with a knight in King Arthur’s court: Lancelot. The first of a trilogy, Mordred, Bast*ard Son sets the stage for an epic adventure of love, friendship, magic, war, and betrayal, a fresh, dazzling chapter in the Arthurian canon. Douglas Clegg has been called ‘the new star in horror fiction’ by Peter Straub, and The New York Times best selling author Dean Koontz says, ‘Clegg’s stories can chill the spine so effectively that the reader should keep paramedics on standby.’ He is the author of many books, including the bestsellers Nightmare Chronicles, The Hour Before Dark, The Infinite, and You Come When I Call You. He lives outside Manhattan.

Night Cage

The inmates of the Darden State Hospital for Criminal Justice are among the most dangerous psychopathic killers in the country. Now, while fires burn out of control in Southern California, authorities face the overwhelming task of relocating hundreds of these patients before the raging inferno descends. But in the frenzy, two of the murderers remain behind, unaccounted for…
. Bloody Mary Chilmark and her son, Doc, discover the entrance to the underground passageways beneath Darden State in a desperate bid to escape. Instead they find the Night Cagea special room where brutal experiments were once carried out. Its up to Trey Campbell and Officer Jane Laymon to hunt for the killers in the dark underworld maze.


Limited time only price for this full length novella!From award winning author Douglas Clegg comes a dark psychological thriller of madness, love and turning 18 and murder. In the novella Purity, the darkest force is love. Owen Crites has watched Jenna Montgomery flower into a beautiful young woman as they’ve practically grown up together through the summers; Owen is the gardener’s son who will one day become groundskeeper of the Montgomery summer estate on Outerbridge Island. Now, when they both reach adolescence, Owen begins to understand that Jenna is meant for a different life in adulthood than he is destined for and he knows that he must somehow keep her on the island until she no longer wants to leave. Enter Jimmy McTeague, the young tennis star from Manhattan, heir to a sporting goods fortune, who has also come to spend the summer with the Montgomery’s and soon, a triangle of love, hate, and the darkest of human impulses emerges. ‘Clegg turns the screws dexterously in this sleek, multifaceted suspense story…
Clegg brings them together in a vacation paradise saturated in alcohol, entitlement and hypocrisy…
‘ Publisher’s WeeklyType & Subject: fiction, psychological suspense, thriller, dark thriller, mystery, horror, suspense, novella, identity, sociopath, murder, teen, bisexual, mystery & thriller, gay/lesbian, dark romance, summer.


Douglas Clegg, Bram Stoker and International Horror Guild award winning writer, has begun a story of haunting and something in a dark house that has been awakened. The mansion overlooks the Hudson River, just outside the town of Watch Point, New York. It has been empty for decades, but now, it’s a private school for boys. And one of the boys, Jim Hook, should never have come to Harrow Academy. For, within the walls, something horrifying awaits him. A haunting more disturbing than any other; agroup of misfits and malcontents want Jim in their dark fraternity. And the house called Harrow is hungry. Length: 6.6 hours Unabridged Read by Michael Taylor

The Infinite

Harrow is haunted, they say. The mansion is a place of tragedy and nightmares, evil and insanity. First it was a madman’s fortress; then it became a school. Now it lies empty. But an obsessed woman and a ghost hunter want to bring the house back to life to find out what lurks within Harrow. Together they assemble the people who they believe can pierce the mansion’s shadows.

Nightmare House

Harrow House Series, Book 1 There are places that hold in the traces of evil, houses that become legendary for the mysteries and secrets within their walls. Harrow is one such house. Psychic manifestations, poltergeist activity, hallucinations, and other residue of terror have all been documented in Harrow. It has been called Nightmare House. It is a nest for the restless spirits of the dead. When Ethan Gravesend arrives to inherit Nightmare House, he does not suspect the horror that awaits him the nightmare of the woman trapped within the walls of the house, or the endless crying of an unseen child. Unabridged dramatic reading by Michael Taylor of Books In Motion. 5. 25 hours of listening. 5 CDs in a durable plastic Books In Motion ‘Commuter CaseTM’

The Necromancer

The man who created Harrow had a secret history, and in The Necromancer, Douglas Clegg explores the story of Justin Gravesend’s youth and his induction into the organization known as the Chymera Magick. The Necromancer is an exclusive Cemetery Dance novella this is the only edition available anywhere in the world!

The Abandoned

From Bram Stoker Award winning novelist Douglas Clegg, author of The Priest of Blood, Afterlife, The Machinery of Night and The Hour Before Dark, comes a tale of absolute terror and shocking horror of a village gone mad, and of unspeakable terror on an unforgettable night when nightmares come alive in the flesh.

At the edge of the village of Watch Point, New York, there is a house called Harrow and its poison has begun leaking into the minds of those who know its secrets.


New York Times bestselling author Douglas Clegg brings us Isis, a beautifully illustrated, unforgettable novella that is sure to become a classic tale of the supernatural. If you lost someone you loved, what would you pay to bring them back from the dead?…

.. Old Marsh, the gardener at Belerion Hall, warned the Villiers girl about the old ruins along the seacliffs. Never go in, miss. Never say a prayer at its door. If you are angry, do not seek revenge by the Laughing Maiden stone, or at the threshold of the Tombs. There be those who listen for oaths and vows…
. What may be said in innocence and ire becomes flesh and blood in such places. She was born Iris Catherine Villiers. She became Isis. From childhood until her sixteenth year, Iris Villiers wandered the stonehedged gardens and the steep cliffs along the coast of Cornwall near her ancestral home. Surrounded by the stern judgments of her grandfatherthe Gray Ministerand the taunts of her cruel governess, Iris finds solace in her beloved older brother who has always protected her. But when a tragic accident occurs from the ledge of an open window, Iris discovers that she possesses the ability to speak to the dead…
Be careful what you wish for…
it just may find you.

Queer Fear

A striking and ambitious collection of gay horror fiction, covering a wide range of creatures of the night and all manner of urban terrors.

Queer Fear II

Queer Fear II builds on the successes of its predecessor, Queer Fear, the groundbreaking gay themed horror anthology that Gothic. net called ‘the best horror anthology of the year ,’ which won the Queer Horror Award, and was a finalist for a Spectrum Award and two Lambda Literary Awards. This second volume includes among its stories new work by some stars of the previous volume International Horror Guild Award winners Gemma Files and Michael Marano, Bram Stoker Award winners David Nickle and Edo van Belkom, and screenwriter Ron Oliver. Science fiction writer Robert J. Sawyer, winner of the Aurora and Nebula Awards, crosses genres to appear alongside newer writers like Bram Stoker Award winner Brett Savory, novelist Sephera Giron, and classic British ghost story author Steve Duffy. And if that’s not enough, Queer Fear II will also feature a new, unpublished story by internationally acclaimed horror writer Poppy Z. Brite. The dark pleasures and anxieties of the Queer Fear books have their roots in the nightmarish, viral machinations of AIDS and homophobia, as well as the ghoulish, old fashioned thrills of confronting things that go bump in the night. Queer Fear II will keep you up long past the witching hour. Michael Rowe is co editor of Sons of Darkness and Brothers of the Night, and author of the essay collections Writing Below the Belt and Looking for Brothers. A journalist and essayist whose work has appeared in The Advocate and The Globe & Mail, he lives in Toronto, Ontario.

The Priest of Blood

From Douglas Clegg, award winning author of The Machinery of Night and The Hour Before Dark, comes his first dark fantasy novel, dealing with the edge of a fantastic medieval world.

The Priest of Blood is the first novel of The Vampyricon, a saga of sword and sorcery and vampyres. Born the son of a woman thought to be a witch, Aleric does not know who fathered him. From his grandfather he learned the skill that will change his life. With that training and his own ability to communicate with the great predator birds of the forest Aleric is taken into service by the Baron and put in charge of his falcons. Now called Falconer, he rises fast and far. Still, to those at court, he remains the bast*ard son of a peasant who*re. And when his forbidden love for the Baron’s daughter is discovered, his punishment is swift and severe. Beaten and brutalized, he is forcibly conscripted as a soldier and banished to the Holy Land to fight the Saracen infidels. Amidst the horror and chaos of the ongoing struggle, he becomes a mighty warrior and a man without faith or conscience. Then, in an ancient ruined city, he finds a new love. She calls herself Pythia and in her passionate, bloody embrace, he also finds his destiny…
Set in an alternate medieval world of ancient forests and buried kingdoms, of gods and monsters, of love that crosses centuries, and vengeance beyond lifetimes, The Priest of Blood is the tale of Aleric, Falconer, of his quest for his beloved, and for the legendary priest king within whose tomb the secrets of the ancient, immortal race of vampyres reside.

The Lady of Serpents

Hailed as the prophesied messiah of the vampyre, Aleric seemed destined for glory until, like many of his brethren, he was captured by the sorceress Enora. Imprisoned, he is now forced to fight in the arena for her amuseme*nt.

To end Enora’s reign of terror, Aleric must escape and find the alchemist behind her power, though that may mean unleashing Pythia, The Lady of Serpents Aleric’s old enemy, the seductress who ended his mortal life. For she alone may hold the key to the survival not only of the vampyres, but also all of humankind.

The Queen of Wolves

After rescuing Pythia, the creature who turned him into a vampire, Aleric follows her back to the land of the Saracens. There, they must raise an army, for Aleric’s lost love, Enora, has become the Queen of the Wastelands. Aided by her minions and her legions of wolves, she has begun the quest to call the Dark Madonna from beyond the Veil into the world of man. To stop the end of all, Aleric must become what he was destined to be the Messiah of the Damned and lead the undead in a final battle against the Mother of Darkness.

The Halloween Man

The Halloween Man walks when the screaming begins, and only Stony Crawford holds the key to the power of the chilling mystery of Stonehaven, and to the power of the unspeakable creature trapped within a summer mansion.

Goat Dance

From Douglas Clegg, award winning author of The Hour Before Dark and The Abandoned, comes a novel of unimaginable terror and heart pounding suspense. What secrets lie within the ancient place known as the Goat Dance? A Haunted Lake…
Seven year old Teddy Amory should have died that winter’s day on Clear Lake, when she fell through the ice while skating with her older brother, Jake. But something got inside her that day…
something terrifying…
A Haunted Town…
Nightmarish forces lurk in the mountains of Virginia, and a shadowy darkness has begun to spread like a shroud over the living. Now a town must face its terrifying past as a possessed child threatens to unleash an unspeakable horror…


From Douglas Clegg, award winning author of The Priest of Blood and Afterlife, comes a nightmarish vision of Washington, D.C. where shadows and mystery linger in the alleys, and where the haunts of the past come to life. This House has a Name…
Rachel Adair thought Draper House in Washington, D.C, would be the perfect place for her and her husband, Hugh, to try and start a family. But as soon they moved into the century old townhouse, the nightmares began: horrific images of the child Rachel lost; the unforgivable sins of Hugh’s father; scenes of blood curdling rituals…
and the scraping sounds of an even greater terror that lives within the walls…


From Douglas Clegg, New York Times bestselling author of Isis, comes a southern gothic tale of family secrets and games of innocence turned to darkness. For years, the Jackson family has vacationed at Rowena Wandigaux Lee’s old Victorian house on Gull Island, a place of superstition and legend off the southern coast of the U.S. One particular summer, young Beau follows his cousin Sumter into a hidden shack in the woods and christens this new clubhouse ‘Neverland.’ Neverland has a secret history, unknown to the children…
The rundown shack in the woods is the key to an age old mystery, a place forbidden to all. But Sumter and his cousins gather in its dusty shadows to escape the tensions at their grandmother’s house. Neverland becomes the place where children begin to worship a creature of shadows, which Sumter calls ‘Lucy.’ All gods demand sacrifice…
It begins with small sacrifices, little games, strange imaginings. While Sumter’s games spiral out of control, twisting from the mysterious to the macabre, a nightmarish presence rises among the straggly trees beyond the bluffs overlooking the sea. And when Neverland itself is threatened with destruction, the children’s games take on a horrifying reality and Gull Island becomes a place of unrelenting terror.

Dark of the Eye

A tragic accident leaves 11 year old Hope Stewart with an extraordinary power that is both a blessing and a curse. Her touch alone can heal those suffering from horrifying afflictions…
or subject them to an unspeakable fate. Now this once innocent child has become the prey in a monstrous hunt.

The Children’s Hour

Returning from Baltimore with his wife and children, a successful writer is haunted by an accident that should have claimed his life, and a girl who has been missing for thirteen years mysteriously returns.

You Come When I Call You

An epic tale of horror, spanning twenty years in the lives of four friends?witnesses to unearthly terror. The high desert town of Palmetto, California, has turned toxic after twenty years of nightmares. In Los Angeles, a woman is tormented by visions from a chilling past, and a man steps into a house of torture. On the steps of a church, a young woman has been sacrificed in a ritual of darkness. In New York, a cab driver dreams of demons while awake. And a man who calls himself the Desolation Angel has returned to draw his old friends back to their hometown?a town where, two decades earlier, three boys committed the most brutal of rituals, an act of such intense savagery that it has ripped apart their minds. And where, in a cavern in a place called No Man’s Land, something has been waiting a long time for those who stole something more precious than life itself.


All author profits from the first edition paperback of Naomi are designated for the National Down Syndrome Society. The mystery and darkness of what lies beneath New York City is at the heart of one of the most page turning, heart stopping rides into horror fiction of 2001: Naomi by Douglas Clegg. This was the Internet’s first publisher sponsored e serial novel now out in paperback.

The Hour Before Dark

As children, they played the Dark Game. When Nemo Raglan’s father is murdered in one of the most vicious killings of recent years, Nemo must return to the New England island he thought he had escaped for good, Burnley Island…
and the shadowy farmhouse called Hawthorn. But this murder was no crime of human ferocity. What butchered Nemo’s father may in fact be something far more terrifying…
Something Nemo and his younger brother, Bruno, and sister, Brooke, have known since childhood. There are secrets buried on Burnley Island. Within the rooms of Hawthorn, beautiful Brooke Raglan has begun to go mad. She sees faces at the windows and wanders the night, trying to find what she believes is a monster. Bruno Raglan has wiped the memory of a terrible event from his mind. Now he compulsively picks apart Hawthorn and discovers that within its walls lies a forbidden secret. As he unravels the mysteries of his past and a terrible night of his childhood, Nemo witnesses something unimaginable, and sees the true face of evil while Burnley Island comes to know the unspeakable horror that grows in the darkness. ‘Here comes a candle to light you to bed, And here comes a chopper to chop off your head.’


Afterlife by Douglas Clegg A school for special children. An unsolved murder. A terrified widow. A dream of blood and lost souls. A stranger with an unspeakable secret. It all comes together in the Afterlife. Praise & Reviews: ‘Starred Review. Stoker winner Clegg The Hour Before Dark has an uncanny ability to frighten readers by chronicling everyday characters’ perilous descents into their own private hells. Julie Hutchinson mentally unravels after the brutal and mysterious murder of her husband, Jeff, in this stand alone tale full of subtle suspense, inventive twists and credible characters. Julie has erotic nightmares and hideous hallucinations while slowly trying to piece together the decades old puzzle involving her husband’s past work with Project Daylight, a now defunct privately funded school that conducted experiments on young children with ESP. Eventually, with the assistance of her mother, daughter and stepson, as well as Jeff’s ex wife and Michael Diamond, a popular TV psychic, Julie unearths bizarre secrets about her family that lead her to an underground society of scientific misfits. The book’s final sentence is guaranteed to unnerve readers and leave them wanting more.’ Publishers Weekly About the Author: Douglas Clegg is the award winning and bestselling author of horror, fantasy, and suspense fiction, including The Priest of Blood, The Lady of Serpents, Afterlife, The Hour Before Dark, and Mordred, Bast*ard Son among many others. He also pioneered the e book and e serial on the internet, and launched the internet’s first publisher sponsored serial novel in early 1999. Additionally, his novella, Purity, became the world’s first m book an ebook for mobile devices in the year 2000. His fiction has won the Bram Stoker Award, the International Horror Guild Award, and the Shocker Award. He was born in Virginia, but currently lives with his spouse, Raul, on the coast of New England with three wild things: a cat, a dog, and a rabbit.

The Nightmare Chronicles

The Nightmare Chronicles is a world of horror within the boundaries of a book the equivalent of opening a pandora’s box of terror and growing fear.

Wild Things

From award winning and bestselling author Douglas Clegg comes a special quartet of stories dealing with creatures of the wild some are wolf, some bird, some the most terrifying of beasts: the human variety. Two of these tales ‘The Wolf’ and ‘The American’ are previously unpublished.’The Wolf’ is the dark story of a wolf hunter who guides a younger man up a mountain to kill a wolf that has been slaughtering in the valley below.’The American’ takes place at a late night cafe in Rome where foreigners gather. On this particular night a stranger steps out of the shadowy park to sit at the sidewalk tables and speak of love and murder. In ‘A Madness of Starlings,’ a father, teaching his children about protection from the predators of life, takes in a fledgling bird. But when it’s time for the bird to fly away, the forces of nature come undone and a secret wisdom and terror enter the mind of the one who understands the language of birds. Finally, in ‘The Dark Game,’ a war hero and his men are captured and taken into a prison camp. There, tortures and torments await them, but the man named Gordon Raglan begins to use a childhood game of escape to help him discover a way to hunt the wolves surrounding him. Wild Things: Four Tales is a unique and exclusive Cemetery Dance book, with no other editions planned anywhere in the world at this time!

Mean Sheep (By:Tom Piccirilli)

Three time Bram Stoker award winner Tom Piccirilli’s latest fiction and poetry all in one collection! Mean Sheep is an exclusive collection only published by Delirium. Includes 16 of his latest horror tales plus a small collection of poetry. Artwork by Alan M. Clark.

Bare Bone #10 (By:Tom Piccirilli)

With a surgeon’s skill, editor Kevin L. Donihe stitches a diverse collection of fiction and poetry together to bring Bare Bone to life. Another Dr. Frankenstein, he assembles the pieces of others, birthing one complete monster to send lurching towards the darkness. Stories from past issues have received Honorable Mentions in several editions of The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror and another was reprinted in The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 13. Bare Bone is a bi annual anthology. 10 features stories from Tom Piccirilli, Jeremy Robert Johnson, D. Harlan Wilson, Ronald Damien Malfi and others as well as poetry from Donna Lynch, Kurt Newton and Charlee Jacob

The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, #8

The latest annual of the world’s premier collection of horror, terror, and dark fantasy again showcases the talents of the finest writers working the field. Along with his annual review of the year in horror, award winning editor Stephen Jones has chosen the year’s best stories by old masters and new voices alike.

The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror: Eleventh Annual Collection

Culled from the best of a wide variety of sources, this eleventh annual collection of fantasy fiction features contributions by Kim Newman, Joyce Carol Oates, Ellen Kushner, Jack Womack, Karen Joy Fowler, and others.

October Dreams

Classic novellas, never before published stories, essays on the history, literature, and films of Halloween, and real life memories of October 31st from today’s best practitioners of fear: Dean Koontz Peter Straub Poppy Z. Brite Rick Hautala Steve Rasnic Tem Elizabeth Engstrom Thomas Ligotti Gary A. Braunbeck Jack Ketchum Thomas F. Monteleone Hugh B. Cave Simon Clark Christopher Golden Ray Bradbury Jack Ketchum Alan M. Clark Gahan Wilson Paula Guran John Shirley Tom Piccirilli Jack Cady David B. Silva Robert Morrish William F. Nolan Michael Cadnum Richard Laymon Douglas Clegg Douglas E. Winter Stanley Wiater Caitl n R. Kiernan Lewis Shiner Yvonne Navarro Tim Lebbon Kim Newman F. Paul Wilson Owl Goingback Dennis Etchison Stephen Mark Rainey Charles L. Grant Kelly Laymon Dominick Cancilla Kristine Kathryn Rusch Michael Marshall Smith Wayne Allen Sallee Ramsey Campbell Ed Gorman Stefan Dziemianowicz Peter Crowther

Four Dark Nights

If you love horror don’t miss this collection of stories. Printed in December 2003

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