RE: RARA-AVIS: Slightly OT: Horror / Mystery writers

From: Ron Clinton (
Date: 23 Aug 2009

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    Laymon and Lansdale are both great examples, are in my mind are probably the two standards for the mystery/horror hybrid, those who excel in both genres.

    Others that you interest you:

    * William F. Nolan
    * David Morrell (though more of a thriller / horror hybrid)
    * Dan Simmons
    * F. Paul Wilson
    * Ed Gorman, though his straight horror output is small (most under penname Daniel Ransom...though many of his short stories straddle both genres)
    * Robert Bloch

    Those are the ones who leap instantly to mind...I'm sure there are a bunch more I'll think of as soon as I hit Send.

    Ron C.

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    > How many writers write in both of these genres? I loved the mystery short
    stories I
    > read by Richard Laymon, but I haven't read any of his horror. I plan to
    check out
    > Joe Lansdale's horror as well.. Any others?
    > Jordan
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