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Publication Order of Black Oak Books

Genesis (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hush of Dark Wings (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Winter Knight (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hunting Ground (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
When the Cold Wind Blows (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Diego Books

as Lionel Fenn
Once Upon A Time In The East (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
By the Time I Get to Nashville (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Time: The Semi-Final Frontier (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Kent Montana Books

as Lionel Fenn
The Really Ugly Thing from Mars (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kent Montana and the Reasonably Invisible Man (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kent Montana and the Once and Future Thing (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mark of the Moderately Vicious Vampire (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
668 (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Lincoln Blackthorne Books

as Geoffrey Marsh
The King of Satan's Eyes (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tail of the Arabian, Knight (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Patch of the Odin Soldier (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fangs of the Hooded Demon (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Midnight Place Books

as Simon Lake
Daughter of Darkness (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Something's Watching (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Cycle (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
He Told Me To (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Millennium Quartet Books

Publication Order of Oxrun Station Books

The Hour of the Oxrun Dead (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sound of Midnight (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Call of Mourning (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Grave (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bloodwind (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nightmare Seasons (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Soft Whisper of the Dead (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dark Cry of the Moon (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long Night of the Grave (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Orchard (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dialing the Wind (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Parric Family Books

Publication Order of Private School Books

Nightmare Session (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Academy of Terror (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Witches Eye (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Skeleton Key (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Enemy Within (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Alien (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Quest For The White Duck Books

as Lionel Fenn

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Curse (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Voices Out of Time (As: Deborah Lewis) (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ravens of the Moon (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Quiet Night of Fear (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Nestling (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tea Party (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pet (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
For Fear of the Night (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Seven Spears Of The W'dch'ck (As: Lionel Fenn) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
In a Dark Dream (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stunts (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Something Stirs (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fire Mask (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hudson Hawk (As: Geoffrey Marsh) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heritages from Our Founding Fathers (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Raven (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jackals (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Charles Grant Short Stories/Novellas

When All the Children Call My Name (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hear Me Now, My Sweet Abbey Rose (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Coin of the Realm (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night\'s Swift Dragons (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Confess the Seasons (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
This Old Man (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sometimes in the Rain (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

A Glow of Candles and Other Stories (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales from the Nightside (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black Wine (With: Ramsey Campbell) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Black Carousel (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scream Quietly (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Classic World of Darkness Fiction Books

Vampire Diary (By: Robert E. Weinberg) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Caravan of Shadows (By: Richard Lee Byers) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
On a Darkling Plain (By: Richard Lee Byers) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conspicuous Consumption: Werewolf (By: Stewart von Allmen) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
On a Darkling Plain (By: Richard Lee Byers) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wyrm Wolf (By: Edo Van Belkom) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mage: Such Pain (By: Don Bassingthwaite) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Netherworld (By: Richard Lee Byers) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
House of Secrets (By: James A. Moore) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Breathe Deeply (By: Don Bassingthwaite) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beyond the Shroud (By: Rick Hautala) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ebon Mask (By: Richard Lee Byers) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Road to Hell (By: Robert E. Weinberg) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood Relations (By: Doug Murray) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hell Storm (By: James A. Moore) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Call To Battle (By: Doug Murray) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
As One Dead (By: Don Bassingthwaite,Nancy Kilpatrick) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ascension Warrior (By: Robert E. Weinberg) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Watcher (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
War in Heaven (By: Robert E. Weinberg) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Quintessential World of Darkness (By: Rick Hautala) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Kingdoms (By: Richard Lee Byers) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eternal Hearts (By: Lucy Taylor) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Slave Ring (By: Tim Dedopulos) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Orpheus: Haunting the Dead (By: Seth Lindberg,Stefan Petrucha,Allen Rausch) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Overseer (By: Tim Dedopulos) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Puppet-Masters (By: Tim Dedopulos) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The X-Files Books

Goblins (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ground Zero (By: Kevin J. Anderson) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whirlwind (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ruins (By: Kevin J. Anderson) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hunter (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Antibodies (By: Kevin J. Anderson) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Skin (By: Ben Mezrich) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fight the Future (By: Elizabeth Hand) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Want to Believe (By: Max Allan Collins) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trust No One (By: Gayle Lynds,Heather Graham,Jonathan Maberry,Max Allan Collins,Kevin J. Anderson,Tim Lebbon,Keith R.A. DeCandido,Brian Keene,Peter Clines,Gini Koch) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Truth Is Out There (By: Jonathan Maberry,Kelley Armstrong,David Farland,Rachel Caine,Hank Schwaeble,Kami Garcia,Jon McGoran,Hank Phillippi Ryan) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Perihelion (By: Claudia Gray) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Fantasy Tales Books

Fantasy Tales 1 (By: Stephen Jones,David A. Sutton) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fantasy Tales 2 (By: Stephen Jones,David Sutton) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fantasy Tales 3 (By: Stephen Jones,David Sutton) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fantasy Tales 4 (With: Kim Newman,Steve Tem,Stephen Jones,David A. Sutton) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fantasy Tales 5 (By: Stephen Jones,David Sutton) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fantasy Tales 6 (By: Stephen Jones,David Sutton) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fantasy Tales 7 (By: Stephen Jones,David Sutton) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Night Visions Books

Night Visions: In the Blood (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Visions (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Visions 2 (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Visions 3 (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Visions: The Hellbound Heart (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Visions 6 (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Visions 8 (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Visions 9 (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Visions 10 (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Visions 11 (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Visions 12 (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Macabre Ink Resurrected Horrors Books

The Cats (By: Nick Sharman) (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Legion of the Dead (By: Hugh B. Cave) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Songs (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cat Magic (By: Whitley Strieber) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadow Child (By: Joseph A. Citro) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Kill Riff (By: David J. Schow) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crucifax (By: Bob Eggleton,Ray Garton) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dreamthorp (By: Chet Williamson) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rest in Peace (By: Jack MacLane) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Where the Chill Waits (By: T. Chris Martindale) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sineater (By: Elizabeth Massie) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nightscape (By: Stephen R. George) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Silence (By: Rick Hautala) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Animals (By: Craig Spector,John Skipp) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Am Dracula (By: C. Dean Andersson) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Undertaker's Moon (By: Ronald Kelly) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wild Card (By: Jean Tennant) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Visions (By: Stanley Wiater) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Orbit 11(1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, May 1974(1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nebula Awards 10(1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Horror Stories: Series IV(1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nebula Award Stories Ten(1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Graven Images: Three Original Novellas Of Science Fiction(1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whispers(1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Horror Stories: Series V(1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chrysalis 1(1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nebula Awards 12(1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadows(1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Horror Stories: Series VI(1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chrysalis 3(1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadows 2(1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nightmares(1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Horror Stories Series VII(1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chrysalis 4(1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chrysalis 5(1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadows 3(1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mummy!(1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadows 4(1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fear Itself: The Horror Fiction of Stephen King(1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nebula Awards 16(1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadows 5(1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Perpetual Light(1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dodd, Mead Gallery of Horror(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fears(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadows 7(1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Masques(1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadows 8(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Midnight(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The First Chronicles of Greystone Bay(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Horror Stories(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Twilight Zone Magazine, December 1985(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadows 9(1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Years Best Horror Stories XIV(1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Halloween Horrors(1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terrors(1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horrors(1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadows 6(1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadows 10(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Field of Fire(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Horror Stories XV(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doom City(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of Shadows(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Masters of Darkness II(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gaslight & Ghosts(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Horror Stories from the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prime Evil(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Horror Stories XVI(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghosts(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Post Mortem: New Tales of Ghostly Horror(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Second Annual Collection(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Borderlands 1(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Fantasy 2 / Demons and Dreams(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Seaharp Hotel(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Terrors(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Borderlands 2(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Horror Hall of Fame(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Architecture of Fear(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Final Shadows(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cut! Horror Writers on Horror Film(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Horror 3(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
After Midnight(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Monsters in Our Midst(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Giant Book of Zombies(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deathport(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Fog(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Giant Book of Best New Horror(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Zombies(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grails(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Horror 5(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Horror 6(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Giant Book of Fantasy Tales(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gallery of Horror(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Robert Bloch's Psychos(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Millenium(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gothic Ghosts(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eleventh Annual Collection(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Shadow of the Gargoyle(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horror at Halloween(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Phantoms and Fiends(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
October Dreams(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Museum of Horrors(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Masques(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 13(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
13 Horrors(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dark: New Ghost Stories(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of New Terror(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horrorscape(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Of Borderlands, Vols. 1-5(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Territories(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Classic Tales of Horror(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horror at Halloween: Part Five(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bad Seeds: Evil Progeny(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blurring the Line(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terrifying Tales to Tell at Night(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tomes of Terror(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

About Charles L. Grant

Charles L. Grant was an American author known for his work in ‘quiet horror’ and ‘dark fantasy.’ He had a special talent for creating intriguing and memorable characters that drew readers into his stories. Readers found his protagonists relatable and compelling, making his books enjoyable from start to finish. Writing under numerous pseudonyms, including Geoffrey Marsh and Lionel Fenn, among others, he showed great versatility across different genres and styles.

Grant’s creativity extended far beyond just characters; he was also a master at crafting engaging narratives. His stories were well-paced and beautifully woven, keeping readers hooked and wanting more. By using his unique storytelling skills, he managed to create an atmosphere that was as gripping as it was eerie. This blend of suspense and richly developed plot lines made his work stand out in the genres of horror and fantasy.

His gift for storytelling didn’t stop at novels; Grant was also an adept short story writer. Whether he was publishing under the name Simon Lake or Felicia Andrews, his ability to craft compelling narratives always remained consistent every step of the way. Each of his stories offered an immersive experience, filled with subtle chills and dark, fantastical elements. This made Charles L. Grant a beloved figure in the literary community, leaving a lasting impact through his engaging and imaginative works.

Despite the global reach of his writing, Grant’s authenticity never wavered. Each of his works, whether published under his own name or any of his many pseudonyms like Timothy Boggs or Deborah Lewis, retained his personal touch. His narratives were not just stories but rich experiences formed by his distinct viewpoint. This authenticity, coupled with his universal themes of fear, wonder, and human complexity, ensured that his stories remained relevant and poignant across different cultures and time periods.

Charles L. Grant has left behind an important and lasting legacy that continues to inspire and captivate both readers and writers to this day. His contributions to horror and fantasy literature have paved the way for many new voices in the genres, with his signature style serving as an enduring source of inspiration. Whether they come across his work through his numerous novels or his gripping short stories, new generations of readers continue to discover and appreciate his unique talent.

In essence, Charles L. Grant’s legacy is one of profound impact and enduring relevance. Through his authentic and captivating stories, he has left an indelible mark on the literary world, ensuring that his work will continue to be enjoyed and celebrated for years to come, with it inspiring both readers and writers for a long time yet.

Early and Personal Life

Charles Lewis Grant was born on September 12, 1942, in Newark, New Jersey. He pursued higher education and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1964. After graduating, he dedicated four years to teaching before serving in the U.S. Army military police in Vietnam from 1968 to 1970, earning a Bronze Star for his service.

In his personal life, Grant married Debbie Voss, with whom he had two children, Emily Kathryn and Ian Matthew. His family grew as Ian had two sons, Payton and Logan, and Emily had three children, Aaron, William, and Ella. In February 1982, Grant married writer and editor Kathryn Ptacek, marking the beginning of another chapter in his life.

In his later years, Grant faced health challenges and ultimately passed away from a heart attack on September 15, 2006. Despite this, his legacy endures through his influential body of work in horror and fantasy. His stories continue to capture the imagination of new readers and inspire writers, solidifying his place in literary history.

Writing Career

Charles L. Grant had a significant and successful career as a writer, contributing greatly to the genres of horror and fantasy. From 1973 to 1977, he served as Secretary of Science Fiction Writers of America, and later as President of the Horror Writers Association in 1987-1988. His notable works include the novella collection Nightmare Seasons, which won a World Fantasy Award, and his Nebula Award-winning short stories ‘A Crowd of Shadows,’ ‘A Glow of Candles,’ and a ‘Unicorn’s Eye.’

Grant also made substantial contributions as an editor, particularly with his award-winning Shadows anthology series, which ran for eleven volumes from 1978 to 1991. His writing garnered respect from peers, with Stephen King praising him as “one of the premier horror writers of his or any generation.”

His dedication to his craft and his ability to create atmospheric, tension-filled narratives left a lasting impact on the literary world, ensuring his work continues to be celebrated by readers and writers alike.

The Sound of Midnight

‘The Sound of Midnight,’ authored by Charles L. Grant, was published on January 1, 1978, by Tom Doherty Associates LLC. It is the second book in the ‘Oxrun Station’ series, although the books can be read in any order. The novel exemplifies Grant’s atmospheric and tension-filled storytelling within the horror fantasy genre.

In the small town of Oxrun Station, fiery lights are spotted, signaling the start of a series of strange murders. Odd, seemingly possessed children begin to terrorize the adults, escalating the tension. Toy store owner Dale and her boyfriend Vic become entangled in a web of ancient intrigue. They find themselves facing powerful forces that have been around since long before the New World was settled.

The Orchard

‘The Orchard,’ authored by Charles L. Grant, was published on January 1, 1986, by Tor Books. It is the ninth book in the ‘Oxrun Station’ series, although the series can be read in any order. The novel continues Grant’s tradition of delivering atmospheric and engaging horror fantasy.

One warm evening in Oxrun Station, a lovely time for a picnic turns ominous when a group visits the orchard. The first death appears accidental, but soon after, a suicide and a gruesome murder follow, shattering the tranquility. The horror escalates as it invades a movie theater and a hospital. All these terrifying events stem from that fateful night in the orchard.

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