Ramsey Campbell Books In Order

Publication Order of Three Births of Daoloth Books

The Searching Dead (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Born to the Dark (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Way of the Worm (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Doll Who Ate His Mother (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wolfman (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bride of Frankenstein (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dracula's Daughter (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Face That Must Die (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Wake the Dead (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Nameless (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Incarnate (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Claw (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night of the Claw (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Obsession (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hungry Moon (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Influence (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ancient Images (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Needing Ghosts (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Midnight Sun (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Count of Eleven (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Long Lost (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The One Safe Place (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The House on Nazareth Hill (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Voice They Hear (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silent Children (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pact of the Fathers (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Darkest Part of the Woods (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Overnight (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secret Story (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Grin of the Dark (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thieving Fear (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Creatures of the Pool (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Seven Days of Cain (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Solomon Kane (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghosts Know (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Kind Folk (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Think Yourself Lucky (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thirteen Days by Sunset Beach (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

The Inhabitant of the Lake (1964) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Demons by Daylight (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Height of the Scream (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Waking Nightmares (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Companions (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cold Print (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Wine (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scared Stiff (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Feasts (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Two Obscure Tales (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alone with the Horrors (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Strange Things and Stranger Places (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Far Away and Never (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghosts and Grisly Things (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Told by the Dead (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book of Liverpool (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Inconsequential Tales (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Just Behind You (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Inhabitant of the Lake and Other Unwelcome Tenants (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil's Coattails (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Horror For Good (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cut Corners Volume 1 (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Holes for Faces (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
10,000 Ghost Stories (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hornsea Hauntings: The First Floral Fright Night (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Visions from Brichester (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Black Room Manuscripts: Volume Four (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
By the Light of My Skull (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Chapooks

Through the Walls (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

With the Angels (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Revelation of Gla'aki (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Double Room (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pretence (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Mammoth Book of Best New Horror Books

Best New Horror (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 2 (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 3 (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 4 (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best New Horror 5 (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best New Horror 6 (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Core of Ramsey Campbell (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Horror: Another 100 Best Books (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Letters to Arkham (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Ramsey Campbell is a renowned English editor, critic, and author of horror, dark fantasy, thriller, and science fiction stories. He has been actively involved in writing and editing for more than fifty years now and has penned hundreds of short stories and over 30 novels. Many of his books have become classics. Campbell has successfully adapted three of his books into films for the non-English speaking audience. He came to prominence for the first time in the 1960s. Since then, he has been cited by the critics as one of the leading authors in this field. Several of his fellow authors have described him as the finest living author of the weird fiction genre in Britain. S. T. Joshi has stated that Campbell will be regarded by the future generations as the leading writer of horror novels of our generation, same as Blackwood or Lovecraft.

Author Campbell was born as John Ramsey Campbell on January 4, 1946, in Liverpool, England. He received his early education at St. Edward’s College in Liverpool by the Congregation of Christian Brothers. His parents, Nora and Alexander Campbell, became estranged after his birth and had a rift throughout his childhood and teenage years. Campbell’s dad was more like a shadowy figure for him as he would rarely see him around. For nearly 20 years, he did not see him face to face. The long rift resulted in his mother getting degenerated into schizophrenia and paranoia, which made Campbell’s life too difficult. He has discussed this experience in detail in the afterword and introduction of his book, The Face That Must Die. Several other autobiographical manuscripts describing the life of Campbell are present in Section V of his essay collection. Campbell has seen his mother write a lot of novels and short stories. She was too much involved in writing, but was not able to get her work published, except a few short stories in magazines. So, she encouraged Campbell to start sending his work to publishers at a young age.

Campbell grew up in a blitzed landscape in the post-war Liverpool and was avidly indulged in studying the works of Ambrose Bierce, Lovecraft, Algernon Blackwood, Stephen King, Robert Bloch, Franz Kafka, and others. Campbell had written his earlier tales when he was as young as eleven years old. They included a set of 16 self-illustrated stories and one poem, that he called ‘Ghostly Tales’. He intended to send them to Phantom for publication, but his mom persuaded him to finish writing a whole book before submitting his work. Campbell was motivated by his English teacher to write more stories and read them out in the class. Later, Campbell sent his collection to many publishers under the pseudonym of John R. Campbell. Although all of them rejected it, one of them encouraged Campbell in the rejection letter to continue writing and hone his writing skills.

A few years later, Campbell found success in getting his first book published. Since then, he has not looked back and published many books and short story collections in his writing career. Campbell has used several pen names for writing different genres of books, including Jay Ramsay, Carl Dreadstone, Montgomery Comfort, etc. He was able to publish Ghostly Tales thirty years after he first wrote them. All the film adaptations of Campbell’s books have been in the Spanish language. Other than writing novels, Campbell has edited numerous anthologies, including Uncanny Banquet, New Terrors, New Tales of Cthulhu Mythos, New Terrors II, etc.

Campbell is married to the daughter of Bertram Chandler, Jenny Chandler. They have 2 children, Matthew and Tamsin, and live in Merseyside. Campbell described Jenny as the best part of himself. She has supported at all stages of his life and career. While Campbell was involved in his works, Jenny spent her time by working as a teacher. The couple is fond of traveling and fine dining. Campbell also likes to undertake public speaking and giving readings of his books at literary events. He has claimed that if it had not been for horror writing, he might have chosen the path of stand-up comedy.

Ramsey started a new book series called The Three Births of Daoloth series in 2016. It features the lead characters in the roles of Dominic Sheldrake, Jim, Roberta, Christian Noble, Toby, Bobby, etc. Campbell has set the events in each book of this series at a gap of over 30 years from the previous one. He has done the setting of the plots in Liverpool and France. The debut book of this series is entitled ‘The Searching Dead’. It was released by PS Publishing in 2016. Initially, Dominic Sheldrake is shown remembering his childhood years during the fifties in Liverpool. He is not able to forget certain events from his past life, including the one in which an old boy from his school gave a talk on World War I. When the history teacher took the entire class to France on a field visit, he expected it to be a trip full of adventures. Instead, Dominic came across a series of events that he could not get over. He learns that a neighbor is involved in old practices that are darker and older than spiritualism.

Dominic also stumbles upon an old journal that tells about the universe’s occult nature. He shares the secret journal with his friends, Jim and Roberta, as well as its contents. They decide to team up and try to stop what is taking root under the church in their community amidst the blitz. Dominic fears that the thing he and his friends are facing now is much worse than the exploitation that they have been facing until now. The second volume of this successful series is known as ‘Born to the Dark’. It was also published by PS Publishing in 2017. This book opens around 30 years after the events in the first book. Dominic Sheldrake is now married and has a son. He is certain that he has freed himself and his family from the occult influence.

While Toby experiences strange dreams and nocturnal seizures, Claudine and Dominic find a facility that helps to treat children with Toby’s condition. They wonder if their visions are just dreams or truths that most people are not able to envisage. As Dominic is forced to confront the strange figures from the past, he calls his old friends for help once again.


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