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Publication Order of The Button Box Books

Gwendy's Button Box (With: Stephen King) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gwendy's Magic Feather (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gwendy's Final Task (With: Stephen King) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Shivers Books

Shivers (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shivers II (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shivers III (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shivers IV (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shivers V (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shivers VI (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shivers VII (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shivers VIII (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Darkness Whispers (With: Brian James Freeman) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Girl on the Porch (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chasing the Boogeyman (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Dirty Coppers (With: Ed Gorman) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Devil's Night: A Halloween Short Story (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brothers (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Widow's Point (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Washingtonians (With: Bentley Little) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

Midnight Promises (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Long December (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Long Way Home (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dark Screams Anthology Books

with Brian James Freeman
Dark Screams: Volume One (By:Brian James Freeman) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Screams: Volume Two (By:Brian James Freeman) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Screams: Volume Three (By:Brian James Freeman) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Screams: Volume Four (By:Brian James Freeman) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Screams: Volume Five (By:Brian James Freeman) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Screams: Volume Six (By:Brian James Freeman) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Screams: Volume Seven (By:Brian James Freeman) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Screams: Volume Eight (With: Brian James Freeman) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Screams: Volume Nine (By:Brian James Freeman) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Night Visions Books

Night Visions: In the Blood (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Visions (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Visions 2 (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Visions 3 (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Visions: The Hellbound Heart (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Visions 4 (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Visions 5 (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Visions 6 (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Visions 9 (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Visions 10 (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Visions 11 (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Visions 12 (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Best of Cemetery Dance Books

The Best of Cemetery Dance, Volume 1 (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best of Cemetery Dance Volume 2 (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dark Hallows Books

10 Halloween Haunts (With: Al Sarrantonio,,,,,Brian James Freeman,Ronald Malfi,,Mark Parker) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales from the Witching Hour (With: ,,,,,,Ronald Malfi,J.D. Horn,,,Mark Parker) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Fearful Fathoms: Collected Tales of Aquatic Terror Books

Seas & Oceans (With: Jack Ketchum,,,,James Lowder,Laird Barron,William Meikle,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Mark Parker) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lakes & Other Bodies (By:Jeremy Robinson,Graham Masterton,Ray Garton,Kane Gilmour,,,,Michael Bray,,,,,Ronald Malfi,,,,Mark Parker) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of 100 Word Horror Collection Books

100 Word Horrors (By:,Amy Cross,Rick Gualtieri) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100 Word Horrors Part 2 (With: Eric J. Guignard,,David Moody,Gary McMahon,,,Paul Kane,,,,,,Amy Cross,Shaun Hutson) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100 Word Horrors Book 3 (By:Eric J. Guignard) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100 Word Horrors: Book 4 (By:Eric J. Guignard) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Cemetery Dance Magazine Books

Cemetery Dance: Issue 71 (With: Jack Ketchum,Bev Vincent,,,,Blake Crouch,,,Bentley Little,Simon Clark,Keith Minnion,,,,,,,,,,,Eric Red) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of 100 Stories Books

100 Malicious Little Mysteries (By:Isaac Asimov,Martin Greenberg,,,,,John Lutz,Jack Ritchie,Bill Pronzini,,Barry N. Malzberg,Michael Gilbert,,Maxine O'Callaghan,,,Michael Kurland,,,,,,,,Lael Littke,,,,,,,Helen McCloy) (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100 Dastardly Little Detective Stories (By:Charles Dickens,Martin Greenberg,,Bill Pronzini,Jack London) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100 Ghastly Little Ghost Stories (By:Martin Greenberg,Al Sarrantonio,,,H.P. Lovecraft,Oscar Wilde,Steve Tem,Robert E. Weinberg) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories (With: Charles Dickens,Joe R. Lansdale,Edgar Allan Poe,Ed Gorman,,,,Richard Laymon,,Al Sarrantonio,Chet Williamson,Ruth Berman,,Rudyard Kipling,Ramsey Campbell,Bill Pronzini,Nancy Holder,,H.P. Lovecraft,Mark Twain,Fritz Leiber,,Robert Sheckley,Barry N. Malzberg,Nathaniel Hawthorne,Washington Irving,,Steve Tem,,,E.F. Benson,,,,,David Drake,,,,James Gunn,,,,,Jerome K. Jerome) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100 Wild Little Weird Tales (By:Robert Bloch,Bram Stoker,Edgar Allan Poe,Martin Greenberg,,H.P. Lovecraft,Fritz Leiber,Lester del Rey,Murray Leinster,,Clark Ashton Smith,Manly Wade Wellman) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100 Creepy Little Creature Stories (By:Edgar Allan Poe,Martin Greenberg,Stefan R. Dziemianowicz,E.F. Benson,Robert E. Weinberg) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100 Crooked Little Crime Stories (By:Martin Greenberg,Edgar Wallace,,Alexandre Dumas) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100 Vicious Little Vampire Stories (By:Joe R. Lansdale,,Rick Hautala,,Martin Greenberg,David Niall Wilson,,Edward Bryant,Alan Brennert,Ramsey Campbell,Nina Kiriki Hoffman,Christie Golden,Nancy Holder,,Lawrence Watt-Evans,George Zebrowski,Yvonne Navarro,,,Stefan R. Dziemianowicz,,Steve Tem,,Wayne Allen Sallee,Karl Edward Wagner,John Gregory Betancourt,,,Will Murray,Robert E. Weinberg,,,Mike Ashley,,,,,,,,Tim Waggoner,Mark Kreighbaum,Brad Strickland,,Michael Skeet,Manly Wade Wellman,,Lawrence Schimel,Greg Cox,,David Drake,,Lois Tilton,,John Maclay,,,,,,,,Thomas Ligotti,,,Nancy Kilpatrick) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100 Wicked Little Witch Stories (By:Joe R. Lansdale,,Martin Greenberg,Ramsey Campbell,P.D. Cacek,Christie Golden,Nancy Holder,,,,Edo Van Belkom,,,Steve Tem,,,,Tom Piccirilli,Robert E. Weinberg,,,,,Mike Ashley,Clark Ashton Smith,,,Joe Meno,,,,,,,,,Tim Waggoner,,David Annandale,Mark Kreighbaum,,Brad Strickland,,,,,,Michael Skeet) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100 Astounding Little Alien Stories (By:Martin Greenberg,Bill Pronzini,Fritz Leiber,Philip K. Dick,Harry Harrison,,Robert E. Weinberg) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100 Fiendish Little Frightmares (By:Martin Greenberg,Lisa Tuttle,Ramsey Campbell,H.P. Lovecraft,,,Michael Marshall Smith,Poppy Brite,Thomas Ligotti) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100 Sneaky Little Sleuth Stories (By:Marcia Muller,Jon L. Breen,Martin Greenberg,,John Jakes,Chet Williamson,,Barry N. Malzberg,Stefan R. Dziemianowicz,,Michael Gilbert,Carolyn Wheat,Robert E. Weinberg,,,,C.J. Henderson,,H.R.F. Keating,Francis M. Nevins Jr.,,Shelley Singer) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100 Twisted Little Tales of Torment (With: Martin Greenberg,,,,Tanith Lee,Garry Douglas Kilworth,Nina Kiriki Hoffman,John Shirley,Fritz Leiber,,,,Stefan R. Dziemianowicz,Steve Tem,,Karl Edward Wagner,,Lucy Taylor,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,John Galsworthy) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100 Menacing Little Murder Stories (By:Robert E. Weinberg,,,,Thomas Ligotti) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100 Hilarious Little Howlers (By:Martin Greenberg,Tim Lebbon) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crafty Cat Crimes (By:J.A. Jance,Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Ron Goulart,Larry Segriff,,Barbara Paul,Max Allan Collins,Lloyd Biggle Jr.,Jane Yolen,Bill Pronzini,,Stefan R. Dziemianowicz,,,Tracy Knight,Will Murray,Robert E. Weinberg,,Gene DeWeese,Dorothy Cannell,,,,,,,,,K.D. Wentworth) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100 Tiny Tales of Terror (By:Martin Greenberg,Stefan R. Dziemianowicz,Lucy Taylor,Robert E. Weinberg,Manly Wade Wellman) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Cold Blood(1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Earth Strikes Back(1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Screamplays(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100 Twisted Little Tales of Torment(1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
October Dreams(2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trick or Treat(2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
4 Fear of...(2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shocklines(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Laymon's Terms(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Smoke and Mirrors(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mister October, Volume I: An Anthology in Memory of Rick Hautala(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Turn Down the Lights(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cemetery Dance: Issue 71(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Harvest(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Better Weird(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chiral Mad 3(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unearthed(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Demons of King Solomon(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Washingtonians(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You, Human(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas Horror Vol. 2(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fantastic Tales of Terror: History's Darkest Secrets(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Halloween Haunts Volume 1(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silverwood(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When the Clock Strikes 13(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Darkness, Delight(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Tides(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seasons of Terror(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Richard Chizmar is an American USA Today, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and Amazon bestselling author of science fiction, horror, and fantasy books. He co-authored Gwendy’s Button Box, a bestselling novella with Stephen King. Richard has edited more than 35 anthologies, his short fiction stories appeared in dozens of publications.

The author has won two awards, including the HWA’s Board of Trustees Award and International Horror Guild Awards.
Additionally, Richard Chizmar has collaborated in writing teleplays and screenplays for Sony Screen Gems, United Artists, NBC, Showtime, Lions Gate, and other companies. He has adapted bestselling books by other authors into television shows/movies. His books have been translated into more than 15 languages across the globe. He has appeared in several conferences as a guest speaker, writing instructor, guest of honor, and panelist.

Gwendy’s Button Box
Gwendy is a twelve-year-old, broad, outcast at her school. At the top of some stairs in an elevated park in Castle Rock, a strange man offers him a peculiar object in a dark suit. A small box of buttons with two tiny levers. A magic box that occasionally grants tiny gifts, but at a high cost. Pressing the various buttons on the box has serious consequences, and protecting the box is a huge responsibility.

What if someone steals the box? What if a button is accidentally pressed? And if someone presses the fearsome black button.
It’s to be noted that Gwendy’s Button Box is a collaboration between Stephen King and Richard Chizmar that revisits the strange old town of Castle Rock.
The narrative revolves around the childhood Gwendy spends protecting the mahogany box. She discovers both its positives and negatives as she watches history unfold, worrying about the boxes’ effect on the world at large and her friends and family.

The story moves quickly through a decade-long custodian of the world’s most dangerous box. Gwendy’s growth from adolescence to young adulthood is nicely done and provides a firm foundation for the tale’s universal concerns, for example, the current human capability of self-destruction.

Given the setting and the tone of this story, it would be pretty tempting to regard this story as just another Stephen King narrative. It’s a fantastic collaboration with a bestselling author with a similar storytelling style as Stephen King, including idiomatic prose style and uniquely crafted characters.
The characterization is fantastic, and Gwendy is a heroine you will easily root with from the first page to the last. We watch her grow into a charming young woman. We also watch her get into fights with friends, study for school, become a track star, grief, go on dates and eventually fall in love, but the box never leaves her mind.

The entire narrative is quite entertaining, and even though Stephen King did co-author this novel with Richard Chizmar, the story itself doesn’t have much horror scenes as you’d expect in a typical King style. However, this doesn’t mean that there aren’t some nice horror scenes- there’s horror but not on every page.

Chasing the Boogeyman
This is a metafictional retell of the events that took place in 1988. We are transported back in time to the summer of 1988 when Richard Chizmar returns home after finishing college. Even though Richard is not sure about the direction of his life, there are certain things he’s sure about his life.

One, he knows that he’ll get married to Kara, and secondly, he wants to become an author of horror and crime fiction books. While his fiancée finishes school, Richard begins to prepare for his soon happen wed while at the same time trying to start off his literary magazine.

Days before his arrival, a young girl is brutally murdered. But when her body is discovered in the nearby woods the following day after his arrival, Richard’s perception of the young town where he grew up changes forever. The idea that a person he known since childhood was murdered just a few blocks is always like a nightmare.

Over the next few months, four more girls are murdered similarly, their ears cut off, and their bodies posed. This sends clues to the authorities that a serial killer was on the loose, and once a tiny peaceful community is soon saturated with suspicion and paranoia.

His curiosity and interest in true crime send Richard into an investigative mode as he starts asking questions to make sense of the events in his hometown.
But not even Richard Chizmar feels safe. Someone keeps phoning his parents home and hanging up. When Richard and his friend Jimmy encounter a man wearing a white mask while exploring a haunted house, the reality of a serial killer becomes a reality.

Richard Chizmar’s book Chasing the Boogeyman gives the readers a glimpse into a specifc time and place and shows us how the small town of Edgewood lost its innocence. It’s a memoir of the author’s coming-of-age story relating to growing up in a small working-class town in America.

The author pays homage to the simpler life when children would play on the streets and be adventurous without any fears of live.
Like any other true crime novel ever written, Chasing the Boogeyman also includes the pictures of the crime scenes, the evidence the cops collected, and the profiles of prime suspects, all of which add realism to the story.

As you read through this beautifully crafted story, such additions to the story could trigger your own personal questions. The authenticity of the author’s retelling makes the reader’s commitment to the truth smooth, but it also prepares you for a heart-wrenching finale. Combine all these aspects with a sharp sense of dread and a dark undercurrent, and as a reader, you’re left with an outstanding blend of horror, true crime, and memoir.

If you’re looking for a new and real story, then Chasing the Boogeyman chilling originality and the slow-burning suspenseful narration is an excellent recommendation that will keep you at the edge of your seat to the last page.

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