Jack Ketchum





Jack Ketchum


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November 10, 1946

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Jack Ketchum is the pseudonym for a former actor, singer, teacher, literary agent, lumber salesman, and soda jerk -- a former flower child and baby boomer who figures that in 1956 Elvis, dinosaurs and horror probably saved his life. His first novel, Off Season, prompted the Village Voice to publicly scold its publisher in print for publishing violent pornography. He personally disagrees but is perfectly happy to let you decide for yourself. His short story The Box won a 1994 Bram Stoker Award from the HWA, his story Gone won again in 2000 -- and in 2003 he won Stokers for both best collection for Peaceable Kingdom and best long fiction for Closing Time. He has written eleven novels, the latest of which are Red, Ladies' Night, and The Lost. ...more

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[image error]Garden of Fiends: Tales of Addiction Horror is now available, featuring Jack’s story Returns, alongside pieces by Kealan Patrick Burke, Max Booth III, Jessica McHugh, and more.


The intoxication from a pint of vodka, the electric buzz from snorting cocaine, the warm embrace from shooting heroin—drinking and drugging provides the height of human experience. It’s the promise of heaven...

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The Girl Next Door

3.95 avg rating — 15,248 ratings — published 1989 — 42 editions
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Off Season (Dead River, #1)

3.81 avg rating — 7,113 ratings — published 1980 — 30 editions
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The Lost

3.75 avg rating — 2,614 ratings — published 2001 — 11 editions
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Red

3.91 avg rating — 1,889 ratings — published 1996 — 15 editions
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Offspring: The Sequel to Of...

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Triage

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Peaceable Kingdom

3.87 avg rating — 1,312 ratings — published 2003 — 8 editions
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Joyride

3.67 avg rating — 1,186 ratings — published 1994 — 13 editions
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The Woman

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Hide and Seek

3.42 avg rating — 1,178 ratings — published 1980 — 14 editions
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“As though all the world were a bad joke and she was the only one around who knew the punchline.”
Jack Ketchum, The Girl Next Door

“Black coffee’s a lot like whiskey, you know? All devil and no trimmin’s. Always liked my sins pure and take it as it comes.”
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“I lay in bed and thought about how easy it was to hurt a person. It didn't have to be physical. All you had to do was take a good hard kick at something they cared about.”
Jack Ketchum, The Girl Next Door

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