Top Ten Horror Book Writers

The top ten horror authors. Not films but books. Their ability to scare amazes and will pull you into the book.

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41 Thomas Harris
42 Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
43 Kelley Armstrong

Her supernatural novels are the best. They have everything a good novel needs, romance, suspence, gore, fantasy, sex, and a dark sence of humor.

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44 Bernard Taylor

Evil intent, charmed life, sweetheart sweetheart need I say more

45 Alfred Hitchcock Alfred Hitchcock Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, was an English-American film director and producer, at times referred to as "The Master of Suspense".

Though he's not totaly a writer. But his stories are great. His Detective stories are also good.

46 Jack Ketchum

If King is the master if horror, Ketchum's the god of terror.

47 Sidney Sheldon
48 Susan Hill

Susan's ghost stories are mostly underrated. They are mostly short (making a one sitting reading highly likely for most) but the atmosphere builds often without you noticing leaving you breathless. I love "Dolly" for the idea aa well as the initial scenes which put you on edge for the rest of the novella. "The man in the picture" is also inventive with a great element of mystery.I love how she sets her books in the past and seems to revel in Victorian horror and old world imagery.Superb.

49 Douglas Clegg
50 John Everson

About the best modern horror author going.

51 Jonathan Rand
52 Iain Rob Wright

Suspense all the way! Can never put the book down and really get into the character's in his books and to top it off - he's a nice guy!

A brilliant horror writer. His work spans the genre.

53 Jay Anson

He wrote the scariest book ever called The Amityville Horror, great book, especially the part with the pig.

54 Jeffrey Thomas

Blood society, hades series, his best

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