The Leading Horror Writers

People who have a love for horror novels will already know that there is no shortage of reading material to choose from. Those who are stuck for ideas of what to read next will want to check out the novels that have been penned by some of these leading horror writers:

Stephen KingStephen King

With his huge cast of creepy characters that include deranged clowns, werewolves, psychopathic kidnappers and murderous teenagers, Stephen King truly deserves the title of king of horror. Some of the most popular and spine chilling novels by this prolific writer include It, Carry, Misery and House of Bones.

Edgar Allan Poe

People who have a love for the classics will want to make sure that they take a closer look at the work of Edgar Allen Poe. Many of these stories are psychological and are sure to hold readers in their grip until the very last page. People who love suspense will want to make sure that they check out Tell-Tale Heart.

H.P. Lovecraft

Although there are dozens of weird and very creepy tales in the collection of horror stories from this prolific American horror writer, many are only a few pages long. This makes getting into the work of H.P. Lovecraft relatively easy and readers are sure to be captivated by the slightly archaic and perfectly formed language. From being buried alive to digging up bodies and even swapping bodies, readers are sure to be taken on a wild ride.

Dean Koontz

This is another prolific horror writer who certainly has an excellent command when it comes to language. The horror stories of Dean Koontz tend to be very fast paced and full of twists and turns that will really keep readers guessing. The stories are often much darker and intense than they appear to be at first glance.

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