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Chet Williamson
Chet Williamson is the author of over twenty books, the latest of which is The Story of Noichi the Blind. Among his other published novels are Second Chance, Ash Wednesday, Soulstorm, Lowland Rider, McKain's Dilemma, Murder in Cormyr, Mordenheim, Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller, Reign, The Crow: Clash... show more

Chet Williamson is the author of over twenty books, the latest of which is The Story of Noichi the Blind. Among his other published novels are Second Chance, Ash Wednesday, Soulstorm, Lowland Rider, McKain's Dilemma, Murder in Cormyr, Mordenheim, Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller, Reign, The Crow: Clash By Night, and the paranormal suspense series, The Searchers, which includes City of Iron, Empire of Dust and Siege of Stone. He has also written two children's books, Pennsylvania Dutch Night before Christmas and Pennsylvania Dutch Alphabet. His most recent project was writing the story and dialogue for the computer game, Season of Mystery: The Cherry Blossom Murders, which can be downloaded at www.bigfish.com. His first play, a psychological thriller entitled Revenant, was recently produced, and he has just finished a stage adaptation of The Story of Noichi the Blind. His books have been translated and published in many languages and countries, including France, Germany, Russia, Italy, and Japan, as well as British editions of several of his novels.Over a hundred of his short stories have appeared in such magazines as The New Yorker, Playboy, Esquire, and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and many other magazines and anthologies. Figures in Rain, a collection of his short stories, received the International Horror Guild Award for Outstanding Collection. He has twice been a final nominee for the World Fantasy Award, the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Award, and a six-time nominee for the Horror Writers Association's Stoker Award. His work has also been adapted for television, radio, and recorded books. His New Yorker short story, "Gandhi at the Bat," was recently made into a short film and has been shown in festivals worldwide.Williamson lives in Elizabethtown with his wife Laurie. His son Colin currently works in Seattle as a video game developer for Square Enix.His website is http://www.chetwilliamson.com
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Full Blown Panic Attack
Full Blown Panic Attack rated it 3 weeks ago
This story has been told before. Rich man hires people to stay in a haunted house for nefarious reasons. It's a story I enjoy, so was excited to find this on the shelf at my local used book shop. My excitement didn't last beyond the first couple chapters. This story is appallingly bad. Everythi...
Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it 2 years ago
A beautifully written and touching story of what happens when the dead of the town of Merridale are suddenly visible and blue. They're visible in the places in which they died or in the places that meant the most to them when they were alive. At first, people are freaked out, (wouldn't you be?), but...
runner
runner rated it 4 years ago
Few will forget the last image in that great Alfred Hitchcock classic Psycho when Norman Bates is seen isolated in a protected cell with the immortal words from his mother incarcerated in his mind..."She wouldn't even harm a fly" In many ways Sanitarium by Chet Williamson tries to encapsulate both...
EvilJester666
EvilJester666 rated it 4 years ago
This is one of my favourite books/films, since I am a big fan of Vincent Perez and the crow series of books/graphic novels. The only problem I had with the book is that the name of the character is Ashe Corven but kept changing to Ashe Craven in the book for some reason. I wish the film adaptation f...
Reclusive Reads
Reclusive Reads rated it 5 years ago
The theater.The place where even the phantoms wear masks....what better locale for a haunting?Williamson takes us behind the curtains, to where the "magic" happens. Where everyone is an actor, and nothing is what it appears to be. What better locale for a mystery?The best of both worlds....a hauntin...
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