HomeGroupsTalkExploreZeitgeist
Search Site
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
8,422 (38,846)7772,541 (3.74)37
John Ramsey Campbell was born January 4, 1946 in Liverpool, England. He is a horror fiction author and editor. At the age of 11 he wrote a collection called Ghostly Tales which was published as a special issue of Crypt of Cthulhu magazine titled- Ghostly Tales- Crypt of Cthulhu 6. He continued to write and later published his collection called The Inhabitant of the Lake and Less Welcome Tenants. At the suggestion of August Derleth, he rewrote many of his earliest stories, which he had originally set in the Massachusetts locales of Arkham, Dunwich and Innsmouth, and relocated them to English settings in and around the fictional Gloucestershire city of Brichester. The invented locale of Brichester was deeply influenced by Campbell's native Liverpool, and much of his later work is set in the real locales of Liverpool. In particular, his 2005 novel Secret Stories both exemplifies and satirizes Liverpoolian speech, characters and humor. John Campbell's titles include The Doll Who Ate His Mother, The One Safe Place , The Seven Days of Cain and The Last Revelation of Gla'aki. (Bowker Author Biography)
— biography from The Hungry Moon
… (more)
Disambiguation Notice

Most, but not all, of the Carl Dreadstone books are by Campbell. The authors of the others are unknown.

The Hungry Moon 344 copies, 3 reviews
Ancient Images 320 copies, 5 reviews
Alone with the Horrors 320 copies, 4 reviews
Cold Print 268 copies, 1 review
The Doll Who Ate His Mother 264 copies, 5 reviews
The Darkest Part of the Woods 262 copies, 8 reviews
The Parasite 253 copies, 4 reviews
The Face That Must Die 251 copies, 1 review
Incarnate 236 copies, 1 review
Midnight Sun 234 copies, 3 reviews
The Overnight 229 copies, 10 reviews
The Influence 203 copies, 1 review
New tales of the Cthulhu mythos (Editor) 196 copies, 2 reviews
The Nameless 183 copies, 5 reviews
Demons by Daylight 179 copies, 1 review
Obsession 176 copies, 3 reviews
The Grin of the Dark 153 copies, 8 reviews
Nazareth Hill 151 copies, 2 reviews
Scared Stiff 148 copies
Dark Companions 136 copies, 3 reviews
Ghosts and Grisly Things 125 copies, 1 review
Made in Goatswood (Contributor) 104 copies, 2 reviews
Gathering the Bones (Editor) 101 copies, 1 review
Secret Story 100 copies, 7 reviews
The Long Lost 96 copies
Silent Children 90 copies, 2 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Terror (Editor & Contributor) 90 copies, 1 review
Waking Nightmares 80 copies, 1 review
The Height of the Scream 78 copies, 2 reviews
Best New Horror 1 (Editor; Contributor) 78 copies, 3 reviews
Creatures of the Pool 76 copies, 1 review
Best New Horror 2 (Editor) 71 copies
The Searching Dead 66 copies, 6 reviews
Best New Horror 3 (Editor; Contributor) 60 copies
Holes for Faces 58 copies, 1 review
Ghosts Know 57 copies, 1 review
New Terrors 1 (Editor) 56 copies, 1 review
Pact of the Fathers 52 copies, 2 reviews
Best New Horror 4 (Editor) 47 copies
Best New Horror 5 (Editor; Editor) 47 copies
Fine Frights (Anthology) (Editor) 46 copies, 1 review
The Wise Friend 43 copies, 4 reviews
Thieving Fear 34 copies, 1 review
The Kind Folk 33 copies, 1 review
The Booking 33 copies, 1 review
Thirteen Days by Sunset Beach 32 copies, 3 reviews
Born of the Dark 30 copies, 3 reviews
Vile Things: Extreme Deviations of Horror (Contributor) 30 copies, 2 reviews
The Way of the Worm 29 copies, 2 reviews
Needing Ghosts 27 copies
Just Behind You 27 copies
New Terrors 2 26 copies
Uncanny Banquet 24 copies
Far Away & Never 22 copies, 1 review
The Last Revelation of Gla'aki 22 copies, 1 review
Visions from Brichester 20 copies, 1 review
The Giant Book of Terror (Editor) 19 copies
The Long Way 15 copies
Deathport (Editor) 14 copies
Think Yourself Lucky 14 copies, 3 reviews
The Madness of Dr. Caligari (Contributor) 13 copies
Cut Corners Volume 1 10 copies, 1 review
Inconsequential Tales 9 copies, 1 review
By the Light of My Skull 9 copies, 1 review
The Brood 8 copies
The Pretence 7 copies
Silencio 6 copies
The Chimney 5 copies
The Companion 5 copies, 1 review
Black Wine 5 copies
Respects 4 copies
La setta 4 copies
Napier Court 4 copies
Heading Home 4 copies
The Depths 4 copies
The Gap 3 copies
Der Krieger von Assur (Author) 3 copies
The Hands 3 copies
Down There 3 copies
The Scar 3 copies
Månhunger 3 copies
Night Beat 3 copies
Suspended in Dusk II (Contributor) 3 copies
Boiled Alive 3 copies, 1 review
Meeting The Author 3 copies, 1 review
Call First 3 copies
Drawing In 3 copies
No Strings 3 copies
Imágenes malditas 2 copies, 1 review
The Pattern 2 copies
The tugging 2 copies
Merry May 2 copies
Fellstones 2 copies
Bait 2 copies
The Change 2 copies
The Old Horns 2 copies
Point of View 2 copies
In the Bag 2 copies
Going Under 2 copies
Apples 2 copies
Stages 2 copies
Just Waiting 2 copies
Again 2 copies
Baby 2 copies
Imágenes malditas 1 copy, 1 review
Ultratumba 1 copy
The Trick 1 copy
The Word 1 copy
Dolls 1 copy
Lilith's 1 copy
Ra*e 1 copy
Unblinking 1 copy
A New Life 1 copy
The Fit 1 copy
The Guy 1 copy
The Proxy 1 copy
Sogni neri 1 copy
Conversion 1 copy
Peep 1 copy
Snoepjes 1 copy
Tatters 1 copy
The Winner 1 copy
The Anubis Gates (Introduction, some editions) 3,578 copies, 112 reviews
Swamp Thing Vol. 1: Saga of the Swamp Thing (Foreword, some editions) 1,105 copies, 27 reviews
Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos (Contributor) 918 copies, 3 reviews
The Penguin Book of Vampire Stories (Contributor) 812 copies, 4 reviews
The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories (Contributor) 706 copies, 19 reviews
The Dark Descent (Contributor) 613 copies, 13 reviews
999: New Stories of Horror and Suspense (Contributor) 569 copies, 9 reviews
Dark Forces (Contributor) 517 copies, 6 reviews
Cthulhu 2000 (Contributor) 435 copies, 3 reviews
Poe's Children: The New Horror: An Anthology (Contributor) 421 copies, 14 reviews
100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories (Contributor) 411 copies, 4 reviews
Book of the Dead (Contributor) 354 copies, 4 reviews
Shadow Show (Contributor) 335 copies, 31 reviews
Shadows Over Innsmouth (Contributor; Contributor) 333 copies, 1 review
Now We Are Sick: An Anthology of Nasty Verse (Contributor) 331 copies, 4 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Vampires (Contributor) 320 copies, 5 reviews
100 Ghastly Little Ghost Stories (Contributor) 305 copies, 4 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Haunted House Stories (Contributor) 271 copies, 9 reviews
The Book of Cthulhu (Contributor) 256 copies, 6 reviews
100 Wicked Little Witch Stories (Contributor) 254 copies, 3 reviews
Dark Delicacies (Contributor) 252 copies, 5 reviews
Shelf Life: Fantastic Stories Celebrating Bookstores (Contributor) 242 copies, 9 reviews
Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos: Volume 2 (Contributor) 239 copies, 1 review
October Dreams: A Celebration of Halloween (Contributor) 238 copies, 6 reviews
Dark Entries (Afterword, some editions) 234 copies, 7 reviews
Dark Love (Contributor) 229 copies
Black Wings of Cthulhu: Tales of Lovecraftian Horror (Contributor) 228 copies, 8 reviews
Shudder Again: 22 Tales of Sex and Horror (Contributor) 215 copies, 1 review
100 Vicious Little Vampire Stories (Contributor) 208 copies, 5 reviews
Gallery of Horror (Contributor) 204 copies, 3 reviews
The Disciples of Cthulhu (Contributor) 201 copies, 1 review
The Hastur Cycle (Contributor) 193 copies, 2 reviews
Revelations (Contributor) 193 copies, 2 reviews
Hot Blood: Tales of Provocative Horror (Contributor) 183 copies, 5 reviews
The Starry Wisdom: A Tribute to H.P. Lovecraft (Contributor) 180 copies, 2 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Zombies (Contributor) 180 copies, 2 reviews
Arbor House Treasury of horror and the supernatural (Contributor) 180 copies, 1 review
The New Lovecraft Circle (Contributor) 176 copies, 2 reviews
A Book of Horrors (Contributor) 174 copies, 25 reviews
The Dark (Contributor) 170 copies, 4 reviews
100 Creepy Little Creature Stories (Contributor) 167 copies, 1 review
Dreaming Down-Under (Contributor) 166 copies, 1 review
Haunted Legends (Contributor) 165 copies, 4 reviews
He Is Legend: An Anthology Celebrating Richard Matheson (Introduction) 158 copies, 5 reviews
Cthulhu's Heirs (Contributor) 143 copies
The Museum of Horrors (Contributor) 143 copies, 5 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Wolf Men (Contributor) 140 copies, 3 reviews
The Sword & Sorcery Anthology (Contributor; Contributor) 133 copies, 3 reviews
My Favorite Horror Story (Contributor) 130 copies, 3 reviews
Shub Niggurath Cycle (Contributor) 128 copies, 1 review
Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos (Author) 126 copies
Shadows (Contributor) 124 copies, 2 reviews
Dark Masques (Contributor) 123 copies, 1 review
The Spawn Of Cthulhu (Contributor) 120 copies, 2 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 15 (Contributor) 119 copies, 1 review
Cutting Edge (Contributor) 116 copies
The Azathoth Cycle (Contributor) 116 copies
Night Visions: The Hellbound Heart (Contributor) 114 copies, 4 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 19 (Contributor) 112 copies, 1 review
The Mammoth Book of Monsters (Contributor) 111 copies, 4 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 14 (Contributor) 107 copies, 2 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 20 (Contributor) 104 copies, 2 reviews
The Best Horror of the Year Volume Five (Contributor) 103 copies, 1 review
The Mammoth Book of Dracula (Contributor) 102 copies, 1 review
The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories (Contributor) 102 copies
Silver Scream (Contributor) 99 copies, 2 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 16 (Contributor) 98 copies, 1 review
A Mountain Walked (Contributor) 97 copies, 2 reviews
Swords Against Darkness (Contributor) 96 copies
Fearie Tales (Contributor) 95 copies, 3 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 13 (Contributor) 94 copies, 1 review
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2010 Edition (Contributor) 93 copies, 4 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Frankenstein (Contributor) 91 copies, 1 review
Dark Screams: Volume One (Contributor) 90 copies, 32 reviews
Metahorror (Contributor) 86 copies
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 21 (Contributor) 84 copies, 1 review
Weird Shadows Over Innsmouth (Contributor) 84 copies, 2 reviews
Stranger by Night (Contributor) 83 copies, 1 review
Borderlands 4 (Contributor) 83 copies
Whispers: An Anthology of Fantasy and Horror (Contributor) 82 copies, 1 review
Hot Blood X (Contributor) 81 copies, 1 review
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories: 4 (Contributor) 78 copies
The Mammoth Book of New Terror (Contributor) 77 copies, 3 reviews
The Hastur Cycle, Second Revised Edition (Contributor) 76 copies, 3 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 11 (Contributor) 75 copies, 1 review
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 17 (Contributor) 72 copies, 2 reviews
Scare Care (Contributor) 72 copies
The Horror Hall of Fame (Contributor) 72 copies, 3 reviews
Shadows 4 (Contributor) 72 copies, 2 reviews
Song of Cthulhu (Contributor) 71 copies
65 Great Spine Chillers (Contributor) 68 copies, 2 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 22 (Contributor) 68 copies, 2 reviews
Swords Against Darkness II (Contributor) 66 copies
The Mammoth Book of the Best of Best New Horror (Contributor) 65 copies, 1 review
Dark Cities (Contributor) 65 copies
Swords Against Darkness V (Contributor) 63 copies
The Medusa In The Shield (Dark Descent) (Contributor) 63 copies, 1 review
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 07 (Contributor) 58 copies, 1 review
The Twelve Frights of Christmas (Contributor) 58 copies, 1 review
Cut! Horror Writers on Horror Film (Contributor) 57 copies
100 Astounding Little Alien Stories (Contributor) 56 copies
Post Mortem (Short Stories Anthology) (Contributor) 56 copies, 2 reviews
The Year's Best Horror Stories Series VIII (Contributor) 55 copies, 1 review
100 Twisted Little Tales of Torment (Contributor) 55 copies, 1 review
Horrible Beginnings (Contributor) 55 copies
Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories (Anthology) (Contributor) 55 copies, 3 reviews
Weird Tales, No. 1 (Contributor) 53 copies
Swords against darkness III (Contributor) 53 copies
100 Hilarious Little Howlers (Contributor) 53 copies
The Dead That Walk: Flesh-Eating Stories (Contributor) 52 copies, 1 review
The Hills of the Dead (Introduction, some editions) 51 copies
Visitants (Contributor) 50 copies, 11 reviews
The Best Horror from Fantasy Tales (Contributor; Introduction) 50 copies, 1 review
Crimes of Passion (Contributor) 50 copies, 1 review
The Year's Best Horror Stories: XVIII (Contributor) 50 copies, 2 reviews
Shadows 7 (Contributor) 50 copies
The New Uncanny: Tales of Unease (Contributor) 49 copies, 1 review
New Writings in SF-26 (Contributor) 48 copies
Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth (Contributor) 47 copies, 3 reviews
Dancing With the Dark (Contributor) 46 copies, 1 review
The Mammoth Book of Folk Horror (Contributor) 46 copies, 1 review
The Architecture of Fear (Contributor) 45 copies
Modern Masters of Horror (Contributor) 45 copies
The Year's Best Horror Stories: Series XIII (Contributor) 45 copies, 1 review
The Century's Best Horror Fiction: Volume 2 (Contributor) 44 copies, 1 review
Dead Letters (Contributor) 44 copies
The Year's Best Horror Stories: XIX (Contributor) 44 copies, 1 review
Tales by Moonlight II (Contributor) 44 copies
Nameless Places (Contributor) 44 copies, 1 review
Horror: The Best of the Year, 2006 Edition (Contributor) 44 copies, 1 review
Dead but Dreaming (Anthology) (Contributor) 43 copies, 2 reviews
Halloween Horrors (Contributor) 43 copies
Lost on the Darkside: Voices From The Edge of Horror (Contributor) 43 copies, 2 reviews
The Year's Best Horror Stories: Series X (Contributor) 43 copies, 1 review
Shadows 2 (Contributor) 43 copies, 1 review
Midnight (Contributor) 42 copies, 1 review
Zombies! Zombies! Zombies! (Contributor) 41 copies
Tales of Jack the Ripper (Contributor) 41 copies
Ghosts for Christmas (Contributor) 41 copies, 1 review
Frights (Contributor) 40 copies
Postscripts Magazine, Issue 10 (Contributor) 40 copies
100 Fiendish Little Frightmares (Contributor) 40 copies, 2 reviews
Nightmares (Contributor) 40 copies
Urban Horrors (Contributor) 40 copies, 1 review
Taverns of the Dead (Contributor) 40 copies, 2 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Body Horror (Mammoth Books) (Contributor) 39 copies, 1 review
The Year's Best Horror Stories: XXII (Contributor) 39 copies
The Year's Best Horror Stories: XVI (Contributor) 38 copies
The Complete John Thunstone (Introduction) 38 copies
Best New Horror 6 (Contributor) 38 copies
Year's Best Weird Fiction, Vol. 3 (Contributor) 38 copies, 1 review
Tales From the Forbidden Planet (Contributor) 37 copies
Miscreations: Gods, Monstrosities & Other Horrors (Contributor) 37 copies, 2 reviews
Whispers III (Contributor) 36 copies
Red Jack (Contributor) 35 copies
Curse of the Full Moon: A Werewolf Anthology (Contributor) 35 copies, 1 review
In the Shadow of Frankenstein: Tales of the Modern Prometheus (Contributor; Contributor) 33 copies, 1 review
Touch Wood (Introduction) 33 copies, 1 review
65 Great Murder Mysteries (Contributor) 33 copies
Dark Terrors 3 (Contributor) 32 copies, 2 reviews
Dark Mind, Dark Heart (Contributor) 31 copies
Psychomania: Killer Stories (Contributor) 31 copies, 1 review
Dark Terrors 4 (Contributor) 31 copies
The World's Greatest Ghost Stories (Contributor) 31 copies
Over the Edge (Contributor) 31 copies
The Complete Masters of Darkness (Contributor) 31 copies, 1 review
100 Tiny Tales of Terror (Contributor) 30 copies
Top Fantasy (Contributor) 30 copies
Destination Unknown (Contributor) 29 copies
Best Of Masques (Contributor) 29 copies, 1 review
After Sundown (Fiction Without Frontiers) (Contributor) 28 copies, 3 reviews
After Midnight (Contributor) 27 copies
Best of Shadows (Contributor) 27 copies
British Invasion (Contributor) 27 copies
Haunts: Reliquaries of the Dead (Contributor) 26 copies
Bad Seeds: Evil Progeny (Contributor) 25 copies
Dark Stars: New Tales of Darkest Horror (Contributor) 24 copies, 3 reviews
Dark Terrors 6 (Contributor) 24 copies
The Tindalos Cycle (Contributor) 24 copies, 1 review
Dark Terrors 2 (Contributor) 23 copies
Weird Tales, No. 2 (Contributor) 23 copies
Eldritch Blue: Love & Sex In The Cthulhu Mythos (Contributor) 23 copies, 2 reviews
Nursery Crimes (Contributor) 22 copies, 1 review
Dark Terrors (Contributor) 21 copies
Pigeons From Hell [Graphic Novel] (Introduction) 21 copies
Night chills : stories of suspense and horror (Contributor) 20 copies, 1 review
Dead Souls (Anthology 25-in-1) (Contributor) 20 copies
Julma on rakkaus (Contributor) 19 copies
The Red Brain: Great Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos (Author, some editions) 19 copies
Best British Horror 2014 (Contributor) 19 copies, 1 review
Travellers by Night (Contributor) 19 copies
Summer Chills (Contributor) 17 copies, 1 review
Out of the Ruins: The Apocalyptic Anthology (Contributor) 17 copies, 2 reviews
By Horror Haunted (Contributor) 17 copies
Horrorology (Contributor) 16 copies, 1 review
Suspended In Dusk (Contributor) 16 copies, 1 review
Classic Monsters Unleashed (Contributor) 16 copies, 3 reviews
Dark Voices 2 (Contributor) 15 copies
Beware of the Cat (Contributor) 15 copies, 1 review
Postscripts Magazine, Issue 1 (Contributor) 14 copies
The Best British Short Stories 2012 (Contributor) 14 copies
The Day the Call Came (Introduction, some editions) 13 copies
Dark Voices 3 (Contributor) 12 copies
Acquainted with the Night (Contributor) 12 copies
The Spectral Book of Horror Stories (Contributor) 12 copies
Young Blood (Author) 12 copies
Shadows and Silence (Contributor) 11 copies
The Giant Book of Fantasy Tales (Contributor) 11 copies
Chiral Mad 2 (Anthology) (Contributor) 11 copies, 1 review
Star Book of Horror No. 1 (Contributor) 10 copies
Poe's Progeny (Contributor) 10 copies
Jack the Knife: Tales of Jack the Ripper (Contributor) 9 copies, 1 review
Gaslight and Ghosts (Contributor) 9 copies
Beyond Midnight (Author) 8 copies
Darklands (Foreword) 8 copies
More Devil's Kisses (Contributor) 8 copies
Beware the Dark #1 (Contributor) 8 copies, 1 review
Swords Against the Millennium (Contributor) 7 copies
Brighton Shock (Contributor) 7 copies
Portents (Contributor) 7 copies
Death on Wheels (Contributor) 7 copies
The Best of Whispers (Contributor) 6 copies
Dead Reckonings #1 6 copies, 1 review
Der Cthulhu-Mythos 1976 - 2002 (Contributor) 6 copies, 1 review
UNCERTAINTIES Volume V (Contributor) 5 copies
Beneath the Ground (Contributor) 5 copies
Atlantis ist überall. (Contributor) 5 copies
Cthulhu Deep Down Under Volume 1 (Introduction) 5 copies, 1 review
Terror Tales of the Seaside (Contributor) 5 copies, 1 review
Fantasy Tales Volume 12, No. 5 (Contributor) 4 copies
Keep Out the Night (Contributor) 4 copies
White of the Moon (Contributor) 3 copies, 1 review
15 blizn 3 copies
Noctum Aeternus 1 (Contributor) 3 copies
December Tales (Contributor) 3 copies
The Alchemy Press Book of Horrors (Contributor) 2 copies, 1 review
Scaremongers (Contributor) 2 copies
Fossil Lake (Contributor) 1 copy
20th century (80) anthology (3,918) Arkham House (102) collection (223) comics (164) Cthulhu (231) Cthulhu Mythos (440) ebook (274) fantasy (1,977) fiction (3,388) first edition (85) ghost stories (150) ghosts (135) graphic novel (140) hardcover (100) horror (7,100) Lovecraft (284) Lovecraftian (148) novel (154) own (90) paperback (89) poetry (107) Ramsey Campbell (96) read (276) science fiction (748) sf (321) sff (105) short fiction (116) short stories (2,882) signed (214) speculative fiction (121) steampunk (134) supernatural (150) time travel (317) to-read (2,237) unread (269) vampire (80) vampires (258) weird (100) weird fiction (123)
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Gender
Nationality
Country (for map)
Birthplace
Place of death
Cause of death
Places of residence
Education
Occupations
Relationships
Organizations
Awards and honors
Agents
Short biography
Disambiguation notice
Most, but not all, of the Carl Dreadstone books are by Campbell. The authors of the others are unknown.

LibraryThing Early Reviewers Alum

Ramsey Campbell's book A Book of Horrors was available from LibraryThing Early Reviewers.

Ramsey Campbell's book Shadow Show was available from LibraryThing Early Reviewers.

Ramsey Campbell's book Visitants: Stories of Fallen Angels and Heavenly Hosts was available from LibraryThing Early Reviewers.

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

Member ratings

Average: (3.74)
0.5 10
1 76
1.5 26
2 352
2.5 115
3 1431
3.5 417
4 2092
4.5 204
5 1210

Author pictures (2)

   

(see all 2 author pictures)

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

Ramsey Campbell is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.

Includes

Ramsey Campbell is composed of 13 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 177,070,027 books! | Top bar: Always visible