Books by Nicholas Kaufmann

100 Fathoms Below

The bestselling novel of undersea terror. Nominated for a Dragon Award.

Something monstrous and unnatural is stalking the crew of a US nuclear submarine trapped in Soviet waters during the height of the Cold War. Co-written with Steven L. Kent.


In the Shadow of the Axe

A gothic horror novel in the Hammer Horror tradition. Features an Introduction by multiple award-winning author Laird Barron.

Named one of Wag the Fox’s top 13 books of 2016.

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Die and Stay Dead

The pulse-pounding sequel to Dying Is My Business.

Dying is My Business by Nicholas Kaufmann

Dying is My Business

Selected for the Los Angeles Times Holiday Book Gift Guide 2013. Named one of Vampire Book Club’s Best Books of 2013. Chosen as one of Badass Book Reviews’ Badass Best of 2013.

Still Life: Nine Stories

Stories of horror and suspense, seven previously published and two original to this collection.

Selected as The Horror Fiction Review’s Book of the Month. Included in Nick Cato’s Top Ten Books of 2012. Named one of Wag The Fox’s Fave Five of 2012.

Chasing the Dragon

Nominated for an International Thriller Writers Award and a Shirley Jackson Award.

Hunt at World’s End

A rip-snorting standalone adventure in the thrilling Gabriel Hunt series.

General Slocum's Gold by Nicholas Kaufmann

General Slocum’s Gold

Nominated for a Bram Stoker Award.

Selected as’s Best Short Story of 2007. Named one of Brian Keene’s Top 10 Books of 2007. Included in Gary Braunbeck’s “Best Of” Reading List for 2007. Named Best Novella of the Year by the Belleville News-Democrat’s Culture Geek Blog.

Jack Haringa Must Die by Nicholas Kaufmann

Jack Haringa Must Die!: Twenty-Eight Original Tales of Madness, Terror and Strictly Grammatical Murder

A benefit anthology for the Shirley Jackson Awards, featuring twenty-eight original tales by Jack Ketchum, Christopher Golden, Brian Keene, Craig Shaw Gardner, Laird Barron and many more.

Walk in Shadows by Nicholas Kaufmann

Walk in Shadows: Collected Stories

Nine previously published stories and two never-before-seen originals.




News & Updates

  • 09/17/2020 — Harrow County, Vol. 2: Twice ToldHarrow County, Vol. 2: Twice Told by Cullen Bunn My rating: 5 of 5 stars Emmy’s long-lost twin sister Kammi visits Harrow County to meet her sister and claim her power, setting off a dark chain of events that turns the haints against Emmy.…Read more »
  • 09/09/2020 — Underworld DreamsUnderworld Dreams by Daniel Braum My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is Daniel Braum’s best collection yet, filled with stories that exhibit a masterful sense of ambiguity and explore the tension between the personal and the profound.…Read more »
  • 08/28/2020 — Harrow County, Vol. 1: Countless HaintsHarrow County, Vol. 1: Countless Haints by Cullen Bunn My rating: 5 of 5 stars A fun, fast-moving setup to what I expect will be a highly enjoyable series, COUNTLESS HAINTS combines writer Cullen Bunn’s masterful use of atmosphere and setting with artist Tyler Crook’s vibrant watercolor illustrations to create something truly compelling.…Read more »
  • 08/26/2020 — Survivor SongSurvivor Song by Paul Tremblay My rating: 5 of 5 stars Paul Tremblay steps away from the ambiguous, maybe-supernatural horror novels he’s been writing over the past few years to present a realistic tale of survival amid a scientifically-based epidemic.…Read more »
  • 08/11/2020 — The Scariest Part: David Mack Talks About THE SHADOW COMMISSIONThis week on The Scariest Part, I’m delighted to host my good friend David Mack, whose latest novel is The Shadow Commission, the third volume in the Dark Arts series. …Read more »