Books by Nicholas Kaufmann

100 Fathoms Below

The bestselling novel of undersea terror!

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 by Steven L. Kent.


In the Shadow of the Axe

A short Gothic horror novel in the Hammer 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 by Nicholas Kaufmann

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

  • 06/12/2019 — Rat Queens, Vol. 6: The Infernal PathRat Queens, Vol. 6: The Infernal Path by Kurtis J. Wiebe My rating: 4 of 5 stars THE INFERNAL PATH is very welcome return to form after a confusing vol.…Read more »
  • 06/09/2019 — X’s For EyesX’s For Eyes by Laird Barron My rating: 4 of 5 stars This highly enjoyable novella starts off almost as a twisted, satirical take on THE VENTURE BROS., drawing from the same source material — THE HARDY BOYS, JOHNNY QUEST, DOC SAVAGE — before diving into the cosmic weirdness and ecumenically cursed families we’ve come to expect from Laird Barron.…Read more »
  • 06/02/2019 — Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your BonesScary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones by Alvin Schwartz My rating: 4 of 5 stars The stories in this third volume of the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark series are definitely a step up from the second volume, and include a handful of stories that are on par with the first.…Read more »
  • 05/31/2019 — More Scary Stories to Tell in the DarkMore Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz My rating: 3 of 5 stars I found the stories in this second volume of Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories series to be less memorable or interesting than the stories in the first.…Read more »
  • 05/29/2019 — Scary Stories to Tell in the DarkScary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz My rating: 4 of 5 stars I was surprised to find that SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK was a collection of folk tales and campfire tales from around the world rather than the original stories I was expecting, but that turned out to add to my enjoyment whenever I recognized a story.…Read more »