Timeline of Werewolf Fiction Books – Werewolves Through History

Below is a list of popular werewolf fiction books. A sort of list of werewolves throughout history in literary form:

  • Metamorphoses by ovid features King Lycaon (Arcadia) – Greek Mythology, Arcadian King Lycaon killed and served Zeus’ son to him in a meal. Zeus transformed him into a wolf and killed his 50 sons.

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  • The Satyricon by Petronius (approx. 61 AD)
  • “Bisclavret” from Lais by Marie de France (approx. 1175)
  • Melion (approx. 1200)
  • Guillaume de Palerme (approx. 1200)
  • Single line reference, Thomas Malory, Le Morte d’Arthur translated Death of Arthur (1469–1470), “Sir Marrok the good knight that was betrayed with his wyf for she made hym seven yere a werwolf.”
  • The Damnable Life and Death of Stubbe Peeter by George Boren (1590)
  • “The Man-Wolf” by Leitch Ritchie (1831)
  • “Hughes the Wer-Wolf: A Kentish Legend of the Middle Ages” by Sutherland Menzies (1838)
  • “The White Wolf of the Hartz Mountains” from The Phantom Ship by Frederick Marryat (1839),  a female werewolf inhabits the Harz Mountains in Germany.
  • Wagner the Wehr-Wolf by G. W. M. Reynolds (1848)
  • The Wolf-Leader (Fr: Le Meneur de loups), Alexandre Dumas, père (1857)
  • “The Man-Wolf” (Fr: “Hugues-le-loup”) by Erckmann-Chatrian (1859) set in Black Forest of Germany, features noble house with ancestral lycanthropic curse.
  • “Lokis” by Prosper Mérimée (1869)
  • “The White Wolf of Kostopchin” by Sir Gilbert Campbell (1889)
  • “A Pastoral Horror” by Arthur Conan Doyle (1890)
  • “The Mark of the Beast” by Rudyard Kipling (1891)
  • “The Eyes of the Panther” by Ambrose Bierce (1891)
  • The Were-Wolf by Housman
  • The Other Side: A Breton Legend by Count Eric Stanislaus Stenbock (1893)
  • The Were-Wolf by Clemence Housman (1896)
  • The Greek Myths by Robert Graves features King Lycaon
  • “The Werwolves” (sic) by H. Beaugrand (1898)
  • The Camp of the Dog by Algernon Blackwood (1908)
  • Gabriel-Ernest and “The She-Wolf” by Saki (H. H. Munro) (1910)
  • The Thing in the Woods by Margery Williams (1913, reprinted in 1924 under the pseudonym “Harper Williams”)
  • The Door of the Unreal by Gerald Biss (1919)
  • “Running Wolf” by Algernon Blackwood (1921) set in Canadian wilderness features a native American werewolf.
  • “The Phantom Farmhouse” by Seabury Quinn (1923)
  • The Werewolf of Ponkert by H. Warner Munn (1925, collected 1958)
  • “Wolfshead” by Robert E. Howardnovelette first published in Weird Tales April 1926.
  • Sudenmorsian by Aino Kallas (1928)  Finnish werewolf tale translated to English inThe Wolf’s Bride by Alex Matson, 1930.
  • The White Robe by James Branch Cabell (1928).
  • “The Master of the House” by Oliver Onions (1929)
  • “The Wolf of St. Bonnot” by Seabury Quinn (1930)
  • The Wolf in the Garden by Alfred H. Bill (1931) set in post-Revolutionary New York.
  • “Tarnhelm” by Hugh Walpole (1933)
  • The Werewolf of Paris by Guy Endore (1933)
  • “Death of a Poacher” by H. Russell Wakefield (1935)
  • “The Point of Thirty Miles” by T. H. White (1935)
  • The Undying Monster: a Tale of the Fifth Dimension by Jessie Douglas Kerruish (1936)
  • Grey Shapes by Jack Mann (Evelyn Charles Vivian) (1937)
  • “The Hairy Ones Shall Dance” by Manly Wade Wellman (1938)
  • Darker Than You Think, a werewolf classic by Jack Williamson (1940, expanded 1948)
  • The White Wolf by Franklin Gregory (1941)
  • The Compleat Werewolf by Anthony Boucher (1942)
  • “The Kill” by Peter Fleming (1942)
  • “The Refugee” by Jane Rice (1943)
  • “Eena” by Manly Banister (1947)
  • “There Shall Be No Darkness” by James Blish (1950)
  • “Wolves Don’t Cry” by Bruce Elliott (1954)
  • “The Hunt” by Joseph Payne Brennan (1958)
  • Invaders from the Dark by Greye La Spina (1960)
  • Three Hearts and Three Lions by Poul Anderson (1961)
  • Operation Chaos by Poul Anderson (1971)
  • “Reflections for the Winter of My Soul” by Karl Edward Wagner (1973)
  • “Lila the Werewolf” by Peter S. Beagle (1974)
  • “The Hero as Werwolf” by Gene Wolfe (1975)
  • Lisa Kane by Richard A. Lupoff (1976)
  • The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien (1977)
  • The WolfMan by Carl Dreadstone (1977)
  • The Werewolf of London by Carl Dreastone (1977)
  • The Howling (1977) by Gary Brandner and its sequels
  • The Wolfen by Whitley Strieber (1978) portrays werewolves as predators of humanity, acting as a “natural” control on their population
  • The Nightwalker by Thomas Tessier (1979) features a deranged Vietnam Vet resident in London who transforms into a werewolf.
  • “The Company of Wolves”, “The Werewolf” and “Wolf-Alice”, collected in the book The Bloody Chamber (1979) by Angela Carter
  • Tales of the Werewolf Clan, Volume 1, In the Tomb of the Bishop by H. Warner Munn (1979)
  • Tales of the Werewolf Clan, Volume 2, The Master Goes Home (1980)
  • “The Book of the Beast” trilogy: The Orphan (1980), The Captive (1981)
  • The Beast by Robert Stallman (1982)
  • The Beast Within (1981) by Edward Levy
  • Blood Fever (1982) by Kit Reed
  • The Discworld (1983–) series by Terry Pratchett
  • The Talisman (1983), co-written by Stephen King and Peter Straub
  • The Godforsaken by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (1983)
  • The Wolf’s Hour by Robert R. McCammon (1984)
  • Cycle of the Werewolf, an illustrated novel by Stephen King (1985)
  • The Dark Cry of the Moon by Charles L. Grant (1986)
  • Werewolves by Jane Yolen, ed. (1988)
  • Wolf Moon by Charles de Lint (1988)
  • “The Skin Trade” by George R.R. Martin (1989)
  • “The Manipulator” by Dana Brookins (1989)
  • Howling Mad by Peter David (1989)
  • Moon Dance (1989) by S.P. Somtow follows the immigration of a motley group of European werewolves to colonial America, where they confront disturbed human characters as well as Native American werewolves.
  • Tamed by Douglas R. Brown involves werewolves which are sold as pets.
  • The Werewolves of London by Brian Stableford (1990)
  • WerewolveSS by Jerry Ahern and Sharon Ahern (1990)
  • The Ultimate Werewolf by Harlan Ellison, ed. (1991)
  • The Wild (1991) by Whitley Strieber portrays the werewolf as a medium through which to bring human intelligence and spirit back into nature.
  • Animals (1992) by John Skipp and Craig Spector
  • Blood Trail by Tanya Huff (1992) is Volume 2 in Huff’s vampire series. This instalment deals with a werewolf clan.
  • Wild Blood by Nancy A. Collins (1993)
  • Wolf Kill by Gregg Almquist
  • The Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series (1993 onwards) by Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Thor (novel) by Wayne Smith (1994) has a German Shepherd who protects his family from a relative who was infected by a werewolf. This was the basis for the movie Bad Moon.
  • Women Who Run with the Werewolves by Pam Keesey (1995)
  • Nadya – The Wolf Chronicles by Pat Murphy (1996) is about a race of European werewolves who immigrate to the United States in the nineteenth century.
  • The Werewolf Chronicles by Rodman Philbrick and Lynn Harnett (1996)
  • Harry Potter series (1997–2007) J.K. Rowling
  • Return of The Wolfman by Jeff Rovin (1998)
  • The Silver Wolf (1998) by Alice Borchardt follows the lives of several werewolves in ancient Rome and Ireland. It was followed by:
    Night of the Wolf (1999)
    The Wolf King
  • The Werewolf Book by Brad Steiger (1999)
  • Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause (1999)
  • Touch of the Wolf by Susan Krinard (1999) is first in a series of historical werewolf novels.
  • Murcheston: The Wolf’s Tale by David Holland (2000)
  • The series Prowlers (2001–2) by Christopher Golden
  • Fool Moon by Jim Butcher, book two of The Dresden Files (2001)
  • Summer Knight by Jim Butcher, book four of The Dresden Files (2003
  • Bitten by Kelley Armstrong (2001).
  • Wolf’s Trap by WD Gagliani (2003, 2006, 2012) was a Bram Stoker Award finalist, and is first in the Nick Lupo series of werewolf horror-thrillers.
  • The Essential Guide to Werewolf Literature by Brian Frost (2003)
  • World of the Lupi series by Eileen Wilks (2003–present)
  • The Crimson City series by Liz Maverick, Marjorie Liu, Patti O’Shea, and Carolyn Jewel (2005–present)
  • Maximum Ride series by James Patterson features genetically engineered werewolves called “Erasers” as antagonists (2005–6).
  • The Demonata series by Darren Shan (2005–6)
  • The Wolf Man: Hunter’s Moon by Michael Jan Friedman (2007)
  • The Wolfman by Nicholas Pekearo (2009)
  • Wolf’s Gambit by WD Gagliani (2009)
  • Werewolf Smackdown: A Novel by Mario Acevedo (2010),
  • Overwinter by David Wellington (2010), sequel to Frostbite.
  • Jane Slayre by Charlotte Brontë and Sherri Browning Erwin (2010)
  • Wolf’s Bluff by WD Gagliani (2011) is third in the Nick Lupo series.
  • Being Human series by Simon Guerrier, Mark Michalowski and James Gross (2010)
  • The Road by Simon Guerrier (2010)
  • Chasers by Mark Michalowski (2010)
  • Bad Blood by James Gross (2010)
  • Grave Expectations by Charles Dickens and Sherri Browning Erwin (2011)
  • Saamaanthaa by d. t. neal (2011)
  • “A Death by the Sea” by Cooper Renner (2011)
  • “A Spurious Death in a Foreign Country” by Cooper Renner (2011)
  • The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan (2011)
  • Wolf’s Edge by WD Gagliani (2012) is fourth in the Nick Lupo series.
  • High Moor by Graeme Reynolds (novel, 2012)
  • The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice (novel, 2012)
  • Changes: A Werewolf’s Saga Part 1 by Michael Lampman (novel, 2012)
  • The Pack: A Werewolf’s Saga Part 2 by Michael Lampman (novel, 2012)
  • Redemption: A Werewolf’s Saga Part 3 by Michael Lampman (novel, 2012)
  • Wolf Hunter by J.L. Benét (2012)
  • The Wanderer Awakens: A Werewolf’s Saga Part 4 by Michael Lampman (novel, 2012)
  • City Under the Moon by Hugh Sterbakov (2012)
  • The Were-Dwarf by Johnny Mains (2012)
  • Hemlock Grove by Brian McGreevy (2012)
  • High Moor 2: Moonstruck by Graeme Reynolds (novel, 2013)
  • Darkness Rises A Werewolf’s Saga Part 5 by Michael Lampman (novel, 2013)
  • Fox Run, the first book in the Madison Wolves series by Robin Roseau (2013),
  • Wolf’s Cut by WD Gagliani (2014)
  • The Seventh Sons (Sycamore Moon Book 1)
  • The Blood of Brothers (Sycamore Moon Book 2) by Domino Finn (2014)
  • Lycanthropy (Licantropía) by Carles Terès (2012)
  • Howling Changes by W. Dockemeyer (2015)
  • The Wolf of Dorian Gray – A Werewolf Spawned by the Evil of Man by Brian S. Ference (2016)