Zoggie, does it have to be horror? If your library is typical, it’ll have King, Koontz and Rice. Maybe John Saul or V. C. Andrews. <shudder>
soccer hooligan is right on with his James Clavell suggestions – esp. Shogun. Every library has Clavell. Don’t be sidetracked to Michener – not the same, unless you’re judging solely by weight.
I think the soccer dude also mentioned Gary Jennings in another book thread. Aztec is a page-turner, if a bit bloody.
How about some Ken Follett? But not The Third Twin, or his newest. Anything else is fine. Have you read David Martin or Christopher Moore yet? I would have suggested Joe Lansdale and just left it at that, but your library probably doesn’t have him. Or George R. R. Martin.
Trevanian is tops too – esp. The Summer of Katya and Incident at Twenty-Mile.
I’m on a Theodore Sturgeon binge right now – see if your library has any of his short story collections. He’ll break your heart.
Pundit Lisa’s list is excellent, esp. Lonesome Dove and Memoirs. (I’d take a pass on Outlander though – and I really wanted to like that series.)
Come back and let us know what you found, okay?