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Valancourt Books  Valancourt Books is an independent small press located in Richmond, VA. We specialize in the rediscovery of rare, neglected, and out-of-print fiction.

If you need something more unsettling this week than Thanksgiving dinner with your in-laws, we've got you covered. Gobble up these two volumes of strange tales, only $2.99 each on Kindle, for a limited time only! 🦃

Our new international series arrives in early 2019 with these first two entries: a 1910 collection of macabre & morbid tales by Belgian writer Felix Timmermans and a 1960 Flemish magical realist classic by Hubert Lampo!

Now available in audiobook format narrated by Matt Godfrey!
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‘[A] first-class terror story with a relentless focus that would have made Edgar Allan Poe proud.’ - New York Times .
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A young family receives a surprise when old Uncle Ian dies and leaves them a cottage in north Wales. For Ian’s nephew and his wife Ann, it seems a stroke of incredible good fortune, enabling them to leave their life in the city for a newfound freedom in the remote seaside cottage. There’s just one catch. Uncle Ian’s will has an unusual condition: the couple must care for his pet cormorant or forfeit the bequest. The will’s provision seems harmless enough at first, but when their young son Harry develops a strange fascination for the increasingly sinister and malevolent bird, they soon find that Uncle Ian’s gift may not be a blessing, but a curse.

THE CORMORANT (1986), Stephen Gregory’s first novel, received widespread critical acclaim, winning the Somerset Maugham Award and earning comparisons to the works of Poe. This edition includes a new introduction by the author, in which he reveals the inspirations for this bleak and haunting tale.
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Our printing company is backing up for the holidays so if you want our new collection of Victorian Christmas ghost stories you should order early! FREE SHIPPING for all orders in the US and UK through our website. Orders over $100 will receive expedited shipping at no additional charge. 🎄 👻

In today's mail: the English translation of Swedish horror author @matsstrandberg_ ‘s Färjan (Blood Cruise). Mindless Swedes drink themselves into a zombie-like state on a booze cruise between Sweden and Finland. Unbeknownst to them there's a bloodthirsty monster on board, but ironically, the undead creature's bite won't leave them much more bestial or brain-dead than they were to start with. A clever mix of horror and humor with tons of blood and a generous dose of cruise ship karaoke. I got Jay a copy in Swedish for his birthday earlier this year and he liked it so much he said I had to read the English version. 🚢 🍸 💀

“Genuine horror ... it will keep you from sleeping for some time.” – New Yorker
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“A story distorted into real horror ... Marlowe shows a new way to make flesh creep.” – Time Magazine
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Everything seems to be going right for Julian Spencer. The brilliance of the young composer’s work is beginning to be recognized, and he is engaged to marry a beautiful woman. There’s just one thing that stands in the way of his happiness. In the attic, behind a locked door, lives Julian’s monstrous half-brother, the deformed result of a mad scientist’s botched experiment, a creature with a ravenous, insatiable appetite for raw, bloody meat . . .
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G. S. Marlowe’s bizarre horror novel I AM YOUR BROTHER (1935) was published to positive reviews from bemused critics, who admitted they had no idea what the book was actually about, and became a cult favorite in the 1930s. This edition reproduces the original jacket art by Rex Whistler and includes a new introduction by Phil Baker, who casts a new light on the book’s obscure author.
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Now available for pre-order with FREE shipping via our website. Bernard Taylor, one of the best writers of the '70s and '80s horror boom and whose horror classics we've been republishing, is back with a new book, appropriately titled THE COMEBACK. It's a psychological thriller, full of twists and turns, and sure to be enjoyed by those who have loved his other books. More info & links on our website (sorry, our edition is not available to customers in the UK).
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Perfect reading for a cold November night: Hugh Walpole's collection of literary supernatural fiction ALL SOULS' NIGHT (1933). Available in paperback, ebook, and audiobook.
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“All these [tales] are excellent and ‘The Silver Mask’ an absolute masterpiece, so eerily inexorable in its development that it should be as famous as Shirley Jackson’s ‘The Lottery’ or Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s ‘The Yellow Wallpaper.’ ” - Michael Dirda, Washington Post
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Hugh Walpole (1884-1941) was one of the most popular and prolific English authors of his time, best known for his historical fiction and novels for boys. But it was in the field of the macabre and supernatural that Walpole was at his best, and this collection of sixteen tales contains many of his finest, including the classic werewolf story ‘Tarnhelm’; the oft-anthologized ‘The Little Ghost’; ‘The Snow’, a chilling story of vengeance from beyond the grave; and perhaps the highlight of the collection, ‘The Silver Mask’.
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Detail from one of the woodcuts from the first book in our new series of translated fiction, INTIMATIONS OF DEATH (1910) by the Belgian (Flemish) writer Felix Timmermans, a collection of Gothic and psychological horror stories in the tradition of Poe, translated by Paul Vincent and coming in early 2019.

“At that instant, the head flopped sideways towards me and the mouth opened uttering a low groan ... I stood trembling and as I looked down saw something appear at the corner of the pouting mouth. It was a worm. Thin, red, and no more than two inches long, its loathsome body spilled over the dead lips and dropped to the ground.”
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Written by screenwriter Christopher Wood (The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker) under the pseudonym James R. Montague – an homage to the great ghost story writer M. R. James – WORMS (1979) is a rediscovered horror gem that will make your skin crawl.
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Now through Dec. 31, we are offering free US & UK shipping on all orders placed on the Valancourt Books website, with no minimum purchase. UK orders will ship from the UK. Grab some holiday gifts early! 📚 🎉 .
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