• Book Reviews

    {Review} THE CORMORANT, by Stephen Gregory

    THE CORMORANT by Stephen Gregory Published by Valancourt Books on April 28, 2013 Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Gothic, Suspense, Thriller Pages: 147 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon '[An] artful first novel, reminiscent of the tales of Poe . . . Gregory uses a low-key style and subtle lyricism to build an atmosphere of nightmarish horror in a tale that could become a classic.' - Publishers Weekly '[A] first-class terror story with a relentless focus that would have made Edgar Allan Poe proud.' - New York Times '[N]o summary can do justice to the subtlety of Gregory's first novel, with its fresh, vivid, sensual prose and its superb descriptive and evocative…

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    {Interview} Matt Godfrey, (Narrator Extraordinaire), Chats with Horror After Dark!

    by Matt Godfrey Genres: Contemporary, Dark Fiction, Fiction, Mystery, Occult & Supernatural, Psychological Horror   I somehow had the pleasure of getting to know Matt Godfrey and his work through Goodreads and through Valancourt Books. (Click to read our interview with Valancourt.) I don’t remember exactly how we met but since then, I’ve listened to many of Matt’s excellent narrations, the latest of which, Blackwater by Michael McDowell, is a true delight! Since Matt is from Alabama, he was the perfect, logical choice for this book, set near the banks of the Perdido River in Perdido, Alabama. Speaking of Alabama, please join me as I get to know Matt and…

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    {Review} Wicked Stepmother by Michael McDowell and Dennis Schuetz

    by Michael McDowell Published by Valancourt Books on April 5, 2016 Genres: Crime, Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Law & Crime, Psychological Horror Pages: 232 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon Goodreads Seducing a proper Bostonian was easy. Making him die of a heart attack a week after the wedding was hardly any trouble at all. Now she has money, social status, everything she has cunningly schemed to get since she was a poor little girl. Everything except the Brookline mansion and the multi-million dollar trust fund left to the three children. But what wicked stepmother couldn't get rid of three children? Jonathan, too smart for his own good and suspicious about…

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    {Interview} Valancourt Books Talks To Horror After Dark

    Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Gay Literature, Gothic, Horror, Supernatural, Thriller, Victorian We’re re-posting this interview, since Halloween is almost upon us, and Valancourt has a few exciting new releases, which you’ll find at the bottom of this post! About a year ago a Goodreads friend messaged me to let me know about Valancourt Books. I remember discovering that they had recently published “The Amulet” by Michael McDowell and how excited I was since I had been searching for the book for two years. A few months later and I saw that they were on Goodreads and a wonderful relationship was born. Let me tell you what they do. Valancourt brings books…

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    {Review} Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco

    by Robert Marasco Published by Valancourt Books on 3/17/2015 Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Occult & Supernatural, Supernatural, Thriller Pages: 240 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon Goodreads Ben and Marian Rolfe are desperate to escape a stifling summer in their tiny Brooklyn apartment, so when they get the chance to rent a mansion in upstate New York for the entire summer for only $900, it’s an offer that’s too good to refuse. There’s only one catch: behind a strange and intricately carved door in a distant wing of the house lives elderly Mrs. Allardyce, and the Rolfes will be responsible for preparing her meals. But Mrs. Allardyce never seems to…