The Valancourt Book of Horror Stories: Volume One by Michael Blumlein, Florence Marryat, James D. Jenkins, Francis King, Ernest George Henham, Stephen Gregory, Christopher Priest, Hugh Fleetwood, Hugh Walpole, Charles Birkin, Forrest Reid, Richard Marsh, Michael McDowell, Gerald Kersh, Bernard Taylor, Mary Cholmondeley, John Blackburn, Matthew Gregory Lewis, Ryan Cagle

277 pages first pub 2016 (editions)

fiction horror short stories dark mysterious slow-paced


Spanning two hundred years of horror, this new collection features seventeen macabre gems, including two original tales and many others that have never or seldom been reprinted. Table of ContentsForeword by James D. Jenkins and Ryan CagleAunty Gr...

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dark 100%
mysterious 83%
tense 16%


medium 66%
slow 33%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 66% | N/A: 33%

Strong character development?

N/A: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

Loveable characters?

No: 66% | N/A: 33%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 66% | N/A: 33%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 66% | N/A: 33%

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