From the pages of Grady Hendrix's best-selling Paperbacks from Hell (Quirk Books, 2017), Valancourt Books is pleased to announce a new limited series of five long-unavailable paperback horror gems from the '70s and '80s, chosen by Grady Hendrix and Will Errickson (Too Much Horror Fiction).  All five titles will be available for a limited time in a special mass-market size format, and in some cases will feature their original glorious paperback cover art. Each book will feature a brand-new introduction written specially for this edition by either Hendrix or Errickson.



THE NEST  by Gregory A. Douglas, introduced by Will Errickson

t was just an ordinary garbage dump on peaceful Cape Cod. No one ever imagined that conditions were perfect for breeding, that it was a warm womb, fetid, moist, and with food so plentiful that everything creeping, crawling, and slithering could gorge to satiation. Then a change in poison control was made, resulting in an unforeseen mutation. Now the giant mutant cockroaches are ready to leave their nest--in search of human flesh!

WHEN DARKNESS LOVES US by Elizabeth Engstrom, introduced by Grady Hendrix

Sally Ann and Martha. Two Women, searching for love. Finding Terror. During a terrifying storm, a gentle childhood is destroyed by a twisted man who promises love but delivers nightmare. In the lightless depths of an underground labyrinth, unseen creatures lie in wait for an innocent traveler, cold skeletal hands stretched out in welcome.

THE TRIBE by Bari Wood, introduced by Grady Hendrix


Highly acclaimed when first published in 1981, The Tribe follows a group of Jewish people who not only survive the concentration camps, but thrive. Their secret follows them to modern-day Brooklyn, where they continue their relationship and keep their deadly cabal until one day a new threat arrives... Drawing on Jewish mythology and folklore, the novel also combines well-drawn characters and police procedural to create a memorable and humane horror novel. 

THE SPIRIT by Thomas Page, introduced by Grady Hendrix

It's the stuff of nightmares and legends. It has many names: Bigfoot... Yeti... Sasquatch. But whatever it is, it's out there in the woods, and very dangerous. For John Moon, a half-Indian, it holds the key to his inner self. He worships its power and he'll kill to protect it. Desperate, exhausted, half-starved, Moon will follow wherever it goes.

THE REAPING by Bernard Taylor, introduced by Will Errickson

Tom Rigby couldn't believe his luck when he was commissioned to paint a portrait at Woolvercome House. But strange, inexplicable events in the secluded country mansion soon changed his mind. And the longer he stayed  there, the deeper Tom was drawn into an impenetrable maze of horror.