Barnes & Noble Exclusive Editions Bring Out of Print Horror Novels Back from the Dead


Many Paperbacks from Hell readers have felt the urge to get their hands on the lost, pulpy titles featured in the book. A small Richmond, VA press by the name of Valancourt Books has been answering the demand and bringing them back from the dead. Now they’re teaming up with Quirk Books and Barnes & Noble to deliver exclusive editions to readers.

Featuring funny and engaging introductions by Grady Hendrix, Barnes & Noble readers will finally be able to get their hands on trade paperback editions of these wild and horrifying novels.





The Auctioneer by Joan Samson

A claustrophobically terrifying tale of a small town that turns against itself as the citizens are seduced by the what-if games of the charismatic Perly Dunsmore.

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Let’s Go Play at the Adams’ by Mendel W. Johnson

You may want to take some advice from The Last House on the Left while you read Mendel W. Johnson’s thriller: to keep from fainting, keep repeating, “It’s only a book…only a book…only a book…”

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Hell Hound by Ken Greenhall 

Pre-dating Stephen King’s Cujo by several years, Greenhall’s titular Bull Terrier is not a good boy, but he does have one of the most chillingly unique narrative POVs in horror.

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When Darkness Loves Us by Elizabeth Engstrom

Two “good girl” protagonists descend into some very dark places in this novel of comprised of two novellas.

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And the book that inspired the series!

Paperbacks from Hell by Grady Hendrix

Take a tour through the horror paperback novels of two iconic decades . . . if you dare. Page through dozens and dozens of amazing book covers featuring well-dressed skeletons, evil dolls, and knife-wielding killer crabs! Read shocking plot summaries that invoke devil worship, satanic children, and haunted real estate!

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