• How to Defend Yourself Against Scorpions

    How To Defend Yourself Against Scorpions

    How To Defend Yourself Against Scorpions offers for the first time in the English language an extensive selection of the very best stories from the formidable talent of acclaimed Argentinean author, Fernando Sorrentino.

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  • Dracula Telegraph

    Red Rattle releases two new vampire volumes

    On Thursday 19th September, Red Rattle launched our latest titles to add to our horror collection, ‘Dracula’s Midnight Snacks‘, a collection of original vampire fiction, and ‘Telegraph for Garlic‘, in-depth analysis of Stoker’s ‘Dracula’. Read all about it…

     

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  • Innocent Mosquitoes

    Innocent Mosquitoes

    Reluctant traveller Alfred visits Canudos in the backlands of Brazil. He completes his 11,000 mile journey and eventually understands his compulsion to commemorate a tragedy that happened in distant Bahia. Not only a guide to Brazil, it is a tale of innocence, corruption and horror.

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Welcome to Red Rattle Books, an independent publishing company based in London and Liverpool.

Here you can find information on who we are, our latest titles, how to contact us and guidelines for manuscript submissions, press enquiries and book orders.

Red Rattle Books specialises in quality crime, horror, and the odd surprise. Providing a platform for new and talented authors, we produce contemporary fiction as well as non-fiction books which push the boundaries of traditional genres.

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How to Defend Yourself Against Scorpions

New Release: How to Defend Yourself Against Scorpions

How To Defend Yourself Against Scorpions is the latest book to be released by Red Rattle Books.   How To Defend Yourself Against Scorpions offers for the first time in the English language an extensive selection of the very best …

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Kindle

New Deal For Red Rattle Kindles

We are pleased to announce that all Red Rattle titles are now available on Kindle in the UK, Europe, Japan and the United States. Red Rattle Books prices Kindle editions slightly below 50% of the paperback price but look out …

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Dracula Telegraph

Praise for Dracula’s Midnight Snacks and Telegraph For Garlic

Dracula’s Midnight Snacks   ‘Excellent and original addition to the genre.’ ‘As much about humans waiting for death as vampires clinging to life … disturbing homage to Waiting For Godot.’ ‘A satisfying collection, which entertains and unsettles in equal parts.’ …

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Zombie competition

Writers wanted for new zombie anthology

The horror continues! Red Rattle and Spooky Isles are searching again for contributors to a new horror book. Following the successful reception of ‘Dracula’s Midnight Snacks’, we are already preparing the next collection in this really rattling spooky series. Now, …

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Howard Jackson

Interview with Howard Jackson, author and Red Rattle Editor

  Can we start with something that you said at the launch of ‘Telegraph For Garlic’ and ‘Dracula’s Midnight Snacks?’  You said that after the Internet, literature would follow the fine arts into the art gallery. What did you mean? I …

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Latest Releases

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How A Left Wing Elvis Fan Survived 12 Months Of Neo-Conservatism

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Dracula's Midnight Snacks

'Dracula's Midnight Snacks' is a collection of fourteen stories of original vampire fiction.

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Telegraph for Garlic

‘Telegraph For Garlic’ is a collection of original academic analysis of the novel 'Dracula'.

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How to Defend Yourself Against Scorpions

Strange and unforgettable supernatural tales from Argentina.

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Frankenstein Galvanized

Frankenstein Galvanized stands out from the numerous publications of Shelley’s story

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Innocent Mosquitoes

Much more than a factual description of his travels, we share the author’s encounters with danger, poverty and ill health

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