• Hate Until Warm

    OUT NOW: Hate Until Warm

    Hate Until Warm is a violent thriller set in Liverpool and it follows the praised and successful Mortal Shuffle, the debut crime novel of Lawler.

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  • Undead Underneath

    OUT NOW: Undead Underneath

    Undead Underneath is the first zombie novel from Red Rattle Books and it follows the Zombie Bites collection of short stories that was released last year.   Undead Underneath is the debut novel by Jack Swift.  He lives and writes in Liverpool.

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  • Nightmares Ahead

    OUT NOW: Nightmares Ahead

    The latest horror ride from Red Rattle Books, Nightmares Ahead contains 30 horror stories to to ‘harrow the mind.’

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  • Zombie Bites

    OUT NOW: Zombie Bites

    ‘Nothing stinks or burns like dead zombies.  I arrived and saw the black smoke and the bright red flames and I knew.’ Zombie Bites contains 19 brand new horror stories for all fans of the undead.

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    OUT NOW: Mortal Shuffle

    ‘James Ellroy meets The Catcher In The Rye. Original, tense and violent, dark and funny.’ Red Rattle’s first crime novel, and Liverpool author Jim Lawler’s debut novel.

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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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OUT NOW: Undead Underneath and Hate Until Warm

      Camden Passage in Islington has the cobbled street that horror writers cannot resist.  The Elk In The Woods restaurant is on that cobbled street.  Red Rattle Books was at the Elk In The Woods to celebrate the …

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Nightmares Ahead

No-one Can Drive Safely When There Are Nightmares Ahead

Welcome to the latest horror ride from Red Rattle Books, publishers of horror feasts, Dracula’s Midnight Snacks, Zombie Bites and How To Defend Yourself Against Scorpions.  Nightmares Ahead contains 30 horror stories intended to ‘harrow the mind’ and a final …

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Season’s Greetings from Red Rattle

Red Rattle Books wants you to relax this Christmas and survive the festivities. Have some good Christmas food and even treat yourself to that movie you always wanted to see. But if you really want to enjoy Christmas and the …

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Zombie Bites

October 30th – Launch of Zombie Bites

  ‘Nothing stinks or burns like dead zombies.  I arrived and saw the black smoke and the bright red flames and I knew.’   Next week, Red Rattle will launch:   ZOMBIE BITES   A collection of brand new and …

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Mortal Shuffle

OUT NOW: Mortal Shuffle

‘I meant a real policeman, not you Nathan.’   Nathan Wrench is a police detective and a tortured soul. Nathan has a complicated relationship with everyone, especially his girlfriend, Esther Welles.  She reports Nathan to the authorities.  Esther alleges that …

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Latest Releases

Hate Until Warm

Hate Until Warm is a cracking hard-case thriller.'

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Undead Underneath

‘The best British zombie novel ever, Undead Underneath manages to satisfy zombie fans and be very different.’

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Nightmares Ahead

Nightmares Ahead will chill, shock, surprise and delight.

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Zombie Bites

19 brand new horror stories for all fans of the undead.

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Dracula's Midnight Snacks

'Dracula's Midnight Snacks' is a collection of 14 stories of 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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