by Stephen Volk
(novella, Gray Friar Press, 2009)

*Shortlisted for the Shirley Jackson Award
*Shortlisted for the British Fantasy Award

(cover photograph: Charlie Hey) 

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Welcome to Shewstone House Hotel. One of those quiet places.

An oasis of calm to escape the stresses and anxieties of modern living.

Where a non-paying guest waits for his next victim...

"Vardøger" is Gray Matter Novella #5 in the series (after "Rain" by Conrad Williams, "Hard Roads" by Steve Vernon, "The Appetite" by Nicholas Royle, and "Groaning Shadows" by Paul Finch).

100 signed limited hardbacks/ 300 unsigned trade paperbacks

"This debut novella from veteran screenwriter Stephen (Ghostwatch) Volk wastes no time: the storytelling is swift and its terrors are positively Serling-esque... With abundant frights, Vardøger is sure to leave even the lost stalwart reader unsettled." Rue Morgue Magazine

"Fully as cunning and frightening as any of his previous work"

Interview by Charles Tan on the Shirley Jackson Awards blog