The Tales of Victor Coachman

The first collection of horror and dark contemporary fantasy by Birney Reed.
The first collection of horror and dark contemporary fantasy by Birney Reed.


There’s a matter-of-factness to Reed’s writing that works well with the subject matter. When everyone sounds so clear, so sensible, so believable, what hope is there that we might escape the insanity?

-Kate Genet,

The Tales of Victor Coachman, by Birney Reed

Released Oct. 28, 2014

In this ‘meta collection’ of dark contemporary fantasy, a series of loosely tied tales of dark fiction and supernatural encounters are strung together as the work of fictional writer Victor Coachman. But it is not just his stories themselves that are presented in this book, but their consequences for both the writer and his fate.

The Tales of Victor Coachman is a single author collection presenting 13 original stories of modern fantasy, horror, and the supernatural from Columbus Ohio author Birney Reed, collected in print for the first time. The book features cover illustration and design by Spanish surrealist Mario Nevado.


About the Author

As a self proclaimed “jack of all trades” and master of none, Birney Reed has worked as a dishwasher, an actor, singer, truck driver, short order cook, bartender, salesperson and CEO of a successful advertising firm. He took up writing 15 years ago, all because of a book he had just finished reading and a picture window he happened to throw it through. Sadly, Birney passed away in early 2015; he is missed by all.


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Trade Paperback – 9780996038119

Hardcover – 9780996038102

eBook – 9780996038126