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Jessica Ferri

Jessica Ferri is a writer based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work has been published by The New Yorker, The Economist, NPR, The Daily Beast, and more. Her first book, Dearly Departed, on the cemeteries of New York, will be published in 2020. 


Don’t Read Alone: The 13 Scariest Books of 2016

It's time to add these scary books to your to-read pile.

Guilty or Innocent? 10 Highly Controversial Court Cases

When it comes to murder, justice is often elusive.

The Dingo’s Got My Baby: The Case of Lindy Chamberlain

During a camping trip at Ayer’s Rock, Australia, Lindy Chamberlain’s nine-week-old daughter Azaria was snatched away by wild dogs in the night. But who was really to blame?

Terrifyingly Real: 8 Award-Winning True Crime Books

True crime accounts always make for engrossing reads.

11 Most Haunted Places in Georgia

Come for the peaches, stay for the paranormal activity.

Read It and Scream: 10 Horror Books That Inspired Movies

These terrifying horror flicks are ripped from the page.

7 Books About Unsolved Crimes That Still Haunt Us

Maybe you can be the one to finally crack the case ... before it cracks you.

The Most Dangerous Game

The Most Dangerous Game

When members of a hunting party begin showing up dead, the remaining survivors begin to wonder who’s really the prey…

The Sinister Spirits of Manhattan’s House of Death

Does an evil presence plague this historic home?

Eleonore Zugun: The Ghost Girl of Romania

Was Eleonore Zugun truly possessed by the Devil?

7 Trophies Saved by Serial Killers

Serial killers save trophies to remember their kills. Some are stranger than others.

7 Under-the-Radar Authors Who Will Terrify You

Need more terror in your life? These authors have you covered.

Dressed in Yellow Silk: The Grisly Mystery of Australia’s “Pyjama Girl”

Her burned and beaten body was found along a lonely country road. Who was the "Pyjama Girl"?

Poll: Which Serial Killer Makes Your Skin Crawl?

From the BTK killer to Ted Bundy, all of these murderers send chills up our spine. But which one is the most depraved of all?

A Ghost in Room 545: The Pink Lady of the Grove Park Inn

A Ghost in Room 545: The Pink Lady of the Grove Park Inn

Some say it's the spirit of a young woman in a pink gown who fell to her death from the hotel's balcony.

A Lovely Day for a Picnic … with the Dead

Anyone up for a stroll through the local graveyard?