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Matthew Thompson

Matthew graduated from New York University with an MFA in Fiction. His stories, book reviews, and interviews appear in a variety of literary journals. As an avid traveler, Matthew has lived in Berlin, Seattle, and a handful of hamlets in the south of France. He can usually be found rummaging around old bookshops, uncovering strange titles.

A Chilling Look at Ted Bundy and the World’s Most Savage Killers

Peer into the minds of murderers in this fascinating true crime read.

8 True Crime Books About Bizarre Murders That You Might Not Know About

From a cult-leading serial killer to a moonlit murder spree that remains unsolved to this day.

The Brutal Case of BTK Serial Killer Dennis Rader

Bind, Torture, Kill: the mantra that haunted Kansas.

The Untold True Story of the Five Women Killed by Jack the Ripper 

Hallie Rubenhold retraces the footsteps of the five victims murdered by London’s infamous serial killer. 

The Terrifying Truth About Serial Killer Belle Gunness

Workers turned their attention to the hog pen, where they unearthed a grisly scene...

18 Foreign Horror Movies You Need to See

It's a terrifying world out there...

9 Horror Short Story Collections to Keep You up at Night

Prepare for visions that can never be unseen.

Peer Into The Mammoth Book of Nightmare Stories...If You Dare

You'll be sleeping with the light on after reading this nightmarish collection. 

Women Who Kill

In this compelling true crime read, Ann Jones investigates the long and dark history of female killers in America.

Beware the Doll-Master and His Terrifying Collection

One boy's obsession takes a sinister turn in Joyce Carol Oates’s award-winning short story collection. 

New York’s Forgotten North Brother Island

Set sail for the mysterious shores of North Brother–a deserted island in the midst of the Big Apple.

Norway’s Greatest Mystery: The Isdal Woman

The mysterious death of Norway's Isdal Woman continues to transfix investigators across the globe.

Memento Mori: Remembering the Dead Among Us

The dearly departed live on in this eye-popping collection of ossuaries, burial caves, and death festivals from around the world.

Sick Rose: Disease and the Art of Medical Illustration

Get up close and personal with the grisly art of medical illustration in this stunning collection of nineteenth century prints.

Journey to the Island of the Dolls

Welcome to Mexico's eerie Island of the Dolls, where decomposing toys dangle from the trees in honor of a dead child's spirit.

Margaret Morton and Kyrgyzstan’s Ancestral Cemeteries

Journey to the mountains of Kyrgyzstan, where eerie monuments to the deceased line the hills.

Lady Vanishes: The Mysterious Agatha Christie Disappearance

On a cold night in 1926, Agatha Christie vanished without a trace.

What’s the Real Story Behind Edgar Allan Poe’s Death?

Was it alcoholism, rabies, or a violent election day scam? More than 160 years later, the burning question remains: What killed Edgar Allan Poe?

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