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17 Award-Winning Horror Books You Need to Read Now

Must-read tales of terror, chosen by the experts of the genre.

Sean Vincent Gillis: The "Pure Evil" Killer Who Mutilated His Victims

Did the Louisiana serial killer ever truly regret brutally murdering eight women?

Betty Lou Beets: The Black Widow of Texas

Irene Pence's Buried Memories tells the story of the Texas husband-killer whose crimes resulted in her execution.

Die for Me: Charles Ng, Leonard Lake, and Their Torture Dungeon in the California Hills

The story behind the duo's depraved murder spree is straight out of your worst nightmares.

10 True Crime Books About Killer Husbands

There's a reason everyone says, "It's always the husband."

The Story of the Alday Murders is a Horror Film Come to Life

In 1973, a group of prison escapees committed one of the bloodiest massacres in Georgia history.

The Woman Who Was Bludgeoned By a Claw Hammer—And Survived

David Gerard believed his criminal past was behind him, and thought his girlfriend, Frankie Cochran, was dead. He was wrong on both accounts.

8 Books of Horror Short Stories That'll Freak You Out

They may be short—but they're definitely not sweet.

10 Books Like In Cold Blood

The groundbreaking "nonfiction novel" changed the world of true crime—and inspired a legion of killer books.

Above Suspicion Trailer: A Shocking True Crime Case Comes to the Big Screen

The first trailer for the adaptation of Joe Sharkey's true crime book features Emilia Clarke as the informant who was murdered by her FBI lover.

The Brutal Death of Debra Davis

The girlfriend of one of Whitey Bulger's partners, Debra Davis never suspected the notorious gangster would kill her—with his bare hands.

Hi-Fi Murders: Victim Reads Like In Cold Blood for the 1974 Slayings

The brutal Ogden, Utah murders take center stage in Gary Kinder's revolutionary work of true crime writing.

The Devil Comes Out to Play in This Sinister Folk Horror Novel

The author of The Loney spins a skin-crawling story of tradition, family, and evil in rural Lancashire.

Bram Stoker's Descendant Gives Dracula a Creepy Origin Story

One of the most anticipated horror books of the year imagines what inspired Bram Stoker to write the classic vampire tale.

7 Corey Mitchell Books for Your True Crime Library

Take a tour through the most gruesome parts of Texas and California history.

The Chrysalis Warns You to Stay Out of the Basement

The season's biggest horror novel sees a millennial couple wrangle with the evil entity lurking beneath their feet.

H.P. Lovecraft Stars in Jacqueline Baker's Creepy Horror Novel

The Broken Hours offers a Lovecraftian take on the classic haunted house story.

Who Really Killed Nancy Pfister with an Axe and Hammer?

In a controversial true crime book, Nancy Styler maintains that she played no part in the murder of her socialite landlord.

The Truth is in the Blood: The Murder of Tabatha Bryant

Kevin Bryant claimed he had nothing to do with his wife's murder—but the crime scene told a different story.

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