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On the hunt for a killer read? Join us as we track down the best scary books, horror books, and true crime books around.

GIVEAWAY: Enter to Win This Spine-Chilling Book Bundle

An overturned murder conviction, a terrifying urban legend, and a haunting psychological thriller: this bundle’s got it all!

by John Freund

Gary Ridgway: The Green River Killer Who Evaded Capture for 20 Years

This serial killer was convicted of 48 murders, though he confessed to at least 71.

by Sarah Mangiola

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.

by Olivia Mason

Holiday Hex: A Winter Solstice Primer

In observance of the winter solstice, author Liz Williams provides a few tips on how to curse an enemy ... if you dare. 

by Liz Williams

Holiday Horror: Frozen and Buried in Wisconsin

On December 25, 1977, a man confessed to burying a naked body in a Madison snowbank.

by The Lineup Staff

4 Eerie Olde Holiday Ghost Stories

These ghostly tales of yesteryear will bring a chill to your holidays.

by Orrin Grey

‘Tis the Season for . . . Murder: 9 Winter True Crime Books That Will Give You the Chills

Nothing says "Happy Holidays!" like these tales of greed, betrayal, and stone cold murder.

by Julia Tabas

The Claus Von Bülow Affair: Dead at Christmas

Bad tidings bring the holiday to a halt when a Danish noble allegedly attempts to murder his socialite wife. Twice.

by DeAnna Janes

10 Best Horror Books of 2018

From Gothic horror to cabin-in-the-woods terror, 2018's best horror books were a chilling bunch.

by Jessica Ferri

Above Suspicion: The Disturbing Story of the FBI Agent Who Strangled His Informant

After strangling his informant—who was pregnant with his child—Mark Putnam became the first active FBI agent convicted of murder.

by The Lineup Staff

10 Best True Crime Books of 2018

These riveting true crime tales kept us enthralled in 2018.

by Jessica Ferri

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