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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.

8 Books Like Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

From small-town crime thrillers to non-fiction novels...

by Jessica Ferri

Women Who Kill

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

by Matthew Thompson

8 True Crime Books About Terrifying Mothers

Chocolates and flowers might not satisfy these vicious “caretakers.”

by Sarah Mangiola

An Urban Legend Comes to Life In This Killer Read

Could the killer really be the subject of childhood rhymes?

by Catherine Phelan

7 Thriller Books with Paranormal Twists

They will hold you in suspense until the very end.

by Sarah Mangiola

6 True Crime Books About Lesser-Known, Suspected Serial Killers

These serial killer cases–some of which remain unsolved–will haunt your dreams.

by Jessica Ferri

8 Award-Winning Mystery and Thriller Novels

The cream of the compelling, unputdownable crop.

by Jessica Ferri

11 Chilling True Crime Books About Female Killers

From small-town murderers to one of the most prolific female serial killers in American history.

by The Lineup Staff

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

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. 

by Matthew Thompson

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

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