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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.

The Manson Family and the Gruesome Murder of Sharon Tate

The cult's brutal slaying of Sharon Tate in August of 1969 marked the end of an era.

by Jessica Ferri

5 Linda Wolfe Books for True Crime Junkies

The respected critic and writer uses her journalistic eye to explore the dark corners of humanity.

by Jessica Ferri

Before the Lindbergh Kidnapping, There Was the Abduction of Charley Ross

The four-year-old's 1874 disappearance was America’s first widely publicized kidnapping for ransom.

by Allison Wild

6 Most Horrifying Dean Koontz Books

Prepare yourself for the scare of a lifetime.

by Jessica Ferri

Sister Act: The Bizarre Drowning of Ocey Snead

When police looked into a young mother's death, their suspicions kept turning to a trio of creepy, veiled sisters.

by Shannon Raphael

13 Mystery and Thriller Books That Inspired Films

These books leapt from the page to the screen—and kept our hearts racing.

by Aliza Polkes

Nightmare Fuel: A Serial Killer Stalks One Man’s Dreams

A murderer once thought to be dead is very much alive in this thriller. 

by Sarah Mangiola

Watch Mommy Die: The Sickening Crimes of Stephen Stanko

In 2005, an ex-convict brutally murdered his girlfriend—and made her daughter watch.

by Allison Wild

[CLOSED]: Win $200 to Spend on Amazon Prime Day! 

Please be aware, this giveaway is now closed. 

by The Lineup Staff

[CLOSED] GIVEAWAY: Win Two Serial Killer Thriller Books by J.D. Barker

The Fourth Monkey and The Fifth to Die will keep you up all night. 

by The Lineup Staff

Bart Whitaker and the Savage Murder of His Own Family 

The unfurling of this son’s web of lies led him to hatch a devious murder plot.

by Shannon Raphael

The Terror: The Doomed Expedition to the Northwest Passage

Dan Simmons’s thriller is a chilling re-imagination of what happened to Sir Franklin's long lost crew.

by Allison Wild

A Nightmare Come True: Roxanne Doll and the Puget Sound Child-Killer

Broken Doll recounts the brutal child-murder that shocked Everett, Washington in 1995.

by Shannon Raphael

Frozen with Fear: The Horrific Murder of Denise Huber

In 1991, 23-year-old Denise Huber went missing. Three years later, her handcuffed corpse was found inside a freezer.

by Shannon Raphael

17 Horror Books That Need Adaptations

Once they’re brought to life, they will scare you to death.

by Allison Wild

Betty Lou Beets: The Black Widow of Texas

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

by Olivia Mason

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