Books

Join us as we track down the best scary books, horror books, and true crime books around. After all, there's nothing better than settling in for a terrifying read.

The Forgotten Kidnapping Epidemic That Shook Depression-Era America

A startling new book lays bare a little-known chapter in American true crime history.

13 Epic Horror Books to Read While Quarantined

A devil's dozen epic horror tales to get you through these dark days.

12 Dark and Extraordinary Pandemic Books to Make You Feel Less Alone

There’s no time like the present to disappear into these underrated reads.

Free Horror and Mystery Ebooks to Download This April

Catch up with the grandmasters of horror—for free.

16 Haunting True Crime and Paranormal Books for Fans of Unsolved Mysteries

Dive into real-life cold cases, supernatural phenomena, and more.

Ellen Datlow Recommends 13 Dark & Creepy Books to Read In the Time of COVID-19 (That Are Not Apocalyptic)

The award-winning editor selects a set of chilling reads that have nothing to do with pandemics.

A Vengeful Spirit Wreaks Havoc in This Rediscovered Horror Classic

Ancient spirits, possession, and revenge… This chilling tale will stick with you.

14 Riveting True Crime Books for Fans of Criminal

These aren’t your run-of-the-mill true crime books.

13 Gripping True Crime Books for Fans of Lost Girls

Cases like the Long Island Serial Killer, from the unsolved to the corrupt.

13 Terrifying Books to Read While You Wait for A Quiet Place Part II

Until the film is released, these sci-fi horror reads will deliver plenty of scares.

12 Mind-Bending Horror Books for Fans of The Invisible Man

Twisted reads full of suspense, sick science, and self-doubt.

Richie Diener: The Troubled Son Killed By His Own Father

Young Richie Diener showed signs of trouble. Then, on the night of February 27, 1972, those troubles came to a tragic end.

Whisperers: A Conjuring of Spirits Unfolds Before Their Very Eyes

An occult expert details a chilling encounter with the spirit world.