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.

5 Scariest Stories You’ve Never Read

Want to read something truly frightening?

Identifying Evil in Fact and Fiction

Identifying Evil in Fact and Fiction

Thriller writers conjure up bad guys like it's their day job. But what happens when real-life villains become scarier than imaginary ones?

The Detection Club: 10 Rules for Writing a Mystery

"The detective must not himself commit the crime."

The Ultimate Mystery Genre Vocab List

The Ultimate Mystery Genre Vocab List

How to keep your Marlowe separate from your Miss Marple

Find Your Next Great Read … on Twitter?

Find Your Next Great Read … on Twitter?

Follow 11 tweeps who love a good mystery as much as you do.

What Is Hard-Boiled Crime Fiction?

Here are five ways to know it when you read it.

9 True Crime Books Better Than Gone Girl

When a real-life love story goes downhill, the fallout can be fatal.

Case of the Wednesdays: The Efficient Assassin

Case of the Wednesdays: The Efficient Assassin

Who killed Stephenson Charlecote? Collect the clues and solve the murder in this old-fashioned, 1920s mystery from H.C. Bailey’s Reggie Fortune series.