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Explore the latest and scariest in horror and true crime books. From fresh releases to historical horrors, we've got the latest and greatest in terrifying books.

17 Award-Winning Horror Books You Need to Read Now

Must-read tales of terror, chosen by the experts of the genre.

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.

Sean Vincent Gillis: The "Pure Evil" Killer Who Mutilated His Victims

Did the Louisiana serial killer ever truly regret brutally murdering eight women?

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

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

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

14 Underrated Paranormal Books That Will Get Under Your Skin

These tales of paranormal horror will have you sleeping with the light on.

Betty Lou Beets: The Black Widow of Texas

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

Die for Me: Charles Ng, Leonard Lake, and Their Torture Dungeon in the California Hills

The story behind the duo's depraved murder spree is straight out of your worst nightmares.

Kitty Genovese: 6 Books to Read After Watching The Witness Documentary

Go inside the controversial murder case that shined a light on the American conscience.

The Craigslist Killer: A Charming Medical Student Turned Murderer

Philip Markof, an all-American guy who "wouldn’t hurt a fly", had an intense desire to tie up and kill women.

11 True Crime Books for Ann Rule Fans

Add these gripping reads to your true crime TBR list.

33 True Crime Books About the World’s Most Notorious Serial Killers

From the never-caught Zodiac Killer to charming-but-deadly Ted Bundy, there’s always more to the story.

A Serial Killer's Legacy Haunts His Son

Changing a name and moving across the country isn't enough to leave behind 13 murders.

Candy Montgomery: The Desperate Housewife Who Murdered Her Good Friend

This sordid tale has been adapted as Hulu's Candy and HBO's Love & Death—plus, Candy Montgomery today.

51 SCARIEST Books of the Last 200 Years

Because a truly scary story is timeless.

Theresa Knorr: The Mother Who Burned Her Daughter Alive

In the 1980s, Theresa Knorr brutally murdered her two daughters—with the help of her sons.

17 Chilling Books Like Gone Girl

Unreliable narrators and terrifying suspense are just the beginning...

The Murder of Lobster Boy

On a dark night in November, someone murdered Grady "Lobster Boy" Stiles Jr. in cold blood.