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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.

A Puzzle Lover’s Delight

In Nero Blanc's interactive crossword mysteries, readers fill in the blanks right alongside the detectives.

Inside the Author’s Bookshelf: Rex Burns

Inside the Author’s Bookshelf: Rex Burns

Our favorite mystery and thriller writers share the books that have stuck with them through the years.

Emerald Tiger: The Irish Crime Fiction Explosion

Emerald Tiger: The Irish Crime Fiction Explosion

Explore the rainswept streets of Celtic noir with these excellent Irish crime fiction authors.

TLU Pick: Dead Calm, by Charles Williams

This high seas mystery had us hook, line, and sinker as it plunged the depths of the human soul.

Wayfaring Stranger: The Thrilling Fiction of James Lee Burke

This Edgar-winning author sets his sights on the American Dream in a powerful new thriller of epic proportions.

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.

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.