11 Horror, Paranormal, & True Crime Books on Sale This June

Get the chills this summer—at prices that can't be beat!

cheap true crime books june 2020

As summer rears its bright and monstrous head, the dark-hearted souls among us seek shelter in the shadows. There's nothing quite like a dark tale to chill your blood while you lurk in the gloom. And if this creepy read is on sale, then all the better! 

That's why we scoured the web for the best horror and true crime book deals for June 2020. From a must-read box set of true crime classics by celebrated true crime author Joe Sharkey to real-life encounters with the paranormal and nightmare-inducing tales of horror, the books below are sure to keep the chills coming as the temperatures rise—and they're all at prices that can't be beat!

But act fast. These cheap true crime books and horror books will be gone before you know it. Keep reading to find the best horror and true crime book deals for the month of June 2020. 

Go ahead and treat yourself to a terrifying new read. You deserve it.

Buy Fatal Deceptions at Amazon

Fatal Deceptions

By Joe Sharkey

On Sale $

3.99

$24.99

This collection by a New York Times journalist gathers three horrifying true accounts of crimes of passion, ambition, and fear.

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Author Joe Sharkey delivers three gripping accounts of betrayal and murder in this compelling American true crime collection. 

Buy Five Gothic Masterpieces at Amazon

Five Gothic Masterpieces

By Ann Radcliffe, Arthur Machen, Mary Shelley, J. Sheridan Le Fanu and Bram Stoker

On Sale $

2.99

$14.99

The iconic Gothic horror classics that gave birth to the monstrous myths that still inhabit our nightmares.

Tragic heroines, windswept moors, dark and stormy nights, castle prisons, and forbidden desires realized at the greatest cost—these are the elements of Gothic horror, given its finest expression in these five enduring Gothic horror books.  

Buy Mary Ann Cotton, Dark Angel at Amazon

Mary Ann Cotton, Dark Angel

By Martin Connolly

On Sale $

2.99

$14.99

A female thief, with four husbands, a lover and, reportedly, over twelve children, is arrested and tried for the murder of her stepson in 1872, turning the small village of West Auckland in County Durham upside down. Other bodies are exhumed and when they are found to contain arsenic, she is suspected of their murder as well. The perpetrator, Mary Ann Cotton, was tried and found guilty and later hanged on 24 March 1873 in Durham Gaol. It is claimed she murdered over twenty people and was the first female serial killer in England. 

Related: 15 Notorious Female Serial Killers 

With location photographs and a blow by blow account of the trial, this book challenges the claim that Mary Ann Cotton was the The West Auckland Borgia, a title given to her at the time. It sets out her life, trial, death and the aftermath and also questions the legal system used to convict her by looking at contemporary evidence from the time and offering another explanation for the deaths.

Buy The Weiser Field Guide to the Paranormal at Amazon

The Weiser Field Guide to the Paranormal

By Judith Joyce

On Sale $

2.99

$14.99

An A-to-Z resource on paranormal phenomena, with illustrations.

Stranded motorists on a lonesome road are rescued by angels. The phone rings with a call from beyond the grave. A blood-sucking predator is sighted in the south of Texas. The Weiser Field Guide to the Paranormal is your gateway into the world beyond the known. 

Buy Brooklyn Noir 3 at Amazon

Brooklyn Noir 3

By Tim McLoughlin and Thomas Adcock

On Sale $

2.99

$15.99

The first nonfiction volume in the “superb series” —true crime stories from Bushwick to Borough Park to Brooklyn Heights (The Globe and Mail, Toronto).

The people who brought you the Brooklyn Noir crime-fiction collections return with another talented literary lineup—this time contributing chilling, and sometimes heartbreaking, stories of real-life crimes in this densely populated and diverse borough of New York City.

Related: 46 Gripping True Crime Books from the Last 54 Years 

Brand-new nonfiction by Robert Leuci, Dennis Hawkins, Tim McLoughlin, Thomas Adcock, Errol Louis, Denise Buffa, Patricia Mulcahy, C.J. Sullivan, Reed Farrel Coleman, Aileen Gallagher, Christopher Musella, Kim Sykes, Robert Knightly, Jess Korman, Constance Casey, and Rosemarie Yu.

Buy Trade Secrets at Amazon

Trade Secrets

By Ray Garton

On Sale $

1.99

$6.99

One rainy night, Gerry Brady discovers a beautiful woman with heartbreaking eyes hiding in his garage. The moment he sees her, he is struck by an involuntary thought he does not understand: I’ve found you. She is a woman in danger. He does not understand why he feels so powerfully drawn to her, but he feels compelled to help her, even though doing so puts his life and the lives of his friends in jeopardy.

Related: 11 Twisted Ray Garton Books That Will Give You Nightmares 

Gerry’s relationship with Kendra draws him into a conspiracy too horrifying to believe . . . a conspiracy rooted in his own past. As he falls in love with a woman he does not know, he learns more about himself than he ever suspected.

Buy Ghosts of Bristol at Amazon

Ghosts of Bristol

By V.N. "Bud" Phillips

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2.99

$17.99

“A whirlwind ride through the spooky and supernatural, including a ghostly Civil War leftover” (SWVA Today).

The nighttime glow of the Cameo Theatre illuminates an apparition of the infamous madam Pocahontas Hale, and the ghost of a young Confederate soldier rises from Cedar Hill to gaze mournfully on his lost homestead—these are the haunts of the Twin Cities. Local author Bud Phillips takes readers on an eerie, and sometimes humorous, journey through the ghostly lore of Bristol, Virginia and Tennessee. 

Buy The Tudor Murder Files at Amazon

The Tudor Murder Files

By James Moore

On Sale $

1.99

$11.99

In the Tudor Age, the murder rate was five times higher than it is today. Now, in this unique true crime guide, the Tudor Murder Files reveals just how bloody and brutal this fascinating era really was. From the dark days of Henry VIII to the turbulent times of Shakespeare, James Moore's new book is the first to chart the period's most gripping murder cases in all their grisly detail. Featuring tales of domestic slaughter, sexual intrigue, and cunning assassinations, as well as murder mysteries worthy of Agatha Christie, the book vividly brings to life the violent crime wave that gripped the 16th century both at home and abroad. 

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Buy Ghosts and Legends of Yonkers at Amazon

Ghosts and Legends of Yonkers

By Jason Medina

On Sale $

2.99

$17.99

Former NYPD officer and current ghost hunter Jason Medina travels up the Hudson River to a hotbed of paranormal activity.

The quiet New York suburb of Yonkers hides a history of hauntings. Now converted into apartments, old Public School 13 is the site of strange apparitions that may be ghosts of former students and teachers who died in a tragic fire. The Boyce Thompson Institute’s lofty goal of solving world hunger was never met, and unfulfilled spirits are said to lurk in its abandoned laboratory. Wealthy colonial landowners still watch over stately historic homes like Philipse Manor Hall. Even the iconic Untermyer Park is a playground for the otherworldly. Local ghost investigator Jason Medina reveals these and other ghosts of Yonkers.

Buy Damned by the Ancients at Amazon

Damned by the Ancients

By Catherine Cavendish

On Sale $

1.99

$9.99

Gabriele Ziegler is a young art student who becomes infatuated with charismatic archeologist Dr. Emeryk Quintillus. Only too late does she realize his true designs on her. He is obsessed with resurrecting Cleopatra and has retained the famed artist Gustav Klimt to render Gabriele as the Queen of the Nile, using ashes from Cleopatra’s mummy mixed with the paint. The result is a lifelike portrait emitting an aura of unholy evil... 

Related: 5 Haunted Paintings You Should Never Hang in Your Home 

Buy Encyclopedia of Haunted Places, Revised Edition at Amazon

Encyclopedia of Haunted Places, Revised Edition

By Jeff Belanger

On Sale $

2.99

$17.99

Information on hundreds of supernatural sites, compiled by dozens of the world’s leading paranormal investigators.

Related: 20 Ghost Books to Haunt Your Days (and Nights)

For years, paranormal investigative groups have been studying their local ghosts with scientific equipment as well as with psychics and seances. This directory is a repository of some of their most profound cases. From across the United States, Canada, and many spots around the globe, ghost investigators tell of their sometimes-harrowing experiences, share their research, and give readers an overview of both well-known and obscure haunted locales. From private residences to inns and restaurants, battlefields to museums and libraries, graveyards to churches, Encyclopedia of Haunted Places offers supernatural tourists a guide to points of interest through the eyes of the world’s leading ghost hunters. 

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Published on 1 Jun 2020