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Free Horror and Mystery Ebooks to Download This October

Catch up with the grandmasters of horror—for free.

Some of the most bone-chilling books were written in the last two centuries—so we're bringing you a selection of old school reads. Best of all: You can download them for free. 

Note: This article was last updated on 10/3/19. Check back soon for more free books that thrill and chill! 

Buy The Turn of the Screw at Amazon

The Turn of the Screw

By Henry James

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One of the most disturbing ghost stories ever written, a tale of imagined danger and real dread.

The Turn of the Screw

By Henry James

Buy The Beetle at Amazon

The Beetle

By Richard Marsh

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The thrilling classic tale of a strange and sinister creature that stalks its prey mercilessly and changes shape at will.

The Beetle

By Richard Marsh

Buy The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner at Amazon

The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner

By James Hogg

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The haunting story of two brothers: one happy, the other tormented by demons.

The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner

By James Hogg

Buy The Book of the Damned at Amazon

The Book of the Damned

By Charles Fort

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This fascinating chronicle of unexplained phenomena is a foundational work of paranormal science.

The Book of the Damned

By Charles Fort

Buy The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde at Amazon

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

By Robert Louis Stevenson

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The most infamous of horror stories—a disturbing examination of man’s capacity for evil.

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

By Robert Louis Stevenson

Buy The Legend of Sleepy Hollow at Amazon

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

By Washington Irving

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The original American ghost story.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

By Washington Irving

Buy Lilith at Amazon

Lilith

By George MacDonald

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The classic fantasy about a young man who travels through a mystical reflecting glass into a hidden world.

Lilith

By George MacDonald

Buy Dracula at Amazon

Dracula

By Bram Stoker

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The vampire novel that defined a genre by tapping into our deepest fears and darkest fantasies.

Buy Frankenstein at Amazon

Frankenstein

By Mary Shelley

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The premier monster story of English literature—a tale of science pursued to horrifying extremes.

Frankenstein

By Mary Shelley

Buy The Haunted House at Amazon

The Haunted House

By Walter Hubbell

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The blood-chilling true story of a nineteenth-century girl’s terrifying and bewildering haunting.

The Haunted House

By Walter Hubbell

Buy The Time Machine at Amazon

The Time Machine

By H. G. Wells

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The book that introduced the world to time travel.

The Time Machine

By H. G. Wells

Buy A Princess of Mars at Amazon

A Princess of Mars

By Edgar Rice Burroughs

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Transported to Mars, a Civil War veteran fights to rescue a princess in this classic science fiction adventure story from the creator of Tarzan.

A Princess of Mars

By Edgar Rice Burroughs

Buy The King in Yellow at Amazon

The King in Yellow

By Robert W. Chambers

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Ten twisted tales that have haunted generations of readers and writers from H. P. Lovecraft to the creators of the hit TV series True Detective.

The King in Yellow

By Robert W. Chambers

Buy Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea at Amazon

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

By Jules Verne

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The classic tale of the wonders and terrors lurking in the deep.

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

By Jules Verne

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Published on 01 May 2019

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