Free Horror and Mystery Ebooks to Download This Month

    Catch up with the grandfathers of horror (for free).

    Some of the most bone chilling books in the world were written in the last two centuries. (Just check out this list of creepy classics for proof.) 

    We’re bringing you a selection of must-read classics that you can download for free. From terrifying campfire tales to the horror masterpiece that inspired Apocalypse Now, there’s guaranteed to be a book that you’ve been meaning to read for years. And now that you can get them for nothing, you’re fresh out of excuses not to pick up a copy.

    In addition to these classics, we’ll update this article with other free horror and mystery books by up-and-coming authors throughout the month. (This article was last updated on 8/01/17. Prices may have changed since then.)

    Check back each month for an updated list of all the best free ebooks that thrill and chill.

    Round the Fire Stories

    By Arthur Doyle

    The genius behind Sherlock Holmes steps into the realm of horror with these sinister tales of diabolical deeds and terrifying twists—perfect for creating those late night, campfire scares.

    Round the Fire Stories

    By Arthur Doyle

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    Heart of Darkness

    By Joseph Conrad

    Among a crew of passengers and cannibals, a man named Marlow steams the length of the Congo River in search of a missing—and presumably dying—agent of trade. Praised as Joseph Conrad’s masterpiece and the inspiration for Apocalypse Now, Heart of Darkness is a terrifying examination of imperialism and mankind’s inherent savagery that has resonated with readers, worldwide.

    Heart of Darkness

    By Joseph Conrad

    The Great God Pan

    By Arthur Machen

    Dr. Raymond has a theory: by making a small incision in a patient's brain, he will open their mind to another world—and, more importantly, to the great god Pan. Years after the experiment’s initial failure, talk of an otherworldly woman and her connection to a string of tragedies indicates that Dr. Raymond may have succeeded after all...

    The Great God Pan

    By Arthur Machen

    The Monk

    By Matthew Lewis

    In what is widely considered to be the first Gothic novel, a monk must resist a temptation that could consume his soul when a woman disguises herself—and her secrets—to become closer to him.

    The Monk

    By Matthew Lewis

    The Mysteries of Udolpho

    By Ann Radcliffe

    After the death of her father, Emily St. Aubert is shuffled off to a family castle and forced to leave her lover behind. Frightened and now trapped in the company of her ice-cold aunt, Emily’s nightmare truly begins…

    The Mysteries of Udolpho

    By Ann Radcliffe

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