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 the vampire that inspired Count Dracula to horrifying tales of the occult, there’s guaranteed to be a read that you’ve been meaning to tackle 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.

    Note: This article was last updated on 11/1/17. Check back soon for more free books that thrill and chill! 

    The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    By Robert Louis Stevenson

    After assaulting a young woman, the ghoulish Mr. Hyde pays 100 pounds in restitution—but signs the check as “Dr. Jekyll.” Even stranger: the revered doctor lists Hyde as the sole beneficiary of his will. Wanting to understand the odd connection, a curious attorney will uncover a secret so disturbing that the story of Jekyll and Hyde has become one of our most beloved horror stories. 

    The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    By Robert Louis Stevenson

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    The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

    By Washington Irving

    After coming to Sleepy Hollow in search of a job and a wife, Ichabod hears spooky tales of the Headless Horseman. When the woman he loves rejects him at a party, a dejected Ichabod returns home—only to encounter the famous ghost along the way.

    The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

    By Washington Irving

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    Frankenstein

    A scientist becomes the target of his own creation—the hideous, 8-foot tall Frankenstein—after his monster is shunned from society. Few horror works have had as lasting an impact as Mary Shelley’s novel, which she published anonymously at just 20 years old.  

    The Vampyre

    By John Polidori

    Long before Count Dracula, there was the dashing but criminal Lord Ruthven—the progenitor of the romantic vampire myth. While on his deathbed, Ruthven made a strange request: his friend, Aubrey, must keep his secrets for one year and a day. Loyal to a fault, Aubrey agrees, though Ruthven’s sudden reappearance in London—on the very date their bargain ends—makes him wonder if his friend may be an immortal blood sucker.

    The Vampyre

    By John Polidori

    The Necromancers

    By Robert Hugh Benson

    Desperate to reconnect with the spirit of his dead fiancée, Laurie Baxter dives into the world of the occult where rituals and seances send him deeper into evil’s dark embrace.

    The Necromancers

    By Robert Hugh Benson

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