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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 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 1/3/19. Check back soon for more free books that thrill and chill! 

Buy Ten Days in a Mad-House at Amazon

Ten Days in a Mad-House

By Nellie Bly

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A classic of investigative journalism: an undercover exposé that gives an up-close look at the horrific conditions at a notorious 19th-century insane asylum.

Ten Days in a Mad-House

By Nellie Bly

Buy The Castle of Otranto at Amazon

The Castle of Otranto

By Horace Walpole

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The classic Gothic novel that influenced writers from Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley to Edgar Allan Poe and beyond.

The Castle of Otranto

By Horace Walpole

Buy The Monk at Amazon

The Monk

By Matthew Gregory Lewis

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In what is widely considered to be the first Gothic novel, a famously pious monk is slowly corrupted by numerous temptations when a mysterious woman arrives at the abbey...

“The offspring of no common genius.” —Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The Monk

By Matthew Gregory Lewis

Buy The Yellow Wallpaper at Amazon

The Yellow Wallpaper

By Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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A groundbreaking feminist masterpiece and an exquisite psychological horror story that, in the words of H.P. Lovecraft, “rises to a classic level.” 

The Yellow Wallpaper

By Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Buy The Mystery Mind at Amazon

The Mystery Mind

By Arthur B. Reeve and John W. Grey

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The Mystery Mind is an action-packed tale of the occult featuring a plucky heroine, murderous devil worshippers, and the mind-bending science of hypnotism.

The Mystery Mind

By Arthur B. Reeve and John W. Grey

Buy The Vampyre at Amazon

The Vampyre

By John William Polidori

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A short novel of gothic horror based on a fragment written by Lord Byron in 1816, before Dracula ever existed. It was then built upon by the author—who was a friend of Byron’s—making it the first true vampire story.

The Vampyre

By John William Polidori

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Created on 03 Jan 2019

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