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 horror story that inspired H.P. Lovecraft to the mystery author that influenced Agatha Christie, 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 10/2/17. Check back soon for more free books that thrill and chill! 


    The Angel of Terror

    By Edgar Wallace

    Drowning in debt, Lydia decides to accept her lawyer’s strange bargain: If she marries his wealthy client, James Meredith, her debts will be discharged. Naturally, there’s a catch: Jame may be rich, but he’s also a suspected murderer with a psychotic ex-lover on the prowl. Poverty and arranged marriages are hard enough, but Lydia will find that vindictive old flames pose the greatest threat of all...

    The Angel of Terror

    By Edgar Wallace

    The House on the Borderland

    By William Hope Hodgson

    Once upon a time, a scholar known as the “Recluse” purchased a lakeside home. Though the house sat in an isolated part of rural Ireland, the Recluse stukk experienced his fair share of excitement—namely strange noises, hallucinations, and attacks from gargantuan monsters...But is he merely insane, or is something truly evil at work? The House on the Borderland was a significant source of inspiration for another horror master, H.P. Lovecraft.

    The House on the Borderland

    By William Hope Hodgson

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    The Leavenworth Case

    By Anna Katharine Green

    One of the first female mystery authors, Anna Katharine Green would influence writers like Agatha Christie. In The Leavenworth Case, she’s created a pulse-racing whodunit populated with a cast of eccentric—and all seemingly guilty—characters. One of them is responsible for the murder of a wealthy man, but can you sort through the secrets, lies, and red herrings? 

    The Leavenworth Case

    By Anna Katharine Green

    32 Caliber

    By Donald Mcgibeny

    Warren’s sister, Helen, has left his best friend, Jim for another, man. Her new beau, named Frank Woods, is a shady character—and one who seems to have more interest in Warren's family money than in Helen herself. But while en route to a duel with Jim, Frank is shot in the back of the head...and Helen is sitting in the backseat. Could Warren’s sister or the scorned lover be responsible? Or is there an unknown killer on the loose? Warren will have to don his detective’s hat and find out for himself.

    32 Caliber

    By Donald Mcgibeny

    The Man Who Was Thursday

    By G. K. Chesterton

    Syme always thought Gregory's talk of radicalism was merely a bluff. Wanting to prove himself, Gregory introduces Syme to a council of likeminded anarchists—all of whom aim to create trouble through poetry. The members nickname Syme “Thursday”—but Syme has another identity no one knows about. Secretly, he’s an undercover detective, and he's been sent to destroy the council from the inside out...

    The Man Who Was Thursday

    By G. K. Chesterton

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