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4 Free eBooks to Read in July 2024 for Horror, True Crime, and Paranormal Fans

Put a chill down your spine with these creepy ebooks—free, this month only.

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Each year, our social media feeds are filled with news of the latest books in horror, true crime, and paranormal. So many chilling new books come out each year—and our TBRs are often stacked with delectable spooky books by the latest emerging authors. We truly are in a golden age of horror fiction.

But sometimes we're in the mood for something older—books that have stood the test of time. These are the classics that are the most disturbing. They’re strange and unnerving in uncanny ways—often calling us back to something old and ancient and unsettling.

Every month, we’re bringing you a selection of free ebooks to read that are perfect for lovers of all things spooky, mysterious, gruesome, strange, and macabre.

The Monk

The Monk

By Matthew Gregory Lewis

Ambrosio, a revered monk in Madrid believed to be a divine gift, faces a profound moral test when Matilda, a woman with a dark secret, infiltrates the abbey, highlighting the novel's timeless exploration of good, evil—and the consequences of desire.

The Bold Saboteurs

The Bold Saboteurs

By Chandler Brossard

In Washington, DC, young George Brown, known as Yogi, navigates a life of crime and schizophrenia, balancing between theft to survive and vivid delusions that blur his grasp on reality amidst his troubled family and the city's dangerous streets.

The Great God Pan

The Great God Pan

By Arthur Machen

When Mr. Clarke visits Dr. Raymond, he is skeptical about witnessing an experiment in "transcendental science," where Raymond intends to make an incision in a woman's brain to reveal a hidden reality and the great god Pan.

Although the experiment seems to fail, Clarke later encounters Helen Vaughan, linked to a series of mysterious deaths and disappearances, leading him to suspect she is not entirely human.

Published in 1890, this book was controversial for its pagan and sexually explicit themes but is now celebrated as a gothic horror masterpiece.

The Terrible Old Man

The Terrible Old Man

By H. P. Lovecraft

In the fishing village of Kingsport, later immortalized by a legendary horror writer, an old man rumored to be a former sea captain is said to hoard treasure.

When three robbers attempt to steal it, they confront an unimaginable, bloodthirsty evil.