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The Best Horror and True Crime Book Deals for January 2020

New year, new screams.

We're always on the hunt for a killer book that gives us the creeps. And if it's on sale, even better! Every month, we bring you the best horror and true crime books—all at a price that's to die for. 

Scroll on to find the best horror and true crime book deals of the month. Go ahead and treat yourself to a terrifying new read. You deserve it. 

Note: These deals were last updated on 1/2/20. Check back soon for more scary good book sales! 

Buy Crimes of Passion at Amazon

Crimes of Passion

By Howard Engel

On Sale $

2.99

$17.99

Celebrated mystery writer Howard Engel traces the history of the crime of passion through France, England, Canada, and the United States, deliving thirty real-life accounts of passion gone lethally wrong.

Crimes of Passion

By Howard Engel

Buy The Mad Chopper at Amazon

The Mad Chopper

By Fred Rosen

On Sale $

1.99

$6.99

True crime author Fred Rosen follows a killer's trail back in time two decades to discover how a monster slipped through the legal system.

The Mad Chopper

By Fred Rosen

Buy Coffins at Amazon

Coffins

By Rodman Philbrick

On Sale $

1.99

$6.99

In rural Maine, a stop on the Underground Railroad is menaced by a supernatural force in this terrifying novel of pre–Civil War horror by Rodman Philbrick.

Coffins

By Rodman Philbrick

Buy Scarecrow at Amazon

Scarecrow

By Richie Tankersley Cusick

On Sale $

2.99

$9.99

Beware the kindness of strangers. After crashing her car, a woman awakens on a remote farm in the Ozark hills. She soon meets the family that rescued her—and comes face to face with a terrifying ancient evil that haunts this rural land.  

Scarecrow

By Richie Tankersley Cusick

Buy House of Doors at Amazon

House of Doors

By Chaz Brenchley

On Sale $

1.99

$11.99

As the Nazi blitzkrieg decimates London, war widow Ruth Taylor accepts a post at a makeshift air force hospital housed in an English manor where she nurses wounded soldiers back to health. But as soon as she enters the house, Ruth experiences strange visions and the overwhelming sensation of her late husband’s ghostly presence. As the strange occurrences become increasingly menacing, Ruth must confront a terrible possibility: that her dead husband’s spirit might be the cause. Derleth Award–winning author Chaz Brenchley "turns genre conventions to his advantage" in this "genuinely disturbing" WWII tale of English country-house horror (Publishers Weekly).

House of Doors

By Chaz Brenchley

Buy Foul Deeds in Kensington & Chelsea at Amazon

Foul Deeds in Kensington & Chelsea

By John J. Eddleston

On Sale $

2.99

$17.99

John J. Eddleston invites you on a dark walking tour through London's sinister past, where the city's most exclusive neighborhoods sit on sites of some of the most sinister and scandalous crimes in British history. Cases involving the killing of wives, lovers, and children are among those he describes, but he also reconstructs in forensic detail several more unusual crimes—two men shot dead at a lecture, the field marshal who was assassinated on his doorstep, the acid bath killings, and the murders of two ill-fated countesses.

Foul Deeds in Kensington & Chelsea

By John J. Eddleston

Buy Murder Most Texan at Amazon

Murder Most Texan

By Bartee Haile

On Sale $

2.99

$17.99

Bartee Haile chronicles sixteen ruthless killings from Lone Star history, examining the shocking twists and dirty details that have disturbed and bewildered Texans for decades.

Murder Most Texan

By Bartee Haile

Buy Charlotte at Amazon

Charlotte

By David Aaron Moore

On Sale $

2.99

$17.99

Today’s Charlotte, North Carolina is a fast-growing and well-respected city. But the Charlotte of yesteryear is rife with tales of the macabre, tragic and simply unexplainable. Prepare to be surprised and unnerved as the dark side of Charlotte is brought to life by native and longtime writer David Aaron Moore.

Charlotte

By David Aaron Moore

Buy Stranger by Night at Amazon

Stranger by Night

By Jeff Gelb

On Sale $

1.99

$9.99

Sex and horror, intertwined since the beginning of the human race, take on all new twists, turns, and contortions in this erotic horror anthology series—with one of its most illustrious lists of contributors. The beguiling and bewitching stories from Ramsey Campbell, Brian Lumley, Graham Masterton, and more will give you goosebumps—in more ways than one.

Stranger by Night

By Jeff Gelb

Buy Haunting Bombay at Amazon

Haunting Bombay

By Shilpa Agarwal

On Sale $

2.99

$17.99

This San Francisco Chronicle bestseller about the ghosts that bedevil the Mittal family is “[an] intriguing debut [that] seeks to give voice to the dispossessed through the supernatural” (USA Today).

Haunting Bombay

By Shilpa Agarwal

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Published on 01 May 2019

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