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Betty Lou Beets: The Black Widow of Texas

Irene Pence's Buried Memories tells the story of the Texas husband-killer whose crimes resulted in her execution.

by Olivia Mason

A Serial Killer's Legacy Haunts His Son

Changing a name and moving across the country isn't enough to leave behind 13 murders.

by Catherine Phelan

An Urban Legend Comes to Life In This Killer Read

Could the killer really be the subject of childhood rhymes?

by Catherine Phelan

Gary Ridgway: The Green River Killer Who Evaded Capture for 20 Years

This serial killer was convicted of 48 murders, though he confessed to at least 71.

by Sarah Mangiola

The Woman Who Was Bludgeoned By a Claw Hammer—And Survived

David Gerard believed his criminal past was behind him, and thought his girlfriend, Frankie Cochran, was dead. He was wrong on both accounts.

by Olivia Mason

Above Suspicion: The Disturbing Story of the FBI Agent Who Strangled His Informant

After strangling his informant—who was pregnant with his child—Mark Putnam became the first active FBI agent convicted of murder.

by The Lineup Staff

What’s Inside the Cage of Bones?

The basement stank of death, and it contained a terrifying secret ...

by Paola Crespo

Forgiveness Won’t Be Easy in This Horror Short Story

Witching Hour: Vices and Virtues collects twisted and terrifying stories that will haunt your dreams. 

by Sarah Mangiola

Sean Vincent Gillis: The "Pure Evil" Killer Who Mutilated His Victims

Did the Louisiana serial killer ever truly regret brutally murdering eight women?

by Olivia Mason

Hi-Fi Murders: Victim Reads Like In Cold Blood for the 1974 Slayings

The brutal Ogden, Utah murders take center stage in Gary Kinder's revolutionary work of true crime writing.

by Olivia Mason

The Devil Comes Out to Play in This Sinister Folk Horror Novel

The author of The Loney spins a skin-crawling story of tradition, family, and evil in rural Lancashire.

by Olivia Mason

Bram Stoker's Descendant Gives Dracula a Creepy Origin Story

One of the most anticipated horror books of the year imagines what inspired Bram Stoker to write the classic vampire tale.

by Olivia Mason

The Chrysalis Warns You to Stay Out of the Basement

The season's biggest horror novel sees a millennial couple wrangle with the evil entity lurking beneath their feet.

by Olivia Mason

H.P. Lovecraft Stars in Jacqueline Baker's Creepy Horror Novel

The Broken Hours offers a Lovecraftian take on the classic haunted house story.

by Olivia Mason

Who Really Killed Nancy Pfister with an Axe and Hammer?

In a controversial true crime book, Nancy Styler maintains that she played no part in the murder of her socialite landlord.

by Olivia Mason

The Manson Family and the Gruesome Murder of Sharon Tate

The cult's brutal slaying of Sharon Tate in August of 1969 marked the end of an era.

by Jessica Ferri

Before the Lindbergh Kidnapping, There Was the Abduction of Charley Ross

The four-year-old's 1874 disappearance was America’s first widely publicized kidnapping for ransom.

by Allison Wild

Sister Act: The Bizarre Drowning of Ocey Snead

When police looked into a young mother's death, their suspicions kept turning to a trio of creepy, veiled sisters.

by Shannon Raphael

Nightmare Fuel: A Serial Killer Stalks One Man’s Dreams

A murderer once thought to be dead is very much alive in this thriller. 

by Sarah Mangiola

Bart Whitaker and the Savage Murder of His Own Family 

The unfurling of this son’s web of lies led him to hatch a devious murder plot.

by Shannon Raphael

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