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Free Horror and Mystery Ebooks to Download This Month

By Sarah Mangiola February 1, 2017

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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.)

Starting this month, we’re bringing you a selection of must-read classics that you can download for free. From Edgar Allan Poe’s short stories to Bram Stoker’s Dracula, there’s guaranteed to be a book that you’ve been meaning to read 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. (This article was last updated on 2/24/17. Prices may have changed since then.)

Check back each month for an updated list of all the best free ebooks that thrill and chill.

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The Complete Short Stories, by Edgar Allan Poe

From “The Tell-Tale Heart” to “The Pit and the Pendulum,” Poe’s short stories have terrified us for generations. The perfect read for any fan of Edgar Allan Poe or Gothic horror, this collection also includes the master’s lesser known detective fiction and science fiction.

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The Haunted House, by Walter Hubbell

Walter Hubbell terrifies readers with his 1978 account of the haunting of 18-year-old Esther Cox. Hubbell stayed with her family in Nova Scotia for six weeks—witnessing paranormal activity that he chronicles in his book.

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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson

Stevenson’s novella, first published in 1886, tells the story of Gabriel John Utterson—a London lawyer who investigates the strange occurrences between of his friend Dr. Jekyll, and the evil Mr. Hyde. The classic horror book adds elements of science and psychology, to create a startling work of fiction.

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Dracula, by Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker’s classic novel is told in epistolary form and follows vampire Count Dracula’s move from Transylvania to England—searching for more blood and to spread vampirism. But Professor Van Helsing is onto Dracula, and he and other vampire hunters try to take Dracula down.

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The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Arthur C. Doyle

The third Sherlock Holmes novel, The Hound of Baskervilles, was originally serialized in The Strand Magazine and is about a murder inspired by the legend of a supernatural, evil hound. Watson and Holmes investigate the murder of Sir Charles Baskerville— who allegedly died of a heart attack, but footprints of a gigantic hound were found nearby.

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Aislinn Cain has been through hell and back. A survivor of attacks by two different serial killers, her existence is a real-life horror story. Now, she’s devoted herself to studying the darker side of human history. And when a new killer is using medieval torture devices to murder his victims, the authorities need her help. But can she afford to fall back into her own darkness?

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IN Defiance, by John W. Mefford

Ivy Nash, a special investigator for Child Protective Services, has fought all her life for the wellbeing children. Growing up in foster homes, she knows just how tough the system can be. And when a hostage situation at a foster home reaches a fatal end for some involved, she’s determined to find out what really happened and fight for a boy who survived.

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The Sense of Death, by Matty Dalrymple

When socialite Elizabeth Firth is reported missing, detective Joe Booth calls upon Ann Kinnear and her spirit sensing abilities to help him solve the mystery. Though Ann has created a peaceful existence for herself “away from it all” up in the Adirondacks, she agrees to help and attempts to discover what Elizabeth’s husband is hiding. But as Ann gets deeper into the case, she realizes that she, too, is in danger.

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