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Best True Horror Books Worth Your Attention

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top True Horror books.

True Stories of the Paranormal: The Complete Collection (2018)

 Best True Horror Books Worth Your AttentionThis book is the combined collection of the six previously published “True Stories of the Paranormal” series. The true tales featured in this tome range from the experiences some people have had with loved ones who have passed on, to the terrifying encounters others have had with demonic forces not of this world. Also included are stories of ghost animals, haunted houses, vengeful spirits, guardian angels and much, much more.
Author(s): Cindy Parmiter

Evil Unleashed: True Tales of Spells Gone to Hell and Other Occult Disasters (2016)

 Best True Horror Books Worth Your AttentionThe occult is many things to many people. For some, it’s a path to enlightenment. Others find it a source of personal transformation. And still others consider it a doorway to the devil. But while distinctions can be drawn and argued all day, what can’t be argued is this: the occult is dangerous. It opens channels that are best left closed. It attracts entities that don’t play by the rules.
Author(s): John Harker

Horror Stories: The most Terrifying REAL unsolved mysterious and unexplained disappearances that are seriously scary, Chilling- Murder, True Crimes & Unexplained deaths (2016)

 Best True Horror Books Worth Your AttentionHave you ever had that creepy feeling you were being watched?Did you know… The world is a big place, and with all that goes on, it can be downright scary!Horror Stories by Hannah J.
Author(s): Hannah J Tidy

Checkmate: Book 3 (Noughts and Crosses) (2006)

 Best True Horror Books Worth Your AttentionCan the future ever erase the past? Rose has a Cross mother and a Nought father in a society where the pale-skinned Noughts are treated as inferiors and those with dual heritage face a life-long battle against deep-rooted prejudices.
Author(s): Malorie Blackman

The Girl and the Horrors of Howard Avenue: Oregon, Notorious USA (2017)

 Best True Horror Books Worth Your AttentionWITH PHOTOS A seven-year-old goes missing and his step-mother is the chief suspect. Two women, fifty years apart, make history for committing the most shocking of crimes. A father kills his three young children and his wife and impersonates a disgraced journalist. Oregon’s most famous murderer explains how her jail breaks show she’s ready for parole.
Author(s): Gregg Olsen, Rebecca Morris

THE REAL AMITYVILLE HORROR: The True Story Behind The Brutal DeFeo Murders (2017)

 Best True Horror Books Worth Your AttentionSettled in an affluent neighborhood in Long Island, New York is the one of the most infamous houses in all of America, or perhaps the world.
Author(s): Frances J. Armstrong

Bram Stocker’s Dracula: The Graphic Novel (2006)

 Best True Horror Books Worth Your AttentionOf the many admiring reviews Bram Stoker’s Dracula received when it first appeared in 1897, the most astute praise came from the author’s mother, who wrote her son: ‘It is splendid. No book since Mrs.
Author(s): Gary Reed, Becky Cloonan

Nancy Drew #20: High School Musical Mystery (Nancy Drew Graphic Novels: Girl Detective) (2010)

 Best True Horror Books Worth Your AttentionNancy Drew meets another Carolyne Keene creation, the Dana Girls, for the first time ever! Nancy and her pals visit the Starhurst School for Girls. Once students hear that the famed Girl Detective has arrived, they insist that Nancy meet Louise and Jean Dana, the Dana Girls! Soon, a good-natured contest is put together to see who the best mystery-solver really is, and it’s in the form of a musical, complete with clues planted throughout the school.
Author(s): Stefan Petrucha, Sho Murase

The House Next Door: A Ghost Story (2017)

 Best True Horror Books Worth Your AttentionI live next to a haunted house.I began to suspect something was wrong with the gothic building when its family fled in the middle of the night, the children screaming, the mother crying. They never came back to pack up their furniture.No family stays long. Animals avoid the place. Once, I thought I saw a woman’s silhouette pacing through the upstairs room… but that seems impossible; no one was living there at the time.A new occupant, Anna, has just moved in.
Author(s): Darcy Coates

You Think You Know Me: The True Story of Herb Baumeister and the Horror at Fox Hollow Farm (True Crime) (2018)

 Best True Horror Books Worth Your AttentionIn the fall of 1994, Erich Baumeister (13), was playing in a wooded area of his family’s estate, when he stumbled across a partially buried human skeleton. He presented the disturbing finding to his mother, Julie, who inquired about the skull to her husband, Herb. He told her that the skeleton belonged to his late father, an anaesthesiologist, who used it for his research. He said he didn’t know what to do with it, so he buried it in the back garden. Astonishingly, Julie believed him.
Author(s): Ryan Green

True Ghost Stories: Real Police Ghost Stories: True Tales of the Paranormal as Told by Cops and Other Law Enforcement Officials (2017)

 Best True Horror Books Worth Your Attention“Police! Who goes there?” the cry goes out as a shaking torchlight illuminates a ghostly figure. The figure hangs for a moment then disappears and the officer is changed forever. Suddenly, a world that made sense has been turned upside down and the terrified family who first called the police remains uncomforted. This family is not alone though, for all over the world, police officers come in contact with the strange and the paranormal.
Author(s): Zachery Knowles

Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident (Historical Nonfiction Bestseller, True Story Book of Survival) (2014)

 Best True Horror Books Worth Your AttentionThe mystery of Dead Mountain: In February 1959, a group of nine experienced hikers in the Russian Ural Mountains died mysteriously on an elevation known as Dead Mountain.
Author(s): Donnie Eichar

Best True Horror Books Worth Your Attention

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some true horror books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

South Dakota's Mathis Murders: Horror in the Heartland

Author(s): Noel Hamiel
ID: 3409746, Publisher: Arcadia Publishing Inc., Year: 2022, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub

Paranormal Confessions: True Stories of Hauntings, Possession, and Horror from the Bellaire House

Author(s): Kristin Lee
ID: 3153557, Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing, Year: 2021, Size: 870 Kb, Format: epub

The Shadow Book of Ji Yun: The Chinese Classic of Weird True Tales, Horror Stories, and Occult Knowledge

Author(s): Yun Ji, John Yu Branscum
ID: 3300774, Publisher: Empress Wu Books, Year: 2021, Size: 2 Mb, Format: azw3

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really chart-busters according to The Wall Street Journal, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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