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“What are the best Slasher books?” We looked at 220 of the top books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

Last year, in the run-up to Halloween, we looked at the Scariest Books Of All-Time. This year we decided to look at individual genres that make up the horror genera.

The top 32 books, all appearing on 2 or more, “Best Slasher” book lists, are ranked below by how many times they appear. The books include images, descriptions, and links. The remaining 150++ books, as well as the lists we used, are in alphabetical order on the bottom of the page.

For more Best Horror and Scary Book lists, see below!

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Top 32 Slasher Books



32 .) Cover by Jack Ketchum

Lists It Appears On:

  • Monster Librarian
  • Goodreads

A battle-scarred Vietnam vet has been living alone deep in the woods, but when a group of weekend campers enter the area his fragile grasp on reality breaks and he believes he’s back in the jungle…surrounded by an enemy he needs to kill.

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31 .) Dark Origins by Anthony E. Zuiker

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Genres
  • Goodreads

A revolutionary, cross- platform, immersive storytelling experience centered on a series of crime thrillers from the visionary creator of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

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30 .) Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Horror Novels
  • Goodreads

“Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in “The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas.” She survived—and famously testified that her fifteen-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, the Kill Club—a secret society obsessed with notorious crimes—locates Libby and pumps her for details. They hope to discover proof that may free Ben.

Libby hopes to turn a profit off her tragic history: She’ll reconnect with the players from that night and report her findings to the club—for a fee. As Libby’s search takes her from shabby Missouri strip clubs to abandoned Oklahoma tourist towns, the unimaginable truth emerges, and Libby finds herself right back where she started—on the run from a killer.”

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29 .) Darkness, Tell Us by Richard Laymon

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Book Genres

A horror story about a group of college students who are persuaded by a spirit they contacted using a Ouija board to go to the mountains in search of a hidden fortune.

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28 .) Disposal by Jeff Strand

Lists It Appears On:

  • Monster Librarian
  • Goodreads 2

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27 .) Endless Night by Richard Laymon

Lists It Appears On:

  • Monster Librarian
  • Goodreads

Jody is sleeping over at a friend’s when the killers break in. They slaughter the family but Jody escapes, killing a man on the way out. All rapist and murderer Simon Quist has to do now is dispose of the one eyewitness to the massacre. And he can’t wait to get his hands on Jody…but does he know her father is a cop?

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26 .) Endurance by Jack Kilborn

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Horror Addicts

“WELCOME TO THE RUSHMORE INN

The bed and breakfast was hidden in the hills of West Virginia. Wary guests wondered how it could stay in business at such a creepy, remote location. Especially with its bizarre, presidential decor and eccentric proprietor.

ONCE YOU CHECK IN…

When the event hotel for the national Iron Woman triathlon accidentally overbooked, competitor Maria was forced to stay at the Rushmore. But after checking into her room, she quickly realized she wasn’t alone. First her suitcase wasn’t where she put it. Then her cell phone was moved. Finally, she heard an odd creaking under the bed. Confusion quickly turned to fear, and fear to hysteria when she discovered the front door was barred and the windows were bricked over. There was no way out.

…YOU’LL BE DYING TO LEAVE

One year later, four new female athletes have become guests of the Inn. Will they escape the horrors within its walls? Or will they join the many others who have died there, in ways too terrible to imagine?”

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25 .) Friday Night in Beast House by Richard Laymon

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Genres
  • Monster Librarian

The last novel in the Laymon’s BEAST HOUSE series. Michael would do anything to get a date with Alison – anything. Alison has just one condition for guys that want to date her – they have to spend a night with her in the legendary Beast House. To Michael a night alone with Alison is a chance of a lifetime but if the stories about the Beast House are true it may also be a chance to die. As he waits for Alison, in the cellar of the macabre museum, Michael tries to keep his first date nerves in check. But what he’s feeling now is nothing compared to the terror he’ll face before the night is out…

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24 .) I Am Not A Serial Killer by Dan Wells

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Genres
  • Horror Addicts

“John Wayne Cleaver is dangerous, and he knows it.

He’s spent his life doing his best not to live up to his potential.

He’s obsessed with serial killers, but really doesn’t want to become one. So for his own sake, and the safety of those around him, he lives by rigid rules he’s written for himself, practicing normal life as if it were a private religion that could save him from damnation.

Dead bodies are normal to John. He likes them, actually. They don’t demand or expect the empathy he’s unable to offer. Perhaps that’s what gives him the objectivity to recognize that there’s something different about the body the police have just found behind the Wash-n-Dry Laundromat—and to appreciate what that difference means.

Now, for the first time, John has to confront a danger outside himself, a threat he can’t control, a menace to everything and everyone he would love, if only he could.”

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23 .) In the Miso Soup by Ryū Murakami

Lists It Appears On:

  • Monster Librarian
  • Goodreads

From postmodern Renaissance man Ryu Murakami, master of the psychothriller and director of Tokyo Decadence, comes this hair-raising roller-coaster ride through the nefarious neon-lit world of Tokyo’s sex industry. In the Miso Soup tells of Frank, an overweight American tourist who has hired Kenji to take him on a guided tour of Tokyo’s sleazy nightlife. But Frank’s behavior is so strange that Kenji begins to entertain a horrible suspicion—that his new client is in fact the serial killer currently terrorizing the city. It is not until later, however, that Kenji learns exactly how much he has to fear and how irrevocably his encounter with this great white whale of an American will change his life.

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22 .) Joyride by Jack Ketchum

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Genres
  • Monster Librarian

Carole and her lover thought they had committed the perfect crime, murdering Carole’s abusive husband and making it look like an accident. Unfortunately there was a witness, someone far more twisted than they are, with plans for a killing spree of his own

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21 .) Last Days by Brian Evenson

Lists It Appears On:

  • Monster Librarian
  • Goodreads

When Kline is kidnapped by a dark sect that believes amputation brings you closer to God, he’s tasked with uncovering who murdered their leader. Will he uncover the truth in time to save himself, take on the mantle of prophet, or destroy all he sees with a rain of biblical violence?

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20 .) Meat by Joseph D’Lacey

Lists It Appears On:

  • Monster Librarian
  • Goodreads

Abyrne, the last enclave in a wasteland. All food is produced by Magnus Meat Processing and controlled by the Parsons of the Welfare. Richard Shanti, the ‘Ice Pick’, is Abyrne’s legendary bolt-gunner, dispatching hundreds of animals every hour to supply the townsfolk with all the meat they could want. But Shanti is having doubts about his line of work. When war breaks out between the corporate and religious factions, Shanti must sacrifice everything he loves in order to reveal the truth behind Abyrne’s power structures and fight for what he knows is right. In a world where eating meat has become not only a human right but a sacred duty, what happens to those who question the nature of the food source? The townsfolk are hungry. The townsfolk must be fed…

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19 .) Pressure by Jeff Strand

Lists It Appears On:

  • Monster Librarian
  • Goodreads

“Alex stared at the red pocketknife shown to him by his daughter. A pocketknife owned by somebody he hadn’t seen in years…
-Children-

They met first in boarding school at age twelve. AlexFletcher, shy and scared. Darren Rust, always furiously scribbling away in a private journal. It was not an immediate friendship, but then one night Darren convinced his roommate to sneak off school grounds to see something glorious. There was a sleazy strip club, you see, and every once in a while the back door opened just long enough to maybe catch a quick glimpse… Though a bond was formed from their pre-pubescent interest in naked women, Darren had another interest. A morbid curiosity about death. A curiosity that turned into something much more sinister.

-Friends-

They crossed paths again in college and became the best of friends. But Darren wasn’t just looking for a friend. He had dark, ghastly urges squirming around in his head, and he believed he saw the same things — the urge to hurt, the urge to kill — in Alex. He was looking for somebody who understood. A partner. But Alex could never become a monster. Not even when Darren tried to bring out his friend’s most deeply buried feelings of rage. Not even when Darren tried to show him the euphoria of having that much power over another human being. It just couldn’t happen…right?

-Enemies-

Now Alex has a wife and a daughter. And Darren is back. He’s hiding. He’s patient. His mind is twisted in the worst possible way.”

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18 .) Succulent Prey by Wrath James White

Lists It Appears On:

  • Monster Librarian
  • Horror Novel Reviews

Could serial killers be victims of a communicable disease? Fifteen years ago, Joseph Miles was attacked by a serial child murderer. He was the only one of the madman’s victims to survive. Now he himself is slowly turning into a killer. He can feel the urges, the burning needs, getting harder and harder to resist. Can anything stop him—or cure him—before he kills the only woman he’s ever loved? Or before he infects someone else?

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17 .) The Cellar by Richard Laymon

Lists It Appears On:

  • Monster Librarian
  • Goodreads 2

If you’ve missed Laymon, you’ve missed a treat’ Stephen King The deeper the tourists go into the Beast House, the darker the nightmares become. But the worst part is beneath the haunted structure. Don’t even think about going into the cellar…

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16 .) The Devil in Gray by Graham Masterton

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Genres
  • The Line Up

America’s Civil War left wounds on the land that bled for over a century—and perhaps something even more terrible that will never heal. A man on the edge, haunted by a recent personal tragedy, homicide detective Martin Decker has been assigned to investigate a bizarre series of gruesome and seemingly random mutilation murders plaguing Richmond, Virginia. A serial killer is somehow finding his way into locked rooms to butcher his victims before vanishing without a trace, and the only witness is a young woman with Down syndrome who claims to have seen the man responsible for the horrific carnage. But the bloody trail is leading Decker to a place where his sanity will be sorely tested—and where pure evil has given rise to an unstoppable nightmare of terror and death.

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15 .) The Drive-In: A Double Feature Omnibus by Joe Lansdale

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Horror Novels
  • Goodreads

Imagine a jam-packed drive-in on a Saturday night. You’re kicking back in your car with the popcorn and enjoying a good old-fashioned scary monster movie when, suddenly, the drive-in itself becomes the movie, with all its attendant thrills–and dangers.

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14 .) The Last Final Girl by Stephen Graham Jones

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Horror Novels
  • The Line Up

“Life in a slasher film is easy. You just have to know when to die.

Aerial View: A suburban town in Texas. Everyone’s got an automatic garage door opener. All the kids jump off a perilous cliff into a shallow river as a rite of passage. The sheriff is a local celebrity. You know this town. You’re from this town.

Zoom In: Homecoming princess, Lindsay. She’s just barely escaped death at the hands of a brutal, sadistic murderer in a Michael Jackson mask. Up on the cliff, she was rescued by a horse and bravely defeated the killer, alone, bra-less. Her story is already a legend. She’s this town’s heroic final girl, their virgin angel.

Monster Vision: Halloween masks floating down that same river the kids jump into. But just as one slaughter is not enough for Billie Jean, our masked killer, one victory is not enough for Lindsay. Her high school is full of final girls, and she’s not the only one who knows the rules of the game.

When Lindsay chooses a host of virgins, misfits, and former final girls to replace the slaughtered members of her original homecoming court, it’s not just a fight for survival-it’s a fight to become The Last Final Girl.”

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13 .) The Nightrunners by Joe R. Lansdale

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • The Guardian

In the field of country noir–the dark side of rural and small-town America–Lansdale staked his claim to East Texas with The Nightrunners. A ’66 Chevy bears down on the countryside, with a carful of vicious teenagers and evil of Biblical proportions, in this terrifying morality tale of sex and violence.

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12 .) The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads 2
  • The Guardian

“As part of the search for a serial murderer nicknames “”Buffalo Bill,”” FBI trainee Clarice Starling is given an assignment. She must visit a man confined to a high-security facility for the criminally insane and interview him.

That man, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, is a former psychiatrist with unusual tastes and an intense curiosity about the darker corners of the mind. His intimate understanding of the killer and of Clarice herself form the core of Thomas Harris’ The Silence of the Lambs–an unforgettable classic of suspense fiction.”

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11 .) Urban Gothic by Brian Keene

Lists It Appears On:

  • Monster Librarian
  • Horror Novel Reviews

When their car breaks down in the middle of the seediest part of the inner city, a group of teenagers take refuge in an abandoned row house. But its not abandoned at all. The inhabitants are a family of mutated madmen who dont take kindly to intruders.

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10 .) Cuts by Richard Laymon

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Genres
  • Goodreads
  • Goodreads 2

Many people have a hobby that verges on obsession. Albert Prince’s obsession happens to be cutting people, especially pretty girls. There’s nothing he loves more than breaking into a stranger’s house and letting his imagination—and his knife—run wild. Albert’s on the run now, heading cross-country, but he’s not about to stop having fun…

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9 .) Depraved by Bryan Smith

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Genres
  • Monster Librarian
  • Goodreads 2

Welcome to Hopkins Bend. You’re never getting out of here alive… In the middle-of-nowhere, USA, there is a town not on any map. A place where outsiders are tortured, raped, and eaten. Where local law enforcement runs a sex trafficking ring. And the woods hold even more monstrous secrets. Today four unlucky travelers will end up in Hopkins Bend. If they want to ever get out alive they will have to become just as vicious and violent as their pursuers. Just as depraved.

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8 .) Psycho by Robert Bloch

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Goodreads 2
  • The Guardian

“The story was all too real-indeed this classic was inspired by the real-life story of Ed Gein, a psychotic murderer who led a dual life. Alfred Hitchcock too was captivated, and turned the book into one of the most-loved classic films of all time the year after it was released.

Norman Bates loves his Mother. She has been dead for the past twenty years, or so people think. Norman knows better though. He has lived with Mother ever since leaving the hospital in the old house up on the hill above the Bates motel. One night Norman spies on a beautiful woman that checks into the hotel as she undresses. Norman can’t help but spy on her. Mother is there though. She is there to protect Norman from his filthy thoughts. She is there to protect him with her butcher knife.”

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7 .) Survivor by J.F. Gonzalez

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Horror Novels
  • Goodreads
  • Horror Novel Reviews

BEFORE HOSTEL…BEFORE SAW..THERE WAS SURVIVOR… It was supposed to be a romantic weekend getaway. Lisa was looking forward to spending time alone with her husband-and telling him that they are going to have a baby. Instead, it becomes a nightmare when her husband is arrested and Lisa is kidnapped. But the kidnappers aren’t asking for ransom. They want Lisa herself. They’re going to make her a star-in a snuff film. What they have in mind for Lisa is unspeakable. They plan to torture and murder her as graphically and brutally as possible, and to capture it all on film. If they have their way, Lisa’s death will be truly horrifying…but even more horrifying is what Lisa will do to survive… Deadite Press is proud to present the classic hardcore horror novel by J. F. Gonzalez. Now a new generation of readers will ask – how far would you go to survive?

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6 .) The 13th by John Everson

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Horror Novels
  • Monster Librarian
  • Goodreads

Castle House Lodge. A century ago it was an exclusive resort hotel. But for years it’s stood empty, a haunting shadow of its former glories. Now, after twenty-five years of rumors and ghost stories, the overgrown grounds are showing signs of being tended. The building itself has been repaired. Castle House has new occupants. What was once a haven for the elite is now a madhouse, a private asylum for pregnant women. But are all the patients really insane? And is it just a coincidence that people have begun to disappear from the nearby town? David Shale’s girlfriend is one of the missing, and he’s determined to find the truth behind the mysterious Dr. Rockford and his house of secrets. He will learn the meaning of the red X painted on the basement door…and he will know the ultimate fear, the horror of… THE 13TH.

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5 .) The Island by Richard Laymon

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Horror Novels
  • Monster Librarian
  • Horror Addicts

When eight people go on a cruise in the Bahamas, they plan to swim, sunbathe and relax. Getting shipwrecked is definitely not in the script. But after the yacht blows up they’re stranded on a deserted island, and there’s a maniac on the loose.

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4 .) The Kult by Shaun Jeffrey

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Horror Novels
  • Monster Librarian
  • Goodreads

“People are predictable. That’s what makes them easy to kill.

Out of misguided loyalty, police officer Prosper Snow is goaded into helping his friends perform a copycat killing, but when the real killer comes after him, it’s not only his life on the line, but his family’s too. Now if he goes to his colleagues for help, he risks being arrested for murder. If he doesn’t, he risks being killed.”

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3 .) The Lost by Jack Ketchum

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Horror Novels
  • Goodreads
  • Goodreads 2

“It was the summer of 1965. Ray, Tim, and Jennifer were just three teenage friends hanging out in the campgrounds, drinking a little. But Tim and Jennifer didn’t know what their friend Ray had in mind. And if they’d known, they wouldn’t have thought he was serious. Then they saw what he did to the two girls at the neighboring campsite—and knew he was dead serious.
Four years later, the 60s were drawing to a close. No one ever charged Ray with the murders in the campgrounds, but there was one cop determined to make him pay. Ray figured he was in the clear. Tim and Jennifer thought the worst was behind them, that the horrors were all in the past. They were wrong. The worst was yet to come.”

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2 .) The Girl Next Door by Jack Ketchum

Lists It Appears On:

  • Monster Librarian
  • Goodreads
  • Goodreads 2
  • Horror Novel Reviews

A teenage girl is held captive and brutally tortured by neighborhood children. Based on a true story, this shocking novel reveals the depravity of which we are all capable.

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1 .) The Killing Kind by Bryan Smith

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Horror Novels
  • Monster Librarian
  • Goodreads
  • Horror Addicts
  • Horror Novel Reviews

The classic ultra-splatter roadtrip in the spirit of Natural Born Killers and The Devil’s Rejects. Roxie is the goth girl of your dreams. There’s just one problem-she’s batshit crazy and has a fetish for murder. After a petty insult at a gas station, she goes on a murder spree, hunting down those that pissed her off. But she’s not the only monster on the road. There are others out there killing and raping. And everyone’s headed to the same beach house. A desolate vacation getaway with no neighbors and no one to hear the screams. Deadite Press is proud to bring back Bryan Smith’s nasty novel of murder, torture, and the darkest side of human nature-The Killing Kind

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The 175+ Additional Best Slasher Fiction Books



 

#BooksAuthorLists
(Titles Appear On 1 List Each)
332666Roberto Bolaño
The Guardian
34A Cold SeasonAllison Littlewood
Monster Librarian
35A Congregation of JackalsS. Craig Zahler
Monster Librarian
36A Matrix of AngelsChristopher Conlon
Goodreads 2
37AfraidJack KilbornGoodreads
38All Hallow’s DeadBryan Smith
Goodreads 2
39AmazonasAlan Peter Ryan
Monster Librarian
40American PsychoBret Easton EllisGoodreads
41Among the MissingRichard LaymonGoodreads
42Francesca the Librarian
Monster Librarian
43AnimosityJames Newman
Monster Librarian
44Apocalyptic Organ GrinderWilliam Todd Rose
Monster Librarian
45The Venus ComplexBarbie Wilde.
Monster Librarian
46As Fate Would Have ItMichael Louis Calvillo
Monster Librarian
47Beyond the DoorJeffrey Thomas
Monster Librarian
48BlisterJeff Strand
Goodreads 2
49Blockade BillyStephen King
Goodreads 2
50Blood CrazySimon Clark
Horror Novel Reviews
51Blood Cult of the Booby FarmersPeter N. Dudar
Monster Librarian
52Blood MeridianCormac McCarthy
The Guardian
53Blood RelatedWilliam Cook
Monster Librarian
54Blood TrapSam Tepes
Goodreads 2
55Books of Blood: Volumes One to ThreeClive Barker
Goodreads 2
56Born To BleedRyan C. ThomasGoodreads
57Brazen BullElizabeth Massie with Illustrations
Monster Librarian
58Breaking EggsKurt Newton and L.L. Soares
Monster Librarian
59Briar Patch Boogie: A Hap and Leonard NoveletteJoe R. Lansdale
Goodreads 2
60CabalClive Barker
The Guardian
61Campaign Trilogy: Part Three- Redemption LostZoe E. Whitten
Monster Librarian
62Carved in BoneJefferson BassGoodreads
63Child of GodCormac McCarthy
Best Horror Novels
64CLOWNMatt Shaw
Goodreads 2
65Contains: Violence ReviewBret Jordan
Monster Librarian
66CowsMatthew StokoeGoodreads
67Crossing the LineJordan BobeGoodreads
68Dead Until DarkCharlaine Harris
Goodreads 2
69DeathFlashGene O’Neil Illustrations
Monster Librarian
70Deep in the DarknessMichael Laimo
Monster Librarian
71Die, You Bastard! Die!Jan Kozlowski
Monster Librarian
72DominanceWill Lavender
Pop Culture Breakdown
73Don’t ReadMatt Shaw
Goodreads 2
74Duncan’s Diary: Birth Of A Serial KillerChristopher C. Payne
Monster Librarian
75Edge of Dark WaterJoe R. Lansdale
Goodreads 2
76Evil at HeartChelsea Cain
Book Genres
77Eyes EverywhereMatthew Warner
Monster Librarian
78Final GirlsRiley Sager
Goodreads 2
79FireworksJames A. Moore
Monster Librarian
80FoodchainJeff Jacobson
Monster Librarian
81Friday the 13th Church of the Divine PsychopathScott Phillips
Horror Addicts
82From HellAlan Moore and Eddie Campbell
The Guardian
83Full Dark, No StarsStephen King
Goodreads 2
84Gerald’s GameStephen KingGoodreads
85Gossip Girl, Psycho KillerCecily von Ziegesar
Book Genres
86Grundish and AskewLance Carbuncle
Monster Librarian
87HacksBrian Knight
Monster Librarian
88Hallowe’en PartyAgatha Christie
The Line Up
89HannibalThomas Harris
Goodreads 2
90HaterDavid Moody
Monster Librarian
91HeartsickChelsea Cain
Book Genres
92HeartstopperJoy Fielding
Book Genres
93Rhonda Wilson
Monster Librarian
94HeroWrath James White
Goodreads 2
95Hot In DecemberJoe R. Lansdale*New Review
Monster Librarian
96How to Survive a Horror MovieSeth Grahame-Smith
Goodreads 2
97I Know What You Did Last SummerLois Duncan
The Line Up
98I’m Not SamJack Ketchum and Lucky McKee
Monster Librarian
99Incident On and Off a Mountain RoadJoe R. Lansdale
Goodreads 2
100Indian KillerSherman Alexie
The Guardian
101Into the FireRichard Laymon
Monster Librarian
102IslandRichard LaymonGoodreads
103Jasmine and GarlicMonica J. O’Rourke
Monster Librarian
104Jigsaw ManGord Rollo
Horror Novel Reviews
105Kill RiverCameron Roubique
Goodreads 2
106Kill Whitey,Brian Keene
Monster Librarian
107Killer InstinctS.E. GreenGoodreads
108Killing FloorLee Child
Book Genres
109Killing Sam KnightJohn CassianGoodreads
110KinKealan Patrick Burke
Goodreads 2
111King of the PervertsSteve LoweGoodreads
112Let’s Go Play At The Adams’Mendal W. JohnsonGoodreads
113Life RageLL Soares
Monster Librarian
114Like DeathTim Waggoner
Monster Librarian
115Like Porno for PsychosWrath James White
Goodreads 2
116LiveNight
Monster Librarian
117Living Dead GirlElizabeth ScottGoodreads
118Love Lies DyingSteve Gerlach
Monster Librarian
119MakeupRobert McCammon
Goodreads 2
120MayhemSarah Pinborough
Monster Librarian
121Michael in HellDennis Latham
Monster Librarian
122MidlistersKealan Patrick Burke
Monster Librarian
123Mortal FearGreg Iles
Pop Culture Breakdown
124Never KnowingChevy Stevens
Book Genres
125Night in the Lonesome OctoberRichard Laymon
Book Genres
126Night of the RipperRobert BlochGoodreads
127Night ShowRichard LaymonGoodreads
128Noir: Three Novels of SuspenseRichard Matheson
Monster Librarian
129NoticeHeather LewisGoodreads
130Off SeasonJack Ketchum
Goodreads 2
131Paris TroutPete Dexter
The Guardian
132Pay PhoneBrandon Ford
Monster Librarian
133PenpalDathan Auerbach
Goodreads 2
134Personal DemonsGregory Lamberson
Goodreads 2
135Population ZeroWrath James White
Goodreads 2
136Psycho IIRobert Bloch
Goodreads 2
137Punishment And SacrificeJohn Reid
Monster Librarian
138RageSteve GerlachGoodreads
139Rags and Old IronLorelie Shannon
Monster Librarian
140Red DragonThomas Harris
Goodreads 2
141RemainderTom McCarthy
Monster Librarian
142Revelation: A Matthew Shardlake MysteryC. J. Sansom
Monster Librarian
143ScissorsRay Garton
Monster Librarian
144Scraps of PaperKathryn Meyer Griffith
Monster Librarian
145SecurityGina Wohlsdorf
Goodreads 2
146Shadow of the Dark AngelGene O’Neill
Monster Librarian
147Shady PalmsAllen Dusk
Monster Librarian
148Sharp ObjectsGillian FlynnGoodreads
149Slade HouseDavid Mitchell
Goodreads 2
150SlobRex MillerGoodreads
151Slumber PartyChristopher Pike
Goodreads 2
152SnuffEric EnckGoodreads
153Some Kind of Cu*tMatt Shaw
Goodreads 2
154Splattered BeautyBrandon Ford
Monster Librarian
155Still MissingChevy Stevens
Book Genres
156Stopfor a visit!
Monster Librarian
157StrangersDean Koontz
Monster Librarian
158Suffer the ChildrenDavid Bishop
Horror Addicts
159SweetheartChelsea Cain
Book Genres
160That Bus Is Another WorldStephen King
Goodreads 2
161The Animal HourAndrew Klavan
The Line Up
162The Bazaar of Bad DreamsStephen King
Goodreads 2
163The BigheadEdward Lee
Goodreads 2
164The Body FarmPatricia CornwellGoodreads
165The Bride CollectorTed Dekker
Monster Librarian
166The Buffalo HunterPeter Straub
Monster Librarian
167The Christmas KillerPatricia Windsor
Goodreads 2
168The CollectorJohn FowlesGoodreads
169The DeadMark E. Rogers
Horror Novel Reviews
170The DevotedEric Shapiro
Monster Librarian
171The DisappearanceBentley Little
Monster Librarian
172The Face That Must DieRamsey CampbellGoodreads
173The Girl in 6EA.R. Torre
Goodreads 2
174The GodfatherMario Puzo
Horror Novel Reviews
175The GrandmasterPeter A Balaskas
Monster Librarian
176The HeadsmanJames Harvey
The Line Up
177The HousematesIain Rob Wright
Book Genres
178The Hunger of Empty VesselsScott Edelman
Monster Librarian
179The HypnotistLars Kepler
Book Genres
180The Jigsaw ManGord Rollo
Book Genres
181The LakeRichard Laymon
Book Genres
182The LamplightersFrazer Lee
Monster Librarian
183The Lesser Of Two Evils: Campaign Trilogy, Part OneZoe E. Whitten
Monster Librarian
184The Literary SixVince A. Liaguno
Monster Librarian
185The Liv Bergen seriesSandra Brannan
Pop Culture Breakdown
186The Lucid DreamingLisa Morton
Monster Librarian
187The MercilessDanielle Vega
Goodreads 2
188The Midnight TourRichard Laymon
Book Genres
189The Most Beautiful Woman in Town & Other StoriesCharles BukowskiGoodreads
190The NeighborsAnia Ahlborn
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191The One-PercentersJohn Podgursky
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192The Purification CeremonyMark T. Sullivan
The Line Up
193The Righteous MenSam Bourne
Book Genres
194The ScreamJohn SkippGoodreads
195The ShiningStephen KingGoodreads
196The StoreBentley Little
Goodreads 2
197The Venus ComplexBarbie Wilde
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198The Virgin’s HunterNikki Morris
Book Genres
199The Wasp FactoryIain Banks
Goodreads 2
200The WatcherCharles Maclean
Goodreads 2
201The Wide GameMichael West
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202The Witness: Slasher HorrorZach Bohannon
Goodreads 2
203The Woman in BlackSusan Hill
The Guardian
204The Women’s Murder Club seriesJames Patterson
Pop Culture Breakdown
205The Wooden BoxSteven Lloyd
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206They Never Die QuietlyD.M. Annechino
Horror Addicts
207Top TenRyne Douglas PearsonGoodreads
208ToyerGardner McKay
Book Genres
209Trail Of MadnessZoe Whitten
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210Tyler’s Third ActMick Garris
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211Under the DomeStephen King
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212Vampire$John Steakley
Horror Novel Reviews
213We Eat Our OwnKea WilsonGoodreads
214We have a take two review of Laberson’s Personal DemonsRhonda Wilson.
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215Weed SpeciesJack Ketchum
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216WetbonesJohn ShirleyGoodreads
217What Alice KnewPaula Marantz Cohen
Pop Culture Breakdown
218Wild GirlsLisa Morton
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219Wild Things: Four TalesDouglas Clegg
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220Yaccub’s CurseWrath James White
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10 Best Slasher Horror Book Sources/Lists



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Best Horror Novels Slasher Horror
Book Genres Slasher Fiction Genre – Complete List of Book Genres
Goodreads Popular Horror Slasher Books
Goodreads 2 Popular Slasher Books
Horror Addicts Slasher Horror Books
Horror Novel Reviews The Top 10 Most Violent Horror Books
Monster Librarian Reviews of Fiction with Human Monsters and Psychological Horror
Pop Culture Breakdown Best Serial Killer and Slasher Scares in Books and Film
The Guardian Top 10 novels about deranged killers
The Line Up 7 Violent Books Just Like Your Favorite Slasher Films