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Summer Scares: Terrifying Tales on Audio

If you’re a true crime buff, you know there’s nothing like cracking open a cold case on a hot summer night and working on some theories. Or, if true crime is a shade too true for you, escape into one of the immersive thrillers below and try to guess who did it…before everyone gets done. Listen to clips below; whichever tale you choose, chills are sure to follow…

Nab Just-released True Crime Listens:

The names of notorious serial killers are usually well-known; they echo in the news and in public consciousness. But most people have never heard of Israel Keyes, one of the most terrifying serial killers in modern history. The FBI considered his behavior unprecedented. Described by a prosecutor as “a force of pure evil,” Keyes was a predator who struck all over the United States.

American Predator is the ambitious culmination of years of interviews with key figures in law enforcement and in Keyes’s life, and research uncovered from classified FBI files. This is an audiobook that takes listeners on a journey into the chilling, nightmarish mind of a relentless killer, and reveals the limitations of traditional law enforcement. It is, in a word, terrifying.

Read our interview with Amy Landon, narrator of American Predator.

James Ellroy, the internationally acclaimed author of the L.A. Quartet and The Underworld USA trilogy, presents another literary masterpiece: this time a true crime murder mystery about his own mother.

In 1958 Jean Ellroy was murdered, her body dumped on a roadway in a seedy L.A. suburb—her killer was never found. James Ellroy was ten when his mother died, and he spent the next thirty-six years running from her ghost and attempting to exorcize it through crime fiction. In 1994, Ellroy quit running. He went back to L.A., to find out the truth about his mother—and himself.

Coming in August! The epic true crime story of the most successful bootlegger in American history and the murder that shocked the nation, from the New York Times bestselling author of Sin in the Second City and Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy. The Ghosts of Eden Park is the unforgettable, stranger-than-fiction story of a rags-to-riches entrepreneur and a long-forgotten heroine, of the excesses and absurdities of the Jazz Age, and of the infinite human capacity to deceive.

Pick from the Lineup: Suspense, Thrillers, and Twisted Tales:

The new domestic suspense from New York Times bestselling author Shari Lapena. In a quiet, leafy suburb in upstate New York, a teenager has been sneaking into houses—and into the owners’ computers as well—learning their secrets, and maybe sharing some of them, too. Who is he, and what might he have uncovered? After two anonymous letters are received, whispers start to circulate, and suspicion mounts. And when a woman down the street is found murdered, the tension reaches the breaking point. How far will all these very nice people go to protect their own secrets?

An utterly propulsive and unpredictable psychological thriller from stunning new talent T. Marie Vandelly. Twenty-five years after a gruesome tragedy, Dixie is still desperate for a connection to the family she can’t remember. So when her childhood home goes up for sale, Dixie sets aside all reason and moves in. But as the ghosts of her family seemingly begin to take up residence in the house that was once theirs, Dixie starts to question her own sanity and wonders if the evil force menacing her is real or a demon of her own making.

Buried secrets, dirty lies, and unbridled greed and ambition raise the stakes down South in the lauded crime series from New York Times bestselling author Ace Atkins.

Twenty years ago, Brandon Taylor was thought to be just another teen boy who ended his life too soon. That’s what almost everyone in Tibbehah County, Mississippi, said after his body and hunting rifle were found in the Big Woods. Now two New York-based reporters show up asking Sheriff Quinn Colson questions about the Taylor case. What happened to the evidence? Where are the missing files? Who really killed Brandon?

A mesmerizing audiobook that peels back the innumerable layers of a seductive protagonist, debut author Cambria Brockman brings to life an entrancing story of friendship, heartbreak, and betrayal.

Brockman’s Malin draws riveting attention to humankind’s vulnerability to evil. She is a shadowy figure; an unreliable narrator we get to know through subtle hints and slanted comments in addition to flashbacks. A truly chilling thriller with a twist so quiet, you never hear it coming.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

With intricately plotted machinations, secrets and surveillance, corrupt politicos and puppet masters in the Politburo, and one devastating weapon, Owen Matthews has crafted a timely, terrific, and fast-paced thriller set at the height—and in the heart—of Soviet power.

Browse our Thrillers and Suspense collection to find more chilling listens!