Discover Crime Best Sellers

Find the Best Crime stories through a handpicked selection of sample chapters and reviews! Each story is available exclusively on Galatea, an immersive reading platform available on iOS and Android.

The Vendeleer Brothers

Ian and Roderick Vendeleer don’t believe in ghosts, but this case in Pinnacle Gulch has them questioning everything. With people disappearing and ghost girls wreaking havoc, the brother enlist the help of a grumpy detective, a tech guy from ghost shows, and spiritual expert. Will they be able to solve the mystery and save the residents of Pinnacle Gulch before it is too late?

Age Rating: 16+ (Content Warning: Child Abuse, Violent Death, Racism)

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The Firefighter

When a fire rips through Leila’s home one night, she loses her one remaining asset as a single mom: her home. When she is hospitalized with severe lung damage due to smoke inhalation she has no one to look after her daughter, Kensie. She has no choice but to temporarily trust Ben, a handsome fireman, but as her health worsens, Leila fears for her daughter’s future. Is a home with Ben feasible? For her and Kensie both?

Age Rating: 18+ (Content Warning: Assault, Child Abuse, Kidnapping, Rape, Sexual Assault/Abuse, Stalker, Violence Against Women)

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Paranoid

Grace Miller is a normal senior in high school—she’s preparing for college and has a crush on her best friend. But when the diary of a missing classmate appears on her front porch, everything changes. As friendships unravel and secrets are revealed, Grace may now be in danger. Who can she trust? And what really happened to the missing classmate? And, most importantly…can Grace figure it out before she ends up facing the same fate?

Age Rating: 18+ (Content Warning: Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Extreme Violence/Gore, Kidnapping, Violent Death)

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Mafia’s Obsession

Hope Anderson is a regular girl: she goes to school, parties with her friends…oh, and her dad is one of the richest men in England. But then she catches the eye of Enrique Garcia, a man who’s used to getting what he wants—and keeping it. Before she knows it, Hope is forced into a marriage with this man that she can’t stand, but also can’t resist…and thrust into a dark underworld that has been just out of sight her whole life.

Age Rating: 18+ (Content Warning: Torture, Rape, Extreme violence/gore)

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Against Her Will

Late one night, a hideous attack ruins a young woman’s life. Donna is broken, both mentally and physically, and has a long road of recovery ahead. Just when she’s overcome the worst, she makes a devastating discovery that changes everything, and she finds herself in danger once again. Can she overcome her fears and uncover the truth to set her free, or is she destined for a life of pain and misery?

Age Rating: 18+

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She Can Easily Kill You

The life Chloe Rivas had before her sixteenth birthday—when she was still a bubbly teenage girl dealing with boy problems and strict parents—seems distant and unreal. After all, she’s now a cold-hearted assassin. However, her mysterious new partner, Drew Matthews, sparks something in Chloe…could it be love? Or is it hate? Whatever it might be, Chloe must somehow come to terms with her feelings, while also facing a life-threatening mission.

Age Rating: 18+ (Content Warning: Child Abuse)

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Attached

The Miller Woods is a vast, mysterious forest that has claimed untold numbers of victims. At fourteen years old, Cory Dunn spent a night lost among its trees and was driven mad by whatever he witnessed there. Now, two years later, he’s finally ready to rejoin society…but will his new friends draw him back toward the horrors that await all who dare enter Miller Woods?

Age Rating: 18+

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Childish Things

Clay Whelan grew up in his local haunted house. He’s come back to find out what happened that fateful summer twenty-five years ago, when his brother died, and why his mother spent the last six years of her life living there. But Clay’s not the only one with unfinished business at the house. Something is still there… under the porch… and upstairs…

Age Rating: 18+

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Don’t Cross The X

Set in rural South Carolina, Don’t Cross the X is the heartbreaking story of Pearl Hayes. In 1919, she crossed a large X etched into the dirt near a local blackberry field and got trapped in a witch’s force of evil. Eighty-two years later, Pearl tells her story to her progeny with a warning: the evil that took her life from her will come to take theirs, too.

Age Rating: 18+ (Content Warning: Murder, Rape, Extreme violence/gore)

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Primal Fears

When renowned paleontologist Robert D’Graive goes missing, three friends go searching for him in the mysterious Scottish Highlands. The trio discover that there is a far darker secret to Professor D’Graive’s disappearance than they could have ever imagined—a secret old and nearly unfathomable…

Age Rating: 18+

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