Enter the IU Press Halloween Mystery Giveaway


A ghost story is always a good time, but they're especially excellent on Halloween.

This year, we're giving you the opportunity to win one of four spooky books from IU Press! And here's the catch: for a little added mystery, the book you win will be a secret until it comes to you in the mail. Want to know what you're in for? Take a look at the four books you could be lucky enough to win, then enter your name and email address for your chance at one of these four books.

Creepy California
Strange and Gothic Tales from the Golden State

Keven McQueen

Beneath California’s scenic landscape lies a strange and dark side, full of spine-tingling tales and frightful imagery. Creepy California: Strange and Gothic Tales from the Golden State explores the disturbing and macabre stories of unexplained deaths, intentional live burials, true crimes, and ghosts who haunt the Pacific Coast. An intriguing and frightful look at the disturbing side of the state, Creepy California promises to send chills down your spine and keep you looking over your shoulder.

Hauntings of the Underground Railroad
Ghosts of the Midwest

Jane Simon Ammeson

Before the Civil War, a network of secret routes and safe houses crisscrossed the Midwest to help African Americans travel north to escape slavery. Although many slaves were able to escape to the safety of Canada, others met untimely deaths on the treacherous journey—and some of these unfortunates still linger, unable to rest in peace. In Hauntings of the Underground Railroad: Ghosts of the Midwest, Jane Simon Ammeson investigates unforgettable and chilling tales of these restless ghosts that still walk the night.

Horror in the Heartland
Strange and Gothic Tales from the Midwest

Keven McQueen

Brace yourself for a journey into a creepy, dark side of the American Midwest you thought you knew—a side teeming with real-life surrealism and historical horror-comedy. From tales of the booming grave-robbing industry of late 19th-century Indiana to the story of a Michigan physician who left his estate to his pet monkeys, Keven McQueen investigates a spooky and twisted side of Indiana, Ohio, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan.

Murders that Made Headlines
Crimes of Indiana

Jane Simon Ammeson

Even the most sensational and scandalous crimes can disappear into history, the spine-chilling tales forgotten by subsequent generations. Murders that Made Headlines reveals some of these extraordinary but forgotten true events that captured the public’s attention in the course of the last 200 years. Jane Simon Ammeson recounts the astonishing and sometimes bizarre stories of arsenic murders, Ponzi schemes, prison escapes, perjury, and other shocking crimes that took place in the Hoosier state.