Crime Stories & Horror by Indigenous Authors

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We’ve lined up five of our favorite crime fiction and horror novels written by indigenous authors. These books weave rich cultural context with startlingly beautiful writing.

Mary Kay McBrayer is the author of America’s First Female Serial Killer: Jane Toppan and the Making of a Monster. You can find her short works at Oxford American, Narratively, Mental Floss, and FANGORIA, among other publications. She co-hosts Everything Trying to Kill You, the comedy podcast that analyzes your favorite horror movies from the perspectives of women of color. Follow Mary Kay McBrayer on Instagram and Twitter, or check out her author site here.