Addison Rizer

Addison Rizer is a writer and reader of anything that can be described as weird, sad, or scary. She loves 70s game shows, musicals, and bowling. Her snack bowl is always full of sour candy. Find her published work or contact her on her website at or at addisonrizer at gmaildotcom.

When Did the Butler Dunnit? The History of “the Butler Did It” Trope

"The butler did it" is a plot often seen as a cheap, easy out for a mystery. But where did the trope come from, and how common is it, really?

Don’t Trust Anyone In These 8 Horror Novels With Unreliable Narrators

These horror novels, including We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson, play with the trust between readers and narrators to create unsettling stories you won't be able to get out of your head.

10 Books to Help You Achieve Your New Year’s Resolution

Whichever type of resolution-maker you are, these 10 books can help you meet your goals. Find new hobbies, reduce screen time, and more!

Small But Frighty: 8 Horror Novels About Creepy Kids to Haunt You This Holiday Season

Kids just say the darndest things and sometimes those things are scary. Prepare to be haunted by these horror novels featuring creepy kids, including Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage.

Lectures and Lechery Lurk Around Every Corner in These 8 Dark Academic Mystery Novels

Find desperation and buried secrets in the hallowed halls of academia in these dark academic mystery novels, like Catherine House by Elisabeth Thomas.

8 Horror Books Coming Out in December That Will Chill You to the Bone

FroHere are eight new horror reads to make you shiver with something other than cold this December, including Mine: An Anthology of Body Autonomy Horror.

The Best Audiobook Thrillers to Listen to This Winter

Listen for the twists, turns, and secrets in ten of the best audiobook thrillers to listen to this holiday season!

Scares Work the 9-5 Too in These 10 Workplace Horror Novels

We spend 90,000 hours working in our lives, so it should come as no surprise that scary things work the 9-5, too.

Queer Road Trip Novels to Get You Craving a Vacay

Hit the road with these excellent queer road trip novels.

Horror Will Find You By Air, By Sea, or By Land in These Eight Traveling Horror Novels

Planes, trains, and automobiles might help you travel, but they might also bring with them some unexpected horrors.