A List of 40+ True Crime Books Critical to the Genre

True Crime

Over at the Illinois Talking Book Outreach Center, they’ve compiled a list of some of the most important true crime books out there, both recent and classic. The list dates back to Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood and Vincent Bugliosi’s Helter Skelter all the way up to Robert Bolker’s Lost Girls and Philip Carlo’s The Night Stalker. There are plenty of books on the list that even I haven’t read, so I’ve been given some fodder for my own personal reading in the coming months.

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Here is just a curated selection of the books that I would recommend to people, based on my own readings:

There are plenty of other books on the list — I just haven’t read them. However, I can  vouch for the ones above, and I would gladly recommend each and every one of them to people for consumption.

As always, if you have any recommendations for true crime books, please don’t hesitate to email me at mail-at-tblakebraddy.com. I’m always looking for books to help my knowledge base, and as always, I want to hear from you!

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