Interested in reading a true crime, new genre for me. Suggestions?Interested in reading a true crime, new genre for me. Suggestions??? Antigone #recommend #crime
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara, The Stranger Beside Me (about Ted Bundy) by Ann Rule, and Monster by Steve Jackson.
I second the first two Debbie recommended, but haven’t read Monster. (Adding it to my TBR list right now!) I also wanted to add Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi to this list! His telling of the Manson story and trial got me hooked on true crime!
@Samantha you are right about Helter Skelter!
Helter Skelter!! Good one!
I’ve read literally hundreds of true crime books. Helter-skelter Is a fantastic read.
Has anyone read Bugliosi’s other book, “And The Sea Will Tell?” It was pretty good, as well, and covered a true crime story I wasn’t familiar with!
The queen of true crime Ann Rule, any of hers.
I second this!
Yes, she is the best of true crime!
The Man in the Rockefeller Suit: The Astonishing Rise and Spectacular Fall of a Serial Impostor by Mark Seal. I’ve also read several of the books about the Amanda Knox case… the first and best one I read was Murder in Italy: Amanda Knox, Meredith Kercher and the Murder Trial that Shocked the World by Candace Dempsey. I’m currently in the middle of I’ll be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara.
Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann, The Girls of Murder City by Douglas Perry, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara, Mindhunter by John Douglas
Mind hunter John Douglas is a fab book.
I’ll Be Gone In the Dark by Michelle Mcnamara or Stranger Beside me by Ann Rule
I second both of these and add The Two Mrs. Grenvilles, The Professor & the Madman, Murder in Mayberry.
Yes, Ann rule certainly creeped me out when I was younger!
Tracy crosswhite series by Robert Dugoni. It is free with kindle unlimited
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara, hands down.
In Cold Blood. Serpentine. The Executioners Song.
Executioner’s Song is excellent
@Sheryl It was the first book I read that brought me a whole new understanding of profanity and pornography.
Another rec for Helter Skelter and Killers of the Flower Moon and anything Ann Rule
The Devil In the White City, Erik Larson
The killer of Little Shepards and the Birth if Forensic Science, The I-5 Killer, Anne Perry and the Murder of the Century
Mindhunter by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker
I picked this one up, hoping to read it soon!
I’ll be Gone in the Dark, by Michelle McNamara. Anything by Ann Rule, she was the master of the genre.
Anything you can get your hands on about the Mafia contract killer called “The Iceman”.
Executioners Song, In Cold Blood
Ann Rule writes great true crime.
If you like graphic novels, The Green River Killer
The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule. It’s about Ted Bundy. She worked with him at a suicide prevention hotline. He would even walk her to car after work because there was a killer on the loose (him).
The Damage Done by Warren Fellows. Read it in one sitting as couldn’t put it down!
Everything by Ann Rule. Start with “The Stranger Beside Me”. A terrific true crime writer, and a very kind woman- I had the good fortune to meet her, and my Dad had a couple of meals with her.
May she Rest In Peace.
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
For Irish true crime, read Tana French.
Thx for the suggestions. I downloaded killers of the flower moon and Molly Bloom!
Helter Skelter or I’ll Be Gone in the Dark
In Cold Blood, Psycho, Devil in the White City, Doctor Dealer…
In Cold Blood, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil