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BOOK CLUB: 6 of the best true crime books to read this year.

You binged your way through Serial before moving onto Making A Murderer and The Keepers. You’re the one who always brings up Amanda Knox at the watercooler, and you’re pretty sure you know who really killed Hae Min Lee.

You probably also know that you’re a little bit ridiculous. It’s OK, we all are.

To help enable your weird little addiction, we’ve rounded up some of the best true crime books to read in 2018:

1.I’ll Be Gone In The Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search For The Golden State Killer, Michelle McNamara

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At the time of her death in April 2016 author Michelle McNamara was obsessed with finding the man she had dubbed ‘The Golden State Killer’.

McNamara had spent years researching and profiling The Golden State Killer,

Read more at: https://www.mamamia.com.au/ill-be-gone-in-the-dark-golden-state-killer/

5 Short True Crime Books You Can Finish In A Single Weekend

True crime aficionados, has this been a wild week or what? Not only has a man believed to be the Golden State Killer been arrested, but Michelle McNamara’s bestselling book about him is being updated with information about the suspect and how he was caught, some exciting new books in the genre were just released, and it’s only Friday. That means you still have plenty of time before Monday hits to dive into some short true crime books you can read over the weekend.

All true crime fans know there is nothing more intoxicating than a mystery, and nothing more satisfying than solving one. That is why we obsessively read about cold cases that are sometimes centuries old, watch documentaries about serial killers who have yet to be caught, and listen to podcasts about the search of a missing person in action. It’s also why,

Read more at: https://www.bustle.com/p/5-short-true-crime-books-you-can-finish-in-a-single-weekend-8924529

These 2 New True Crime Books Are The Latest Examples Of Just How Powerful The Genre Can Be

Until NPR’s hit podcast Serial debuted in 2014, the true crime genre was a guilty pleasure many indulged in, but few would admit to out loud for fear of being ousted as simple, or worse, insensitive. For years, detractors of the genre criticized it for being distasteful, disrespectful, voyeuristic, or even immoral. But now, with the rise of both the popularity and the quality of true crime in every form, from weekly podcasts and bestselling books to television anthologies and prestige series, the genre is finally starting to earn a certain level of respectability, and even some critical acclaim. Two new books out this week — Kirk Wallace Johnson’s The Feather Thief and Gilbert King’s Beneath a Ruthless Sun — are perfect examples of what kind of cultural insight, historical understanding, and good old-fashioned entertainment the newly invigorated world

Read more at: https://www.bustle.com/p/these-2-new-true-crime-books-are-the-latest-examples-of-just-how-powerful-the-genre-can-be-8857184

10 Websites About True Crime For People Who Are Out Of New Books, Podcasts, And Documentaries

In recent years, there has been a rise in true crime content across platforms, but even the explosion of new TV shows, books, and podcasts can’t seem to keep up with many people’s insatiable interest in the macabre. If you, like so many other murder-obsessed, have run out of episodes of Dear John, read through your crime TBR pile, and binge-watched ever Netflix docu-series about serial killers, you can still turn to these websites all true crime readers should bookmark.

If you’re fascinated with true crime, there is no shortage of places you can turn to scratch that morbid itch. From Dateline NBC to Cold Case Files on AE, just about every major network has at least one show dedicated to it, and streaming services like Netflix are are churning out one true crime program after another. Some of the most popular podcasts, including My

Read more at: https://www.bustle.com/p/10-websites-about-true-crime-for-people-who-are-out-of-new-books-podcasts-documentaries-8842109

5 True Crime TV Shows Based On Books That You Probably Didn’t Realize Were Adaptations

It seems to be the golden age of book-to-TV adaptations, especially when it comes to true crime. And if your true crime obsession runs as deeply as mine, I know you probably aren’t content to just watch a TV show. You want to Google the case, read through every article you can find, and if available, read the book the show is based upon. But did you know the following true crime shows were based on books and the reporting done by their authors? If you didn’t, you have more than a few books to add to your reading list this week.

Watching a true crime show and reading a true crime book can be entirely different experiences. Shows tend to relish in the drama. Those stomach-dropping moments when a new piece of evidence is discovered, the unforgettable characters who were involved with the case, and the most gruesome

Read more at: https://www.bustle.com/p/5-true-crime-tv-shows-based-on-books-that-you-probably-didnt-realize-were-adaptations-8696333

“Clean Porn”: The Top 10 LA Crime Books

This book is a kind of postscript to the author’s classic Black Dahlia book, Severed, and fills out the larger picture of sensational L.A. crimes that haunted John Gilmore as a young native son, back in the 1940s and ’50s. The five cases that make up L.A. Despair are brutal, and the author presents horrific descriptions of each, with the emphasis on sordid and violent details. The book, in a word, is harsh.

If you’ve seen the 1955 movie I Want to Live (it stars Susan Hayward), you will be enlightened (or endarkened?) by Gilmore’s mercilessly depressing chronicle of its subject: a real-life Hollywood drifter and “murderess,” Barbara Graham, who knocked on a woman’s door one night in Burbank in 1953 and beat her to death in the mistaken belief that she would then make off with wads of that unfortunate woman’s cash (Graham’s idiot comrades had “heard” about said money

Read more at: http://www.laweekly.com/news/clean-porn-the-top-10-la-crime-books-9264186

The Top 10 LA Crime Books

This book is a kind of postscript to the author’s classic Black Dahlia book, Severed, and fills out the larger picture of sensational L.A. crimes that haunted John Gilmore as a young native son, back in the 1940s and ’50s. The five cases that make up L.A. Despair are brutal, and the author presents horrific descriptions of each, with the emphasis on sordid and violent details. The book, in a word, is harsh.

If you’ve seen the 1955 movie I Want to Live (it stars Susan Hayward), you will be enlightened (or endarkened?) by Gilmore’s mercilessly depressing chronicle of its subject: a real-life Hollywood drifter and “murderess,” Barbara Graham, who knocked on a woman’s door one night in Burbank in 1953 and beat her to death in the mistaken belief that she would then make off with wads of that unfortunate woman’s cash (Graham’s idiot comrades had “heard” about said money

Read more at: http://www.laweekly.com/news/clean-porn-the-top-10-la-crime-books-9264186

The 20 True Crime Books On Goodreads With The Highest Ratings From Users

Fans of all things strange, puzzling and decidedly creepy, rejoice! It’s Mystery and Thriller Week on Goodreads and the site has compiled all of your favorite crime, thriller and mystery novels all in one place. Whether you’re a fan of YA thrillers, suspenseful romances or good old-fashioned true crime books, Goodreads has got you covered. And speaking of the latter, the bookish fan site has compiled a line-up of the 20 Top-Rated True Crime Books on Goodreads for you to add to your TBR or re-read pile this week.

Here’s the low-down: In order to make the lineup, every book on this list had to have at least a four-star rating from the Goodreads community as well as several thousand reviews. That means, even though some of the usual suspects like The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson — the

Read more at: https://www.bustle.com/p/the-20-true-crime-books-on-goodreads-with-the-highest-ratings-from-users-8678341

5 True Crime Books We Can’t Wait To Read This Spring

Whether it’s binging the latest season of “Snapped” or catching up on an episode of “Martinis Murder,” most of us can’t get enough of true crime. And if you’re anything like the team at Oxygen, your nightstand is probably littered with dog-eared copies of true crime classics like “In Cold Blood” and “The Devil In The White City.” Thankfully for the true crime-obsessed, it doesn’t look like there’s going to be a shortage of gripping new releases this season.

From slow-burning human interest stories that beg for self-reflection to haunting retellings of high-profile investigations, these are the most anticipated true crime books of spring 2018:

1.  The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman’s Extraordinary Life in the Business of Death, Decay and Disaster by Sarah Krasnostein (April 1)

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Criminal law researcher and lecturer Sarah Krasnostein first met professional trauma

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/true-crime-books-spring-2018-cant-wait-read

Best true crime books

True crime has become a hot topic in recent years. Whether you’re spending your daily commute catching up on a convict-focused podcast or sitting down to enjoy a good few hours of a gruesome Netflix special, we can’t get enough of the criminal underworld.

Books focusing on the trials and tribulations of real-life crime are becoming more popular than ever. Fancy a deep dive into the world of organised crime? Or how about a tale of how Satanic Panic ruined three innocent men’s lives?

Far from simply relaying the gory details of heinous crimes, writers are risking it all to investigate everything from the identities of unknown serial killers to how one person could lead such an astonishing double life.

From recent additions to the genre to tried and tested classics, brush up on your knowledge of all things grisly with these tomes.