book reviews

Book reviews for true crime junkies; probe the minds of murderers with our collection of novels, memoirs, biographies, criminal psychology and forensic science books.

Stefin Bradbury7 days ago
'Her Name Is Mercie' by Chris Roy
The first story in this collection by author Chris Roy is, "Her Name Is Mercie." It is a taut thriller with a lovable duo caught up in a conspiracy that reaches deep into the local police department. The author's powerful prose and tight pacing keeps the reader cheering for Mercie Hillbrook and her affable young companion, Kermit, a Vietnamese street-kid. After her parents are murdered, Mercie finds herself searching for answers. But every answer leads her down a dangerous road to more questions...
The Best 10 Books About Famous Serial Killers
Serial killers are a very uniquely warped, sick type of criminal—and that's exactly what makes them so fascinating. In the world of true crime, their strange crimes and bizarre way of thinking generat...
Hitarth Raval15 days ago
'The Girl in Room 105' - Book Review
I hated it. All that the people could talk in the month of January is the resolutions they (had) made! Now, I knew that the motivation to keep going with the resolution would die in a week (or less) f...
Stefin Bradbury22 days ago
'Apostle Unbound'
Detective Frank Castle may be retired, but there's still a killer to catch!
Best Addictive Detective Novel Series
There is nothing better than finding the perfect detective novel series to get addicted to and cozy up with whenever you have the downtime. As avid readers of the genre already know, when looking for ...
DIYStudent 3 months ago
'The CleanSweep Conspiracy' by Chuck Waldron
The CleanSweep Conspiracy by Chuck Waldron is a novel on a blogger, Matt Tremain, who blogs about the truth and scams. Matt Tremain's life changes when he learns of CleanSweep, a mysterious project in Canada from a whistleblower. Matt get drawn into the fight to expose the conspiracy when his source is killed. As he races against the clock to stop countless deaths he find allies in a Toronto police detective and a local TV reporter. I personally am not big on conspiracies, but my feeling is that...
Book Review: 'Truth and Lies' by Caroline Mitchell
Detective Inspector Amy Winter has always wanted to be like her father—a great cop and an inspiration to all. She has followed in his footsteps all the way and now heads a special crimes unit that dea...
Nicola P. Young7 months ago
Top 11 Japanese Crime Fiction Novels (Translated into English)
Riddled with reflections on mankind and the dark corners of our psyches, crime novels have a unique ability to give us much more than the simple story it directly portrays. They burrow into the things...
Carolena Trissel7 months ago
Best Investigative Journalism Books
Just like investigative podcasts, the greatest investigative journalism books of all time have several things in common. For one thing, the stories pull you in and refuse to let you go until you learn...
Milica Marković8 months ago
Proxy Meets Criminology
Rather than my usual essays, this piece is structured as a script intended to simulate what a conversation between myself and four criminologists across the decades might have looked like in the moder...
Leila Parker8 months ago
Top Mystery Book Series
Summer is just around the corner and it is the ideal time to indulge in an addictive mystery book series. With juicy crime details unraveling at your fingertips, these books promise to be binge worthy...
Kioko Leonia9 months ago
Top 10 Must-Read Detective Crime Novels
"Just one more chapter, then I'll go to sleep, I promise..." Anybody who loves reading will be familiar with this phrase. Then you find yourself up into the latest hours of the night because you said ...
Cato Conroy9 months ago
Most Anticipated Mystery Novels of 2018
Speaking as a writer, there's something both respectable and awe-striking about the kind of author who can write a book that people look forward to reading. It's doubly true when it comes to crime, th...
Jesse Kinney10 months ago
Best True Crime Books of 2018
Are the best Criminal Minds episodes on repeat just not cutting it anymore? Have you already finished Mindhunter and all TV shows similar to Mindhunter? I know the feeling. I don't know what it is, bu...
Buddy Brown10 months ago
Must Read Murder Mystery Novels
If there's one genre of thriller that is as old as time, it's the classic murder mystery "whodunit" novels. It's easy to see why. There's just something absolutely gripping about trying to figure who ...
Ossiana Tepfenhart10 months ago
Top Classic True Crime Books You Must Read
True crime will always be one of the most popular genres to involve real history. It's dramatic, morbid, extreme, and always manages to show sides of humanity that we don't always see. This genre also...
Best Female Crime Thriller Writers to Read Right Now
A good murder mystery is always exciting, isn't it? Whether it be captivating novels, mystery podcasts, or films, the genre always keeps us coming back for more. When most people think of crime thrill...