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

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Why Are You Ranking: August Wilson’s Best Ex-Con, Could-Be-Criminals or Soon to Be Convicted Characters Listed From His ‘Twentieth Century Cycle’ of Plays
Upon hearing the name August Wilson, the responses usually reflect that of the definition of his first name. Illustrious. Esteemed. Respected. The late poet and playwright born Frederick August Kittel...
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. Young3 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 Trissel3 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 Markovic4 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 Parker4 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 Leonia5 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 Conroy5 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 Kinney6 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 Brown6 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 Tepfenhart6 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...
Ossiana Tepfenhart6 months ago
Top 15 Best Selling Criminal Psychology Books
When most people read about murderers, rapists, and school shooters in the newspaper, it's hard to imagine them as people. It's hard to imagine that someone who could have been your neighbor do things...
Madeline Zenk6 months ago
10 Non-Fiction Crime Novels That You Must Read If You Are Obsessed with Serial Killers
Our fascination with murder and serial killers has existed for years. With the evolution and popularity of true crime stories in film and television, there's the books to go with it. These non-fiction...
Jesse Kinney6 months ago
Top 12 Must-Read True Crime Memoirs
The world has always been fascinated with crime. From Al Capone during the prohibition era to Ted Bundy, we as a people are so interested in anything crime-related. Serial killers have become an immen...
Ossiana Tepfenhart6 months ago
Best Selling Forensic Psychology Books
For most people, there's something very unsettling about reading stories of infamous serial killers, gang members, and murderers. It's the reason why so many true crime books are addictive and why peo...
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Emily Anhalt9 months ago
5 Best Fictional Crime Novels
As an avid fan of true crime novels, I am always on the lookout for fiction books that are just as intense. These are the top five that I have read in 2017. No specific order, but I highly recommend e...