Crime thrillers or crime mysteries are an exciting ride, but nothing beats the thrill of reading a true crime book and knowing that everything you’re reading about actually happened. Here are the top ten greatest true crime books of all time, guaranteed to make you cringe.
1. Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi
2. Redrum the Innocent: The Murder of Christine Jessop by Kirk Makin
3. Small Sacrifices: A True Story of Passion and Murder by Ann Rule
4. Blood and Money: A True Story of Murder, Passion and Power by Thomas Thompson
5. Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson
6. The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective by Kate Summerscale
7. The Stranger Beside Me: Ted Bundy The Shocking Inside Story by Ann Rule
8. The Manson File: Myth and Reality of an Outlaw Shaman by Nikolas Schreck
9. Green River, Running Red: The Real Story of the Green River Killer–America’s Deadliest Serial Murderer by Ann Rule
10. Deviant: The Shocking True Story of Ed Gein, the Original “Psycho” by Harold SchechterMore info here: Oscar Pistorious — hero or murderer?