Lane secretly works to discover the killer’s identity—until the killer begins to contact her personally. Cold-blooded killers are in style. After feigning his own death to escape from prison, Compton makes his way to the United States with the sole ambition of bringing his “art” to new heights.”, Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell – “Kay Scarpetta chases after a serial strangler and uses forensic evidence and the help of Virginia cop Pete Marino, and introduces future FBI agent, Kay’s niece Lucy.” (The Strand Magazine). Killer Instinct by S.E. The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison – “Near an isolated mansion there is a beautiful garden with luscious flowers, shady trees . If you know any more feel free to leave a comment. The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes – A talented teen profiler is recruited to work on a special FBI team, where she finds herself hunting the serial killer who killed her mom. Penance by Kanae Minato – “Minato’s moving, tension-filled second novel charts the impact of a traumatic murder on four young women, Sae, Maki, Akiko, and Yuka, who were childhood friends of the victim, Emily.” (Publisher’s Weekly). by. The Devil in the White City is half about H. H. Holmes, a serial killer famous for his Chicago But few people could see the cruel monster beneath the colorful clown makeup that John Gacy wore to entertain children in his Chicago suburb.”, Deviant by Harold Schechter – “The truth behind the twisted crimes that inspired the films Psycho, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and The Silence of the Lambs…”, Love Me to Death by Linda Wolfe – “Acclaimed true-crime journalist Linda Wolfe recounts a powerful true-life crime story of her own—her search for the serial killer who murdered her friend”, Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert by Patricia Cornwell – “A comprehensive and intriguing exposé of one of the world’s most chilling cases of serial murder—and the police force that failed to solve it.”, Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry – “Vincent Bugliosi was the prosecuting attorney in the Manson trial, and this book is his enthralling account of how he built his case from what a defense attorney dismissed as only “two fingerprints and Vince Bugliosi.””, My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf – “This graphic novel paints a sympathetic self-portrait of the author’s high school friend, Jeff, revealing the disturbingly sad early life of a serial killer.”, Blind Eye by James B. Stewart – “The tale of a handsome, young, psychopathic doctor, Michael Swango, who left a trail of patients dying mysterious deaths in Ohio, Illinois, New York, and South Dakota.”, In Cold Blood by Truman Capote – “In this masterpiece of literary nonfiction, Truman Capote dives into the quadruple murder of a family in Holcomb, Kansas.”, The Last Victim: A True-Life Journey into the Mind of the Serial Killer by Jason Moss – “The author details his fascination and subsequent correspondence with several notorious American serial killers.”, The St. Albans Poisoner by Anthony Holden – “Graham Young was an English serial killer who preferred to use poison to dispatch his victims. I’ll Be Watching You by Tracy Montoya- A vicious stalker sets his sights on a woman Detective Daniel Cardenas hasn’t seen in years, but has never been able to get out of his head. Throughout the centuries, humans have always obsessed over serial killer's stories, and modern-day literature has provided some astounding revelations about the real lives of non-remorseful killers. Of course, these aren’t all the books that have female serial killers; I just selected a few. Zodiac is a non-fiction book written by Robert Graysmith about the unsolved serial murders committed by the " Zodiac Killer " in San Francisco in the late 1960s and early '70s. Omololu – “Identical twins. As the terror grows closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer, the dark secrets among them must finally be confronted.”, Slide by Jill Hathaway – “Vee Bell is certain of one irrefutable truth–her sister’s friend Sophie didn’t kill herself. Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay – Dexter Morgan is a blood spatter expert and a serial killer who only kills bad people. This particularly gruesome serial killer finds creative ways to kill his victims using old books, and Rhymes has to figure out how to outwit the killer, and let Sachs do the literal chasing.” (The Strand Magazine), Exquisite Corpse by Poppy Z. Brite – “To serial slayer Andrew Compton, murder is an art, the most intimate art. The Christopher Killer by Alane Ferguson – “A girl who assists her father, the county coroner, finds herself stalked by a serial killer.”. Red Dragon by Thomas Harris – “FBI profiler Will Graham comes out of retirement to investigate a serial killer nicknamed The Tooth Fairy, who is murdering entire families.” From movies, novels, documentaries, non-fiction books, plays and podcasts, serial killers have fascinated culture in pretty much every medium possible. After his arrest, he also confessed to the murder of Ayaka Yamashita, age 10. When bodies start piling up he begins to help the police hunt down a new serial killer. New this month: Scandal rocks an elite British boarding school in The Divines. Top 5 Non-Fiction Books About Real Serial Killers 1. Shinjuku Shark by Arimasa Osawa, translated by Andrew Clare – Detective Samejima is a maverick cop, on the hunt for a serial killer in Tokyo. Zodiac by Robert Graysmith – “During the 1960s and 1970s, a murderer called the Zodiac Killer claimed the lives of 37 people in California and possibly Nevada.” The killer has never been caught. Now You See Me by SJ Bolton – Police constable Lacey Flint investigates a series of murders based on those of Jack the Ripper. He was only 14 years old when he was arrested for the murder of 11-year-old Jun Hase, whose severed head he placed before the entrance of a school in Kobe. His careful regime of self-denial is threatened when he becomes ensnared in a serial murder case in which he senses a connection with the killer.”, I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga – “Jazz, is the charming son of serial killer. It’s about Josef Fritzl and how he kept his teenage daughter captive for 24 years and raped her/tortured her etc. You must have a goodreads account to vote. This frank and detailed study of his killings was written with Nilsen’s full co-operation, giving a unique insight into the disturbing psychology of a mass murderer. list created November 9th, 2011 Find the top 100 most popular items in Amazon Books Best Sellers. Better than his Silence of the Lambs, it doesn’t rely on the enigmatic Lecter who swamps Silence of the Lambs and has a more punishing structure that grips and doesn’t let go. Now, someone is copying the crimes in their game in real life. … But when a young white woman is similarly killed, the powers that be demand action.”, Flower Net by Lisa See – “Explores the state of US-China relations in the early months of 1997, especially in terms of international politics, human trafficking, and the smuggling of illegal goods such as bear bile, and nuclear trigger devices.”, Ripper by Isabel Allende – “An atmospheric, fast-paced mystery involving a brilliant teenage sleuth who must unmask a serial killer in San Francisco.”. If truth is really stranger than fiction, ... Richard Ramirez, and John Wayne Gacy. Whether it’s art forgery, white collar sins, or political traitors, this list captures the best non-fiction true crime books of all time. In the blistering heat of an Atlanta summer, a killer prowls the street, searching for the weak, the vulnerable and the lost. Killing for Company by Brian Masters Serial killer Dennis Nilsen murdered at least fifteen people before he was arrested in 1983, going on to give a full confession to the police. It’s Pretty Little Liars meets Revenge in this edge-of-your-seat thriller with a shocking twist.”, Envy by Gregg Olsen – “15-year-olds Hayley and Taylor Ryan secretly use their wits and their telepathic “twin-sense” to uncover the truth about the town’s victims and culprits.”, Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco – “Presented by James Patterson’s new children’s imprint, this deliciously creepy horror novel has a storyline inspired by the Ripper murders and an unexpected, blood-chilling conclusion…”, Acceleration by Graham McNamee – “In the lost and found of the Toronto subway, a boy finds the secret diary of a serial killer and hopes to stop him.”, There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins – “One-by-one, the students of Osborne High are dying in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasing and grotesque flair. Deeper than the Dead by Tami Hoag – “California, 1985. Summer Sale Buy One Get One 50% off. Non-fiction books about Jack the Ripper‎ (4 P) N Non-fiction books about Richard Ramirez‎ (15 P) Pages in category "Non-fiction books about serial killers" The following 27 pages are in this category, out of 27 total. Dexter, the serial killer who satisfies his bloodlust by hunting other serial killers, is complex, unique, and fairly funny. New books! Detective Tony Mendez, fresh from a law enforcement course at FBI headquarters, is charged with discovering the identity of a brutal, calculating psychopath. Velveteen by Daniel Marks – Velveteen Monroe was murdered by Bonesaw, but now she’s in purgatory and determined to punish her killer. Ten by Gretchen McNeil – A teen horror novel inspired by Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None. And evil has spawned a diabolical new disciple in this white-knuckle thriller.”. Not a serial killer per se but a chilling true crime book: Monster by Allan Hall. Bookriot recently published a list of 100 must read books about serial killers. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Stranger Beside Me comes a true crime story of a serial killer who was sentenced to die—yet lived to murder again….and again…. The Serial Killer Files by Harold Schechter – “More than 100 profiles of lethal loners and killer couples, bluebeards and black widows, cannibals and copycats.”, The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson – “The true tale of the 1893 World’s Fair intertwined with the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death.”, The Spider and the Fly: A Reporter, a Serial Killer, and the Meaning of Murder by Claudia Rowe – “A female journalist chronicles her unusual connection with a convicted serial killer and her search to understand the darkness inside us.”, The Serial Killers by Colin Wilson and Donald Seaman – “Discover what turns an ordinary human being into a compulsive killer.”, Female Serial Killers by Peter Vronsky – “Exposes and investigates the phenomenon of women who kill—and the political, economic, social and sexual implications buried with each victim.”, The Most Dangerous Animal of All: Searching for My Father…and Finding the Zodiac Killer by Gary L. Stewart, Susan Mustafa – “While combing through government records and news reports and tracking down relatives and friends, Stewart turns up a host of clues—including forensic evidence—that conclusively identifies his father as the Zodiac Killer.”, Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit by John Douglas – “During his 25-year career with the Investigative Support Unit, Douglas pursued some of the most notorious and sadistic serial killers of our time, including Ed Gein, Charles Manson and Ted Bundy.”, The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule – The book “centers on Rule as she reports a story on a terrifying mass murderer — all without knowing that one of her close friends, Ted Bundy, was actually the person she was hunting.”, Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters by Peter Vronsky – “The comprehensive examination into the frightening history of serial homicide.”, The Night Stalker by Philip Carlo – “Known as “The Night Stalker,” Richard Ramirez murdered at least 13 women between 1984 and 1985. 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