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    Here Are 17 True Crime Books You Should Read ASAP

    Because non-fiction is always way more scary than make believe.

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    1. I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara.

    2. The Hillside Stranglers by Darcy O'Brien.

    3. The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule.

    4. Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry.

    5. Who Killed These Girls? by Beverly Lowry.

    6. Child Killer by Jack Rosewood.

    7. Inside the Mind of BTK by John E. Douglas and Johnny Dodd.

    8. Deviant: True Story of Ed Gein, The Original Psycho by Harold Schechter.

    9. Zodiac: The Shocking True Story of the Hunt for the Nation's Most Elusive Serial Killer by Robert Graysmith

    10. Whoever Fights Monsters: My Twenty Years Tracking Serial Killers for the FBI by Robert K. Ressler and Tom Shachtman.

    11. John Wayne Gacy: Defending a Monster by Sam L. Amirante and Danny Broderick.

    12. Jack the Ripper: The Definitive Casebook by Richard Whittington-Egan .


    "Jack the Ripper. The very name strikes chill, wreathed about as it is with visions of the creepy, ill-lit courts and alleyways of the Victorian East End of London, and the dreadful spectacle of the monster’s deliberately laid-out handiwork, the stark, horrendously mutilated corpses of his victims."

    If you haven't yet heard of Jack the Ripper, I'm not sure that you've clicked the right post. Jack is a true-crime urban legend, as an unidentified serial killer who plagued the streets of London in 1888. Their identity is not known and many conspiracies have been formed in lieu of this. Jack the Ripper: The Definitive Casebook explores all of the homicides known to be associated with the killer as well as lesser known details that will have you coming up with your own theories.

    Buy the paperback edition for $27.95 or the Kindle edition for $8.06 on Amazon Australia.

    13. Severed: The True Story of the Black Dahlia by John Gilmore.

    14. Jeffrey Dahmer: A Terrifying True Story of Rape, Murder & Cannibalism by Jack Rosewood.

    15. The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston and Mario Spezi.

    16. The Boys on the Tracks by Maya Leveritt.

    17. Chase Darkness with Me: How One True Crime Writer Started Solving Murders by Billy Jensen

    Oh, and if you're one of those people that prefers to ~listen~ to your books, you can grab them from Audible Australia! Plus the first one's free (and who doesn't love a freebie?).