True crime

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True crime

1Arina40
dec 17, 2020, 7:19pm

I'm trying to get into true crime genre can you give me some
Recommendations

2SandraArdnas
dec 17, 2020, 7:59pm

Not sure if it's within the genre limits, but Alias Grace and News of a Kidnapping are both based on true crimes

5drneutron
dec 17, 2020, 9:43pm

6N1na
dec 18, 2020, 8:45am

I'll offer two suggestions that aren't based around a murder: Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup and The Library Book.

7mstrust
dec 18, 2020, 10:36am

I second In Cold Blood, it's pretty amazing, both the story and the writing.
Also, I'll Be Gone in the Dark.

8Crypto-Willobie
Redigerat: dec 25, 2020, 12:49pm

The Only Living Witness by Stephen G Michaud (Ted Bundy)

The Ultimate Evil by Maury Terry (Son of Sam)

Zodiac by Robert Graysmith

Killing for Company by Brian Masters (Dennis Nilsen, sort of a British Jeffrey Dahmer)

Somebody's Husband, Somebody's Son by Gordon Burn (The Yorkshire Ripper)

10lilithcat
dec 18, 2020, 12:13pm

>6 N1na:

Bad Blood is excellent.

11lilithcat
dec 18, 2020, 12:15pm

Devil in the White City (at least the H.H. Holmes part of it) needs to be taken with a shaker of salt.

Larson relied a lot on what we would call tabloid journalism. In fairness, not much else is available, but it does mean that his sources aren't necessarily reliable and he indulges in a great deal of speculation.

But it's great if you want to learn about the World's Columbian Exposition!

12bookcookie1920
dec 18, 2020, 12:56pm

We Keep the Dead Close by Becky Cooper

13Tess_W
dec 18, 2020, 6:13pm

It depends on what you want---in novel form or non-fiction. If non-fiction, I would go with anything written by Ann Rule.

14Capybara_99
dec 18, 2020, 8:24pm

There is a recent anthology of thoughtful true crime pieces put together by Sarah Weinman called Unspeakable Acts: True Tales of Crime, Murder, Deceit, and Obsession. It might be a good introduction to some of the themes and issues in contemporary true crime writing.

15alco261
Redigerat: dec 24, 2020, 8:31pm

Det här meddelandet har tagits bort av dess författare.

16alco261
dec 22, 2020, 7:32pm

Three books of non-fiction true crime that come to mind are The Feather Thief, The Cuckoo's Egg and Helter Skelter

185foot2hobbit
dec 30, 2020, 11:30am

I'll be gone in the dark and The Devil's knot by Mara Leveritt.

19ReluctantTechie
jan 1, 8:07pm

>I'd suggest Bloodsworth by Tim Junkin. It recounts the first person exonerated by DNA evidence.