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Literary True Crime

True Crime is a diverse genre that is currently undergoing a moment. While there has always been a true crime community, projects such as “Serial,” “Last Podcast on the Left,” and “Making a Murderer” have brought true crime into the forefront of public discussion and into wide-stream media circles. These true crime choices bring the investigative journalism that makes the genre so appealing with a literary twist.   

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Real Crime and Justice that Puts Criminal TV to Shame

Shows like Law and Order, CSI, and NCIS have been popular for decades and the mystery novels make up one of the top selling genres in publishing. These true crime books will thrill mystery fans and crime show watchers while proving that real murder is always more shocking than anything fictional.  

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Criminally Addictive Reads

True Crime Tales that Read Like Mystery Novels

It seems like society’s obsession with all things true crime is at its absolute peak. Ever since eager listeners soaked up the first season of last year’s smash podcast, “Serial,” people can’t quench their thirst for more fast enough. If you’re one of those people who binge-listened to that addictive first season of “Serial” like I am, and then steadily made your way through HBO’s The Jinx, Netflix’s Making a Murderer, and FX’s The People vs. OJ Simpson—and you’re still hungry for more true accounts of murder and mayhem—then these books are a great place to start.