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23 Best True Crime Books of All Time

Our goal: Find the best True Crime books according to the internet (not just one random person's opinion).

    Here's what we did:
  1. Type "best true crime books" into our search engine and study the top 5+ pages.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 馃槉
    (It was a lot of work. But hey! That's why we're here, right?)

(Updated 2024)

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Last Updated: Monday 1 Jan, 2024

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  1. 2
    In Cold Blood

    In Cold Blood

    Truman Capote

  2. 3
    The Stranger Beside Me
  3. 8
    My Dark Places

    My Dark Places

    James Ellroy

  4. 11
    The Journalist And The Murderer
  5. 17
    The Blood of Emmett Till

    The Blood of Emmett Till

    Timothy B. Tyson

  6. 19
    The Fact of a Body
  7. 23
    Shot in the Heart

    Shot in the Heart

    Mikal Gilmore


  • How was this True Crime books list created?

    We searched for 'best True Crime books', found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many True Crime books are in this list?

    There are 23 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this True Crime books list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of True Crime books on the internet.

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