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23 Best True Crime Books of All Time

Our goal: Find what the internet ranks as the best True Crime books (instead of one person's opinion).

    Our process:
  1. Search for "best true crime books" and study the top 5 articles.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
    (This took a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2022)

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  1. 2

    In Cold Blood

    Truman Capote

  2. 3
  3. 8

    My Dark Places

    James Ellroy

  4. 11
  5. 17
  6. 19
  7. 23

    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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