Posted: Thursday, August 11, 2016

This Shit Really Happened: The Best True Crime Books

From creepy to diabolical these true crime stories will have you turning pages. Charles Manson, a drug dealing dentist, and the world's most famous con-man. Who could resist? These are the best true crime novels.
This Shit Really Happened: The Best True Crime Books
$17
✩4.3

The Devil in the White City

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The murderer was Henry H. Holmes, a young doctor who, in a malign parody of the White City, built his “World’s Fair Hotel” just west of the fairgrounds—a torture palace complete with dissection table, gas chamber, and 3,000-degree crematorium.

$24
✩4.6

Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders

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$16
✩4.7

Raven: The Untold Story of the Rev. Jim Jones and His People

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Raven provides the definitive history of the Rev. Jim Jones, the Peoples Temple, and the murderous ordeal at Jonestown three decades ago.

$7
✩4.5

The Stranger Beside Me

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With a slow chill that intensifies with each heart-pounding page, Rule describes her dawning awareness that Ted Bundy, her sensitive coworker on a crisis hotline, was one of the most prolific serial killers in America.

$18
✩4.5

In Cold Blood

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$11
✩4.4

Columbine

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$9
✩4.3

The Ice Man: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer

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Richard Kuklinski was Sammy the Bull Gravano's partner in the killing of Paul Castellano, then head of the Gambino crime family, at Sparks Steakhouse. Mob boss John Gotti hired him to torture and kill the neighbor who accidentally ran over his child.

$16
✩4.1

And the Sea Will Tell

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Alone with her new husband on a tiny Pacific atoll, a young woman, combing the beach, finds an odd aluminum container washed up out of the lagoon, and beside it on the sand something glitters: a gold tooth in a scorched human skull. The investigation that follows uncovers an extraordinarily complex and puzzling true-crime story.

$22
✩4.3

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

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$15
✩4.2

Doctor Dealer

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The Rise and Fall of an All-American Boy and His Multimillion-Dollar Cocaine Empire

$12
✩4.4

Catch Me If You Can

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