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Old 03-22-2013, 09:29 AM
 
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Another good true crime book is A KILLING IN GREENWICH written by Mark Furman.
Yes that is a good one about the Martha Moxley murder. Martha was a beautiful young girl. So sad that her life was ended so tragically.
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:28 AM
 
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I forgot to mention Perfect Murder, Perfect Town by Lawrence Schiller. I know there are many other books about the JonBenet case, but this one is meticulously researched and managed to hold my attention for the entire 800+ pages.

Currently I'm reading My Dark Places by James Ellroy, about his mother's murder. I know he's better known for his novels, particularly the Black Dahlia, but I prefer straight nonfiction when it comes to true crime so I don't know if I should bother with that one.
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Old 03-30-2013, 06:29 AM
 
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Small Sacrifices , a haunting and devastating book about Diane Downs by Ann Rule.
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:36 PM
 
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My list would be:

Helter Skelter, Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry
And The Sea Will Tell, Vincent Bugliosi
Disco Bloodbath, James St. James
Killer Clown, Terry Sullivan and Peter Maiken
Murder With A Difference, Molly Lefebure
Tears Of Rage, John Walsh with Susan Schindehette
Two Of A Kind: The Hillside Stranglers by Darcy O'Brien
Bloodland, Kevin McAuliffe
Stolen Away, Michael Newton
The List, Chet Dettlinger
Where There Is Evil, Sandra Brown
My Friend Dahmer, Derf Backderf
Not Lost Forever, Carmina Salcido
Where Hope Begins, Alysia Sofios
The Road To Yuba City, Tracy Kidder
High Hopes, Gerard Sullivan & Harvey Aronson
Killer Couples, Richard Glyn Jones
Dummy, Ernest Tidyman
The Laughing Gorilla, Robert Graysmith
The Real Bluebeard, Jean Benedetti
Murder Of A Little Girl, Samuel Roen
Family Skeleton by Yaw, Mackey and Carmichael
Legally Sane by John Hahn and Harold McKenney
Cries Unheard by Gitta Sereny and Mary Bell
Death Of Innocence by Mamie Till-Mobley
Nothing Is Strange With You, James Jeffrey Paul
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:37 PM
 
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I forgot to mention Perfect Murder, Perfect Town by Lawrence Schiller. I know there are many other books about the JonBenet case, but this one is meticulously researched and managed to hold my attention for the entire 800+ pages.

Currently I'm reading My Dark Places by James Ellroy, about his mother's murder. I know he's better known for his novels, particularly the Black Dahlia, but I prefer straight nonfiction when it comes to true crime so I don't know if I should bother with that one.
The Black Dahlia is not worth the paper it's printed on compared to My Dark Places...IMHO.
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:43 PM
 
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Great thread. True crime books are my favorites. Although not exactly true crime, The Girl Next Door by Jack Ketchum is based on the true story of the Sylvia Likens murder.
The true-crime version of that story is The Indiana Torture Slaying! by John Dean, later released as House Of Evil.
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:38 PM
 
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This may not be a true crime book, but the book written by Matthew Shepherd,'s Mother, 'the meaning of Matthew', is very poignant. I found the whole story very sad. Especially since his death was so relevant to the whole hate crime movement and gay hate crimes. His own Father, did not want the killers of his son to be labeled with a hate crime.
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:40 AM
 
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My list would be:

Helter Skelter, Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry
And The Sea Will Tell, Vincent Bugliosi
Disco Bloodbath, James St. James
Killer Clown, Terry Sullivan and Peter Maiken
Murder With A Difference, Molly Lefebure
Tears Of Rage, John Walsh with Susan Schindehette
Two Of A Kind: The Hillside Stranglers by Darcy O'Brien
Bloodland, Kevin McAuliffe
Stolen Away, Michael Newton
The List, Chet Dettlinger
Where There Is Evil, Sandra Brown
My Friend Dahmer, Derf Backderf
Not Lost Forever, Carmina Salcido
Where Hope Begins, Alysia Sofios
The Road To Yuba City, Tracy Kidder
High Hopes, Gerard Sullivan & Harvey Aronson
Killer Couples, Richard Glyn Jones
Dummy, Ernest Tidyman
The Laughing Gorilla, Robert Graysmith
The Real Bluebeard, Jean Benedetti
Murder Of A Little Girl, Samuel Roen
Family Skeleton by Yaw, Mackey and Carmichael
Legally Sane by John Hahn and Harold McKenney
Cries Unheard by Gitta Sereny and Mary Bell
Death Of Innocence by Mamie Till-Mobley
Nothing Is Strange With You, James Jeffrey Paul
Thank you. What a brilliant list of books, many I haven't read.
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:28 PM
 
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Delivered from Evil and the Darkest Night are two of my favorites. These are by author Ron Francell. He is brilliant.

I Would Find a Girl Walking by Kathy Kelly is another incredible book. The author had extraordinary access to Gerald Stano, a prolific serial killer from the 1970's.

Thank you for starting this thread, Bernie20!
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:34 AM
 
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My True Crime Fans Must Read List:

The Ultimate Evil
Wasted: The Preppy Murder
What Lisa Knew
The Yale Murder
Until the Twelfth of Never
The Stranger Beside Me
A Deadly Silence
And Never Let Her Go
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