With Halloween rapidly approaching, it’s the perfect time to get cozy with a spooky book to get the ball rolling. One genre that is ever so popular around this time is true crime. There are many books to choose from–here are some suggestions for all of the true crime fans!
In Cold Blood
by Truman Capote
This book looks into the dark side of human nature and how it can evolve into something devastating. A classic, it has received great reviews for the read it provides, captivating audiences for years.
The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great
by Kate Summerscale
This novel is a touchier one, but an interesting read nonetheless. An investigator tried tirelessly to get to the bottom of the murder of a child, though it proves incredibly difficult. A fast-paced read with twists and turns that will leave you captivated.
Two Truths and a Lie
by Ellen McGarrahan
This memoir recounts the work of author Ellen McGarrahan and her work as an investigator. She looks back at a particular case and dives deeper into it, evaluating it years later.
Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders
by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry
One of the most famous true crime books of all time, Helter Skelter recounts the Manson Murders that took place in 1969. An encapsulating read that will keep you intrigued.
The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson
by Jeffrey Toobins
This novel recounts the infamous trial of OJ Simpson after the death of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman--a case that rocked the nation. If you want more after the novel, you can watch American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson, the show inspired by this book,
There are tons and tons of novels like the ones listed that are sure to get you into the spooky spirit. Happy reading!