If You Tell has been all over my book groups, I feel like every three posts, someone is talking about this book, the hype is REAL. While I love going in knowing nothing about popular thrillers, it tends to be the opposite case for true crime, but between a quick skim of the summary to see if I knew this case and the sheer number of folks talking about it, I had to read it.
For all of you true crime fans who are looking for some awesome crime fiction to read this summer, here are some incredible options from detective stories, to thrillers, to easy-going ice cream shop mysteries. Check out these books by black women writers!
We are so excited to announce our next book selection for our April book Club– The Phantom Prince: My Life with Ted Bundy by Elizabeth Kendall. The Phantom Prince explores Elizabeth’s relationship with Ted Bundy as his girlfriend. Elizabeth was a single mother when she met Ted, and she quickly fell for him as a kind caretaker and a law student in Seattle. She met Ted before his killing spree began, and Elizabeth suspected that Ted could be responsible for the deaths of so many young women in the area that all resembled herself in appearance.
These are the best true crime authors you need to check out if you love crime journalism, in no particular order.
Once you’ve exhausted Netflix’s true-crime catalog, look no further than one of these eerie reads.