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23 Best True Crime Books of All Time


Our goal: Build the most true list of best True Crime books.

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

(Updated 2022)

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  1. 1

    In Cold Blood

    Truman Capote

    Appears in 5 articles
  2. 2
    Appears in 5 articles
  3. 3
    Appears in 4 articles
  4. 5

    My Dark Places

    James Ellroy

    Appears in 3 articles
  5. 6
    Appears in 3 articles
  6. 7
    Appears in 3 articles
  7. MOST RECOMMENDED!
    11
    Appears in 2 articles
  8. 12
    Appears in 2 articles
  9. 13
    Appears in 2 articles
  10. 14
    Appears in 2 articles
  11. 20
    Appears in 2 articles
  12. 21

    Shot in the Heart

    Mikal Gilmore

    Appears in 2 articles
  13. 23
    Appears in 2 articles

FAQ

  • How was this 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 books are in this list?

    There are 23 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of True Crime books on the internet.

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