The Best crime stories.

  • 392 Pages
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  • English

Peerage Books , London
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Open LibraryOL16693739M
ISBN 101850521425

The book reveals the hard truth that often victims found in high-crime areas are neglected by the police and the press — which is likely how a serial killer ran rampant for two decades.

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True crime is having a renaissance right now, but the genre has been popular long before the Serial podcast or Once Upon a Time in Hollywood brought Charles Manson's murders back into focus. The best true crime books read like thrillers, with twists and turns to keep you they also tell a story larger story, contextualizing the crime as if they were gripping works of historical fiction.

I enjoyed the The Best crime stories. book but was confused by the title. Although there are a few crime stories most of the book is supernatural stories. The stories are fine, there is a decided British/Continental tilt to the selection which is good. This way lesser known stories and authors can be found/5.

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Books based on true stories are ideal for when facts leave off and a little imagination (and outright speculation) is needed to fill the gaps in a story or a reading list. From the teenage concubine who ruled China for 47 years and the gorilla who lived most of his life in a shopping mall to the Borden axe murders, here are 21 of the best books.

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The true crime genre has long fascinated readers. Currently, it’s seeing something of a by an internet’s worth of armchair detectives, a number of podcasts (check out this list of books for fans of Serial and Making a Murderer!), and a seemingly never-ending parade of documentaries and TV mini-series, there is arguably no better time to be a true crime devotee.

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Truman Capote wrote the true crime book that started it all. Ina sleepy Kansas town woke up to the grisly murder of four members of the Clutter family.

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