The 11 Best Serial Killer Books [For All You True Crime Lovers]

Why is anyone fascinated by serial killers? It seems like mainstream media is flooded with true crime headlines—everything from podcasts to Netflix originals to the classic procedurals. Is it our escape from the real world? Do we live for a racing heartbeat? Perhaps we just love playing detective. Or are we just happy we did not grow up to be a serial killer? If you grew up binge-watching Law & Order, Criminal Minds or have recently become obsessed with Mindhunter on Netflix, you are definitely going to want to pick up one of these books. Whether you are looking for a way to escape reality, learn a little bit of history and read some chilling graphic details about true crime, these selections will check every box.
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