10 True Crime Books Every Murderino Should Read

If you clicked on this post, you're probably a self-identified Murderino and fascinated with true crime.  And if you're like me, you were finally able to crawl out of the "I really like reading about/watching true crime stories, but I don't tell anyone because I don't want people to think that it's because I want to murder people or am some weirdo" closet when Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark started their My Favorite Murder podcast.  A comedy true-crime podcast that is still respectful of victims and doesn't glorify the killers was right up my alley.  It was like the clouds parted, and cartoon birds wearing Grim Reaper hoods landed on my shoulders.

For those of you who want more than just a weekly podcast, here's a list of true crime books that can fill up the rest of your week.  I've read all of them, mostly through Amazon recommendations, and don't get kick-backs for recommending them.  A few notes:

  • Ann Rule's "The Stranger Beside Me" is fabulous, but not on this list because it's been discussed in detail on the podcast
  • I tried to recommend books that haven't yet been covered, but there may be some overlap b/c I'm too lazy to cross-check with old episodes
  • Enjoy!

Any must-reads that I missed; share your recs in the comments! And SSDGM (Stay sexy.  Don't get murdered)

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