#true crime

Faux Forensics: 14 Novels Written Like True Crime

These novels written like true crime make sharp commentary on the endeavor of the genre and the underlying slippery nature of the truth, including The Aosawa Murders by Riku Onda.

Grifters and Swindlers and Cons, Oh My! 10 Riveting White Collar Crime Books

Whether they’re craven ghouls or weirdo hucksters you find yourself rooting for, these white collar crime books are decidedly fascinating. Take for instance Big Dirty Money: The Shocking Injustice and Unseen Cost of White Collar Crime by Jennifer Taub.

Guilty Pleasures: 12 True Crime Classics

These influential and thought-provoking true crime classics, including Columbine by Dave Cullen, do more than tell a ripping tale of evil deeds.

Why Do People Read True Crime?

Why is the true crime genre — whether in book, podcast, or TV format — still so popular, especially when it can be potentially exploitative?

True Crime vs. Murder Mysteries: Two Sides of the Same Coin, or Mutually Exclusive?

Do readers of murder mysteries read true crime and vice versa? I talked to both readers and writers of both genres about their choices.

8 Unputdownable Books About Podcasts

Can't get enough of podcasts? Maybe it's time to read about them. Look inside for 8 amazing books about podcasts.

8 Chilling Novels for True Crime Fans

If you love true crime, how about reading some novels that scratch the same itch? These eight books will be right up your alley.

True Crime Audiobooks to Keep You Up All Night

Keep your ears entertained with these true crime audiobooks that will have you missing your exit and staying up late.

Books About Missing and Murdered People of Color That Deserve More Attention

True crime books often focus on white women victims. These explore the stories of missing and murdered Black, Indigenous and people of color.

True Crime Comics That Aren’t About Serial Killers

For true crime comic fans that are tired of serial killers, here are comics about everything from prisons to cults, and even horse theft, including Becoming Unbecoming by Una.