book reviews

Book reviews for true crime junkies; probe the minds of murderers with our collection of novels, memoirs, biographies, criminal psychology and forensic science books.

  • Pouria Nazemi
    Published 2 months ago
    The Man Who Refused to Hide Behind a Mask

    The Man Who Refused to Hide Behind a Mask

    Once, Oscar Wilde wrote "Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth."
  • Sammi Curran
    Published 2 months ago
    Book Review: The Robert Langdon Series

    Book Review: The Robert Langdon Series

    They’re bestsellers for a reason
  • Paul Levinson
    Published 3 months ago
    Review of John Stith's 'Pushback'

    Review of John Stith's 'Pushback'

    I usually review science fiction novels here. But when I came across Pushback, an adrenaline pumping mystery novel by John Stith, who wrote Red Shift Rendezvous, one of my all-time favorite science fiction novels, hey, how could I resist? Besides, the who dunnit of mystery and detective fiction is a close cousin of the what dunnit of science fiction.
  • Trish Gilmore
    Published 7 months ago
    10 Intriguing Books About Dangerous Cults

    10 Intriguing Books About Dangerous Cults

    How many times have you heard people say "don't drink the Kool-Aid" when you were getting a little overzealous about something? This, perhaps, somewhat insensitive phrase refers to the Jonestown Massacre when cult leader Jim Jones forced over 900 people to commit suicide by drinking a grape-flavored drink laced with cyanide.
  • Sasha Konikovo
    Published 7 months ago
    10 Awesome Books About the Mafia

    10 Awesome Books About the Mafia

    When it comes to organized crime, no one does it quite like the mafia.
  • Iggy Paulsen
    Published 7 months ago
    The 11 Scariest Books About Serial Killers

    The 11 Scariest Books About Serial Killers

    A serial killer is the real-life version of the boogeyman.
  • Harriet Christabel
    Published 8 months ago
    Six True Crime Books to Add to Your Hitlist

    Six True Crime Books to Add to Your Hitlist

    I've been reading true crime for a long time, and have become a bit of a connoisseur on the subject. Once you get into it, you'll never know how fictional crime ever kept you happy before! Here are six to get you started!
  • Nicola P. Young
    Published 8 months ago
    The 10 Best Crime Novels of 2018

    The 10 Best Crime Novels of 2018

    The year 2018 was great for crime novels. Exciting new releases from big names in the genre were released, including Ruth Ware and Megan Abbott, as well as some incredible thrillers and noirs from new authors like Oyinkan Braithwaite. Betrayal, murder, cover-ups, and confusion—these books will take you through all sorts of things, to all sorts of places, with all sorts of people. Although there's no way to objectively measure the best of a genre, there's no doubt that these are some of the most incredible crime novels of 2018, and must-adds to any crime lovers' to-read list.
  • Stefin Bradbury
    Published 9 months ago
    'Her Name Is Mercie' by Chris Roy

    'Her Name Is Mercie' by Chris Roy

    The first story in this collection by author Chris Roy is, "Her Name Is Mercie." It is a taut thriller with a lovable duo caught up in a conspiracy that reaches deep into the local police department. The author's powerful prose and tight pacing keeps the reader cheering for Mercie Hillbrook and her affable young companion, Kermit, a Vietnamese street-kid.
  • Ossiana Tepfenhart
    Published 10 months ago
    The Best 10 Books About Famous Serial Killers

    The Best 10 Books About Famous Serial Killers

    Serial killers are a very uniquely warped, sick type of criminal—and that's exactly what makes them so fascinating. In the world of true crime, their strange crimes and bizarre way of thinking generated an entire genre of books that captivate readers and remind us of how horrible humanity can be.
  • Hitarth Raval
    Published 10 months ago
    'The Girl in Room 105' - Book Review

    'The Girl in Room 105' - Book Review

    I hated it. All that the people could talk in the month of January is the resolutions they (had) made! Now, I knew that the motivation to keep going with the resolution would die in a week (or less) for the most people. So, I never dared to make any resolutions of my own.
  • Stefin Bradbury
    Published 10 months ago
    'Apostle Unbound'

    'Apostle Unbound'

    Detective Frank Castle may be retired, but there's still a killer to catch!