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.

  • K. Exum
    Published about a month ago
    The Story Of Charles Levi

    The Story Of Charles Levi

  • Kurt Mason
    Published about a month ago
    Leave it to the Amateurs

    Leave it to the Amateurs

    This was a random find for me. During one of my many forays through the bargain stacks at the bookstore, I found myself picking this book up off of the shelf. I have always loved a good mystery, and when this book was touted as a modern day Nancy Drew, I figured I would have to give it a try. It wasn’t until I got home that I realized why the author’s name, Sara Shepard, had seemed so familiar to me; I had never read the books, but I did watch the first few seasons of the television adaptation of Shepard’s series “Pretty Little Liars”. Now, this may be an unpopular opinion, but I was never really a huge fan of the show, so after I made this connection I was apprehensive to crack open this book.
  • Annie Kapur
    Published 2 months ago
    My Top 10 Modern Crime Novels of All Time

    My Top 10 Modern Crime Novels of All Time

    As we approach part 11 of my 20 books of 2020 series (numbers 201-220), I would like to say a big thank you to those of you who have followed me on this journey so far. This milestone means a lot to me and so, I've chosen to share something special with you. The Top 10 Best Modern Crime Novels I've Read!
  • Catherine Smith
    Published 4 months ago
    Cross Kill - Review

    Cross Kill - Review

    CROSS KILL Long Live Soneji!
  • Catherine Smith
    Published 4 months ago
    Bloody Valentine - Book Review

    Bloody Valentine - Book Review

    “Killing isn’t murder when it’s necessary.”
  • Tom Sturtridge
    Published 6 months ago
    Darren Dash - 'Molls Like it Hot' (Book Review)

    Darren Dash - 'Molls Like it Hot' (Book Review)

    *THIS REVIEW CONTAINS CHARACTER SPOILERS BUT NOT ANY PLOT SPOILERS*
  • Pouria Nazemi
    Published 8 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 9 months ago
    Book Review: The Robert Langdon Series

    Book Review: The Robert Langdon Series

    They’re bestsellers for a reason
  • Paul Levinson
    Published 10 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 about a year 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 about a year 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 about a year 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.