Serial killers are as close to real-life bogeymen as you can get. They commit heinous crimes that make them among the most notorious criminals out there. Most people who knew them never would guess that they were murderers, until they were caught in the act.
Even if you're not a bookworm, people love a good mystery novel. All you want to know is what happens next, but every single chapter is just a brand new cliffhanger and this literally makes us go to the next chapter — it's like a cycle until we eventually reach the end of the novel (but we never want stories to end!).
If you devoured every episode of the podcastSerial, it's safe to say you're a true crime junkie. While you desperately wait for another season of the wildly successful podcast to be released, hold yourself over with a few true crime books fans of Serial should read.
Being in prison means that you're facing the same four walls for months, years, or even the rest of your life. Being stuck in one place without being able to hold a job, see your family, or watch TV often forces people to think about their position in life. Perhaps that's why so many great books happen to be written by people who were incarcerated.
Stories oftentimes capture our hearts by portraying themes that teach us deep fundamentals about either human or spiritual capacities. These details can range anywhere from the simple and mundane, to the extraordinary and controversial. Some of the most profound tales often challenge the political, social, or overall structure of human relation.
You are on a true crime binge. No further investigation needed: there is hard evidence for that. You found your way here, after all. Now, you are in search for your next kill, your next victim. A new true-crime book to feed your addiction.
The Hard Boiled Detective Novel: Right now you're thinking of one, perhaps Phillip Marlowe or Mike Hammer.
Serial killers are some of the most studied people in jails. They hold a strangely macabre fascination for many of us who just can't comprehend how someone could torture and murder an innocent victim. Gruesome as their crimes are, it's really hard to wrap one's mind around how their minds work, or what goes through their heads.