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Famous True Crime Books and Novels

List of famous true crime books, listed alphabetically with jacket cover images of the books when available. Information for these popular true crime books is included as well, such as the author's name and the book's publication date. This list includes the best true crime novels, textbooks, and stories, so use it to find books you haven't already read and add them to your reading list.

List is made up of items like In Cold Blood and Shantaram.

This list should answer the questions, "What are the best true crime books?" and "What are the most famous true crime books?"

Note that some items on this list might be currently out of print, but you can purchase most of these notable true crime titles on Amazon with just one click.
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    Ralph Ginzburg

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    Charles Whibley

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    Philip Gourevitch

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    Sebastian Junger

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    Sebastian Junger

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    Arthur Herzog

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    A place of my own Michael Pollan

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    A Private Disgrace Victoria Lincoln

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    Ann Rule

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    A Rose for Her Grave and Other True Cases Ann Rule

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    Lorenzo Carcaterra

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    A Time to Die Tom Wicker

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    A True Deliverance Fred Harwell

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    A Wilderness of Error: The Trials of Jeffrey MacDonald Errol Morris

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    Gregg Olsen

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    Aphrodite Jones

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    Larry J. Kolb

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    William Langewiesche

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    Anyone's Daughter Shana Alexander

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    Approaching Zero Paul Mungo

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    Roland Lazenby

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    Douglas Century

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    Blake Morrison

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    Assassination of Embassy Row Saul Landau, John Dinges

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    At Mother's Request Jonathan Coleman

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    Diane Fanning

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    Gary Lavergne

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    Jerry Bledsoe

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    Harold Schechter

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    Gregg Olsen

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    Ann Rule

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    James Sallis

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    Black Mass Dick Lehr, Gerard O'Neill

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    Joe McGinniss

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    Blood and Money Thomas Thompson

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    Blood Will Tell Gary Cartwright

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    Jay Robert Nash

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    Bully: A True Story of High School Revenge Jim Schutze

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    Burden of Proof: The Case of Juan Corona Ed Cray

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    By Persons Unknown George Jonas

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    By Reason of Doubt Ellen Godfrey

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    Careless Whispers Carlton Stowers

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    Carol Anne Davis

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    Closing Time Lacey Fosburgh

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