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Famous True Crime Books and Novels

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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 books 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 books 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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    Charles Whibley

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    Philip Gourevitch

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    Sebastian Junger

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    Sebastian Junger

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    A place of my own is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous True Crime Books and Novels

    Michael Pollan

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    A Private Disgrace is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous True Crime Books and Novels

    Victoria Lincoln

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    A Rose for Her Grave and Other... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous True Crime Books and Novels
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    Lorenzo Carcaterra

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    A Time to Die is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous True Crime Books and Novels

    Tom Wicker

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    A Wilderness of Error: The Tri... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous True Crime Books and Novels
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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 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous True Crime Books and Novels

    Shana Alexander

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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 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous True Crime Books and Novels

    Saul Landau, John Dinges

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    At Mother's Request is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous True Crime Books and Novels

    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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    James Sallis

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    Black Mass is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous True Crime Books and Novels

    Dick Lehr, Gerard O'Neill

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    Joe McGinniss

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    Blood and Money is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous True Crime Books and Novels

    Thomas Thompson

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    Blood Will Tell is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous True Crime Books and Novels

    Gary Cartwright

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    By Persons Unknown is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous True Crime Books and Novels
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    By Reason of Doubt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous True Crime Books and Novels

    Ellen Godfrey

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    Careless Whispers is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous True Crime Books and Novels

    Carlton Stowers

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    Carol Anne Davis

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    Closing Time is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous True Crime Books and Novels

    Lacey Fosburgh

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