Famous True Crime Books and Novels Books

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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    Michael Pollan

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    Victoria Lincoln

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    Lorenzo Carcaterra

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    Tom Wicker

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    Aphrodite Jones

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    Larry J. Kolb

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    William Langewiesche

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    Shana Alexander

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    Roland Lazenby

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    Douglas Century

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    Blake Morrison

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    Saul Landau, John Dinges

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    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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    Dick Lehr, Gerard O'Neill

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    Joe McGinniss

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    Thomas Thompson

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    Gary Cartwright

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    Ellen Godfrey

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    Carol Anne Davis

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    Lacey Fosburgh

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