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Coffee Table Books For Your Friend Who's Obsessed With True Crime  

Bailey Benningfield
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Buying gifts for friends obsessed with true crime can be a challenge. Serial killer memorabilia is few and far between, and crime tours may not be available in your city. Luckily, these coffee table books are perfect for those who devour everything related to serial killers and the macabre. If you have a pal who knows a few too many details about Aileen Wuornos's childhood or harps on the possibility that Ted Kaczynski committed the Chicago Tylenol Murders, these true crime coffee table books will let them share their obsessions with every guest who visits their home.

Death Scenes: A Homicide Detec... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Coffee Table Books For Your Friend Who's Obsessed With True Crime
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LAPD detective Jack Huddleston documents his time on the force in this riveting book.

LIFE: The Most Notorious Crime... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Coffee Table Books For Your Friend Who's Obsessed With True Crime
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This unique book offers visual imagery for a number of crimes such as JFK's assassination, the Oklahoma City bombing, and the St. Valentine's Day Massacre.

The Killer Book Of Serial Kill... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Coffee Table Books For Your Friend Who's Obsessed With True Crime
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This books offers quotes, photos, and pieces of trivia about serial killers like John Wayne Gacy and the Green River Killer.