A new chief medical examiner and toxicologist proved a pioneering pair, and their investigations into unsolved cases paved the way for the forensic science of today.
Some crime writers have origin stories, kind of like superheroes. Decades later, he returned to Los Angeles to investigate the still unsolved death, in the hope of finding some kind of truth to hold onto. Combining true crime elements with memoir, Ellroy takes a brave bite out of loss. Truman Capote wrote the true crime book that started it all. In , a sleepy Kansas town woke up to the grisly murder of four members of the Clutter family. Without an apparent motive or clues, it stumped the community.
Check this off your reading list, stat. Ann Rule is a true master of true crime, and her debut work is arguably her heaviest hitter. While working at a crisis hotline , Rule built a friendship with a co-worker named Ted Bundy. Ring a bell?
That long-ago night cemented its place in murder lore. Ever pulled over on the side of the road to text your mom or call AAA? In this true crime book, Strand explains how they took advantage of the new roads to strike. Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction, and sometimes, the truth is written like fiction. A young British woman went missing at the turn of the 21st century, seemingly swallowed up by the streets of Tokyo.
Later, her remains were found buried in a cave. A literal nightmare, right? You can find everything on the internet, including drug cartels. Yep, you read that right. Catch him if you can. For countless hours, Michelle McNamara studied police reports, talked to victims, and lurked in online communities—all in an obsessed effort to crack the case. While she died before the book was published and the killer discovered, her work helped keep the case alive. Flashback to , Belfast: A mother of 10 is violently abducted from her home by masked intruders. In the s, the Osage Indian nation gave new meaning to the word "rich" after oil was found under their land.
Then, people started turning up dead, including those trying to figure out what TF was happening. To be kinda-sorta fair, it was their first homicide case.
The University of Montana touted strong academics and lots of pride for its football team. Between and , hundreds of students reported sexual assaults to the local police, but few were handled the right way shocker. Here, survivors tell their stories and how the justice system failed to help. Take a breather from the grisly murders for a second. A la My Dark Places , Down City is an investigative memoir that tells a true crime story with an all-too personal spin. The killer of five female prostitutes who worked via Craigslist is still at large. Did that catch your attention?
Think you know what your classmates are capable of? Think again and no, not just talking about their ability to shotgun a beer. A serial killer was on the loose in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, Michigan during the s, and—get this—the culprit turned out to be a seemingly wholesome boy-next-door type.
Written more like a mystery novel than a true crime story, this is an irresistible page turner that'll have you looking over your shoulder. Bibi Lee went missing after going on a jog with her boyfriend—and yep, the boyfriend was responsible. Thernstrom explores the wildness that is human nature, pulling together newspaper clippings, court transcripts, and rewriting letters from Bibi. The Zodiac killer claimed to have murdered 37 people during his reign of terror in the late s and early 70s, although only seven victims were confirmed.
These claims came through mysterious, garbled letters to the media, and Graysmith was one staffer who took note. As a cartoonist ironic, right?
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