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Post by johnwaynegacys on Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:13 pm

i was thinking maybe we could start a book recommendation thread! i need more true crime books to read even though i have a few i haven't gotten around to reading yet whoops

so far, "The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers: Second Edition" by Michael Newton is great! anyone else have any other book recommendations? I love you
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Post by thedragonrampant on Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:29 pm

I'm currently making my way through Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker, which details the unsolved murders in the search for the Long Island serial killer that's currently still at large. Very interesting read so far, because it dives into the lives of the known victims as well and traces their last-known movements. The pacing of the book is exactly right, too, and succeeds in drawing you in.
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Post by da-hme-r on Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:46 pm

im currently reading the stranger besides me by ann rule! its a great book if you like ted bundy! it goes a little more into his personal life and such before everything. im also reading
the jeffrey dahmer story by don davis, that one is an okay book. some of the things it says about jeffrey arent true but it has alot of good info too! Smile
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Post by RebelHeart99 on Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:28 pm

I've been posting true crime ebook deals on Tumblr, I could post them on here as well, if you guys would be interested. Personally, I love physical copies of books but getting books for $2 and less is always kind of nice. Let me know what you think.
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Post by rebldomakr on Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:07 pm

AHHHH OKAY LISTEN UP, i actually have the biggest tc book collection and here are a LOT that i would personally recommend:

- No Easy Answers: The Truth Behind the Murders at Columbine
- A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the aftermath of the Columbine tragedy
- The Man Who Could Not Kill Enough: The Secret Murders of Milwaukee's Jeffrey Dahmer
- House of Horrors: The Shocking True Story of Anthony Sowell, the Cleveland Strangler
- Confessions of Henry Lee Lucas
- Depraved: The Definitive True Story of H.H. Holmes, Whose Grotesque Crimes Shattered Turn-of-the-Ce‚Äčntury Chicago
- The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts: Murder and Memory in an American City
- Every Last Tie: The Story of the Unabomber and His Family
- Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony
- Injustice: Life and Death in the Courtrooms of America
- Slave Master
- Lethal Marriage
- In Cold Blood : A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences
- Bind, Torture, Kill: The Inside Story of BTK, the Serial Killer Next Door
- Cruel Sacrifice
- Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery
- Texas Death Row
- Fair Game
- Ted Bundy: Conversations with a Killer
- SERIAL KILLERS : The Method and Madness of Monsters: The Methods and Madness of Monsters
- The Shankill Butchers: A Case Study of Mass Murder
- The Texarkana Moonlight Murders: The Unsolved Case of the 1946 Phantom Killer
- Cold Serial: The Jack the Strangler Murders
- America's Death Penalty: Between Past and Present
- Fred And Rose: The Full Story of Fred and Rose West and the Gloucester House of Horrors
- Hitler's Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields
- The Only Living Witness: The true story of serial sex killer Ted Bundy
- Talking with Serial Killers: The Most Evil People in the World Tell Their Own Stories
- Life Means Life
- Real-Life Monsters: A Psychological Examination of the Serial Murderer
- Inside the Minds of Serial Killers: Why They Kill
- The Lost Boy
- The Dating Game Killer: The True Story of a TV Dating Show, a Violent Sociopath, and a Series of Brutal Murders
- Chasing the Devil: My Twenty-year Quest to Capture the Green River Killer
- Raven: The Untold Story of the Rev. Jim Jones and His People
- Illusion of Justice: Inside Making a Murderer and America's Broken System
- One of Us: The Story of a Massacre and its Aftermath
- Killing For Company: Case of Dennis Nilsen
- House of Evil
- Zodiac: The Shocking True Story of America's Most Elusive Serial Killer: The Shocking True Story of America's Most Bizarre Mass Murderer
- The Trail of Ted Bundy: Digging Up the Untold Stories
- Female Serial Killers: How and Why Women Become Monsters
- Gates of Janus, The : An Analysis of Serial Murder by England's Most Hated Criminal
- Exposed: The Secret Life of Jodi Arias
- 3,096 Days

i hope this helps anyone that is looking for new reads!!
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Post by johnwaynegacys on Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:19 pm

rebldomakr wrote:AHHHH OKAY LISTEN UP, i actually have the biggest tc book collection and here are a LOT that i would personally recommend:

oh my lord THANK YOU FOR THIS i'll definitely check out a bunch of these !!!!!
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Post by rebldomakr on Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:22 pm

johnwaynegacys wrote:
rebldomakr wrote:AHHHH OKAY LISTEN UP, i actually have the biggest tc book collection and here are a LOT that i would personally recommend:

oh my lord THANK YOU FOR THIS i'll definitely check out a bunch of these !!!!!

you are most definitely welcome!! im happy to help :-)
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Post by Pledgeallegiance on Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:31 pm

I just highly recommend "jack the ripper: the case book". Yeah, it's quite an overrated case, but the book itself is pretty awesome because it comes with copies of his letters, copies of the fliers sent around during that time, etc. it's really cool and I would recommend it

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Post by Moopster on Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:33 pm

Really good collection! I'll definitely look into the ones reblomakr posted. I own three that I didn't see on the list or the forum that I thought were pretty good so I'll add them here:

Killer Clown - The John Wayne Gacy Murders by Terry Sullivan with Peter T. Malken (my personal favourite)
Dismembered by Susan D. Mustafa and Sue Israel
Karla by Stephan Williams
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Post by Sturmgeist89 on Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:52 am

Hitler's Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields
I thought that said Hitler's furries and I choked on my drink. That is a great list though.

From ones I own -Monster: My True Story about Aileen Wuornos was a very good book from top of my head, Spree Killers by Nigel Cawthorne is excellent (Pekka is even in it) any of the books about Moors Murderers has been excellent, and as personal choice about Ian Huntley and his life, and lots of details about his crime called Beyond Evil
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Post by thedragonrampant on Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:01 am

That's a great list, rebldomakr! There are a few on those that I haven't gotten my hands on yet, so that's always a treat.

I've amassed a whole lot of true crime/forensic science-related ebooks, so I went through my harddrive and came up with a shortlist:

Alex R. Piquero - The Handbook of Criminological Theory
Ann L. Bucholtz - Death Investigation: an Introduction to Forensic Pathology
Big Ideas Simply Explained: The Crime Book
Carrabine and others - Criminology: A Sociological Introduction
David Cariens - Virginia Tech: Make Sure It Doesn't Get Out
David Simon - Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets
Erik Larson - The Devil in the White City
Gabriele Suboch - Real-World Crime Scene Investigation
James Alan Fox & Jack Levin - Extreme Killing: Understanding Serial and Mass Murder
James Ellroy - LAPD'53
Jill Leovy - Ghettoside
John Berendt - Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Jon Krakauer - Under The Banner of Heaven
Joseph Prahlow - Forensic Pathology for Police, Death Investigators, Attorneys, and Forensic Scientists
Julia Scheeres - A Thousand Lives
Katherine S. Newman - Rampage
Louis Klarevas - Rampage Nation: Securing America from Mass Shootings
Michael Connelly - Crime Beat
Michael Griesbach - Indefensible
Norman Mailer - The Executioner's Song
P.C. White - Crime Scene to Court: The Essentials of Forensic Science
Peter Langman - School Shootings
Richard N. Kocsis - Serial Murder and the Psychology of Violent Crimes
Richard Saferstein - Forensic Science
Springer Atlas of Forensic Psychology
Swart & Mellor - Homicide: A Forensic Psychology Casebook
Terrence F. Kiely - Forensic Evidence: Science and the Criminal Law
The New York Times Book of Crime
Vincent DiMaio - Morgue: A Life in Death
Wayne A. Petherick, Brent E. Turvey, Claire E. Ferguson - Forensic Criminology
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