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Top 11 Books About Serial Killers - Know What Made Them a Living Monster


Top 11 Books About Serial Killers

Is it the patterns? the methods? the weapons used? the adrenaline rush? Or only because of the want to kill? That identifies a serial killer.

To seek answers to these questions, we get more and more attracted to read about them. There are thousands of books on serial killers. Some of them tell us about true incidents, and some make us imagine the story or the events that can occur.

Out of those thousand books, some got the eye of the world. Let us check what made them so unique in these 11 books about serial killers:



The Want-Ad Killer By Ann Rule

This is by one of the #1 New York Times best-selling authors. It's based on the life of the serial killer Harvey Carignan. He served a sentence of 40 years for killing two women. The story describes how he kept on repeating his crimes.


Perfume: The Story of a murderer By Patrick Suskind

This German writer became an international sensation and a best-selling author after this. The book is a classic novel that explores the way one man's, Jean-Baptiste Grenouille's sense of smell can lead to murder. More than 20 million copies sold worldwide. There was a film adaptation with the same name done in the year 2006.


The Stranger Beside Me By Ann Rule

Another famous serial killer book of Ann Rule. But this time it's based on someone she knew personally. It is a biographical book related to the notorious serial killer, Ted Bundy. Ann knew Ted as a friend and while she was researching a terrifying mass murderer, turns out it was her own friend.


The Night Stalker: The Life and Crimes of Richard Ramirez By Philip Carlo

Richard Ramirez was a serial killer who murdered more than 13 women between 1984 and 1985. Richard was famous by the name "The Night Stalker". This book tells us about his trails and interviews and how he committed those murders.


In Cold Blood By Truman Capote

This is a non-fiction book based on a family of four members who lived in Holcomb, Kansas. Truman explains the brutality of murder in such a way that it seemed so real. Research and interviews made Truman write such a masterpiece.


Zodiac By Robert Graysmith

The book revolves around the self-named serial killer "Zodiac" who was active in the late 1960s. Robert investigates and tries to unmask this killer. The book portraits the methods used by police and detectives of that time to solve the case.


Blind Eye By James B. Stewart

James is a prize-winning author who writes this book on a handsome doctor turned serial killer. This is the story of Dr Michael Swango. He leaves a trail of dying patients without notifying the medical community about his activities. This young handsome Dr serial killer is worth a read.


The Silence of the Lamb By Thomas Harris

When we are talking about serial killers, this is one of the most famous serial killer fiction. The novel features Dr Hannibal Lecter, a cannibalistic serial killer. Later on, there was a movie done based on this book.


Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery By Robert Kolker

This is Robert's debut non-fiction book which became New York's best-selling. Robert is an American Journalist who writes about these 5 women murdered brutally. All these women were prostitutes and murder by a single serial killer. What makes this story more interesting is that knowing the murderer is at loose.


Now You See Me By SJ Bolton

This book tells us the story of Jack the Ripper and the murders he did. The story revolves around the investigation done by the DC Lacey Flint to catch the murderer. The series of murder takes place in London. It is a masterpiece of suspense fiction.


From Cradle to Grave By Joyce Egginton

The article on this book made the front page of the New York Times. The nine children of Marybeth Tinning were horrifyingly and brutally murdered by her. This book shows how an average person can turn so evil when it comes to doing crimes.

These are few of those horrifying yet attractive books about serial killers that must be on your read list. Serial killers have got the eye of the people for a long time. There many more to add to the list. Keep Reading.



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