True Crime

Rating Sort ascending Title Author Genre Sub-Genre(s) Country Year
9.5 Adversary: A True Story of Monstrous DeceptionThe Adversary: A True Story of Monstrous Deception Emmanuel CarrereCarrere Non-Fiction True Crime France
9.0 Blood and Money: A True Story of Murder, Passion, and PowerBlood and Money: A True Story of Murder, Passion, and Power Thomas ThompsonThompsond Non-Fiction True Crime United States
9.0 Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer EspionageThe Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage Clifford StollStoll Non-Fiction Technology, True Crime United States
9.0 Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair That Changed AmericaThe Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair That Changed America Erik LarsonLarson Non-Fiction History, True Crime United States
8.5 Manson: The Life and Times of Charles MansonManson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson Jeff GuinnGuinn Non-Fiction Biography, True Crime United States
8.5 Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern IrelandSay Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland Patrick Radden KeefeKeefe Non-Fiction Politics, True Crime United States
8.5 Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. SimpsonThe Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson Jeffrey ToobinToobin Non-Fiction True Crime United States
8.5 Popular Crime: Reflections on the Celebration of ViolencePopular Crime: Reflections on the Celebration of Violence Bill JamesJames Non-Fiction True Crime, History United States
8.5 Blooding: The True Story of the Narborough Village MurdersThe Blooding: The True Story of the Narborough Village Murders Joseph WambaughWambaugh Non-Fiction True Crime, Sociology United States
8.0 Man Who Made Vermeers: Unvarnishing the Legend of Master Forger Han van MeegerenThe Man Who Made Vermeers: Unvarnishing the Legend of Master Forger Han van Meegeren Jonathan LopezLopez Non-Fiction True Crime, Art/Architecture United States
7.5 Until Proven Innocent: Political Correctness and the Shameful Injustices of the Duke Lacrosse Rape CaseUntil Proven Innocent: Political Correctness and the Shameful Injustices of the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case Stuart TaylorTaylor Non-Fiction True Crime, Sociology United States
7.5 People Who Eat Darkness: The True Story of a Young Woman Who Vanished From the Streets of TokyoPeople Who Eat Darkness: The True Story of a Young Woman Who Vanished From the Streets of Tokyo Richard Lloyd ParryParry Non-Fiction True Crime United Kingdom
7.5 Burglar’s Guide to the CityA Burglar’s Guide to the City Geoff ManaughManaugh Non-Fiction True Crime, Sociology United States
7.5 In the Belly of the Beast: Letters from PrisonIn the Belly of the Beast: Letters from Prison Jack Henry AbbottAbbotta Non-Fiction Autobiography/Memoir, True Crime United States
7.0 Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent FaithUnder the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith Jon KrakauerKrakauer Non-Fiction True Crime, Religion United States
7.0 Conan Doyle for the Defense: How Sherlock Holmes’s Creator Turned Real-Life Detective and Freed a Man Wrongfully Imprisoned for MurderConan Doyle for the Defense: How Sherlock Holmes’s Creator Turned Real-Life Detective and Freed a Man Wrongfully Imprisoned for Murder Margalit FoxFoxb Non-Fiction True Crime, Biography United States
7.0 Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College TownMissoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town Jon KrakauerKrakauer Non-Fiction True Crime, Sociology United States
7.0 Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime UndergroundKingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground Kevin PoulsenPoulsen Non-Fiction Technology, True Crime United States
7.0 Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBIKillers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI David GrannGrann Non-Fiction History, True Crime United States
7.0 Bad City: Peril and Power in the City of AngelsBad City: Peril and Power in the City of Angels Paul PringlePringle Non-Fiction Journalism/Media Studies, True Crime United States