There are many people in the world who claim that Man by nature is good. However, history is full of cruel incidents which question the good nature of the very humanity of mankind. Maybe, it’s the circumstances. But, again, it’s the circumstances which reveal the true colour of human nature. It is a never-ending debate, to decide who is right and who is wrong.
No matter what stance you support, we would suggest you first go through some shocking true crimes committed by human beings, and see whether it’s nature or circumstances. Given below is the list of 8 spine-chilling books on murder and true crime. Pick whichever you like, read, and then make an informed opinion. Happy reading.
8 spine-chilling books on murder and true crime.
1. The Killer Book of Serial Killers: Incredible Stories, Facts and Trivia from the World of Serial Killers by Tom Philbin
January 1, 2009
The Killer Book OF Serial Killers by Tom Philbin is a mind intriguing true crime book. It includes murder stories of the thirty-five most notorious killers. For instance, readers will get to know of what led those monsters to commit such heinous murders of history. Besides narrated stories, there are additional photos, facts, and quotes. Moreover, fans of true crime stories will get some recommendations for further reading, too. Highly recommended for all readers.
2. If You Tell: A True Story of Murder, Family Secrets, and the Unbreakable Bond of Sisterhood by Gregg Oslen
December 1, 2019
If You Tell by Gregg Oslen is a story of the survival of three sisters and a psychopath stepmother. Gregg Oslen in the book has vividly explained all the horrendous crimes of the mother and the life of the sisters being her victims. How mercilessly she killed a number of girls and was planning to murder her stepdaughters. Besides, the author also explains the sisters’ attempts of escaping which led to many murders. It is an intriguing and disturbing read. If you’re a strong and die heart fan of cold-blooded true crimes then you should definitely go for it.
3. Such Good Boys: The True Story of a Mother, Two Sons and a Horrifying Murder Mass Market October 4, 2005
Have you ever thought that a son can murder his mother? Circumstances can lead you to commit such crimes which you cannot even imagine. Such Good Boys by Tina Darminn is a horrific story of two sons who murdered their mother. The details of the murder will give you nightmares for weeks. However, before her death, the mother was a nightmare for her sons. She made them suffer every kind of abuse; physical and psychological. Such Good Boys requires really strong nerves to read it. Read it at your own risk.
4 . Torture Mom: A Chilling True Story of Confinement, Mutilation and Murder by Ryan Green
October 30, 2021
Experience says that strong people often become cruel when they get power. Torture Mom is such a kind of story where the weak were strangled to death by the powerful. In July 1965, Sylvia and Jenny were given under temporary care of Gertrude. Gertrude’s house was already crowded with seven children. After two months, Sylvia was found dead in Gertrude’s basement. She was killed mercilessly by the other members of the house and neighbours’ youth. Torture Mom narrates the murder of Sylvia and how her caretaker, Gertrude, was also involved in it.
5. Redacted: A Search for Truth About the Murder of Jneatte Roberson by Jeni Decker
March 15, 2015
After a murder, the victim’s family only wants justice. In many cases, they don’t get it. Janette Roberson’s family is still looking for the murderers, they have not yet received justice. On 19, January 1983 Janette Roberson was killed by unknown people in his apartment. The book Redacted: A Search for Truth About the Murder of Janette Roberson opens up the case and tries to look for the culprit through different facts and information available. The book investigates what happened on the 19th of July. Readers interested in a mind intriguing read about murders should make it their next read.
6. True Crime Stories: 48 Terrifying True Crime Murder Cases by Ryan Becker
April 21, 2019
True Crime Stories by Ryan Becker is a collection of 12 series books. It includes a number of true murder stories, which will leave you speechless. It is one of those books which make you question the existence of humanity. Besides the intriguing narration of the stories, readers will also explore the background, act and aftermath of the act. One book covers a large number of cold-blooded murders, die heart fans of murder crimes will enjoy reading it.
7. A Killing in Amish Country: Sex, Betrayal, and a Cold-blooded Murder Mass Market by Gregg Olsen
April 4, 2017
A Killing in Amish Country by Gregg Oslen is a story of the murder of thirty-year-old Barbara Weaver by her husband. The book unravished the hidden story of the murder, how an Amish woman living a content life was mercilessly killed by her husband. The story includes a full description of the murder. Some of the details can be disturbing. However, the book is really a masterpiece in illustrating the story of true murder. Recommended for nonfiction murder stories fans.
8. The Science of Murder by Carla Valentine
May 31, 2022
Carla Valentine, one of the best novelists, in her book The Science of the Murder outlines all aspects of forensics through real-life murder stories. She takes you to the crime scene and then leads you to the criminal. Explaining the murders, she analyses the causes, motives and clues of the crimes. Cross-examining the clues, which clue leads to where and how the books explore all aspects of a murder crime. Readers interested in crime murder cases, and how they are solved should immediately grab them from near bookstores.