True Crime Books
From the chilling In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, to Robert Sabbag's cocaine classic Snowblind via John Dickie's wonderful study of the Mafia, Cosa Nostra, here you’ll find our most popular true crime classics and the most chilling new real-life crime stories. Enjoy your reading and remember, don't have nightmares.
Agatha Christie's mysteries were brimming with the nascent forensic science of the day, and in Murder Isn't Easy pathology technician Carla Valentine delves deep into the Christie canon for evidence of her pioneering forensic writing.
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Drawing from a vast amount of research and lacing their prose with humour, the popular true crime podcasters Bala and Maguire explore the drivers – behavioural, societal and cultural – that turn people into killers.
The best British true crime books
The Past is a Dangerous Place
The best historical true crime books
The Drugs Don't Work
The best books on the drug trade
Books Behind Bars
The best prison books
War on the Street
The best books on gangs and gangsters
Going to the Mattresses
The best books on the Mafia
Keep it in the Family
The best books on the Krays
The meteoric rise and ignominious fall of mogul and swindler Robert Maxwell told with irresistible pace and verve from the acclaimed author of A Very English Scandal.
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