The best true crime books
Our edit of the very best true crime books, from Truman Capote’s pioneering In Cold Blood to Carol Ann Lee’s The Murders at White House Farm.
It’s now a widespread cultural phenomenon, but the true crime genre started on the page. Truman Capote’s acclaimed In Cold Blood, published in 1966, is thought by many to be the original true crime book, while TV series Making a Murderer and White House Farm were both inspired by books. If you’re up to date with your favourite true crime podcast and are still reeling from the news that David Fincher’s Mindhunter may not be back for a third series, here’s our edit of the very best true crime books to get stuck into. Be warned: this is not bedtime reading material.