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True Crime Genre – What’s the best definition for the true crime genre? Books in the true crime genre are about real life criminals and the crimes they have committed that are shocking, unnerving, or large in volume. The books in this genre can be about the life stories and thought processes of the criminals themselves, or they can be about the crimes they committed and the victims or victim’s families. They can also be about the psychological sickness in the criminals that commit the crimes.

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true crime genre book coverTrue Crime Genre – Examples

Review this list of popular examples to help you get a better understanding of the true crime nonfiction genre.

1. Bestial: The Savage Trail of a True American Monster by Harold Schechter

2. Crime Classification Manual: A Standard System for Investigating and Classifying Violent Crimes by John E. Douglas

3. Depraved: The Definitive True Story of H.H. Holmes, Whose Grotesque Crimes Shattered Turn-of-the-Century Chicago by Harold Schechter

4. Deranged: The Shocking True Story of America’s Most Fiendish Killer! by Harold Schechter

5. Deviant: The Shocking True Story of Ed Gein, the Original “Psycho” by Harold Schechter

6. Female Serial Killers: How and Why Women Become Monsters by Peter Vronsky

7. Fiend: The Shocking True Story Of America’s Youngest Serial Killer by Harold Schechter

8. Green River, Running Red: The Real Story of the Green River Killer–America’s Deadliest Serial Murderer by Ann Rule

9. Hunting Humans: The Rise of the Modern Multiple Murderer by Elliott Leyton

10. Hunting the Devil/Pursuit, Capture and Confession of the Most Savage Serial Killer in History by Richard Lourie

11. Killer Clown: The John Wayne Gacy Murders by Terry Sullivan

12. Serial Killer Series Boxed Set by R.J. Parker

13. Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters by Peter Vronsky

14. Sexual Homicide: Patterns and Motives by Robert K. Ressler

15. Ted and Ann: The Mystery of a Missing Child and Her Neighbor Ted Bundy by Rebecca Morris

16. The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers by Mike Newton

17. The I-5 Killer by Ann Rule

18. The Last Victim: A True-Life Journey into the Mind of the Serial Killer by Jason M. Moss

19. The Manson File: Myth and Reality of an Outlaw Shaman by Nikolas Schreck

20. The Night Stalker by Philip Carlo

21. The Only Living Witness: The True Story of Serial Sex Killer Ted Bundy by Stephen G. Michaud

22. The Search for the Green River Killer by Carlton Smith

23. The Serial Killer Compendium by R.J. Parker

24. The Serial Killer Files: The Who, What, Where, How, and Why of the World’s Most Terrifying Murderers by Harold Schechter

25. The Stranger Beside Me: Ted Bundy The Shocking Inside Story by Ann Rule

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True Crime Genre – Related Book Genres

* Autobiography Definition

* Biography Genre Definition

* History Genre

* Memoir Definition

* Psychology Genre

* General Nonfiction Book Genre

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