What are the best books about serial killers?

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    #1The Stranger Beside Me

    The Stranger Beside Me
    The Stranger Beside Me is a true-crime novel by Ann Rule published in 1980. This book follows the haunting story of Ted Budy - a law student by day and a notorious serial killer at night.
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    Sai Chavan
    Written on February 27, 2018
    "If you like true crime novels than you should give this a read. The author does a really great job and I enjoyed it all."
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    #2The Night Stalker

    The Night Stalker

    The Night Stalker by Philip Carlo is a true-crime novel published in 1996. This book entails the heinous and murderous crimes of Richard Ramirez within three years of killing spree and his controversial death row trial. 

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    Bobby Sullivan
    Written on March 4, 2018
    "Expertly written with great details. I would recommend everyone read this."
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    #3Deviant

    Deviant

    Deviant by Harold Schechter is a biographical true-crime novel originally published in 1989. This book follows the shocking true story of notorious, psychotic killer Ed Gein. 

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    Rakesh Venkatesan
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "It is an interesting book based on the true event "
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    #4Killer Clown

    Killer Clown

    Killer Clown by Terry Sullivan with Peter T. Maiken is a true-crime novel published in 1983. This book follows the horrifying murderer John Wayne Gacy who works as a clown for parties, charities, and events to entertain and murder kids.

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    Austin Silva
    Written on February 27, 2018
    "This one really didn't help with a lot of different serial killers but one specifically, John Wayne Gacy. It gave me a lot of information about him but nothing of others."
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    #5The I-5 Killer

    The I-5 Killer

    The I-5 Killer by Ann Rule is a nonfiction, true-crime novel published in 1984. This book tells the story of a star athlete named Randall Woodfield who claimed at least 45 lives during his killing spree through California to Washington.

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    Arthur Nelson
    Written on February 27, 2018
    "It took me some time to get through this book because it was pretty graphic and disturbing in so many ways. The horrible path of destruction of the serial killer is laid out and goes to the darkest places imaginable. It makes for a hard read because you feel so bad about what this monster put his victims through. This is definitely not a book for everyone."
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    #6The Search for the Green River Killer

    The Search for the Green River Killer

    The Search for the Green River Killer by Carlton Smith is a biographical true-crime novel first published in 1991. This book tells the story of Gary Ridgway who confessed to a crime of killing 49 women between 1982–1998.

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    Tammy Wallace
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "Overall this book is a good read about serial killers. It will be a good read if you don't know too much about this true case already. I will say it does get rather lengthy toward the end. If you are looking for a good book about serial killers this one is a potential one to add to your "to-read" list."
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    #7Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters

    Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters

    Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters by Peter Vronsky is an in-depth examination of some of the most controversial murders in the history of mankind. This true-crime novel was first published in 2004.

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    Matthew Hernandez
    Written on March 2, 2018
    "It tries to understand the psychology behind the reasoning and motivation of their behavior."
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    #8The Serial Killer Files

    The Serial Killer Files

    The Serial Killer Files: The Who, What, Where, How, and Why of the World's Most Terrifying Murderers by Harold Schechter is a true-crime novel published in 2003. This book follows the maniac crimes of some of the world's notorious killers.

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    Megan Reynolds
    Written on March 5, 2018
    "I read this book and it is excellent. It provides details into each killer that I really wanted to know. I am doing a research paper on serial killers and this book gave me new insight into their minds and how they committed their crimes. "
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    #9The Devil in the White City

    The Devil in the White City

    The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America is written by Erik Larson. This tells the story of Henry H. Holmes, a 19th-century serial killer. Published in 2003 by Random House.

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    Beverly Hopkins
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "If you like books about serial killers, you'll like this one. I have to say that it wasn't for me."

Summary

Best What are the best books about serial killers
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Stranger Beside MeBooks 16 Paid
2The Night StalkerBooks 12 Paid
3DeviantBooks 11 Paid
4Killer ClownBooks 8 Paid
5The I-5 KillerBooks 6 Paid
6The Search for the Green River KillerBooks 4 Paid
7Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of MonstersBooks 3 Paid
8The Serial Killer FilesBooks 1 Paid
9The Devil in the White CityElectronics 0 Paid
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