Serial Killer Book List

This is a mix of true crime, case studies, and fiction novels.

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Eliter Serial Killer Crime Unit by Mark Olshaker

Zodiac: The Shocking True Story of hte Hunt for hte Nation’s Most Elusive Serial Killer by Robert Graysmith

The Night Stalker by Philip Carlo

The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule

American Prediator by Maureen Callahan

The Monster of Florence by Mario Spezi

If You Tell by Gregg Olsen

The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

The Search for teh Green River Killer by Carlton Smith

Hell’s Princess by Harold Schechter

Dexter series (8 books) by Jeff Lindsay

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Green River, Running Red by Ann Rule

Last Call by Elon Green

Furious Hours by Casep Cep

I hunt Killers by Barry Lyga

Butcher Backer by Walter Gilmour

Home Sweet Murder by James Patterson

Red Dragon by Thomas Harris

Blind, Torture, Kill by Tim Potter

The Alienist by Caleb Carr

Teh Bone Collector by Jeffrey Deaver

The Phantom Prince: My Life with Ted Bundy by Molly Kandall

Pyscho by Robery Bloch

Lost Girls by Robert Kolker

The Night Stalker by Philip Carlo

Killer Clown” The John Wayne Murders by Terry Sullivan

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (technically not a serial killer but worth the read)

The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Kiss the Girls by James Patterson

Rachel Caine’s series- Stillhouse Lake series: 5 books: Stillhouse Lake; Killman Creek; Wolfhunter Rover; Bitter Falls; Heartbreak Bay

My Friend, Dahmer (Graphic novel) by Derf Backderf

The Man on the Train: Discovering America’s Most Elusive Serial Killer

The Babysitter: My Summers with a Serial Killer by Liza Rodman and Jennifer Jordan

Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier

Final Girls by Riley Sager

Green River: A True Detective Story by Jeff Jensen and Jonathan Case (Graphic Novel)

Torso by Brian Michael Bendis and Marc Andreyko (Graphic Novel)

Becoming Unbecoming by Una (Graphic Novel)

Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done? by Harold Schechter and Eric Powell (Graphic Novel)

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind

Thirteen by Stephen Cavanagh

The Fourth Monkey by JD Barker

My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing

Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates

The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes

Blindsided by Karin Slaughter

The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks

I Am Not A Serial Killer by Dan Wells

Happy reading, Book Nerds!

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