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that's got to be a book on Dahmer??
Close, but no cigar! It's about Dennis Nilsen, and a darned good read.
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Interesting question.
I haven't read a great deal of true crime (tend to prefer watching documentary films on television), but I do recall "The Devil in the White City" by Erik Larsen which would be my choice for best true crime book. Another I've read was "Nightmare in Wichita: The Hunt for the BTK Strangler" which was especially chilling.

I also have a used copy of "The Stranger Beside Me" by Ann Rule, which I want to read, and have seen parts of both "In Cold Blood" and "Helter Skelter" (also both on my want to read list.)

Favorite true crime book? --"The Crimes, Detection, and Death of Jack the Ripper" by Martin Fido.
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Interesting question.
I haven't read a great deal of true crime (tend to prefer watching documentary films on television), but I do recall "The Devil in the White City" by Erik Larsen which would be my choice for best true crime book. Another I've read was "Nightmare in Wichita: The Hunt for the BTK Strangler" which was especially chilling.

I also have a used copy of "The Stranger Beside Me" by Ann Rule, which I want to read, and have seen parts of both "In Cold Blood" and "Helter Skelter" (also both on my want to read list.)

Favorite true crime book? --"The Crimes, Detection, and Death of Jack the Ripper" by Martin Fido.
Hi Pat,

I think that we have to list Fido’s book as one of the classics

I recall reading The Stranger Beside Me a few years ago when my dad was going through all the Ann Rule books. Its possibly the book, more than any other, that introduced us to the idea of the ‘likeable’ serial killer. The guy that everyone liked and predicted a bright future for. It would be much easier if our lunatics actually looked and acted like lunatics
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