Best True Crime Books

Recommended Reading List

On this page: a personal selection of nonfiction books and notable articles and podcast episodes about True Crime. Browse through the best true crime books I’ve found.


The book pickings below ⬇️ are my favourite books on this topic and I obviously read every single one of them. Here are some of the best books on true crime.

Best true crime books

Bad Blood
by John Carreyrou,
Book Depository | Amazon | Waterstones

In late 2015, John Carreyrou started a deep investigation on a story that was – and still is, in many ways almost too wild to believe. Bad Blood reads as a psychological thriller that chronicles the downfall of Theranos – a multibillion dollar startup owned by high school drop-out Elizabeth Holmes. The startup had a bold promise: to change the medical industry with a machine that would make blood tests significantly faster and easier. I found it an incredible, top investigative journalism book written by a great author.

I Heard You Paint Houses
by Charles Brandt,
Print | eBook | Audiobook

Tell me who I am
by Joanna Hodgkin
Print | eBook | Audiobook

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