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Proceed with Caution: 9 Hard-Hitting True Crime Books

He Killed Them All, Jeanine PirroMany authors have undertaken the task of exploring the killers beside us (Charlie Manson, Ted Bundy) that many of us would rather not see up close. While it’s true that the coverage of attention-grabbing crimes can sometimes be reduced to shameless opportunism, quality crime writing holds a mirror to human nature, society, and the times that illuminates the ills of psychosis, poverty, racism, hatred, and pure evil.

On a personal level, maybe there’s some inspiration to be found in the story of victims (or their loved ones) who have persevered through the cycle of shocking loss, justice, punishment, healing, reconciliation, and the search for truth.

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