You know what they say... sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. Stories can hit closer to home when we know they really happened! Whether you're a true crime podcast fan looking to dip your toe in, or a seasoned veteran of the genre, here are our favorites.
In Becky Cooper's We Keep the Dead Close, Dive into a tour-de-force of investigative reporting: a searching, atmospheric and ultimately entrancing true crime narrative of an unsolved 1969 murder at Harvard.
Meanwhile Unspeakable Acts is a brilliant anthology of modern true-crime writing that illustrates the appeal of this powerful and popular genre, edited and curated by Sarah Weinman, the award-winning author of The Real Lolita.
A thrilling dive into the little-known, darker side of a revered president’s history, Lincoln’s Lie by Elizabeth Mitchell untangles the threads behind a mysterious 1864 newspaper article to reveal how Lincoln manipulated the media during the Civil War.
John Douglas, legendary FBI criminal profiler and author of Mindhunter, returns with The Killer's Shadow, a timely, relevant book that examines in-depth his chilling pursuit of a white nationalist serial killer.
Hell in the Heartland by Jax Miller investigates a cold case in Oklahoma stumping authorities for two decades, concerning the disappearance of two teenage girls and the much larger mystery of murder and possible police cover-up.