Looking for the best Nonfiction Murder books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.
- Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI (2018)
- The Crime of the Century: Richard Speck and the Murders That Shocked a Nation (2016)
- The Michigan Murders (2010)
- Unexplained Mysteries Of The World: A Non-Fiction Collection About True Hauntings, Lost Civilizations, Alien Contact & Other Paranormal Enigmas (2019)
- Love Lies: A True Story of Murder in the Suburbs (2015)
- Above Suspicion: An Undercover FBI Agent, an Illicit Affair, and a Murder of Passion (2017)
- In Plain Sight: The Kaufman County Prosecutor Murders (2018)
- Murder, Motherhood, and Miraculous Grace: A True Story (2019)
- The Murder of King Tut (2010)
- Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs (2018)
- Murder in the Bayou: Who Killed the Women Known as the Jeff Davis 8? (2017)
- Not Just Another Killing in Oakland: A Civil Lawyer’s View Of A Murder Trial From The Jury Box (2017)
- The Phantom Killer: Unlocking the Mystery of the Texarkana Serial Murders: The Story of a Town in Terror (2016)
From the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Lost City of Z, a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.
"Oh, my God, they are all dead!"On July 14th, 1966, Richard Franklin Speck swept through a quiet Chicago townhouse like a summer tornado and stabbed, strangled, and killed eight young nurses in a violent sexual rampage.
The Michigan Murders (2010)
“True crime devotees won’t want to miss this one!” —Publishers Weekly “Very engrossing . . . in the finest you can’t put it down tradition.” —Hartford Courant “This factual account of each murder, through the conviction of the killer, has all the excitement of a first-rate work of fiction, and is told straight, without the usual sociological jargon.
Unexplained Mysteries Of The World: A Non-Fiction Collection About True Hauntings, Lost Civilizations, Alien Contact & Other Paranormal Enigmas (2019)
Discover Some Of The Most Captivating Mysteries Of All TimeHumanity has come so far and explored so much. As a species, we have more or less conquered the entire Earth and all of its resources.
Love Lies: A True Story of Murder in the Suburbs (2015)
A perfect life. A perfect lie.When Nancy Cooper moved from Canada to Cary, North Carolina with her new husband Brad, their future was bright: living in one of the most picturesque towns in the US, the couple mingled with neighbors, attended parties, and raised two daughters.Then, on July 14th, 2008, the façade came crashing down when Nancy’s strangled body was found in a storm pond.Nancy’s husband claimed that she had gone for a jog and never come back.
When rookie FBI agent Mark Putnam received his first assignment in 1987, it was the culmination of a lifelong dream, if not the most desirable location. Pikeville, Kentucky, is high in Appalachian coal country, an outpost rife with lawlessness dating back to the Hatfields and McCoys. As a rising star in the bureau, however, Putnam soon was cultivating paid informants and busting drug rings and bank robbers.
JUDGE. JURY. EXECUTIONER. On a cold January morning, the killer executed Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse in broad daylight. Eight shots fired a block from the Kaufman County Courthouse. Two months later, a massacre. The day before Easter, the couple slept. Bunnies, eggs, a flower centerpiece gracing the table.
When Deb Moerke and her husband decided to become foster parents, they never imagined how their lives would change. And never did they imagine their worst nightmare coming true: their five-year-old foster daughter, Hannah, murdered at the hands of her birth mom, Karen.The Moerkes were overwhelmed with horror and grief. And just when they didn’t think they could bear any more, Deb received a phone call from Karen in prison. Facing a life sentence for Hannah’s murder, she was pregnant.
The Murder of King Tut (2010)
Thrust onto Egypt’s most powerful throne at the age of nine, King Tut’s reign was fiercely debated from the outset. Behind the palace’s veil of prosperity, bitter rivalries and jealousy flourished among the Boy King’s most trusted advisors, and after only nine years, King Tut suddenly perished, his name purged from Egyptian history. To this day, his death remains shrouded in controversy.
Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs (2018)
Candy Montgomery and Betty Gore had a lot in common: They sang together in the Methodist church choir, their daughters were best friends, and their husbands had good jobs working for technology companies in the north Dallas suburbs known as Silicon Prairie. But beneath the placid surface of their seemingly perfect lives, both women simmered with unspoken frustrations and unanswered desires.
“Part murder case, part corruption exposé, and part Louisiana noir” (New York magazine), Murder in the Bayou chronicles the twists and turns of a high-stakes investigation into the murders of eight women in a troubled Louisiana parish.Between 2005 and 2009, the bodies of eight women were discovered around the murky canals and crawfish ponds of Jennings, Louisiana, a bayou town of 10,000 in the heart of the