The genre of true crime having a moment, or is that moment centuries old? Likely both, I would say. With Truman Capote's In Cold Blood celebrating its half-century publication year. There are some true crime books so disturbing that they haunt you long after you’ve closed the cover. These books certainly fit the bill. Whether they chronicle a brutal murder, a dangerously close encounter with a serial killer, or a trial that captivated the nation, these freaky real-life accounts are the stuff of nightmares.
The best true crime books
There is huge amount of great true crime books to choose from. But one of favourites would have to killing Pablo. "A tour de force of investigative journalism Killing Pablo recounts the tale of the violent rise and fall of Pablo Escobar the head of the Colombian Medellin cocaine cartel.
"The Sunday Times Bestseller The story of one of Americas most notorious wrongful convictions that of Steven Avery a Wisconsin man who spent eighteen years in prison for a crime he did not commit and now the subject of the hit series Making a Murderer .
"Robert Mazur tells the story of Operation C-Chase one of the most successful undercover operations in the history of US law enforcement and how he helped bring down the unscrupulous bankers who manipulated complex international finance systems to serve drug lords corrupt politicians tax cheats and terrorists.
Since the late 19th century the Mafia has been a presence in North America using intimidation and worse to exert its control over organized crime in the major cities and beyond - anything from loansharking to bootlegging during Prohibition to extortion kidnapping and racketerring.
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