9 Fiction Books Inspired by Real-Life Crime

From "Psycho" to "The Black Dahlia," these reads are sure to terrify.

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Harriet Said

Harriet Said

By Beryl Bainbridge

Victims

Victims

By Dorothy Uhnak

Jimmy the Stick

Jimmy the Stick

By Michael Mayo

Miss Lizzie

Miss Lizzie

By Walter Satterthwait

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Burial Rites

By Hannah Kent

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Psycho

By Robert Bloch

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Murder on the Orient Express

By Agatha Christie

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The Black Dahlia

By James Ellroy

Killer Kids

We Need to Talk About Kevin

By Lionel Shriver