The Most Jaw-Dropping True Crime Books of 2020

Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The men and women in the pages of these 15 books sure do.

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Buy Unspeakable Acts at Amazon

Unspeakable Acts

By Sarah Weinman (Editor)

Buy Notes on a Silencing at Amazon

Notes on a Silencing

By Lacy Crawford

Buy We Keep the Dead Close: A Murder at Harvard and a Half Century of Silence at Amazon

We Keep the Dead Close: A Murder at Harvard and a Half Century of Silence

By Becky Cooper

Buy The Scientist and the Spy: A True Story of China, the FBI, and Industrial Espionage at Amazon

The Scientist and the Spy: A True Story of China, the FBI, and Industrial Espionage

By Mara Hvistendahl

Buy Magnetized: Conversations with a Serial Killer at Amazon

Magnetized: Conversations with a Serial Killer

By Carlos Busqued

Buy America’s First Female Serial Killer at Amazon

America’s First Female Serial Killer

By Mary Kay McBrayer

Buy The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia at Amazon

The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia

By Emma Copley Eisenberg

Buy  Broken Faith: Inside The Word Of Faith Fellowship, One Of America’s Most Dangerous Cults at Amazon

Broken Faith: Inside The Word Of Faith Fellowship, One Of America’s Most Dangerous Cults

By Mitch Weiss And Holbrook Mohr

Buy Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder, and a Woman's Search for Justice in Indian Country at Amazon

Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder, and a Woman's Search for Justice in Indian Country

By Sierra Crane Murdoch

Buy MS-13: The Making of America’s Most Notorious Gang at Amazon

MS-13: The Making of America’s Most Notorious Gang

By Steven Dudley

Buy The Sorrows of Mexico  at Amazon

The Sorrows of Mexico

By Lydia Cacho, Anabel Hernández, Juan Villoro, Diego Enrique Osorno, Sergio González Rodríquez, Marcela Turati, and Emiliano Ruiz Parra

Buy The Case of the Vanishing Blonde at Amazon

The Case of the Vanishing Blonde

By Mark Bowden

Buy The Devil's Harvest: A Ruthless Killer, a Terrorized Community, and the Search for Justice in California's Central Valley  at Amazon

The Devil's Harvest: A Ruthless Killer, a Terrorized Community, and the Search for Justice in California's Central Valley

By Jessica Garrison

Buy The Cold Vanish  at Amazon

The Cold Vanish

By Jon Billman

Buy American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Bird of American CSI at Amazon

American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Bird of American CSI

By Kate Winkler Dawson