The Killer Encyclopedia: A List of Real-Life Murderers, from A-Z

Twenty-six books that reveal the twisted minds of killers.

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A: Axeman of New Orleans

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The Axeman of New Orleans

By Miriam C. Davis

B: Bundy, Ted

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The Stranger Beside Me

By Ann Rule

C: Cullen, Charles

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The Good Nurse

By Charles Graeber

D: Dahmer, Jeffrey

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My Friend Dahmer

By Derf Backderf

E: Edwards, Edward Wayne

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It's Me, Edward Wayne Edwards, the Serial Killer You Never Heard Of

By John A. Cameron

F: Francois, Kendall

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The Spider and the Fly

By Claudia Rowe

G: Gacy, John Wayne

H: Holmes, H.H.

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The Devil in the White City

By Erik Larson

I: I-45/Texas Killing Fields Murderer

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Deliver Us

By Kathryn Casey

J: Jeff Davis 8 Killer

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Murder in the Bayou

By Ethan Brown

K: Kuklinski, Richard

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The Iceman

By Philip Carlo

L: Longo, Christian

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True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa

By Michael Finkel

M: Mueller, Paul

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The Man from the Train

By Bill James

N: Ng, Charles 

O: Original Night Stalker

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I'll Be Gone in the Dark

By Michelle McNamara

P: Puente, Dorothea

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Disturbed Ground

By Carla Norton

Q: Quick, Thomas

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Thomas Quick: The Making of a Serial Killer

By Hannes Råstam

R: Ridgeway, Gary

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The Search for the Green River Killer

By Tomas Guillen and Carlton Smith

S: Sickert, Walter

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Ripper

By Patricia Cornwell

T: Torso Murderer

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In the Wake of the Butcher

By James Jessen Badal

U: Unabomber

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Every Last Tie

By David Kaczynski

V: Vampire of Sacramento

Buy A Thirst for Blood at Amazon

A Thirst for Blood

By Lt. Ray Biondi and Walt Hecox

W: Wuornos, Aileen

Buy Dead Ends at Amazon

Dead Ends

By Joseph Michael Reynolds

X: Xitavhudzi, Elias

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The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers

By Michael Newton

Y: Ypsilanti Ripper

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The Michigan Murders

By Edward Keyes

Z: Zodiac

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The Most Dangerous Animal of All

By Gary L. Stewart