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

Buy The Axeman of New Orleans at Amazon

The Axeman of New Orleans

By Miriam C. Davis

B: Bundy, Ted

Buy The Stranger Beside Me at Amazon

The Stranger Beside Me

By Ann Rule

C: Cullen, Charles

Buy The Good Nurse at Amazon

The Good Nurse

By Charles Graeber

D: Dahmer, Jeffrey

Buy My Friend Dahmer at Amazon

My Friend Dahmer

By Derf Backderf

E: Edwards, Edward Wayne

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

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

By John A. Cameron

F: Francois, Kendall

Buy The Spider and the Fly at Amazon

The Spider and the Fly

By Claudia Rowe

G: Gacy, John Wayne

H: Holmes, H.H.

Buy The Devil in the White City at Amazon

The Devil in the White City

By Erik Larson

I: I-45/Texas Killing Fields Murderer

Buy Deliver Us at Amazon

Deliver Us

By Kathryn Casey

J: Jeff Davis 8 Killer

Buy Murder in the Bayou at Amazon

Murder in the Bayou

By Ethan Brown

K: Kuklinski, Richard

Buy The Iceman at Amazon

The Iceman

By Philip Carlo

L: Longo, Christian

Buy True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa at Amazon

True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa

By Michael Finkel

M: Mueller, Paul

Buy The Man from the Train at Amazon

The Man from the Train

By Bill James

N: Ng, Charles 

O: Original Night Stalker

Buy I'll Be Gone in the Dark at Amazon

I'll Be Gone in the Dark

By Michelle McNamara

P: Puente, Dorothea

Buy Disturbed Ground at Amazon

Disturbed Ground

By Carla Norton

Q: Quick, Thomas

Buy Thomas Quick: The Making of a Serial Killer at Amazon

Thomas Quick: The Making of a Serial Killer

By Hannes Råstam

R: Ridgeway, Gary

Buy The Search for the Green River Killer at Amazon

The Search for the Green River Killer

By Tomas Guillen and Carlton Smith

S: Sickert, Walter

Buy Ripper at Amazon

Ripper

By Patricia Cornwell

T: Torso Murderer

Buy In the Wake of the Butcher at Amazon

In the Wake of the Butcher

By James Jessen Badal

U: Unabomber

Buy Every Last Tie at Amazon

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

Buy The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers at Amazon

The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers

By Michael Newton

Y: Ypsilanti Ripper

Buy The Michigan Murders at Amazon

The Michigan Murders

By Edward Keyes

Z: Zodiac

Buy The Most Dangerous Animal of All at Amazon

The Most Dangerous Animal of All

By Gary L. Stewart