Most Wanted Reading List: 10 Myths About Serial Killers

Criminologist Scott Bonn knows his way around the mind of a serial killer – and he's sharing his secrets.

From how to profile criminals to an in-depth look John Wayne Gacy’s unidentified victims, we’ve rounded up a list of everything you should be reading, watching, and talking about this week.

Myths About Serial Killers

In this Scientific American article, criminologist Scott Bonn breaks down the larger-than-life myths surrounding “celebrity monsters.”

Better Call Saul

Albuquerque’s sleaziest criminal lawyer returns in this killer new drama from the creators of Breaking Bad. Find out why it’s worth spending your final weekend hours watching before it premiers this Sunday at 10 p.m. on AMC.

The Death and Life of Nicholas Linnear, by Eric Van Lustbader

This story about a ninja – yeah, you heard us – induces Karate Kid flashbacks in the best way possible. Nicholas Linnear wakes up in coffin and realizes he’s been buried alive. And that’s only the beginning.

Most Wanted List: The Americans

The Americans: Season 3

The Communists next door are back for a new season. In the first two episodes, expect chase scenes, awesomely bad wigs, and the unsettling feeling that someone is about to get caught – or killed.

Big Little Lies, by Liane Moriarty

Three moms at different stages in their lives meet and lie to each other in this suspenseful, domestic mystery. In Entertainment Weekly’s review, they said, “The secrets burrowed in this seemingly placid small town…are so suburban noir they would make David Lynch clap with glee.”

The Gacy Files

Jason Moran solves cold cases in Cook’s County, where serial killer John Wayne Gacy murdered his 33 victims. When Moran discovered that eight of Gacy’s victims were still unidentified, he made it his mission to help their family’s find closure. Find out how he did it in this investigative Buzzfeed article.

Mr. Holmes Trailer

One more reason to look forward to summer: A brand new Sherlock Holmes movie starring Ian McKellen as a 93 year-old detective. The trailer doesn’t give away much – like the case or identity of the pint-sized sidekick – but it’s enough to make you want more.

Published on 6 Feb 2015