12 True Crime Books that Changed the Genre Forever

These true crime books revolutionized the genre.

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In Cold Blood

By Truman Capote

Helter Skelter

Helter Skelter

By Vincent Bugliosi

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I'll Be Gone in the Dark

By Michelle McNamara

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The Stranger Beside Me

By Ann Rule

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Columbine

By Dave Cullen

The Run of His Life

The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson

By Jeffrey Toobin

Party Monster

Party Monster: A Fabulous but True Tale of Murder in Clubland

By James St. James

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All the President’s Men

By Carl Bernstein & Bob Woodward

She Said

She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement

By Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey

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Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators

By Ronan Farrow

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Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit

By John Douglas & Mark Olshaker

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Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide

By Karen Kilgraff and Georgia Hardstark