The Chilling Case of Pearl Bryan – and Her Missing Head

This young woman suffered a brutal death, her head tragically lost to time. 

Vera Renczi Was an Infamous Black Widow—Who May Never Have Existed

Did the supposedly infamous Romanian killer really slay 35 people? 

The Yorkshire Witch Was Equal Parts Con Artist and Serial Killer

Stealing, telling phony fortunes, faking prophetic messages on 'freshly laid' eggs, and poisoned puddings were just the beginning for Mary Bateman.

Liu Pengli Was One of History’s Earliest and Vilest Serial Killers

A nephew of the Chinese emperor, Liu Pengli was feared by many.

Historical True Crime Stories Every True Crime Lover Should Know

These classics of true crime will lead you down terrifying rabbit holes.

This 19th-Century Killer Wreaked Havoc Across 3 Countries

Thomas Neill Cream, the Lambeth Poisoner, slayed victims in Canada, the United States, and England.

How Sharon Tate's Murder Began a Victims' Rights Movement

Rachel Monroe's Savage Appetites explores the role of women in true crime, from detective to perpetrator and all the fans in between.

12 Revealing Lizzie Borden Books, from True Crime to Fiction

Fascinating perspectives on one of the most notorious murder cases of 19th century America.

The Papin Sisters: The Shocking 1933 Murder Case That Horrified France

Nearly a century later, their grisly crime remains as mystifying as ever.

The Copycat Killing Spree of Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper

This copycat ripper claimed nearly three times as many victims as his Victorian predecessor—but he made one crucial mistake. 

10 Must-Read Jack the Ripper Books

His true identity remains unknown to this day.

20 Little-Known Facts About Sharon Tate, the Tragic Manson Family Victim

A bright light was extinguished far too early by the Manson Family.

Before the Lindbergh Kidnapping, There Was the Abduction of Charley Ross

The four-year-old's 1874 disappearance was America’s first widely publicized kidnapping for ransom.

Kitty Genovese: 6 Books to Read After Watching The Witness Documentary

Go inside the controversial murder case that shined a light on the American conscience.

Dr. Buck Ruxton and the Grisly Jigsaw Murders of 1935

The surgeon's brutal deeds earned him a savage nickname.