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.

Into the Storm: The Vanishing of Ambrose Small  

After signing the biggest deal of his life, Ambrose Small walked into a snowstorm and was never seen again.

The Codex Gigas: Is This Medieval Manuscript Actually the Devil's Bible?

The Codex Gigas is the largest illuminated manuscript in the world, but that’s not what makes it famous.

10 Serial Killers Who Were Never Caught

The killers behind these terrifying crimes remain unidentified to this day.

Amelia Dyer: Victorian England's Cruelest Baby Farmer

The "Ogress of Reading" was rumored to be responsible for the deaths of 400 children.