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15 Riveting True Crime Books Written by Women

These authors are taking charge of the narrative.

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Women Who Love Men Who Kill

Women Who Love Men Who Kill

By Sheila Isenberg

A Death in Canaan

A Death in Canaan

By Joan Barthel

A Perfect Husband

A Perfect Husband

By Aphrodite Jones

After the Eclipse

After the Eclipse

By Sarah Perry

Forensics

Forensics

By Val McDermid

Lost Girls

Lost Girls

By Caitlin Rother

Dead in the Water

Dead in the Water

By Penny Farmer

Missy's Murder

Missy's Murder

By Karen Kingsbury

I Will Find You

I Will Find You

By Joanna Connors

Mothers & Murderers

Mothers & Murderers

By Katherine Ellison

The Crate

The Crate

By Deborah Vadas Levison

The Truth about Belle Gunness

The Truth about Belle Gunness

By Lillian de la Torre

Women Who Kill

Women Who Kill

By Ann Jones

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The Stranger Beside Me

By Ann Rule

true crime books by women

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark

By Michelle McNamara