Best novels about serial killers

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Serial Killer Book Lists

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Serial Killer Book Recommendations

The reason is simple: Norman Bates.

Top Books About Serial Killers

Personal preference, but I prefer one-offs or at the max trilogies. Try PJ Tracy. Fancy a bit of smut with your drama? Try Karen Rose. Mo Hayder is pretty good, start with Birdman. Hopefully, there will be one or two new reads here to try. Also, if you can think of a great serial killer type book I might not have read, as ever please let me know in the comments section!

by Maureen Orth

Jo Nesbo might be just be the current king of Nordic Noir, and this bleak, tightly constructed thriller is one of his best. Buy now from your favorite retailer:. Lindsay put a fascinating spin on the serial killer trope by introducing a sociopath who channels his homicidal urges toward those who have escaped justice. Patricia Highsmith was among the most influential crime fiction writers of the latter twentieth century, and Tom Ripley is her greatest creation. Beginning as a small-time con man, Ripley works his way up the social ladder to a life of opulence. Completely without remorse and absolutely amoral, Ripley does literally whatever it takes to maintain the life he has built for himself. Ripley is a charming monster, which makes him all the more fearsome, and one of the greatest characters of contemporary literature.

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