If you found yourself glued to Netflix over the holidays watching Making a Murderer, we have some book suggestions you will surely love.  These true-crime stories will shock and captivate you until the last page!
  • The Innocent Killer by Michael Griesbach: You can't get much closer to Making a Murder than this book. It tells the story of Steve Avery, the same shocking case chronicled in the Netflix series. Published over a year before the series, author Griesbach writes about the now infamous case that shows what can happen when our justice system fails.
  • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote: Groundbreaking when it was released in 1966, this set the tone for nearly every true-crime book that has been published since. Capote (and friend Harper Lee) immersed himself in the town and interviewed everyone he could get access to in order to write one of the most detailed non-fiction books ever published.
  • Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi: Helter Skelter is another true-crime classic, and the bestselling true-crime book of all-time!  The author was the prosecuting attorney in the Charles Manson trial, and this book is his enthralling account of how he built his case from only two fingerprints.
  • Fatal Vision by Joe McGinniss: This is the electrifying true story of Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald, the handsome, Princeton-educated physician convicted of savagely slaying his young pregnant wife and two small children, murders he vehemently denies committing. 
  • In Broad Daylight by Harry N. MacLean: Made into a movie starring Brian Denehey, In Broad Daylight tells the story of a bully who terrorized residents of his small town, and the ultimate revenge the townspeople take to put an end to his reign of terror.
  • Waiting to Be Heard by Amanda Knox: Another controversial case that will leave you wondering, "did she" or "didn't she?"  Amanda recalls her true-life story of being convicted for the murder of her roommate in Italy. Written by the subject herself, you get a first-person account of what happened during her lengthly ordeal to prove herself innocent.

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