However, she eventually met someone she trusted. I use to own it in a paperback but I lost it due to a divorce. H.H. Want more terrifying books?

Possibly not a serial killer, but I think The Blue Nowhere by Jeffry Deaver stands out. Told in first person, it gives a chilling glimpse into the mind of a killer whose sexually violent tendencies threaten to take over his entire personality. There was just one problem. Some of these are out of print in the UK, but it’s fairly easy – and well worth it – to snag a used copy. It’s the promise of suspense, danger, and adrenaline that keeps us wanting more. Another one I really enjoyed was S.J. Serial killer fiction is a popular genre, with numerous novels published every year. I feel the same about Monkeewrench, and you’re right, I don’t think the rest lived up to it, BUT, have enjoyed the series nonetheless. Thank you so much for stopping by! The horrors that this book will introduce you with, is something that will wonder you mind for a long amount of time, you have been warned. This list shows serial killers from the 20th century to present day by number of victims. . Zodiac Killer was a widely used term back in the 1960s and 1970s used for a famous serial killer. As we follow Jesperson on his path to madness, aided by Olsen's commentary, it is easy to detect signs of a psychopath in the making; from his treatment of pets and women to his relationship with his father, Jesperson reveals himself with every seemingly ordinary word.

Sign up for The Lineup's newsletter and get our recommended reads delivered straight to your inbox. If you prefer a scary story with a literary bent, no’s the time to read … Edward X. Delaney (cop in N.Y.) books by Lawrence Sanders. The Killing League: A Thriller Jack is one of my favorite female detectives in crime fiction today, and the killer in this one will knock your socks off. The story opens with Jesperson's simple declaration, "It was the kind of day that always got me down--windy, gray, boring"; later that same boring day, Jesperson commits the first of his alleged 166 murders. T Jefferson Parker writes consistently excellent crime fiction, but Where Serpents Lie is absolutely terrifying, and the snakes in the title aren’t metaphorical. The book will introduce you with a pretty unique criminal who gives Jack from the Chicago police department a run for her money. Yes, I agree. I second the Blackburn recommendation. One of the creepiest serial killers I have ever encounteres is ‘American Psycho’ by Bret Easton Ellis. Perhaps the best known of them all… There’s a fearsome killer on the loose and he’s been dubbed Buffalo Bill. They all are good reads, just not as strong as #1. While the gruesome details are nailed down with morbid precision, some readers may be disturbed by Olsen's abandonment of the objective narrator's voice in chapters where the first-person account puts the reader right inside the madman's mind it's a distinctly unpleasant place, where women are "lot lizards" and "bitches" paraded toward rape and death. Read our Affiliate Disclosure. These are all good books! The debut book released by PJ Tracey is a fast and furious read that gave birth to a whole series. It really was a very strong debut. Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site. The lovers of crime novels have that terrible part of their brain that is always curious about knowing what goes in the minds of psychopaths and sociopaths. Thanks so much! Utterly, heartbreakingly true in its examination of evil. Killer on The Road by James Ellroy 2. In my opinion, Detective Carmen Palma is one of the most fascinating creations in crime fiction, and in Mercy, she must track down a very vicious and cunning sexual killer who seems to be anything but a stranger to the victims, and may in fact even be welcomed into their homes. The killer is an intelligent man who uses a fake identity to prey on young, beautiful women.