Fall 2018’s Best True Crime Books

True Crime Books 2018It has been a year for true crime: From Michelle McNamara’s exceptional I’ll Be Gone in the Dark to Spike Lee’s film adaptation of the true crime memoir Black Klansman. And with the popularity of podcasts—and many cold cases being solved by genetic testing—the floodgates are wide open.

Here are true crime fall releases to add to your TBR list—from nonviolent to violent and some history mixed in—so there is definitely something for all types of readers.


Jamie Canavés is a Book Riot contributing editor who always has a book in one hand. She writes the Unusual Suspects mystery newsletter, never says no to chocolate or ‘80s nostalgia, and spends way too much time asking her goat-dog “What’s in your mouth?!” Tweets: @Oh_Dinky.