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Subject: Favorites
Date Posted: 10/11/2008 1:53 PM ET
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What are your favorite true crime books?

Matt C. (mattc) - ,
Date Posted: 10/11/2008 3:24 PM ET
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I like Mark Fuhrman's books, especially Murder in Brentwood and Murder in Greenwich


Date Posted: 10/11/2008 7:10 PM ET
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Because I Loved You, by M. William Phelps

The Stranger Beside Me, by Ann Rule

Date Posted: 10/15/2008 4:14 PM ET
Member Since: 10/13/2008
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Try Kathryn Casey's books. They are great ture cime stories.  The book "decent into Hell" was awesome.

Date Posted: 10/15/2008 9:44 PM ET
Member Since: 6/20/2005
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Any of Ann Rule's books are excellent!  I have every one she has written.  She writes well and makes each story individual and interesting.

Date Posted: 10/15/2008 9:44 PM ET
Member Since: 3/27/2008
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So many to choose from.  But here goes:

1. Pure Murder - Corey Mitchell

2.  Dead and Buried - Corey Mitchell

3.  And Never Let Her Go - Ann Rule

4.  Helter Skelter - Vincent Bugliosi

5.  An Hour to Kill - Dale Hudson

6. Salt of the Earth - Jack Olsen

7. Fatal Vision -  Joe McGinnis

8. Every Breath You Take - Ann Rule

9. The Stranger Beside Me - Ann Rule

10. High Hopes - Gerard Sullivan

11. I've Been Watching You:  The South Louisiana Serial Killer -  Susan, D. Mustafa , Tony Clayton, and Sue Israel

12. Unanswered Cries - Thomas French

That's all I can think of...I've read so many really good books.

Date Posted: 10/20/2008 1:54 PM ET
Member Since: 5/30/2008
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Just finished If Loving You Is Wrong by Gregg Olsen. Didnt think I would like it because of the subject matter, but it was by one of my favorite authors so I had to. It was everything I like in a TC book. Bizarre characters, no long drawn out investigation or courtroom scenes reiterating facts we already know. It just wasnt anything like I thought it was going to be.

I think it would be easier to list favorite authors rather than favorite books: Gregg Olsen, Jack Olsen, Ann Rule, M. William Phelps, Kathryn Casey, I'm sure I'm forgetting some.