Top 5 Books on Serial Killers

2020-07-24 14:28:26 Written by Nimra Noor

Serial Killers are not the best part of our society, their crimes and brutality has always terrible for ordinary people. It is very hard to understand the Pyschology of a man who murdered people for entertainment.

Apart from that, writers search for that kind of criminal who has a different plan for his life. Writing a novel on a true crime is always fascinating task. Many Authors have written novels on serial killers. We have listed top 5 novels and non Fiction books in this blogg. So here is list of top five:


1. The Lodger


Anyone interested in reading novels or watching movies on serial killers, will must know about Jack The Ripper. Jack The Ripper is on of the most famous serial killer of all time. His Mysterious nature and cleverness was something else. 48 novels have been written on Jack The Ripper. The Lodger is one of these. The Lodger is a 1913 novel by English author Marie Adelaide Belloc Lowndes, based on the Jack the Ripper murders of 1888. It is a novel version of a short story published in 1911. Six films have been made based on this novel. The Lodger completely describes the crime and fear of Jack.


2. The Stranger Beside Me


Ted Bundy, The Lady Killer was also one of strange serial killer who killed girls and women. He confessed to 30 murdered that he committed in 7 States.

The Stranger Beside Me is true crime book written by Ann Rule. Ann Rule met Bundy in 1971 in University. According To writer, Ted Bundy had a soft nature.

Subsequent revisions of the book were published in 1986, 1989, 2000, and 2008.

In 2003, The book was adopted into a TV film.


3. Zodiac Unmasked


Zodiac is a non-fiction book written by Robert Graysmith about the unsolved serial murders committed by the "Zodiac Killer". 

Zodiac is an unidentified serial killer from Northern California who murdered 5 known victims. He also wrote taunting letters to local area press. The case of Zodiac is still unsolved.

Since its initial release in 1986, Zodiac has sold 4 million copies worldwide. Book describes details of murders and investigation of law enforcement branches.


4. The Monster of Florence: A True Story


The Monster of Florence is also an unidentified serial killer who killed 16 people between 1968 to 1985. All attempts to find the serial killer in this case also failed. The investigators reached conclusion that the murders were not committed by single person.

The Monster of Florence: A True Story is a 2008 true crime book by American thriller writer Douglas Preston and Italian journalist Mario Spezi. It relates to a series of murders that occurred between 1968 and 1985 and involved couples who were killed while having sex in their cars in deserted lanes around the city of Florence in the Italian region of Tuscany.


5. The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder


Charles Cullen, a nurse of New Jersey, killed upto 40 patients during his 16 years career. Charles Cullen had a unusual behavior in his whole life. He abused family dogs. The horrible story of Charles crime was written by Charles Graeber, An award winning journalist and New York times bestseller author.

Janet Maslin from of New York Times described the book "A stunning book that should and does bring to mind in cold blood..a thriller in every sense of word".