Sunday, January 01, 2017

Nine of the best true crime books

At Off the Shelf Caitlin Kleinschmidt tagged nine of the best true crime books, including:

Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets by David Simon

Where did my love of true crime come from? I blame it on my parents, whose idea of family television was watching Homicide: Life on the Street. If you’re not familiar with Homicide you’re seriously missing out. A detective procedural set in Baltimore that aired throughout the 90s, one of its producers/writers, David Simon, later went on to create The Wire. Yes, my parents thought that the precursor to The Wire was appropriate viewing for a seven-year-old. But long before The Wire or Homicide were on the air, Simon was the author of this classic book from which these acclaimed television shows sprang.
Homicide is among Laura Tillman's nine great unconventional true crime books.

Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue