Review of The Best New True Crime Stories: Serial Killers

Check out this review of Mitzi Szereto’s book.

Can’t get enough true crime stories? Anthologist Mitzi Szereto has put together a collection of short pieces about serial killers that will help to satisfy the needs of any true crime junkie. The subjects of the sixteen serial killer exposés range across the world and across time and include both men and women. Eschewing the familiar names of Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, and other super-famous modern serial killers, these pieces will send readers to the internet to find photographs and further information on the several killers written about here. Each piece is short—12- 27 pages long—and does not contain photographs or any drawings or maps. Not all of the cases were solved. But all of them will likely disturb readers’ sleep and make readers’ skin crawl. The writing in each case is very good, and each writer has clearly done his or her homework. Each also shows a real passion for the subject matter. Some cases are so astonishing (Dr. Harold Frederick Shipman with at least two hundred and fifty kills), they are difficult to believe, but believe readers must. This book will be a must-have for any fans of true crime literature.

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The Best New True Crime Stories by Mitzi Szerto

The Best New True Crime Stories

Serial Killers

Serial killers: Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, and Jeffrey Dahmer are often the first names that spring to mind. Many people assume serial killers are primarily an American phenomenon that came about in the latter part of the twentieth century. But such assumptions are far from the truth. Serial killers have been around for a very long time and can be found in every corner of the globe—and they’re not just limited to the male gender either. Some of these predators have been caught and brought to justice whereas others have never been found, let alone identified. Serial killers can be anywhere. And scarier still, they can be anyone.