The Best New True Crime Stories

Serial Killers

Non-Fiction - True Crime
256 Pages
Reviewed on 11/22/2019
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Author Biography

Mitzi Szereto is an author and anthology editor whose books encompass true crime and crime fiction, gothic fiction, cozy mystery, satire, parody, horror, sci-fi/fantasy, paranormal romance, erotic fiction, and general fiction and non-fiction. She has appeared at major international literature festivals and taught creative writing around the world, including several universities in the United Kingdom. She has the added distinction of having the first anthology of erotica to include a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Mitzi is the creator and presenter of the London-based web TV channel Mitzi TV, and also plays herself in the pseudo-documentary British film Lint: The Movie. Her blog of personal essays can be found at Errant Ramblings: Mitzi Szereto’s Weblog.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite

The Best New True Crime Stories: Serial Killers by Mitzi Szereto is a look at some of the worst serial killers of our time. We often think of certain names when we talk of serial killers – the Wests, the Moor murderers, the Yorkshire Ripper, Bundy, Nilsen, and Dahmer. But not all serial killers are men and they’ve been around a lot longer than we care to think. Some are dead, some are serving time for their crimes and others have never been caught. Some are yet to be identified. This book delves not just into the killing sprees but, to a certain point, into the minds of the killers themselves. Who are they? What makes them tick? I know one thing; when you’ve finished this, you will look at everyone differently – serial killers are the most ordinary of people, the man on the street, the woman on the bus. You never know when you might catch the eye of a killer.

The Best New True Crime Stories: Serial Killers by Mitzi Szereto is an amazing collection of true stories about serial killers. This is more than just a look at what they did though; this takes you deeper, trying to understand these people and, frankly, it’s damned scary when you think they could be anyone. When a serial killer begins their killing, there is no way to distinguish them from anyone else; no way to point to a particular person and say they are a killer. This is truly compelling reading, a portrait of a killer that will leave you questioning everything you thought you knew. Wonderfully written, these stories will take you on a journey that will chill you to the bone, horrify you, even terrify you but it’s a journey you will be compelled to finish. Amazing book, one of the best true crime books I’ve read in a long time.