Revealing your passion for true crime can get a little…awkward. Its macabre subjects don’t often make for polite dinner conversation. Not to mention the strange looks you get after launching into your latest theory about a wrongfully convicted suspect.
But macabreness aside, love for the true crime genre is stronger than ever—with a torrent of podcasts, documentaries, and of course, books being consumed at a ravenous rate.
It’s why Truman Capote’s true crime novel, In Cold Blood made waves during its 1966 debut and continues to be regarded as a classic. It’s why The Devil in the White City is a perennial favorite on recommendation lists. It’s also why Killers of the Flower Moon was a 2017 National Book Award Finalist.
So go ahead and indulge, true crime aficionados. These 16 true crime audiobooks are guaranteed to give you thrills, chills, and spine-tingling excitement.