I just watched The Fall with Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan and was surprised by how addicted to it I became. It was horrifying and I had to fast forward through a good amount of Jamie’s scenes but I really loved watching the process the authorities took in trying to locate the killer.
I’ve always enjoyed a good serial killer/detective story either in book or film/TV. I’ve seen Red Dragon and Silence of the Lambs and a whole slew of other detective type movies. I watched a few seasons of Dexter (before it got too dark for me) and tried Criminal Minds (a bit on sensationalized side for me). I watched one episode of Hannibal and was thoroughly creeped out and didn’t tune in to any other episodes though I’ve been promised it is an amazing show.
I’m looking for more detective type stories especially in YA. So far, over the years, I’ve read some adult fiction, non fiction and YA about serial killers and or detectives but wondered if you had any recommendations?
Here’s what I’ve read…
The Bone Collector by Jeffrey Deaver, Along Came a Spider by James Patterson, Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay, The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter #2) by Thomas Harris, The Collector by John Fowles
Adult Non Fiction:
Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit (Mindhunter #1) by John E. Douglas, Mark Olshaker, The Anatomy of Motive: The FBI’s Legendary Mindhunter Explores the Key to Understanding and Catching Violent Criminals by John E. Douglas, Mark Olshaker, Green River, Running Red: The Real Story of the Green River Killer–America’s Deadliest Serial Murderer by Ann Rule, The Stranger Beside Me: Ted Bundy The Shocking Inside Story by Ann Rule
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson, The Naturals (The Naturals #1) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, The Body in the Woods (Point Last Seen #1) by April Henry, Every Breath by Ellie Marney (this sort of fits?)
I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga