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Serial Killer Mysteries

Do you like serial killer mysteries? Look no further! Our selection of exceptional books features some of the most renowned and captivating titles in the genre, such as Thomas Harris' 'The Silence of the Lambs' or Val McDermid's 'The Last Temptation'. These books will take you on a journey into the twisted minds of some of the most notorious serial killers in fiction. They offer chilling portrayals of a cannibalistic serial killer, or delve into the mind of a friendly serial killer who is both brilliant and manipulative as in Patricia Highsmith's 'The talented Mr. Ripley'. These books offer page-turning plots, and will keep you guessing until the very end. If you're looking for a thriller to sink your teeth into, this selection is sure to satisfy your cravings for exceptional crime fiction. Don't miss some of the best in serial killer mysteries. Order your copies from Amazon.com today! Just click on the book cover!

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A.R. Torre
The Girl in 6E
Deanna Madden Novel - Book 1
2014
My life is simple, as long as I follow the rules. 1. Don't leave the apartment. 2. Never let anyone in. 3. Don't kill anyone. I've obeyed these rules for three years. But rules were made to be broken. This is a dark, edgy, erotic, thrilling and - most of all unusual - story of a cold female killer.
352 Pages
4/5
82
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A.R. Torre
Do Not Disturb
Deanna Madden Novel - Book 2
2015
1. Don't leave the apartment. 2. Never let anyone in. 3. Don't kill anyone. The rules were simple - but I broke them. Now I must face the consequences. Everyone else must face me. - One of the most eagerly anticipated sequels of the year. Every bit as twisted and exciting as its predecessor.
384 Pages
4/5
112
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A.R. Torre
If You Dare
Deanna Madden Novel - Book 3
2015
The rules are the same. I can't open the door. I can't leave. I can't kill anyone. The only difference is, I don't set the rules anymore. Guards in grey uniforms do. It is everything I never wanted and everything I always deserved. I write to you now, from a prison cell. My home for the next twenty to thirty years. That's the going term for murder.
368 Pages
4/5
91
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Alaina Urquhart
The Butcher and The Wren
2022 (First published: 2022)
Something dark is lurking in the Louisiana bayou: a methodical killer with a penchant for medical experimentation is hard at work completing his most harrowing crime yet, taunting the authorities who desperately try to catch up. But forensic pathologist Dr. Wren Muller never encountered a case she couldn't solve. Until now. Soon she is sucked into an all-consuming cat-and-mouse chase with a brutal murderer.
256 Pages
5/5
203
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Barbara Baraldi
The Girl with the Crystal Eyes
2010 (First published: 2008)
A seductive serial killer is stalking the streets of Bologna. A cop determined to unravel an enigmatic trail of bloody butchery. A young medium fleeing her past, troubled dreams of murder. A perverse game of life and death unfolds between the hunter and the hunted, where the female of the species proves as daringly evil as Hannibal Lecter, giving 'Femme Fatale' a whole new meaning.
268 Pages
5/5
83
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C.S. Dodds
Fractured: The Stealth Stalker
Cameron Cooper Series - Book 1
2022 (First published: 2022)
The Stealth Stalker has killed three times when Cameron is recruited by Detective Hunter Finnegan and his team tasked with hunting a cold-blooded murderer. She pores over the evidence to get inside the head of a psychopath as the memories of a serial killer who got away haunt her. When she compares notes on the two killers, one from her past and one from her present, she realizes they could be the same person.
307 Pages
5/5
219
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Elli Gray
The Unlucky Girl
Blake Wilder FBI Mystery - Book 14
2022 (First published: 2022)
FBI agent Blake Wilder and her team are sent to Las Vegas where two young women have gone missing after a night out. Both are socialites, with well-earned reputations as party girls. One of the women is the daughter of Dylan Powers, a wealthy casino owner and power player in Sin City politics. As Blake digs deeper into the case, she finds herself on a troublesome path of betrayal that leads to a grisly death.
241 Pages
4/5
248
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Elli Gray
No More Lies
Blake Wilder FBI Mystery - Book 13
2022 (First published: 2022)
Sixteen years ago, young Blake Wilder arrived home to find her parents brutally murdered. As the devastated Blake frantically searched her house for her baby sister. She soon realized the young girl was missing, nowhere to be found. Now no longer a helpless child, agent Wilder must fight mysterious forces that are willing to do whatever it takes to keep her from the answers and revenge she’s been searching for.
243 Pages
4/5
234
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Elli Gray
The missing Girls
Blake Wilder FBI Mystery - Book 12
2022 (First published: 2022)
Teenage girls from prominent families are going missing and the local Sheriff is at a loss to understand who’s taking them. As Blake and her team start investigating, they find themselves caught up in a power struggle between the town’s locals and a community of indigenous people. But when the girls start turning up dead and the pressure to find the killer starts ramping up, Blake finds herself peeling back the layers of a monstrous series of murders.
252 Pages
4/5
234
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Gary Gregor
Vengeance List
Foley & Rose - Book 1
2021
At police headquarters in steamy, tropical Darwin, a cop is brutally slain - right under the noses of his colleagues. The equally savage murder of select members of Darwin's legal fraternity follows, leaving investigating homicide investigator Russell Foley completely baffled. Is there a serial killer at large, and what connects the victims?
282 Pages
3/5
71
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James Patterson
Kiss the Girls
Alex Cross Thriller - Book 2
2000 (First published: 1995)
In Los Angeles, a reporter investigating a series of murders is killed. In Chapel Hill, North Carolina, a beautiful medical intern suddenly disappears. Washington D.C.'s Alex Cross is back to solve the most baffling and terrifying murder case ever. Two clever pattern killers are collaborating, cooperating, competing-and they are working coast to coast.
481 Pages
4/5
97
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James Patterson
Jack and Jill
Alex Cross Thriller - Book 3
1997 (First published: 1996)
In the middle of the night, a controversial U.S. senator is found murdered in bed in his Georgetown pied-a-terre. The police turn up only one clue: a mysterious rhyme signed "Jack and Jill" promising that this is just the beginning. Jack and Jill are out to get the rich and famous, and they will stop at nothing until their fiendish plan is carried out. Meanwhile, Washington, D.C. homicide detective Alex Cross is called to a murder scene only blocks from his house.
480 Pages
4/5
117
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James Patterson
Cat and Mouse
Alex Cross Thriller - Book 4
1998 (First published: 1997)
Gary Soneji, a dying prison escapee, is looking for revenge on Cross, while another insane killer is pursued by Thomas Augustine Pierce - a relentless detective who may even be better than Cross. As the bodies pile up, and Cross is nearly murdered in his own home, the game of cat and mouse leads to one final trap.The body count is high and the two killers on the loose are watching every move their pursuers make. Who is the cat, and who is the mouse?
480 Pages
4/5
111
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James Patterson
Pop Goes the Weasel
Alex Cross Thriller - Book 5
2021 (First published: 1999)
Alex Cross happiness is threatened by a series of chilling murders with a pattern so twisted, it leaves investigators reeling. Cross's ingenious pursuit of the killer produces a suspect: a British diplomat named Geoffrey Shafer. But proving that Shafer is the murderer becomes a potentially deadly task. As the diplomat engages in a brilliant series of surprising countermoves.
464 Pages
5/5
101
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Jennifer Hillier
Jar of Hearts
2021
When she was sixteen years old, Angela Wong disappeared without a trace. Nobody ever suspected that her best friend, Georgina Shaw, now an executive and rising star at her Seattle pharmaceutical company, was involved in any way. Certainly not Kaiser Brody, who was close with both girls. But fourteen years later, Angela Wong's remains are discovered in the woods. And Kaiser?now a detective with Seattle PD?finally learns the truth.
320 Pages
4/5
100
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John Sandford
Righteous Prey
Prey Novel, Book 32
2022
“The Five" are going to murder people who need to be murdered. When the vigilante killers, who are very bored and very rich, strike again in the Twin Cities, Virgil Flowers and Lucas Davenport are sent in to investigate. And they soon have their hands full.
416 Pages
3/5
120
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L.T. Vargus / Tim McBain
When Darkness Falls
Violet Darger Series - Book 10
2022 (First published: 2022)
The most recent body was discovered in the woods just beyond a logging cabin. Dismembered. Put on display. Ghostly pale skin stark against the forest's green. Before that, two campers were found a few miles off. Cut apart. Impaled. Left in public places where they'd surely be found. The grisly crimes summon FBI profiler Violet Darger to a tiny island off the Alaskan coast - 2,500 square miles of forested land populated by just 6,000 souls.
492 Pages
4/5
217
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L.T. Vargus / Tim McBain
Lonesome Highway
Violet Darger Series - Book 11
2022 (First published: 2022)
Her body lies tucked in the shadows beneath the overpass. Steel girders yawing over her delicate form. Above her, the traffic thunders without end. Tires thumping over the bridge, over the asphalt. The black ribbon of the highway stretches into the night. When a second body turns up in a truck stop parking lot, FBI profiler Violet Darger heads to rural North Carolina to investigate.
374 Pages
4/5
212
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Lisa Regan
Local Girl Missing
Detective Josie Quinn - Book 15
2022 (First published: 2022)
On a winding mountain road into the small town of Denton, Detective Josie Quinn finds the body of a local teenage girl, Dina Hale. The sight of plum-colored bruises gathering around the girl’s neck pierces Josie’s heart, but the discovery of a second girl’s empty purse in the dirt nearby gives her a flicker of hope that one person, at least, made a lucky escape. The town rallies together in a desperate search for the second girl.
408 Pages
4/5
198
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Lisa Regan
The Innocent Wife
Detective Josie Quinn - Book 16
2022 (First published: 2022)
When Denton’s most loved TV presenter returns home to find his wife dead at the dining table, it shatters the close-knit community. Beautiful and absolutely besotted with each other, Beau and Claudia Collins were idolized for being the perfect couple. But the devastating scene Detective Josie Quinn finds in their remote hideaway has her asking what dark secrets lurk beneath the surface of this seemingly flawless marriage?
356 Pages
4/5
203
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Megan Goldin
Dark Corners
Rachel Krall Series - Book 2
2023 (First published: 2023)
Megan Goldin's "Dark Corners" delves into the sinister world of social media influencers and online deception. Terence Bailey, a potential serial killer, is released from prison, only for a famous influencer to vanish shortly after she had visited him. Investigative journalist Rachel Krall becomes embroiled in the case, uncovering a web of intrigue and danger.
352 Pages
4/5
10
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Nelson DeMille
The Maze
John Corey - Book 8
2022
On the verge of retirement, John Corey is sitting on a porch, lazily looking out across the ocean, scanning the horizon for his enemies, calculating escape routes, drinking a beer for breakfast. But then trouble does appear, and Corey can’t ignore it. A series of bodies has been found along a beach close to his home and he can no longer deny that a serial killer is on the loose.
432 Pages
4/5
141
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Patricia Cornwell
Postmortem
Kay Scarpetta Series 1
2021 (First published: 1991)
Patricia Cronwell's first book in the Kay Scarpetta series is about a brilliant serial killer who is strangling young women. Kay is applying latest forensic techniques to identify the killer, but someone is sabotaging the investigation.
448 Pages
5/5
115
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Patricia Cornwell
All That Remains
Kay Scarpetta Series 3
2009 (First published: 1992)
In Richmond, Virginia, young lovers are dying. So far, four couples in the area have disappeared, only to be found months later as mutilated corpses. When the daughter of the president's newest drug czar vanishes along with her boyfriend, Dr. Kay Scarpetta knows time is short.
480 Pages
4/5
136
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Patricia Highsmith
The Talented Mr. Ripley
2008 (First published: 1955)
Patricia Highsmith wrote stories in which you almost physically feel the coming of a catastrophe. It is so unnerving that you might just want to throw away the book, because you can no longer stand the tension. But then you read on through the night. Don't get confused by the silly title or lousy cover. This is one of the best psycho-thrillers - ever!
288 Pages
827
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Phillip Tomasso
You Choose
Falcone & Richards - Book 1
2018
Someone takes an officer's family hostage. Of the two people the officer loves most, one will live, the other will die. Its up to him. Homicide Investigators Vincent Falcone and Farrah Richards take the case. Every effort is made for snatching the psychopath off the streets before the next murder. Surprisingly, the killer makes mistakes; it's almost as if getting caught doesn't matter.
441 Pages
3/5
102
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Stieg Larson
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Part 1 of the Millennium Trilogy.
2011 (First published: 2005)
The story is based on an actual crime which author and journalist Stieg Larson experienced at age 16: The gang rape of a girl named Lisbeth. His sensational thriller features a Lisbeth Salander, an agry punk heroine, who helps Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist, to uncover the dark secrets of one of Sweden's wealthiest families.
672 Pages
5/5
114
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Stieg Larson
The Girl Who Played with Fire
Part 2 of the Millennium Trilogy.
2011 (First published: 2005)
Blomkvist has decided to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation. On the eve of its publication, the two reporters responsible for the article are murdered, and the fingerprints found on the murder weapon belong to the troubled genius hacker Lisbeth Salander. The second part of Stieg Larsons Millennium Trillogy is a blistering espionage thriller, a riveting police procedural and a piercing exposé on social injustice.
752 Pages
5/5
154
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Stieg Larson
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Part 3 of the Millennium Trilogy.
2012 (First published: 2005)
In Larson's third part of his Millennium Trillogy Lisbeth Salander lies in critical condition in a Swedish hospital, a bullet in her head. But she's fighting for her life and when she recovers, she'll stand trial for three murders.
832 Pages
5/5
137
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Tami Hoag
Deeper than the Dead
Oak Knoll Series, Book 1
2010 (First published: 2009)
Four children and young teacher Anne Navarre make a gruesome discovery: a partially buried female body, her eyes and mouth glued shut. A serial killer is at large, and the very bonds that hold their idyllic town together are about to be tested to the breaking point.
560 Pages
5/5
157
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Tess Gerritsen
The Apprentice
Rizzoli & Isles Novel - Book 2
2016 (First published: 2002)
In a boiling hot Boston summer a series of brutal crimes shocks the city: Wealthy men are made to watch while their wives are brutalized. The pattern suggests one man: serial killer Warren Hoyt, recently removed from the city’s streets. Police can only assume an acolyte is at large, a maniac basing his attacks on the twisted medical techniques of the madman he so admires.
448 Pages
3/5
87
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Thomas Harris
Red Dragon
Hanibal Lecter - Book 1
Read second
1990 (First published: 1981)
Will Graham, the FBI man who hunted Lecter down, risks his sanity and his life to duel a killer called the Red Dragon - a madman who's been butchering entire families. The FBI needs Graham's insight, and Graham needs Lecter's genius. But Lecter is a clever fiend, and he manipulates both Graham and the killer at large from his cell.
464 Pages
4/5
127
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Thomas Harris
The Silence of the Lambs
Hanibal Lecter - Book 2
Read third
1991 (First published: 1988)
As part of the search for a serial murderer nicknames "Buffalo Bill," FBI trainee Clarice Starling is given an assignment. She must visit a man confined to a high-security facility for the criminally insane and interview him. That man, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, is a former psychiatrist with unusual tastes and an intense curiosity about the darker corners of the mind. Better than the successful movie!
384 Pages
5/5
122
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Val McDermid
The Mermaids Singing
Dr. Tony Hill & Carol Jordan - Book 1
2002 (First published: 1995)
Up till now, the only serial killers Tony Hill had encountered were safely behind bars. This one’s different – this one’s on the loose. Four men have been found mutilated and tortured. As fear grips the city, the police turn to clinical psychologist Tony Hill for a profile of the killer. But soon Tony becomes the unsuspecting target in a battle of wits. McDermid explores the tormented mind of a serial killer unlike any the world of fiction has ever seen.
400 Pages
4/5
70
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Val McDermid
The Wire In The Blood
Dr. Tony Hill & Carol Jordan - Book 2
2021 (First published: 1997)
Young girls are disappearing around the country, and there is nothing to connect them to one another, let alone the killer whose charming manner hides a warped and sick mind. Dr Tony Hill sets his team an exercise: they are given the details of missing teenagers and asked to discover any possible links between the cases. Tony Hill must embark on a game where hunter and hunted can all too easily be reversed.
372 Pages
3/5
159
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Val McDermid
The Last Temptation
Dr. Tony Hill & Carol Jordan - Book 3
2010 (First published: 2002)
Mapping the minds of murderers is what Dr. Tony Hill does better than anyone. So when a twisted killer starts targeting psychologists across Northern Europe, Hill is the obvious choice to track the executioner's mental and physical journey. Except that Tony, still bearing the scars of past cases, doesn't want to do this anymore. But the killer is about to strike uncomfortably close to home.
431 Pages
3/5
107
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Val McDermid
The Torment of Others
Dr. Tony Hill & Carol Jordan - Book 4
2010 (First published: 2004)
In a small grim room, the body of a woman is discovered, panic and pain etched in her face. The scene matches in every detail a series of murders two years ago-murders that ended when irrefutable forensic evidence secured the conviction of a deeply disturbed young man named Derek Tyler. But there's no way Tyler could have killed the latest victim. He's been locked up in a mental institution. So is there a copycat?
400 Pages
5/5
92
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