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11 True Crime Books For Music Lovers

From black metal murders to Charles Manson and the Beatles

10 True Crime Books For Music Lovers10 True Crime Books For Music Lovers

Rave murders, black metal church burnings and the Son of Sam are just a few of the topics covered in the best true crime books for music lovers.

We’re living in a golden age of true crime narratives right now. Podcasts like In the Dark, Serial and S-Town have taken an expansive approach to telling crime stories, and have found an enthusiastic audience along the way. Television shows like American Crime Story have turned real-life cases into thrilling drama and books, such as David Grann’s recent Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the F.B.I. have been widely acclaimed.

So what if you’re looking for a gripping crime story that dovetails with the world of music? Well, there are plenty of those to go around as well. What follows is a look at 11 notable books that bring together the worlds of true crime and the music industry.

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