The 10 Best True Crime Book Excerpts from The Lineup

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In case you aren’t familiar with our sister site The Lineup, allow us, to acquaint you!

Dedicated to all things creepy, the folks over at TLU cover everything from the latest Stephen King book to underrated horror movies to the unsolved murder cases that still haunt us 50 years later. But as avid readers here at Early Bird Books, we’re partial to their fantastic book excerpts that help us discover terrifying true crime books about strange cases long forgotten. Here are 10 of our favorite true crime excerpts from The Lineup.

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Mother’s Day, by Dennis McDougal

“I grew up in an insane asylum basically, but what’s worse is we didn’t know it was an insane asylum.”

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The Michigan Murders, by Edward Keyes

Ypsilanti, Michigan was a safe place to live in the peace and free love era of the 1960s—until the bodies started piling up.

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A Death in California, by Joan Barthel

Relationships can be complicated. Especially when you fall in love with the man who murdered your fiancé … and tortured you.

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Buried Dreams, by Tim Cahill

In John Wayne Gacy Jr.’s foul-smelling basement, police unearthed one of the most disturbing murder cases in American history.

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Closing Time, Lacey Fosburgh

As well as being an accurate account of a tragic murder, Fosburgh’s book poses the question: Just how much do we really know about the private lives of those closest to us?

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Murder at McDonald’s, by Phonse Jessome

When an 18-year-old McDonald’s employee stumbled upon a safe in the back room, he hatched a plan to get rich quick—but it ended with a body count.

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The Professor and the Prostitute, by Linda Wolfe

Identical twins and doctors Stewart and Cyril Marcus did everything together … including dying in a most mysterious fashion.

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Early Graves, by Thomas H. Cook

He was 26, she was 15. They were in love—and committing heinous murders.

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Lobster Boy, by Fred Rosen

On a dark night in November, someone murdered legendary sideshow performer Grady “Lobster Boy” Stiles Jr. in cold blood.

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Winter of Frozen Dreams, by Karl Harter

“I don’t know who it was, but last night I buried a man in a snowbank. I can take you to where the body is.”

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