A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about true crime books and their place in crime fiction. (You can find it here.)
Over on the CrimeReads blog, Keith Roysdon wrote a very interesting post entitled “A Brief History of the Rise—And Evolution—Of True Crime Books.” Roysdon is a former political journalist, has co-authored three crime-fiction books, and is writing fiction.
“A Brief History” goes into more details about some of the key books and authors in the true-crime genre. As the title suggests, Roysdon explains the changes that has taken place in the genre and how more changes are still taking place. And he gives us some of the major works throughout it’s history.
I recommend this article to get a better appreciation for true-crime books. It, also, shows what a great benefit many of these books have been.
You can get the link to “A Brief History of the Rise—And Evolution—Of True Crime Books” here.