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TRUE CRIME BOOKS BLOG

FROM AUTHOR HARRY N. MACLEAN

TRUE CRIME -- AN ADDICTION?

True crime is currently the hottest genre on TV. Crimereads.com had the following to say on it.


"It's fair to say true crime is having more than a "moment."


According to a recent You Guv poll, a third of Americans consume true crime at least once a week with shows on Netflix regularly trending in its top ten. While on Tik Tok, the hashtag #truecrime has nearly nearly 20 billion views. True crime is not simply the largest subcategory of documentaries, it is also growing at a faster rate than all other genres.

In my book "Starkweather, the Untold Story of the Killing Spree That Changed America," I make the case that it all began in 1958 in Lincoln, Nebraska, when Charlie Starkweather and Caril Fugate went on a killing spree that transfixed the nation.


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