I’ve written a couple short stories that are mysteries. One piece of advice I saw to improve my stories was to read some mysteries. These are real cases. It was creepier than I expected. This was a time where I felt it was OK to have a brain injury, because I won’t remember all of the details. I have a whole new respect for those who do investigate this kind of thing though.
The Cases That Haunt Us by John E. Douglas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is book dives into detail regarding six unsolved cases from different eras – Jack the Ripper, the Lindbergh kidnapping, the Zodiac, and the JonBenet Ramsey murder – among others. The author, John Douglas, was one of the top criminal profilers in the USA in 2000, when this book was written. He was personally involved in investigating the JonBenet Ramsey murder. I would recommend it for anyone interested in true crime, but particularly profiling or criminal investigation.
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