7 Best UK True Crime Books That Aren't About Murder, Because There's A Whole Host Of Cases To Explore


As a genre, true crime is massive and it's not hard to see why. All of the twists and turns are only made all the more gripping because you know the story you're reading is true. If you fancy yourself as an armchair Sherlock Holmes, there’s a whole host of books to sink your teeth into. However, the true crime genre is pretty dominated by stories of murder. If that's not your bag or you need something new but you still want to delve into the world of true crime, here are the seven best UK true crime books that aren't about murder.

You only need to scratch the surface to reveal the UK’s murky underbelly of gangsters, heists, mobs, and prisons, past and present. While you may not want to come face to face with some of the most iconic criminals of the UK’s past, any true crime fan will tell you, once you start to read true crime it’s hard to stop. The genre is dominated by stories of murders and deceit and, while they’re super mysterious and spooky, there are so many other stories out there that'll have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. Here are seven of the best UK true crime books not about murder which are so surreal it’s hard to believe they’re all based on real cases.