7 Books About British Serial Killers That Will Leave You With So Many Questions

OK so morbid fascination is a thing and, owing to the internet, those with full blown Victorian-style interests in the macabre can get what they want pretty easily. Podcasts, documentaries, and books about true crime are increasingly popular so, if you feel like getting high on your own supply — why not look to the very country we are in for some of the most messed up stories out there. Yes, the U.S. and Australia might seem like the worst offenders, but these books about British serial killers prove that the UK has also borne witness to some pretty horrific crimes over the years.

A serial killer is defined by the FBI as the following:

"Someone who commits at least three murders over more than a month with an emotional cooling off period in between".

Serial killers often repeat certain behaviours, and scarily often remain on the loose for a long time. Real talk. What the hell is going on in the minds of people who do these terrible things? Are people born killers, or is it life experience that leads them to these murderous proclivities? That question is asked in these books, which explore the stories of their heinous acts, their unfortunate victims, and the experiences that got them to that place.