My Favorite Murder has, in the last few years, become everyone's favorite podcast, capitalizing on our collective obsession with true crime and all things twisted. I've picked out nine true crime books you need to read if you love My Favorite Murder, because the podcast can't possibly cover every great, grisly tale that's out there.
Hosted by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, My Favorite Murder is a weekly podcast devoted to telling the true stories behind the weirdest, most sensational murder cases in history. Kilgariff and Hardstark do their research, but they aren't as interested in creating academic content about these murder cases as they are about the fun of exploring the dark recesses of the human mind.
With more than 100 episodes as of this writing, My Favorite Murder has examined a number of prominent murder cases and "cult favorite" killings — those less-talked-about murders that both fascinate and horrify the people who know of them. Included in this latter category are the Mary Flora Bell case, Bella in the Wych Elm, and the murder of Sylvia Likens.
Murderinos — My Favorite Murder's diehard fanbase — will love the nine true-crime books on the list below, which deliver the thrills and chills of Kilgariff and Hardstark's podcast in more detail than the hour-long episodes can provide.