7 Books To Read Now That 'Serial' Is Over

We know that you and everyone you know listened to "Serial." Now that it's over, fill the void with 7 books that the team at XOXO After Dark are reading to satisfy our true crime obsession.
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We know that you and everyone you know listened to "Serial." Now that it's over, fill the void with 7 books that the team at XOXO After Dark are reading to satisfy our true crime obsession.

The Alienist by Caleb CarrThe Gilded Age gets tarnished in this psychological thriller about a murderer roaming the muddy streets of 19th century New York City.
Lying in Wait: Ann Rule's Crime Files: Vol. 17 by Ann RuleAmerica's best true-crime writer proves once again that truth is always stranger than fiction.
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik LarsonThis true narrative of America's first serial killer played against the backdrop of Chicago's Worlds Fair is a dark, twisted page-turner.
To Die For by Joyce MaynardInspired by the Pamela Smart case, which captivated America's attention in the early '90s -- just as "Serial" is doing now.
Unwise Passions: A True Story of a Remarkable Woman -- and the First Great Scandal of Eighteenth-Century America by Alan Pell CrawfordThough set in 18th century Virginia, its themes of murder, infanticide, and prostitution play out like a great prime-time TV drama.
Finding Chandra: A True Washington Murder Mystery by Scott Higham and Sari HorwitzThe unsolved disappearance of D.C. intern Chandra Levy is revisited by Pulitzer Prize- winning Washington Post reporters.
In Cold Blood by Truman CapoteThis wasn't the second-biggest-selling true crime book in publishing history for no good reason. Read it and find out why.
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