Crime Fiction > Serial Killer

Featured Titles

    Red Dragon by Thomas Harris

FBI agent Will Graham once risked his sanity to capture Hannibal Lecter, an ingenious killer like no other. Now, he's following the bloodstained pattern of the Tooth Fairy, a madman who's already wiped out two families. To find him, Graham has to understand him. To understand him, Graham has only one place left to go: the mind of Dr. Lecter.

Year: 1981
Genre: Psychological ThrillerSerial Killer

    The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris

FBI trainee Clarice Starling is given an assignment. She must visit a man confined to a high-security facility for the criminally insane and interview him. That man, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, is a former psychiatrist with unusual tastes and an intense curiosity about the darker corners of the mind.

Year: 1988
Genre: FBIPsychological ThrillerSerial Killer

    The Poet by Michael Connelly

Death is reporter Jack McEvoy's beat: his calling, his obsession. But this time, death brings McEvoy the story he never wanted to write--and the mystery he desperately needs to solve. A serial killer of unprecedented savagery and cunning is at large.

Year: 1996
Genre: Investigative ReporterSerial Killer

    Getting Off by Lawrence Block as Jill Emerson

SO THIS GIRL WALKS INTO A BAR...and when she walks out there's a man with her. She goes to bed with him, and she likes that part. Then she kills him, and she likes that even better. On her way out, she cleans out his wallet. She keeps moving, and has a new name for each change of address.

Year: 2011
Genre: Serial Killer

    X by Sue Grafton

X: The number ten. An unknown quantity. A mistake. A cross. A kiss... Perhaps Sue Grafton's darkest and most chilling novel, X features a remorseless serial killer who leaves no trace of his crimes.

Year: 2015
Genre: Private EyeSerial Killer




Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1936The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie Serial Killer, Hercule Poirot
1981A Stab in the Dark by Lawrence Block Hardboiled Detective, Serial Killer, Matthew Scudder
1981Red Dragon by Thomas Harris Psychological Thriller, Serial Killer, Hannibal Lecter
1983Legion by William Peter Blatty Serial Killer
1988Crimson Joy by Robert B. Parker Private Eye, Serial Killer, Spenser, Boston
1988KOKO by Peter Straub Serial Killer, Blue Rose Triology
1988The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris Psychological Thriller, Serial Killer, FBI, Hannibal Lecter
1990Trophies and Dead Things by Marcia Muller Serial Killer, Sharon McCone
1990White Ninja by Eric Van Lustbader Serial Killer, Nicholas Linnear, Japan
1993In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead by James Lee Burke Serial Killer, Dave Robicheaux, Louisiana
1994The Alienist by Caleb Carr Historical Detective, Serial Killer, Laszlo Kreizle
1994The Concrete Blond by Michael Connelly Police Procedural, Serial Killer, Harry Bosch
1995Kiss the Girls by James Patterson Police Procedural, Serial Killer, Alex Cross
1996The Poet by Michael Connelly Serial Killer, Investigative Reporter, Jack McEvoy
1997Cat & Mouse by James Patterson Serial Killer, Alex Cross
2001Violets are Blue by James Patterson Serial Killer, Alex Cross
2003Lost Boy Lost Girl by Peter Straub Haunted House, Horror, Serial Killer
2004Desert Places by Blake Crouch Serial Killer, Suspense
2004The Narrows by Michael Connelly Serial Killer, FBI, Harry Bosch
2005Fiddlers by Ed McBain Police Procedural, Serial Killer, 87th Precinct
2007Spare Change by Robert B. Parker Cold Case, Private Eye, Serial Killer, Sunny Randall
2010The Glass Rainbow by James Lee Burke Murder Mystery, Serial Killer, Dave Robicheaux, Louisiana
2011Getting Off by Lawrence Block Serial Killer
2013Light of the World by James Lee Burke Crime Fiction, Serial Killer, Thriller, Dave Robicheaux, Montana
2013The Crypt Thief by Mark Pryor Serial Killer, Hugo Marston, Paris
2014Flesh and Blood by Patricia Cornwell Crime Fiction, Serial Killer, Forensic Science, Kay Scarpetta
2015X by Sue Grafton Private Eye, Serial Killer, Kinsey Millhone
2017The Cutthroat by Clive Cussler Serial Killer, Isaac Bell
2018The Breakers by Marcia Muller Missing Person, Private Eye, Serial Killer, Sharon McCone
2019A Minute to Midnight by David Baldacci Kidnapping, Serial Killer, Atlee Pine, Georgia
2020Fair Warning by Michael Connelly Serial Killer, Investigative Reporter, Jack McEvoy
2021Autopsy: A Scarpetta Novel by Patricia Cornwell Serial Killer, Forensic Science, Kay Scarpetta, Virginia





Vintage Library at is an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores.