First-Person Serial Killer Fiction


In researching my new novel, 'Blood Related,' I started out with a mission to read the majority of first person accounts of serial homicide, stream of consciousness-style fiction. Not for material, more for inspiration and admiration - just like those crazy books, quite glad my tastes are slowly shifting to a more classical appreciation of the dark arts! Not a soft option by any means! Here is my list.

1. Killer on The Road by James Ellroy
2. A Special Place: the heart of a dark matter by Peter Straub
3. The Killer by Colin Wilson
4. Exquisite Corpse by Poppy Z. Brite
5. Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates
6. The Girls he Adored by Jonathan Nasaw
7. Head Hunter by Michael Slade
8. Stray Bullets (series) by David Lapham
9. The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson
10. I AM Not a Serial Killer (John Cleaver) by Dan Wells
11. Frenzy by Rex Miller
12. The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
13. American Psycho by Brett Easton Ellis
14. Slob by Rex Miller
15. Psycho by Robert Bloch
16. The Sandman by Miles Gibson
17. Blackburn by Bradley Denton

Hopefully my new novel, Blood Related (Nov/Dec release), might perch on the end of this list one day (audible sigh). Check out the list, will update as more come to mind. I will be posting a Non-fiction bibliographical list that will raise eyebrows no doubt! Hey, better on the page, than on the pavement eh?

A teaser pic: 

and here's the bonus, go to the goodreads list and see the covers. Have fun.

3 comments:

  1. Interesting list, my friend! :D

    Some of these, I have read. Others are on my to read list. The minds of these killers are rather complex, and some are brilliant even. There are so many variables. Thus the reason for much and varied research.

    You have done well!

    Blaze

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  2. ooh, great list! There are a few on here I have not read.

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  3. Great list! I've read some of these myself and look forward to checking out some of the titles I haven't gotten around to yet. I will also pass it on to my co-workers at the Library.

    On another note: I've nominated you as a Minion of Misery on my blog http://sickopsychotic.blogspot.com/2011/09/minions-of-misery.html
    Keep up the great work.

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