True crime books are all true stories of actual crimes. Some of the crimes are either highly publicized as in the case of Caysee Anthony and some of the crimes are only publicized via books. These writers are a special breed of people who use their talent to bring the stories to their readers with intensive information usually on the backgrounds and childhoods of the main characters in the story, details of the crime itself, the investigation and how the perpetrator was caught, the actual court case and other relevant details pertaining to each true story.
Seasoned readers of true crimes have over time established their likes and dislikes of what they prefer to read about in detail. Some prefer a lengthy and detailed investigation while some would prefer the court case to be more detailed. Female crime readers usually prefer more emphasis on the background and childhoods of the main characters so that they can engage in the psychological profile rather.
Reading true crime books and eventually finding out which writers offer the preferred writing style can go a long way to choosing books which you know you will enjoy. A further classification in the choice of a crime book would be to choose as per crime genre. Some popular genres are serial killers, spousal murder and to a lesser extent, mostly favored by male crime readers, is opportunistic murders. There are many more crime genres to choose from as you can imagine from the true crime stories publicized by media outlets such as television news networks and the internet.
For the reader who is thinking of venturing, for the first time, into the world of true crime books, I would suggest reading up on reviews on a few of these crime books. The internet can be great as a tool for finding out which books to read. As you proceed along you will also develop your own likes and dislikes and further guarantee that every book which you decide to read will be enjoyable and possibly start a lifetime passion for reading true crime.