The stories pulled people in, although some people didn't seem to enjoy them. I find it fascinating that people who are interested in true crime are often some of the gentlest, most loving people you'll ever meet. Think of the people you know who have watched every episode of this show:
Of course, even I don't enjoy details about torture or murder. I simply find the mystery of a missing person fascinating. How does someone just disappear?
Or sometimes it's the mystery of how a person ended up dead--the people involved, the events that led up to it. I tend to tune out when they give details of how the person was murdered.
But if you like true crime, there are a couple of recommendations I have for you. One is to pay attention to Investigation Discovery. There are some silly shows, granted...
...but there are some GREAT shows, as well. Also, you can find old episodes of 48 Hours, Dateline, and 20/20 on YouTube.
If you're into podcasts, here are a few to check out:
(Please add any podcast suggestions in the comments and I'll add them to this list.)
If you're more of a reader, I highly recommend any of Ann Rule's books. She's best known for her book on (her friend) Ted Bundy, but she also wrote a Crime Files series that is highly addictive. P.S.: All of Ann Rule's books work great in audiobook form.
Do you have any recommendations for true crime fanatics? Leave them in the comments so others can check them out!
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