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12/23/2014 09:14 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

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.

The Alienist by Caleb Carr The 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 Rule America'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 Larson This 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 Maynard Inspired 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 Crawford Though 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 Horwitz The unsolved disappearance of D.C. intern Chandra Levy is revisited by Pulitzer Prize- winning Washington Post reporters.
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote This wasn't the second-biggest-selling true crime book in publishing history for no good reason. Read it and find out why.