Fatal Vision by Joe McGinniss
“I actually saw the made-for-TV movie with my mother as a pre-teen and then found the book in our town’s used bookstore. It started my lifelong obsession with true crime. I think it is still such a readable book. And ironically, it’s still controversial. McGinniss went on to write other great true crime novels, but this is his opus.”
And Never Let Her Go by Ann Rule
People Who Eat Darkness by Richard Lloyd Parry
American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land by Monica Hesse
“I also LOVED American Fire by Monica Hesse. I covered the Accomack County arsonists in my Valentine’s Day episode and her book was my main source. She really understands how to get to the soul of rural communities and she showed great compassion and understanding for Charlie and Tonya.”
Make sure to check out the Southern Fried True Crime podcast and get your fill of Erica Kelley’s smooth and extremely detailed delivery of some of the most compelling Southern true crime stories.