The Best New True Crime Stories

In her new true crime book, and the second in her original series, acclaimed author and anthology editor Mitzi Szereto shows us that the real monsters aren’t hiding in the woods: they’re in our towns.

We’ve been told that nothing bad happens in small towns. You can leave your doors unlocked and your windows wide open. We picture peaceful hamlets with a strong sense of community, where everyone knows each other. But what if this wholesome, idyllic image doesn’t always square with reality? Small towns might look and feel safe, but statistics show this isn’t really true.

Featuring murder stories, criminal case studies, and more, The Best New True Crime Stories: Small Towns offers all-new accounts from today’s finest writers of true crime, crime fiction, and beyond. These entries are not based on true stories: they are true stories.

Edited by acclaimed author and anthologist Mitzi Szereto, the stories in this volume span the globe. Discover how murders, shooting sprees, violent robberies, and other bad things can and do happen in small towns all over the world. This highly gripping collection contains an international list of contributors including Alexandra Burt, Christian Cipollini, Edward Butts, Paul Williams, and many more.

Mitzi Szereto is a bestselling author and anthology editor whose books encompass multiple genres. Her many popular titles include The Best New True Crime Stories: Serial Killers, Florida Gothic, and Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts. Szereto has the distinction of editing the first anthology of erotica to include a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. The creator and presenter of the London-based web TV channel Mitzi TV, she plays herself in the pseudo-documentary British film Lint: The Movie.  ◊

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