Books that inspired real-life crimes

From serial killers to terrorists

Stars Insider

16/11/21 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE True crime

It can be scary when life imitates art. But this happens many times, and for both good and evil. This is indeed the case for many copycat criminals who have used books as inspiration for their crimes. We have looked at films that inspired real-life crimes before, so now it's time to look at which pieces of literature have inspired killers, robbers, and terrorists, among others.

Browse through the following gallery to learn more about these books and the criminals they influenced.


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