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We could call it an obsession.

I used to worry if I was a weird teen, curled up with my latest serial killer biographical novel, with a glass of milk on the side table and the covers pulled up to my chin. They terrified me, but I couldn't stop reading them. Turns out, I was not alone. Far from it.

This True Crime and Murder enthusiast stat might surprise you.

It seems like the worldwide obsession with true crime and murder stories continues to climb. Some of the world's most popular podcasts are True Crime and book sales on this genre continue to soar, same with television docs and series!

According to several studies like this one detailed in Forbes magazine, which you can read here, women are historically more inclined to read true crime and murder novels.

I am not alone!!! LOL

But what about in my hometown of Victoria?

Welcome to the True Crime and Killers Book Club

Join us for a night of True Crime discussion! Yep, a whole club of us!

The Victoria Public Library will be hosting the True Crime and Killers Book Club meetings in the Bronte Room, Monday, July 26th.

July's book is American Predator by Maureen Callahan.

According to the VPL calendar of events, which you can view here, "Most people have never heard of Israel Keyes, one of the most ambitious and terrifying serial killers in modern history. Callahan takes you on a journey into the chilling, nightmarish mind of a relentless killer, and to the limitations of traditional law enforcement."

You can be a part of the obsession with just a phone call.

Reserve your copy of the book today online or by calling the VPL at 361-485-3301. Get your fix. I'll be there, with a glass of milk. It's a tradition! Is that weird?

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