Learn more about some of the most infamous criminals ever to walk the earth in this massive compilation from one of the foremost writers of historical fiction, Alexandre Dumas. In often-chilling detail, Dumas recounts murders, heists, and all manner of malfeasance from centuries of European history.
Can't get enough true crime? Love to hate history's miscreants? Dive into a juicy slice of early modern history with this gripping account of the life of Ali Pacha, a "remorseless tyrant" who ruled over part of the Ottoman Empire with an iron fist. This account of Pacha's many transgressions will enthrall and appall even longtime fans of the true crime genre.
Many of Alexandre Dumas' most beloved works are swashbuckling tales of justice and honor, such as The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo. In the short novel The Sicilian Bandit, Dumas turns the tables and recounts the exploits of a brazen and brilliant crook, Pascal Bruno.
17) Queen Margot
Craving a top-notch true crime novel from the distant past? Curl up with this masterpiece from Alexandre Dumas, who is regarded as one of the critical favorites in the historical fiction genre. The Marquise de Brinvillier recounts the true tale of a French woman who used poison to kill several of her family members in order to inherit their riches.