The Crime Bible

Original title: La Bible du Crime

Author: Bourgoin, Stéphane

Publication Date:

May 2015



Original language and publisher

Territories Handled

Worldwide excl. French


Current Affairs, True Crime

The Crime Bible

Original title: La Bible du Crime

Author: Bourgoin, Stéphane

  • 2 Seas Represents: World Excl French.


365 short but terrifying true stories for crime buffs, by an internationally renowned specialist in serial killers.

A criminology expert specialized in serial killers, Stéphane Bourgoin offers readers one true-crime story for every day of the year: 365 cases from the news, gory anecdotes or portraits of murderers. From January 1 to December, from “classic” crimes (Jack the Ripper, the Black Dahlia, and more to little-known cases, from cold cases to the most recent murders, these stories let us enter the awful yet fascinating world of criminology: crime-scene investigation and forensic science, wrongful convictions, serial killers, diabolical couples, black widows and more…

Some 100 black-and-white documents (newspaper clippings, photos of criminals and more) are scattered throughout the book…


An internationally renowned specialist, Stéphane Bourgoin has been studying serial killers for over 35 years. The 1976 rape and murder of his girlfriend by a repeat offender in California set him on his path. Since then, he has met with over 70 serial killers for the sake of his investigations, books and documentaries. They include Ed Kemper, the model for Thomas Harris’s Hannibal Lecter, with whom he taped over 400 hours of interviews. Born in 1953, Stéphane Bourgoin is a best-selling author and film director.