The Fictioning Horror Sale
 
 

Mystery


spacer

Get Mystery...

News, bestseller lists, special Powell's offers, and more in your inbox.

More info about our Subject Newsletters

Mystery
Serial Killer Fiction


Why are we fascinated by man's inhumanity to man — especially when it comes in the form of ritual slayings? Psychologists and philosophers may argue over these questions for centuries to come, but one possible answer is that it just makes for a darn good read. With this selection of chilling tales, you can journey inside the labyrinth of a serial killer's mind.

There are 51 books in this aisle.

Featured Titles in Mystery - Serial Killer Fiction
Page 1 of 3 next

Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West
Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West
by Cormac McCarthy
Publisher Comments
Cormac McCarthy's masterwork, Blood Meridian, chronicles the brutal world of the Texas-Mexico borderlands in the mid-nineteenth century. Its wounded hero, the teenage Kid, must confront the extraordinary violence of the Glanton gang, a murderous cadre on... (read more)

List Price $15.95
Your price: $10.50
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


American Psycho
American Psycho
by Bret Easton Ellis
Publisher Comments
Now a major motion picture from Lion's Gate Films starring Christian Bale (Metroland), Chloe Sevigny (The Last Days of Disco), Jared Leto (My So Called Life), and Reese Witherspoon (Cruel Intentions), and directed by Mary Harron (I Shot Andy Warhol). In... (read more)

List Price $15.95
Your price: $7.50
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


The Bone Collector
The Bone Collector
by Jeffery Deaver
Publisher Comments
The First Lincoln Rhyme Novel Lincoln Rhyme was once a brilliant criminologist, a genius in the field of forensics—until an accident left him physically and emotionally shattered. But now a diabolical killer is challenging Rhyme to a terrifying and... (read more)

List Price $9.99
Your price: $3.50
Used - Mass Market

add to wish list


Torpedo Juice
Torpedo Juice
by Tim Dorsey
Publisher Comments
The drinks are on Sunshine State historian/spree killer Serge A. Storms, who's decided it's high time he got married. So he's motoring down to the Florida Keys -- the ultimate end of the line -- in search of Ms. Right . . . and finding his doped-up... (read more)

List Price $7.99
Your price: $3.95
Used - Mass Market

add to wish list


Nuclear Jellyfish
Nuclear Jellyfish
by Tim Dorsey
Publisher Comments
“Dorseys brilliantly, profanely funny 11th novel…zips along like P.G. Wodehouses best work.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch Tim Dorseys outrageously zany, gleefully violent, and uproariously funny Nuclear Jellyfish marks... (read more)

List Price $13.99
Your price: $6.95
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Hurricane Punch
Hurricane Punch
by Tim Dorsey
Publisher Comments
Spring has sprung, and the brave citizens of Florida are about to face two lethal forces: a killer storm season and two seasoned killers vying for the title of Floridas most-wanted psychopath. Its up to Serge A. Storms to come to the rescue.... (read more)

List Price $7.99
Your price: $5.50
Used - Mass Market

add to wish list


Psycho
Psycho
by Robert Bloch
Publisher Comments
Robert Bloch's Psycho captivated a nation when it appeared in 1959. The story was all too real-indeed this classic was inspired by the real-life story of Ed Gein, a psychotic murderer who led a dual life. Alfred Hitchcock too was captivated, and turned... (read more)

List Price $14.95
Your price: $7.98
Sale - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Heartsick
Heartsick
by Chelsea Cain
Staff Pick
One of the best thrillers I've read in years, Heartsick is taut, edgy, and disturbing, and Archie Sheridan is a compelling new character. I eagerly anticipate the next book in this new series.... (read more)

List Price $7.99
Your price: $3.50
Used - Mass Market

add to wish list


Hammerhead Ranch Motel
Hammerhead Ranch Motel
by Tim Dorsey
Publisher Comments
There's a different schemer or slimeball behind every door: cocaine duckpins who have survived only by the dumbest fortune, hard-luck gigolos desperate to score, undercover cops busting undercover cops who are running sting operations on undercover cops.... (read more)

List Price $7.99
Your price: $3.50
Used - Mass Market

add to wish list


Silence of the Lambs
Silence of the Lambs
by Thomas Harris
Publisher Comments
As part of the search for a serial murderer nicknames "Buffalo Bill," FBI trainee Clarice Starling is given an assignment. She must visit a man confined to a high-security facility for the criminally insane and interview him. That man, Dr. Hannibal... (read more)

List Price $8.99
Your price: $3.95
Used - Mass Market

add to wish list


The Apprentice
The Apprentice
by Tess Gerritsen
Publisher Comments
The bestselling author of The Surgeon returns—and so does that chilling novels diabolical villain. Though held behind bars, Warren Hoyt still haunts a helpless city, seeming to bequeath his evil legacy to a student all-too-diligent . . . and... (read more)

List Price $7.99
Your price: $3.50
Used - Mass Market

add to wish list


The Killer Inside Me (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)
The Killer Inside Me (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)
by Jim Thompson
Publisher Comments
Lou Ford is the deputy sheriff of a small town in Texas. The worst thing most people can say against him is that he's a little slow and a little boring. But, then, most people don't know about the sickness — the sickness that almost got Lou put away... (read more)

List Price $14.95
Your price: $5.50
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Devices and Desires
Devices and Desires
by P D James
Publisher Comments
National Bestseller  Featuring the famous Commander Adam Dalgliesh, Devices and Desires is a thrilling and insightfully crafted novel of fallible people caught in a net of secrets, ambitions, and schemes on a lonely stretch of Norfolk coastline... (read more)

List Price $15.95
Your price: $4.95
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


The Last Temptation
The Last Temptation
by Val Mcdermid
Publisher Comments
Coming to terms over her breakup with criminal profiler Dr. Tony Hill, Chief Inspector Carol Jordan plunges into a risky undercover sting: track down a European drug trafficker and gain his confidence. But she's being tracked as well-by a serial killer... (read more)

Your price: $7.99
New - Mass Market

add to wish list


Darkly Dreaming Dexter (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)
Darkly Dreaming Dexter (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)
by Jeff Lindsay
Publisher Comments
The Basis for a New Showtime® Original Series Starring Michael C. Hall Meet Dexter Morgan, a polite wolf in sheeps clothing. Hes handsome and charming, but something in his past has made him abide by a different set of rules. Hes a serial killer... (read more)

List Price $14.95
Your price: $2.50
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Atomic Lobster
Atomic Lobster
by Tim Dorsey
Publisher Comments
Serge A. Storms is back with a bullet, torn between homicide and souvenirs, cranking up the fevered action as the pot boils over on a street called Lobster Lane. It's reunion time in the Sunshine State, and we're not just talking the family jamboree of... (read more)

Your price: $7.99
New - Mass Market

add to wish list


I Am Not a Serial Killer (John Cleaver)
I Am Not a Serial Killer (John Cleaver)
by Dan Wells
Publisher Comments
John Wayne Cleaver is dangerous, and he knows it. Hes spent his life doing his best not to live up to his potential. Hes obsessed with serial killers, but really doesnt want to become one. So for his own sake, and the safety of those around him, he... (read more)

List Price $10.99
Your price: $6.95
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Killer on the Road
Killer on the Road
by James Ellroy
Publisher Comments
Martin Michael Plunkett is a product of his times -- the possessor of a genius intellect, a pitiless soul of brushed steel, and a heart of blackest evil. With criminal tendencies forged in the fires of L.A.'s Charles Manson hysteria, he comes to the bay... (read more)

List Price $13.99
Your price: $6.50
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Cadillac Beach
Cadillac Beach
by Tim Dorsey
Publisher Comments
And busting out of Chattahoochee State Hospital ... without his meds! The thrill-killing Floridaphile needs to get to the bottom of his bookie grandad's bizarre 1964 death -- not to mention launch "Serge & Lenny's Florida Experience," the new Miami... (read more)

List Price $7.99
Your price: $3.95
Used - Mass Market

add to wish list


Triggerfish Twist
Triggerfish Twist
by Tim Dorsey
Publisher Comments
Ensconced in a lovely tropical villa on idyllic Triggerfish Lane, Jim Davenport anticipates the good life to come. But this isn't living -- it's Florida and the neighborhood is not quite what it seems. It's got overly aggressive Little League parents... (read more)

List Price $7.99
Your price: $3.50
Used - Mass Market

add to wish list


1 3 next»


There are 51 books in this aisle.

This way to more aisles in Mystery
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.