When I heard about a new series blending historical fiction and true crime, well… I knew I’d have to find out more about these. I mean, people’s imaginations are nothing to what horrors actual people do. So, I figured we’d have a great series if… Well, if the authors could pull it off.
The True Colors Crime series takes nine (I think they’re stopping at 9, but what do I know) actual crimes in the annals of American history, adds a fictional element, and the results are spine-tingling novels you won’t want to put down—for the most part, anyway.
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Beginning with H.H. Holmes of Chicago, a man who claimed to have killed twenty-seven people (and some of those turned up alive!), the Tennessee Children’s Home Society horrors thanks to Georgia Tann, the True Colors Crime series kicks off and runs full-speed ahead. Next up, body snatchers, followed by the horrors Nellie Bly found when she got herself admitted to an insane asylum. One of the books, The Blue Cloak, dealt with crimes so horrible that I can’t actually recommend the book, but following that was one of the best (if not the best) of the whole series. The last three books haven’t been released yet, but I’ll be reading them for sure!
In this episode, I talk about my thoughts of each of the first six books—pros, cons, and everything in between.
The following are the books in The True Colors Crime Series
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Of course, that’s the True Colors Crime Series. If you want to learn more about this series, you can go to truecolorscrime.com and see the fabulous covers, read about each book and its author, and see which ones are coming next from Barbour Publishing.