Southern True Crime Books To Read Until The S-Town Podcast Drops

The good news that true crime podcast hero Sarah Koenig has started a podcast production company called Serial Productions and is teaming with all of the This American Life greats to launch a brand-new podcast mini-series called S-Town. The bad news is that S-Town doesn’t drop until sometime in March, leaving us with a cold, dark, truecrime-less February spread out before us like a barren wasteland. 

We don’t know much about S-Town at this point, but what we do know is pretty stellar: it all starts when journalist Brian Reed goes to a small town in Alabama to investigate a possible unsolved murder. From there the story develops into, according to the press release that we have read over and over again, “a nasty feud, a hunt for hidden treasure and the mysteries of one man’s life.”

What are we going to do until we can get lost in the world of S-Town? How about diving into some other immersive true crime that takes place in the Deep South? Below, we’ve picked out seven page-turners from below the Mason-Dixon line that will keep your warm and riveted until spring. 

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