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Crime


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Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town
Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town
by Jon Krakauer
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Any new release by Krakauer is bound to be controversial, but with Missoula, a look at campus rape across America, he's created a lightning rod for vigorous debate. Well-written and incredibly thought-provoking, Missoula uses a broad array of case... (read more)

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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
by Erik Larson
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An amazing history that recounts the inconceivable events surrounding the Chicago World's Fair in 1893, Larson's tale captures a time and place that vividly come to life. The central characters in this tale are Daniel H. Burnham, the architect... (read more)

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Thunderstruck
Thunderstruck
by Erik Larson
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In this remarkable follow-up to his hit thriller Devil in the White City, Erik Larson applies his considerable skill to craft a story of invention and murder. A tightly written page-turner.... (read more)

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In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
by Erik Larson
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The rise of the Third Reich as observed by William Dodd, America's first ambassador to Hitler's Germany, and his free-spirited daughter is the chilling topic of Erik Larson's impressive new book. With his gift for narration, Larson has once again created... (read more)

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Labyrinth: A Detective Investigates the Murders of Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G., the Implication of Death Row Records' Suge Knight, and the Origins of the Los Angeles Police Scandal
Labyrinth: A Detective Investigates the Murders of Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G., the Implication of Death Row Records' Suge Knight, and the Origins of the Los Angeles Police Scandal
by Randall Sullivan
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Who killed Tupac and Biggie? Randall Sullivan has the answer in this compelling true tale of political corruption and gangsta rap. Labyrinth follows Detective Russell Poole as he uncovers the dark morass within the LAPD and its connection to the death of... (read more)

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Pilgrim's Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier
Pilgrim's Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier
by Tom Kizzia
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Tom Kizzia's Pilgrim's Wilderness is a riveting blend of true crime and environmental studies set in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park in remote Alaska. In 2002 a bearded stranger and his wife and fourteen children arrived in McCarthy, Alaska, to... (read more)

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We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families: Stories from Rwanda
We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families: Stories from Rwanda
by Philip Gourevitch
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"I urge everyone to read this book. The cover shows a picture of serenity, a scene from the beach of Lake Kivu in Rwanda. The landscape is devoid of human beings and an empty chair sits on the sand. The title in red stands out starkly from this backdrop.... (read more)

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My Dark Places: An L.A. Crime Memoir
My Dark Places: An L.A. Crime Memoir
by James Ellroy
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James Ellroy is the heir apparent to Raymond Chandler. His dark, convoluted, steroid-infused crime novels have made him the reigning king of LA Noir. Ellroy's stylized prose is "so hard-boiled it burns the pot" and his outlook is as cynical as a frog in... (read more)

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Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade
Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade
by Walter Kirn
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A riveting blend of true crime and memoir, Blood Will Out recounts Kirn's unsuspecting friendship with serial con man and brutal murderer Clark Rockefeller. Sensational storyline aside, what makes this book a standout is Kirn's exploration of why he was... (read more)

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Blood Done Sign My Name: A True Story
Blood Done Sign My Name: A True Story
by Timothy B. Tyson
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"We cannot address the place we find ourselves because we will not acknowledge the road that brought us here." No law can ever change the hearts of men. Timothy B. Tyson chronicles the painful legacies of racism in Oxford, North Carolina, in 1970. The... (read more)

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The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
by John Grisham
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An equally absorbing and troubling inquiry into a case of criminal injustice, Grisham's nonfiction debut equals the storytelling of his unparalleled fiction.... (read more)

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The Inventor and the Tycoon: A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of Moving Pictures
The Inventor and the Tycoon: A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of Moving Pictures
by Edward Ball
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From the author of the National Book Award winner Slaves in the Family, The Inventor and the Tycoon is about the partnership of Eadweard Muybridge and Leland Stanford — one an eccentric inventor of stop-motion photography, the other a railroad... (read more)

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Skyjack: The Hunt for D. B. Cooper
Skyjack: The Hunt for D. B. Cooper
by Geoffrey Gray
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Forty years after his successful(?) jump from a plane, with $200,000 in cash, D. B. Cooper still hasn't been found and none of the possible suspects has been definitively named the culprit. Geoffrey Gray was drawn into the mystery of the elusive... (read more)

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The Murder Room: The Heirs of Sherlock Holmes Gather to Solve the World's Most Perplexing Cold Cases
The Murder Room: The Heirs of Sherlock Holmes Gather to Solve the World's Most Perplexing Cold Cases
by Michael Capuzzo
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The Murder Room is an absolutely riveting story about the history of the Vidocq Society, a group of forensic scientists, cops, FBI agents, etc., that come together to solve unsolvable crimes. I'm not usually a fan of true crime, but The Murder Room is... (read more)

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How to Make a Serial Killer: The Twisted Development of Innocent Children into the World's Most Sadistic Murderers
How to Make a Serial Killer: The Twisted Development of Innocent Children into the World's Most Sadistic Murderers
by Christopher Berry-Dee and Steven Morris
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The title sounds a little farcical, but How to Make a Serial Killer is a great resource for the true crime reader interested in how some killers "got that way." This book delves into the psyche of 11 murderers, focusing on their upbringings and the... (read more)

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A Death in Belmont (P.S.)
A Death in Belmont (P.S.)
by Sebastian Junger
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An absorbing crime story about the Boston stranglings, Junger's exceptional narrative re-examines the killings of the early '60s, with a focus on one murder not associated with Albert DeSalvo, the convicted serial killer. A disturbing story on many... (read more)

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The Other Side: A Memoir
The Other Side: A Memoir
by Lacy M. Johnson
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In this exceptional literary memoir, Johnson paints a candid self-portrait of a life bearing the weight of a horrendous event — getting kidnapped, bound, and raped by an ex-boyfriend. This is a story that insists on being told, and it is conveyed... (read more)

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Strange Piece of Paradise
Strange Piece of Paradise
by Terri Jentz
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I almost never read true crime books, and I'm not that fond of memoirs, either. But Terri Jentz transcends both those genres with her riveting story and elegant language. Mesmerizing, terrifying, and occasionally downright surreal, Strange Piece of... (read more)

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Where the Bodies Are Buried
Where the Bodies Are Buried
by Fannie Weinstein
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Have you ever noticed a Sav-A-Lot store? Have you ever been inside? Well, if you have morbid curiosities like I do, you may want to walk in and look around. Serial killers do not have to be deadbeats with no job or ambition, as was the case with Herbert... (read more)

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You Can't Win
You Can't Win
by Jack Black
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Train hopping, diamond heists, safe cracking, jailbreaks, hobo conventions, opium dens, and murder are littered throughout these pages. Jack Black recounts his stories of organized and honorable thievery in the waning years of the Wild West with such a... (read more)

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