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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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"In the summer of 1998, Kirn (Up In the Air) was a struggling writer, taking assignments where he could get them, when he accepted an odd task: transporting a crippled dog from a Montana animal shelter to New York City, where a wealthy benefactor from... (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
Staff Pick
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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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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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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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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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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The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective
The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective
by Kate Summerscale
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At once a mystery and a history of early mystery novels. The dramatic story of the real-life murder that inspired the birth of modern detective fiction. The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher is a provocative work of nonfiction that reads like a Victorian... (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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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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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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Cellar of Horror
Cellar of Horror
by Ken Englade
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Ever heard the name Gary Heidnik? He was an uber-smart, wealthy, good-looking man with just one hitch: he was a psychopath. Residing in Philadelphia circa 1980, this handsome young buck was trying to start an army. What kind of army you ask? An army of... (read more)

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A Wild Justice: The Death and Resurrection of Capital Punishment in America
A Wild Justice: The Death and Resurrection of Capital Punishment in America
by Evan J. Mandery
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Mandery takes on the Supreme Court's landmark death penalty cases of the '60s and '70s and succeeds at an exceptionally difficult task: writing an engaging legal nonfiction book for general readers. This book gives the reader a balanced picture of the... (read more)

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Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)
Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)
by Jake Adelstein
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Tokyo Vice is an almost unbelievable story of organized crime, human trafficking, and officials who look the other way, told by an American reporter — working for a Japanese newspaper — determined to expose the crimes. Adelstein's courage and... (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
Staff Pick
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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Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan
Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan
by Jake Adelstein
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Tokyo Vice is an almost unbelievable story of organized crime, human trafficking, and officials who look the other way, told by an American reporter — working for a Japanese newspaper — determined to expose the crimes. Adelstein's courage and... (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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My Dark Places: An L.A. Crime Memoir
My Dark Places: An L.A. Crime Memoir
by James Ellroy
Staff Pick
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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Conspiracy of Fools: A True Story
Conspiracy of Fools: A True Story
by Kurt Eichenwald
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Intricately detailed yet compulsively readable, Conspiracy of Fools is the best account yet of the Enron debacle. Eichenwald makes you feel like you are there — in the boardroom, on the cell phone — while the deals get brokered and the walls come... (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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