True Crime
Crime in the Present Day
True crime addict : how I lost myself in the mysterious disappearance of Maura Murray
by James Renner

The author of The Serial Killer's Apprentice traces his obsessive quest to solve the 2004 disappearance of University of Massachusetts student Maura Murray, describing the initial fascination with true crime that led to his successful but high-risk career as an investigative journalist.
Murder in the Bayou : who killed the women known as the Jeff Davis 8?
by Ethan Brown

Chronicles the twisted, high-stakes investigation into the murder of eight women in a troubled Louisiana parish between 2005 and 2009, detailing the police work and media coverage that uncovered the community's brutal drug and sex trades.
Black edge : inside information, dirty money, and the quest to bring down the most wanted man on Wall Street
by Sheelah Kolhatkar

Traces the rise and fall of stock trader Steven Cohen and his hedge fund, SAC Capital, to offer insight into personalities behind the largest insider-trading investigation in Wall Street history while revealing how Cohen continues to make billions as a free man.
Avery : the case against Steven Avery and what making a murderer gets wrong
by Ken Kratz

The lead prosecutor of the Steven Avery Murder case—popularized by the hit series Making a Murderer—provides the full record of the case—including evidence never before revealed—which he believes makes Steven Avery's guilt much more clear than the TV series did. 
The spider and the fly : a reporter, a serial killer, and the meaning of murder
by Claudia Rowe

A New York Times journalist traces her psychologically provocative, four-year conversation with a young serial killer who murdered eight women and hid them in the basement of his family home, a relationship that dangerously challenged her sense of self.
The long shadow of small ghosts : murder and memory in an American city
by Laura Tillman

A personal investigation into the causes, effects and communal toll of the brutal murders of three young children by their parents in 2003 Brownsville, Texas, explores the questions the case raised about poverty, mental illness, the death penalty and the proposed demolition of the apartment building where the tragedy occurred.
While the city slept : a love lost to violence and a young man's descent into madness
by Eli Sanders

A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter describes our failing mental-health system through the story of Isaiah Kalebu, who invaded the home of an engaged Seattle lesbian couple, raped and cut them both and murdered one of them.
The spy who couldn't spell : a dyslexic traitor, an unbreakable code, and the FBI's hunt for America's stolen secrets
by Yudhijit Bhattacharjee

An award-winning journalist traces the true story of the FBI's hunt for ingenious traitor Brian Regan, whose intricate espionage scheme and complex system of coded messages that nearly collapsed America's military security were made more baffling by his apparent dyslexia.
Murder in plain English : from manifestos to memes--looking at murder through the words of killers
by Michael Arntfield

A criminologist and anthropologist examine murder through the written word, including the writings of killers themselves and also how murder is depicted in literary fiction and the crime dramas on television and attempt to get into the mind of killers to better understand their motives.
True Crime in History
The devil's rooming house : the true story of America's deadliest female serial killer
by M. William Phelps

Acclaimed crime writer M. William Phelps tells the true story of a turn-of-the-century, Bible-thumping caretaker and entrepreneur of the nursing home industry who became one of history's most evil female serial killers.
The man with the poison gun : a Cold War spy story
by Serhii Plokhy

Documents how intelligence revealed by 1960s German assassin and defector Bogdan Stashinsky forced the KGB to change its methods and helped end the career of one of the Soviet Union's most ambitious and dangerous leaders. By the author of The Last Empire.
The thieves of Threadneedle Street : the incredible true story of the American forgers who nearly broke the Bank of England
by Nicholas Booth

Describes how four American forgers attempted to steal $5 million from the Bank of England in the early 1870s and describes the earliest escapades of the small band of criminals and the manhunt to apprehend them that spanned three continents.
Pretty Jane and the viper of Kidbrooke Lane : a true story of Victorian law and disorder
by Paul Thomas Murphy

Details the violent investigation into the first unsolved murder case of the Victorian Era by following one of Scotland Yard's top detectives, John Mulvany, as he sets out to prove that wealthy Edmund Pook brutally murdered a young maid who was two months' pregnant with his child. By the author of the New York Times Notable Book Shooting Victoria.
H.H. Holmes : the true history of the White City Devil
by Adam Selzer

Provides an in-depth, detailed, historical account of the serial killer who took advantage of the crowds drawn to the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago to select his victims, many of whom lived in his boardinghouse “castle” of horrors. 
The Wicked Boy : The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer
by Kate Summerscale

When a pair of preadolescent boys are implicated in the murder of their mother during the summer of 1895, the older is convicted and sent to the country's most infamous criminal lunatic asylum, where he embarks on a shocking new life that raises questions about period education, pulp fiction, criminality and mental illness. By the best-selling author of Queen of the White Cay.
Killers of the Flower Moon : the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI
by David Grann

The best-selling author of The Lost City of Z presents a true account of the early 20th-century murders of dozens of wealthy Osage and law-enforcement officials, citing the contributions and missteps of a fledgling FBI that eventually uncovered one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.

The midnight assassin : panic, scandal, and the hunt for America's first serial killer
by Skip Hollandsworth

Presents a sweeping narrative history of a terrifying serial killer—America's first—who stalked Austin, Texas in 1885. By a winner of the National Magazine Award for Feature Writing.

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