True Crime

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“And there you have the triumvirate of personalities that captivated America at the height of the Roaring Twenties: a match made in hell of two sociopaths, one a manipulator and one a ‘mall

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“Ultimately the great ‘aha’ moment seems more like a ‘hohum’ moment.

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“Horowitz has pieced together a fascinating story of a woman who ‘lied all her life’ and died in 1954 at the age of 86 in a Hove nursing home, taking her secrets with her.”

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“Nicely crafted, the book will appeal to hard-core Ness fans and true-crime freaks.”

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“A Death on W Street is a brutal look at the damage a lie can do to people’s lives as well as to institutions that we, as Americans, revere—or at least should reve

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Beverly Lowry is clear: Deer Creek Drive: A Reckoning of Memory and Murder in the Mississippi Delta is not a memoir.

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Veteran reporter Stephen Bates, who once covered both the English royals and religion for the Guardian, has since leaving the newspaper carved out an engaging and enterta

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Bad City, a startling tale of people looking the other way and behaving ever so badly, never lets up.

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Casey Sherman has had enormous commercial success as an author.

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American Cartel joins a small shelf of important books, including Dopesick and Empire of Pain, that fully capture the greed and corruption fueling the nation’s d

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“Patrick Radden Keefe’s collection Rogues is a tantalizing dirty dozen—enlightening, entertaining, and thought provoking.”

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From the very start of Unmask Alice: LSD, Satanic Panic, and the Imposter Behind the World’s Most Notorious Diaries, Rick Emerson makes big promises.

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“It seemed as if Frank Davis’s violent and erratic tendencies were about to finally catch up to him. But since true crime involves real life, sometimes there is no Hollywood ending.

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considerable detective work, which overlooks few details. White has certainly written the definitive book on Jane Stanford’s death.”

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“Both well written and intriguing, this is hybrid memoir will stick in your memory long after you finish.”

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“Part detective story and part scientific journal, Fischer’s narrative will appeal to true crime afficionados, history buffs, movie fans, and engineers—what other book can claim that audien

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The best history to learn about is that of unknown or otherwise obscure events, especially in this instance where a 19th century American frontier “serial killing” family is concerned.

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“With enjoyable, au currant language, and a sharp ear for dialogue, Kerbeck’s astounding story is fraught with tension, written in a voice both confident and accessible throughout an inside

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“succeeds in capturing the full story behind a notorious murderer’s brazen quest to avoid the death penalty by any means possible.”

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“This book is really not about homicide but about crime, justice, and the science used to find the truth.

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The “masterpiece” in the title of Birmingham’s big new intriguing book is Crime and Punishment—the grandfather of modern crime fiction and the contemporary detective novel—which was publis

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“Wright has done substantial reference on her subjects and skillfully taken large amounts of information and boiled it down to readable facts and comprehensible material.”

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Some stories are hard to believe, and this is one of them.

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“Sam Kean’s crisp, bright storytelling makes these tales of out-of-control scientists irresistible.”

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