Murder

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“The Shooter at Midnight offers a deep look into the criminal justice system, with all its warts, and reveals that the system is only as good as the people who ope

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“For the female of the species is more deadly than the male.”

—Rudyard Kipling, from the poem “The Female of the Species.”

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“A Murder in Hollywood shines a bright light into the dark crevices of Hollywood at a time when #MeToo wasn’t even something that was dreamed about, much less utte

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“The Bishop and the Butterfly reads like a cross between a whodunnit and a political expose. . . .

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“This is a compelling, well-crafted exploration of a world turned culturally upside down by what might well be characterized as a civil war in which the abnormal becomes normal, and people

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“Whatever the reader concludes, this book makes an exciting reading adventure, built on an enlightening study on analyzing legend and challenging popular history with scholarship and scienc

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In January 1958, Charles Starkweather, accompanied by his 14-year-old girlfriend, Caril Ann Fugate, embarked on a killing spree in Nebraska, leaving ten people dead in their wake.

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While Idaho Slept is consistently absorbing, if frustrating in its lack of a conclusion.

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David Grann, New Yorker staff writer and bestselling author of The Lost City of Z  and The Devil and Sherlock Holmes, offers what amounts to three page-turning narratives

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“Valentine’s book is . . . a unique and engaging reference work that all Christie fans should enjoy.”

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“Whether one is interested in cold case puzzles or genealogy, or just curious about solving crimes, The Forever Witness should be read and reread until it becomes a dog-eared part

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Truman Capote’s groundbreaking, nonfiction classic, In Cold Blood—a gripping account of the 1959 slaughter of a wealthy Kansas farm family— instantly established the writer’s brilliant lit

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With the grit and determination to overcome very similar hardscrabble backgrounds, Truman Capote and Ann Woodward both rose to pinnacles in New York’s glittering mid-century high society.

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“There have been other books about the polygamist Mormons in Mexico, some of them first-hand accounts.

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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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“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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“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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“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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“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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“It is more than a little disconcerting to read that each meeting of the White Knights, no matter how sparsely attended, opened with a Christian prayer before discussion turned to their dec

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