Amelia Osterud

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Tangled Up in Blue: Policing the American City

Blending memoir with sharp commentary on social justice issues, Brooks’s empathetic work is ideal for readers curious about policing and police reform in the United States.
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The Lindbergh Kidnapping Suspect No. 1: The Man Who Got Away

True crime buffs will enjoy reading this one
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Little Lindy Is Kidnapped: How the Media Covered the Crime of the Century

General true crime readers should probably pass, but Lindbergh kidnapping buffs, media scholars, and those interested in media history will be intrigued.

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Losing Jon: A Teen’s Tragic Death, a Police Cover-Up, a Community’s Fight for Justice

Parrish is unable to take himself out of the situation enough to tell a coherent story. Readers will be unable to draw a conclusion and struck with disbelief that things could have been handled so poorly, as well as irritated that a large group of people were manipulated by messages from beyond. Not recommended.
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Lord High Executioner: The Legendary Mafia Boss Albert Anastasia

This title will please Mafia fans looking for gruesome details, but collections that already have robust Mob material should skip.
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Norco ’80: The True Story of the Most Spectacular Bank Robbery in American History

This will be right at home in the true crime section of any public library.

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Monster City: Murder, Music, and Mayhem in Nashville's Dark Age

The author's dubious claims about crime trends and the confusing narrative make this an additional purchase only.
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