Amelia Osterud

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A Taste for Poison: Eleven Deadly Molecules and the Killers Who Used Them

This absorbing volume about murderers’ use of poison will appeal to true crime lovers and fans of popular science in the vein of Mary Roach.
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Death on Ocean Boulevard: Inside the Coronado Mansion Case

An absorbing chronicle of a bizarre story, this is the perfect addition for true crime sections.
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Psychiana Man: A Mail-Order Prophet, His Followers, and the Power of Belief in Hard Times

This bizarre, gripping, yet balanced account of a charismatic man and an enterprise that prospered under the guise of religion will appeal to true crime fans and those interested in religious cults, including readers of Lawrence Wright’s Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief.
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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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