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Lawless: A Lawyer’s Unrelenting Fight for Justice in a War Zone

Those interested in human rights, women’s rights, and the legal system will devour this uplifting and immersive book, along with the author’s documentary Motley’s Law and her TED talk.

The Snow Killings: Inside the Oakland County Child Killer Investigation

A moving, well-crafted narrative for true crime buffs.

The Modern Detective: How Corporate Intelligence Is Reshaping the World

Maroney has crafted an entertaining read that will appeal to fans of mystery and detective stories updated for a modern world. Those interested in pursuing a career in research and investigation will also appreciate this volume.

The Big Heist: The Real Story of the Lufthansa Heist, the Mafia, and Murder

While a good coda to Goodfellas, a must-purchase only for extensive true crime collections.

Al Capone: His Life, Legacy, and Legend

Bair has written perhaps the last word on Capone. Highly recommended. [See Prepub Alert, 4/3/16.]

Pretty Jane and the Viper of Kidbrooke Lane: A True Story of Victorian Law and Disorder; The First Unsolved Murder of the Victorian Age

This fascinating account of a Victorian murder, complemented by the added strength of a rich description of the period's society and judicial system, should be a solid addition to academic and true crime collections.


This overview of the cocaine industry will be important for legal and criminal collections. The combination of writing styles—worldview and personal experiences—might not appeal to some, however.

Gotti's Rules: The Story of John Alite, Junior Gotti, and the Demise of the American Mafia

Given the Gotti family's high profile and continued interest, this should appeal to true crime and mafia aficionados.

Footsteps in the Snow

Recommended for popular true crime collections. A fascinating and well-documented account of a (very) cold case and the repercussions of a horrible crime.

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