Michael Sawyer

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Hunting Whitey: The Inside Story of the Capture & Killing of America’s Most Wanted Crime Boss

Sherman and Wedge have crafted a thorough, detailed, and gripping story of a larger-than-life crime boss who met a disturbing end. Compelling reading for true crime buffs.

Thin Blue Lie: The Failure of High-Tech Policing

This eye-opening account abounds with vigorous investigative work that exposes the myth of high-tech policing. Highly recommended.

Ghost: My Thirty Years as an FBI Undercover Agent

Recommended for libraries with a robust criminal justice section; otherwise an optional purchase.

Inspector Oldfield and the Black Hand Society: America's Original Gangsters and the U.S. Postal Detective Who Brought Them to Justice

This unputdownable book covers a topic that hasn't received much attention. Highly recommended.

In Plain Sight: The Kaufman

For all true crime collections.

Law & Disorder: The Chaotic Birth of the NYPD

Highly recommended for public libraries with a strong true crime collection and all academic libraries. Readers can appreciate the challenges faced by the NYPD through this well-researched time line of how the department was formed.

A Death in the Islands: The Unwritten Law and the Last Trial of Clarence Darrow

John P. Rosa's Local Story is a better source for the accurate history, but libraries should consider buying this title as a companion to Rosa's book.

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