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Nothing but the Night: Leopold & Loeb and the Truth Behind the Murder That Rocked 1920s America

While the full truth of what happened may never be known, the authors make a compelling case for who the instigator was and will have readers debating the root cause.

The Gotti Wars: Taking Down America’s Most Notorious Mobster

Do we need yet another book on Gotti? Gleeson answers the question with a resounding yes.

Greed in the Gilded Age: The Brilliant Con of Cassie Chadwick

Readers curious about the Gilded Age or who enjoy stories of con artists will appreciate Hazelgrove’s lively tale of a most ambitious grifter.

The “Mr. Big” Sting: The Cases, the Killers, the Controversial Confessions

Though the fascinating case studies here may interest true crime fans, Stobbe’s argument that police should rely on the Mr. Big strategy ultimately falls flat.

Boys Enter the House: The Victims of John Wayne Gacy and the Lives They Left Behind

Heartrending and poignant, this is an excellent sociological examination of life in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood in the 1970s.

The Key Man: The True Story of How the Global Elite Was Duped by a Capitalist Fairy Tale

A meticulously researched, compelling reminder of the importance of financial oversight. It should be required reading in business schools.

Serial Killers: The Minds, Methods, and Mayhem of History’s Most Notorious Murderers

Estep’s concise, well-written case studies will leave readers wanting to learn more.

Written in Bone: Hidden Stories in What We Leave Behind

Fans of CSI crime shows will enjoy this real-life forensics overview.

Couple Found Slain: After a Family Murder

This thought-provoking book adds to conversations about the role of psychiatric institutions and how society can offer solutions.

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