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I Know Who You Are: How an Amateur DNA Sleuth Unmasked the Golden State Killer and Changed Crime Fighting Forever

Rae-Venter describes other cases she helped solve, which is fascinating, but she uses genealogical terms that may be challenging for some readers to follow. Nevertheless, this book belongs in libraries that have a solid true crimes collection.

Boston Tabloid: The Killing of Robin Benedict

Ideal for true crime collections, especially for libraries in the New England region.

Data Cartels: The Companies That Control and Monopolize Our Information

Lamdan’s research is solid. Her book would be a nice addition to both large academic and legal libraries.

The Ghosts That Haunt Me: Memories of a Homicide Detective

True crime readers will likely have a difficult time putting the book down.

Tracers in the Dark: The Global Hunt for the Crime Lords of Cryptocurrency

This highly recommended book has been picked up by Jigsaw Productions to develop into a scripted screen adaptation, a documentary, and a podcast. There are few books on the crypto underworld, making this a must for all libraries.

Blood & Ink: The Scandalous Jazz Age Double Murder That Hooked America on True Crime

This enthralling, well-researched book will be a nice addition to libraries’ true-crime and mass communication sections.

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.

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