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Drawn Testimony: My Four Decades as a Courtroom Sketch Artist

Readers interested in true crime or the legal system will be delighted with Rosenberg’s narrative gift. They won’t want to miss her memoir’s unique perspectives.

A Devil Went Down to Georgia: Race, Power, Privilege, and the Murder of Lita McClinton

A highly readable account of murder and systemic racism. This title is a compelling example of how to take stories that made headlines and find the deeper, more nuanced narrative strains that rarely come across in the media.

A Darker Shade of Blue: A Police Officer’s Memoir

For police memoir fans and people who enjoy reading about triumph over adversity. This isn’t as blistering as Edwin Raymond and Jon Sternfeld’s An Inconvenient Cop, which was about the NYPD, but this is a worthwhile and insightful account from a retired police superintendent.

The Witch of New York: The Trials of Polly Bodine and the Creation of Tabloid Justice in America

A winning recommendation for listeners interested in true crime or the intricacies of the legal system. This account of the devastating power of rumors and hearsay is both fascinating and chilling.

Broken: The Suspicious Death of Alydar and the End of Horse Racing’s Golden Age

Recommended for lovers of unconventional true crime such as The Gardner Heist by Ulrich Boser and In Vino Duplicitas by Peter Hellman.

Hell Put to Shame: The 1921 Murder Farm Massacre and the Horror of America’s Second Slavery

An outstanding and highly recommended blend of history, police procedural, and courtroom drama.

Coal Country Killing: A Culture, a Union, and the Murders That Changed It All

A story of conspiracy and murder, providing intimate knowledge of each person involved and allowing listeners to understand how far people will go to preserve a community’s solidarity.

A Murder in Hollywood: The Untold Story of Tinseltown’s Most Shocking Crime

Lovers of true crime, gangsters, and the Golden Age of Hollywood will devour this book about an infamous case and the women who stood their ground.

Fear Is Just a Word: A Missing Daughter, a Violent Cartel, and a Mother’s Quest for Vengeance

A heart-wrenching depiction of violence and a mother’s love. Recommended for listeners who appreciated Cristina Rivera Garza’s Liliana’s Invincible Summer.
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