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Pain Hustlers

Emily Blunt and Chris Evans star in a recently-released Netflix film based on the book, but Hughes’s riveting account about the opioid epidemic stands on its own as a work of outstanding narrative nonfiction that should find a place in most libraries.
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Treaty Justice: The Northwest Tribes, the Boldt Decision, and the Recognition of Fishing Rights

Readers interested in the history of Indigenous peoples, the Pacific Northwest, and legal battles will enjoy this book.
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Tinseltown Gangsters: The Rise and Decline of the Mob in Hollywood

A great addition to collections about the history of film or organized crime, chronicling famous and lesser-known mobsters who made a killing, literally and figuratively, in Hollywood. Sussman’s diligent research and juicy storytelling will appeal to fans of his other works.

The Waltham Murders: One Woman’s Pursuit To Expose the Truth Behind a Murder and a National Tragedy

Readers will be able to visualize Zalkind’s murder board as they take in her meticulous, intriguing summation of her years of research. This is an eloquent book that is part true-crime deep dive and part memoir. It’s a definitive resource on a crime that, while officially unsolved, appears to be littered with conspiracies, corruption, and poor decisions.
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Church Pastor, Child Trafficker: The Crimes of Elsa Cuellar in a Border Town

This book will appeal to readers of true-crime stories, but it’s also ideal for those looking for a real-world example of what human trafficking looks like today.
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The Berman Murders: Unraveling the Mojave Desert’s Most Mysterious Unsolved Crime

For true-crime fans who want to be taken through the details, the theories, and every piece of evidence of the Berman murders case.
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The Bulldog Detective: William J. Flynn and America’s First War Against the Mafia, Spies, and Terrorists

Readers intrigued by recent FBI histories such as Beverly Gage’s G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the Making of the American Century should access this first comprehensive biography of one of Hoover’s predecessors. It has the rapid pace of a spy novel. For specialists and generalists alike.

The Law of Presidential Impeachment: A Guide for the Engaged Citizen

A clear and comprehensive primer about the culture and values required to operate constitutional government as the country’s founders intended. This is, indeed, an imperative read for engaged citizens.
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The Policing Machine: Enforcement, Endorsements, and the Illusion of Public Input

This title about police departments will appeal to concerned citizens and policy makers. Pair it with An Inconvenient Cop by Edwin Raymond with Jon Sternfeld.
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A Murder in Hollywood: The Untold Story of Tinseltown’s Most Shocking Crime

A well-researched and new take on one of Hollywood’s most notorious mysteries. True-crime fans and celebrity mavens will enjoy.
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Alcatraz Ghost Story: Roy Gardner’s Amazing Train Robberies, Escapes, and Lifelong Love

An excellent and thorough biography of a character whose true story is not widely known, and a wild ride through the Depression and the U.S. prison system; many will enjoy the journey.
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Law Democratized: A Blueprint for Solving the Justice Crisis

Measurably advances the conversation about ways to meet people’s legal needs. This narrative demands the attention of readers interested in making the legal system work for everyone, regardless of their resources.

Crimes of the Centuries: The Cases That Changed Us

Fans of true crime will enjoy this collection of tales from the annals of American justice; they will surely come away eager to learn more about the crimes that have meaningfully shaped the judicial system.
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The Girls Who Fought Crime: The Untold True Story of the Country’s First Female Investigator and Her Crime Fighting Squad

A solid purchase for libraries seeking to broaden their coverage of women in history. Share with readers of Katherine Sharp Landdeck’s The Women with Silver Wings, which offers a similarly heartening account of women’s accomplishments in the military.

Genealogy of a Murder: Four Generations, Three Families, One Fateful Night

A deeply affecting look at a tragedy involving three families. True crime fans will be enthralled and deeply moved by this impeccably researched account.
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Tangled Vines: Power, Privilege, and the Murdaugh Family Murders

Those who are new to the case and those who followed it since the beginning should enjoy this thorough exploration of corruption, influence, and depravity in this prominent Southern family. For fans of Sarah Weinman’s Scoundrel or Juan Martinez’s Conviction.
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Among the Bros: A Fraternity Crime Story

Parts of this book stretch the story longer than necessary. But this is still an important title for community college or university libraries since it offers difficult-to-find details about the culture and history of fraternities.
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If Love Could Kill: The Myths and Truths of Women Who Commit Violence

A much-needed corrective to stereotypes about the reasons behind some women’s acts of violence. This title spotlights highly personal stories of trauma, while signaling the need for systemic change.
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Blood on Their Hands: Murder, Corruption, and the Fall of the Murdaugh Dynasty

True-crime fans will savor this inside look.
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An Inconvenient Cop: My Fight To Change Policing in America

An absorbing and thought-provoking memoir that provides a clear and compelling argument for police reform.
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Hearts of Darkness: Serial Killers, the Behavioral Science Unit, and My Life as a Woman in the FBI

A gripping and readable memoir that’s an essential read for audiences who want to understand the history of the FBI and the BSU. True-crime fans will enjoy Monroe’s tales about some of the most memorable cases she worked.
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Starkweather: The Untold Story of the Killing Spree That Changed America

Though the subject matter is bleak, this book is expertly written. Crime aficionados will enjoy.

In Light of All Darkness: Inside the Polly Klaas Kidnapping and the Search for America’s Child

One of the best true crime books out there. It shows the anguish and toll on the investigators and witnesses to a heinous crime. True-crime and public-affairs readers will devour this well-researched book. It’s as good as the outstanding Unmasked by Paul Holes with Robin Gaby Fisher.

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This House of Grief: The Story of a Murder Trial

will enjoy this book.
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The Man Who Hacked the World: A Ghostwriter’s Descent into Madness with John McAfee

This book is less of a biography and more of a window with a view of McAfee’s world. Its twists and turns are certain to fascinate readers.
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Lay Them to Rest: On the Road with the Cold Case Investigators Who Identify the Nameless

True-crime podcast listeners will take the invitation to tag along on a challenging case.
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Seventy Times Seven: A True Story of Murder and Mercy

A compelling and moving book with excellent narration that captivates from beginning to end. For readers of Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy.
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Don’t Say a Thing: A Predator, a Pursuit, and the Women Who Persevered

Leitner speaks to the impact of sexual assault, describing the devastation wrought on survivors as well as their families and friends.
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The Trial of the Century

Listeners will likely find this story riveting, as it speaks to still relevant debates surrounding intellectual freedom, evolution, and the separation of church and state.

What the Dead Know: Learning About Life as a New York City Death Investigator

Butcher provides a nonsensationalist glimpse into the real world of crime scene investigations, serving as a knowledgeable yet sensitive guide. This is a title that could well become required reading in the field; share with readers of Paul Holes’s Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases.
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There Will Be Fire: Margaret Thatcher, the IRA, and Two Minutes That Changed History

Recommended for fans of Patrick Radden Keefe’s Say Nothing and the works of David Grann.
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The Lost Sons of Omaha: Two Young Men in an American Tragedy

An empathetic, beautifully narrated audio that details a heartbreaking tragedy complicated by social media and a politicized law-enforcement system.
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The Art Thief: A True Story of Love, Crime, and a Dangerous Obsession

Although it may be difficult for listeners to relate to Breitwieser, Ballerini’s expert narration makes this a recommended purchase for all collections.
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Homegrown: Timothy McVeigh and the Rise of Right-Wing Extremism

Toobin’s authoritative chronicle, which allows the facts to speak for themselves, is as unsettling as it is powerful. A timely and impressive account of the roots of domestic terrorism.
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Searching for Savanna: The Murder of One Native American Woman and the Violence Against the Many

Gable makes the case for the need to protect the rights of Indigenous women in this gripping work.
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The Riders Come Out at Night: Brutality, Corruption, and Cover Up in Oakland

A magnum opus for the well-worn aphorism “the police cannot police themselves,” this audio’s impact lies in the wealth of examples emphasizing that this abusive conduct is etched in place by pattern and practice. The authors make a powerful case that public pressure is essential in making police departments accountable.
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The Common Flaw: Needless Complexity in the Courts and 50 Ways To Reduce It

The book is clearly written and argued, and each chapter includes a legal cartoon, which legal reformers will likely enjoy. There are also plenty of practical tips.
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I Am a Killer: What Makes a Murderer; Their Shocking Stories in Their Own Words

Fans of true crime and Netflix’s I Am a Killer series will enjoy this well-written, well-researched book, but some readers may find portions disturbing.
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Jukebox Empire: The Mob and the Dark Side of the American Dream

A well-researched book whose structure might not hold some readers’ attention.
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Behind the Door: The Dark Truths and Untold Stories of the Cecil Hotel

True-crime and tabloid fans will devour this spicy tell-all.

We’re Here To Help: When Guardianship Goes Wrong

This book provides clear evidence of the problems within the U.S. guardianship and conservatorship system and how easily it can affect anyone at any time. Readers interested in law, civil rights, and stories about everyday people will be drawn in quickly, but it’s a book for everyone.
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He Called Me Sister: A True Story of Finding Humanity on Death Row

This deeply moving book is a personal challenge to doctrinaire notions of justice verses the Christian conviction that each person is redeemable.

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Rules of the Road: The Automobile and the Transformation of American Criminal Justice

Drawing on a wide array of secondary literature, the book’s provocative discussion of the automobile’s pervasive and profound impacts on the United States will likely appeal to readers interested in any of the interconnected issues of crime and punishment, individual independence, equality of opportunity, mobility, public health and spaces, the environment, and social justice.

Digital Empires: The Global Battle To Regulate Technology

An accessible, informative, instructive, and adroit analysis of the forces that are shaping choices and defining technology’s future promises. For policymakers, this is an essential read.
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Radical Acts of Justice: How Ordinary People Are Dismantling Mass Incarceration

Criminal-reform advocates will enjoy this primer.
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Devil’s Coin: My Battle To Take Down the Notorious OneCoin Cryptoqueen

General readers can learn from McAdam’s experiences.
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Anansi’s Gold: The Man Who Swindled the World

This book, well-researched and engaging, draws readers into the intricate web of lies about a trust-fund tall tale that spanned throughout the 1970s and ’80s and across the globe. Readers who enjoy true crime and stories about cons will quickly be absorbed into Yeebo’s first book.
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The End of Family Court: How Abolishing the Court Brings Justice to Children and Families

Professionals and general readers will appreciate this incisive review by a juvenile-court expert. Readers wanting to hear from the system’s victims can pair it with Rikers: An Oral History by Graham Rayman and Reuven Blau.

Code Name Blue Wren: The True Story of America’s Most Dangerous Female Spy—and the Sister She Betrayed

This deep dive into the case of Ana Montes is meticulously presented and will captivate true-crime lovers.

We Were Once a Family: A Story of Love, Death, and Child Removal in America

This audio will appeal to listeners seeking a harrowing, issue-oriented nonfiction work about family, foster care, and the faults and failings of both. Recommended for fans of Adrian Nicole LeBlanc and similar steadfast investigative journalism.
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Boston Tabloid: The Killing of Robin Benedict

A compelling recounting of one man’s obsession and a shocking case judged in the court of public opinion.
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The Devil’s Cinema: The Untold Story Behind Mark Twitchell’s Kill Room

Lovers of true crime will be unable to stop listening. A horrendous tale from its beginning straight through to its convoluted finish.
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Children of the State: Stories of Survival and Hope in the Juvenile Justice System

An affecting listen, recommended for readers of Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy.
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Still Life with Bones: Genocide, Forensics, and What Remains

Hagerty’s illuminating account provides a fascinating and deeply moving glimpse into how anthropologists’ use of forensic methods has changed the ways in which research is conducted in the field.
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Tremors in the Blood: Murder, Obsession, and the Birth of the Lie Detector

While the technology has changed, modern policing still relies heavily on scientific evidence. Katwala’s fascinating history of this unreliable device is a cautionary tale that will likely appeal to those interested in criminal justice and true crime.
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Crooked: The Roaring ’20s Tale of a Corrupt Attorney General, a Crusading Senator, and the Birth of the American Political Scandal

For fans of G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the Making of the American Century by Beverly Gage. Recommended for general purchase.

The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder

All the trimmings of an admirable shipwreck story are present, including scurvy, mutiny, controversy, and foul weather. Combined with Graham’s hardy narration, Grann’s latest is a riveting must-listen. Expect broad listener appeal and high demand for this enthralling seafaring tale.
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The Con Queen of Hollywood: The Hunt for an Evil Genius

A chilling study of deception and evil.
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Behold the Monster: Confronting America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer

Fans of true crime will relish this book. A good read-alike is I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara.
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The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder

An engaging read that’s filled with meticulous descriptions about how and why the wreck and mutiny unfolded. Readers who have a strong interest in high crimes on the sea and military history will want to dive in.

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

With research and trial transcripts, the authors masterfully narrate this true account that reads like a novel that cannot be put down. A must for all libraries.

The Art Thief: A True Story of Love, Crime, and a Dangerous Obsession

Finkel will have art history and true crime lovers obsessively turning the pages of this suspenseful, smartly written work until its shocking conclusion.

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What the Dead Know: Learning About Life as a New York City Death Investigator

An intriguing combination of memoir and true crime. Perfect for readers who enjoyed Mary Roach’s Stiff and Caitlin Doughty’s Smoke Gets in Your Eyes.
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Little, Crazy Children: A True Crime Tragedy

This book about an unsolved murder that continues to haunt an affluent suburb of Cleveland is an optional purchase for libraries in the region.
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More Than Marriage: Forming Families after Marriage Equality

This book about marriage alternatives should appeal to a general audience. Ideal for those interested in domestic law policies.
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The Penalty Is Death: State Power, Law, and Justice

Without current data and articles, this book is a strictly optional purchase.
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The Murder of Angela Mischelle Lawless: An Honest Sheriff and the Exoneration of an Innocent Man

True crime readers will likely appreciate this detailed examination of a flawed case. A read-alike is Bone Deep by Charles Bosworth and Joel Schwartz.

Walk the Walk: How Three Police Chiefs Defied the Odds and Changed Cop Culture

This study belongs in social behavioral sciences collections. Ideal for scholars and general readers interested in this current, relevant, and much debated topic. Readers may want to pair this title with Jill Leovy’s Ghettoside, which examines the critical differences between murder investigations of Black victims vs. white ones.

Rikers: An Oral History

A phenomenal listen about one of the most notorious prisons in the U.S. It packs an emotional punch while providing hope for the future.
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Deliberate Cruelty: Truman Capote, the Millionaire’s Wife, and the Murder of the Century

Recommended for true crime aficionados and those who love the forgotten corners of midcentury history.
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American Demon: Eliot Ness and the Hunt for America’s Jack the Ripper

Armchair detectives will enjoy this carefully narrated deep dive into a grisly serial crime.
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Raising Lazarus: Hope, Justice, and the Future of America’s Overdose Crisis

An eye-opening exposé that encourages action and support for those experiencing substance-use disorder.
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Tracers in the Dark: The Global Hunt for the Crime Lords of Cryptocurrency

Propulsively narrated by Fliakos, Greenburg’s book tells a crypto true-crime story, and also critiques the complexities of financial privacy in the digital age.
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Blood & Ink: The Scandalous Jazz Age Double Murder That Hooked America on True Crime

Followers of the Lindbergh kidnapping and O.J. Simpson trial will relish this story of an unsolved crime still open on the books.
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The Forever Witness: How DNA and Genealogy Solved a Cold Case Double Murder

This nail-biting account of a double-homicide cold case is still in the news today. An excellent addition to any true-crime collection.
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The Ransomware Hunting Team: A Band of Misfits’ Improbable Crusade To Save the World from Cybercrime

Listeners may struggle to keep track of the many characters and side stories, but with the importance of cyberattacks in today’s world, this is an important purchase for any library.
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Justice Statistics: An Extended Look at Crime in the United States 2022

A gold mine for researchers seeking data on crimes. The price should not deter libraries that have strong criminal justice and sociology collections as well as legal libraries. For those libraries that have the previous editions, this update is a must.
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Nine Black Robes: Inside the Supreme Court’s Drive to the Right and Its Historic Consequences

U.S. Supreme Court watchers will appreciate an inside look at recent momentous decisions.
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The Worst Thing We’ve Ever Done: One Juror’s Reckoning with Racial Injustice

Recommended for readers interested in criminal-justice reform.
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Seventy Times Seven: A True Story of Murder and Mercy

The book’s title is a biblical reference about forgiveness. Well-written, well-researched, and worth being added to a true-crime collection.
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All That Is Wicked: A Gilded-Age Story of Murder and the Race To Decode the Criminal Mind

This audio is for listeners seeking a candid and complex historical biography that is alarming and alluring, though the depth may be daunting to the casual true-crime crowd. Recommended for fans of Erik Larson and Dean Jobb.

Ghosts of the Orphanage: A Story of Mysterious Deaths, a Conspiracy of Silence, and a Search for Justice

An important look into the dark past of orphanages globally. It’s also a deep dive into the ways these horrific stories were kept out of the public eye for so long.
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The Angel Makers: Arsenic, a Midwife, and Modern History’s Most Astonishing Murder Ring

True crime readers are sure to enjoy this debut.
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Truth and Repair: How Trauma Survivors Envision Justice

An intriguing exploration of alternative methods of justice for trauma survivors.
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Tremors in the Blood: Murder, Obsession, and the Birth of the Lie Detector

True crime fans will likely want to read this book, especially those interested in the history of criminal science.
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Satellite Boy: The International Manhunt for a Master Thief That Launched the Modern Communication Age

Amelinckx’s book is ideal for both true-crime and technology buffs.

Lady Justice: Women, the Law, and the Battle To Save America

Inspiring and sobering, this is an essential purchase for all libraries.
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Nothing To Fear: Alfred Hitchcock and the Wrong Men

Come for the Hitchcock, stay for the history. Fascinating.
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Pushed: Miners, a Merchant, and (Maybe) a Massacre

True-crime fans will enjoy the puzzle of an unsolved mystery but might miss having a concrete conclusion.
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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.
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An Assassin in Utopia: The True Story of a Nineteenth-Century Sex Cult and a President’s Murder

Still, readers will find Guiteau’s devolution into an assassin and the history of Oneida both fascinating and shocking, with uncanny parallels to today’s news stories.

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Bad City: Peril and Power in the City of Angels

This inside look at investigative reporting at a major U.S. newspaper will appeal to listeners with an interest in journalism, as well as fans of true crime podcasts that focus on criminal investigations.

The Sewing Girl’s Tale: A Story of Crime and Consequences in Revolutionary America

History and true crime buffs, legal historians, and gender studies scholars will appreciate Sweet’s riveting exposé of the tremendous gender and class bias in postrevolutionary America.

The True Crime File: Serial Killers, Famous Kidnappings, Great Cons, Survivors & Their Stories, Forensics, Oddities & Absurdities, Quotes & Quizzes

With its coverage of more than 200 crimes, this book could have been lurid, but is instead presented with care and respect. An excellent addition to any true crime collection.
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Deer Creek Drive: A Reckoning of Memory and Murder in the Mississippi Delta

A vivid and descriptive account of a chilling crime and the environment in which it occurred. True crime fans will be captivated.

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Manifesting Justice: Wrongly Convicted Women Reclaim Their Rights

This insightful study is a timely and persuasive call to action. Recommended to those who appreciated Brittany K. Barnett’s A Knock at Midnight.

Roll Red Roll: Rape, Power, and Football in the American Heartland

A compelling inside look into the casual acceptance of sexual assault that is pervasive in today’s society. Pair this flawless production with Tell Me Everything by Erika Krouse or Know My Name by Chanel Miller to learn more about rape culture.
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Nothing But the Night: Leopold & Loeb and the Truth Behind the Murder That Rocked 1920s America

This audio will appeal to listeners seeking a compelling, well-researched, historical true crime presented in an in-depth and engaging manner. Recommended for fans of Erik Larson and Cara Robertson.
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Helltown: The Untold Story of a Serial Killer on Cape Cod

While elements of Sherman’s book will appeal to true crime readers, others may be disappointed by his fictional flair and reliance on uncited information. Recommend to general readers looking to understand the mind of a killer.
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We Carry Their Bones: The Search for Justice at the Dozier School for Boys

This moving tribute is highly recommended to listeners of Colson Whitehead’s The Nickel Boys.
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