True Crime

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  1. Book ImageBlood & Ivy: The 1849 Murder That Scandalized Harvard

    Paul Collins

    A delectable true-crime story of scandal and murder at America’s most celebrated university.More

  2. Book ImageSex Money Murder: A Story of Crack, Blood, and Betrayal

    Jonathan Green

    A searing portrait of the crack epidemic and violent drug wars that once ravaged the Bronx.More

  3. Book ImageCity of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris

    Holly Tucker

    “Tucker writes with gusto . . . high drama.”—Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  4. Book ImageBlack Dahlia, Red Rose: The Crime, Corruption, and Cover-Up of America's Greatest Unsolved Murder

    Piu Eatwell

    With startling new evidence, this gripping reexamination of the Black Dahlia murder offers a definitive theory of a quintessential American crime.More

  5. Book ImageAmerican Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land

    Monica Hesse

    One of NPR's Best Books of 2017 A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the YearA breathtaking feat of reportage, American Fire combines procedural with love story, redefining American tragedy for our time.More

  6. Book ImageCRACK99: The Takedown of a $100 Million Chinese Software Pirate

    David Locke Hall

    The utterly gripping story of the most outrageous case of cyber piracy prosecuted by the U.S. Department of Justice.More

  7. Book ImageAnatomy of Innocence: Testimonies of the Wrongfully Convicted

    Laura Caldwell, Leslie S. Klinger, Scott Turow, Et Al.

    Recalling the great muckrakers of the past, an outraged team of America’s best-selling writers unite to confront the disasters of wrongful convictions.More

  8. Book ImageThe Electrifying Fall of Rainbow City: Spectacle and Assassination at the 1901 World's Fair

    Margaret Creighton

    The Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, meant to herald the twentieth century, went tragically, spectacularly awry.More

  9. Book ImageKilling a King: The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of Israel

    Dan Ephron

    Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in History and one of the New York Times’s 100 Notable Books of the Year.More

  10. Book ImageThe Dead Duke, His Secret Wife, and the Missing Corpse: An Extraordinary Edwardian Case of Deception and Intrigue

    Piu Eatwell

    “It’s Downton Abbey meets The Addams Family in [this] delightfully offbeat history.”—Library JournalMore

  11. Book ImageCapital Offenses: Business Crime and Punishment in America's Corporate Age

    Samuel W. Buell

    From the lead prosecutor on the Enron investigation, an eye-opening examination of the explosion of American white-collar crime.More

  12. Book ImageThe True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas

    Anand Giridharadas

    "Gives you new eyes on your nation, makes you wonder about both the recent South Asian immigrant behind the counter at the food mart and the tattooed white man behind you in line. It reminds you that there are some Americas where mercy flows freely, and other Americas where it has turned to ice." —Eboo Patel, The Washington PostMore

  13. Book ImageKitty Genovese: The Murder, the Bystanders, the Crime that Changed America

    Kevin Cook

    A new perspective on the murder that has captured America’s imagination for over a half-century—“gripping” (New York Times Book Review).More

  14. Book ImageThe Inheritor's Powder: A Tale of Arsenic, Murder, and the New Forensic Science

    Sandra Hempel

    "Fascinating…one of history’s most important poisons—and most important murders." —Deborah Blum, author of The Poisoner’s HandbookMore

  15. Book ImageBlood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade

    Walter Kirn

    A Slate, San Francisco Chronicle, Amazon, and BookPage Best Book of 2014
    A USA Today Top 10 Best Book of Winter 2014

    An In Cold Blood for our time, a chilling, compulsive story of a writer unwittingly caught in the wake of a grifter-turned-murderer.More

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