True Crime

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

    Anand Giridharadas

    Winner of the 2015 NYPL Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism.

    "Remarkable…a richly detailed, affecting account…Giridharadas seeks less to uplift than illuminate…Which of these men is the '"true American'" of the title? That there is no simple answer to that question is Giridharadas's finest accomplishment." —Ayad Akhtar, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Book ImageWhitey Bulger: America's Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice

    Kevin Cullen, Shelley Murphy

    This unforgettable narrative follows the astonishing career and epic manhunt for Whitey Bulger—a gangster whose life was more sensational than fiction.More

  6. Book ImageParkland

    Vincent Bugliosi

    Movie Tie-In Edition

    “Bugliosi has definitively explained the murder that recalibrated modern America.” —Jim Newton, Los Angeles Times Book ReviewMore

  7. Book ImageCosa Nostra: An Illustrated History of the Mafia

    Massimo Picozzi

    Stunning photographs illuminate the bloody story of the first 150 years.More

  8. Book ImageSiberian Education: Growing Up in a Criminal Underworld

    Nicolai Lilin, Jonathan Hunt

    "Marvelous and Illuminating. . . . Forces us to reassess our notions of good and evil." —Irvine WelshMore

  9. Book ImageTitanic Thompson: The Man Who Bet on Everything

    Kevin Cook

    “The ultimate hustler . . . a rollicking tale.”—Sports IllustratedMore

  10. Book ImageBirthright: The True Story that Inspired Kidnapped

    A. Roger Ekirch

    "Ekirch out-kidnaps Stevenson in this thrilling, thoroughly documented story." —Booklist, starred reviewMore

  11. Book ImagePretty Boy: The Life and Times of Charles Arthur Floyd

    Michael Wallis

    "This engaging biography exactly and vividly catches the tone of a region, a time, and a man."—Larry McMurtryMore

  12. Book ImageBilly the Kid: The Endless Ride

    Michael Wallis

    “Countless books have been written about the infamous outlaw ... this is surely one of the best.”—Publishers Weekly, starred reviewMore

  13. Book ImageOutrage: The Five Reasons Why O. J. Simpson Got Away with Murder

    Vincent Bugliosi

    “Provocative and entertaining. ... A powerful and damning diatribe on Simpson’s acquittal.”—PeopleMore

  14. Book ImageMurder City: The Bloody History of Chicago in the Twenties

    Michael Lesy

    Michael Lesy’s disturbingly satisfying account of Chicago in the 1920s—the epicenter of murder in America—could be fiction, but it’s not.More

  15. Book ImageVintage Vermont Villainies: True Tales of Murder & Mystery from the 19th and 20th Centuries

    John Stark Bellamy, II

    This is true crime for every country home bed table.More

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