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The Adversary: A True Story of Monstrous Deception Cover Image
By Emmanuel Carrère, Linda Coverdale (Translated by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780312420604
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Published: Picador - January 5th, 2002

Now a major motion picture starring Daniel Auteuil (Sade, Girl on the Bridge, Jean de Florette) directed by Nicole Garcia (Place Vendome)


The Stranger Beside Me: The Shocking Inside Story of Serial Killer Ted Bundy Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781501139147
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Published: Gallery Books - November 6th, 2018

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Ann Rule, “America’s best true-crime writer” (Kirkus Reviews), her unforgettable classic account of the horrifying murders in the Pacific Northwest and her shock when she discovered her friend—Ted Bundy—was not only a suspect but also one of the most prolific serial killers in American history.


Blood & Ivy: The 1849 Murder That Scandalized Harvard Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393357325
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 16th, 2019

“Well-researched and beautifully written.…Collins knows how to build suspense.” —San Francisco Chronicle


Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781250178954
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Published: Forge Books - May 28th, 2019

The instant #1 New York Times and USA Today best seller by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, the voices behind the hit podcast My Favorite Murder!


Savage Appetites: Four True Stories of Women, Crime, and Obsession Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501188886
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Published: Scribner - August 20th, 2019

A provocative and original investigation of our cultural fascination with crime, linking four archetypes—Detective, Victim, Defender, Killer—to four true stories about women driven by obsession.

In this illuminating exploration of women, violence, and obsession, Rachel Monroe interrogates the appeal of true crime through four narratives of fixation.


Norco '80: The True Story of the Most Spectacular Bank Robbery in American History Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781640092129
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - June 11th, 2019

One of NPR's Best Books of the Year

"Gripping. . . R]eads like a crime novel in the best way possible. . . Norco '80 is a fascinating true-crime account that seems likely to be one of the best nonfiction books of the year." --NPR


Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781101947869
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Published: Knopf - May 7th, 2019

ONE OF PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2019

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2019 BY Time, LitHub, Vulture, Glamour, O Magazine, Town and Country, Suspense Magazine, Inside Hook

New York Times
Best Seller

 


The Nature of Life and Death: Every Body Leaves a Trace Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525542216
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - September 3rd, 2019

A riveting blend of science writing and true-crime narrative that explores the valuable but often shocking interface between crime and nature--and the secrets each can reveal about the other--from a pioneer in forensic ecology and a trailblazing female scientist.


The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780358299615
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Published: Mariner Books - March 3rd, 2020

Five devastating human stories and a dark and moving portrait of Victorian London—the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper

Polly, Annie, Elisabeth, Catherine, and Mary Jane are famous for the same thing, though they never met. They came from Fleet Street, Knightsbridge, Wolverhampton, Sweden, and Wales.


Highway of Tears: A True Story of Racism, Indifference, and the Pursuit of Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781501160288
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Published: Atria Books - November 12th, 2019

“These murder cases expose systemic problems...


The Trial of Lizzie Borden Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501168390
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 10th, 2020

In Cara Robertson’s “enthralling new book,” The Trial of Lizzie Borden, “the reader is to serve as judge and jury” (The New York Times).


Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781501191961
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Published: Gallery Books - October 24th, 2017

Now a Netflix original series

Discover the classic, behind-the-scenes chronicle of John E.


The Red Parts: Autobiography of a Trial Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555977368
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Published: Graywolf Press - April 5th, 2016

Late in 2004, Maggie Nelson was looking forward to the publication of her book Jane: A Murder, a narrative in verse about the life and death of her aunt, who had been murdered thirty-five years before. The case remained unsolved, but Jane was assumed to have been the victim of an infamous serial killer in Michigan in 1969.


The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316449236
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Published: Hachette Books - January 21st, 2020

A stunningly written investigation of the murder of two young women--showing how a violent crime casts a shadow over an entire community.


American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525539551
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - February 11th, 2020

From the acclaimed author of Death in the Air ("Not since Devil in the White City has a book told such a harrowing tale"--Douglas Preston) comes the riveting story of the birth of criminal investigation in the twentieth century.


The Queen: The Forgotten Life Behind an American Myth Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316513302
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - May 21st, 2019

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography

In this critically acclaimed true crime tale of "welfare queen" Linda Taylor, a Slate editor reveals a "wild, only-in-America story" of political manipulation and murder (Attica Locke, Edgar Award-winning author).


Without a Prayer: The Death of Lucas Leonard and How One Church Became a Cult Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781643130729
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Published: Pegasus Crime - August 6th, 2019

The horrifying true story of a fatal encounter inside the secluded Word of Life Christian Church, a parish-turned-cult in upstate New York.

Teenager Lucas Leonard made shocking admissions in front of the altar—he’d practiced witchcraft and conspired to murder his parents, among other horrific crimes.


Zodiac: The Shocking True Story of the Hunt for the Nation's Most Elusive Serial Killer Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780425212189
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Published: Berkley - January 2nd, 2007

Robert Graysmith’s New York Times bestselling account of the desperate hunt for a serial killer and his own investigation of California’s unsolved Zodiac murders.


I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer Cover Image
By Michelle McNamara, Gillian Flynn (Introduction by), Patton Oswalt (Afterword by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062319791
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Published: Harper Perennial - February 26th, 2019

THE BASIS FOR THE MAJOR 6-PART HBO® DOCUMENTARY SERIES

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR:


The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781476763835
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 10th, 2018

2018 Edgar Award Finalist—Best Fact Crime
“A thoroughly readable, thoroughly chilling account of a brilliant con man and his all-too vulnerable prey” (The Boston Globe)—the definitive story of preacher Jim Jones, who was responsible for the Jonestown Massacre, the largest murder-suicide in American history, by the New York Times bestselling author o


The Grim Sleeper: The Lost Women of South Central Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781640090231
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - April 17th, 2018

The inside story of one of the notorious and elusive serial killer who stalked the vulnerable, the young, and the ignored in 1980s Los Angeles--only to return in 2002.


Shot in the Heart Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780385478007
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Published: Anchor - August 1st, 1995

NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER

WINNER OF THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE

Haunting, harrowing, and profoundly affecting, Shot in the Heart exposes and explores a dark vein of American life that most of us would rather ignore. It is a book that will leave no reader unchanged.


People Who Eat Darkness: The True Story of a Young Woman Who Vanished from the Streets of Tokyo--and the Evil That Swallowed Her Up Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780374230593
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Published: FSG Originals - May 22nd, 2012

Lucie Blackman—tall, blond, twenty-one years old—stepped out into the vastness of Tokyo in the summer of 2000, and disappeared forever. The following winter, her dismembered remains were found buried in a seaside cave.


City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393355437
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 10th, 2018

"An artful reconstruction of seventeenth-century Paris with riveting storytelling." —The New Yorker


Popular Crime: Reflections on the Celebration of Violence Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781416552741
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Published: Scribner - May 8th, 2012

From the one-of-kind mind of Bill James, famous for revolutionizing the way we think about baseball, comes a “thought-provoking meditation” (Seattle Times) and epic tour through American crime—now available in paperback.

The man who revolutionized the way we think about baseball examines our cultural obsession with murder—delivering a unique,


Death in the Air: The True Story of a Serial Killer, the Great London Smog, and the Strangling of a City Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316506830
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Published: Hachette Books - November 13th, 2018

A real-life thriller in the vein of The Devil in the White City, Kate Winkler Dawson's debut Death in the Air is a gripping, historical narrative of a serial killer, an environmental disaster, and an iconic city struggling to regain its footing.


Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250299055
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Published: Flatiron Books - July 31st, 2018

The #1 New York Times Bestseller!

The extraordinary true story and basis for the Academy Award winning film BlacKkKlansman, written and directed by Spike Lee, produced by Jordan Peele, and starring John David Washington and Adam Driver.


An Unexplained Death: The True Story of a Body at the Belvedere Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250169143
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - November 6th, 2018

An Unexplained Death is an obsessive investigation into a mysterious death at the Belvedere—a once-grand hotel—and a poignant, gripping meditation on suicide and voyeurism


Alice + Freda Forever: A Murder in Memphis Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781936976607
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Published: Pulp/Zest Books - October 7th, 2014

In 1892, America was obsessed with a teenage murderess, but it wasn't her crime that shocked the nation—it was her motivation.