True Crime Picks!
Now a major motion picture starring Daniel Auteuil (Sade, Girl on the Bridge, Jean de Florette) directed by Nicole Garcia (Place Vendome)
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.
“Well-researched and beautifully written.…Collins knows how to build suspense.” —San Francisco Chronicle
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!
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.
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
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
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.
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.$28.00ISBN: 9781501160288Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: Atria Books - November 12th, 2019
“These murder cases expose systemic problems...$17.00ISBN: 9781501168390Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.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).$17.99ISBN: 9781501191961Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: Gallery Books - October 24th, 2017
Now a Netflix original series
Discover the classic, behind-the-scenes chronicle of John E.$16.00ISBN: 9781555977368Published: 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.$27.00ISBN: 9780316449236Published: 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.$27.00ISBN: 9780525539551Published: 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.$29.00ISBN: 9780316513302Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.Published: Little, Brown and Company - May 21st, 2019Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in BiographyIn 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).$26.95ISBN: 9781643130729Published: 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.$8.99ISBN: 9780425212189Published: 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.$17.99ISBN: 9780062319791Published: 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:$18.00ISBN: 9781476763835Published: 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$16.95ISBN: 9781640090231Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.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.$17.00ISBN: 9780385478007Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.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.$17.00ISBN: 9780374230593Published: 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.$15.95ISBN: 9780393355437Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 10th, 2018
"An artful reconstruction of seventeenth-century Paris with riveting storytelling." —The New Yorker$19.99ISBN: 9781416552741Published: 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,$15.99ISBN: 9780316506830Published: 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.$17.99ISBN: 9781250299055Published: 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.Not available to orderISBN: 9781250169143Availability: Stock uncertain--should fulfill within 10 days or soPublished: 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$16.99ISBN: 9781936976607Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.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.