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Killers of the Flower Moon

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Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307742483
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Published: Vintage - April 3rd, 2018

Killers of the Flower Moon will intrigue, terrify, and infuriate. Gramm details a conspiracy that spans D.C. to the Oklahoman plains, telling the true story of a rash of murders targeting members of the Osage Indian Nation, after the Nation's land turned up incredibly oil-rich. Woven with the story of J. Edgar Hoover's pet project that became the FBI, and the larger-than-life characters who investigated the crimes during the roaring '20s, this immersive true crime mystery reveals the true villainy of the American West, even a century later.

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We Keep the Dead Close

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We Keep the Dead Close: A Murder at Harvard and a Half Century of Silence Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538746837
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 10th, 2020


More than a true crime book, more than a memoir, Becky Cooper weaves a compelling and vivid portrait of an unsolved murder at Harvard and pulls together threads of misogyny, issues with academic culture, silencing at elite institutions, and the ways that we rewrite the stories of female victims. A striking portrait for fans of I'll Be Gone in the Dark


American Animals

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American Animals: A True Crime Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781684424504
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Published: Turner - March 31st, 2020

You ever go into a museum and ask yourself what would stop you from just taking something and walking right out the front door? Maybe, but you sure don't act on it (I hope). The kids in this true story did. Find out what happens when four college students carry out an art heist in this utterly fascinating true crime comedy of errors. And if you haven't seen the movie, do it. If you have, this pairs with it perfectly, offering a fresh new point of view.


The Truffle Underground

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The Truffle Underground: A Tale of Mystery, Mayhem, and Manipulation in the Shadowy Market of the World's Most Expensive Fungus Cover Image
ISBN: 9780451495693
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Published: Clarkson Potter - June 4th, 2019


Sabotage, intrigue, murder. Over a mushroom? The Truffle Underground is one of the most unbelievable stories I have ever read about the criminal underworld stealing, faking, and even killing over truffles. This astonishing book will shock you, horrify you, but, be careful. These delicacies have a way of luring people under their spell and not letting go.


Jack the Ripper and the Case for Scotland Yard’s Prime Suspect

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By Robert House, Roy Hazelwood (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780470938997
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Published: Wiley - May 1st, 2011

From the Duke of Clarence to artist Walter Sickert, there have been dozens of Jack the Ripper suspects.  Well-known Ripperologist Robert House, methodically combines historical research and contemporary methods to solve this enduring mystery, which has fascinated the world since the first gruesome murder in 1888.  


Popular Crime

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

Lizzie Borden?  The Boston Strangler?  Sid Vicious & Nancy Spungen?  A glom of the table of contents reveals just how many actual murders are in the popular consciousness, and Bill James (yes - he of the Baseball Abstract) has been contemplating causes, solutions and meanings for years.  Fans of true crime books (or regular mysteries for that matter) will find these articles enlightening, provocative and as grotesquely fascinating as their subjects.


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