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  • The murder room : the heirs of Sherlock Holmes gather to solve the world's most perplexing cold cases

    The murder room : the heirs of Sherlock Holmes gather to solve the world's most perplexing cold cases2010

    by Mike Capuzzo

    (4,117)

    Summary: Documents the efforts of the Vidocq Society, an elite trio of gifted investigators, to solve such notorious cold cases as those of JonBenet Ramsey, the Butcher of Cleveland, and Jack the Ripper, and...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 363.25 CAP

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • A good month for murder : the inside story of a homicide squad

    A good month for murder : the inside story of a homicide squad2016

    by Del Quentin Wilber

    (585)

    Summary: "February 2013 was a good month for murder in suburban Washington, D.C. After gaining unparalleled access to the homicide unit in Prince George's County, which borders the nation's capital, Del...  more »

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    Call #: 363.25 WIL

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Death in the air : the true story of a serial killer, the great London smog, and the strangling of a city

    Death in the air : the true story of a serial killer, the great London smog, and the strangling of a city2017

    by Kate Winkler Dawson

    (2,149)

    Summary: In winter 1952, London automobiles and thousands of coal-burning hearths belched particulate matter into the air. But the smog that descended on December 5th of 1952 was different; it was a type that...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 364.1523 DAW

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Home sweet murder : true-crime thrillers

    Home sweet murder : true-crime thrillers2018

    by James Patterson

    Series: Murder Is Forever

    (3,917)

    Summary: Two true crime thrillers that inspired the Investigation Discovery series. In Home Sweet Murder, lawyer Leo Fisher and his wife Sue are a sixty-one-year-old couple enjoying a quiet Sunday dinner at...  more »

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    Call #: 364.1523 PAT

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • The library book
    Staff Pick

    The library book2018

    by Susan Orlean

    (93,542)

    Summary: On the morning of April 28, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. As the moments passed, the patrons and staff who had been cleared out of the building realized this was not...  more »

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    Call #: 027.4 ORL

    Locations: Adult Nonfiction, Book Club Sets

    copies in: 0 of 20 details

  • Say nothing : a true story of murder and memory in Northern Ireland

    Say nothing : a true story of murder and memory in Northern Ireland2019

    by Patrick Radden Keefe

    (65,374)

    Summary: A stunning, intricate narrative about a notorious killing in Northern Ireland and its devastating repercussions. In December 1972, Jean McConville, a thirty-eight-year-old mother of ten, was dragged...  more »

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    Call #: 364.1523 KEE

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • The last pirate of New York : a ghost ship, a killer, and the birth of a gangster nation

    The last pirate of New York : a ghost ship, a killer, and the birth of a gangster nation2019

    by Rich Cohen

    (1,867)

    Summary: The story of Albert Hicks, the most notorious criminal on the New York waterfront, unfolded in the course of three bloody months in the summer before the Civil War. There was a massacre, a flight, a...  more »

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    Call #: 364.1 COH

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Five days gone : the mystery of my mother's disappearance as a child

    Five days gone : the mystery of my mother's disappearance as a child2019

    by Laura Cumming

    (4,558)

    Summary: In the fall of 1929, when Laura Cumming's mother was three years old, she was kidnapped from a beach on the Lincolnshire coast of England. There were no screams when she was taken, suggesting the...  more »

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    Call #: 364.154 CUM

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • The third rainbow girl : the long life of a double murder in Appalachia

    The third rainbow girl : the long life of a double murder in Appalachia2020

    by Emma Copley Eisenberg

    (4,144)

    Summary: In the early evening of June 25, 1980 in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, two middle-class outsiders named Vicki Durian, 26, and Nancy Santomero, 19, were murdered in an isolated clearing. They were...  more »

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    Call #: 364.1523 EIS

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Know my name : a memoir
    Staff Pick

    Know my name : a memoir2019

    by Chanel Miller

    (94,865)

    Summary: Brock Turner had been sentenced to just six months in county jail after he was found sexually assaulting "Emily Doe" on Stanford's campus. Her victim impact statement was posted on BuzzFeed, where it...  more »

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    Call #: 364.1532 MIL

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 0 of 2 details

  • Disloyal : a memoir : the true story of the former personal attorney to the president of the United States

    Disloyal : a memoir : the true story of the former personal attorney to the president of the United States2020

    by Michael Cohen

    (11,919)

    Summary: Once Donald Trump's fiercest surrogate, closest confidant, and staunchest defender, Michael Cohen knows where the skeletons are buried. This is the most devastating business and political horror...  more »

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    Call #: 973.933 COH

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Till murder do us part : true-crime thrillers

    Till murder do us part : true-crime thrillers2021

    by James Patterson

    (1,640)

    Summary: In the first story, Kathi Spiars can't believe she's found such a good man to marry as Stephen Marcum. Twelve years later, she starts to suspect that he isn't who he says he is. As she digs into his...  more »

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    Call #: 364.1523 PAT

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Last call : a true story of love, lust, and murder in queer New York

    Last call : a true story of love, lust, and murder in queer New York2021

    by Elon Green

    (2,782)

    Summary: The Townhouse Bar, midtown, July 1992: The piano player seems to know every song ever written, the crowd belts out the lyrics to their favorites, and a man standing nearby is drinking a Scotch and...  more »

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    Call #: 364.1523 GRE

    Location: New Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Maniac : the Bath school disaster and the birth of the modern mass killer

    Maniac : the Bath school disaster and the birth of the modern mass killer2021

    by Harold Schechter

    (849)

    Summary: In 1927, while the majority of the township of Bath, Michigan, was celebrating a new primary school, local farmer and school board treasurer Andrew P. Kehoe had other plans. Behind his ordinary...  more »

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    Call #: 364.1523 SCH

    Location: New Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Everything is fine : a memoir

    Everything is fine : a memoir2021

    by Vince Granata

    (898)

    Summary: Vince Granata remembers standing in front of his suburban home in Connecticut the day his mother and father returned from the hospital with his three new siblings in tow. He had just finished...  more »

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    Call #: 364.1523 GRA

    Location: New Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • At any cost : a father's betrayal, a wife's murder, and a ten-year war for justice

    At any cost : a father's betrayal, a wife's murder, and a ten-year war for justice2021

    by Rebecca Rosenberg

    (307)

    Summary: Wealthy, beautiful, and brilliant, Shele Danishefsky had it all. After climbing Wall Street's corporate ladder to the top, she was eager to build a family with her much younger husband, a handsome...  more »

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    Call #: 364.1523 ROS

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Killing the mob : the fight against organized crime in America

    Killing the mob : the fight against organized crime in America2021

    by Bill O'Reilly

    (3,264)

    Summary: Covering the period from the 1930s to the 1980s, O'Reilly and Dugard start by tracing the prohibition-busting bank robbers of the Depression Era. Following the rise of organized crime, they highlight...  more »

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    Call #: 364.106 O'RE

    Location: New Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • The haunting of Alma Fielding : a true ghost story

    The haunting of Alma Fielding : a true ghost story2021

    by Kate Summerscale

    (1,529)

    Summary: London, 1938. In the suburbs of the city, a young housewife has become the eye in a storm of chaos. In Alma Fielding's modest home, china flies off the shelves and eggs fly through the air; stolen...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 133.1 SUM

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • El Chapo : the untold story of the world's most infamous drug lord

    El Chapo : the untold story of the world's most infamous drug lord2021

    by Noah Hurowitz

    (13)

    Summary: This is the true story of how El Chapo built the world's wealthiest and most powerful drug-trafficking operation, based on months' worth of trial testimony and dozens of interviews with cartel...  more »

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    Call #: 364.177 HUR

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • The killer's shadow : the FBI's hunt for a white supremacist serial killer

    The killer's shadow : the FBI's hunt for a white supremacist serial killer2020

    by John E. Douglas

    (1,073)

    Summary: In the fall of 1980, John Douglas was called in to the manhunt for a white supremacist serial killer. A highly mobile and experienced sniper, the fugitive Joseph Paul Franklin was suspected of...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 364.1523 DOU

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Breaking free : how I escaped polygamy, the FLDS cult, and my father, Warren Jeffs

    Breaking free : how I escaped polygamy, the FLDS cult, and my father, Warren Jeffs2017

    by Rachel Jeffs

    (7,249)

    Summary: The daughter of the self-proclaimed prophet of the FLDS Church describes the abusive patriarchal culture in which she was raised by sister wives and dominating men and discusses how her father remains a powerful influence on his followers.

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    Call #: 289.3 JEF

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Stolen : five free boys kidnapped into slavery and their astonishing odyssey home

    Stolen : five free boys kidnapped into slavery and their astonishing odyssey home2019

    by Richard Bell

    (502)

    Summary: Philadelphia, 1825. Five young, free black boys are lured onto a small ship with the promise of food and pay. They are instead met with blindfolds, ropes, and knives. Over four long months, their...  more »

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    Call #: 306.362 BEL

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The Nazis next door : how America became a safe haven for Hitler's men
    Staff Pick

    The Nazis next door : how America became a safe haven for Hitler's men2014

    by Eric Lichtblau

    (1,226)

    Summary: "The shocking story of how America became one of the world's safest postwar havens for Nazis. Until recently, historians believed America gave asylum only to key Nazi scientists after World War II,...  more »

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    Call #: 324.13 LIC

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Hacks : the inside story of the break-ins and breakdowns that put Donald Trump in the White House

    Hacks : the inside story of the break-ins and breakdowns that put Donald Trump in the White House2017

    by Donna Brazile

    (1,784)

    Summary: In June 2016, the Washington Post first reported that Russian hackers had penetrated the Democratic National Committee. Barely a month later, these cyber criminals -- which the U.S. government later...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 324.973 BRA

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • How to catch a Russian spy : the true story of an American civilian turned double agent

    How to catch a Russian spy : the true story of an American civilian turned double agent2015

    by Naveed Jamali

    (817)

    Summary: "In 2008, almost two decades after the Cold War was officially consigned to the history books, an average American guy in his twenties helped to bring down a top Russian spy based at the United...  more »

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    Call #: 327.12 JAM

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Missing man : the American spy who vanished in Iran

    Missing man : the American spy who vanished in Iran2016

    by Barry Meier

    (319)

    Summary: "A real-life thriller about a CIA contractor who vanished in Iran and the international manhunt to find him" -- Provided by publisher.

    BOOK

    Call #: 327.12 MEI

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Lincoln's last trial : the murder case that propelled him to the presidency

    Lincoln's last trial : the murder case that propelled him to the presidency2018

    by Dan Abrams

    (4,267)

    Summary: The true story of Abraham Lincoln's last murder trial, a case in which he had a deep personal involvement -- and which played out in the nation's newspapers as he began his presidential campaign At...  more »

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    Call #: 345.73 ABR

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • John Adams under fire : the Founding Father's fight for justice in the Boston Massacre murder trial

    John Adams under fire : the Founding Father's fight for justice in the Boston Massacre murder trial2020

    by Dan Abrams

    (695)

    Summary: History remembers John Adams as a Founding Father and our country's second president. But in the tense years before the American Revolution, he was still just a lawyer, fighting for justice in one of...  more »

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    Call #: 345.73 ABR

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Doing justice : a prosecutor's thoughts on crime, punishment, and the rule of law

    Doing justice : a prosecutor's thoughts on crime, punishment, and the rule of law2019

    by Preet Bharara

    (4,728)

    Summary: The former United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York recounts captivating tales of true crime from his years atop the most storied prosecutor's office in the country -- inside...  more »

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    Call #: 347.73 BHA

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The girls are gone : the true story of two sisters who vanished, the father who kept searching, and the adults who conspired to keep the truth hidden

    The girls are gone : the true story of two sisters who vanished, the father who kept searching, and the adults who conspired to keep the truth hidden2018

    by Michael Brodkorb

    (898)

    Summary: On the evening of April 19, 2013, Samantha and Gianna Rucki disappeared. Two of five children born to David Rucki and Sandra Grazzini-Rucki, the teenage sisters vanished in the midst of their parents...  more »

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    Call #: 362.82 BRO

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Hope : a memoir of survival in Cleveland

    Hope : a memoir of survival in Cleveland2015

    by Amanda Berry

    (13,617)

    Summary: On May 6, 2013, Amanda Berry made headlines around the world when she fled a Cleveland home and called 911, saying: "Help me, I'm Amanda Berry... I've been kidnapped, and I've been missing for ten...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 362.88 BER

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • After the eclipse : a mother's murder, a daughter's search

    After the eclipse : a mother's murder, a daughter's search2017

    by Sarah Perry

    (4,161)

    Summary: A searing memoir of the author's efforts to understand her late mother's life and murder describes the traumatic loss of her mother in childhood, the 12-year manhunt for the killer and the author's...  more »

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    Call #: 362.88 PER

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The real Lolita : the kidnapping of Sally Horner and the novel that scandalized the world

    The real Lolita : the kidnapping of Sally Horner and the novel that scandalized the world2018

    by Sarah Weinman

    (4,967)

    Summary: In 1948, Sally Horner was just eleven years old when she was kidnapped by a man claiming to be an FBI agent. Seven years later, Vladimir Nabokov published Lolita, perhaps the most seminal novel of...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 362.88 WEI

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Notes on a silencing : a memoir

    Notes on a silencing : a memoir2020

    by Lacy Crawford

    (5,121)

    Summary: When the elite St. Paul's School came under state investigation after extensive reports of sexual abuse on campus, Lacy Crawford thought she'd put behind her the assault she'd suffered decades...  more »

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    Call #: 362.883 CRA

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Missoula : rape and the justice system in a college town

    Missoula : rape and the justice system in a college town2015

    by Jon Krakauer

    (48,068)

    Summary: "Missoula, Montana, is a typical college town, with a highly regarded state university, bucolic surroundings, a lively social scene, and an excellent football team, the Grizzlies, with a rabid fan...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 362.883 KRA

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Violated : exposing rape at Baylor University amid college football's sexual assault crisis

    Violated : exposing rape at Baylor University amid college football's sexual assault crisis2017

    by Paula Lavigne

    (238)

    Summary: Explains the sexual assault scandals at Baylor University that lead to the ouster of its president, athletics director, and football coach.

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    Call #: 362.883 LAV

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Picking Cotton : our memoir of injustice and redemption

    Picking Cotton : our memoir of injustice and redemption2009

    by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino

    (6,971)

    Summary: The story behind the unlikely friendship which developed between the accused rapist Ronald Cotton -- who served eleven years in prison for a crime he didn't commit -- and his accuser, Jennifer...  more »

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    Call #: 362.883 THO

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Picking Cotton : our memoir of injustice and redemption

    Picking Cotton : our memoir of injustice and redemption2010

    by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino

    (7,006)

    Summary: The story behind the unlikely friendship which developed between the accused rapist Ronald Cotton -- who served eleven years in prison for a crime he didn't commit -- and his accuser, Jennifer...  more »

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    Call #: 362.883 THO

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • True crime addict : how I lost myself in the mysterious disappearance of Maura Murray

    True crime addict : how I lost myself in the mysterious disappearance of Maura Murray2016

    by James Renner

    (5,716)

    Summary: When an eleven year old James Renner fell in love with Amy Mihaljevic, the missing girl seen on posters all over his neighborhood, it was the beginning of a lifelong obsession with true crime. That...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 363.2336 REN

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Mrs. Sherlock Holmes : the true story of New York City's greatest female detective and the 1917 missing girl case that captivated a nation

    Mrs. Sherlock Holmes : the true story of New York City's greatest female detective and the 1917 missing girl case that captivated a nation2017

    by Brad Ricca

    (5,127)

    Summary: Presents the true story of the first female U.S. District Attorney and traveling detective who found missing eighteen-year-old Ruth Cruger when the entire NYPD had given up.

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    Call #: 363.25 RIC

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details