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  • The haunting of Alma Fielding : a true ghost story

    The haunting of Alma Fielding : a true ghost story2021

    by Kate Summerscale

    (1,828)

    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

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  • 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

    (7,520)

    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.

    BOOK

    Call #: 289.3 JEF

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • 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

    (534)

    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 »

    BOOK

    Call #: 306.362 BEL

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Chasing King's killer : the hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassin

    Chasing King's killer : the hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassin2018

    by James L Swanson

    (3)

    Summary: This is the story of the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the hunt for his killer. On the evening of April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr., stepped onto the balcony of Lorraine Motel in...  more »

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    Call #: 323 SWA YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

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  • 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

    (732)

    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 »

    BOOK

    Call #: 345.73 ABR

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • 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

    (4,325)

    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

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  • 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

    (4,777)

    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

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  • 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

    (953)

    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

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  • Hope : a memoir of survival in Cleveland

    Hope : a memoir of survival in Cleveland2015

    by Amanda Berry

    (13,738)

    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 »

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    Call #: 362.88 BER

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • 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

    (4,201)

    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

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  • 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

    (5,043)

    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 »

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    Call #: 362.88 WEI

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Notes on a silencing : a memoir

    Notes on a silencing : a memoir2020

    by Lacy Crawford

    (5,608)

    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 »

    BOOK

    Call #: 362.883 CRA

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • I have the right to : a high school survivor's story of sexual assault, justice, and hope

    I have the right to : a high school survivor's story of sexual assault, justice, and hope2018

    by Chessy Prout

    (1,481)

    Summary: The numbers are staggering: nearly one in five girls ages fourteen to seventeen have been the victim of a sexual assault or attempted sexual assault. This is the true story of one of those girls.

    BOOK

    Call #: 362.883 PRO YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

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  • Picking Cotton : our memoir of injustice and redemption

    Picking Cotton : our memoir of injustice and redemption2009

    by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino

    (7,043)

    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

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  • Picking Cotton : our memoir of injustice and redemption

    Picking Cotton : our memoir of injustice and redemption2010

    by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino

    (7,065)

    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

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  • 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

    (5,798)

    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

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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

    (4,139)

    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 »

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    Call #: 363.25 CAP

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  • 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

    (5,196)

    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

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  • Drug warrior : inside the hunt for El Chapo and the rise of America's opioid crisis

    Drug warrior : inside the hunt for El Chapo and the rise of America's opioid crisis2019

    by Jack Riley

    (233)

    Summary: DEA Agent Jack Riley tells the inside story of his 30-year hunt for the drug kingpin known as El Chapo, and reveals the true causes of the American opioid epidemic. Jack Riley, grandson of a Chicago...  more »

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    Call #: 363.25 RIL

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • 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

    (591)

    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 »

    BOOK

    Call #: 363.25 WIL

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • 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

    (1,900)

    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

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  • "I heard you paint houses" : Frank "the Irishman" Sheeran and closing the case on Jimmy Hoffa2016

    by Charles Brandt

    (13,175)

    Summary: The first words Jimmy Hoffa ever spoke to Frank "the Irishman" Sheeran were, "I heard you paint houses." To paint a house is to kill a man. The paint is the blood that splatters on the walls and...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 364.106 BRA

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • The Black Hand : the epic war between a brilliant detective and the deadliest secret society in American history

    The Black Hand : the epic war between a brilliant detective and the deadliest secret society in American history2017

    by Stephan Talty

    (1,705)

    Summary: Beginning in the summer of 1903, an insidious crime wave filled New York City, and then the entire country, with fear. The children of Italian immigrants were kidnapped and dozens of innocent victims...  more »

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    Call #: 364.106 TAL

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Secret empires : how the American political class hides corruption and enriches family and friends

    Secret empires : how the American political class hides corruption and enriches family and friends2018

    by Peter Schweizer

    (1,174)

    Summary: Peter Schweizer has been fighting corruption -- and winning -- for years. In past books, he exposed insider trading by members of Congress, uncovered how politicians use mafia-like tactics to enrich...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 364.1323 SCH

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Kilo : inside the deadliest cocaine cartels -- from the jungles to the streets

    Kilo : inside the deadliest cocaine cartels -- from the jungles to the streets2020

    by Toby Muse

    (417)

    Summary: With access to Colombia's cocaine cartels, a journalist offers an account of the journey of one kilo of cocaine, from the farmers who produce it to the killers who protect it, to the drug barons and their lovers made fabulously wealthy by it.

    BOOK

    Call #: 364.13365 MUS

    Location: Adult Displays - Face-out Shelving

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  • The family tree : a lynching in Georgia, a legacy of secrets, and my search for the truth

    The family tree : a lynching in Georgia, a legacy of secrets, and my search for the truth2016

    by Karen Branan

    (219)

    Summary: "In the tradition of Slaves in the Family, the provocative true account of the hanging of four black people by a white lynch mob in 1912--written by the great-granddaughter of the sheriff charged...  more »

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    Call #: 364.134 BRA

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • The ghosts of Eden Park : the bootleg king, the women who pursued him, and the murder that shocked jazz- age America

    The ghosts of Eden Park : the bootleg king, the women who pursued him, and the murder that shocked jazz- age America2019

    by Karen Abbott

    (4,275)

    Summary: This is the epic true crime story of bootlegger George Remus and the murder that shocked the nation. In the early days of Prohibition, long before Al Capone became a household name, a German...  more »

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    Call #: 364.1523 ABB

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • The last stone

    The last stone2019

    by Mark Bowden

    (3,758)

    Summary: Cold case detectives solve the 1975 disappearance of two pre-teen girls in suburban Washington, DC.

    BOOK

    Call #: 364.1523 BOW

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • American predator : the hunt for the most meticulous serial killer of the 21st century

    American predator : the hunt for the most meticulous serial killer of the 21st century2019

    by Maureen Callahan

    (23,210)

    Summary: A gripping tour de force of investigative journalism that takes us deep into the investigation behind one of the most frightening and enigmatic serial killers in modern American history, and into the...  more »

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    Call #: 364.1523 CAL

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • In cold blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences

    In cold blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences2012

    by Truman Capote

    (576,391)

    Summary: An account of the senseless murder of a Kansas farm family and the search for the killers.

    BOOK

    Call #: 364.1523 CAP

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Furious hours : murder, fraud, and the last trial of Harper Lee

    Furious hours : murder, fraud, and the last trial of Harper Lee2019

    by Casey N. Cep

    (18,543)

    Summary: The stunning story of an Alabama serial killer and the true-crime book that Harper Lee worked on obsessively in the years after "To Kill a Mockingbird." Reverend Willie Maxwell was a rural preacher...  more »

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    Call #: 364.1523 CEP

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • We keep the dead close : a murder at Harvard and a half century of silence

    We keep the dead close : a murder at Harvard and a half century of silence2020

    by Becky Cooper

    (7,436)

    Summary: 1969: the height of counterculture; the year Harvard University would begin the tumultuous process of merging with sister school Radcliffe; and the year that Jane Britton, an ambitious 23-year-old...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 364.1523 COO

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • A murder over a girl : justice, gender, junior high

    A murder over a girl : justice, gender, junior high2016

    by Ken Corbett

    (444)

    Summary: "A psychologist's gripping, troubling, and moving exploration of the brutal murder of a possibly transgender middle school student by an eighth grade classmate. On Feb. 12, 2008, at E. O. Green...  more »

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    Call #: 364.1523 COR

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • A father's story

    A father's story1994

    by Lionel Dahmer

    (1,125)

    BOOK

    Call #: 364.1523 DAH

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • The axeman of New Orleans : the true story

    The axeman of New Orleans : the true story2017

    by Miriam C. Davis

    (661)

    Summary: A look at the 1910-1919 New Orleans murders committed by the Axeman, the surrounding trial of later-exonerated Iorlando and Frank Jordano, and the likelihood that the Axeman continued to murder after he left New Orleans.

    BOOK

    Call #: 364.1523 DAV

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • 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

    (2,199)

    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

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  • 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

    (4,301)

    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 »

    BOOK

    Call #: 364.1523 EIS

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • The good girls : an ordinary killing

    The good girls : an ordinary killing2021

    by Sonia Faleiro

    (1,010)

    Summary: The girls' names were Padma and Lalli, but they were so inseparable that people in the village called them Padma Lalli. Sixteen-year-old Padma sparked and burned. Fourteen-year-old Lalli was an...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 364.1523 FAL

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  • Murder at the Roosevelt Hotel in Cedar Rapids

    Murder at the Roosevelt Hotel in Cedar Rapids2016

    by Diane Fannon-Langton

    (58)

    Summary: Byron C. Hattman sealed his fate when he checked into the Roosevelt Hotel on December 13, 1948. A maid found his body in a blood-spattered room two days later. An investigation linked him to the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 364.1523 FAN 2016 IOWA

    Location: Iowa Collection

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  • Dead in the water : my forty-year search for my brother's killer

    Dead in the water : my forty-year search for my brother's killer2019

    by Penny Farmer

    (678)

    Summary: In July 1978, two bodies were discovered in the sea off Guatemala. They were found to be the remains of Chris Farmer and his girlfriend Peta Frampton, two young British graduates. They had been...  more »

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    Call #: 364.1523 FAR

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details