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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 »

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    Call #: 363.2336 REN

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Murder, interrupted : true-crime thrillers

    Murder, interrupted : true-crime thrillers2018

    by James Patterson

    Series: Murder Is Forever

    (5,250)

    Summary: Two true crime stories in one book. In Murder, Interrupted, rich, cheating financier Frank Howard wants his wife dead, and he is willing to pay Billie Earl Johnson whatever it takes. When his bullet...  more »

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    Call #: 364.1523 PAT

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Home sweet murder : true-crime thrillers

    Home sweet murder : true-crime thrillers2018

    by James Patterson

    Series: Murder Is Forever

    (4,124)

    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: 1 of 1 details

  • Bloodlines : the true story of a drug cartel, the FBI, and the battle for a horse-racing dynasty

    Bloodlines : the true story of a drug cartel, the FBI, and the battle for a horse-racing dynasty2017

    by Melissa Del Bosque

    (602)

    Summary: Drugs, money, cartels: this is what FBI rookie Scott Lawson expected when he was sent to the border town of Laredo, but instead he's deskbound writing intelligence reports about the drug war. Then,...  more »

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    Call #: 364.177 DEL

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The man from the train : the solving of a century-old serial killer mystery

    The man from the train : the solving of a century-old serial killer mystery2017

    by Bill James

    (5,368)

    Summary: Using unprecedented, dramatically compelling sleuthing techniques, legendary statistician and baseball writer Bill James applies his analytical acumen to crack an unsolved century-old mystery...  more »

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    Call #: 364.1523 JAM

    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

    (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

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • A false report : a true story of rape in America

    A false report : a true story of rape in America2018

    by T. Christian Miller

    (6,279)

    Summary: On August 11, 2008, eighteen-year-old Marie reported that a masked man broke into her apartment near Seattle, Washington, and raped her. Within days police and even those closest to Marie became...  more »

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    Call #: 364.1532 MIL

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 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

    (2,199)

    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 »

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    Call #: 364.1523 DAW

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Till murder do us part : true-crime thrillers

    Till murder do us part : true-crime thrillers2021

    by James Patterson

    (1,891)

    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: 1 of 1 details

  • All-American murder : the rise and fall of Aaron Hernandez, the superstar whose life ended on murderers' row

    All-American murder : the rise and fall of Aaron Hernandez, the superstar whose life ended on murderers' row2018

    by James Patterson

    (9,692)

    Summary: Everyone thought they knew Aaron Hernandez. He was an NFL star who made the game of football look easy. Until he became the prime suspect in a gruesome murder. Rich with in-depth, on-the-ground...  more »

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    Call #: 364.1523 PAT

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Can you ever forgive me? : memoirs of a literary forger

    Can you ever forgive me? : memoirs of a literary forger2018

    by Lee Israel

    (3,526)

    Summary: Before turning to her life of crime -- running a one-woman forgery business out of a phone booth in a Greenwich Village bar and even dodging the FBI, Lee Israel had a legitimate career as an author...  more »

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    Call #: 364.163 ISR

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • 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

    copies in: 1 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

    (596)

    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: 1 of 1 details

  • Killers of the Flower Moon : the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI

    Killers of the Flower Moon : the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI2017

    by David Grann

    (157,817)

    Summary: In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built...  more »

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    Call #: 364.1523 GRA

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Secrecy world : inside the Panama Papers investigation of illicit money networks and the global elite

    Secrecy world : inside the Panama Papers investigation of illicit money networks and the global elite2017

    by Jake Bernstein

    (908)

    Summary: A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist takes us inside the world revealed by the Panama Papers, a landscape of illicit money, political corruption, and fraud on a global scale. Jake Bernstein offers a...  more »

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    Call #: 364.168 BER

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Wrecking crew : demolishing the case against Steven Avery

    Wrecking crew : demolishing the case against Steven Avery2018

    by John Ferak

    (532)

    Summary: In 2016-2017, while working for the USA Today network's Wisconsin investigative team, author John Ferak wrote dozens of articles examining the murder case again Steven Avery, who had already beat one...  more »

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    Call #: 364.1523 FER

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • 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 »

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    Call #: 364.1323 SCH

    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

    (4,777)

    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

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • 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

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • I'll be gone in the dark : one woman's obsessive search for the Golden State Killer

    I'll be gone in the dark : one woman's obsessive search for the Golden State Killer2018

    by Michelle McNamara

    (196,530)

    Summary: A masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer-- the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade-- from Michelle McNamara, the gifted journalist who...  more »

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    Call #: 364.1532 MCN

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Know my name : a memoir
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    Know my name : a memoir2019

    by Chanel Miller

    (100,170)

    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: 2 of 2 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

    (41)

    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

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

    Killing the mob : the fight against organized crime in America2021

    by Bill O'Reilly

    (4,606)

    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

  • Ghettoside : a true story of murder in America

    Ghettoside : a true story of murder in America2015

    by Jill Leovy

    (18,777)

    Summary: On a warm spring evening in South Los Angeles, a young man was shot and killed on a sidewalk minutes away from his home, one of hundreds of young men slain in Los Angeles every year. His assailant...  more »

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    Call #: 364.1523 LEO

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Body leaping backward : memoir of a delinquent girlhood

    Body leaping backward : memoir of a delinquent girlhood2019

    by Maureen Stanton

    (303)

    Summary: The mesmerizing, daring and important story of a risk-taking girlhood spent in a working-class prison town. For Maureen Stanton's proper Catholic mother, the town's maximum security prison was a way...  more »

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    Call #: 364.36 STA

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 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

    (3,324)

    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: 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

    (5,196)

    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

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The last book on the left : stories of murder and mayhem from history's most notorious serial killers

    The last book on the left : stories of murder and mayhem from history's most notorious serial killers2020

    by Ben Kissel

    (4,066)

    Summary: An equal parts haunting and hilarious deep-dive review of history's most notorious and cold-blooded serial killers, from the creators of the award-winning Last Podcast on the Left.

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    Call #: 364.1523 KIS

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The Queen : the forgotten life behind an American myth

    The Queen : the forgotten life behind an American myth2019

    by Josh Levin

    (1,612)

    Summary: In the fall of 1974, the Chicago Tribune found a woman its readers were sure to hate. Linda Taylor had reported a phony burglary, concocting a lie about stolen furs and jewelry. The detective who...  more »

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    Call #: 364.163 LEV

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • 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

    copies in: 1 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

    (1,041)

    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: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Chaos : Charles Manson, the CIA, and the secret history of the sixties

    Chaos : Charles Manson, the CIA, and the secret history of the sixties2019

    by Tom O'Neill

    (8,035)

    Summary: An investigative journalist chronicles his twenty-year obsession with the 1969 Manson murders and describes how he discovered evidence of a cover-up, carelessness from police, misconduct by...  more »

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    Call #: 364.1523 O'NE

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Future crimes : everything is connected, everyone is vulnerable and what we can do about it

    Future crimes : everything is connected, everyone is vulnerable and what we can do about it2015

    by Marc Goodman

    (3,849)

    Summary: Technological advances have benefited our world in immeasurable ways, but there is an ominous flip side. Criminals are often the earliest, and most innovative, adopters of technology, and modern...  more »

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    Call #: 364.168 GOO

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 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

    (4,301)

    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 »

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    Call #: 364.1523 EIS

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Thunderstruck

    Thunderstruck2006

    by Erik Larson

    (43,475)

    Summary: Tells the interwoven stories of two men--Hawley Crippen, a very unlikely murderer, and Guglielmo Marconi, the obsessive creator of a seemingly supernatural means of communication--whose lives...  more »

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    Call #: 364.1523 LAR

    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

    (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

    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

    (7,065)

    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

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The fact of a body : a murder and a memoir

    The fact of a body : a murder and a memoir2017

    by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

    (19,530)

    Summary: Before Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich begins a summer job at a law firm in Louisiana, working to help defend men accused of murder, she thinks her position is clear. The child of two lawyers, she is...  more »

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    Call #: 364.1523 MAR

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Lost girls : an unsolved American mystery

    Lost girls : an unsolved American mystery2013

    by Robert Kolker

    (18,744)

    Summary: Award-winning investigative reporter Robert Kolker delivers a haunting and humanizing account of the true-life search for a serial killer still at large on Long Island, in a compelling tale of...  more »

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    Call #: 364.1523 KOL

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

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

    by Charles Brandt

    (13,330)

    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 »

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    Call #: 364.106 BRA

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details