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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 »

    BOOK

    Call #: 364.1523 ABB

    Location: Adult 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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  • Al Capone : his life, legacy, and legend

    Al Capone : his life, legacy, and legend2016

    by Deirdre Bair

    (540)

    Summary: "From his heyday to the present moment, Al Capone's life has gripped the public imagination, and his gangster persona has been immortalized in the countless movies and books inspired by his exploits....  more »

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    Call #: B CAPONE

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  • The cadaver king and the country dentist : a true story of injustice in the American South

    The cadaver king and the country dentist : a true story of injustice in the American South2018

    by Radley Balko

    (3,044)

    Summary: A shocking and deeply reported account of the persistent plague of institutional racism and junk forensic science in our criminal justice system, and its devastating effect on innocent lives. After...  more »

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    Call #: 614.1 BAL

    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

    (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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  • Red card : how the U.S. blew the whistle on the world's biggest sports scandal

    Red card : how the U.S. blew the whistle on the world's biggest sports scandal2018

    by Ken Bensinger

    (1,106)

    Summary: The FIFA case began with an IRS agent's review of an American soccer official's tax returns. It led to a huge worldwide corruption scandal that crossed continents and reached the highest levels of...  more »

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    Call #: 796.334 BEN YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

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  • 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

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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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  • 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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  • Bonnie and Clyde : the making of a legend

    Bonnie and Clyde : the making of a legend2018

    by Karen Blumenthal

    Summary: Bonnie and Clyde: we've been on a first name basis with them for almost a hundred years. Immortalized in movies, songs, and pop culture references, they are remembered mostly for their storied...  more »

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    Call #: 364.155 BLU YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

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  • The last stone

    The last stone2019

    by Mark Bowden

    (3,689)

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

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    Call #: 364.1523 BOW

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Caught! : nabbing history's most wanted

    Caught! : nabbing history's most wanted2019

    by Georgia Bragg

    (183)

    Summary: A humorous look at how famous people got caught, including Joan of Arc, Blackbeard, Al Capone, and more! Outlaw, assassin, art thief, and spy, these fourteen troublemakers and crooks -- including...  more »

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    Call #: J 364.1 BRA

    Location: Junior Nonfiction

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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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  • "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 »

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    Call #: 364.106 BRA

    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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  • 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.

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    Call #: 364.1523 CAP

    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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  • We are all shipwrecks : a memoir

    We are all shipwrecks : a memoir2017

    by Kelly Grey Carlisle

    (659)

    Summary: Kelly always knew her family was different. She knew that most children didn't live with their grandparents on a boat in the LA harbor, that most family businesses weren't adult video stores, and...  more »

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    Call #: B CARLISLE

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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

    copies in: 1 of 1 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

    (12,225)

    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: 1 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

    (1,900)

    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

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • 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 »

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    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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  • 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 »

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    Call #: 362.883 CRA

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • 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

    (4,665)

    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: 1 of 1 details

  • 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.

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    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 »

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    Call #: 364.1523 DAW

    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 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

    (1,138)

    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 »

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    Call #: 364.1523 DOU

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • What happened to Paula : on the death of an American girl

    What happened to Paula : on the death of an American girl2021

    by Katherine Dykstra

    (268)

    Summary: In July 1970, eighteen-year-old Paula Oberbroeckling left her house in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and never returned. Four months later, her remains were discovered just beyond the mouth of a culvert...  more »

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    Call #: 364.1523 DYK 2021 IOWA

    Location: New Iowa Collection

    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

    (4,301)

    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

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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 »

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    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 »

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    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

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  • Catch and kill : lies, spies, and a conspiracy to protect predators

    Catch and kill : lies, spies, and a conspiracy to protect predators2019

    by Ronan Farrow

    (80,505)

    Summary: In 2017, a routine network television investigation led Ronan Farrow to a story only whispered about: one of Hollywood's most powerful producers was a predator, protected by fear, wealth, and a...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 364.1532 FAR

    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 »

    BOOK

    Call #: 364.1523 FER

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • True story : murder, memoir, mea culpa

    True story : murder, memoir, mea culpa2006

    by Michael Finkel

    (4,791)

    Summary: In February 2002, a reporter in Oregon contacts New York Times Magazine writer Michael Finkel with a startling piece of news: a young, highly intelligent man named Christian Longo, on the FBI's Ten...  more »

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    Call #: B FINKEL

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