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True Crime Books

Gitchie Girl the Story of Murder and One Lone Survivor

Julee Morrison | Posted 04.27.2016 | Books
Julee Morrison

The cover lured me with the darkness broken by the dancing fire. Looking for a new book, and a fondness for True Crime, I bought Gitchie Girl, written...

Review: Dancing on Her Grave: The Murder of a Las Vegas Showgirl by Diana Montané and Carolina Sarassa

Paola K Amaras | Posted 04.12.2016 | Books
Paola K Amaras

Linda Langton, my agent, sent me this book, knowing full well I'd be hooked by a well-written, nail-biting, true-crime story. It's scheduled to becom...

The Mad Chopper: One Cut Was Not Enough

The Lineup | Posted 01.15.2016 | Crime
The Lineup

Credit: Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office By Fred Rosen My daughter had just been born and I was looking for a case to write a true crime book ab...

The Same Deadly Fix, Just Cheaper

John Temple | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics
John Temple

The power of painkillers is that they come in amber pill bottles, not little plastic bags. Their precise, factory-shaped contours make it easy for people -- even doctors -- to believe they aren't addictive. But the painkiller epidemic and the heroin epidemic are one and the same. And their addictions are equally horrific.

Murder Mystery: What Happened To Harper Lee's True-Crime Novel?

Associated Press | David Lohr | Posted 09.09.2015 | Crime

ALEXANDER CITY, Ala. (AP) — Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Harper Lee politely knocked on truck driver Robert Louis Burns' door in rural Alabama on...

9 True-Crime Books Every 'Serial' Fan Needs To Read

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 11.27.2014 | Books

It may be the season of Thanksgiving, but a dark Thursday is coming for fans of the wildly popular podcast "Serial": There will be no new installment ...

Zoë Triska

9 True Crime Books That Will Absolutely Disturb You

HuffingtonPost.com | Zoë Triska | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books

Lately, I have had a horrible time getting to sleep. Last night, the anxiety was so bad that I had to put on an Audrey Hepburn movie on Netflix to cal...

10 True Crime Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down

Peter Manso | Posted 09.04.2011 | Books
Peter Manso

What is there to say about true-crime books? They're fun. They can be intellectually compelling, and, like the fictional variety from Hammett, Cain and that crowd, they're more often than not rooted in the far side of respectability or polite society.

Are The Best Crime Writers Prone To Violence?

Mulholland Books | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

My favorite crime novel, "The Hoods" by Harry Grey, was written by a man who was serving time for manslaughter in Sing Sing. While it is true one of t...