True Crime

True crime is a non-fiction literary genre in which the author examines an actual crime and details the actions of real people. The crimes most commonly include murder, but true crime works have also touched on other legal cases. Still others revisit historic crimes (or alleged crimes) and propose solutions, such as books examining political assassinations, well-known unsolved murders, or the deaths of celebrities.

Foxcatcher: The True Story of My Brother's Murder, John du Pont's Madness, and the Quest for Olympic Gold
The Phantom Killer: Unlocking the Mystery of the Texarkana Serial Murders: The Story of a Town in Terror
Lying in Wait and Other True Cases (Crime Files, #17)
Footsteps in the Snow
Mystery on the Isles of Shoals
A Different Class of Murder: The Story of Lord Lucan
Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
Alice + Freda Forever: A Murder in Memphis
The Jersey Shore Thrill Killer: Richard Biegenwald
Under Cover of the Night: A True Story of Sex, Greed and Murder
Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime
Why We Love Serial Killers: The Curious Appeal of the World's Most Savage Murderers
The Vampire Next Door: The True Story of the Vampire Rapist
Once Upon a Time in Melbourne


  • The Unwritten Law by Danny Cantrell
    The Unwritten Law: A True Crime of Passion
    Release date: Jan 05, 2014
    The Historic Trial That Divided the Women of America

    Pearl, a stunning flapper in the Roaring Twenties, has danced for Rudolph Valentino, and enjoys th…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Nov 30 - Dec 30, 2014
    2 copies available, 202 people requesting
    Countries available: US and CA
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  • Cincinnati's Savage Seamstress by Richard O.  Jones
    Cincinnati's Savage Seamstress: The Shocking Edythe Klumpp Murder Scandal
    Release date: Oct 07, 2014
    On a cold, drizzly fall afternoon in 1958, a trio of duck hunters stumbled on the charred remains of Cincinnati resident Louise Bergen. When investiga…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Nov 05 - Dec 31, 2014
    1 copy available, 471 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • The Setup by Pete  Crooks
    The Setup: A True Story of Dirty Cops, Soccer Moms, and Reality TV
    Release date: Jan 13, 2015
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    Description: The true-crime story of a Bay-Area journalist who gets more than he bargained for--dirty cop…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Dec 17 - Dec 31, 2014
    2 copies available, 132 people requesting
    Countries available: US and CA
  • Orange Is the New Black
    Burial Rites
    The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League
    Frog Music
    The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry
    Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief
    Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever
    A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal
    Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
    My Story
    Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
    Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed: A Memoir of the Cleveland Kidnappings
    Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot
    No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State
    Dead By Sunset by Ann RuleEvery Breath You Take by Ann RuleYou Belong to Me and Other True Crime Cases by Ann RuleBlood Brother by Anne BirdA Deadly Game by Catherine Crier
    True Crime--Husband killing Wife
    25 books — 13 voters
    Serial Killer Series Boxed Set by R.J. ParkerUnsolved Serial Killings by R.J. ParkerThe Stranger Beside Me by Ann RuleGreen River, Running Red by Ann RuleThe Manson File by Nikolas Schreck
    True Crime--Serial killers
    73 books — 125 voters

    Bitter Harvest by Ann RuleEverything She Ever Wanted by Ann RuleMurder in Little Egypt by Darcy O'BrienBlack Widow by R. Robin McDonaldLast Dance, Last Chance by Ann Rule
    True Crime--All in the Family
    20 books — 12 voters

    Columbine by Dave CullenRunaway Devil by Robert RemingtonCruel Sacrifice by Aphrodite JonesDevil's Knot by Mara LeverittThe Missing Girls by Linda O'Neal
    True Crime Involving young adults
    19 books — 20 voters
    61 Hours by Lee ChildAnd Then There Were None by Agatha ChristieMystic River by Dennis LehaneThe Alienist by Caleb CarrThe Onion Field by Joseph Wambaugh
    Great Crime and Mysteries
    98 books — 46 voters

    In Cold Blood
    Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders
    The Stranger Beside Me: Ted Bundy The Shocking Inside Story
    The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
    Small Sacrifices: A True Story of Passion and Murder
    Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
    Green River, Running Red: The Real Story of the Green River Killer--America's Deadliest Serial Murderer
    Assuming Names (Criminal Mischief #1)
    The Monster of Florence
    Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
    Fatal Vision
    Portrait Of A Killer: Jack The Ripper -- Case Closed
    Bitter Harvest

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