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.

New Releases Tagged "True Crime"

Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town
Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic
Visiting Hours: A Memoir of Friendship and Murder
Days of Rage: America's Radical Underground, the FBI, and the First Age of Terror
The Lost Girls: The True Story of the Cleveland Abductions and the Incredible Rescue of Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, and Gina DeJesus
The Bastard of Fort Stikine: The Hudson's Bay Company and the Murder of John McLoughlin, Jr.
Crime Seen: Stories from Behind the Yellow Tape, From Patrol Cop to Profiler
"No One Helped": Kitty Genovese, New York City, and the Myth of Urban Apathy
Blood Runs Green: The Murder That Transfixed Gilded Age Chicago
Through the Eyes of Serial Killers: Interviews with Seven Murderers
A Death on Diamond Mountain: A True Story of Obsession, Madness, and the Path to Enlightenment
Master Thieves: The Boston Gangsters Who Pulled Off the World’s Greatest Art Heist
The Stranger She Loved: A Mormon Doctor, His Beautiful Wife, and an Almost Perfect Murder

Giveaways

  • Death on Base by Anita Belles Porterfield
    Death on Base: The Fort Hood Massacre
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    Release date: May 15, 2015
    When Army psychiatrist Nidal Hasan walked into the Fort Hood Soldier Readiness Processing Center and opened fire on soldiers within, he perpetrated th…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: May 12 - May 29, 2015
    1 copy available, 177 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Tears of the Silenced by Misty Griffin
    Tears of the Silenced
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    Abuse hidden under the cloak of religion: The shocking and inspiring true story of one of the very few people who have ever joined the Amish from the…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: May 19 - May 31, 2015
    1 copy available, 559 people requesting
    Countries available: US, CA, and GB more
  • 90 Church by Dean Unkefer
    90 Church: Inside America's Notorious First Narcotics Squad
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    Release date: Jun 02, 2015
    *Advance Reader's Copy*

    MAD MEN MEETS THE WIRE IN THIS GRIPPING TRUE-CRIME MEMOIR BY A FORMER AGENT AT THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF NARCOTICS IN 1960S NEW YOR…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: May 23 - May 31, 2015
    8 copies available, 68 people requesting
    Countries available: US and CA
  • Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
    Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town
    Orange Is the New Black
    Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland
    Burial Rites
    Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed: A Memoir of the Cleveland Kidnappings
    The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry
    Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief
    The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League
    Ghettoside: A Story of Murder in America
    Frog Music
    Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
    A Stolen Life
    Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever
    My Story
    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
    20 books — 22 voters
    Reasonable Doubt by Peter MansoMortal Remains by Henry ScammellIn His Garden by Leo DamoreA Death in Belmont by Sebastian JungerA Rose for Mary by Casey Sherman
    Massachusetts Murders
    67 books — 5 voters

    Busted by Wendy RudermanImplosion at Los Alamos by Glenn WalpA Convenient Spy by Dan StoberBody of Secrets by James BamfordLos Alamos by Chuck Montaño
    True Crime - US Politics
    20 books — 3 voters
    In Cold Blood by Truman CapoteMidnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John BerendtThe Devil in the White City by Erik LarsonHelter Skelter by Vincent BugliosiThe Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule
    True Crime--Well Written
    177 books — 143 voters

    Cosa Nostra by John DickieMafia Cop by Richard Stanley CaganThe Last Testament of Lucky Luciano by Martin A. GoschThe Ice Man by Philip CarloAnthony's Boy by Richard Stanley Cagan
    True Crime - Organized Crime, Mafia
    19 books — 44 voters
    Ballad of the Whiskey Robber by Julian RubinsteinCatch Me If You Can by Frank W. AbagnaleNewton and the Counterfeiter by Thomas LevensonThe Cuckoo's Egg by Clifford StollProvenance by Laney Salisbury
    True-Crime: Lost, Stolen, or Conned
    21 books — 8 voters

    In Cold Blood
    Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders
    The Stranger Beside Me: Ted Bundy The Shocking Inside Story
    Columbine
    Small Sacrifices: A True Story of Passion and Murder
    Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story
    Green River, Running Red: The Real Story of the Green River Killer--America's Deadliest Serial Murderer
    Assuming Names (Criminal Mischief #1)
    Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
    The Monster of Florence
    Fatal Vision
    Zodiac
    Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper - Case Closed
    Bitter Harvest
    Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit

    Ben Mezrich
    Ben Mezrich Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History
    A ballsy aspiring astronaut steals moon rocks from NASA in Sex on the Moon, a work of true crime by the author of The Accidental Billionaires:The Founding of Facebook.
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