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.

Couple Found Slain: After a Family Murder
The Case of the Murderous Dr. Cream: The Hunt for a Victorian Era Serial Killer
Stolen: A Memoir
The Icepick Surgeon
Love Lockdown: Dating, Sex, and Marriage in America's Prisons
Golden Boy: A Murder Among the Manhattan Elite
Better to Have Gone: Love, Death, and the Quest for Utopia in Auroville
The Cult of We: Wework, Adam Neumann, and the Great Startup Delusion
The Scarlet Pen (True Colors)
Perversion of Justice: The Jeffrey Epstein Story
I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump's Catastrophic Final Year
The Woman They Could Not Silence: One Woman, Her Incredible Fight for Freedom, and the Men Who Tried to Make Her Disappear
Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism
Ethel Rosenberg: An American Tragedy
Nowhere Girl: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood
If You Tell: A True Story of Murder, Family Secrets, and the Unbreakable Bond of Sisterhood
Unspeakable Things
Becky: The Heartbreaking Story of Becky Watts by Her Father Darren Galsworthy
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty
Lying Next to Me
Know My Name
Killing the Mob: The Fight Against Organized Crime in America
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
The Last Thing She Ever Did
I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women
Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir
In Cold Blood by Truman CapoteThe Devil in the White City by Erik LarsonHelter Skelter by Vincent BugliosiMidnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John BerendtThe Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule
True Crime--Well Written
326 books — 340 voters
In Cold Blood by Truman CapoteHelter Skelter by Vincent BugliosiThe Stranger Beside Me by Ann RuleThe Devil in the White City by Erik LarsonColumbine by Dave Cullen
Best True Crime
1,166 books — 1,734 voters

Columbine by Dave CullenCruel Sacrifice by Aphrodite JonesRunaway Devil by Robert RemingtonDevil's Knot by Mara LeverittToo Young to Kill by M. William Phelps
True Crime Involving young adults
51 books — 47 voters

The Trigger by Tim ButcherDestiny of the Republic by Candice MillardHellhound on His Trail by Hampton SidesBury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee BrownI Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
154 books — 77 voters
The Library Book by Susan OrleanPermanent Record by Edward SnowdenThe Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace JohnsonBad Blood by John CarreyrouCatch Me If You Can by Frank W. Abagnale
Task 19 #ReadHarder 2019
95 books — 40 voters

I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
In Cold Blood
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
Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
American Predator: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century
Small Sacrifices
Green River, Running Red: The Real Story of the Green River Killer - America's Deadliest Serial Murderer
Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith

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