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"

Parkland: Birth of a Movement
Evil: The Science Behind Humanity's Dark Side
Sounds Like Titanic
The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump
The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper
The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington
A Serial Killer's Daughter: My Story of Faith, Love, and Overcoming
The Mastermind: Drugs. Empire. Murder. Betrayal.
Duped: Double Lives, False Identities, and the Con Man I Almost Married
Breaking and Entering: The Extraordinary Story of a Hacker Called "Alien"
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
The Library Book
I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime
A Serial Killer's Daughter: My Story of Faith, Love, and Overcoming
Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row
Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America
The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit
Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland
Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World
A Beautiful, Terrible Thing: A Memoir of Marriage and Betrayal
Tears of the Silenced: An Amish True Crime Memoir of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Brutal Betrayal, and Ultimate Survival
Catch Me If You Can by Frank W. AbagnaleThe Cuckoo's Egg by Clifford StollFlawless by Scott Andrew SelbyBallad of the Whiskey Robber by Julian RubinsteinNewton and the Counterfeiter by Thomas Levenson
True-Crime: Lost, Stolen, or Conned
26 books — 16 voters
Founding Mothers by Cokie RobertsThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootSexuality and Its Impact on History by Hunter S. JonesSeneca Falls and the Origins of the Women's Rights Movement by Sally G. McMillenFailure is Impossible by Lynn Sherr
Women in the U.S.
225 books — 24 voters

The Island at the Center of the World by Russell ShortoThe Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund MorrisA Shopkeeper's Millennium by Paul E. JohnsonThe Burned-Over District by Whitney R. CrossNorth Star Country by Milton C. Sernett
New York State History (nonfiction)
166 books — 23 voters
John Adams by David McCulloughTeam of Rivals by Doris Kearns GoodwinWashington by Ron ChernowThe President and the Assassin by Scott  MillerDestiny of the Republic by Candice Millard
Presidents Reading Project
44 books — 27 voters

In Cold Blood
I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
The Stranger Beside Me: Ted Bundy: The Shocking Inside Story
Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit
Small Sacrifices
Green River, Running Red: The Real Story of the Green River Killer - America's Deadliest Serial Murderer
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
The Monster of Florence
People Who Eat Darkness: The True Story of a Young Woman Who Vanished from the Streets of Tokyo--and the Evil That Swallowed Her Up

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