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"

Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture
Life After Darkness: Finding Healing and Happiness After the Cleveland Kidnappings
THE BEAST I LOVED: A Battered Woman's Desperate Struggle To Survive
Little Shoes: The Sensational Depression-Era Murders That Became My Family's Secret
The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century
You All Grow Up and Leave Me: A Memoir of Teenage Obsession
No Way Home: A Memoir of Life on the Run
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
To the Bridge: A True Story of Motherhood and Murder
The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row
The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit
Spilled Milk
Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice
Molly's Game: From Hollywood's Elite to Wall Street's Billionaire Boys Club, My High-Stakes Adventure in the World of Underground Poker
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives
The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman's Extraordinary Life in the Business of Death, Decay, and Disaster
All-American Murder: The Rise and Fall of Aaron Hernandez, the Superstar Whose Life Ended on Murderers' Row
A Beautiful, Terrible Thing: A Memoir of Marriage and Betrayal
A Very English Scandal: Sex, Lies and a Murder Plot at the Heart of the Establishment
American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land
Founding Mothers by Cokie RobertsSexuality and Its Impact on History by Hunter S. JonesThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootSeneca Falls and the Origins of the Women's Rights Movement by Sally G. McMillenFailure is Impossible by Lynn Sherr
Women in the U.S.
209 books — 21 voters
The Trigger by Tim ButcherDestiny of the Republic by Candice MillardHellhound on His Trail by Hampton SidesAssassination of Lincoln by Thomas Mealey HarrisKilling JFK by Lance Moore
120 books — 57 voters

The Catcher in the Rye Enigma by James MorcanChappaquiddick by Leo DamoreBusted by Wendy RudermanImplosion at Los Alamos by Glenn WalpA Convenient Spy by Dan Stober
True Crime - US Politics
48 books — 11 voters
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

Behind the Badge by Michael CoverMisguided by Jason E. FortDouble Cross by Sam GiancanaThe Job by Charlie BezzinaFuture Crimes by Marc Goodman
Best Books Written by Cops
24 books — 11 voters
Behind the Badge by Michael CoverThe Job by Charlie BezzinaForty Years of Murder by Keith SimpsonPlanet Police by Natalie VellacottRelentless Pursuit by Charles E Guess
Crime Fighting Memoirs
32 books — 7 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
I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Small Sacrifices: A True Story of Passion and Murder
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
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
The Monster of Florence
People Who Eat Darkness: The Fate of Lucie Blackman
Fatal Vision

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Ben Mezrich Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History
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Jeannie Walker
Had a big trial. It was like an Errol Flynn movie.
Jeannie Walker, Fighting the Devil: A True Story of Consuming Passion, Deadly Poison, and Murder

Michelle McNamara
I am both nowhere and everywhere. You may not think you have something in common with your neighbor, but you do: me. I’m the barely spotted presence, the dark-haired, blond-haired, stocky, slight, seen from the back, glimpsed in half-light thread that will continue to connect you even as you fail to look out for each other.
Michelle McNamara, I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer

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