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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
1,003 books — 1,458 voters
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
283 books — 293 voters

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer102 Minutes by Jim DwyerFalling Man by Don DeLilloJust a Drop of Water by Kerry O'Malley CerraBittersweet Symphony by Rebecca McNutt
9/11 Related
159 books — 196 voters
The Stranger Beside Me by Ann RuleUnsolved Serial Killings by R.J. ParkerSerial Killers by Peter VronskyGreen River, Running Red by Ann RuleThe Night Stalker by Philip Carlo
True Crime--Serial killers
165 books — 184 voters

Stiff by Mary RoachThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootA Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonThe Poisoner's Handbook by Deborah BlumThe Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean
Modern Science Nonfiction
285 books — 184 voters
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott FitzgeraldA Tale of Two Cities by Charles DickensThe Bell Jar by Sylvia PlathAmerican Psycho by Bret Easton EllisThe Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
City Life
278 books — 165 voters

The Wars of the Roses by Dan JonesThe Trigger by Tim ButcherIsabella by Kirstin DowneyEveryday Life in Medieval London by Toni MountBlood Royal by Eric Jager
History Books 2014
128 books — 152 voters

The Stranger Beside Me by Ann RuleThe Night Stalker by Philip CarloThe Serial Killer Files by Harold SchechterGreen River, Running Red by Ann RuleMindhunter by John Edward Douglas
Non-fiction books about Serial Killers
107 books — 135 voters
Perfume by Patrick SüskindFried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie FlaggCries Unheard by Gitta SerenyThe Suspicions of Mr. Whicher by Kate SummerscaleMidnight in Peking by Paul   French
Bizarre Murders
143 books — 108 voters

Cosa Nostra by John DickieMafia Cop by Richard Stanley CaganVendetta by Ed FredericoSins of the Son by Frank LucianusThe Last Testament of Lucky Luciano by Martin A. Gosch
True Crime - Organized Crime, Mafia
50 books — 62 voters
Destiny of the Republic by Candice MillardHellhound on His Trail by Hampton SidesKilling Lincoln by Bill O'ReillyAssassination of Lincoln by Thomas Mealey HarrisKilling JFK by Lance Moore
Assassination
126 books — 60 voters

Detroit by Charlie LeDuffMiddlesex by Jeffrey EugenidesDetroit City Is the Place to Be by Mark BinelliDetroit by Dan GeorgakasDetroit Noir by E.J. Olsen
Detroit (fiction and nonfiction)
166 books — 48 voters
The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs by Stephen BrusatteI'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamaraEnlightenment Now by Steven PinkerThe Wizard and the Prophet by Charles C. Mann1917 by David Stevenson
Historical Nonfiction 2018
217 books — 47 voters

Columbine by Dave CullenRunaway Devil by Robert RemingtonCruel Sacrifice by Aphrodite JonesDevil's Knot by Mara LeverittFrom Darkness to Light by Minnie Alford
True Crime Involving young adults
46 books — 36 voters
Columbine by Dave CullenUnder the Bridge by Rebecca GodfreyCruel Sacrifice by Aphrodite JonesThe Sleep of Reason by David James SmithA Mother's Reckoning by Sue Klebold
Kids/Teens who kill
75 books — 36 voters

The Whiskey Au Go Go Massacre by Geoff PlunkettBlood Stain by Peter LalorTall Man by Chloe HooperSnowtown by Jeremy PudneyLeadbelly by John Silvester
Australian True Crime
50 books — 30 voters
The Library Book by Susan OrleanThe Feather Thief by Kirk W. JohnsonBad Blood by John CarreyrouAll the President's Men by Carl BernsteinThe Big Short by Michael   Lewis
Task 19 #ReadHarder 2019
92 books — 30 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
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)
175 books — 25 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.
230 books — 25 voters
Catch Me If You Can by Frank W. AbagnaleThe Cuckoo's Egg by Clifford StollBallad of the Whiskey Robber by Julian RubinsteinFlawless by Scott Andrew SelbyNewton and the Counterfeiter by Thomas Levenson
True-Crime: Lost, Stolen, or Conned
27 books — 19 voters

Dangerous Girls by Abigail HaasNaked by Stacey TrombleyTease by Amanda MacielSweet Madness by Trisha LeaverA Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
YA: Ripped from the Headlines
19 books — 18 voters
Wrong Place Wrong Time by David P. PerlmutterNo Time for Goodbye by Linwood BarclayBlood Wounds by Susan Beth PfefferJackboot Britain by Daniel S. FletcherEvery Parent's Nightmare by Belinda Hawkins
Wrong Place Wrong Time
23 books — 16 voters

Chappaquiddick by Leo DamoreThe Catcher in the Rye Enigma by James MorcanImplosion at Los Alamos by Glenn WalpLobster Boy by Fred RosenBusted by Wendy Ruderman
True Crime - US Politics
52 books — 15 voters
Hollywood by Keegan AllenHollywood Babylon by Kenneth AngerAll About All About Eve by Sam StaggsVanity Fair's Hollywood by Vanity FairDressing Marilyn by Andrew Hansford
Hooray for Hollywood (nonfiction)
49 books — 13 voters

Once Upon a Lie by Michael R. FrenchLife After Death by Damien EcholsGun Alley by Kevin MorganNameless Indignities by Susan ElmoreThe Innocent Man by John Grisham
Guilty Until Proven Innocent
10 books — 13 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

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