True Crime at the Library

Are you a fan TV shows such as Dateline NBC, 48 Hours Mystery, or America’s Most Wanted?  Then check-out our True Crime section for some of the hottest new titles dealing with some of today's biggest headlines.  You’ll find most of the collection in the nonfiction section beginning at the call number 364.1

The Murder of the Century : the gilded age crime that scandalized a city & sparked the tabloid wars


by Paul Collins  364.1523 Col

“Collins…unpacks a sensational 1897 murder case that fascinated the public as it played out across the front pages of the New York City's leading newspapers.” ~ Kirkus Reviews

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 

by  Richard Lloyd Parry. 364.1523 Par

“This true crime tale reads like a novel, but few of its fictional counterparts have this much insight into murder cases and the psychology of the people involved” ~ Library Journal


The Honored Dead : a story of friendship, murder, and the search for truth in the Arab world


 by Joseph Braude 364.1523 Bra

“An improbable pursuit of a strange murder in Casablanca segues into a moving study of cross-cultural friendship.” ~ Kirkus

The Savage City : race, murder, and a generation on
the edge 

by T. J. English 364.1 Eng

“In Manhattan in August 1963, two white women were hacked to death in a crime the tabloids would call the Career Girls Murders. The police picked up a near-blind 19-year-old black youth and spent hours pressuring him into confessing to the crime. George Whitmore would spend the next decade fighting the setup as police and prosecutors persisted in what they knew to be a miscarriage of justice.”  ~ Booklist

The Fatal Gift of Beauty : the trials of Amanda Knox



 by  Nina Burleigh. 364.1523 Bur

“The 2007 murder of 22-year-old British student Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy, captured the world's attention because of the woman eventually convicted of killing her: 20-year-old Seattle native and fellow student Amanda Knox.”~  Publisher’s Weekly

Dead Men Talking

 by Christopher Berry-Dee. 364.1523 Ber

Renowned crime expert Christopher Berry-Dee has gained the trust of some of the most infamous inmates from around the world, having corresponded with them and even entered their prison lairs to discuss their horrific crimes in detail.” 
~ Barnes& Noble

Imperfect Justice: prosecuting Casey Anthony



 by  Jeff Ashton with Lisa Pulitzer. 364.1523 Ash

” Ashton recounts the Casey Anthony murder trial—wherein she was accused of killing her daughter, Caylee—, a case characterized by circuitous twists and turns, and reviews the series of Anthony's purported lies, including those regarding the mysterious Nanny, where Anthony worked, and the sexual abuse suffered at the hands of her father.” ~Publisher’s Weekly

A Killer's Touch


by Michael Benson. 364.1523 Ben

“Denise Amber Lee was a 21-year-old happily married mother of two little boys. She had her whole life ahead of her ... until an intruder broke into her Florida home. Within a few short hours, she was savagely terrorized and murdered.”~  Book  Jacket

Dead Reckoning

by Caitlin Rother.  364.1523 Rot

"Sklyar Deleon,  a compulsive liar, and his wife fell into a spiral of mounting debt, greed, and deception. His schemes to make money escalated after a stint in prison for armed burglary, and he killed his next victim after robbing him. Deleon's final scheme involved pirating a boat and attempting to hijack the bank accounts of Tom and Jackie Hawks.”~  Library Journal