True Crime

True Crime (Dec 11, 2012 @ 10:30 am)

The benchmark books are In Cold Blood by Truman Capote or Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi. Please comment on this post with your second title choice to avoid duplication.

Some resources for finding a second title:

Edgar Awards for Best Fact Crime: (list) or (searchable)

50 best true crime books: truth stranger — and scarier — than fiction from

The Best True Crime Books from the Daily Beast

True Crime from Hennepin County Library


11 Responses to True Crime

  1. Ben says:

    I’ll be reading The Informant by Kurt Eichenwald.

  2. Molly M says:

    The rescue artist : a true story of art, thieves, and the hunt for a missing masterpiece by Edward Dolnick

  3. Lisa says:

    The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: the true story of a thief, a detective, and a world of literary obsession by Allison Hoover Bartlett

  4. Frank says:

    Judgment Ridge : the true story behind the Dartmouth murders by Mitchell Zuckoff and Dick Lehr.

  5. Jason says:

    Fake: the story of Elmyr de Hory, the greatest art forger of our time by Clifford Irving

  6. Steven says:

    I am reading The substance of Things Not Seen by James Baldwin.

  7. Susana says:

    I will read Fatal Vision by Joe McGinnis

  8. Steven says:

    I beg your pardon, the title is The Evidence of Things Not Seen.

  9. Paula says:

    I’m going to read Black fire : the true story of the original Tom Sawyer and of the mysterious fires that baptized gold rush era San Francisco by Robert Graysmith

  10. Ben says:

    I wasn’t paying attention and didn’t get a copy of the The Informant in time, so I’m now reading Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China by Paul French.

  11. Julie says:

    I read the Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester

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