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Historian Shorto gets personal with this insightful family memoir about his mobster grandfather's rise to power in…

The Good Girls

The investigation into the deaths of two girls that imploded everything that their small community held to be true, and…

American Serial Killers

Thoroughly researched and highly detailed, Vronsky's analysis of the "golden age" of serial killers is an essential true…

Two Truths and a Lie

A private investigator revisits the case that has haunted her for decades and sets out on a deeply personal quest to sort…

Hell in the Heartland

S-Town meets I'll Be Gone in the Dark in this stranger-than-fiction cold case from rural Oklahoma that has stumped…

Live at Jackson Station

An account of an extraordinary Southern musical oasis and the tragedy that shut it down.

Last Call

A deeply researched reclamation of a series of unfairly forgotten, gruesome crimes.

Dirty Gold

The explosive story of the illegal gold trade from South America and the three Miami businessmen who got rich.


In this entertaining outing, journalist Sabar  tells the story of a mysterious scrap of papyrus and the scholar who…

Death in Mud Lick

An urgent, riveting and heartbreaking investigation into the corporate greed that pumped millions of pain pills into…

Mass Murder in California's Empty Quarter

A story of mass murder, a community's racism and tribal treachery in a small Paiute tribe.

We Keep the Dead Close

A searching, atmospheric and ultimately entrancing true crime narrative of an unsolved 1969 murder at Harvard.

The Devil's Harvest


A page-turning, suspenseful story of a drug cartel hit man who got away with murder after murder in California’s…

The Patient Assassin

A gripping, multifaceted tale of India in the twilight years of the British Empire, about Udham Singh, who bided his time…

I Got a Monster

The explosive true story of America's most corrupt police unit, the Gun Trace Task Force (GTTF), that terrorized the city…

Dancing with the Octopus

A harrowing memoir of childhood trauma and its long reach into adulthood.

Is Rape a Crime?

The memoir of a crucial moment in the discussion of what constitutes a violent crime.

The Year of Dangerous Days

In this cinematic chronicle, Griffin examines how an influx of immigrants, violent race riots and a cocaine epidemic all…

A Woman Like Her

An immersive account of the 2016 "honor killing" of Qandeel Baloch, a Pakistani social media celebrity.

The Executioner's Song

In what is arguably his greatest book, America's most heroically ambitious writer follows the short, blighted career of…

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