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Patterson, James

Summary: Two true-crime tales relate the stories of a couple who were tortured and left for dead after a home invasion, and a double homicide in Omaha, Nebraska.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC PAT

Abrams, Dan

Summary: At the end of the summer of 1859, twenty-two-year-old Peachy Quinn Harrison went on trial for murder in Springfield, Illinois. Abraham Lincoln was hired to defend him. This was to be his last great case as a lawyer. The case posed painful personal challenges for Lincoln. The murder victim had trained for the law in his office, and Lincoln had been his friend and his mentor. His accused killer,...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harlequin Audio 2018

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973.7 ABR

Mitchell, Jerry

Summary: "An award-winning investigative reporter shares the real-life detective story of how Klansmen came to justice in notorious unsolved civil rights cold cases--decades after they had gotten away with murder"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.152 MIT
1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 364.152 MIT

Schechter, Harold

Summary: Chicago's Jazz Age crime of passion; the fatal hookup in Looking for Mr. Goodbar; the high school horrors committed by the costumed slasher in Scream. These and other cinematic crimes have become part of pop-culture history-- but found inspiration in true events. Schechter explores the real-life headline-making psychos, serial murderers, thrill-hungry couples, and lady-killers who inspired a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little A 2020

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 364 SCH

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364 SCH

Grann, David

Summary: In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Her relatives were...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print 2017

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 976 GRA

Callahan, Maureen

1 hold on 3 copies

Summary: "A gripping tour de force of investigative journalism that takes us deep into the investigation behind one of the most frightening and enigmatic serial killers in modern American history, and into the ranks of a singular American police force: the Anchorage PD Most of us have never heard of Israel Keyes. But he is one of the most ambitious, meticulous serial killers of modern time. The FBI...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2019

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 364.152 CAL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B KEYES CAL

Innes, Brian

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Serial Killers are the most notorious and disturbing of all criminals, representing the very darkest side of humanity. Yet they endlessy fascinate and continue to capture the public's attention with their strange charisma and deadly deeds. From Jack the Ripper to Ted Bundy and the Moors Murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, these killers transfix us with their ability to commit utterly savage...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Quercus Publishing 2017

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Carr, Tom

Summary: "Michigan's past has a more sinister side than what's commonly displayed on roadside historical markers. In Dark Side of the Mitten: Crimes of the Powerful and Powerful Criminals in Michigan's Past and Present, author Tom Carr presents a wide array of stories about Michigan's gritty and gruesome past, all told with his signature humor and irreverence."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mission Point Press 2020

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2 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 364.1523 CAR
1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Summary: "Sarah Weinman brings together an exemplary collection of thirteen recent true crime tales by some of the most exciting journalists and chroniclers of crime working today. With an introduction by Patrick Radden Keefe, this collection showcases true crime writing across the broadest possible spectrum and reflects on why crime stories are so transfixing and irresistible to the modern reader" --...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.15 UNS

Grann, David

Summary: Presents a true account of the early twentieth-century murders of dozens of wealthy Osage and law-enforcement officials, citing the contributions and missteps of a fledgling FBI that eventually uncovered one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books, A Division of Penguin Random House LLC 2018

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Batchelor, Bob

Summary: "On the 100th anniversary of The Volstead Act comes the epic, definitive story of the man who cracked the Prohibition system, became one of the world's richest criminal masterminds, and helped inspire The Great Gatsby"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2020

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC BAT

Humes, Edward

Summary: "On an April night in 1989, three small children perished in a Los Angeles apartment fire. Their young mother, Jo Ann Parks, escaped unharmed. Based on forensic evidence, Parks was later convicted, sentenced to life in prison without parole. Now a young lawyer with the California Innocence Project is challenging the conviction and the so-called "science" behind it"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2019

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 364.152 HUM

Stocklassa, Jan

Summary: When Stieg Larsson died, the author of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo had been working on a true mystery that out-twisted his Millennium novels: the assassination on February 28, 1986, of Olof Palme, the Swedish prime minister. It was the first time in history that a head of state had been murdered without a clue who had done it, and on a Stockholm street at point-blank range. Internationally...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amazon Crossing 2019

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.152 STO

Coen, Jeff

Summary: Chicago Police Detective James Sherlock was CPD through-and-through. He thought he had seen it all-- until he went to the records center to see the case file for the murder of John Hughes. Seventeen years old when he was gunned down on Chicago's Southwest Side in 1976, Hughes's case had threads that led everywhere: Police corruption. Hints of the Chicago Outfit. A crooked judge. Even the belief...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 2021

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Cohen, Rich

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Summary: Over three months in the summer before the Civil War, New York suffered a massacre, a flight, a manhunt, and a trial, all of which kept the nation riveted and remade Albert Hicks, the last pirate of New York, into a celebrated antihero. For years Hicks operated out of the public eye, rambling from crime to crime. In 1860 he was hired, under an alias, as a hand on an oyster sloop. His plan was...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of Random House 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.1092 COH

Douglas, John E

Summary: 'John Douglas knows more about serial killers than anybody in the world'--Jonathan Demme, Director of The Silence of the Lambs. In The Killer Across the Table, legendary FBI criminal profiler and number one bestselling author John Douglas delves deep into the lives and crimes of four of the most disturbing and complex predatory killers he's encountered, offering never-before-revealed details...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mindhunters, INC. 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.1523 DOU

Brodkorb, Michael

Summary: "On the evening of April 19, 2013, Samantha and Gianna Rucki disappeared. Two of five children born to David Rucki and Sandra Grazzini-Rucki, the teenage sisters vanished in the midst of their parents divorce. The girls father, David Rucki, worked tirelessly with law enforcement to search day and night for his two missing daughters, following every lead while raising three remaining children at...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wise Ink Creative Publishing 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.8297 BRO

Miller, T. Christian

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: August, 2008. Marie, a teenager, reported being raped in her Seattle apartment by a masked man. Confronted with inconsistencies, she was charged with false reporting and branded a liar. Years later Colorado detectives discovered they were dealing with a serial rapist. Miller and Armstrong follow the tale of doubt, lies, and a hunt for justice-- and the long history of skepticism toward rape...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 364.15 MIL

Cooper, Becky

1 hold on 5 copies

Summary: "1969: the height of counterculture and the year universities would seek to curb the unruly spectacle of student protest the winter that Harvard University would begin the tumultuous process of merging with Radcliffe, its all-female sister school and the year that Jane Britton, an ambitious 23-year-old graduate student in Harvard's Anthropology Department and daughter of Radcliffe Vice...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2020

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 364.152 COO

Appleman, J. Reuben

Summary: Enthralling. Gripping. Cinematic. Raw. A cold case murder investigation paced like a podcast, as visually stunning as a film, and as brave and personal as our darkest memoirs. J. Reuben Appelman cracks open one of America's most notorious murder sprees while simultaneously banging the gavel on his own history with violence. A deftly-crafted true crime story with grit, set amid the decaying...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364 APP

Summary: How do wrongful convictions happen, and what are the consequences for the lucky few who are acquitted, years after they are proven innocent? Fourteen exonerated inmates narrate their stories, while another exoneree's case is explored. They detail every aspect of the experience of wrongful conviction, as well as the remarkable depths of endurance sustained by each exoneree who never lost hope.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.973 CAL

Epstein, Steven B.

Summary: Was Jason the monster who bludgeoned his beautiful wife to death, leaving his toddler alone for hours to walk through her blood? If so -- would he get away with it? To the outside world, Jason and Michelle Young lived a storybook life -- an attractive couple with great jobs, a beautiful home, a precocious two-year-old daughter, and a baby boy on the way. Soon after the 29-year-old pregnant...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Black Lyon Publishing 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.152 EPS

Cep, Casey N.

Summary: "The stunning story of an Alabama serial killer and the true-crime book that Harper Lee worked on obsessively in the years after 'To Kill a Mockingbird.' Reverend Willie Maxwell was a rural preacher accused of murdering five of his family members for insurance money in the 1970s. With the help of a savvy lawyer, he escaped justice for years until a relative shot him dead at the funeral of his...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 364.152 CEP

Philipps, Roland

Summary: Donald Maclean was one of the most treacherous spies of the Cold War era, a member of the infamous "Cambridge Five" spy ring. Yet little is known of this shrewd, secretive man. The full extent of his betrayal has never been documented; until now.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 921 MACLEAN, DONALD PHI

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