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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

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

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

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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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1 available in Stacks, Call number: BOOK CLUB KIT 976 GRA

Callahan, Maureen

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 364.152 CAL

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

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

Cohen, Rich

1 hold on 1 copy

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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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 New Large Print, Call number: LP 364.152 HUM

Stocklassa, Jan

1 hold on 1 copy

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 New Non-fiction, Call number: 364.152 STO

Appleman, J. Reuben

1 hold on 1 copy

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

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

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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

McNamara, Michelle

1 hold on 7 copies

Summary: "A masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer-- the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade-- from Michelle McNamara, the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case. For more than ten years, a mysterious and violent predator committed fifty sexual assaults in Northern California before moving south, where he...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 364 MCN

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 364 MCN

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 364 MCN

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 364.15 MCN

Eatwell, Piu Marie

Summary: Los Angeles, 1947. A housewife out for a walk with her baby notices a cloud of black flies buzzing ominously in Leimert Park. An "unsightly object" is identified as the mutilated body of Elizabeth Short, an aspiring starlet from Massachusetts who had been lured west by the siren call of Hollywood. Her killer would never be found, but Short’s death would bring her the fame she had always sought....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation 2017

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

Weinman, Sarah

Summary: "In 1948, Sally Horner was just eleven years old when she was kidnapped by a man claiming to be an FBI agent. Seven years later, Vladimir Nabokov published Lolita, perhaps the most seminal novel of the twentieth century. Sarah Weinman's investigation into how the two are connected is a thrilling, heartbreaking mix of literary scholarship and true-crime writing."--back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins Publishers 2018

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Williams, Rachel DeLoache

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Summary: Anna Delvey, a self-proclaimed German heiress, was generous, worldly and ambitious. Then she asked her new friend Williams to join her on an all-expenses-paid trip to Marrakech at the five-star La Mamounia hotel. Anna's credit cards mysteriously stopped working, and Anna asked Williams to begin fronting costs-- for flights, meals and shopping, and, finally, for their $7,500-per-night private...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc. 2019

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 364.16 WIL

Carroll, Leah

Summary: "Like James Ellroy's, My Dark Places, DOWN CITY is a gripping narrative built of memory and reportage, and Leah Carroll's portrait of Rhode Island is sure to take a place next Mary Karr's portrayal of her childhood in East Texas and David Simon's gritty Baltimore. Leah Carroll's mother, a gifted amateur photographer, was murdered by two drug dealers with Mafia connections when Leah was four...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CARROLL, LEAH CAR

Jones, Doug (G. Douglas)

Summary: "The story of the decades-long fight to bring justice to the victims of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, culminating in Senator Doug Jones' prosecution of the last living bombers. On September 15, 1963, the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was bombed. The blast killed four young girls and injured twenty-two others. The FBI suspected four particularly radical Ku Klux Klan...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: All Points Books 2019

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323.1196 JON

Patterson, James

Summary: MURDER, INTERRUPTED. Rich, cheating financier Frank Howard wants his wife dead, and he's willing to pay Billie Earl Johnson whatever it takes, to the tune of $750,000. When his bullet misses the mark, Billie Earl and Frank will turn on each other in a fight for their lives...MOTHER OF ALL MURDERS. Dee Dee Blancharde is a local celebrity. Television reports praise her as a single mother who...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2018

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364 PAT

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 364 PAT

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

Phelps, M. William.

Summary: Follows the case of Christine Paolilla, who brutally murdered four people, two of whom she called her best friends, with the help of her boyfriend, who later committed suicide.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kensington Books 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 364.1523 PHE

Tone, Joe

Summary: The dramatic true story of two brothers living parallel lives on either side of the U.S.-Mexico border -- and how their lives converged in a major criminal conspiracy. José Treviño was a devoted family man working as a bricklayer in Texas. Back in Mexico, his younger brother Miguel was ascending to the top ranks of Los Zetas, a notoriously bloody drug cartel. One day José showed up at a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: One World 2017

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

Urschel, Joe

Summary: "It's 1933 and Prohibition has given rise to the American gangster--now infamous names like Bonnie and Clyde and John Dillinger. Bank robberies at gunpoint are commonplace and kidnapping for ransom is the scourge of a lawless nation. With local cops unauthorized to cross state lines in pursuit and no national police force, safety for kidnappers is just a short trip on back roads they know well...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Minotaur Books 2015

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

Wilber, Del Quentin

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "Twelve homicides, three police-involved shootings and a furious hunt for an especially brutal killer--February 2013 was a good month for murder in suburban Washington, D.C. After gaining unparalleled access to the homicide unit in Prince George's County, which borders the nation's capital, Del Quentin Wilber begins shadowing the talented, often quirky detectives who get the call when a body...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363 WIL