On Display: True Crime

True Crime titles

On display in our nonfiction area this month is a rich selection of true crime tales, from the historical to the headlines, and the sensational to the overlooked.

Any of these catch your fancy?  Click here to view this set of titles in the catalog, view availability, and place titles on hold. Or, stop by the library and browse the display.

Western Connection

  • A mother’s reckoning : living in the aftermath of tragedy by Sue Klebold
  • The spiral notebook : the Aurora theater shooter and the epidemic of mass violence committed by American youth by Stephen Singular
  • Guilt by matrimony : a memoir of love, madness, and the murder of Nancy Pfister by Nancy Styler with Daleen Berry
  • The book of Matt : hidden truths about the murder of Matthew Shepard by Stephen Jimenez
  • Missoula : rape and the justice system in a college town by Jon Krakauer


  • The Snowden files : the inside story of the world’s most wanted man, by Luke Harding
  • American heiress : the wild saga of the kidnapping, crimes and trial of Patty Hearst by Jeffrey Toobin

Serial Criminals 

  • The stranger beside me by Ann Rule
  • Green River, running red : the real story of the Green River killer, America’s deadliest serial murderer, by Ann Rule
  • The serial killer whisperer : how one man’s tragedy helped unlock the deadliest secrets of the world’s most terrifying killers by Pete Earley

Too Close to Home 

  • The stranger she loved : a Mormon doctor, his beautiful wife, and an almost perfect murder by Shanna Hogan
  • House of lies by Linda Rosencrance

Pursuit of Justice

  • In cold blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences, by Truman Capote
  • Imperfect justice : prosecuting Casey Anthony by Jeff Ashton
  • He killed them all : Robert Durst and my quest for justice by Jeanine Pirro
  • Getting life : an innocent man’s 25-year journey from prison to peace : a memoir by Michael Morton
  • 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


  • Midnight in Peking : how the murder of a young Englishwoman haunted the last days of old China by Paul French
  • Tinseltown : murder, morphine, and madness at the dawn of Hollywood, by William J. Mann
  • The anatomy murders : being the true and spectacular history of Edinburgh’s notorious Burke and Hare, and of the man of science who abetted them in the commission of their most heinous crimes by Lisa Rosner
  • The wicked boy : the mystery of a Victorian child murderer by Kate Summerscale
  • Alice + Freda forever : a murder in Memphis by Alexis Coe


  • Whipping boy : the forty-year search for my twelve-year-old bully by Alan Kurzweil
  • True story : murder, memoir, mea culpa by Michael Finkel
  • True crime addict : how I lost myself in the mysterious disappearance of Maura Murray by James Renner, James

Surviving the Unthinkable

  • The road out of hell : Sanford Clark and the true story of the Wineville murders by Anthony Flacco, Anthony
  • The lost girls : the true story of the Cleveland abductions and the incredible rescue of Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, and Gina DeJesus

To Catch a Thief

  • Heist : the oddball crew behind the $17 million Loomis Fargo theft by Jeff Diamant

Urban and Gang Violence

  • Ghettoside by Jill Leovy, Jill
  • The daughters of Juarez : a true story of serial murder south of the border by Teresa Rodriguez
  • Wolf boys : two American teenagers and Mexico’s most dangerous drug cartel by Dan Slater
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