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  Cover Art: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Berendt, John
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty, early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful Georgia city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares.
1994
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: American Lightning Blum, Howard
American Lightning
A tale of murder, deceit, celebrity, media manipulation, and film as propaganda, when the bombing of the Los Angeles Times building in 1910 exposed a deadly national dynamite plot by trade unionists to terrorize America with one hundred bombings in a doomed attempt to force capitalism to its knees.
2008
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders Bugliosi, Vincent
Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders
In the summer of 1969, in Los Angeles, a series of brutal, seemingly random murders captured headlines across America. A famous actress (and her unborn child), an heiress to a coffee fortune, a supermarket owner and his wife were among the seven victims. A thin trail of circumstances eventually tied the Tate-LaBianca murders to Charles Manson, a would-be pop singer of small talent living in the desert with his "family" of devoted young women and men. What was his hold over them? And what was the motivation behind such savagery?
1994
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: In Cold Blood Capote, Truman
In Cold Blood
The classic account of the murder of the Clutter family of Holcomb, Kansas, on November 15, 1959, and the subsequent arrest, trial for murder, and hanging of Richard Eugene Hickock and Perry Edward Smith for that crime, on April 14, 1965.
1966
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Pizza Bomber : The Untold Story of America's Most Shocking Bank Robbery Clark, Jerry
Pizza Bomber : The Untold Story of America's Most Shocking Bank Robbery
On August 28, 2003, in the suburbs of Erie, Pennsylvania, a pizza delivery man named Brian Wells was accosted by several men who locked a time bomb around his neck. They then ordered him to rob a bank. After delivering the money, he would receive clues to help him disarm the bomb. It was one of the most ingenious bank robbery schemes in history, known as Collarbomb by the FBI. It did not go according to plan.
2012
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Murder of the Century : the Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City and Sparked the Tabloid Wars Collins, Paul, 1969-
The Murder of the Century : the Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City and Sparked the Tabloid Wars
On Long Island, a farmer finds a duck pond turned red with blood. On the Lower East Side, two boys playing at a pier discover a floating human torso wrapped tightly in oilcloth. Blueberry pickers near Harlem stumble upon neatly severed limbs in an overgrown ditch. Clues to a horrifying crime are turning up all over New York, but the police are baffled: There are no witnesses, no motives, no suspects. The grisly finds that began on the afternoon of June 26, 1897, plunged detectives headlong into the era's most baffling murder mystery.
2011
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Great Pearl Heist : London's Greatest Thief and Scotland Yard's Hunt for the World's Most Valuable Necklace Crosby, Molly Caldwell.
The Great Pearl Heist : London's Greatest Thief and Scotland Yard's Hunt for the World's Most Valuable Necklace
In the summer of 1913, under the cover of London's perpetual smoggy dusk, two brilliant minds are pitted against each other--a celebrated gentleman thief and a talented Scotland Yard detective--in the greatest jewel heist of the new century.
2012
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The First Family : Terror Extortion Revenge Murder and the Birth of the American Mafia Dash, Mike
The First Family : Terror Extortion Revenge Murder and the Birth of the American Mafia
Using previously untapped Secret Service archives, prison records, and interviews with surviving family members, Dash presents the gripping story of the birth of the Italian Mafia in America, and brings to life the remarkable villains and unusual heroes of the Mafia's early years.
2009
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Rescue Artist Dolnick, Edward
The Rescue Artist
Dolnick's account of the 1994 theft of Edvard Munch's The Scream is populated with characters much stranger than fiction: Lord Bath, an aristocrat fond of velvet jackets, David Duddin, a fence who once tried to sell a stolen Rembrandt, Charley Hill, a world-famous detective, and Munch himself. Dolnick focuses on the 1994 theft but along the way visits other art thefts and recoveries.
2005
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Havana Nocturne English, T. J.
Havana Nocturne
Part social history, part Hollywood tell-all, this account of Havana in the early 1950s is centered on the temporary success of American organized crime to set up a base in Cuba outside of the legal reach of the United States. Using interviews, memoirs, published studies and released FBI files, English tells a titillating tale of corruption, murder, movie stars, politicians and a "never-ending party" in Havana.
2008
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: A Murder in Wellesley : the Inside Story of an Ivy-League Doctor's Double Life his Slain Wife and the Trial That Gripped the Nation Farmer, Tom (Thomas J.)
A Murder in Wellesley : the Inside Story of an Ivy-League Doctor's Double Life his Slain Wife and the Trial That Gripped the Nation
On Halloween morning in 1999, Mabel Greineder was savagely murdered along a wooded trail in the well-heeled community of Wellesley, Massachusetts. As the shock following the brutal killing slowly subsided, the community was further shaken when the focus of the investigation turned to her husband, Dirk Greineder, a prominent physician and family man who was soon revealed to be leading a secret double life involving prostitutes, pornography, and trysts solicited through the Internet.
2012
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Road Out of Hell : Sanford Clark and the True Story of the Wineville Murders Flacco, Anthony
The Road Out of Hell : Sanford Clark and the True Story of the Wineville Murders
From 1926 to 1928, Gordon Stewart Northcott committed at least 20 murders on a chicken ranch outside of Los Angeles. His nephew, Sanford Clark, held captive there from the age of 13 to 15, was the sole surviving victim of the killing spree.
2009
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Relentless Pursuit Flynn, Kevin
Relentless Pursuit
Diane Hawkins, a single mother of six, was the undisputed magnet of a vibrant community of family and friends; at one time or another, her nieces and nephews, aunts and cousins had all called upon her, drawing on a seemingly limitless supply of compassion and optimism. All this was taken away when Diane and her 13-year-old daughter Katrina were murdered in their Washington, D.C. home on a warm May night.
2007
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Lovers' Lane : the Hall-Mills Mystery Geary, Rick.
Lovers' Lane : the Hall-Mills Mystery
An objective and carefully illustrated account of the infamous unsolved lover's lane murder that rocked New Brunswick in the 1920s and its tumultuous investigation. This graphic history is part of Eisner Award-nominated Geary's Treasury of XXth Century Murder series.
2012
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: The Devil and Sherlock Holmes : Tales of Murder Madness and Obsession Grann, David
The Devil and Sherlock Holmes : Tales of Murder Madness and Obsession
Whether he's reporting on the infiltration of the murderous Aryan Brotherhood into the U.S. prison system, tracking down a con artist in Europe, or riding with a scientist hunting the elusive giant squid, David Grann revels in telling stories that explore the nature of obsession.
2010
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town Grisham, John
The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
The Innocent Man chronicles the story of Ron Williamson, how he was arrested and charged with a crime he did not commit, how his case was (mis)handled and how an innocent man was sent to death row.
2006
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Go Down Together : the True Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde Guinn, Jeff
Go Down Together : the True Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde
An account of the exploits of Bonnie and Clyde explores the ways in which they captured the imaginations of people during and after their time, reveals the role of youth and luck in their two-year crime spree, and recounts the events that led to their deaths.
2009
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Manson : the Life and Times of Charles Manson Guinn, Jeff.
Manson : the Life and Times of Charles Manson
Based on new interviews, this revealing account of one of the most notorious criminals in American history puts Manson in the context of his times, the turbulent end of the 60s, revealing a rock star wannabe whose killings were directly related to his musical ambitions.
2013
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: While They Slept: An Inquiry into the Murder of a Family Harrison, Kathryn
While They Slept: An Inquiry into the Murder of a Family
From the bestselling author of The Kiss comes a riveting account of true crime-- the murder of a family in a small Midwestern town-- and the gripping exploration of its haunting aftermath. The Gilley family murders ended a lifetime of physical and mental abuse suffered by Billy and Jody at the hands of their parents. And it required each of the two survivors-- one a convicted murderer, the other suddenly an orphan--to create a new identity, a new life.
2008
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Eyes of Willie McGee : a Tragedy of Race Sex and Secrets in the Jim Crow South Heard, Alex
The Eyes of Willie McGee : a Tragedy of Race Sex and Secrets in the Jim Crow South
"A saga of race and retribution in the deep South that says as much about Mississippi today as it does about the mysteries of the past"--Provided by publisher.
2010
Adult Nonfiction Book
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