Berry, Amanda     
Hope : a memoir of survival in Cleveland
Two victims of an infamous Cleveland kidnapper share the story of their abductions, their decade in captivity and their dramatic escape.
364.154 BERRY

Bugliosi, Vincent     
Helter skelter : the true story of the Manson murders
Presents the gripping story of this famous and haunting crime. Prosecuting attorney in the Manson trial, Vincent Bugliosi, held a unique insider's position in one of the most baffling and horrifying cases of the twentieth century: the cold-blooded Tate-LaBianca murders carried out by Charles Manson and four of his followers.
364.1523 BUGLIOSI

Dugard, Jaycee Lee     
A stolen life : a memoir
The memoir of Jaycee Dugard who was kidnapped on June 10, 1991, when she was 11 years old, and was missing for over 18 years before her reappearance in 2009.

Graeber, Charles     
The good nurse : a true story of medicine, madness, and murder
After his December 2003 arrest, registered nurse Charlie Cullen was quickly dubbed "The Angel of Death" by the media. But Cullen was no mercy killer, nor was he a simple monster. He was a favorite son, husband, beloved father, best friend, and celebrated caregiver. Implicated in the deaths of as many as 300 patients, he was also perhaps the most prolific serial killer in American history.
364.1523 GRAEBER

Grisham, John     
The innocent man : murder and injustice in a small town
Presents the real-life case of Ron Williamson, a mentally ill former baseball player who was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death for the 1982 murder of a 21-year-old woman in his Oklahoma hometown.
345.766 GRISHAM

Hoffman, Carl     
Savage harvest : a tale of cannibals, colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller's tragic quest for primitive art
Retracing Rockefeller's steps, journalist Carl Hoffman traveled to the jungles of New Guinea to solve a decades-old mystery and illuminate a culture transformed by years of colonial rule.

Kerman, Piper     
Orange is the new black : my year in a women's prison
Author Piper Kerman's wild past comes back to haunt her and results in her arrest and detention in a federal penitentiary. To pay her debt to society, Piper trades her comfortable New York life for an orange prison jumpsuit and finds unexpected conflict and camaraderie amidst an eccentric group of inmates.
365.4309 KERMAN

Krakauer, Jon     
Missoula : rape and the justice system in a college town
From bestselling author Jon Krakauer, a stark, powerful, meticulously reported narrative about a series of sexual assaults at the University of Montana, stories that illuminate the human drama behind the national plague of campus rape.
362.883 KRAKAUER

Larson, Erik     
The devil in the white city : murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America
An account of the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 relates the stories of two men who shaped the history of the event--architect Daniel H. Burnham, who coordinated its construction, and serial killer Herman Mudgett.
364.1523 LARSON

Lehr, Dick     
Black mass : Whitey Bulger, the FBI, and a devil's deal
Explores the relationship between FBI agent John Connolly and Irish mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger, chronicling a corrupt arrangement of information, racketeering, and murder.
364.106 LEHR

Leovy, Jill     
Ghettoside : a true story of murder in America
Jill Leovy, crime reporter for the LA Times, examines why the homicide rates for blacks in America are so much higher than any other ethnic group.
364.1523 LEOVY

Leveritt, Mara     
Devil's knot : the true story of the West Memphis three
A comprehensive look at the guilty verdicts given to three young men in Arkansas, known as the West Memphis Three, for the murder of three eight-year-old boys in 1993 and discusses whether the case was handled correctly.
364.1523 LEVERITT

O'Reilly, Bill     
Killing Kennedy : the end of Camelot
Recounts the murder of John Fitzgerald Kennedy and how gunshots on a Dallas afternoon not only killed a beloved president but also sent the nation into the cataclysmic division of the Vietnam War and its culture-changing aftermath.
973.922 OREILLY

Olsen, Gregg     
Starvation heights
Tells the story of Dr. Linda Burfield Hazzard, who ran a sanatorium in Seattle where a British heiress died of starvation in 1911.
364.1523 OLSEN

Preston, Douglas J     
The monster of Florence
New York Times bestselling author Douglas Preston teams up with Italian investigative journalist Mario Spezi to present a gripping account of crime and punishment in the lush hills surrounding Florence, Italy. The Monster of Florence is a remarkable and harrowing story involving murder, mutilation, and suicide--and at the center of it, Preston and Spezi are caught in a bizarre prosecutorial vendetta.
364.1523 PRESTON

Smart, Elizabeth     
My story
Ten years after her abduction from her Salt Lake City bedroom, Elizabeth Smart's powerful memoir reveals how she survived and the secret to forging a new life in the wake of a brutal crime.

  Last updated January 2016