True Crime Book Reviews (page 11)

TRUE CRIME
Released: June 11, 2013

"Informative, provocative, and challenging in a way that belies its somewhat silly title, this book is a must-read for those interested in criminal psychology and issues of domestic violence."
A former crime reporter takes on the unthinkable topic of men who murder their own children in this book that melds true crime, anthropology, and issues of social justice. Read full book review >
RUN, BROTHER, RUN by David Berg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2013

"Engrossing family history and an appealingly salacious tale, related in a bemused tone that does not hide the social ugliness and personal heartbreak underneath."
Gritty memoir with unusual connections to the criminal underworld, the legal world and Hollywood. Read full book review >

MIDNIGHT IN MEXICO by Alfredo Corchado
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 30, 2013

"People are willing to do anything about Latin America other than read about it, or so it's been said. This is one book about Latin America that merits attention."
Mexico-born U.S. journalist Corchado frames a portrait of a torn nation within an account of escaping his own murder. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: May 7, 2013

"An eye-opening story about the relations among politics, business and justice."
A well-constructed nonfiction legal thriller from prizewinning journalist Leamer (Madness Under the Royal Palms: Love and Death Behind the Gates of Palm Beach, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >
TRUE CRIME
Released: April 16, 2013

"Though not always polished, the writing is generally solid, and the story is interesting enough to keep most true-crime fans happy."
Investigative reporter and true-crime vet Glatt (Love Her to Death, 2012, etc.) turns his attention to the story of a rich playboy's gruesome murder. Read full book review >

CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: April 11, 2013

"A no-holds-barred indictment of the system, filled with memorable anecdotes and accessibly written."
Two high-profile defense lawyers pull back the curtain on the U.S. criminal justice system and find much to criticize. Read full book review >
RACE TO INCARCERATE by Marc Mauer
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: April 2, 2013

"A worthy tool for liberal educators, but it is not likely to change the minds of conservatives who feel that prisoners are getting what they deserve."
A graphic primer on the inequities of the American penal system, presumably aimed at students who have yet to form an opinion on the subject. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: April 2, 2013

"Because the names, titles and governmental forms will be unfamiliar to most Western readers, the narrative can feel like tough going at times, but the authors weave a fascinating, dark narrative web."
A true-crime murder mystery from 2011 set in a remote Chinese city, with an outsized impact on governance of the vast nation. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 26, 2013

"A fascinating, convoluted murder mystery demonstrating that the law should never be confused with common sense."
A detailed examination of a 1962 double murder that may have resulted in a wrongful conviction. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: March 26, 2013

"A flawed but stylistic story that uses the elements of a terrible crime to fuel a meditation on Western culture."
A journalist speculates on the true, if blurry story behind one of America's largest manhunts. Read full book review >
AND HELL FOLLOWED WITH HER by David Neiwert
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: March 26, 2013

"A sweeping account of some of the major players in the Minuteman Project, though the ambitious narrative occasionally becomes unfocused."
A scouring investigation of the unorthodox methods of the anti-immigration Minuteman Project. Read full book review >
CHASING GIDEON by Karen Houppert
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: March 19, 2013

"A well-researched and -written investigation that shows the inadequacies in stark human terms rather than as an abstraction."
A journalist explores the quality of indigent defense 50 years after Gideon v. Wainwright mandated adequate counsel for any person charged with a felony. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Nelson DeMille
author of RADIANT ANGEL
May 26, 2015

After a showdown with the notorious Yemeni terrorist known as The Panther, in Nelson DeMille’s latest suspense novel Radiant Angel, NYPD detective John Corey has left the Anti-Terrorist Task Force and returned home to New York City, taking a job with the Diplomatic Surveillance Group. Although Corey's new assignment with the DSG-surveilling Russian diplomats working at the U.N. Mission-is thought to be "a quiet end," he is more than happy to be out from under the thumb of the FBI and free from the bureaucracy of office life. But Corey realizes something the U.S. government doesn't: The all-too-real threat of a newly resurgent Russia. “Perfect summer beach reading, with or without margaritas, full of Glock-and-boat action,” our reviewer writes. View video >