True Crime Book Reviews (page 10)

NEVER SEE THEM AGAIN by M. William Phelps
TRUE CRIME
Released: March 1, 2012

"A thoroughly reported procedural too much repetition and heavy-handed foreshadowing."
Thorough account of a quadruple murder in a Houston suburb in 2003. Read full book review >
ANATOMY OF INJUSTICE by Raymond Bonner
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Released: Feb. 22, 2012

"A powerfully intimate look at how the justice system works—or doesn't work—in capital cases."
A veteran journalist focuses on a grisly murder case to explore the legal issues that commonly arise in our ongoing national debate about capital punishment. Read full book review >

TRUE CRIME
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"Definitely not for the faint of heart, this as a macabre, stomach-turning glimpse at true crime's most evil villains."
A highly disturbing, in-depth look at notorious serial killers. Read full book review >
TRUE CRIME
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"An alarming, depressing tale of how law enforcement lost its way, how the insidious line between cop and criminal can be so easily obliterated."
A courageous FBI agent recounts his battle against a corrupt law-enforcement culture that protected one of the nation's most notorious criminals. Read full book review >
EL NARCO by Ioan Grillo
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Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A valuable contribution to the literature of the Drug War."
Accomplished, chilling account of the murderous growth of Mexican drug cartels. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A real find for Beat aficionados, adding verve to a cherished moment in American history and the novel that came to define it."
Free-spirited adventuress? Read full book review >
MURDER IN THE FIRST-CLASS CARRIAGE by Kate Colquhoun
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Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Despite the occasional slow spots, Colquhoun successfully balances suspense with historical accuracy."
Account of the first Victorian railway murder in Britain, and how the broader historical events surrounding the crime shaped the hunt for a killer. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A savage, unrelenting tale."
A spellbinding narrative of drugs, death and debauchery as told by one of America's most notorious criminals. Read full book review >
LAST DAY ON EARTH by David Vann
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Released: Oct. 20, 2011

"A carefully crafted account of a descent into fatal madness."
Acclaimed novelist Vann (Caribou Island, 2011, etc.) alternates his own adolescent fantasies about guns and school shootings with those of Steve Kazmierczak, who on Valentine's Day 2008 killed five and wounded 18 on the Northern Illinois University campus before ending his own life. Read full book review >
ASSASSINS OF THE TURQUOISE PALACE by Roya Hakakian
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Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"A nonfiction political thriller of a very high order."
Riveting account of a multiple murder and trial that led to a paradigm shift in Europe's relations with post-revolutionary Iran. Read full book review >
CARTEL by Sylvia Longmire
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Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"One-stop shopping for basic knowledge about U.S.-Mexican narcotics diplomacy."
Overview of the war on drugs being fought without relief in Mexico and the United States. Read full book review >
DEATH IN THE CITY OF LIGHT by David King
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"The author's successful transition into the true-crime genre—expertly written and completely absorbing."
The gripping narrative of a twisted serial killer preying on the most vulnerable citizens of Paris during the Nazi occupation. Read full book review >