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To Die For! True Tales of Grisly Crime, Part I
Booklists for Adults

Shot in the Heart by Michael Gilmore
HV6529 .G55

Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi
HV6533 .C2 B83

 

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
HV6533 .K3 C17

 

All His Father’s Sins: Inside the Gerald Gallego Sex-Slave Murders by Ray Biondi
HV6248 .G27 B56

 

Hand of Death: The Henry Lee Lucas Story by Max Call
HV6248 .L86 C35

 

Charlie Simpson’s Apocalypse by Joe Eszterhas
HN59 .E84

 

Two of a Kind: The Hillside Stranglers by Darcy O’Brien
HV6785 .O27

 

Savage Grace by Natalie S. Robins
HV6248 .B19 R6

 

Nutcracker: Money, Madness, Murder: A Family Album by Shana Alexander
HV6248 .S387 A78

 

Last Rampage: The Escape of Gary Tison by James W. Clarke
HV6248 .T56 C54

 

At Mother’s Request: A True Tale of Money, Murder, and Betrayal by Jonathan Coleman
HV6248 .S387 C65

 

Poisoned Blood by Philip E. Ginsburg
HV6248 .H454 G56

 

The Murder of Bob Crane: Who Killed the Star of Hogan’s Heroes? by Robert Graysmith
HV6529 .G725

 

The Professor and the Prostitute: And Other Tales of Murder and Madness by Linda Wolfe
HV6529 .W65

 

Birthright: Murder, Greed, and Power in the U-Haul Family Dynasty by Ronald J. Watkins
HV6529 .W38

 

Bad Company: Drugs, Hollywood, and the Cotton Club Murder by Steve Wick
HV6529 .W53

 

Lovers, Killers, and Husbands and Wives by Martin Blinder
HV6529 .B56

 

Murder out Yonder: An Informal Study of Certain Classic Crimes in Back-Country America by Stewart H. Holbrook
HV6524 .H8

 

The Unicorn’s Secret: Murder in the Age of Aquarius by Steven Levy
HV6248 .E55 .L48

 

The Billionaire Boys Club by Sue Horton
HV6248 .H785 H67

 

A Dark and Bloody Ground by Darcy O’Brien
HV6248 .H463 O27

 

The Soldier of Fortune Murders: A True Story of Obsessive Love and Murder-for-Hire by Ben Green
HV7248 .H37 G74

 

The Serpent’s Tooth by Christopher P. Anderson
HV6248 .3415 A53

Books about Jean Harris
(Murdered Dr. Herman Tarnower):

*Stranger in Two Worlds by Jean Harris
HV6248 .H183 A37

*Marking Time: Letters from Jean Harris to Shana Alexander
HV6248 .H138 A4

*Very Much a Lady by Shana Alexander
HV6248 .H183 A43

 

The Poison Tree: A True Story of Family Violence and Revenge by Alan Prendergast
HV6248 .J243 P74

 

Final Harvest: An American Tragedy by Andrew H. Malcolm
HV6248 .J43 M35

 

Dillinger: The Untold Story by G. Russell Girardin with William J. Helmer
HV6248 .D5 G57

 

Winnie Ruth Judd: The Trunk Murders by J. Dwight Dobkins and Robert J. Hendricks
HV6248 .J79 D6

 

The Lives and Times of Bonnie and Clyde by E.R. Milner
HV6245 .M54

 

Machine Gun Kelly: To Right a Wrong by Bruce Barnes
HV6248 .K45 B37

 

Pretty Boy: the Life and Times of Charles Arthur Floyd by Michael Wallis
HV6248 .F563 W35

 

Capone: The Man and the Era by Laurence Bergreen
HV62448 .C17 B47

 

Al Capone: the Biography of a Self-Made Man by Fred D. Pasley
HV6248 .C17 P3

Books about the O.J. Simpson Case

*Raging Heart: The Intimate Story of the Tragic Marriage of O.J. and Nicole Brown Simpson by Sheila Weller
HV6248 .S55 W45

*Nicole Brown Simpson: The Privat Diary of a Life Interrupted by Faye D. Resnich with Mike Walker
GV939 .S47 R48

*In Contempt by Christopher Darden with Jess Walter
KF373 .D37 A3

*The Search for Justice: A Defense Attorney’s Brief on the O.J. Simpson Case by Robert  Shapiro with Larkin Warren
GV939 .S47 S52

*Reasonable Doubts: The O.J. Simpson Case and the Criminal Justice System by Alan M. Dershowitz
KF224 .S485 D47

*The O.J. Simpson Trial: What It Shows Us About Our Legal System by Nathan Aaseng
KF224 .S485 A27

*Outrage: The Five Reasons Why O.J. Simpson Got Away with Murder by Vincent Bugliosi
HV6534 .L7 B84

*The Prosecution Responds: An O.J. Simpson trial Prosecutor Reveals What Really Happened by Hank M. Goldberg
KF224 .S485 G65

 

Who Killed George Polk?: The Press Covers Up a Death in the Family by Elias Vlanton
HV6535 .G83 T485

 

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: Moviemaking, Con Games, and Murder in Glitter City
by Rod Lurie
HV6698 .H6 E475

 

Hot Blood: The Millionairess, The Money, The Horse Murders by Ken Englade
HV6769 .E54

 

In the Mind of a Monster by Bernie Ward
HV6248 .L78 W37

 

The First Sin of Ross Michael Carlson by Michael Weissberg, M.D.
HV6248 .C179 W45

 

Love’s Blood: The Shocking True Story of a Teenager Who Would Do Anything for the Older Man She Loved &emdash; Even Kill Her Own Family by Clark Howard
HV6533 .14 H69

 

Righteous Carnage: The List Murders by Timothy B. Benford and James P. Johnson
HV6248 .L57 B46

 

Murder of Innocence: The Tragic Life and Final Rampage of Laurie Dawn by Joel Kaplan, George Papajohn, and Eric Zorn
HV6248 .D24 K36

 

Somebody’s Husband, Somebody’s Son: The Story of the Yorkshire Ripper
by Gordon Burn
HV6248 .B415 M49

 

Money to Burn: The True Story of the Benson Family Murders by Michael Mewshaw
HV6248 .B415 M49

 

Blood Relations by John Greenya
HV6248 .B457 G7

 

Murder with a Badge: The Secret Life of a Rogue Cop by Edward Humes
HV6248 .L344

 

Bodies of Evidence: The True Story of Judias Buenoano: Florida’s Serial Murderess by Chris Anderson and Sharon McGhee

HV6248 .B7714 A53

 

Engaged to Murder: The Inside Story of the Main Line Murders by Loreta Schwartz-Nobel
HV6248 .B719 S38

 

Crimes of Passion
HV6053 .C65

 

What Lisa Knew: The Truths and Lies of the Steinberg Case by Joyce Johnson
HV6248 .S6282 J64

 

Until the Twelfth of Never: The Deadly Divorce of Dan & Betty Broderick by Bella Stumbo
HV6533 .C2 S88

*Mockery of Justice: The True Story of the Sheppard Murder Case by Cynthia L. Cooper and Sam Reese
HV6534 .C55 C66

 

Small Sacrifices: A True Story of Passion and Murder by Ann Rule
HV6248 .D68 R85

 

Wasted: The Preppie Murder by Linda Wolfe
HV6534 .N5 W65

 

Fatal Vision by Joe McGinnis
HV6248 .M178 M33

 

Dead by Sunset: Perfect Husband, Perfect Killer? by Ann Rule
HV6534 .P67 R85

 

A Deed of Death: The Story Behind the Unsolved Murder of Hollywood Director William Desmond Taylor by Robert Giroux
HV6534 .L7 G57

 

A Cast of Killers by Sidney D. Kirkpatrick
HV6534 .L7 K57

 

The Mild Murderer: The True Story of the Dr. Crippen Case by Tom Cullen
HV6248 .C687 C84

 

Manhunt: The Incredible Pursuit of a CIA Agent Turned Terrorist by Peter Maas
HV6248 .W499 M33

 

Unveiling Claudia: A True Story of Serial Murder by Daniel Keyes
HV6248 .Y37 K48

 

The Big Dance: The Untold Story of Kathy Boudin and the Terrorist Family That Committed the Brink’s Robbery Murders by John Castellucci
HV6248 .B665 C37

 

To Hatred Turned: A True Story of Love and Death in Texas by Ken Englade
HV6248 .A94 E54

 

Woman on Trial by Lawrencia Bembenek
HV6248 .B414 A3

 

Bad Guys: America’s Most Wanted in Their Own Words by Mark Baker
HV6785 .B35

 

Crossed Over: A Murder, A Memoir by Beverly Lawry
HV6515 .T82 L68

 

Evil Intentions: The Story of How an Act of Kindness Led to Senseless Murder by Ronald J. Watkins
HV6533 .A6 W38

 

Zero at the Bone by Paul Williams and Bryce Marshall.
HV6533 .A8 W5

 

Lone Tree: A True Story of Murder in America’s Heartland by Bruce Brown
HV6533 .B88 B76

 

Bad Blood: A Family Murder in Marin County by Richard M. Levine
HV6533 .C2 L48

 

Angel of Darkness by Dennis McDougal
HV65633 .C2 M24

 

The Dead Girl by Melanie Thernstrom
HV6533 .C2 T54

 

Charmed to Death by Stephen Singular
HV6533 .C6 C65

 

Beyond Obsession by Richard Hammer
HV6533 .C8 H36

 

Fatal Flaw: A True Story of Malice and Murder in a Small Southern Town by Philip Finch
HV6533 .F6 F56

 

A Matter of Judgment: The Shocking "Catch Me Killer" Case by Joseph A. Varon
HV6533 .F6 V37

 

Perfect Husband: The True Story of the Trusting Bride Who Discovered Her Husband Was a Cold-Blooded Killer by Gary Provost
HV6533 .F6 P76

 

Murder in Coweta County by Margaret Anne Barnes
HV6533 .G4 B37

 

Blood Echoes: The True Story of an Infamous Mass Murder and Its Aftermath by Thomas H. Cook
HV6533 .G4 C66

 

Murder in Little Egypt by Daarcy O’Brien
HV6533 .I4 O27

 

The Basement: Meditations on a Human Sacrifice by Kate Millett
HV6533 .I6 M54

 

Bitter Blood: A True Story of Southern Family Pride, Madness, and Multiple Murder by Jerry Bledsoe
HV6533 .K4 B57

 

Missing Beauty: A True Story of Murder and Obsession by Teresa Carpenter
HV6533 .M4 C37

 

Counterpoint: A Murder in Massachusetts Bay by Margaret Press
HV6533 .M4 P74

Compiled by Scot Allyn.  General Library, Adult Reader and Information Services, Boston Public Library, 1997.