True Crime

Behind the Headlines

From Crime Scene to CourtroomYou watch the news and follow the latest high-profile court cases.  You may have been on a jury and thought to yourself, "There's more to this case than I'm hearing."  You want to know.  There's a book for you: From Crime Scene to Courtroom: Examining the Mysteries Behind Famous Cases by Dr. Cyril H. Wecht and Dawna Kaufmann.  Learn more about Michael Jackson, Casey Anthony, Drew Peterson, Brian Jones, and more!

Picking Ronald Cotton

Picking CottonI've been gripped by a true story lately.  Picking Cotton by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton is the story of Jennifer being raped and her belief that Ronald was the perpetrator.  He served 11 years in jail before DNA evidence proved his innocence and provided his release.  I'm torn.  Should I skip to the end to see him finally receive justice, or do I read every word because the book is so well-written?  I'm picking the latter.

 

True Crime Right at Home

The Crime Buff's Guide to Outlaw TexasTrue Crime fans have lots of options when it comes to finding interesting stories in books and on television.  Now, they have the option of finding stories that happened in their own neighborhood.  Take a look at The Crime Buff’s Guide to Outlaw Texas by Ron Franscell.  Read about Wild Bill Hickok’s last victim – located in Brenham.  Or how about the plastic surgeon in Houston that may or may not have murdered his wife with poiso

True Crime: The Mafia

The Mafia only exists in movies these days, right?  Think again.  Read some of these true crime accounts of Mafia mayhem.  If you dare.

Is True Crime for You?

A Date with DeathDid you know there’s a whole genre of books called “True Crime”?  How do you know if this genre’s for you?  Take this true/false pop quiz:

What's After HBO?

The HBO series, Boardwalk Empire is insanly popular, and the the season finale is just a few weeks away (Sunday, December 5th).  Realizing that many of you will soon need something to do with that extra free time I have created a list of items that you might enjoy.

 

  

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