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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.