Chapter 4: True Crime

Book Stacks from this Chapter

Annie’s Stack

  • My Friend Dahmer, by Derf Bachderf
  • Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup, by John Carreyrou
  • The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America, by Erik Larson

Nia’s Stack

  • The Murder Room, by Michael Capuzzo
  • Last Call, by Elon Green
  • No Stone Unturned: The True Story of the World’s Premier Forensic Investigators, by Steve Jackson

Sydnie’s Stack

  • American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of the American CSI, by Kate Winkler Dawson
  • Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, by David Grann
  • Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York City’s Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case That Captivated a Nation, by Brad Ricca

Currently Reading

The Dressmakers of Auschwitz: The True Story of the Women Who Sewed to Survive, by Lucy Adlington

The Education of a Coroner, by John Bateson

The Cold Vanish, by Jon Billman

The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century, by Kirk Wallace Johnson

Stack Quote

Each of us is a book waiting to be written, and that book, if written, results in a person explained.
~ Thomas M. Cirignano, The Constant Outsider

2 thoughts on “Chapter 4: True Crime

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  1. I just finished listening to your recommended book “Last Call”. It was so good! The reader was easy to listen to. I really appreciated the author spending time on the victims’ lives and what society, their families, their friends, their social partners were like during the 80’s and 90’s. It gave so much context that explained the minimization of the murders and the murderer. I can’t wait to try another of your recommendations!


  2. I also finished listening to “The Dressmakers of Auschwitz”. It was a different angle to the holocaust than I have read before. I appreciated how the focus was on clothing (or lack of) during this time: the German uniforms, the forced undressing as victims arrived at the concentration camps being so humiliating, and how the fumigating of clothing led to the invention of the gas chambers. And, it was a story of survival and some optimism which put some humanity and emotion into the gruesome life led by the prisoners of Auschwitz. Thank you for the recommendation.


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