Chapter 14: True Crime, the Sequel

Book Stacks from this Chapter

Annie’s Stack

The Cold Vanish; Seeking the Missing in North America’s Wildlands

by Jon Billman

Adult Nonfiction, Missing Persons
A primary case focus with shorter cases throughout

The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century

by Kirk W. Johnson

Adult Nonfiction, Historical, Theft
Primary case focus on theft of rare bird carcasses to make fly fishing lures

Nia’s Stack

The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York

by Deborah Blum

Adult Nonfiction, Historical Murder, Science
Some background prior to 1917, focus is 1918-1934

Nothing but the Night: Leopold & Loeb and the Truth Behind the Murder That Rocked 1920s America

by Greg King & Penny Wilson

Adult Nonfiction, Historical, Murder
Modern take on historical case from over a hundred years ago

Sydnie’s Stack

Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit

by John Douglas & Mark Olshaker

Adult Nonfiction, Murder, Criminology
Biography of John Douglas, Founder of the FBI’s Serial Crime Unity

Confident Women: Swindlers, Grifters, and Shapeshifters of the Feminine Persuasion

by Tori Telfer

Adult Nonfiction, Grifters, Encyclopedia Style
Multiple cases of con-women, short coverage of each.

* Part of a series

Currently Reading

The Peach Keeper, by Sarah Addison Allen

The Cold Vanish; Seeking the Missing in North America’s Wildlands, by Jon Billman

Thunderstruck, by Erik Larson

The Trial of Lizzie Borden, by Cara Robertson

Stack Quote

He loses his power when we know his face
~ Michelle McNamara,
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer

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