10 Best True Crime Books - List by Men's Journal™

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Title: Death in Canaan

The true story of the murder of a sleazy New England woman, and how, when her son is accused of the crime, the town and many celebrities come to his defense.
Author(s): Joan Barthel
ISBN 13: 9780525704966
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Title: Closing Time

The true story of the 1973 murder of Roseann Quinn.
Author(s): Lacey Fosburgh
ISBN 13: 9780440013716
Pages: 237
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Title: Under the Bridge

Highlighting along the way the deeply entrenched social tensions that provoked the murder, Under the Bridge is more than a true-crime book -- it is an unforgettable wake-up call.
Author(s): Rebecca Godfrey
ISBN 13: 9781501107344
Pages: 496
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Title: Redrum the Innocent: The Murder of Christine Jessop

Author(s): Kirk Makin
ISBN 13: 9780140152364
Pages: 824
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Title: Popular Crime

Now, with Popular Crime, James takes readers on an epic journey from Lizzie Borden to the Lindbergh baby, from the Black Dahlia to O. J. Simpson, explaining how crimes have been committed, investigated, prosecuted and written about, and how ...
Author(s): Bill James
ISBN 13: 9781416552734
Pages: 496
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Title: The Skies Belong to Us

Documents the 1972 story behind the longest-distance hijacking in U.S. history, tracing the events of the hijacking against a backdrop of civil unrest and the skyjacking wave of the early 1970s.
Author(s): Brendan I. Koerner
ISBN 13: 9780307886101
Pages: 318
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Title: The Journalist and the Murderer

Explores the relationship between journalists and their subjects, and the question of journalistic ethics, using the lawsuit of convicted murderer Jeffrey MacDonald against author Joe McGinniss. In two previous books, Janet Malcolm explored the hidden sides of, respectively, institutional psychoanalysis and Freudian biography. In this book, she examines the psychopathology of journalism. Using a strange and unprecedented lawsuit as her larger-than-life example -- the lawsuit of Jeffrey MacDonald, a convicted murderer, against Joe McGinniss, the author of Fatal Vision, a book about the crime -- she delves into the always uneasy, sometimes tragic relationship that exists between journalist and subject. In Malcolm's view, neither journalist nor subject can avoid the moral impasse that is built into the journalistic situation. When the text first appeared, as a two-part article in The New Yorker, its thesis seemed so radical and its irony so pitiless that journalists across the country reacted as if stung.
Author(s): Janet Malcolm
ISBN 13: 9780679731832
Pages: 163
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Title: The Devil and Sherlock Holmes

Explores unforgettable mysteries and the nature of obsession, from the Aryan Brotherhood's infiltration of the U.S. prison system to a chameleon con artist in Europe to the author's experience with a cyclone while searching for the elusive ...
Author(s): David Grann
ISBN 13: 9780307275905
Pages: 404
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Title: The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher

Traces the 1860 murder of a young child whose death launched a national obsession with detection throughout England, nearly destroyed the career of a top Scotland Yard investigator, and inspired the birth of modern detective fiction.
Author(s): Kate Summerscale
ISBN 13: 9780802715357
Pages: 360
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