Your Favorite Murder

Calling all murderinos, August 8th and 9th mark the 50th anniversary of the Manson Family Murders.  Read up on the investigation of this event as well as many other true crime stories with one of these suggested books.

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The Jolly Roger Social Club : a true story of a killer in paradise Nick Foster The Jolly Roger Social Club : a true story of a killer in paradise cover image
The hot one : a memoir of friendship, sex, and murder Carolyn Murnick The hot one : a memoir of friendship, sex, and murder cover image
Hell's princess : the mystery of Belle Gunness, Butcher of Men Harold Schechter Hell's princess : the mystery of Belle Gunness, Butcher of Men cover image
Avery : the case against Steven Avery and what making a murderer gets wrong Ken Kratz Avery : the case against Steven Avery and what making a murderer gets wrong cover image
Murder, interrupted : true-crime thrillers James Patterson Murder, interrupted : true-crime thrillers cover image
The spy who couldn't spell : a dyslexic traitor, an unbreakable code, and the FBI's hunt for America's stolen secrets Yudhijit Bhattacharjee The spy who couldn't spell : a dyslexic traitor, an unbreakable code, and the FBI's hunt for America's stolen secrets cover image
The last stone Mark Bowden The last stone cover image
Furious hours : murder, fraud, and the last trial of Harper Lee Casey N Cep Furious hours : murder, fraud, and the last trial of Harper Lee cover image
Murder beyond the grave : true-crime thrillers James Patterson Murder beyond the grave : true-crime thrillers cover image
The killer across the table : unlocking the secrets of serial killers and predators with the FBI's original Mindhunter John E Douglas The killer across the table : unlocking the secrets of serial killers and predators with the FBI's original Mindhunter cover image
Learning to live with crime : American crime narrative in the neoconservative turn Christopher P Wilson Learning to live with crime : American crime narrative in the neoconservative turn cover image
Black Dahlia, Red Rose : the crime, corruption, and cover-up of America's greatest unsolved murder Piu Marie Eatwell Black Dahlia, Red Rose : the crime, corruption, and cover-up of America's greatest unsolved murder cover image
Smoke : how a small town girl accidentally wound up smuggling 7,000 pounds of marijuana with the pot princess of Beverly Hills Meili Cady Smoke : how a small town girl accidentally wound up smuggling 7,000 pounds of marijuana with the pot princess of Beverly Hills cover image
The color of night : a young mother, a missing child and a cold-blooded killer L C Timmerman The color of night : a young mother, a missing child and a cold-blooded killer cover image
Master thieves : the Boston gangsters who pulled off the world's greatest art heist Stephen A Kurkjian Master thieves : the Boston gangsters who pulled off the world's greatest art heist cover image
A deal with the devil : the dark and twisted true story of one of the biggest cons in history Blake Ellis A deal with the devil : the dark and twisted true story of one of the biggest cons in history cover image
Murder, interrupted : true-crime thrillers James Patterson Murder, interrupted : true-crime thrillers cover image
American honor killings : desire and rage among men David McConnell American honor killings : desire and rage among men cover image
The Lazarus files : a cold case investigation Matthew McGough The Lazarus files : a cold case investigation cover image
The midnight assassin : panic, scandal, and the hunt for America's first serial killer Skip Hollandsworth The midnight assassin : panic, scandal, and the hunt for America's first serial killer cover image
The big book of Jack the Ripper The big book of Jack the Ripper cover image
Black edge : inside information, dirty money, and the quest to bring down the most wanted man on Wall Street Sheelah Kolhatkar Black edge : inside information, dirty money, and the quest to bring down the most wanted man on Wall Street cover image
The real Lolita : the kidnapping of Sally Horner and the novel that scandalized the world Sarah Weinman The real Lolita : the kidnapping of Sally Horner and the novel that scandalized the world cover image
The long shadow of small ghosts : murder and memory in an American city Laura Tillman The long shadow of small ghosts : murder and memory in an American city cover image
H.H. Holmes : the true history of the White City Devil Adam Selzer H.H. Holmes : the true history of the White City Devil cover image
Killers of the Flower Moon : The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI David Grann Killers of the Flower Moon : The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI cover image
Mad City : the true story of the campus murders that America forgot Michael Arntfield Mad City : the true story of the campus murders that America forgot cover image
American kingpin : the epic hunt for the criminal mastermind behind the Silk Road Nick Bilton American kingpin : the epic hunt for the criminal mastermind behind the Silk Road cover image
Killings Calvin Trillin Killings cover image
Crooked Brooklyn : taking down corrupt judges, dirty politicians, killers, and body snatchers Michael Vecchione Crooked Brooklyn : taking down corrupt judges, dirty politicians, killers, and body snatchers cover image
Down city : a daughter's story of love, memory, and murder Leah Carroll Down city : a daughter's story of love, memory, and murder cover image
The murder room : the heirs of Sherlock Holmes gather to solve the world's most perplexing cold cases Mike Capuzzo The murder room : the heirs of Sherlock Holmes gather to solve the world's most perplexing cold cases cover image
A good month for murder : the inside story of a homicide squad Del Quentin Wilber A good month for murder : the inside story of a homicide squad cover image
The Black Hand : the epic war between a brilliant detective and the deadliest secret society in American history Stephan Talty The Black Hand : the epic war between a brilliant detective and the deadliest secret society in American history cover image
Roadmap to hell : sex, drugs and guns on the Mafia coast Barbie Latza Nadeau Roadmap to hell : sex, drugs and guns on the Mafia coast cover image
The year of fear : Machine Gun Kelly and the manhunt that changed the nation Joe Urschel The year of fear : Machine Gun Kelly and the manhunt that changed the nation cover image
A spy named Orphan : the enigma of Donald Maclean Roland Philipps A spy named Orphan : the enigma of Donald Maclean cover image
Trials of passion : crimes committed in the name of love and madness Lisa Appignanesi Trials of passion : crimes committed in the name of love and madness cover image
A death in the islands : the unwritten law and the last trial of Clarence Darrow Michael P Farris A death in the islands : the unwritten law and the last trial of Clarence Darrow cover image
I'll be gone in the dark : one woman's obsessive search for the Golden State Killer Michelle McNamara I'll be gone in the dark : one woman's obsessive search for the Golden State Killer cover image
Hunting Charles Manson : the quest for justice in the days of helter skelter Lis W Wiehl Hunting Charles Manson : the quest for justice in the days of helter skelter cover image
Dangerous ground : my friendship with a serial killer M William Phelps Dangerous ground : my friendship with a serial killer cover image
The Pierre Hotel affair : how eight gentlemen thieves orchestrated the largest jewel heist in history Daniel Simone The Pierre Hotel affair : how eight gentlemen thieves orchestrated the largest jewel heist in history cover image
Beneath a ruthless sun : a true story of violence, race, and justice lost and found Gilbert King Beneath a ruthless sun : a true story of violence, race, and justice lost and found cover image
In the evil day : violence comes to one small town Richard Adams Carey In the evil day : violence comes to one small town cover image
The spider and the fly : a reporter, a serial killer, and the meaning of murder Claudia Rowe The spider and the fly : a reporter, a serial killer, and the meaning of murder cover image
Dirty John and other true stories of outlaws and outsiders Christopher Goffard Dirty John and other true stories of outlaws and outsiders cover image
Foxcatcher : the true story of my brother's murder, John du Pont's madness, and the quest for olympic gold Mark Schultz Foxcatcher : the true story of my brother's murder, John du Pont's madness, and the quest for olympic gold cover image
Home sweet murder : true-crime thrillers James Patterson Home sweet murder : true-crime thrillers cover image
The mystery of the lone wolf killer : Anders Behring Breivik and the threat of terror in plain sight Unni Turrettini The mystery of the lone wolf killer : Anders Behring Breivik and the threat of terror in plain sight cover image