Category Archives: true crime

Savage Harvest:

Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller’s Tragic Quest for Primitive Art by Carl Hoffman 2014 / 323 pages read by Joe Barrett 9h 18m rating:  8 / non-fiction – travel/ true crime (I both read and … Continue reading

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The Map Thief

The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps by Michael Blanding 2014 – 320 pages read by Sean Runnette – 8h 35m rating – 7.5  – history/crime I’d never heard of Forbes … Continue reading

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Pilgrim’s Wilderness:

Pilgrim’s Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier by Tom Kizzia 2013 / 336 pages read by Fred Sanders 10h 15m rating:  A / true crime When I saw this book mentioned on Amazon’s  “Best … Continue reading

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Homicidal by Paul Alexander 2011/ 77 pages read by Paul Christy 2h 47m rating  8 / true crime This is the story of Lonnie Franklin Jr, known as the Grim Sleeper,  who unbeknownst,  pretty much terrorized LA for decades killing or … Continue reading

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The Poisoner’s Handbook:

The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum 2011/ 334 pages (Kindle) Rating: I didn’t know if I’d be interested in this book or not – it seemed rather gruesome … Continue reading

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The Murder of the Century

The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City & Sparked the Tabloid Wars by Paul Collins 2011/336 pages narrated by William Dufris / 9:43 Rating: 7.5 I think this book is no less sensationalist than the murder investigation and … Continue reading

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The Crime of Martin Sostre

The Crime of Martin Sostre by Vincent Copeland 1970 / 210 pages rating – 7.5  (10 for content) This is an older book but it was very interesting to read, maybe especially in view of recent reading about US Black … Continue reading

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