If you liked Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann…

…then try one of these similar books today!

American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road / Nick Bilton

Describes how a former boy scout launched Silk Road on the Dark Web, where people could buy anything anonymously including drugs, spying software, forged passports, counterfeit cash and rocket launchers and the Federal agents who spent two years trying to find him.

American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land / Monica Hesse

The Washington Post reporter and author of Girl in the Blue Coat documents the trial of a man who was charged with dozens of counts of arson in rural Virginia county, sharing insight into the perpetrator’s struggles with addiction, his relationship with his accomplice girlfriend and the impact of the fires on their community.

The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir / Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

A National Endowment for the Arts fellow documents the story of how a summer job at a Louisiana law firm and the case of a convicted murderer and child molester changed her views about the death penalty and forced her to confront traumatic secrets in her own family.


At the End of the World: A True Story of murder in the Arctic / Lawrence Millman

The author relays the story about a series of murders that took place in a remote part of the Arctic in 1941.


Three Minutes to Doomsday: An Agent, a Traitor, and the Worst Espionage Breach in U.S. History / Joe Navarro

In a real-life cat-and-mouse game between two brilliant men in the last days of the Cold War, one of the youngest agents ever hired by the FBI and an expert at reading body language, engages in a two-year long battle of wits with a former American solider whom he believed handed the Soviets the ability to utterly destroy the U.S.

The Grim Sleeper: The Lost Women of South Central / Christine Pelisek

An investigative reporter describes how she uncovered the alleged identity of a long-time serial killer who has been murdering women in South Central Los Angeles since the 1980s.


Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York City’s Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case that Captivated a Nation / Brad Ricca

Presents the shocking true story of the first female U.S. District Attorney and traveling detective who found missing 18-year-old Ruth Cruger when the entire NYPD had given up.


The Spider and the Fly: A Reporter, A Serial Killer, and the Meaning of Murder / Claudia Rowe

A New York Times journalist traces her psychologically provocative, four-year conversation with a young serial killer who murdered eight women and hid them in the basement of his family home, a relationship that dangerously challenged her sense of self.

Murder in Materaff: A True Story of Passion, Family, and Forgiveness in Southern Italy / Helene Stapinski

A writer gives in to her obsession with the lurid tales about her great-great-grandmother, and travels to Italy to uncover the events surrounding a tragic tale of murder that was also a case of mistaken identity in 1870s Basilicata.

The Black Hand: The Epic War Between a Brilliant Detective and the Deadliest Secret Society in American History / Stephan Talty

Chronicles the dramatic story about the origins of the mafia in early 20th-century America and the achievements of Italian-born detective, Joseph Petrosino, who gave his life to fight it.

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