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December 15, 2017

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Here are some titles that will have you show your inner dectective skills. 

 

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The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of A Thief, A Detective, and A World of Literary Obsession

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of A Thief, A Detective, and A World of Literary Obsession
Bartlett, Allison Hoover

Do you love books? Enough to go to jail for them? By the time he was caught, bibliomaniac John Gilkey’s book lust drove him to steal over $100,000 worth of rare volumes.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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

The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York
Blum, Deborah

Long before CSI was an acronym, forensic science pioneers discovered new methods for uncovering hidden clues and revealing deadly schemes that would have impressed Sherlock Holmes himself.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 3 copies

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American Lightning: Terror, Mystery, Movie-making, and the Crime of the Century

American Lightning: Terror, Mystery, Movie-making, and the Crime of the Century
Blum, Howard

In a time of vast wage disparity and mounting unrest, domestic terrorists hatched a deadly plot. Fans of Erik Larson will enjoy this riveting account of the crime of the century, circa 1910.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 3 copies

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In Cold Blood: A True Account of A Multiple Murder and Its Consequences

In Cold Blood: A True Account of A Multiple Murder and Its Consequences
Capote, Truman

Published in 1966, this harrowing account of the senseless murder of a family on the Kansas plains and the men who did it set the standard for powerful crime reportage and narrative nonfiction.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 1 copies

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Columbine

Columbine
Cullen, David

Cullen unravels the events on the day Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 13 people at Columbine High School, revealing that most of what was reported ten years earlier was false.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 2 copies

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Whitey Bulger: America's Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice

Whitey Bulger: America's Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice
Cullen, Kevin

A punk kid from the streets of South Boston rose to become king of the Irish mafia, while the FBI looked on. Then his luck ran out, and an international manhunt began.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 3 copies

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My Friend Dahmer: A Graphic Novel

My Friend Dahmer: A Graphic Novel
Derf

There’s one in almost every class. A weirdo kid who everyone laughs at. At Revere High School, his name was Jeffrey Dahmer. A sobering memoir of how a monster is made, in graphic novel form.


Format: Graphic Novel
Holds: 25 on 6 copies

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The Forger's Spell: A True Story of Vermeer, Nazis, and the Greatest Art Hoax of the Twentieth Century

The Forger's Spell: A True Story of Vermeer, Nazis, and the Greatest Art Hoax of the Twentieth Century
Dolnick, Edward

Han van Meegeren wasn't much of a painter, so how did he dupe the Nazis into believing his clumsy forgeries were lost Vermeers? Also check out Anthony M. Amore's "Stealing Rembrandts."


Format: Book
Holds: 4 on 2 copies

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Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of A Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China

Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of A Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China
French, Paul

It was 1937, and as clouds of war gathered on the horizon, a ghastly ritualistic murder was left unsolved—until now.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 7 copies

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The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder

The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder
Graeber, Charles

Dubbed the "Angel of Death" by some media outlets, registered nurse Charlie Cullen confessed to killing dozens of hospital patients over a 16-year period, and is implicated in the murder of hundreds more.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 8 copies

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