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True Crime / Based on True Crime

Some of our favorite True Crime books plus a couple of mystery books based on real crimes.

I'll Be Gone in the Dark

One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer

By: Michelle McNamara
Narrated by: Gabra Zackman, Gillian Flynn & Patton Oswalt
Length: 10 hours 7 minutes

“An overwhelmingly obsessed Michelle McNamara dissects the decades old trail of tragedy, trauma and ongoing taunts by the elusive East Area Rapist in her investigative crime thriller “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark” published posthumously after her unexpected demise. Dubbed the “Golden State Killer” by McNamara herself, his crime spree started with 50... Read more

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Killers of the Flower Moon

The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

By: David Grann
Narrated by: Will Patton, Ann Marie Lee & Danny Campbell
Length: 9 hours 4 minutes

“In "Killers of the Flower Moon", David Grann recounts the tragic tale of the Osage Indian Nations decimation and deceit at the hands of their government appointed guardians. Motivated by money, morally corrupt and masterfully manipulative, the true role of these benevolent benefactors, perpetrators of mass murder, is still a mystery today.... Read more

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Furious Hours

Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee

By: Casey Cep
Narrated by: Hillary Huber
Length: 11 hours 15 minutes

In Cold Blood and To Kill a Mockingbird kept me up reading all night as a teen, and I can now add Furious Hours to the list of couldn’t-put-it-down tomes. I was enthralled, educated, and awestruck by Casey Cep’s well-researched and masterfully written true-crime account of a rural minister, his lawyer, and his killer. Thankfully, Cep discovered... Read more

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The Devil in the White City

Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America

By: Erik Larson
Narrated by: Scott Brick
Length: 14 hours 58 minutes

“The Devil in the White City is one of the most fascinating books I've ever read. Set amidst the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, Erik Larson's historical narrative interweaves the stories of two men who would come to define it, for better and for worse. One is Daniel Burnham, chief architect of the Fair, who threw his entire being into creating a... Read more

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Under the Banner of Heaven

A Story of Violent Faith

By: Jon Krakauer
Narrated by: Scott Brick
Length: 12 hours 31 minutes

“So often it seems that people approach events like these wondering how someone could possibly do something so terrible. Jon Krakauer bypasses the 'how' and goes immediately for the 'why.' With a keen eye for discrepancies and Scott Brick's intense narration for the audiobook, Krakauer leaves no stone unturned when it comes to detailing what led... Read more

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In Cold Blood

By: Truman Capote
Narrated by: Scott Brick
Length: 14 hours 25 minutes

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The most famous true crime novel of all time "chills the blood and exercises the intelligence" (The New York Review of Books)and haunted its author long after he finished writing it.

On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a... Read more

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

By: John Berendt
Narrated by: Jeff Woodman, Will Damron & John Berendt
Length: 15 hours 10 minutes

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • An enormously engaging portrait of a most beguiling Southern city: “Elegant and wicked.... [This] might be the first true-crime book that makes the reader want to book a bed and breakfast for an extended weekend at the scene of the crime." —The New York Times Book Review

Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the... Read more

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Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered

The Definitive How-To Guide

By: Karen Kilgariff & Georgia Hardstark
Narrated by: Georgia Hardstark, Karen Kilgariff & Paul Giamatti
Length: 6 hours 30 minutes

“I discovered MFM immediately after the book was released. I listened to the first episode and knew right away that I needed to read the book. Karen & Georgia's easy, casual friendship and dark humor were right up my alley. I quickly finished the book (which I found both touching and hilarious) and kept working my way through old episodes... Read more

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We Were Killers Once

A Thriller

Brigid Quinn Series: Book #4

By: Becky Masterman
Narrated by: Kate Harper
Length: 11 hours 37 minutes

" A gripping premise, brilliantly executed—you won’t be able to put this one down!"
— Shari Lapena, New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door

In 1959, a family of four were brutally murdered in Holcomb, Kansas. Perry Smith and Dick Hickok were convicted and executed for the crime, and the murders and their investigation and... Read more

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The Stranger Beside Me

By: Ann Rule
Narrated by: Lorelei King
Length: 18 hours 29 minutes

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Ann Rule, “America’s best true-crime writer” (Kirkus Reviews), her unforgettable classic account of the horrifying murders in the Pacific Northwest and her shock when she discovered her friend—Ted Bundy—was not only a suspect but also one of the most prolific serial killers in American history.

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Zodiac

The Shocking True Story of the Nation’s Most Bizarre Mass Murderer

By: Robert Graysmith
Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
Length: 10 hours 40 minutes

A sexual sadist, his pleasure was torture and murder. His first victims were a teenage couple, stalked and shot dead on a lover’s lane. After another slaying, he sent his first mocking note to authorities, promising he would kill again. The official tally of his victims was six. He claimed thirty-seven. The real toll may have reached fifty. He... Read more

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The I-5 Killer

By: Ann Rule & Andy Stack
Narrated by: Laural Merlington
Length: 10 hours 3 minutes

As a young man, Randall Woodfield had it all; he was a star athlete with good looks, and an award-winning student. Working in the swinging West Coast bar scene, he had more than his share of women. But he wanted more than just sex. An appetite for unspeakable violent acts led him to cruise the I-5 highway through California to Washington,... Read more

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The Executioner's Song

By: Norman Mailer
Narrated by: Maxwell Hamilton
Length: 42 hours 37 minutes

Norman Mailer's Pulitzer Prize-winning and unforgettable classic about convicted killer Gary Gilmore now in a brand-new edition.

Arguably the greatest book from America's most heroically ambitious writer, The Executioner's Song follows the short, blighted life of Gary Gilmore who became famous after he robbed two men in 1976 and killed them in... Read more

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