This Just In: True Crime Edition

Exposed: the Secret Life of Jodi Arias
by Jane Velez-Mitchell

This book moves beyond the bizarre and lurid details of the murder trial and examines Jodi Arias’ previous life and contentious relationship with the man she killed, Travis Alexander.

Waiting to be Heard: a Memoir
by Amanda Knox

Before being acquitted of the brutal murder of her roommate, Amanda Knox spent fours years in Italian prison. Her trial, conviction, and the multiple reversals of her case in the Italian justice system captivated the American Media. Now she tells her side of the story.

The Inventor and the Tycoon:
a Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of Moving Pictures
by Edward Ball

“A riveting true life/true crime narrative of the partnership between the murderer who invented the movies and the robber baron who built the railroads.” –Publisher
The Inventor and the Tycoon is a tale of obsession, wealth, genius, and the murder trial that became one of California’s first media sensations.

The Murder Mystique: Female Killers and Popular Culture
by
Laurie Nalepa and Richard Pfefferman
Why is our popular media so captivated by women who kill?  Do women really get away with murder?  Nalepa and Pfefferman examine our culture’s obsession with female killers, covering some of recent history’s most notorious cases.
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