True Crime

Intrigued about the path of justice? Fascinated by the methodology that solves a case? Try a book from the true crime collection at the Lititz Public Library.

U. S. Marshals : Inside America's Most Storied Law Enforcement ServiceU.S. Marshals: Inside America’s Most Storied Law Enforcement Agency by Mike Earp with David Fisher
Retired marshal offers a behind-the-scenes look at the oldest branch of law enforcement and its pursuit of the most dangerous criminal offenders in the U.S.

Getting Life: An Innocent Man’s 25-Year Journey from Prison to Peace by Michael Morton
DNA evidence cleared the author who was accused of his wife’s 1986 murder and sentenced to life in prison.

From Jailer to Jailed: My Journey from Correction and Police Commissioner to Inmate #84888-054 by Bernard B. Kerik
NYC police commissioner during the 9/11 attacks was sentenced to four years in federal prison for tax fraud and making false statements.

Crazy for You : A Passionate Affair, a Lying Widow, and a Cold-Blooded MurderCrazy for You: The True Story of a Family Man’s Murder, a Wife’s Secret and a Deadly Obsession by Michael Fleeman
Preparing to leave the parking area after dropping his son off at nursery school, a young Atlanta businessman was shot four times in the chest.

The Lost Girls: The True Story of the Cleveland Abductions and the Incredible Rescue of Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus by John Glatt
Three girls were kidnapped, imprisoned and repeatedly assaulted for over a decade until their amazing escape in May 2013.

Criminal That I Am by Jennifer Ridha
The author’s charismatic but troubled client in a federal drug trafficking case asks her to commit a crime and she agrees.

I’ll Take Care of You by Caitlin Rother
Police have no proof that a divorcee who schemed to steal her millionaire fiancé’s fortune was involved in his murder.

If I Can't Have You : Susan Powell, Her Mysterious Disappearance, and the Murder of Her ChildrenIf I Can’t Have You: Susan Powell, Her Mysterious Disappearance and the Murder of Her Children by Gregg Olsen and Rebecca Morris
When a Utah mother went missing, suspicion fell on her husband and his family.

Footsteps in the Snow by Charles Lachman
More than five decades after seventy-four men and three women were investigated in the murder of a seven-year-old girl the cold case was reopened after the deathbed confession of a neighbor.

Busted: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love by Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker
Two veteran journalists uncovered a Philadelphia police corruption scandal and exposed power abuse involving a rogue narcotics squad.

Murder in the Stacks : Penn State, Betsy Aardsma, and the Killer Who Got AwayMurder in the Stacks: Penn State, Betsy Aardsma and the Killer Who Got Away by David DeKok
The 1969 mystery of who killed a twenty-two-year-old graduate student in Penn State’s Pattee Library wasn’t solved until after the death of the murderer.

The Stranger She Loved: A Mormon Doctor, His Beautiful Wife and an Almost Perfect Murder by Shanna Hogan
Just days after discovering his wife dead in the bathtub a Utah doctor moved his much younger mistress into the family home, an act that caused his children to conduct their own investigation into their mother’s death.

Fatal Jealousy by Colin McEvoy and Lynn Olanoff
The investigation into a traffic accident led to the discovery of four bodies and a convicted murderer who was found suitable for parole shortly after his minimum sentence lapsed.

Renegade Amish : Beard Cutting, Hate Crimes, and the Trial of the Bergholz BarbersRenegade Amish: Beard Cutting, Hate Crimes and the Trial of the Bergholz Barbers by Donald B. Kraybill
Ten men and six women from the renegade Bergholz Amish community in Ohio were arrested for crimes against their neighbors and found guilty of eighty-seven felony charges.

June 12, 2015