Tag Archives: True Crime

Go Down Together by Jeff Guinn

Go Down Together by Jeff GuinnTitle:  Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde 

Author:  Jeff Guinn

Call #:  364.1522 GUI

Author Guinn expertly tells the story of Bonnie and Clyde and not the tale. In the over 75 years since this criminal couple were gunned down in an ambush in Louisiana, they have been mythologized, romanticized and idolized in books, magazines and film. Many in Depression-Era American lauded their attacks on the banks and the law, but Guinn depicts them as they truly were: inept crooks who robbed and murdered their way across the Midwest and the South over a nearly two year period in the 1930’s.

Recommended by:  Mike

The Lives of Sacco and Vanzetti by Rick Geary

Lives of Sacco and Vanzetti by Rick GearyTitle:  The Lives of Sacco and Vanzetti

Author:  Rick Geary

Call #:  Graphic Novel GEARY

Rick Geary, who specializes in making historic crimes into graphic novels, has come up with another great edition. The lives of two Italian immigrants convicted of a brutal murder are rendered in Geary’s unique drawing style. Sacco and Vanzetti, persecuted more for their anarchist political beliefs rather than actual evidence, maintain their innocence to the end. The case has been considered by many to be the most controversial of the 20th century.                

Recommended by:  John

The Murder of the Century by Paul Collins

Murder of the Century by Paul CollinsTitle:  The Murder of the Century:  The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City and Sparked the Tabloid Wars

Author:  Paul Collins

Call #:  364.152 COL

In 1897 New York, body parts are being discovered in various places and with no suspects, motives or even an identifiable victim.  The city becomes engulfed in the effort to solve this crime.  The public becomes more and more fascinated with the story as newspapers compete to come up with the latest clue or the most blaring headline.  The author not only describes the pursuit in great detail, but he also captures an era, a time and place in a way that puts you right in the middle of the story.

Recommended by:  Mike