Thursday, October 3, 2013

Top ten true crime books

Charles Graeber is a New York Times bestselling author, an award winning journalist and contributor to numerous publications including Wired, GQ, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Vogue, National Geographic, Men’s Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, and the New York Times. His latest book is The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder.

One of Graeber's top ten true crime books, as published in the Guardian:
Columbine, by Dave Cullen

Like most folk, I thought I knew what happened during the Columbine, Colorado "trenchcoat mafia" school shooting in on 20 April, 1999. Dave Cullen proved me wrong. He spent a decade pulling out fresh sources and details about the lives of teen murderers Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, then artfully pieced them into a ticking narrative which culminates in a moment-by-moment account of the massacre itself. You'll be ducking under your desk as you read.
Read about the other books on Graeber's list.

Columbine is one of Lauren Passell's top nine books for the true-crime obsessed.

--Marshal Zeringue