Gift Guide: For The One Obsessed with True Crime Podcasts

You've probably got at least one person in your life who is forever searching for the high we all felt while listening to Serial, Season 1. Help them scratch that itch with a pick from this list.

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We Keep the Dead Close: A Murder at Harvard and a Half Century of Silence Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781538746851
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - September 14th, 2021

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

Named One of The Best Books of 2020 by NPR's Fresh Air * Publishers Weekly * Marie Claire * Redbook * Vogue * Kirkus Reviews * Book Riot * Bustle

A Recommended Book by The New York Times * The Washington Post * Booklist * The Boston Globe * Amazon * Goodreads * Buzzfeed * Town & Country * Refinery29 * BookRiot * CrimeReads


Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062993151
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Published: Harper Wave - June 15th, 2021

The author of the widely praised Wordslut analyzes the social science of cult influence: how cultish groups from Jonestown and Scientology to SoulCycle and social media gurus use language as the ultimate form of power.

What makes “cults” so intriguing and frightening? What makes them powerful?


Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780385545686
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Published: Doubleday - April 13th, 2021

NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE NOMINEE A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • A grand, devastating portrait of three generations of the Sackler family, famed for their philanthropy, whose fortune was built by Valium and whose reputation was destroyed by OxyContin.


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Six Four: A Novel Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781250160003
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Published: Picador - February 6th, 2018

International BestsellerOne of New York Times Book Review's 100 Notable Books of the Year

Winner of the Best Japanese Crime Fiction of the Year Award


The Organ Thieves: The Shocking Story of the First Heart Transplant in the Segregated South Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982107529
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Published: Gallery/Jeter Publishing - August 18th, 2020

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks meets Get Out in this “startling…powerful” (Kirkus Reviews) investigation of racial inequality at the core of the heart transplant race.


Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780679751526
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Published: Vintage - June 28th, 1999

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • “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


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Apples Never Fall Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250220257
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - September 14th, 2021

#1 New York Times Bestseller

From Liane Moriarty, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies and Nine Perfect Strangers, comes Apples Never Fall, a novel that looks at marriage, siblings, and how the people we love the most can hurt us the deepest.


The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781101981634
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Published: Penguin Books - April 23rd, 2019

As heard on NPR's This American Life

“Absorbing . . . Though it's non-fiction, The Feather Thief contains many of the elements of a classic thriller.” —Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh Air

“One of the most peculiar and memorable true-crime books ever.” —Christian Science Monitor


Murder Book: A Graphic Memoir of a True Crime Obsession Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781524861162
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - November 9th, 2021

A humorous graphic investigation of the author's obsession with true crime, the murders that have most captivated her throughout her life, and a love letter to her fellow true-crime fanatics.

Why is it so much fun to read about death and dismemberment?