What is your impression of true crime books and movies? Some people find true crime fascinating, while others avoid the genre because they associate it with serial killings, kidnappings, and other disturbing acts. In reality, true crime is a diverse genre that delves into topics such as history, art, sociology, and politics. And with the popularity of true crime documentaries like Tiger King and I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, the genre is becoming more acceptable to mainstream audiences.
Here are a few true crime titles to put on your reading list:
You can often find both book and film versions of a true crime story. Try pairing the Melissa McCarthy movie Can You Ever Forgive Me with the book of the same name, by real-life literary forger Lee Israel. Or revisit the mystery of Sunny Von Bulow’s tragic life by reading “Reversal of Fortune,” by Alan Dershowitz, and watching the film adaptation starring Jeremy Irons and Glenn Close.
All titles listed are available from the Yavapai Library Network. If you need help placing a hold, please call 928-282-7714, ext. 114.
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Sedona Public Library
Column for August 21, 2020
Written by: Elizabeth Cate, Collection Development Librarian
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