May 10 • 18M

What Man Can Do To Man: 13 True Crime Books That Get it Right (audio!)

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Live, from Chinatown NYC, a reading of this past weekend’s essay about the best of the best true crime books. Just want the list? That’s below, with links.

Speaking of Chinatown: let me know if you’re interested in reading The Snakehead, by Patrick Radden Keefe (his Say Nothing is included here), which I started last night and which takes place in my exact part of Chinatown. Thinking of starting a Smoke ‘Em true crime book club.

Speaking of Radden Keefe: Michael Moynihan had a fantastic conversation with him about Say Nothing, over on the Fifth Column podcast, which moved to Substack this month. Go subscribe!

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Shot in the Heart, by Mikal Gilmore

Lost Girls, by Robert Kolker

Blood Will Out, by Walter Kirn

The Adversary, by Emmanuel Carrere

Columbine, by Dave Cullen

Down City, by Leah Carroll

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, by Michelle McNamara

Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland

The Journalist and the Murderer, by Janet Malcom

Helter Skelter, by Vincent Bugliosi

In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote

Crossed Over, by Beverly Lowry

Under the Banner of Heaven, by Jon Krakauer