Before this summer’s hottest true crime—Nick Foster’s The Jolly Roger Social Club: A True Story of a Killer in Paradise (a Booklist starred review)—hits the new release shelf this July, send mystery-loving patrons home with these chilling tales of murder, malfeasance, and mayhem that are all too real.
Black Mass: The Irish Mob, the FBI, and a Devil’s Deal, by Dick Lehr
A Civil Action: A Real-Life Legal Thriller, by Jonathan Harr
In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences, by Truman Capote
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story, by John Berendt
People Who Eat Darkness: The True Story of a Young Woman who Vanished from the Streets of Tokyo and the Evil that Swallowed Her Up, by Richard Lloyd Parry
A Wilderness of Error: The Trials of Jeffrey MacDonald, by Errol Morris