Shelf Care, Episode #3: Graphic, Two Ways

Susan Maguire, Senior Editor, Collection Management and Library Outreach, is back with another episode of Shelf Care! This time, she’s talking true crime, and, just in time for our month-long Graphic Novels in Libraries campaign, she’s also discussing graphic novels. Be sure to check out the latest episode and show notes (complete with Booklist reviews) below—and subscribe to Booklist’s Shelf Care on iTunes, Stitcher, or your favorite podcast app.

Episode #3: Graphic, Two Ways

Show Notes

Seems like you can’t swing a weeded book these days without hitting a true crime podcast. But having a large swathe of our communities so engaged with a narrative—that’s good news for libraries, because we traffic in helping folks find their next obsession. But it ain’t all true crime; this episode also touches on another kind of graphic storytelling—the graphic novel, and why they’re so important to libraries. Truly, this episode contains multitudes.

Here’s what we talked about:

American Predator: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century, by Maureen Callahan

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup, by John Carreyrou

The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir, by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

A False Report: A True Story of Rape in America, by Christian T. Miller and Ken Armstrong

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer, by Michelle McNamara

My Friend Dahmer, by Derf Backderf

Savage Appetites: Four True Stories of Women, Crime, and Obsession, by Rachel Monroe

Podcast Connections on Audio

My Favorite Murder

Investigation Discovery’s Detective



  • Sadie, by Courtney Summers and read by Dan Bittner

Murder Squad

Graphic Novels

This Was Our Pact, by Ryan Andrews

Eisner Awards

ALA Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table



About the Author:

Briana Shemroske is Booklist's Marketing Associate. She graduated with a BA from Lake Forest College where she studied English Writing and Art History. In her free time she can be found eating cheeseburgers, frolicking with her schnoodle, Moritz, and feebly attempting to play board games. Follow her on Twitter at @Booklist_Briana.

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