True crime books

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Searches for Gucci label soar after release of murder film starring Lady Gaga
Designer brand reaps the benefit of Ridley Scott’s movie telling the story of the killing of firm’s ex-boss

Edward Helmore

28, Nov, 2021 @8:15 AM

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Top 10 true crime novels | Denise Mina
Adding an intense layer of meaning to well-known facts, authors including Truman Capote, Kate Summerscale and Gordon Burn raise this genre far above its grubby reputation

Denise Mina

20, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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The rise of ‘citizen sleuths’: the true crime buffs trying to solve cases
Inspired by hit podcasts and documentaries, ordinary people are trying to track down fugitives and reopen cold cases. But should they be?

Amelia Tait

02, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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In brief: Annie Stanley, All at Sea; Some Answers Without Questions; Unexplained Deaths
A charming novel about a woman’s midlife crisis, timely reflections on female creativity and the woman who revolutionised murder investigations

Hephzibah Anderson

01, Aug, 2021 @7:30 AM

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A real Line of Duty: the London police officer who ‘went bent’
TV series finale coincides with true crime book launch about notoriously corrupt DS Derek Ridgewell

Duncan Campbell

01, May, 2021 @10:47 AM

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Top 10 books about museums | David Barnett
Whether it is Orhan Pamuk’s love-struck Museum of Innocence, Donna Tartt’s bombing in a New York gallery, or the case of a curator who turned to crime, museums are home to fascinating stories

David Barnett

28, Apr, 2021 @12:29 PM

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The Unusual Suspect by Ben Machell review – a modern-day Robin Hood?
A splendid account of Stephen Jackley, whose bank robberies were an attempt to fight poverty and injustice

Blake Morrison

21, Jan, 2021 @7:30 AM

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I'll Be Gone in the Dark: survivor-centred true crime on the hunt for the Golden State Killer
Documentary series on Michelle McNamara’s obsession with the criminal who terrorised California for decades is a tough but sensitive and compelling watch

Scarlett Harris

11, Sep, 2020 @4:19 AM

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I'll Be Gone in the Dark: the show bringing sensitivity to true crime TV
HBO’s new docuseries about Michelle McNamara’s hunt for the Golden State Killer eschews gore in favour of a humane approach often missing from the genre

Marianne Eloise

28, Aug, 2020 @12:34 PM

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French serial-killer expert admits serial lies, including murder of imaginary wife
Stéphane Bourgoin, whose books about murderers have sold millions, says he invented much of his experience, including training with FBI

Alison Flood

13, May, 2020 @11:44 AM

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Anna Krien, Charlotte Wood, Chris Hammer and others on what they're reading in October
Plus, Elliot Perlman’s tour through dark humour, Kate McClymont’s jaw-dropping true crime and Heather Rose’s alarming visions of the future

Charlotte Wood, Christian White, Elliot Perlman, Chris Hammer, Heather Rose, Kate McClymont, Catherine De Saint Phalle, Anna Krien and Judy Nunn.

12, Oct, 2019 @7:00 PM

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Has the Great Train Robbery’s leader finally been unmasked?
Detective identifies gangster Billy Hill as mastermind of 1963 crime that still fascinates the public

Duncan Campbell

29, Sep, 2019 @8:12 AM

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