The following true-crime books are newly available through the Allen County Public Library.
“The Killer's Shadow: The FBI's Hunt for a White Supremacist Serial Killer” by John Douglas, Mark Olshaker
A legendary FBI criminal profiler presents a case that goes to the heart of extremism and domestic terrorism, examining his chilling pursuit of, and eventual confrontation with, Joseph Paul Franklin, the white nationalist serial killer also responsible for shooting civil rights leader Vernon Jordan in Fort Wayne.
“Blood Runs Coal: The Yablonski Murders and the Battle for the United Mine Workers of America” by Mark A. Bradley
Documents the 1969 assassination of the Yablonski family amid a campaign to oust the corrupt president of the United Mine Workers in a timely account that reflects the violent labor movements, industrial transformations and socioeconomic realities of fossil-fuel dependency.
“A Brotherhood Betrayed: The Man Behind the Rise and Fall of Murder, Inc.” by Michael Cannell
The author of “Incendiary” documents the violent career of mob executioner-turned-informant Abe Reles, who accepted police protection in exchange for testimony against 1941 New York's most brutal kingpins before his mysterious death.
“Doctor Dealer: A Doctor High on Greed, a Biker Gang High on Opioids, and the Woman Who Paid the Ultimate Price” by George Anastasia, Ralph Cipriano
Two award-winning journalists recount the 2012 murder of radio personality and veteran-rights advocate April Kauffman and the subsequent discovery of her husband's secret double life as one of the Pagan gang's most prolific drug traffickers.
“Trial by Fire: A Devastating Tragedy, 100 Lives Lost, and a 15-year Search for Truth” by Scott James
A three-time Emmy Award-winning reporter details the heart-wrenching story of the 2003 Rhode Island night club fire during a Great White concert that left 100 people dead and hundreds more injured and untangles the trail of responsibility.
“The Woman Who Stole Vermeer: The True Story of Rose Dugdale and the Russborough House Art Heist” by Anthony M. Amore
Documents the extraordinary life and crimes of the heiress-turned-revolutionary who, in 1974, became the only woman to pull off a major art heist.