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Historical True Crime

It's okay, you can enjoy murder if it was a very long time ago! The historicity of some of these is in question (ahem, Devil in the White City), but these are all supposed to be true and all entertaining.
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The Invention of Murder: How the Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection and Created Modern Crime (Judith Flanders)
The Invention of Murder: How the Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection and Created Modern Crime (Judith Flanders)
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Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds (Charles MacKay)
Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds (Charles MacKay)
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The Complete History of Jack the Ripper (Philip Sugden)
The Complete History of Jack the Ripper (Philip Sugden)
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Infamous Lady: The True Story of Countess Erzsebet Bathory (Kimberly L. Craft)
Infamous Lady: The True Story of Countess Erzsebet Bathory (Kimberly L. Craft)
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The Burning of Bridget Cleary: A True Story (Angela Bourke)
The Burning of Bridget Cleary: A True Story (Angela Bourke)
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American Eve (Paula Uruburu)
American Eve (Paula Uruburu)
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The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York (Deborah Blum)
The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York (Deborah Blum)
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Victorian Murderesses (Mary S Hartman)
Victorian Murderesses (Mary S Hartman)
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The Devil in the White City (Erik Larson)
The Devil in the White City (Erik Larson)
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City of Light, City of Poison (Holly Tucker)
City of Light, City of Poison (Holly Tucker)
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Charlatan: America's Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him, and the Age of Flimflam (Pope Brock)
Charlatan: America's Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him, and the Age of Flimflam (Pope Brock)
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Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer (James L. Swanson)
Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer (James L. Swanson)
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The Barbary Coast (Herbert Asbury)
The Barbary Coast (Herbert Asbury)
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The Gangs of New York (Herbert Astbury)
The Gangs of New York (Herbert Astbury)
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Duel With the Devil (Paul Collins)
Duel With the Devil (Paul Collins)
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Bad Rabbi: And Other Strange but True Stories From the Yiddish Press (Eddy Portnoy)
Bad Rabbi: And Other Strange but True Stories From the Yiddish Press (Eddy Portnoy)
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The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride (Daniel James Brown)
The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride (Daniel James Brown)
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Hell's Princess (Harold Schecter)
Hell's Princess (Harold Schecter)
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A Fatal Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Sarah Southon)
A Fatal Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Sarah Southon)
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