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    The Court of Last Resort by Erle Stanley Gardner

In 1945, Erle Stanley Gardner, noted attorney and author of the popular Perry Mason mysteries, was contacted by an overwhelmed California public defender who believed his doomed client was innocent. William Marvin Lindley had been convicted of the rape and murder of a young girl along the banks of the Yuba River, and was awaiting execution at San Quentin. After reviewing the case, Gardner agreed to help--it seemed the fate of the "Red-Headed Killer" hinged on the testimony of a colorblind witness.

Year: 1945
Genre: True Crime

    In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues.

Year: 1966
Genre: New JournalismTrue Crime




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1945The Court of Last Resort by Erle Stanley Gardner True Crime, Non-Fiction
1966In Cold Blood by Truman Capote True Crime, New Journalism
1973The Onion Field by Joseph Wambaugh True Crime, Non-Fiction
1979The Executioner's Song by Norman Mailer True Crime, Death Row
1984Lines and Shadows by Joseph Wambaugh Police Procedural, True Crime, San Diego, Non-Fiction
1987Echoes in the Darkness by Joseph Wambaugh Murder Mystery, True Crime, FBI, Non-Fiction
1995Oswald's Tale by Norman Mailer True Crime
2002Fire Lover: A True Story by Joseph Wambaugh Arson, True Crime, Non-Fiction
2006The Innocent Man by John Grisham True Crime, Non-Fiction





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