Crime and Punishment

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#1 THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY

Erik Larson

A story of how an architect and a serial killer were linked by the Chicago World's Fair of 1893. Originally published in 2003.

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#2 JUST MERCY

Bryan Stevenson

A law professor and MacArthur grant recipient's memoir of his decades of work to free innocent people condemned to death. Originally published in 2014.

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#3 FILTHY RICH

James Patterson and John Connolly with Tim Malloy

The story of a South Florida financier convicted of soliciting sex from underage girls.

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#4 MY OWN WORDS

Ruth Bader Ginsburg with Mary Hartnett and Wendy W Williams

A collection of articles and speeches by the Supreme Court justice.

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#5 NOTORIOUS RBG

Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik

A celebration of the life and career of the Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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#6 THE MIDNIGHT ASSASSIN

Skip Hollandsworth

The hunt for America's first serial killer in Austin, Tex., in 1885.

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#7 ADNAN'S STORY

Rabia Chaudry

A friend of Adnan Syed, whose murder case was the focus of the popular podcast “Serial,” maintains his innocence.

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#8 ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK

Piper Kerman

A memoir about a year in a women’s prison; the basis for the Netflix series. Originally published in 2010.

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#9 RED NOTICE

Bill Browder

A successful American hedge fund manager in Russia was expelled by kleptocrats who then seized his property.

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#10 SISTERS IN LAW

Linda Hirshman

The contrasting careers of the Supreme Court justices Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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