12 Gripping (And New-ish) True Crime Reads

By Emily Pullen, Reader Services Coordinator
May 16, 2022

Recent television dramatizations Candy (Hulu) and The Staircase (HBO Max) have revived interest in two high-profile crimes and trials from the past. But if you're looking for true crime reads that haven't had this level of exposure, we have a dozen recommendations in the genre whose riveting stories are likely new to you. They've all been published within the last few years—many just released in the past month or two.

Summaries provided via NYPL's catalog, which draws from multiple sources. Click through to each book's title for more.