Crime and Politics Book Club

Crime and Politics is a book club for people who want to explore the overlap between true crime and public affairs. We will explore scandals, malfeasance, murder, corruption, and cover-ups. We will alternate months, beginning with a work of true crime, then a book on politics or public affairs. Crime, from the most personal to the global, is the theme. We meet the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. Contact patricia@malaprops.com.

The group will not be meeting in May!

People Who Eat Darkness: The True Story of a Young Woman Who Vanished from the Streets of Tokyo--and the Evil That Swallowed Her Up Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780374230593
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: FSG Originals - May 22nd, 2012

June 2022 selection: People Who Eat Darkness


The Death of Raymond Yellow Thunder: And Other True Stories from the Nebraska-Pine Ridge Border Towns (Plains Histories) Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780896727182
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Texas Tech University Press - January 25th, 2011

July 2022 selection: The Death of Raymond Yellow Thunder


The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594634000
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - May 10th, 2016

August 2022: The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy


Last Call: A True Story of Love, Lust, and Murder in Queer New York Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250833020
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Celadon Books - June 7th, 2022

September 2022: Last Call: A True Story of Love, Lust, and Murder in Queer New York


The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143118824
Availability: Not Currently On Our Shelves. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days.
Published: Penguin Books - January 25th, 2011

October 2022: The Poisoner's Handbook


Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781631490224
Availability: Not Currently On Our Shelves. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days.
Published: Liveright - March 30th, 2015

November 2022:  Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade


My Dark Places Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780679762058
Availability: Not Currently On Our Shelves. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days.
Published: Vintage - August 19th, 1997

December 2022: My Dark Places: An L.A. Crime Memoir


Gomorrah: A Personal Journey into the Violent International Empire of Naples' Organized Crime System (10th Anniversary Edition with a New Preface) Cover Image
By Roberto Saviano, Virginia Jewiss (Translated by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250145031
Availability: Not Currently On Our Shelves. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days.
Published: Picador - October 3rd, 2017

January 2023:  Gomorrah: A Personal Journey into the Violent International Empire of Naples' Organized Crime System