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. 

For the next several months, the group is meeting via Zoom.

Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101972052
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - September 29th, 2020

November 2020 selection: Furious Hours: Murder Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee


The Third Bank of the River: Power and Survival in the Twenty-First-Century Amazon Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250098931
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picador - September 3rd, 2019

December 2020 selection: The Third Bank of the River


The Courtesan and the Gigolo: The Murders in the Rue Montaigne and the Dark Side of Empire in Nineteenth-Century Paris Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781503600829
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Stanford University Press - January 11th, 2017

January 2021 selection: The Courtesan and the Gigolo


Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780307718976
Availability: Not Currently On Our Shelves. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Broadway Books - January 26th, 2016

February 2021 selection: Five Days at Memorial


The Last Stone: A Masterpiece of Criminal Interrogation Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802148919
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - March 17th, 2020

March 2021 selection: The Last Stone


John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780375726156
Availability: Not Currently On Our Shelves. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - November 14th, 2006

April 2021 selection: John Brown, Abolitionist


The Folk Singers and the Bureau: The FBI, the Folk Artists and the Suppression of the Communist Party, USA-1939-1956 Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781913462000
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Repeater - September 8th, 2020

May 2021 selection: The Folk Singer and the Bureau


Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781631682049
Availability: Backordered at Our Warehouse. ETA Unavailable.
Published: Graymalkin Media - April 30th, 2020

March 2021 selection: Strange Justice