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.

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

The Golden Thread: The Cold War and the Mysterious Death of Dag Hammarskjöld Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781455536528
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Twelve - July 6th, 2021

October 2021 selection: The Golden Thread


Death in Mud Lick: A Coal Country Fight against the Drug Companies That Delivered the Opioid Epidemic Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982105327
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - April 6th, 2021

November 2021 selection: Death in Mud Lick


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Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780385529990
Availability: Not Currently On Our Shelves. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days.
Published: One World - October 27th, 2015

December 2021 selection: Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America


A Silent Fury: The El Bordo Mine Fire Cover Image
By Yuri Herrera, Lisa Dillman (Translator)
$13.95
ISBN: 9781911508786
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: And Other Stories - June 16th, 2020

January 2022 selection: A Silent Fury: The El Bordo Mine Fire


In Hoffa's Shadow: A Stepfather, a Disappearance in Detroit, and My Search for the Truth Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250757999
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picador - September 15th, 2020

February 2022 selection: In Hoffa's Shadow


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
$17.00
ISBN: 9780374230593
Availability: Not Currently On Our Shelves. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days.
Published: FSG Originals - May 22nd, 2012

March 2022 selection: People Who Eat Darkness