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July 2003

True Crime—True Crime in the Arts

Great Forgers and Famous Fakes by Charles Hamilton

Hoax: The Inside Story of the Howard Hughes-Clifford Irving Affair
Stephen Fay, Lewis Chester and Magnus Linklater
098.3 F282
Chronicles the literary hoax of 1972 in which Clifford Irving’s “authorized” biography of reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes was determined to be a fake.

Scribblers and Scoundrels
Charles Hamilton
098.3 H217

Great Forgers and Famous Fakes: The Manuscript Forgers of America and How They Duped the Experts
Charles Hamilton
098.3 H217g

The Ern Malley Affair
Michael Heyward
098.3 H622 1994
An account of one of the great literary hoaxes in Australian history, this narrative is both amusing and instructive.

What Really Happened: His Untold Story of the Hughes Affair
Clifford Irving with Richard Suskind
098.3 I72

Practice to Deceive: The Amazing Stories of Literary Forgery’s Most Notorious Practitioners
Joseph Rosenblum
098.3 R813 2000
A famous manuscript dealer and auctioneer recounts his personal experiences, which include the uncovering of numerous literary forgeries.

Road to Perdition
Max Allan Collins
741.5 C712 2002
The original graphic novel that inspired the motion picture

Dick Tracy’s Fiendish Foes: A 60th Anniversary Celebration
741.5973 qD547Zd 1991
An extensive collection of Tracy comics with commentary

Crime Photographer’s Handbook: How to Get Perfect Crime Scene and Surveillance Photos and Video Every Time
Doug Lester
778.993641 qL642 1995

Weegee’s World
Weegee
779.2092 fW394 1997
The renowned photojournalist’s record of street crime and other unsavory subjects

Narcocorrido: A Journey into the Music of Drugs, Guns, and Guerrillas
Elijah Wald
781.626872 W157 2001

Got Your Back: The Life of a Bodyguard in the Hardcore World of Gangsta Rap
Frank Alexander
782.421649 S527Za 1998

The Hitchcock Murders
Peter Conrad
791.430233 H674Zcon 2000

Crime Movies
Carlos Clarens
791.430909 C591 1997

Gangsters and Hoodlums: The Underworld in the Cinema
Raymond Lee
791.435 qL479

The Overlook Film Encyclopedia: The Gangster Film
791.4355 fO96 1998

The BFI Companion to Crime
791.43655 qB574 1997
From the British Film Institute

Hollywood Gangland: The Movies’ Love Affair with the Mob
John McCarty
791.43655 M123 1993

101 Greatest Films of Mystery and Suspense
Otto Penzler
791.43655 P419 2000

Shots in the Mirror: Crime Films and Society
Nicole Hahn Rafter
791.43655 R139 2000

Gangs of New York: Making the Movie
Martin Scorsese
791.4372 qG197Zs 2002

The Selected Writings of Lafcadio Hearn
Henry Goodman, Editor
818 H436Xg
Includes some of Hearn’s work as a crime reporter in Cincinnati during the 1870s