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July 2003

True Crime—Novels Based on True Crimes

The Trial of Elizabeth Cree by Peter Ackroyd

The Trial of Elizabeth Cree: A Novel of the Limehouse Murders
Peter Ackroyd
Victorian London murder trial

Stolen Away
Max Allan Collins
Lindbergh kidnapping

The Great Train Robbery
Michael Crichton
Victorian gold theft

Another City, Not My Own
Dominick Dunne
O.J. Simpson trial

Fred and Edie
Jill Dawson
trial of Edith Thompson and her lover, Frederick Bywaters, for the murder of her husband in London, 1922

The Scarlet Mansion
Allan W. Eckert
Herman W. Mudgett, 19th-century American serial killer

The Black Dahlia
James Ellroy
murder of Elizabeth Short, Los Angeles, 1947

The Jazz Bird
Craig Holden
George Remus, 1920s Cincinnati

The Executioner’s Song
Norman Mailer
Gary Gilmore, executed for murder in 1977

The Man Who Stole the Mona Lisa
Robert Noah
1911 theft of the famous painting

Miss Lizzie
Walter Satterthwait
Lizzie Borden

To Die For
Joyce Maynard
Pamela Smart