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True Crime: An American Anthology | Harold Schechter
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A comprehensive analysis that explores how American authors have written on crime in its various incarnations is a compendium of excerpts from the past three hundred years, in an anthology that includes literary evaluations of pieces on some of history's most notorious cases. 30,000 first printing.
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One of my favorite books on true crime. I love the cover of this too with the typewriter keys spelling out the title.

#chillingphotochallenge #black #scarathlon @Clwojick

Chrissyreadit How are you doing with the BBRC? I‘m just trying to sort out what I‘ve read so far. 1mo
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Catching up part 1!
#blackcat for all three challenges. It‘s part of my cat tarot deck and it‘s just so cute!
#vampire for #chillingphotochallenge day 6
#murder is what the True Crime book is all about, and some of them are heartbreaking. #screamathonphotochallenge

#fallisbooked #teamslaughter #catchup

Clwojick 💙 💙 💙 💙 1mo
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻🖤🐱 1mo
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And the winner is..........

@kaysworld1 !!!!!!🎉🎉🎉

We ended up picking two winners, one from litsy and one from Instagram but each persons like and follow for each post was entered for both drawings.

Thank you to everyone who entered! Keep a lookout for another giveaway in the future. 😊

kaysworld1 Omg! 😲 That's 2 things I have won in a week on here 💖 2mo
That-Bookish-Hiker @kaysworld1 yay! That‘s awesome! Email me you mailing info, cristaljatip@Hotmail.com 2mo
kaysworld1 @That-Bookish-Hiker Hi did you get my email just checking xx 2mo
That-Bookish-Hiker @kaysworld1 yes! I just got it this morning. Thank you for sending it to me so quickly! 😊 2mo
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New book! Super cheap at Chop Suey (sorry Aunt Kate!) and I can‘t wait to start it.

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Happy Monday y‘all!! 🥰

JoScho Same! 9mo
Hestapleton Omg I need this mug!! Where did you get it?! 9mo
Rissa1 Yes!!! 9mo
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Reviewsbylola Same! 🙌🏻 9mo
ericarobynreads Yasssss!!! 9mo
Kappadeemom @Hestapleton I got it in a Litsy swap ❤️❤️ 9mo
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Found on Reddit. Shared to give the true crime junkies a picture quiz. I‘m even stumped on a couple !

britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola You‘re the #truecrime 👑, how many do you recognize? 10mo
Kaye 11 10mo
vivastory I recognize 10 10mo
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Lizpixie I got 12. No idea who the old dude in the left corner is! 10mo
Kaye I‘ll put the answers in a spoiler post below if interested. 10mo
Kaye Aileen Wuornos , Charles Manson, Ted Buddy, Robert Lee Yates, the Zodiac....next row l to r is John Wayne Gacy, Edward Kemper, Earle Nelson, David Berkowitz, Jeffrey Dahmer...........next is the lady Marie Ficackova , Albert Fish, HHHolmes , Ed Gein, Richard Ramirez, Joachim Kroll. 10mo
RowReads1 5👍 10mo
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About to open this very generous parcel from @WeeziesBooks!! I'm already so overwhelmed!!

callielafleur For the #itcs #itstrulycriminal swap ❤️ 1y
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Close up of my awesome mug I received from @sweetpealsd for the #itstrulycriminal swap!

sweetpealsd I‘m so glad you like it! 1y
Reviewsbylola Heck yes!! 1y
AmyG I got the same mug! 💕💕💕 1y
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teebe 🙌🏼 1y
BlameJennyJane Cool!!! 1y
Marilyncjackson Love the mug! 1y
erzascarletbookgasm Cool! 🖤 1y
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Thank you @sweetpealsd for my #itstrulycriminal box!! I LOVE it so much! And the mug is so awesome ❤️❤️❤️
Great swap, Jen! @JenlovesJT47

RadicalReader @Kappadeemom wonderful book haul 1y
jillannjohn I just stacked Murder in the Bayou. Sounds great. 1y
JenlovesJT47 Awesome!!💚💚💚 1y
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Yay @TheWordJar your #itstrulycriminalswap #itcs package arrived yesterday! Can‘t wait to open tomorrow!! 📚🎉


JenlovesJT47 💚💚💚 1y
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@AlizaApp Your #itstrulycriminalswap package arrived! It‘s sooooo hard to not open! Can‘t wait until tomorrow!!

AlizaApp Yay!! 🎉📚 1y
JenlovesJT47 💚💚💚 1y
RadicalReader @AlizaApp envious of your penmanship 1y
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The final gift for the #itstrulycriminalswap arrived, and the package has been mailed! It will get there on Thursday. This swap was so fun to shop for! Thanks for organizing @JenlovesJT47

Added bonus: The kids get some crime scene tape and evidence bags to play with. It‘s been an interesting day! 🕵️‍♀️

JenlovesJT47 So cool!! 💚 1y
ferskner That is so cute! 1y
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BookishTrish Wow 😮 1y
CaliforniaCay Amazing! Love the creative wrapping! 1y
CatLass007 Great wrapping paper. 1y
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My #itstrulycriminalswap package arrived today @BlameJennyJane I cannot wait to open it on Friday! 👏🏻

BlameJennyJane Woo hoo!!! So glad it got there speedy-like. Since I sent it Saturday afternoon I wasn‘t sure if it would be today or tomorrow. Happy dance! 👯‍♀️ 1y
JenlovesJT47 💚💚💚 1y
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@nelehelen guess what I received in the mail today! Can't wait to open it!!
@JenlovesJT47 #ITCS #itstrulycriminalswap

JenlovesJT47 💚💚💚 1y
nelehelen Yayyyyy!!! 1y
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A package of true crime goodies is on its way today! #itstrulycriminalswap @JenlovesJT47

JenlovesJT47 Yay!! 💚 1y
AmyG Great wrapping paper! 1y
ephemeralwaltz Cute wrapping! 1y
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@DiruVamp #itcs AKA #itstrulycriminalswap is headed your way. Shipped out via #usps priority mail today so you should have it in plenty of time for #OpeningDay !

DiruVamp So excited! 😁👏🏻 and love those stickers!! 1y
JenlovesJT47 Yay!! 💚 1y
BlameJennyJane @DiruVamp I had a “things that go bump in the night” idea going with the monsters. Lol 1y
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BlameJennyJane @JenlovesJT47 a preemptive and ongoing thanks for hosting! 1y
JenlovesJT47 My pleasure! 🤗 1y
DiruVamp @BlameJennyJane ohhhh I love the sound of that 😁😈💜 1y
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Yay! @guinsgirlreads it‘s here!!! Im so excited!!! #itstruelycriminalswap

guinsgirlreads Yay! 🥂👍🏻 1y
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I received my package for the #itstrulycriminalswap from @jillannjohn ! Jace and I are anxiously waiting for opening day! 🤗


jillannjohn Yay! It looks a little beat up though. 😞 Jace is the cutest! ❤️ 1y
Jennick2004 Yeah way to go PO lol 😝 1y
JenlovesJT47 @jillannjohn it doesn‘t seem in too terrible shape! Should have yours mailed in the next day or two (getting things to the post office, I have such great intentions but it doesn‘t always work out the way I want because I don‘t drive!). And thank you! 🤗❤️ 1y
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AmyG He‘s getting big! Too cute. 1y
britt_brooke 😍 1y
Pamwurtzler So cute! 1y
tammysue He‘s so cute! 💕 1y
MicheleinPhilly Hey there handsome! 1y
Mdargusch So cute!!!❤️❤️❤️ 1y
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This gem was not in the database. Interesting, quick read. Especially on a 3.5 hour bus ride to NYC

rubyslippersreads I want to read this, but just how graphically gruesome is it? 1y
Mccall0113 @rubyslippersreads it is graphic but in spurts. Gruesomeness is not the focal point 1y
Daisey I listened to this one and enjoyed it, but I haven‘t gotten to any of the others yet. 1y
Mccall0113 @Daisey I bought the rest and started with this one, too! 1y
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Some entries in Harold Schechter‘s Bloodlands shorts for Amazon are stronger than others, but the design work is gorgeous across the whole collection.

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Your #itstrulycriminalswap package is on the way @callunakeep !

JenlovesJT47 Yay! 1y
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It's here, it's here!!! Now to just wait until the opening date! @Tex I plan on wrapping your stuff up tonight and sending it out this weekend!
#itstrulycriminalswap #itcs

JenlovesJT47 Yay! 🤗 1y
Tex2Flo Squeeee! 1y
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@kaysworld1 True crime parcel arrived safely, thank you! Now HP is sorted, I‘ll be sorting this one and hope to get it posted out to you ASAP.

kaysworld1 @Deangirl That took a while to get to you, I do apologise x 1y
OutsmartYourShelf @kaysworld1 Definitely the post at my end, notoriously unreliable so no worries. 1y
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Omg guys, a million apologies for being so ridiculously behind, but all of the matches for the #itstrulycriminalswap have been sent! Please check your email. I will be tagging everyone below - if you haven‘t received your email, please let me know ASAP! Again, I‘m sorry for getting so behind. I finally have everything organized after the move and should be getting back to normal now. Happy reading everyone! 🤗💚 #Swap

Chrissyreadit Thank you!!!! 1y
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CocoReads Thanks! 1y
guinsgirlreads Thanks! I had sent you an email thinking that I missed something, and then I saw your posts, sorry! Hope all is well and you are feeling better!! 💙 1y
CoffeeK8 Thanks so much for your hard work! 1y
MidnightBookGirl Thank you! You rock! 1y
DiruVamp Glad to hear everything is coming together I know it was crazy there for awhile! Thank you so much for organizing 👏🏻💜 1y
FantasyChick Got it! Thanks a million 😊 I am really looking forward to this one! @Jabberwocky 1y
AmyG Thankou so much for organizing. I am really looking forward to this. @PirateJenny 👊🏻 1y
PirateJenny I have mine and am happily plotting 1y
Alfrazier21 Good morning! I haven‘t received my email 😬 1y
OutsmartYourShelf Got mine! Thanks for your hard work in setting up this swap. 1y
AlizaApp Yay! Got mine and so excited! 🎉📚 1y
Jabberwocky Hi I don‘t have mine!! Just to confirm my email is arieldemong@live.ca 1y
JenlovesJT47 @Jabberwocky @Alfrazier21 I know I sent yours so let me check when I get on my laptop. I‘ll resend it this afternoon! 🙃 1y
kaysworld1 I got mine x 1y
BlameJennyJane Got it @JenlovesJT47 ! Thanks so much for organizing things! Can‘t wait to swap with @DiruVamp !🎁 1y
DiruVamp @BlameJennyJane I am super excited for this swap!! I‘ve already got some ideas 😂👏🏻 1y
BlameJennyJane @DiruVamp I‘m stalking your Litsy TBR as we speak! 1y
DiruVamp @BlameJennyJane 😁👏🏻 1y
Mdargusch I‘ve been on vacation all week and tardy in replying- I did get my email. Thanks! 1y
JenlovesJT47 @Jabberwocky @Alfrazier21 I resent your emails, please let me know if you got them. Sorry for the delay! 😩 1y
Alfrazier21 Thank you @JenlovesJT47 I got it!! 1y
JenlovesJT47 Still waiting to hear from a few people that you got your email - please let me know ASAP! @laurenashley @callunakeep @jillannjohn @Callemarie @sweetpealsd @callielafleur @nelehelen 1y
sweetpealsd @JenlovesJT47 I‘m so sorry! Yes, I got my email. 1y
jillannjohn Got it! Thank you! 1y
callielafleur I got mine! I think I had the reply to your email pulled up on my computer 5 times and kept getting distracted. 😂😂 1y
callunakeep @JenlovesJT47 Hi Jen! Sorry, google must have ate my reply, it shows in my sent folder!🤣😂. I have already started shopping!🎉🙌🏻 1y
JenlovesJT47 @callielafleur lol I understand! 😅 thanks and no worries @callunakeep 1y
nelehelen I got mine! Sorry for late response. I was out of the country and just got back 1y
JenlovesJT47 @nelehelen no worries!! 1y
kaysworld1 @JenlovesJT47 Hello there I was just wondering what's the opening day for this? X 1y
JenlovesJT47 @kaysworld1 August 24th ☺️ 1y
kaysworld1 @JenlovesJT47 thank you I've sent mine way ahead of schedule lol 1y
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@PirateJenny Your box is going to the post office today. I‘m sorry you will be tortured with looking at it until 8/24....but beginning tomorrow I don‘t have a car and have to finish packing as we move July 5 to CO. It won‘t even fit in our other car as that will be FULL. Hope you like everything!



ErinSueMreads Back to CO??? I don‘t envy you all the times you have had to move this year! 1y
AmyG @ErinSueG We had to come back to NJ as our house sold....to pack up. Now we move to CO and stay there. 1y
ErinSueMreads @AmyG yay!! I thought you went back to N.J. and sold you house here! Well welcome back! 1y
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AmyG @ErinSueG Ha! Other way around. 1y
PirateJenny Torture indeed!!! It made it safe and sound. The kittens are intrigued. 😀 1y
AmyG @PirateJenny Ha! They will have to wait until August for the box. ;) 1y
PirateJenny @AmyG they are sitting on it and biting it for now 🐱 1y
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So excited to get my hands on the #summerslasherbookswap box from @CindyMyLifeIsLit I opened the whole thing while sitting in the post office parking lot! Will post pix of the books (so many!) after I get back home. Thanks, Cindy, for the true crime genre I'd been wanting to read.

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Hi Littens! I feel like I haven‘t been on Litsy in a month! 😵 Finally got everything out of the house and moved, then of course Jace and I get sick. So I‘m extending the signups one more time through the end of this weekend, and will have the matches sent out next week. So sorry everyone!!



thereadingowlvina Glad you got things sorted out and hope you and Jace feel better soon! 😁 1y
TheWordJar Hope you feel better soon! Take care! 1y
CoffeeK8 No worries... feel better soon! 1y
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cobwebmoth Aw, hope you both feel better soon! 1y
PirateJenny take your time. I am also sick and I got thrown for a bit of a life loop myself with Watson. We can be patient. 1y
Elle_Skeldon Feel better!! 1y
AmyG Jen, feel better. Is there any way I could be matched before next Friday? I am moving (also selling my car 7/1) and had planned on sending my box before we leave (as I have so much in my other car already). If not, it‘s ok...but if you can that would be great. Thanks so much. 1y
JenlovesJT47 @AmyG I will send yours first! 1y
AmyG Thank you! I appreciate this SO much. 😘 1y
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Host: @JenlovesJT47 Just a reminder about the #itstrulycriminalswap - signups are open until June 17th. Opening day is August 3rd. Please fill out the survey below to join. And please share! 🤗

#swap **Any questions comment below and tag the host**

JenlovesJT47 Thank you!!! 1y
JamieLou I always miss the good ones. Darn leadership camp 1y
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Hi Littens! I‘m sorry for being so AWOL lately. I found out on Saturday I have to be moved out of my house by this Friday! 😱(I thought I had until the first!😳). As a result, I‘m extending the signups for the #itstrulycriminalswap through this weekend. Please see the link below. Matches will go out sometime next week. Also, I‘m very behind on mailing packages for some of my traveling books. I‘m so sorry, will have them sent this week!

JenlovesJT47 I‘m so sorry to @sweetpealsd for #LMPBC - @MuddyPuddle for #thebreakfastbookclub - @Pamwurtzler for #whodunitthesequel - @Ashley_Nicoletto for #horrorpost and @Quasifesto for the #1001bookswap - I‘m hoping to have everything mailed by Friday. So sorry for the delay!! 😱😭😵 1y
BookishMe Dear you... Wish you a smooth move. I am sure the Littens understand such curveballs. You take care of yourself 💖❣️💖 1y
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sweetpealsd @JenlovesJT47 take your time! Real life comes first! 1y
PirateJenny Yikes! good luck with the move! 1y
Pamwurtzler @JenlovesJT47 No worries!! Good luck with the move! 1y
knittedgnome Oh yikes!!! That's terrible! Good luck! 1y
cobwebmoth Sending hugs! 1y
4thhouseontheleft Good luck with the move! 1y
dariazeoli Oh no! Good luck with the move! 1y
TheWordJar I hope everything is going/has gone smoothly for you. But yay for me, because I didn‘t know there was a true crime swap, and after sitting out for some swaps, I‘m definitely signing up for this one! 1y
nelehelen Good luck on the move! And im so happy you extended this because had no idea this was happening! Signed up and super excited! 1y
ScientistSam Good luck with the move! 1y
jfalkens Hope everything is going well xXxX 1y
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Spreading the word about the #itstrulycriminalswap ! Sign up ends June 12. Go to @JenlovesJT47 's page for the sign up survey! #ssgdm!

JenlovesJT47 Yay! 💚🤗 1y
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Just a reminder about the #itstrulycriminalswap - signups are open until June 12th. Opening day is August 3rd. Please fill out the survey below to join. And please share! 🤗




Kappadeemom I just signed up but I feel like I signed up earlier, so I may be on the list twice 👍 1y
JenlovesJT47 @Kappadeemom yep, no worries! 1y
Bookishthoughts @PirateJenny I saw this and thought you may be interested!😊💗 1y
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FantasyChick I did sign up for this, right? Lol I think I did but I can't remember haha 1y
JenlovesJT47 @FantasyChick yep I got you! 1y
FantasyChick Sweet!!! 1y
PirateJenny Yes!!!! I have to finish filling out my form. But thanks for the reminder @LazyDays ! I was so sick last week I couldn't do a thing! 1y
Bookishthoughts @PirateJenny hope you feel better!😊 1y
PirateJenny @LazyDays I am doing much better now thanks 1y
DebBates101 O. M. G. I AM SO EXCIIIIIITEEEED FOR THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are my hero! Thank you!!!!!!!!!! #MurderinoForLife #ssdgm 1y
OutsmartYourShelf Really looking forward to this swap! Hopefully you received my sign-up by email 😊 1y
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Note to true crime fans that are Prime members. They have a true crime book in the first reads this month.

Alfrazier21 I picked this one for June! It sounds like a very interesting case. 1y
OutsmartYourShelf Yes, that‘s the one I‘ve gone for this month. 1y
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Repost for @JenlovesJT47 :
The consensus is in! My next swap is going to be all about true crime (fret not historical fiction lovers, that will be my next one!). Signups are open for the #itstrulycriminalswap through June 12th, & opening day is August 3rd (giving us plenty of time to shop!). To enter, please fill out the survey below, & please share! #swap #truecrime


JenlovesJT47 Thank you for posting!! 💚🤗 1y
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Just signed up! So excited!

Pruzy Any true crime documentaries you thought were particularly good? 1y
tpixie Lol 1y
Chrissyreadit @Pruzy The Central Park Five is a documentary I think everyone should watch for many reasons. Dear Zachary was unreal, and has happened on other occasions to other people as well. There are a ton of documentaries on my watch list, I also want to listen to the Serial podcast when I have time. 1y
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Pruzy @Chrissyreadit Wow, I haven‘t heard of either of those two documentaries 1y
Chrissyreadit @Pruzy do you have recommendations! 1y
Pruzy @Chrissyreadit The Jinx (HBO) is a classic of the genre. The Keepers (Netflix) was phenomenally well done. I also thought The Killing Season (A&E) was almost equally well done. As for podcasts My Favourite Murder is huge right now. (edited) 1y
Chrissyreadit @Pruzy Thanks! I will check them out. We have crappy internet so I have to watch everything on disc or phone these days. 1y
Chrissyreadit @JenlovesJT47 just checking to make sure you received my form. 1y
JenlovesJT47 @Chrissyreadit yep, got it! And thank you for posting! 🤗💚 1y
Chrissyreadit @JenlovesJT47 I never heard anything back about this swap...is it still happening? 1y
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OH HECK YES!!! 🙌🏻🎉. Thank you, thank you, thank you @JenlovesJT47 🤓💕❤️💕

Who else is in for this brilliant swap!?!?!


JenlovesJT47 Yay!! Thank you for posting! 🤗💚 1y
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Oh I‘m in true crime nerdy heaven!! Thank you @JenlovesJT47 I just signed up and am totally excited! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/102-s8O02YB8fguCI1wMEl1SQWKUkaIE-S5hBxobLYRc/vie...

JenlovesJT47 Yay!! Thank you for posting! 🤗💚 1y
Crystalblu So are we!!! I‘ll have to check this out. 1y
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My first time on #Litsy in a while and there's an amazing swap going on!!!! This makes my twisty heart so happy 😈 #itstrulycriminalswap #truecrime #swap @JenlovesJT47

DiruVamp This. Sounds. Awesome. 🙌🏻 1y
FantasyChick Yes!!! @DiruVamp You should totally get in on this 😁 1y
DiruVamp @FantasyChick just signed up! 😉👏🏻 1y
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FantasyChick @DiruVamp Yay!!! ✋✋✋ 1y
JenlovesJT47 Yay!! Thank you for posting! 💚🤗 1y
Jabberwocky Don‘t mind me... just stalking about your page 😈 1y
FantasyChick Haha @Jabberwocky Stalk away!!! 1y
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JenlovesJT47 Yay thanks for posting! 💚🤗 1y
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@JenlovesJT47 is doing a fun #itstrulycriminalswap. Looks FUN. So head to her page to sign up.

JenlovesJT47 Thanks for sharing!! 🤗 1y
rustoryhuf I‘m down for historical fiction!! 1y
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The consensus is in! My next swap is going to be all about true crime (fret not historical fiction lovers, that will be my next one!). Signups are now open for the #itstrulycriminalswap - signups will be open through June 12th, & opening day is August 3rd (giving us plenty of time to shop!). To enter, please fill out the survey below, & please share! #swap #truecrime


monkeygirlsmama One of these days I‘m getting in on this action. Can‘t yet, but one day before a million have passed. 😜 1y
Sophoclessweetheart Oh! I haven‘t read much true crime but this sounds intriguing. Intriguing enough I wonder? X 1y
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Betty On the sign up form you wrote: "true crime novels." Does that mean fiction? 1y
Kaye Sorry. I want to but I probably shouldn‘t. I have literally spent an arm and 2 legs on postage and swap expenses lately. I honestly can‘t think of any true crime books I want to read. I think I‘ll pass. But thank you. I‘ll watch this space. 1y
AmyG I‘m swamped, but this is quite tempting. Please remind as it gets closer because I will most likely cave in and sign up. 😝 1y
JenlovesJT47 @Betty oops, I just meant books! I‘ll fix it. 😬 1y
JenlovesJT47 @Lapreader I fixed that question you mentioned, I don‘t know what was wrong with it. 1y
JenlovesJT47 @AmyG will do! 1y
TricksyTails This looks so fun!! 😍🖤😍🖤 1y
SaturnDoo 🤔Thanks for hosting but I think I am going to pass on this one. I just did the Conan Doyle Swap which involved mystery/thriller/crime. I will definitely jump in on the Historical Fiction swap though 😁 it's my favorite genre ❤❤❤ 1y
bridge12 YAAAASSSS!!!! @KUBuckeye 1y
PirateJenny As a Murderino I think I must be in on this one. Otherwise my card will be revoked. 1y
callunakeep OH HECK YESSS!!!! 🙌🏻🎉 THANK YOU!!! 1y
Kappadeemom Hell to the yes 1y
CoffeeK8 I am so in! Great idea for a swap! 1y
RainyDayReading That‘s awesome, opening day is my birthday 😁 1y
CSeydel Ooh child ... so tempting! I literally just swore last night, no more swaps til I‘ve read the towering stack I‘ve accumulated from the last batch of swaps. But I am weak 1y
jillannjohn I just started reading true crime a few months ago. It‘s become a favorite. I think I‘ve run out of Dateline and Snapped episodes 😂. I‘m going to need help soon for my swap addiction! 1y
Chrissyreadit I just saw this!!! Super Interested! 1y
AmyG I‘m in. Signing up now. Yay! 1y
JenlovesJT47 @AmyG yay!! 🤗 1y
CocoReads I love true crime! Signing up now! 1y
AlizaApp Yes so excited about this! 1y
DebBates101 @ JenlovesJT47 where can I read more details about the swap e.g. how many books we send, how often we send, spend amount, etc? I dont want to sign up if it is a big, extensive swap if that makes sense. But it sounds like so much fun! 🧐🕵🏻‍♀️🌟 1y
JenlovesJT47 @DebBates101 I haven‘t made any major guidelines yet, but one good rule is to send at least 2 books and a bookish item. I don‘t usually put a monetary limit but I would say at least $20-25 not including shipping. There is also the option of sending used books if they are in good condition. It‘s just a one-time thing you send, opening day will be August 3rd 🙃 1y
DebBates101 @JenlovesJT47 ok tysm 📚❤️ 1y
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Looking for true crime recommendations!! I‘ve never read true crime, so not sure where to start!

I‘d prefer ones about serial killers or murder... something that‘s almost like fiction, but it‘s not...

I‘m currently trying to read The Fact of a Body, but it‘s hitting trigger warnings I didn‘t even know I had! I‘m not sure if I‘m gonna be able to finish and I‘m only 45 pages in.

Thanks in advance! 😊

DGRachel This one is a classic 2y
DGRachel I loved this one...even bought the hardcover twice when I left my first copy on a plane. 2y
Laughterhp @DGRachel Wow! The Monster of Florence one sound really good!! I‘ll have to check these both out. 2y
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larah17 The Monster of Florence is brilliant! 2y
CoffeeK8 @DGRachel I second your suggestion, this was the first true crime I read, and I was hooked! 2y
britt_brooke @CoffeeK8 Under the Banner of Heaven is a great recommendation! 🙌🏻 2y
Laughterhp Thanks @britt_brooke @Karkar @CoffeeK8 @ForeverNerdy for the recommendations! I‘ve put them all my list and plan to check them all out eventually! 😊 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 I loved true crime for many year but warning it made me paranoid. I can‘t watch SVU Law & Order now that I have kids either. 😳 I watched the recent documentary on Dahmer. Not a book but that was scary & interesting. 2y
Laughterhp @ForeverNerdy Yeah I don‘t plan on reading them all at one time. I‘ll be sure to spread them out. That‘s what happened to me when I watched Criminal Minds!! I had to stop watching it, because it creeped me out too much! 2y
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This is a Golden Star Book. Terrific story.

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Both very good also. 5 Stars.

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Both of these were good. I thought the one on the right was a bit better but both good reads.

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Both of these are 5 Golden Star 🌟 Books. Very good.

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Preacher‘s Girl was very good. Indiana Gothic was ok..maybe 3.5.

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A few photos to follow of true crime books I‘ve read. I thought maybe somebody would see something they like.
All 3 are 5 star reads.

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Looking for some true crime recommendations. I have In Cold Blood on my list to read but looking for some more recommendations!
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Jess7 This one is ok, but the SERIAL podcast was AWESOME! 2y
Jess7 I plan to read this one, but haven‘t yet (edited) 2y
Jess7 I liked Helter skelter so I would read more by the same author (prosecutor) 2y
Jess7 For the OJ case I read without a doubt, his name is Ron, Faye resnick‘s book that was released right before the trial - where the Brentwood hello comes from, If I did it (OJ‘s book - proceeds go to the Goodmans and this one: (edited) 2y
JaclynW @Jess7 I second the SERIAL podcast! So good! 2y
Jess7 I plan to read this one too 2y
Jess7 I also want to read this one bc I loved Making a Murderer 2y
JaclynW I read this year's ago. It happened in the city I live in. 2y
JaclynW Fascinating. Disturbing. Jon Krakauer. 2y
Jess7 I want to read this one 2y
Jess7 I want to read this one too - I listened to a podcast about it on Generation Why 2y
MinDea @Jess7 do you want to pick a true crime for our next #LitsyBuddyRead or do Hunger? 2y
MinDea Have you read moat of the ones you recommended? 2y
Jess7 I‘ve read all of the ones I tagged that I didn‘t say “I want to read” and I own all of the ones I‘ve listed if I haven‘t read them 2y
MinDea @DGRachel I think I have Monster of Florence. I didn't know it was true crime! 2y
Jess7 Not sure. We can decide soon. 2y
Jess7 This isn‘t exactly true crime per se but it is about Scientology and I want to read it. I bought it recently as a kindle daily deal. 2y
MinDea @Jess7 scientology fascinates me. That would be interesting! 2y
Jess7 I‘m sure I‘m forgetting others I‘ve read, but those are some. If you haven‘t read Helter Skelter or Waiting to be Heard you definitely should. 2y
MinDea @Jess7 I have Helzer Skelter but haven't read it... 2y
DGRachel @MinDea It's about a series of murders committed by an Italian serial killer. I found the workings of the Italian justice system to be fascinating (and more than a little terrifying, if I'm honest). I had to buy a second copy because I accidentally left my book on a plane at the end of a long, late flight! (edited) 2y
JamieArc Ditto on Monster of Florence. Great true crime book but make sure you read the commentary at the end on the judicial system and the Amanda Knox case. I found it fascinating. It's one of my top recommendations for true crime books! 2y
IamIamIam I was appalled by this trial and the documentaries that went with it. 2y
cathysaid On my TBR so can't really recommend yet... 2y
Cinfhen @Mdargusch should know a bunch!!! I think there is a #TrueCrime group on Litsy!!! Also @Kaye reads ALOT of true crime 2y
Sweettartlaura I second Helter Skelter. It was my first audiobook of this year, & it was enthralling, even though it was long. I learned a lot I didn‘t know . 2y
Sweettartlaura @Jess7 Read Going Clear at/around the same time you read Beyond Belief. It‘s the adult take while Beyond Belief is the story of a girl growing up in Scientology. They complement each other very well. 2y
swishandflick It's been a while since I've read this, but I remember being totally sucked into this and sleeping with lights on 2y
swishandflick Or this one 2y
MinDea @Cinfhen we are reading American Fire in December for #botmBuddyRead! 2y
JenlovesJT47 I definitely third Helter Skelter 🙋🏻 IMO the best true crime novel out there. Beyond that, I've been reading a lot about Laci Peterson lately. I would recommend her mother's book, For Laci, and Amber Frey's book Witness. Also, Zodiac by Robert Graysmith. I'm sure there are many more I'm forgetting! 2y
MinDea Alright, alright! I'll read Helter Skelter!! 😂😂 2y
MinDea @JenlovesJT47 Lacy Peterson could be interesting. What have you read on Jack the Ripper? 2y
JenlovesJT47 I haven't read much about Jack the Ripper but I've watched a lot of stuff about it. Definitely something worth reading about! I'd also recommend anything about Lizzie Borden. Another interesting case from around the same time period. 2y
MinDea @JenlovesJT47 have you read the young adult book about the girl who loves Jack the Ripper...not true crime but ya historical fiction? 2y
Cathythoughts Loved In Cold Blood 2y
Kaye Thanks for the tag @cinfhen @mindea If you want to take a look through the books I‘ve posted, tons of them are true crime. Some that are really good are (edited) 2y
mdhughes72 I don‘t know if it‘s, strictly speaking, True Crime, but it is true, and about a crime, and an amazing read: 2y
Cinfhen My bookclub just read Helter Skelter, it‘s phenomenal BUT it‘s VERY detailed almost to the point of suffocation....just set aside some time.... 2y
JenlovesJT47 No I haven't read that one yet but I know what you're talking about. I checked it out from the library one time but didn't get to finish it before I had to take it back. But it looks really good! Might have to request some books about Jack the Ripper! Also, do you have Amazon prime or kindle unlimited? They have a ton of true crime books available on there, some short ones that are worth reading. 2y
Mdargusch @Kaye is the one I look to for recommendations. In Cold Blood and Helter Skelter are the two classics but I just read these three and liked them. 2y
Kaye Thank you @Mdargusch We true crime readers need to stick together. It‘s not everyone‘s cup of tea. ☠️👻 2y
MinDea @mdhughes72 I have Ghettoside. Will move it up on my list to read! @Jess7 could be a good #botmBuddyRead pick.... 2y
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Look what I saw today at our local library !

Jess7 This one is a #mustread 2y
Kaye @Jess7 yep, it's one of my all time favorites, by my all time favorite author. 😉 2y
Kaye @Aloisi_tribe Somehow I knew you'd say that when you heard about this. 👍🤔😳 2y
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Missing Once Upon A Crime in MN! If you are ever in Minneapolis, don't miss this must visit treasure trove if books ! #indiebookstore #truecrime #mystery

AnnieReads Love, love, love this store!!! 2y
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