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On Display at Clarkston: October 2017

A guide for the content of Georgia State Unierversity's Perimeter College Clarkston Library's bulletin board displays.

October 2017

Murder, Mayhem, and Horror of DVD

William Crain, Joseph T. Naar, and Joan Torres, Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Etertainment, 2004.
Call # DVD PN1997 .B54855 2003
An African vampire prince stalks the city streets to satisfy his desire for blood.

City of Lost Children.
Claudie Ossard, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, and Marc Caro, Sony Pictures Classics, 1999.
Call # DVD PN1997 .C484 2007
This fantastically twisted fairy tale is chock-full of curious characters and special effects. A sad and heartbroken madman, Krank, is aging prematurely because he can't dream. He kidnaps little children, hoping that eventually he will find a way to steal their sleeping thoughts. The story takes the form of a quest, as a sentimental harpooner-turned-fairground strongman, One, sets out to find his young brother on a dilapidated oil rig. He soon falls in love with the gutsy nine-year-old girl (who is head of the orphan gang), and together they run a gauntlet of fantastical dangers as they join hearts and hands to save a small boy's dreams from the madman's master plan.

Based on the book by Stephan King. Dee Wallace Stone, Daniel Hugh-Kelly, and Danny Pintauro, Artisan Home Entertainment, 2000.
Call # DVD PN1997 .C95 2000
In rural Maine, Vic and Donna Trenton struggle to repair their crumbling marriage, while their young son Tad befriends a hulking, lovable, 200-pound St. Bernard named Cujo. But the once-docile dog undergoes a hideous transformation, becoming a slavering, demonic, implacable killer. Confronting the madness that threatens to overtake the family members, the Trentons discover the strength to face their fear and the courage to fight for their survival.

Dead Alive.
Stephan Sinclair, Fran Walsh, and Peter Jackson, Lions Gate Home Entertainment, 2004.
Call # DVD PN1997 .D37983 2004
A hapless young man's overbearing mother gets him into a heap of trouble when she catches a bizarre zombie virus and starts turning innocent passersby into walking corpses.

Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame. .
Produced by Tsui Hark et. al. directed by Tsui Hark, Vivendi Entertainment, 2011.
Call # DVD PN1997.2 .D476 2011
An exiled detective is recruited to solve a series of mysterious deaths that threaten to delay the inauguration of Empress Wu.

Marcus, Schaffer, Joe Medjuck, and E Bennett Walsh, DreamWroks, 2007.
Call # DVD PN1997.2 .D565 2007
After his father's death, Kale Brecht becomes a sullen, withdrawn, and troubled young man. He finds himself under a court-ordered sentence of house arrest after a run in with the law. His mother, Julie, works night and day to support herself and her son, only to be met with Kale's indifference and lethargy. As the walls of his house begin to close in on Kale, he turns into a voyeur as his interests turn outside the windows of his suburban home towards those of his neighbors. Slowly, Kale begins to suspect his neighbor is a serial killer.

The Fog.
Shyam Ramsay, Amara Upadhayay, and Aditi Govitrikar, Image Enetertainment, 2005.
Call # DVD PN1997.2 .D48 2005
Death threats and facial disfigurement threaten to derail a beauty pageant, along with a corpse that keeps popping up at the most inopportune moments. Soon, two women must fight for their lives, using their wits to outwit the faceless horror.

Fright Night.
Produced by Michael De Luca and Alison Rosenzweig. directed by Craig Gillespe, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2011.
Call # DVD PN1997.2 .F75 2011
Senior Charley Brewster finally has it all. He's running with the cool kids and dating the hottest girl in high school. But all hell breaks loose when charming Jerry Dandrige moves in next door. Charlie thinks there's something odd about him, although no one, including his mom seems to notice. But after too many of his classmates vanish under bizarre circumstances, Charley comes to an unmistakable conclusion: Jerry is a vampire preying on his neighborhood!

Hotel Transylvania.
Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, Produced by Michelle Murdocca, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2013.
Call # DVD PN1997.2 .H6583 2013
The Hotel Transylvania, run by Dracula, is a unique, high-end resort catering only to the finest monsters and their families. Dracula is preparing for an extra special weekend - his daughter Mavis's 118th birthday - when trouble arises: a human has stumbled upon the resort for the first time ever!

House of Wax.
Vincent Price and Carolyn Jones, Warner Home Video, 2003.
Call # DVD PN1997 .H683 2003
Classic horror movie about an insane sculptor who builds a wax museum out of things that used to be alive.

I am Legend.
Akiva Goldsman, David Heyman, and James Lassiter, Warner Home Video, 2008.
Call # DVD PN1997.2 .I223 2008b
Robert Neville is the last human survivor in what is left of New York City. A pandemic has left only 1% of the population alive and most of those who survived are no longer human. The infected, now lurking in the shadows, watch Neville's every move. Perhaps mankind's last, best hope, Neville is driven by the only one remaining mission: to find a way to reverse the effects of the virus using his own immune blood.

Hotel Transylvania
Cruel Tales
House of Wax

John Carpenter's Halloween.
Moustapha Akkad, Debra Hill, and John Carpenter, Anchor Bay Entertainment, 2003.
Call # DVD PN1997 .H242 2003
On Halloween night years ago, little Michael Meyers brutally slaughtered his sister in cold blood. But for the last fifteen years, town residents have rested easy, knowing that he was safely locked away in a mental hospital ... until tonight. Tonight, Michael returns to the same quiet neighborhood to relive his grisly murder again ... and again ... and again. Tonight is Halloween!

The Mist.
rank DRaabont, Liz Glotzer, and Thomas Jane, Genius Products, LLC, 2008.
Call # DVD PN1997.2 .M578 2008
When Dave Drayton notices a strange mist on the lake, he does not think much of it. When his son, Billy, his neighbor Brent Norton, and himself travel to the grocery store, strange things begin to happen. On their way to the market, they see the army, the local firefighters and police, heading toward the mist. When he sees this, Brent mentions something about "Project Arrowhead," a secret military plan that no one knows about. All of the store's shoppers had no clue what was going on until an elderly man runs into the market with a bloody nose, declaring that something is in mist.

Night of the Living Dead.
George A. Romero, Russ Streiner, and Karl Hardman, GT Media, 2007.
Call # DVD PN1997 .N5418 2007
A simple, peaceful countryside is being terrorized by killer zombies with only one thing on their minds--destroy all humans. A small stronghold of survivors must hold the zombies at bay outside an old, abandoned house for any future hope of humanity.

Taka Ichise, Norio Tsurata, and Hiroshi Mikami, Lions Gate Entertainment, 2005.
Call # DVD PN1997.2 .P7275 2005
A father tries to prevent the death of his young daughter, which he saw foretold in a mysterious newspaper a few moments before it was to have happened.

The Raven.
John Cusack, Luke Evands, and Oliver Jacison-Cohen, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2012.
Call # DVD PN1997.2 .R375 2012
While investigating a horrific double murder, police detective Emmett Fields makes a startling discovery: the killer's methods mirror the twisted writings of Edgar Allan Poe. Suspecting Poe at first, Fields ultimately enlists his help to stop future attacks. But in this deadly game of cat and mouse, the stakes are raised with each gruesome slaying as the pair races to catch a madman before he brings every one of Poe's shocking stories to chilling life, and death.

The Shining.
Directed by Stanley Kubrick, Performance by Jack Nicholson, Warner Home Video, 2001.
Call # DVD PN1997 .S546 2001
A young boy and his parents spend the winter in a resort hotel which is possessed by ghosts. ;Based on the novel by Stephen King.

The Silence of the Lambs.
Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, 20th CenturyFox Home Entertainment, 2006.
Call # DVD PN1997 .S557 2006
When FBI agent Clarice Starling is assigned a case involving a monstrous serial killer, she seeks counsel from an imprisoned cannibalistic psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter, whose fascination with the young woman is as great as his hunger for murder. As their relationship develops, Starling must confront her own demons, and an evil so powerful that she may not have the courage or strength to stop it.

Rose Byrne, Andrew Macdonald, and Alex Garland, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2007.
Call # DVD PN1997.2 .S85 2007
Earth's last hope rests with a courageous crew of eight men and women on a mission to ignite the fading star with a massive nuclear weapon. Deep into their voyage, out of radio contact with Earth, their mission begins to unravel and they find themselves fighting not only for their lives, but for the future of us all.

Thir13en Ghosts.
Gilbert Adler, Joel Silver, and Robert Zemeckis, Warner Home Video, 2001.
Call # DVD PN1997.2 .T545 2002
After a tragedy strikes, a family discovers that the home they've inherited from an eccentric uncle is inhabited by sinister phantoms. Once the 12 ghosts are unlocked from the basement of the house, there is only the need for one more fresh ghost to fulfil an evil prophesy.

Produced by Gavin Polone, directed by Ruben Fleischer, SONY Pictures Home Entertainment, 2010.
Call # DVD PN1997.2 .Z65 2010
In a world that has become overrun with zombies, two men must figure out how to survive. Wimpy Columbus is afraid of his own shadow, while Tallahassee is the biggest, baddest, gun-toting zombie-slayer who ever lived. When they meet two sisters, Wichita and Little Rock, the four strike out for an amusement park that is said to be zombie-free. This mismatched group will have to rely on each other to survive, which could be worse than surrendering to the zombies

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Pre 20th Century Horror and Mystery

Mystery Writers of America. Mystery Writers of America Presents: In the Shadow of the Master: Classic Talles of Edgar Allan Poe.
William Morrow, 2009.
Call # PS2602 .C66 2009
Collected here to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Poe's birth are sixteen of his best tales accompanied by twenty essays from beloved authors, including T. Jefferson Parker, Lawrence Block, Sara Paretsky, and Joseph Wambaugh, among others, on how Poe has changed their life and work.

Poe, Edgar Allan. Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe..
Doubleday, 1966.
Call # PS2600 .F66 1966b
This single volume brings together all of Poe's stories and poems, and illuminates the diverse and multifaceted genius of one of the greatest and most influential figures in American literary history.

Poe, Edgar Allan. The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales.
Transaction Publishers, 1998.
Call # PS2612 .A3 1998
Twelve stories tell of strange forces that lead men to their doom.

Poe, Edgar Allan. Prose Romances: The Murders in the Rue Morgue and The Man that was Used Up.
St. Johns University Press, 1968.
Call # PS2617 .A1 1968
Whether it's the assailant who stuffs a murder victim up a chimney with super human strength, or a "prodigy of valor's" not quite natural beauty, Poe's classics, his Prose Romances, still entertain after more than a century.
Eileen H. Kramer

Poe, Edgar Allan. The Raven & Other Poems and Tales.
Bulfinch Press, 2001.
Call # PS2602 2001
One of the most original American writers, Edgar Allan Poe shaped the development of both the horror story and science fiction genres and has widespread, timeless appeal. Some of his poems remain among the most popular in American literature, and Poe's tales of the macabre still thrill readers of all ages.

Poe, Edgar Allan and Nathan Haskell Dole. Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. IV, V, and IX.
Werner Company, 1908.
Call # PS2600 .F08
These more than a century old books are part of a ten volume set with faux marble covers, and soft rag paper pages with gilt edging. They feature famous and obscure stories by the master including "Murders in the Rue Morgue," "The Masque of the Red Death," and "Ligeia," as well as poetry and literary articles.
Eileen H. Kramer

Villiers de L'Isle-Adam comte de. Cruel Tales.
Oxford University Press, 1963.
Call # PQ2476.V4 C7 1963
Surprisingly prescient science fiction (Last breath = video, and seats that give electric shock mimic modern, laugh tracks) mixes with murder and other cruelty in these short, and extremely ancient stories.
Eileen H. Kramer

Prose Romance   In the Shadow of the Master

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Mid 20th Century Horror and Mystery

Chandler, Raymond. The Raymond Chandler Omnibus: Four Famous Classics.
Random House, 1964.
Call # PS3505.H3224 A15 1964
Four of the master's most famous works: The Big Sleep, The Lady in the Lake, the High Window, and Farewell my Lovely.
Eileen H. Kramer

Gaines, Ernest J. A Gathering of Old Men.
Vintage Books, 1992.
Call # PS3557.A355 G3 1992
Set on a Louisiana sugar cane plantation in the 1970s, the book is a powerful depiction of racial tensions arising over the death of a Cajun farmer at the hands of a black man.

Hammett, Dashiell. The Maltese Falcon & The Thin Man.
Vintage Books, 1964.
Call # PS3515.A4347 M3 1964
Two of Dashiell Hammett's most famous works combine in a pocket size hardback that packs a powerful punch.
Eileen H. Kramer

Hammett, Dashiell and Vince Emery. ost Stories: 21 Long-lost Stories from the Best-selling Creator of Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon, and The Thin Man.
Vince Emery Productions, 2005.
Call # PS3515.A4347 A6 2005b
Lost Stories rescues 21 long-lost Hammett stories, all either never published in an anthology or unavailable for decades. You cannot find these stories anywhere else. Readers of Hammett's famous mysteries will be surprised by the variety of the stories here.

Highsmith Patricia. Strangers on a Train.
W.W. Norton, 2001.
Call # PS3558.I366 S77 2001
ere we encounter Guy Haines and Charles Anthony Bruno, passengers on the same train. But while Guy is a successful architect in the midst of a divorce, Bruno turns out to be a sadistic psychopath who manipulates Guy into swapping murders with him.

Matheson, Richard. I am Legend.
Buccaneer Books, 1954.
Call # PS3563.A8355 I18 1954
A lone human survivor in a world that is overrun by vampires, Robert Neville leads a desperate life in which he must barricade himself in his home every night and hunt down the starving undead by day.

Miller, Arthur. The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts.
Penguin Books, 2003.
Call # PS3525.I5156 C7 2003
ased on historical people and real events, Miller's drama is a searing portrait of a community engulfed by hysteria. In the rigid theocracy of Salem, rumors that women are practicing witchcraft galvanize the town's most basic fears and suspicions; and when a young girl accuses Elizabeth Proctor of being a witch, self-righteous church leaders and townspeople insist that Elizabeth be brought to trial.

Pockell, Leslie, Editor. The 13 Best Horror Stories of All Time.
Warner Books, 2002.
Call # PS648.H6 A13 2002
The stories that comprise this collection will surprise the reader even after numerous readings. They reflect innermost fears and head for spaces where reality is blurred by imagination, where insanity and madness are shrouded in mystery and where humanity is haunted by repressed passion and obsession.

13 Best Horror Stories of All Time

A Gathering of Old Men   Strangers on a Train

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Contemporary Horror, Murder, and Mystery

Abbott, Megan E. You will Know Me : A Novel.
Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
Call # PS3601.B37 Y68 2016
How far will you go to achieve a dream? That's the question a celebrated coach poses to Katie and Eric Knox after he sees their daughter Devon, a gymnastics prodigy and Olympic hopeful, compete. For the Knoxes there are no limits--until a violent death rocks their close-knit gymnastics community and everything they have worked so hard for is suddenly at risk.

Blair, Underwood Tannarive and Steven Barnes. In the Night of the Heat: A Tennyson Hardwick Novel.
Atria Books, 2008.
Call # PS3621.N383 I5 2008
Hoping for a respite as his father slowly recovers from a stroke, Hollywood actor Tennyson Hardwick strives to land decent acting jobs and enjoys a relationship with his new girlfriend, circumstances that affect his perceptions about commitment and responsibility.

Bradley, C. Alan. Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd: A Flavia de Luce Novel.
Delacorte Press, 2016.
Call # PR9199.4.B7324 T48 2016
Only too eager to run an errand for the vicar's wife, Flavia hops on her trusty bicycle, Gladys, to deliver a message to a reclusive wood-carver. Finding the front door ajar, Flavia enters and stumbles upon the poor man's body hanging upside down on the back of his bedroom door. The only living creature in the house is a feline that shows little interest in the disturbing scene. Curiosity may not kill this cat, but Flavia is energized at the prospect of a new investigation. It's amazing what the discovery of a corpse can do for one's spirits.

Carroll, Emily. Through the Woods.
Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2014.
Call # PN6727.C386 T47 2014
A collection of five spine-tingling short stories.

Cornwell, Patricia Daniels. Book of the Dead.
G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2007.
Call # PS3553.O692 B65 2007
Dr. Kay Scarpetta opens a private forensic pathology practice in Charleston, South Carolina, only to find herself and her colleagues--Pete Marino and her niece, Lucy--confronted by a horrifying series of crimes that may have an underlying link.

Cronwell, Patricia Daniels. Scarpetta.
G.P. Putmam's Sons, 2008.
Call # PS3553.O692 S26 2008
Whoever is committing the crimes knows where his prey is at all times. Is it a person, a government? And what is the connection between the victims?

Cutter, Nic. The Deep.
Gallery Books, 2016.
Call # PS3603.U883 D44 2016
A strange plague called the 'Gets is decimating humanity on a global scale. It causes people to forget--small things at first, like where they left their keys...then the not-so-small things like how to drive, or the letters of the alphabet. Then their bodies forget how to function involuntarily...and there is no cure. But now, far below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, deep in the Marianas Trench, an heretofore unknown substance hailed as "ambrosia" has been discovered--a universal healer, from initial reports. It may just be the key to a universal cure.

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Erdrich, Louise. The Round House.
Harper, 2012.
Call # PS3555.R42 R68 2012
One Sunday in the spring of 1988, a woman living on a reservation in North Dakota is attacked. The details of the crime are slow to surface as Geraldine Coutts is traumatized and reluctant to relive or reveal what happened, either to the police or to her husband, Bazil, and thirteen-year-old son, Joe. In one day, Joe's life is irrevocably transformed. He tries to heal his mother, but she will not leave her bed and slips into an abyss of solitude. Increasingly alone, Joe finds himself thrust prematurely into an adult world for which he is ill prepared. While his father, who is a tribal judge, endeavors to wrest justice from a situation that defies his efforts, Joe becomes frustrated with the official investigation and sets out with his trusted friends, Cappy, Zack, and Angus, to get some answers of his own.

French, Tana. The Trespasser.
Viking, 2016.
Call # PR6106.R457 T74 2016
Being on the Murder squad is nothing like Detective Antoinette Conway dreamed it would be. Her partner, Stephen Moran, is the only person who seems glad she's there. The rest of her working life is a stream of thankless cases, vicious pranks, and harassment ... Their new case looks like yet another by-the-numbers lovers' quarrel gone bad. Aislinn Murray is blond, pretty, groomed to a shine, and dead in her catalogue-perfect living room, next to a table set for a romantic dinner. There's nothing unusual about her -- except that Antoinette's seen her somewhere before.

Johansen Iris. Eight Days to Live.
St. Martin's Press, 2010.
Call # PS3560.O275 E44 2010
Eve Duncan and her adopted daughter, Jane Macguire, are pitted against the members of a secretive cult who have targeted Jane and have decided that she will be their ultimate sacrifice. In eight days they will come for her. In eight days, what Jane fears the most will become a reality. In eight days, she will die.

King, Stephen. Just After Sunset: Stories.
Scribner, 2008.
Call # PS3561.I483 J87 2008
Just After Sunset -- call it dusk, call it twilight, it's a time when human intercourse takes on an unnatural cast, when nothing is quite as it appears, when the imagination begins to reach for shadows as they dissipate to darkness and living daylight can be scared right out of you. It's the perfect time for Stephen King.

Mankell, Henning. The Shadow Girls.
New Press, 2012.
Call # PT9876.23.A49 T4313 2012
esper Humlin is a poet of middling acclaim who is saddled by his underwhelming book sales, an exasperated girlfriend, a demanding mother, and a rapidly fading tan. His boy-wonder stockbroker has squandered Humlin's investments, and his editor, who says he must write a crime novel to survive, begins to pitch and promote the nonexistent book despite Humlin's emphatic refusals. Then, when he travels to Gothenburg to give a reading, he finds himself thrust into an entirely different world, where names shift, stories overlap, and histories are both deeply secret and in profound need of retelling.

Mosley, Walter. The Tempest Tales.
Black Classic Press, 2008.
Call # PS3563.O88456 T46 2008
Tempest Landry, a quick-witted African American resident of Harlem, NY, is walking home when a case of mistaken identity leads to his being shot by police. He finds himself standing in line at the gates of heaven waiting to talk to Saint Peter, who reviews his past transgressions and finds him wanting. Tempest is denied entry into heaven and ordered to hell. Believing his "sins" justified and heaven refusing to see the full truth, Tempest refuses to go and challenges Saint Peter to prove to him that he is a sinner.

Nesbo, Jo. The Snowman.
Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.
Call # PT8951.24.E83 S5613 2011
In Oslo, after the first snow of the season has fallen, a woman disappears, and a sinister snowman is left in her wake. As irascible detective Harry Hole realizes that this is only one of multiple disappearances, he begins to think a serial killer may be at work--and may be drawing in Hole personally and intentionally.

The Shadow Girls   You Will Know Me

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Sheldon, Sidney Nothing Lasts Forever.
W. Morrow, 1994.
Call # PS3569.H3927 N67 1994
Nothing Lasts Forever races from the llife and death decisions of the operating room to the tension-packed fireworks of a murder trial. It lays bare the ambitions and fears of healers and killers, lovers and betrayers.

Sundstol, Widar. Ravens.
University of Minnesota Press, 2015.
Call # PT8952.29.U53 R3813 2015
It's been a long, dark time since a gruesome discovery drew U.S. Forest Service ranger Lance Hansen into a murder investigation that is now approaching a resolution--although not to his satisfaction. In fact, the mysteries have been multiplying and getting uncomfortably close to home.

VanderMeer, Jeff. Annihilation.
Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2014.
Call # PS3572.A4284 A84 2014
Area X has claimed the lives of members of eleven expeditions. The twelfth expedition consisting of four women hopes to map the terrain and collect specimens; to record all their observations, scientific and otherwise, of their surroundings and of one another; and, above all, to avoid being contaminated by Area X itself.

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Nonfiction about Crime and Horror

Braudy, Leo. Haunted: On Ghosts, Witches, Vampires, Zombies, and Other Monsters of the Natural and Supernatural Worlds.
Yale University Press, 2016.
Call # PN56.S8 B73 2016
[T]his book explores how fear has been shaped into images of monsters and monstrosity. From the Protestant Reformation to contemporary horror films and fiction, he explores four major types: the monster from nature (King Kong), the created monster (Frankenstein), the monster from within (Mr. Hyde), and the monster from the past (Dracula).

Cobb, Cathy, Monty L. Fetterolf, and Jack Goldsmith. Crime Scene Chemistry for the Armchair Sleuth.
Prometheus Books, 2007.
Call # HV8073 .C584 2007
Chemists and science authors Cathy Cobb and Monty L. Fetterolf have teamed up with Jack G. Goldsmith, fellow chemist and reserve police officer, to create another intriguing trek through the science of chemistry, this time using the fascinating field of forensic chemistry as their framework. All new hands-on demonstrations and fictional minute mysteries illustrate chemical concepts as the authors present the science--and the realities--of forensic chemistry in a narrative style that makes this timely topic accessible to the non-chemist.

Evans, Colin. A Question of Evidence: A Casebook of Great Forensic Controversies, From Napoleon to O.J.
J. Wiley & Sons, 2003.
Call # HV8073 .E926 2003
Examines fifteen cases from throughout history which are still being fought over and demonstrates how various factors can influence the outcome of a case, despite concrete scientific evidence.

Garbarino, James. Listening to Killers: Lessons Learned from my Twenty Years as a Psychological Expert Witness in Murder Cases.
University of California Press, 2015.
Call # HV6529 .G37 2015
Listening to Killers offers an inside look at twenty years' worth of murder files from Dr. James Garbarino, a leading expert psychological witness who listens to killers so that he can testify in court. The author offers detailed accounts of how killers travel a path that leads from childhood innocence to lethal violence in adolescence or adulthood. He places the emotional and moral damage of each individual killer within a larger scientific framework of social, psychological, anthropological, and biological research on human development.

Gosling, Sam. Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You.
Basic Books, 2008.
Call # BF323.S63 G67 2008
A provocative look at how our private spaces--from boardroom to bedroom--reveal our personalities.

Himes, Chster B., Michael Fabre, and Robert E. Skinner. Conversations with Chester Himes.
University Press of Mississippi, 1995.
Call # PS3515.I713 Z467 1995
The late African-American novelist Chester Himes (1909-1984) is well known both in America and Europe for his moving depictions of black men destroyed by a pervasive racism and for darkly humorous stories of Harlem's underworld. His novels and stories are all the more striking because they are infused with his own varied experiences as a petty criminal, convict, writer, and expatriate.

Huange, Yunte. Charle Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and his Rendevzous with American History.
W.W. Norton, 2010.
Call # HV7571.H3 H83 2010
Yunte Huang ingeniously traces Charlie Chan from his real beginnings as a bullwhip-wielding detective in territorial Hawaii to his reinvention as a literary sleuth and Hollywood film icon. Huang finally resurrects the “honorable detective” from the graveyard of detested postmodern symbols and reclaims him as the embodiment of America’s rich cultural diversity.

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Johnson, Diane. Dashiell Hammett, A Life.
Random House, 1983.
Call # PS3515.A4347 Z72 1983
A biography of the enigmatic, popular, and legendary American writer chronicles the shaping of his vision and his bursts of creativity.

Keating, H.R.F. Writing Crime Fiction.
St. Martin's Press, 1986.
Call # PN3377.5.D4 K43 1987
This guide to writing crime fiction is based on the author's analysis of the craft from the classic detective story of the 1920s and 30s up to the female private eye novels of the 1990s. It features tips on fictional structure, the plot and its characters, and on submitting a script to publishers.

Luhr, William. Raymond Chandler and Film.
University Press of Florida, 1991.
Call # PS3505.H3224 Z69 1991
Luhr explores Chandler's relation to the American film industry from three angles: his work in Hollywood in the 1940s and early 1950s; his controversial writings about the film industry; and feature films based upon his fiction, including a comparison of the different screen incarnations of Philip Marlow, from Dick Powell and Humphrey Bogart to Elliot Gould and Robert Mitchum.

MacShane, Frank. The Life of Raymond Chandler.
E.P. Dutton, 1976.
Call # PS3505.H3224 Z7
Along with Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler invented the modern detective novel. He was a master of the "wise-crack" and the foremost exponent of the tough-guy school of writing. Raymond was also a writer of distinction in a field where quality was not expected.

Ramsland, Katherine M. True Stories of C.S.I.: The Real Crimes Behind the Best Episodes of the Popular TV Show.
Berkeley Boulevard, 2008.
Call # HV6529 .R36 2008
atherine Ramsland follows the evidence and revisits some of the most absorbing episodes of the phenomenally popular C.S.I. television franchise, and explores the real-life crimes that inspired them.

Starr, Douglas P. The Killer of Little Shepherds: A True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science.
Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
Call # KJV131.V33 S73 2010
With high drama and stunning detail, relates the infamous crime and punishment of French serial killer Joseph Vacher, interweaving the story of how Dr. Alexandre Lacassagne, Emile Fourquet and colleagues developed forensic science as we know it.

Trager, Philip. Faces.
Thames & Hudson Distributors, 2005.
Call # TR680 .T73 2005
reating a kind of psychological theater, these startling and mysterious images are intensely emotional, provocative and stunningly beautiful. Trager's photographs compel us to rethink the field of dance photography.

Forensic Chemistry for the Armchair Sleuth &nspb; Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You

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