true-crime

true-crime

(tro͞o′krīm′)
adj.
Based on or recounting an actual crime: a true-crime novel.
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FREE MEEK From executive producer Jay-Z comes this true-crime documentary about Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill's rise to fame, his jail time and eventual release to become an icon of campaigning for justice reform.
Summary: Washington DC [USA], June 7 (ANI): Bill Skarsgard, well known for his performance as the clown in 2017 'It' will feature in the upcoming true-crime Drama 'Gilded Rage'.
Editorial Note: Keith Greenberg is the author of several true-crime books including: "December 8, 1980: The Day John Lennon Died" and "Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: James Dean's Final Hours".
James Polchin's Indecent Advances extracts more than its title from true-crime press clippings dating back to the 1920s, examining both what appeared in print and what was sanitized or excluded.
What follows is a gripping true-crime tale that is both unbelievable while yet being realistic.
The creators of 'Atlanta Monster' are returning for a 'season two' of sorts to their harrowing true-crime podcast, this time revisiting perhaps the most infamous cold case of the last century and a pop culture obsession that's sure to endure -- The Zodiac Killer.
FACTUAL Mark Williams-Thomas concludes his true-crime series on the trail of Glasgow serial killer Angus Sinclair.
The Hot One: A Memoir of Friendship, Sex, and Murder represents the journalist author's investigation into the murder of her childhood friend, and blends a true-crime murder mystery with a memoir that charts both friends' different paths through life.
The Fact of a Body, by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, is a rarity in literature: a true-crime masterpiece in which the author's own past is juxtaposed with the "real" victim and criminals, each life unfolding as the pages turn.
Making a Murderer drew immediate comparisons to 2014's most buzzed about true-crime series, the podcast Serial, which told the story of Baltimore high school student and convicted murderer Adnan Syed.
The King assassination offers the author a chance to explore one of the most shocking events of the twentieth century alongside his own career, combining a true-crime tale with a literary memoir that attempts to explain his obsession with this murder, and with Ray himself.