Apr 15, 2013 — In 2003, a hospital nurse named Charlie Cullen was arrested under suspicion of injecting patients with lethal doses of a variety of medications. He is now considered one of the nation's most prolific serial killers. Journalist Charles Graeber explains how the hospital system failed to stop Cullen.
Sep 17, 2012 — In The Malice of Fortune, two of the biggest names of the Renaissance team up to track a killer. Michael Ennis pairs the ruthless political philosopher and the genius artist in a pulse-quickening, historical whodunit.
Jun 29, 2012 — Erik Larson's true crime book, The Devil in the White City, is on the list for a 208th week.
Jun 15, 2012 — Kiss the Dead, Laurell K. Hamilton's latest "Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter" novel, debuts at No. 13.
May 10, 2012 — The Devil In The White City — about the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 — sits at No. 15.
Mar 21, 2012 — Poet Billy Collins revels in his love of words, while debut novelist Cara Hoffman brings poetry to a murder mystery. In nonfiction, historian Adam Hochschild takes a fresh look at WWI, former CIA operative Robert Baer tells the story of his marriage to another spy, and Alexandra Styron comes to terms with her famous novelist father, William Styron.
Nov 14, 2011 — Society has a fascination with crime — we can't seem to look away from the yellow police tape. Author Duane Swierczynski recommends three thrilling crime stories told in graphic-novel form.
Dec 8, 2011 — An LAPD detective makes chilling discoveries in Michael Connelly's The Drop, which debuts at No. 2.
Dec 1, 2011 — Suspense rules fiction this week, with a new cop protagonist from Ian Rankin, a tale by Lars Kepler that rivals the Dragon Tattoo series, and a debut novel inspired by Sherlock Holmes. In nonfiction, there's a history of ballet and Patti LuPone's memoir of the Great White Way.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Outside Valentine by Liza Ward. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.