Category List – Best Fact Crime

* BOLD records denote winners
Total Records Found: 315, showing 100 per page
Award YearAward CategoryTitleAuthor's NamePublisher/ProducerNotes
2023 Best Fact Crime Slenderman: Online Obsession, Mental Illness, and the Violent Crime of Two Midwestern Girls Kathleen Hale Grove Atlantic - Grove Press
2023 Best Fact Crime Tell Me Everything: The Story of a Private Investigation Erika Krouse Flatiron Books
2023 Best Fact Crime Trailed: One Woman's Quest to Solve the Shenandoah Murders Kathryn Miles Hachette Book Group - Workman Publishing - Algonquin Books
2023 Best Fact Crime American Caliph: The True Story of a Muslim Mystic, a Hollywood Epic, and the 1977 Siege of Washington, D.C. Shahan Mufti Farrar, Straus, and Giroux
2023 Best Fact Crime American Demon: Eliot Ness and the Hunt for America's Jack the Ripper Daniel Stashower Minotaur Books
2022 Best Fact Crime The Confidence Men: How Two Prisoners of War Engineered the Most Remarkable Escape in History Margalit Fox Random House Publishing Group - Random House
2022 Best Fact Crime Last Call: A True Story of Love, Lust, and Murder in Queer New York Elon Green Celadon Books
2022 Best Fact Crime Sleeper Agent: The Atomic Spy in America Who Got Away Ann Hagedorn Simon & Schuster
2022 Best Fact Crime Two Truths and a Lie: A Murder, a Private Investigator, and Her Search for Justice Ellen McGarrahan Penguin Random House - Random House
2022 Best Fact Crime The Dope: The Real History of the Mexican Drug Trade Benjamin T. Smith W.W. Norton & Company
2022 Best Fact Crime When Evil Lived in Laurel: The "White Knights" and the Murder of Vernon Dahmer Curtis Wilkie W.W. Norton & Company
2021 Best Fact Crime Blood Runs Coal: The Yablonski Murders and the Battle for the United Mine Workers of America Mark A. Bradley W.W. Norton & Company
2021 Best Fact Crime The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia Emma Copley Eisenberg Hachette Book Group - Hachette Books
2021 Best Fact Crime Death in Mud Lick: A Coal Country Fight Against the Drug Companies that Delivered the Opioid Epidemic Eric Eyre Simon & Schuster - Scribner
2021 Best Fact Crime Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder, and a Woman's Search for Justice in Indian Country Sierra Crane Murdoch Penguin Random House - Random House
2021 Best Fact Crime Veritas: A Harvard Professor, a Con Man, and the Gospel of Jesus's Wife Ariel Sabar Penguin Random House - Doubleday
2020 Best Fact Crime The Ghosts of Eden Park: The Bootleg King, the Women Who Pursued Him, and the Murder that Shocked Jazz-Age America Karen Abbott Penguin Random House - Crown
2020 Best Fact Crime The Less People Know About Us: A Mystery of Betrayal, Family Secrets, and Stolen Identity Axton Betz-Hamilton Hachette Book Group - Grand Central Publishing
2020 Best Fact Crime American Predator: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century Maureen Callahan Penguin Random House - Viking
2020 Best Fact Crime Norco '80: The True Story of the Most Spectacular Bank Robbery in American History Peter Houlahan Counterpoint Press
2020 Best Fact Crime Indecent Advances: A Hidden History of True Crime and Prejudice Before Stonewall James Polchin Counterpoint Press
2019 Best Fact Crime Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation Robert W. Fieseler W.W. Norton & Company - Liveright
2019 Best Fact Crime Sex Money Murder: A Story of Crack, Blood, and Betrayal Jonathan Green W.W. Norton & Company
2019 Best Fact Crime The Last Wild Men of Borneo: A True Story of Death and Treasure Carl Hoffman HarperCollins Publishers - William Morrow
2019 Best Fact Crime The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century Kirk Wallace Johnson Penguin Random House - Viking
2019 Best Fact Crime I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer Michelle McNamara HarperCollins Publishers - Harper
2019 Best Fact Crime The Good Mothers: The True Story of the Women Who Took on the World's Most Powerful Mafia Alex Perry HarperCollins Publishers - William Morrow
2018 Best Fact Crime Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI David Grann Penguin Random House - Doubleday
2018 Best Fact Crime The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple Jeff Guinn Simon & Schuster
2018 Best Fact Crime American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land Monica Hesse W.W. Norton & Company - Liveright
2018 Best Fact Crime The Man From the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery Bill James Simon & Schuster - Scribner
2018 Best Fact Crime The Man From the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery Rachel McCarthy James Simon & Schuster - Scribner
2018 Best Fact Crime Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York City's Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case that Captivated a Nation Brad Ricca St. Martin's Press
2017 Best Fact Crime Morgue: A Life in Death Dr. Vincent diMaio St. Martin's Press
2017 Best Fact Crime Morgue: A Life in Death Ron Franscell St. Martin's Press
2017 Best Fact Crime The Lynching: The Epic Courtroom Battle that Brought Down the Klan Laurence Leamer HarperCollins Publishers - William Morrow
2017 Best Fact Crime Pretty Jane and the Viper of Kidbrooke Lane: A True Story of Victorian Law and Disorder: The Unsolved Murder that Shocked Victorian England Paul Thomas Murphy Pegasus Books
2017 Best Fact Crime While the City Slept: A Love Lost to Violence and a Young Man's Descent into Madness Eli Sanders Penguin Random House - Viking Books
2017 Best Fact Crime The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer Kate Summerscale Penguin Random House - Penguin Press
2016 Best Fact Crime Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot that Avenged the Armenian Genocide Eric Bogosian Hachette Book Group - Little, Brown and Company
2016 Best Fact Crime Where the Bodies Were Buried: Whitey Bulger and the World That Made Him T.J. English HarperCollins Publishers - William Morrow
2016 Best Fact Crime Whipping Boy: The Forty-Year Search for My Twelve-Year-Old Bully Allen Kurzweil HarperCollins Publishers - Harper
2016 Best Fact Crime Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA and More Tell Us About Crime Val McDermid Grove Atlantic - Grove Press
2016 Best Fact Crime American Pain: How a Young Felon and his Ring of Doctors Unleashed America's Deadliest Drug Epidemic John Temple Rowman & Littlefield - Lyons Press
2015 Best Fact Crime Kitty Genovese: The Murder, the Bystanders, the Crime that Changed America Kevin Cook W.W. Norton
2015 Best Fact Crime Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller's Tragic Quest for Primitive Art Carl Hoffman HarperCollins Publishers - William Morrow
2015 Best Fact Crime The Other Side: A Memoir Lacy M. Johnson Tin House Books
2015 Best Fact Crime Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood William Mann HarperCollins Publishers - Harper
2015 Best Fact Crime The Mad Sculptor: The Maniac, the Model, and the Murder That Shook the Nation Harold Schechter Amazon Publishing - New Harvest
2014 Best Fact Crime The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War Daniel Stashower Minotaur Books
2014 Best Fact Crime Duel with the Devil: The True Story of how Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Teamed Up to Take on America's First Sensational Murder Mystery Paul Collins Crown Publishers
2014 Best Fact Crime Mortal Sins: Sex, Crime, and the Era of Catholic Scandal Michael D'Antonio Thomas Dunne Books
2014 Best Fact Crime The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness and Murder Charles Graeber Grand Central Publishing/Twelve
2014 Best Fact Crime The Secret Rescue: An Untold Story of American Nurses and the Medics Behind Nazi Lines Cate Lineberry Hachette Book Group/Little, Brown and Company
2013 Best Fact Crime Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China Paul French
2013 Best Fact Crime Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America Gilbert King HarperCollins Publishers - Harper
2013 Best Fact Crime Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies Ben Macintyre Crown Publishers
2013 Best Fact Crime More Forensics and Fiction: Crime Writers' Morbidly Curious Questions Expertly Answered D.P. Lyle, MD Medallion Press
2013 Best Fact Crime The People Who Eat Darkness: The True Story of a Young Woman Who Vanished from the Streets of Tokyo - and the Evil that Swallowed Her Up Richard Lloyd Parry Farrar, Straus, Giroux
2012 Best Fact Crime Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President Candice Millard Random House - Doubleday
2012 Best Fact Crime Girl, Wanted: The Chase for Sarah Pender Steve Miller Penguin Group USA - Berkley
2012 Best Fact Crime The Man in the Rockefeller Suit: The Astonishing Rise and Spectacular Fall of a Serial Imposter Mark Seal Penguin Group - Viking
2012 Best Fact Crime The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime that Scandalized a City and Sparked the Tabloid Wars Paul Collins Crown Publishing Group
2012 Best Fact Crime The Savage City: Race, Murder and a Generation on the Edge T.J. English HarperCollins - William Morrow
2011 Best Fact Crime Scoreboard, Baby: A Story of College Football, Crime and Complicity Ken Armstrong, Nick Perry University of Nebraska Press - Bison Original
2011 Best Fact Crime Finding Chandra: A True Washington Murder Mystery Scott Higham, Sari Horwitz Simon & Schuster/Scribner
2011 Best Fact Crime Hellhound on his Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt for his Assassin Hampton Sides Random House - Doubleday
2011 Best Fact Crime The Eyes of Willie McGee: A Tragedy of Race, Sex, and Secrets in Jim Crow South Alex Heard HarperCollins
2011 Best Fact Crime The Killer of Little Shepherds: A True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science Douglas Starr Alfred A. Knopf
2010 Best Fact Crime Columbine Dave Cullen Hachette Book Group/Twelve
2010 Best Fact Crime Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde Jeff Guinn Simon & Schuster
2010 Best Fact Crime Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art Laney Salisbury, Aly Sujo The Penguin Press
2010 Best Fact Crime The Fence: A Police Cover-Up Along Bostons Racial Divide Dick Lehr HarperCollins
2010 Best Fact Crime Vanished Smile: The Mysterious Theft of Mona Lisa R.A. Scotti Random House/Alfred A. Knopf
2009 Best Fact Crime American Lightning: Terror, Mystery, the Birth of Hollywood and the Crime of the Century Howard Blum Random House - Crown Books
2009 Best Fact Crime For the Thrill of It: Leopold, Loeb and the Murder that Shocked Chicago Simon Baatz HarperCollins
2009 Best Fact Crime Havana Nocturne: How the Mob Owned Cuba and Then Lost it to the Revolution T.J. English HarperCollins - William Morrow
2009 Best Fact Crime The Man Who Made Vermeers: Unvarnishing the Legend of Master Forger Hans van Meegeren Jonathan Lopez Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
2009 Best Fact Crime The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher Kate Summerscale Bloomsbury - Walker & Company
2008 Best Fact Crime Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy Vincent Bugliosi W.W. Norton & Co.
2008 Best Fact Crime Relentless Pursuit: A True Story of Family, Murder, and the Prosecutor Who Wouldn't Quit Kevin Flynn Penguin Group - G.P. Putnams Sons
2008 Best Fact Crime Sacco & Vanzetti: The Men, The Murders and the Judgment of Mankind Bruce Watson Penguin Group - Viking
2008 Best Fact Crime The Birthday Party Stanley Alpert Penguin Group - G.P. Putnams Sons
2007 Best Fact Crime Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer James L. Swanson HarperCollins - William Morrow
2007 Best Fact Crime A Death in Belmont Sebastian Junger W.W. Norton & Co.
2007 Best Fact Crime Finding Amy: A True Story of Murder in Maine Kate Clark Flora, Joseph K. Loughlin University Press of New England
2007 Best Fact Crime Ripperology: A Study of the World's First Serial Killer Robin Odell Kent State University Press
2007 Best Fact Crime Strange Piece of Paradise Terri Jentz Farrar, Straus, Giroux
2007 Best Fact Crime The Beautiful Cigar Girl: Mary Rogers, Edgar Allan Poe and the Invention of Murder Daniel Stashower Dutton
2006 Best Fact Crime Rescue Artist: A True Story of Art, Thieves, and the Hunt for a Missing Masterpiece Edward Dolnick HarperCollins
2006 Best Fact Crime Desire Street: A True Story of Death and Deliverance in New Orleans Jed Horne Farrar, Straus, Giroux
2006 Best Fact Crime The Elements of Murder: The History of Poison John Emsley Oxford University Press
2006 Best Fact Crime True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa Michael Finkel HarperCollins
2006 Best Fact Crime Written in Blood Diane Fanning St. Martin's True Crime
2005 Best Fact Crime Conviction: Solving the Moxley Murder Leonard Levitt Regan Books Comment: A Reporter and a Detective's Twenty-Year Search for Justice
2005 Best Fact Crime Are You There Alone? Suzanne O'Malley Simon & Schuster Comment: The Unspeakable Crime of Andrea Yates
2005 Best Fact Crime Ballad of the Whiskey Robber Julian Rubinstein Little, Brown Comment: A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts
2005 Best Fact Crime Forensics for Dummies D.P. Lyle, MD Wiley Publishing - For Dummies
2005 Best Fact Crime Green River, Running Red Ann Rule Free Press/Macmillan Comment: The Real Story of the Green River Killer -- America's Deadliest Serial Murderer
2005 Best Fact Crime Ready for the People Marissa N. Batt Arcade Publishing Comment: My Most Chilling Cases as Prosecutor