12 Angry Men Booklist
Compiled by Gere Library Staff
All summaries are publisher’s summaries
Juror Number Eleven
By: Terry Devane
No sooner are criminal defense aces Sheldon Gold and Mairead O'Clare successful at getting Boston gangster Big Ben Friedman acquitted of murder than juror number eleven is found dead in her home just after she places an urgent call for help to O'Clare.
The Last Juror
By: John Grisham
Convicted of the murder of a young mother in a 1970 trial that ended with his threat to seek revenge against the jurors, Danny Padgitt is paroled after nine years in prison and returns to the scene of the trial in Ford County, Mississippi.
The Runaway Jury
By: John Grisham
Grisham (Island ed.)
A member of the jury for the century's most explosive trial against a giant tobacco company, juror number two, a mysterious man with a past and a hidden agenda, joins forces with a beautiful woman on the outside to get the verdict he wants, no matter what the cost.
The Anatomy of Motive
By: John E. Douglas
From legendary FBI profiler John Douglas and Mark Olshaker -- authors of the nonfiction international bestsellers Mindhunter, Journey into Darkness, and Obsession -- comes an unprecedented, insightful look at the root of all crime.
By: Colin Beavan
It is almost impossible to imagine that prior to the 20th century, there was no reliable way to distinguish between the guilty and the innocent. All that changed in Britain in 1905, when the bloody bodies of an elderly couple were discovered in their shop -- and a solitary fingerprint became the only piece of evidence.
A Trial by Jury
By: D. Graham Burnett
Offering a compelling courtroom drama and an intimate and sometimes humorous portrait of a fractious jury, A Trial by Jury is also a finely nuanced examination of law and justice, personal responsibility and civic duty, and the dynamics of power and authority between twelve equal people.
By: Bryan Burrough
Public Enemies is the story of the most spectacular crime wave in American history, the two-year battle between the young J. Edgar Hoover, his FBI and an assortment of criminals who became national icons: John Dillinger, Machine Gun Kelly, Bonnie and Clyde, Baby Face Nelson, Pretty Boy Floyd, and the Barkers.
By: Paula M. Uruburu
Biography Nesbit, Evelyn
The story of Evelyn Nesbit is one of glamour, money, romance, sex, madness, and murder, and Paula Uruburu weaves all of these elements into an elegant narrative that reads like the best fiction— only it’s all true.
By: Pat Brown
The author recounts her journey from humble homemaker to one of the few female criminal profilers in the nation and discusses the high-profile cases that she has worked on, exploring some of America's darkest crimes and the investigations that solved them.
And the Blood Cried Out
By: Harlan Levy
From the World Trade Center bombing to the O.J. Simpson case, here is how DNA has become a key tool in the search for truth and justice.
Journey into Darkness
By: John E. Douglas
Follow the FBI's premier investigative profiler as he penetrates the minds and motives of the most terrifying serial killers.
The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the birth of forensic medicine in jazz age New York
By: Deborah Blum
A fascinating jazz age tale of chemistry and detection, poison and murder, The Poisoner's Handbook is a page-turning account of a forgotten era.
The Murder Room: The heirs of Sherlock Holmes gather to solve the world's most perplexing cold cases
By: Michael Capuzzo
Documents the efforts of the Vidocq Society, an elite trio of gifted investigators, to solve such notorious cold cases as those of JonBenet Ramsey, the Butcher of Cleveland, and Jack the Ripper, and details their work with the world's top forensic specialists.