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Killers of the Flower Moon

Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBI

David Grann

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Staff Pick (Mystery/Crime), by Vasiliki
A true and horrific event in American history in the early 1920's where corruption, greed and oppression resulted in the serial killings of the Osage people of Oklahoma. When the Bureau of Investigations (future FBI) intervenes it is already too late and many innocent lives have been lost. The wealth of the Osage was legendary due to their oil rich land and that made them targets to all sorts of cons. The story here follows Lizzie Q and her family amongst many others that suffered the loss of land, money and loved ones. Every Osage was touched by what history remembers as the “Reign of Terror”.
WINNER OF THE EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST FACT CRIME
SHORTLISTED FOR THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN NON-FICTION
SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA ALCS GOLD DAGGER FOR NON-FICTION
**NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY MARTIN SCORSESE STARRING LEONARDO DICAPRIO AND ROBERT DE NIRO**


A riveting true story of greed, serial murder and racial injustice’ JON KRAKAUER
A fiercely entertaining mystery story and a wrenching exploration of evil’ KATE ATKINSON
A fascinating account of a tragic and forgotten chapter in the history of the American West’ JOHN GRISHAM  


From the bestselling author of The Lost City of Z, now a major film starring Charlie Hunnam, Sienna Miller, Robert Pattinson and Tom Holland, and the Number One international bestseller The Wagercomes a true-life murder story which became one of the FBI’s first major homicide investigations. 

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions and sent their children to study in Europe.
 
Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. As the death toll climbed, the FBI took up the case. But the bureau badly bungled the investigation. In desperation, its young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to unravel the mystery. Together with the Osage he and his undercover team began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history
 
David Grann has a razor-keen instinct for suspense’ LOUISE ERDRICH
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Binding: Paperback
Publication date: 05 Apr 2018
Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 23 mm
ISBN: 9780857209030

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