Staff Picks – Recommended by Ann, DPL Assistant Director:
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann
The author of Killers of the Flower Moon brings his investigative style to a mystery wrapped in another mystery. In 1925, famed British explorer Percy Fawcett disappeared in the Amazon jungle while searching for a legendary ancient city. Grann interweaves accounts of Fawcett’s journey and of his own attempt, with little outdoor experience, to retrace the path taken by the 1925 expedition.
The Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee, by Casey Cep
A serial killer, a savvy attorney, and one of America’s best-loved authors come together in this detailed page-turner. Years after she stunned the world with To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee found herself drawn to Alexander City, Alabama, where she covered the trial of an assassin who had shot his victim in front of over a hundred witnesses. With as many twists as any mystery novel and plenty of historical insight, this lengthy read will fascinate those who like true crime, legal thrillers, or Harper Lee.