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Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

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Book Overview: Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - A twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history, from the author of The Wager and The Lost City of Z, "one of the preeminent adventure and true-crime writers working today."--New York Magazine - NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST - SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE

"A shocking whodunit...What more could fans of true-crime thrillers ask?"--USA Today

"A masterful work of literary journalism crafted with the urgency of a mystery." --The Boston Globe

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage 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. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. One of her relatives was shot. Another was poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more Osage were dying under mysterious circumstances, and many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered.

As the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case, and the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to try to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including a Native American agent who infiltrated the region, and together with the Osage began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.

Look for David Grann's latest bestselling book, The Wager!

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NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER - A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, GQ, Time, Newsday, Entertainment Weekly, Time Magazine, NPR, Vogue, Smithsonian, Cosmopolitan, Seattle Times, Bloomberg, Lit Hub, and Slate

"Disturbing and riveting. . . . Grann has proved himself a master of spinning delicious, many-layered mysteries that also happen to be true. . . . It will sear your soul."
--Dave Eggers, New York Times Book Review

"A marvel of detective-like research and narrative verve."
-- Financial Times

"A shocking whodunit. . . . What more could fans of true-crime thrillers ask?"
-- USA Today

"A master of the detective form. . . . Killers is something rather deep and not easily forgotten."
-- Wall St. Journal

"The best book of the year so far."
--Entertainment Weekly

"David Grann's Killers of the Flower Moon is unsurprisingly extraordinary."
--Time

"A masterful work of literary journalism crafted with the urgency of a mystery. . . . Contained within Grann's mesmerizing storytelling lies something more than a brisk, satisfying read. Killers of the Flower Moon offers up the Osage killings as emblematic of America's relationship with its indigenous peoples and the 'culture of killing' that has forever marred that tie."
--The Boston Globe

"[C]lose to impeccable. It's confident, fluid in its dynamics, light on its feet. . . . The crime story it tells is appalling, and stocked with authentic heroes and villains. It will make you cringe at man's inhumanity to man."
-- The New York Times

David Grann is a renowned American journalist and a New York Times bestselling author. Born in 1967, Grann's works, which typically delve into historical events and investigations, exhibit his stellar investigative reporting skills. He's most recognized for his books like "The Lost City of Z" and "Killers of the Flower Moon", which have been adapted into major films. Grann has written extensively for The New Yorker since 2003, covering an array of topics from New York's underground world to the mysteries of the Amazon rainforest. He also has written for The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. His journalistic prowess has earned him global recognition and awards, solidifying his place among contemporary American literary figures.

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