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Read, Listen, or Watch: True Crime

True Crime Book Club. Engaging. Interdisciplinary. Thought-provoking. Our True Crime Book Club at the LLC offers an array of benefits for students and faculty alike.

Read, Listen, or Watch: Killers of the Flower Moon Spring 2024

Killers of the Flower Moon

The Osage Murders: The story delves into the Osage Indian Nation's experience during the early 20th century when they were among the wealthiest people in the world due to oil reserves on their land. However, they began to experience a series of mysterious murders as individuals sought to gain control of their valuable oil rights.

Meticulous Research: David Grann's meticulous research and storytelling bring these historical events to life, making the book read like a suspenseful thriller. He uncovers long-buried evidence and personal stories that shed light on the extent of the conspiracy.

Choose your format: Read, Listen, or Watch this true crime story and join us as we discuss the Dark Secrets of the "Killers of the Flower Moon." Are you ready to experience the chilling and riveting account of a forgotten era?


"Killers of The Flower Moon" Author David Grann Discusses His Research And The Shocking Discoveries

Book Club Agenda

Thursday March 14, 2024, at 10am Online via WebEx with Dr. Gilmore

Author, David Grann, conducted extensive research using archived resources to uncover the Osage murders depicted in the book. We are thrilled to learn more about this research process from FSCJ Professor Timothy Gilmore, who will give a talk on how to research and write about true crime. Professor Gilmore specializes in teaching literature and writing and has been recognized as the 2018 Literary Artist of the Year by the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville. He has authored several books that you can learn about here.

Wednesdays April10, 2024, at 2pm  Online Via WebEx with library staff

Join us for an online Kahoot-style book discussion about the "Killers of the Flower Moon" true crime story. We will discuss the historical context, explore the various characters, and follow investigative trails. Engage in dynamic discussions and thought-provoking questions. 

We look forward to your thoughts from reading, listening, or watching: Killers of the Flower Moon.

Investigate the murders using Documents from the past.

Map of Osage Indian Reservation from 1917

Office of Indian Affairs. 1824-1849
Located in the in the National Archives Catalog