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The Best Books About Organized Crime

If you’re looking for the melding of best true crime books with historical organized crime, you’re in the right place. Here are eight books that take a close look at organized crime, from Donnie Brasco to a former violent extremist who now leads a project that helps people disengage from hate groups. Plus a heist—and so much more! So, there’s plenty of history throughout different decades, sadly, plenty of violence, and tons to learn here.

 

Here’s to your next great crime read!

 

Jamie Canavés is a Book Riot contributing editor and Tailored Book Recommendations coordinator. She writes the Unusual Suspects mystery newsletter, never says no to chocolate or ‘80s nostalgia, and can hold a conversation using only gifs. Tweets: @Oh_Dinky.