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This is a group for anyone interested in books on true crime, who love examining the mind of the worst psychopaths of our time. Every 6 weeks or so, one serial murderer or terrible true crime case will be chosen to be the focus. Occasionally, we will go outside the box to investigate someone from the past or to see how investigators think. We review historical cases, couples who kill, female serial killers, specific interesting murder cases, and the usual serial killers we most often associate with the term 'psychopath'. Mindhunters, we are in this together! Join Jill & Tara as they explore the books they discuss on their podcast of the same name!

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Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors & Drug Co that addicted America by Beth Macy

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A Hulu limited series inspired by the New York Times bestselling book by Beth Macy. (Incredible series, OMG!!!)

A different type of true crime--Journalist Beth Macy's definitive account of America's opioid epidemic "masterfully interlaces stories of communities in crisis with dark histories of corporate greed and regulatory indifference" (New York Times) -- from the boardroom to the courtroom and into the living rooms of Americans.

In this extraordinary work, Beth Macy takes us into the epicenter of a national drama that has unfolded over two decades. From the labs and marketing departments of big pharma to local doctor's offices; wealthy suburbs to distressed small communities in Central Appalachia; from distant cities to once-idyllic farm towns; the spread of opioid addiction follows a tortuous trajectory that illustrates how this crisis has persisted for so long and become so firmly entrenched.

Beginning with a single dealer who lands in a small Virginia town and sets about turning high school football stars into heroin overdose statistics, Macy sets out to answer a grieving mother's question-why her only son died-and comes away with a gripping, unputdownable story of greed and need. From the introduction of OxyContin in 1996, Macy investigates the powerful forces that led America's doctors and patients to embrace a medical culture where overtreatment with painkillers became the norm. In some of the same communities featured in her bestselling book Factory Man, the unemployed use painkillers both to numb the pain of joblessness and pay their bills, while privileged teens trade pills in cul-de-sacs, and even high school standouts fall prey to prostitution, jail, and death.

Through unsparing, compelling, and unforgettably humane portraits of families and first responders determined to ameliorate this epidemic, each facet of the crisis comes into focus. In these politically fragmented times, Beth Macy shows that one thing uniting Americans across geographic, partisan, and class lines is opioid drug abuse. But even in the midst of twin crises in drug abuse and healthcare, Macy finds reason to hope and ample signs of the spirit and tenacity that are helping the countless ordinary people ensnared by addiction build a better future for themselves, their families, and their communities.

"An impressive feat of journalism, monumental in scope and urgent in its implications." -- Jennifer Latson, The Boston Globe

CrimeCon Las Vegas 2022

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CrimeCon is an immersive, weekend-long event dedicated to all things true crime.

From the latest cases to the latest scientific techniques. From the newest TV shows and docs to the best podcasts in the world. And from deep-dives into topics you didn’t even know existed to big ballroom sessions with personalities you watch every week—CrimeCon delivers it all.

Made by fans, for fans, CrimeCon's mission is to bring together the true crime community for a weekend filled with fun, education and lots of mystery.

Get information by clicking here. https://www.crimecon.com/cc22

Jill has attended 2 in person, 1 virtually, and is attending CrimeCon Vegas!

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The Bike Path Killer by Maki Becker & Michael Beebe

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