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Killers of the Flower Moon

By David Grann
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#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 NOW A MARTIN SCORSESE 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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“When we thought the Native Americans have already gone through a lot with the usual brutality of colonialism— being killed, displaced and driven off from their lands, we have no idea what these members of the Osage nation have gone through when they are supposedly integrated into the society. It was so ludicrous that this book can almost pass off as fiction but, then again the reveal is sadly so predictable when we look at it through the lens of knowing how the white privilege and delusion goes. Acquiring wealth, and knowledge, and even integrating into what is defined as “civilised” will not be enough to obtain the respect and dispel the racial prejudice of those who think themselves as superior, which somewhat still applies today. As for the book itself, it was an easy read and I am grateful that it was written. However, I read Grann’s The Wager before this, and it was like reading a fiction novel with its writing style. This book, in comparison, felt like reading a very long newspaper article. It still is an intriguing and worthwhile read for its content but I expected more from the writing style.”

About David Grann

DAVID GRANN is the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON and THE LOST CITY OF Z. KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON was a finalist for The National Book Award and won an Edgar Allan Poe Award. He is also the author of THE WHITE DARKNESS and the collection THE DEVIL AND SHERLOCK HOLMES. Grann's storytelling has garnered several honors, including a George Polk Award. He lives with his wife and children in New York.

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