Killers of the Flower Moon - David Grann

Killers of the Flower Moon

By David Grann

  • Release Date: 2017-04-18
  • Genre: True Crime
4 Score: 4 (From 4,507 Ratings)

Book Synopsis

#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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Latest Impressions

  • Killers of the flower moon

    By Hot Springs Picker
    Amazing research went into writing this book. Highly recommend.
  • Powerful and heartbreaking

    By care'n'joy
    This was so well researched and written and all the details made it a very easy read. Couldn’t put it down. However, my love of social justice made me so angry. Knowledge is powerful and we all need to know our history. I highly recommend this book and the story of the Osage Indians is one I hope never to forget or ignore.
  • Excellent book. Meticulously researched.

    By Pal0103
    Great book!!!
  • Killers of the Yellow Moon

    By Didi of 5
    Hidden part of American history!
  • A book everyone should read

    By Ksal622
    It’s a gripping story of the tragedy against the Osage people. While captivating, it’s also tells of the hard truths of how this native American tribe was systematically murdered.
  • Terrible

    By jedialan
    One of the worst movies I’ve ever seen. Poorly written, poorly produced and poorly directed. There’s 3 ½ hours we’ll never get back.
  • Killers of the flower mooms

    By E Pohl
    What a detailed and well written piece. I liked to say I surprised by this story, but sadly knowing the history of the US Government in relation to native Americans. I am not only throughly discussed.
  • I absorbed the education.

    By Skater72
    Such a courageous expose of the lives and land that were stolen. I wish this information was available to me growing up through the school system.
  • Disappointing

    By Kauai Surf
    The topic was certainly interesting but there was no crescendo to the story. It led to a bland courtroom section and a boring documentary type section after that. I wanted to read it before seeing the movie but after doing so, I am not interested in the movie.
  • Boring

    By Skidattlenhomosapien
    Way too many characters, hard to follow….just plain boring.