Friday, May 19, 2017
Review: Killers of the Flower Moon
Title: Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
Author: David Grann
Publication Date: April 18, 2017
Genre: True Crime/Non-Fiction
Recommended If You Like: Grann's previous works, conspiracies, true crime, an examination of the underbelly of American history
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my opinion of the book or my review itself.
Grann has carefully researched "The Reign of Terror", when the Osage both gained riches and lost their lives. Examining the search for the perpetrator or perpetrators of the heinous homicides, Grann also tells the tale of how the FBI became involved.
What I Liked:
This is such a multi-layered book. It is a murder mystery, as readers follow along with the FBI to learn the twists and turns. It is an examination of racial prejudice, the Osage having to ask their white guardians for permission to use their own money, all while being poisoned, shot, and blown to pieces. It is a history of a section of the Wild Wild West, and of the FBI, and of families who lost so many. And it is Grann's search for answers to the overarching conspiracy that swept so many up in its wake.
Anything I Didn't Like?
There is really nothing not to like about this book. Grann writes non-fiction like a novel, and it flows so beautifully.
I definitely recommend this read.