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John Grisham, Louise Erdrich, Jon Krakauer, Kate Atkinson praise Killers of the Flower Moon

“A fascinating account of a tragic and forgotten chapter in the history of the American West. As in all his work, David Grann digs deep, and this powerful story reveals the unimaginable scale of these shocking murders almost a hundred years ago.”

– John Grisham

“Killers of the Flower Moon is a magnificent book—a riveting true story of greed, serial murder, and racial injustice that exposes an extremely disturbing episode of American History. David Grann is a terrific journalist, and this is maybe the best thing he’s ever written.”

– Jon Krakauer, author of Into Thin Air and Missoula

“Killers of the Flower Moon brings shattering resolve to a story that resonates now.  As Native Americans fighting to protect resources on the remnants of our lands, we confront the same paternalism, hypocrisy, and greed that destroyed Osage lives and culture in the early 1920’s.  David Grann has a razor keen instinct for suspense.  He shapes outrage into a principled steady insistence that voice be given to the victims and their descendants.  He creates deeply human portraits of every character in this drama—the evil, the just, the innocent, the doomed. Through meticulous detective work, Grann rescues unbearable truth. As with all of his books, this is a mesmerizing read.”

— Louise Erdrich, author of LaRose and The Round House

“Quite simply, this is a remarkable book, by a remarkable author—an exhumation of a shockingly brutal series of historical murders, that I for one knew nothing about. Utterly original; completely compelling.”

—Erik Larson, author of Dead Wake and Devil in the White City

“If Killers of the Flower Moon were a novel, one would marvel at David Grann’s skill in constructing such a taut, driving narrative with so many stunning plot twists. But it is a true story, based on years of meticulous reporting, making the book both a fiercely entertaining mystery story and a wrenching exploration of evil.”

–Kate Atkinson, author of A God in Ruins and Life After Life

“Loyal readers of David Grann’s books have come to expect jaw-dropping set-ups and brilliantly crafted narratives. Both are on full, dazzling display here. There is an unexpected bonus in the book’s final section, when Grann puts on his deer-stalking hat and proceeds to solve several 85-year-old, unsolved crimes.”

– S.C Gwynne, author of Rebel Yell and Empire of the Summer Moon

And here’s the first review of the book–from Publishers Weekly

“Grann burnishes his reputation as a brilliant storyteller in this gripping true-crime narrative.”

Starred Review in Publishers Weekly