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Recommended Reads - Adults: Art Imitates Life

John Dillinger

As was the case with Bonnie and Clyde, Dillinger was active in the early 1930s. His gang perpetrated multiple bank robberies and murders during their crime spree. Dillinger was killed while law enforcement agents were trying to apprehend him at the Biograph Theater in Chicago. His story was recently retold in the film Public Enemies.

True Crime Movies

Since the beginning of crime, there are those who have wanted to hear all about it. Below, you'll find movies that retell the stories of fraud, murder, fear and political uprising.

Anne Perry: Successful Author....Convicted Murderer

Anne Perry is the author of over sixty crime books. She's also been convicted of murder. The story broke when the movie Heavenly Creatures, directed by Peter Jackson and starring Kate Winslet, was released. The movie tells Ms. Perry's story of murdering her friend's mother when she was fifteen years of age. The two were convicted and served five years for the crime. Additionally, they were forbidden from ever seeing one another again. It brings new meaning to the phrase "Write what you know."