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Killers of the Flower Moon - David Grann

Killers of the Flower Moon

By David Grann

  • Release Date: 2017-04-18
  • Genre: True Crime
Score: 4.5
From 1,201 Ratings



From the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Lost City of Z, a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history

            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.

New York Times Notable Book

Named a best book of the year by Amazon, Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, GQ, Time, Newsday, Entertainment Weekly, Time Magazine, NPR, Vogue, Smithsonian, Cosmopolitan, Seattle Times, Bloomberg, Lit Hub, and Slate


  • Great Book! A Page Turner.

    By Ozcrome
    I wasn’t planning to read this book, but after it continuously appeared in my recommendations, I gave in and bought it. The result was that I couldn’t put it down. I definitely walked away from this book having learned a great deal about something that I never knew about before.
  • Engrossing, enraging.

    By gingergotasoul
    It is a shame and shock the general public (myself included pre-read) is unaware of these atrocities. I had no idea. A great book, thoroughly investigated and explained clearly.
  • Must-Read for Fans of the Genre

    By bikmr
    This book completely lives up to the hype surrounding it - it is a beautifully-written, utterly addictive, and fascinating story that is very hard to put down at 4:30 AM when you absolutely cannot still be awake.
  • Killers of the Flower Moon

    By Magatha Christy
    Simply jaw dropping story line. Good to see justice being carried out, however long it takes!
  • Killers of the Flower Moon

    This book had me mesmerized from the start! I am a 56-year-old woman born and raised in Oklahoma. I’m almost embarrassed to admit knowing nothing about the history of the Osage. This book really opened my eyes....and heart for what they went through. Great job David!
  • Killers of the Flower Moon

    By Jerseyb6
    Fabulous research, so interesting. Everyone needs to know this story.
  • A must read

    By Midwest Gardner!
    I am simply dumbfounded that I had not ever heard of this horrific mass murder of the Osage Indians before now. This book should be required reading in high schools. I would suggest to any reader to take some notes as you are reading to assist in keeping the families straight in your mind. I have already purchased an additional copy to share with my son, who I am certain will share with others.
  • Insightful Book - Tragic Event

    By Consta ance
    Historical event that I was definitely unaware of and I would bet most Americans are unaware of this tragic event that white people has done to the natives of this land.
  • Killers Of The Flower Moon

    By Snipes2015
    Exceptionally great read , a real page turner !
  • History Lesson

    By Rfdlyons
    Much respect for Mr Gann & research; felt like I was reading a textbook at times, but worth the struggle. Learned loads.