Killers of the Flower Moon is a nonfiction book by David Grann about the murders of 24 Native Americans in Osage County, Oklahoma during the 1920s. The FBI began investigating these killings in 1924 and was able to solve them with help from Tulsa law enforcement officials and Texas Rangers.
For who is this book for ?
- The author does a great job of piecing together the story and providing context.
- The book is well researched and provides a lot of detail about the murders and the investigation.
- The story is very suspenseful and keeps you engaged until the end.
- The author skips over some parts of the story which could have been elaborated on.
- The book is a little too long and could have been edited down.
- Some readers may find the details about the murders to be gruesome and disturbing.
Learn more about the author
David Grann is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author of Killers of the Flower Moon.
“Killers of the Flower Moon is astonishing—a KILLER read that combines fascinating Osage history with true-crime investigative journalism and raconteurism. Oklahoma’s Native American victims, their families, and the white lawmen and oil barons who pursued justice are brought to life in Grann’s cinematic prose. This incredible book deserves a wide audience.”
“The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI is a riveting nonfiction account of greed, racism, and murder in 1920s Oklahoma. Writer David Grann does an excellent job of transporting readers to this dark period in American history, painting a vivid picture of life for the Osage Indians – who had recently become very wealthy after oil was discovered on their land – as well as law enforcement officials tasked with solving the killings. The story is full of twists and turns, and Grann’s meticulous research ensures that every detail is fascinatingly woven into the narrative. This book makes for compulsive reading.”
“Killers of the Flower Moon is a shocking story of greed, violence and betrayal . . . Grann has crafted a gripping narrative centered on the Osage Nation murders that reads like an American murder mystery novel.”
“A stellar piece of investigative journalism and a gripping murder mystery . . .”