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Investigative Nonfiction Genre – What’s the best definition for the investigative genre? Books in the investigative nonfiction genre are about the act of investigating something, usually be journalists. They gather information from documents, databases, public records, interviews, and obtain data from government agencies; they search out and use information in an investigation to uncover crime, political corruption, and government wrong doing.

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investigative nonfiction genre book coverInvestigative Nonfiction Genre – Examples

Review this list of popular examples to help you get a better understanding of the investigative nonfiction genre.

1. A Fly for the Prosecution: How Insect Evidence Helps Solve Crimes by M. Lee Goff

2. Aftermath, Inc.: Cleaning Up After CSI Goes Home by Gil Reavill

3. Beyond the Body Farm: A Legendary Bone Detective Explores Murders, Mysteries, and the Revolution in Forensic Science by Bill Bass

4. Blood On The Table: The Greatest Cases of New York City’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner by Colin Evans

5. Bodies We’ve Buried: Inside the National Forensic Academy, the World’s Top CSI Training School by Jarrett Hallcox

6. Body of Work: Meditations on Mortality from the Human Anatomy Lab by Christine Montross

7. Cause of Death: Forensic Files of a Medical Examiner by Stephen D. Cohle

8. Coroner’s Journal: Stalking Death in Louisiana by Louis Cataldie

9. Corpse: Nature, Forensics, And The Struggle To Pinpoint Time Of Death by Jessica Snyder Sachs

10. Crime Scene Crime Scene by Larry Ragle

11. Dead Center: Behind the Scenes at the World’s Largest Medical Examiner’s Office by Shiya Ribowsky

12. Dead Reckoning: The New Science of Catching Killers by Michael Baden

13. Death to Dust: What Happens to Dead Bodies? by Kenneth V. Iserson

14. Final Exam: A Surgeon’s Reflections on Mortality by Pauline W. Chen

15. Forensic Biology Forensic Biology by Alan Gunn

16. Forensic Detective: How I Cracked the World’s Toughest Cases by Robert Mann

17. Forensic Entomology: An Introduction by Dorothy Gennard

18. Mop Men: Inside the World of Crime Scene Cleaners by Alan Emmins

19. Murder Two: The Second Casebook of Forensic Detection by Colin Evans

20. The Dying Game: A Curious History of Death by Melanie King

21. The Father of Forensics: The Groundbreaking Cases of Sir Bernard Spilsbury, and the Beginnings of Modern CSI by Colin Evans

22. The Forensic Casebook: The Science of Crime Scene Investigation by Ngaire E. Genge

23. The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade by Thomas Lynch

24. Written in Blood: A History of Forensic Detection by Colin Wilson

25. Written in Bone: Bone Biographer’s Casebook by Douglas W. Owsley

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Investigative Nonfiction Genre – Related Book Genres

* Cultural and Social Issues Book Genre

* Current Affairs and Events Book Genre

* Government Genre

* Journalism Book Genre

* Political Nonfiction Genre

* General Nonfiction Book Genre

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