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Snitz to put Scorcese down. The Old Yeller of cinema?

I'm sorry, he and Joe B have to go. It's the humane thing to do. He needs to be put out of his misery before he ruins another great book!

I suppose you're lost? OMG, you have the intellect of a six-panel door. Ok, I'll spell it out for you.

Several years ago I read Killers of the Flower Moon. It's one of the best murder mysteries I've come across. A real pager turner which would be unbelievable except for the fact it's true! It involves the FBI's first major case and a bunch of Indians sitting on 15% of the nation's oil supply who are mysteriously being knocked off.

Impossible to make this crazy story boring? Right?

Wrong! Martin S cranks out a 3 1/2 hour exercise in watching paint dry. Depressing slow-moving paint. Misses the whole point of the book.

The worst part? Scorsese is like my favorite movie director. I've seen Goodfellows 10 times. I'm going to miss him but it's time for him to disappear.

Killers of the Flower Moon

The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

Disturbing and riveting…Grann has proved himself a master of spinning delicious, many-layered mysteries that also happen to be true…It will sear your soul.

— Dave Eggers

From New Yorker staff writer David Grann, #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 Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they 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. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances.

In this last remnant of the Wild West—where oilmen like J. P. Getty made their fortunes and where desperadoes like Al Spencer, the “Phantom Terror,” roamed—many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll climbed to more than twenty-four, the FBI took up the case. It was one of the organization’s first major homicide investigations and the bureau badly bungled the case. In desperation, the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including one of the only American Indian agents in the bureau. The agents infiltrated the region, struggling to adopt the latest techniques of detection. Together with the Osage they began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.

In Killers of the Flower Moon, David Grann revisits a shocking series of crimes in which dozens of people were murdered in cold blood. Based on years of research and startling new evidence, the book is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, as each step in the investigation reveals a series of sinister secrets and reversals. But more than that, it is a searing indictment of the callousness and prejudice toward American Indians that allowed the murderers to operate with impunity for so long. Killers of the Flower Moon is utterly compelling, but also emotionally devastating.

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