Author Dave Cullen spent ten years researching the 1999 school shooting at Columbine High School. The result is an absorbing narrative account of the event, the aftermath, criminal investigation and, most disturbing, the motive. Cullen’s book reveals many shocking truths, separating the myths (and there are many) from reality. Columbine reveals a cover-up by law enforcement, the many missed warning signs, and a chilling portrait of psychopathology. While this book doesn’t have quite the literary flair of say, In Cold Blood, it goes miles beyond a dry recitation of facts to paint a compelling portrait of a community in crisis.