Killers of the Flower Moon (Young Readers Edition)

The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

David Grann


The #1 New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist, Killers of the Flower Moon, is now adapted for young readers.

This essential book introduced young readers to the Reign of Terror against the Osage people–one of history’s most ruthless and shocking crimes.

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma, thanks to the oil that was discovered beneath their land. Then, one by one, the Osage began to die under mysterious circumstances, and anyone who tried to investigate met the same end.

As the death toll surpassed more than twenty-four Osage, the newly created Bureau of Investigation, which became the F.B.I., took up the case, in what became one of the organization’s first major homicide investigations. An undercover team, including one of the only Native American agents in the bureau, infiltrated the region, struggling to adopt the latest modern techniques of detection. Together with the Osage they began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.

In this adaptation of the adult bestseller, David Grann revisits his gripping investigation into the shocking crimes against the Osage people. The book is a searing indictment of the callousness and prejudice toward Native Americans that allowed the murderers to occur for so long.

Film rights for Killers of the Flower Moon were sold in a major auction to Imperative Entertainment.


Rights Sold:
Arabic: All Prints
Brazil: Companhia das Letras
Chinese (simplified): Peking
University Press
Chinese (complex): China Times
Czech: Leda
Germany: btb
Greece: Eurobooks
Hungary: Libri Kiado
France: Éditions GLOBE
Iceland: Bókafélagið
Italy: Corbaccio
Japan: Hayakawa
Korea: Psyche’s Forest Books
The Netherlands: Q
Norway: Aschehoug
Poland: Foksal
Portugal: Quetzal Editores
Romania: RAO
Russia: Eksmo
Slovakia: Absynt
Serbia: Laguna
Spain: Literatura Random House
Sweden: Modernista
Thailand: Earnest
Turkey: Yabanci Yayinlari
Ukraine: KM Books
Vietnam: Saigon Books
Audio: PRHA
Book Club: Book of the Month Club


“A young readers treatment that is just as imperative and enthralling as its parent text. Celebrated journalist Grann unfolds an account of terrible fascination and poignancy…. A must-buy for being just the kind of absorbing, gut-wrenching work of narrative nonfiction that readers will breathlessly page through to the conclusion.” — Library Journal