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  • Catch and Kill

    Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators

    by Ronan Farrow ...
    One of the Best Books of the YearTime * NPR * Washington Post * Bloomberg News * Chicago Tribune * Chicago Public Library * Fortune * Los Angeles Times * E! News * The Tele... ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Five Families

    The Rise, Decline, and Resurgence of America's Most Powerful Mafia Empires

    by Selwyn Raab ...
    Genovese, Gambino, Bonnano, Colombo and Lucchese. For decades these Five Families ruled New York and built the American Mafia (or Cosa Nostra) into an underworld empire. Today, the Mafia is an endangered species, battered and beleaguered by aggressive investigators, incompetent leadership, betrayals and generational changes that produced violent and unreliable leaders and recruits. A twenty year ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Better Off Dead

    A Sordid True Story of Sex, Sin and Murder

    The true story of the love triangle murder of Robert Limon—from the New York Times bestselling author of Missing . . . and Presumed Dead.In Better off Dead, Michael Fleeman strips away the pleasant veneer of the Silver Lakes neighborhood in California’s high desert to tell a shocking story about a headline-grabbing crime.A conversation with handsome young firefighter Jonathan Hearn leads Sabrina ... Read more

    $10.79 USD

  • Chasing the Squirrel

    The Pursuit of Notorious Drug Smuggler Wally Thrasher

    CHASING THE SQUIRREL is the true story of notorious drug smuggler Wally Thrasher, whose investigation led to the biggest drug bust in Mid-Atlantic United States history in 1986. Nicknamed, “The Squirrel” for his elusivenes, Thrasher was a daredevil pilot who made millions flying marijuana and cocaine from South America into the US in the 70s and 80s. With his beautiful Portuguese-born wife, Olga, ... Read more

    $5.39 USD

  • Until the Twelfth of Never

    by Bella Stumbo ...
    A prime time TV series using 'Until the Twelfth of Never' as its main source is to premiere in 2020.They were two of the most notorious and controversial murder trials of the last thirty years, splitting American public opinion in half.Before dawn on November 5, 1989, Betty Broderick got into her car and drove over to the house in San Diego of her lawyer ex-husband, Daniel T. Broderick III, and ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Shipwreck

    The Strange Fate of the Morro Castle

    **This Edgar Award Finalist by two New York Times–bestselling authors provides an “exciting” account of the devastating and mysterious cruise ship fire (The Washington Post).In the early morning hours of September 8, 1934, the luxury cruise liner Morro Castle, carrying 316 passengers and 230 officers and crew, caught fire a few hours out of the New York harbor on a return voyage from Havana. The ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • From Privilege to Prison

    Finding Purpose in a Dark Place

    A bubbly, outgoing young woman spirals out of control in a habitual cycle of addiction and alcoholism, indulging in immoral and criminal behaviors. Amy Wickes-Passmore pays a hefty price: a six month prison sentence that continues for almost 4 years, at times alongside of inmates serving life sentences. She is overwhelmed with the loss of her kids to the system as she tries to make sense of her ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • Vampires of Charity: Secret Societies, Human Trafficking and DoD Fraud at Taxpayer Expense

    by Sandy Frost ...
    The "Vampires of Charity" are members of the Shriners' secret sub-group, the Royal Order of Jesters. The FBI caught four Jesters trafficking women to their weekend prostitution parties from Buffalo, New York to Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Florida and Canada. These include a former New York State Supreme court Judge, his law clerk, a retired police captain and an Erie County deputy sheriff. Court ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Confidence Men

    How Two Prisoners of War Engineered the Most Remarkable Escape in History

    by Margalit Fox ...
    The astonishing true story of two World War I prisoners who pulled off one of the most ingenious escapes of all time.“A wonder, a marvel, a feat of invention and dogged persistence, and most of all, a testament to the power of the human capacity to believe.”—Liza Mundy, author of Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War IIImprisoned in a remote Turkish POW camp ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Six Against the Rock

    The Searing True Account of Six Unstoppable Men and the Most Spectacular Jailbreak in American History

    by Clark Howard ...
    Edgar Award Finalist: The story of the infamous escape attempt and bloody siege at Alcatraz.In 1946, six men attempted to break out of Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, a maximum-security prison on an island off the coast of San Francisco. Their bloody siege lasted two days, and ended with five dead and fifteen wounded—plus two of the perpetrators executed for their role in the endeavor.In Six ... Read more

    $8.69 USD

  • Empire of Pain

    The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty

    NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • A grand, devastating portrait of three generations of the Sackler family, famed for their philanthropy, whose fortune was built by Valium and whose reputation was destroyed by OxyContin. From the prize-winning and bestselling author of Say Nothing, as featured in the HBO documentary Crime of the Century.The Sackler name adorns the walls of many storied institutions ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Mindhunter

    Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit

    Now a Netflix original seriesDiscover the classic, behind-the-scenes chronicle of John E. Douglas’ twenty-five-year career in the FBI Investigative Support Unit, where he used psychological profiling to delve into the minds of the country’s most notorious serial killers and criminals.In chilling detail, the legendary Mindhunter takes us behind the scenes of some of his most gruesome, fascinating, ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Adventurer's Son

    A Memoir

    by Roman Dial ...
    NATIONAL BESTSELLER"Gripping." —New York Times Book Review (Editor's Choice) * “A page-turner that will rip your heart out.” —Jon Krakauer * "Destined to become an adventure classic." —Anchorage Daily NewsAn instant classic of outdoor literature, The Adventurer's Son is Roman Dial’s extraordinary account of his two-year quest to unravel the mystery of his son’s disappearance in the jungles of ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Snakehead

    An Epic Tale of the Chinatown Underworld and the American Dream

    In this thrilling panorama of real-life events, Patrick Radden Keefe investigates a secret world run by a surprising criminal: a charismatic middle-aged grandmother, who from a tiny noodle shop in New York’s Chinatown managed a multi-million dollar business smuggling people.Keefe reveals the inner workings of Sister Ping’s complex empire and recounts the decade-long FBI investigation that ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Killing the Mob

    The Fight Against Organized Crime in America

    series Bill O'Reilly's Killing Series
    Instant #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly bestseller!In the tenth book in the multimillion-selling Killing series, Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard take on their most controversial subject yet: The Mob.Killing the Mob is the tenth book in Bill O'Reilly's #1 New York Times bestselling series of popular narrative histories, with sales of nearly 1... ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Monster of Florence

    In the nonfiction tradition of John Berendt and Erik Larson, the author of the #1 NYT bestseller The Lost City of the Monkey God presents a gripping account of crime and punishment in the lush hills surrounding Florence as he seeks to uncover one of the most infamous figures in Italian history.In 2000, Douglas Preston fulfilled a dream to move his family to Italy. Then he discovered that the olive ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Early Graves

    A True Story of Murder and Passion

    Shocking true crime from the Edgar Award–winning author. “Powerful . . . A frightening close-up of sociopathic personalities at their most deadly” (Vincent Bugliosi, author of Helter Skelter).Evil has a way of finding itself. How else could you explain the bond between Alvin and Judith Ann Neelley, who consecrated their marriage in blood? Before the killings started, they restricted themselves to ... Read more

    $8.69 USD

  • Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum & Smart Contracts

    by David Gerard ...
    "A sober riposte to all the upbeat forecasts about cryptocurrency" — New York Review of Books"A very convincing takedown of the whole phenomenon" — BBC NewsAn experimental new Internet-based form of money is created that anyone can generate at home; people build frightening firetrap computers full of video cards, putting out so much heat that one operator is hospitalised with heatstroke and brain ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Echoes of my Soul

    From a New York Times–bestselling author: An account of the murder case and coerced confession that led to the birth of Miranda rights—“Unfailingly riveting” (Vincent Bugliosi).It was a muggy summer day in 1963 when Janice Wylie and Emily Hoffert were murdered in their apartment on New York City’s Upper East Side. Months passed before police arrested George Whitmore Jr., and he confessed to the ... Read more

    $8.69 USD

  • The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist

    A True Story of Injustice in the American South

    A shocking and deeply reported account of the persistent plague of institutional racism and junk forensic science in our criminal justice system, and its devastating effect on innocent livesAfter two three-year-old girls were raped and murdered in rural Mississippi, law enforcement pursued and convicted two innocent men: Kennedy Brewer and Levon Brooks. Together they spent a combined thirty years ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Depraved

    The heinous bloodlust of Dr. H.H. Holmes is notorious -- but only Harold Schechter's Depraved tells the complete story of the killer whose evil acts of torture and murder flourished within miles of the Chicago World's Fair. "Destined to be a true crime classic" (Flint Journal, MI), this authoritative account chronicles the methods and madness of a monster who slipped easily into a bright, affluent ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • Made Men

    The Story of Goodfellas

    by Glenn Kenny ...
    A Library Journal **Best Book of the YearA Sight and Sound Best Film Book Of 2020For the thirtieth anniversary of its premiere comes the vivid and immersive history behind Martin Scorsese’s signature film** Goodfellas**, hailed by critics as the greatest mob movie ever made.**When Goodfellas first hit the theatres in 1990, a classic was born. Few could anticipate the unparalleled ... ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Devil in the White City

    A Saga of Magic and Murder at the Fair that Changed America

    by Erik Larson ...
    This New York Times bestseller intertwines the true tale of the 1893 World's Fair and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death. Combining meticulous research with nail-biting storytelling, Erik Larson has crafted a narrative with all the wonder of newly discovered history and the thrills of the best fiction.Two men, each handsome and unusually adept at his ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Operation White Rabbit

    LSD, the DEA, and the Fate of the Acid King

    A search for the truth behind the DEA’s life imprisonment of acid's most famous martyr.Operation White Rabbit traces the rise and fall—and rise and fall again—of the psychedelic community through the life of the man known as the “Acid King:” William Leonard Pickard. Pickard was a legitimate genius, a follower of Timothy Leary, a con artist, a womanizer, and a believer that LSD would save lives. He ... Read more

    $1.99 USD