True Crime

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Bitter Harvest: A Woman's Fury, a Mot...

Ann Rule

The true story of a wealthy female doctor who killed two of her children and tried to slowly poison her husband. A noted true-crime writer, Ann Rule shows how the doctor's relaxed manner, especially during her interviews with the poli...

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Published: Feb 2005

Perfect Victim: The True Story of 'Th...

Christine McGuire

Some may find it unbelievable that a 20-year-old Oregon woman could be enslaved by a sexual sadist for seven years--that even after being able to move freely during the day, she would allow him to lock her into a wooden box ever...

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Published: Jul 1989

My Story

Elizabeth Smart

For the first time, ten years after her abduction from her Salt Lake City bedroom, Elizabeth Smart reveals how she survived and the secret to forging a new life in the wake of a brutal crimeOn June 5, 2002, fourteen-year-old Elizabet...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2013

Blood Bond

William W. Johnstone

In the years since Matt Bodine saved Sam Two Wolves' life, the bond between these bloodbrothers becomes legendary, until General George Custer's war on Indians comes to Little Big Horn River and forces the two to choose sides. Reprint.

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Published: Jan 2006

Blood Ambush

Sheila Johnson

For Darlene Roberts, a quiet drive home from work turned out to be the end of the road when a stranded motorist flagged her down. As soon as she stopped, Darlene was forcibly dragged from her car and viciously thrown to the ground, bo...

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Published: Aug 2010

Death's Acre: Inside the Legendary Fo...

William M. Bass

A leading forensic anthropologist traces his sometimes grisly work at his Tennessee "body farm" lab and cites his contributions to the investigations of several murder cases as well as his theories about such famous cases as...

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Published: Oct 2003

History Decoded: The Ten Greatest Con...

Brad Meltzer

Adapted from Decoded, Meltzer's hit show on the HISTORY network, History Decoded explores fascinating, unexplained questions. Is Fort Knox empty? Why was Hitler so intent on capturing the Roman 'Spear of Destiny'? What's the governmen...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2013

Cop Without a Badge: The Extraordinar...

Charles Kipps

What's the difference between a cop and Kevin Maher? Kevin doesn't have a badge. And he doesn't play by the rules. Cop Without A Badge tracks confidential informant Kevin Maher as he helps the NYPD, the FBI, and many other law enforce...

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Published: Aug 2009

Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Be...

Ben Mezrich

Thad Roberts, a fellow in a prestigious NASA program had an idea—a romantic, albeit crazy, idea. He wanted to give his girlfriend the moon. Literally.   Thad convinced his girlfriend and another female accomplice, both NASA interns...

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Published: Jul 2011

Public Enemies

Bryan Burrough

The astonishing true story of America's first and greatest 'War on Crime.' In Public Enemies, Bryan Burrough strips away a thick layer of myths put out by J. Edgar Hoover's FBI to tell the full story of the most spectacular crime wa...

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Published: Jul 2004

Deadly Angel: The Bizarre True Story ...

Fred Rosen

An astonishing true story of bizarre love and lethal obsession in America's last frontier. Mechele Hughes came to Wasilla, Alaska (pop. 4200), looking for a new life and easy money. As an exotic dancer at the Great Alaskan Bush C...

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Published: Jul 2009

Cemetery John: The Undiscovered Maste...

Robert Zorn

For seventy-five years, the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh's infant son has gone unsolved. Evidence, opinion, and logic have discredited the notion that Bruno Richard Hauptmann-electrocuted in 1936-acted alone. In this met...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jul 2012

Whoever Fights Monsters: My Twenty Ye...

Robert K. Ressler

divFace-to-face with some of America's most terrifying killers, FBI veteran and ex-Army CID colonel Robert Ressler learned form then how to identify the unknown monsters who walk among us--and put them behind bars. Now the man who coi...

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Published: Mar 1993

The Fence: A Police Cover-up Along Bo...

Dick Lehr

A riveting, true-life account of violence, racial injustice, and betrayal within the ranks of the Boston Police Department The Boston police officers who brutally beat Michael Cox at a deserted fence one icy night in 1995 knew right...

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Published: Jun 2010

In Cold Blood

Truman Capote

Truman Capote’s masterpiece, IN COLD BLOOD, a sterling early example of the New Journalism, was part of an evolving genre that filtered events both big and small through the writer’s own experiences and feelings. IN COLD B...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jan 2006

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror...

Erik Larson

"Larson is a marvelous writer...superb at creating characters with a few short strokes."—New York Times Book Review  Erik Larson has been widely acclaimed as a master of narrative non-fiction, and in his new book, the be...

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Published: May 2012

Bitter Blood: A True Story of Souther...

Jerry Bledsoe

In this unrelenting real-life drama of three wealthy families connected by marriage and murder, Bledsoe recounts the shocking events, obsessive love, and bitter custody battles that led toward the bloody climax that took nine lives. R...

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Published: Apr 1989

Heart Full of Lies: A True Story of D...

Ann Rule

True-crime specialist Rule here examines the murder of Chris Northon in 2000. Northon’s wife, Liysa, was convicted of the crime, though she claimed that she shot him in self defense. Rule delves into Liysa’s past (both rea...

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Published: Jul 2006

Devil's Highway

Luis Alberto Urrea

Describes the harrowing May 2001 attempt of twenty-six men to cross the Mexican border into the desert of southern Arizona, a region known as the Devil's Highway, detailing their harrowing ordeal and battle for survival against imposs...

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Published: Sep 2005

Beyond the Body Farm: A Legendary Bon...

Bill Bass

A pioneer in forensic anthropology, Dr. Bill Bass created the world's first laboratory dedicated to the study of human decomposition—three acres on a hillside in Tennessee where human bodies are left to the elements. His research ha...

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Published: Nov 2008

Shattered: The True Story of a Mother...

Kathryn Casey

Hero, Husband, Father . . . Monster? In Creekstone, Texas, a small, quiet suburb of Houston, football was king . . . and David Temple was a prince. A former high school and college gridiron star-turned-coach, he had a fairy-tale mar...

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Published: Jul 2010

Ed Gein--Psycho!

Paul A. Woods

America may have had its fill of psychos for the last forty years, but none of them has inspired so many books and films (Pyscho, The Silence of the Lambs, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) as Wisconsin's cannibalistic handyman, Ed Gein. N...

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Published: Oct 1995

The Boy in the Box: The Unsolved Case...

David Stout

On February 25, 1957, the nude, badly bruised body of a young boy was found in a cardboard box in trash-strewn woods of north Philadelphia. Posters of the "Boy in the Box" soon dotted the city and police stations nationwide...

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Published: Sep 2008

Outlaw Tales of Oklahoma: True Storie...

Robert Barr Smith

Massacres, mayhem, and mischief fill the pages of Outlaw Tales of Oklahoma. Ride with horse thieves and cattle rustlers, stagecoach, and train robbers. Duck the bullets of murderers, plot strategies with con artists, hiss at lawmen tu...

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Published: Apr 2008

Murder Machine

Gene Mustain

The story of a gang of Mafia hit men that made murder a business, an art, and a daily routine. With their wicked ways, Roy DeMeo and his Canarsie, Brooklyn crew trafficked child pornography, sold cocaine (as well as snorted it), and k...

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Published: Jul 1993

Someone to Love Us: The Shocking True...

Terence O'Neill

Detailing the harrowing true story of the young boy who captured the heart of the nation, this account documents the case of Terry O'Neill, who was just ten years old when he stood up in court to testify against his brutal foster pare...

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Published: May 2010

A Mind for Murder: The Real-Life File...

Noreen Renier

The only psychic ever to lecture at the FBI Academy, Noreen Renier has assisted law enforcement officials all over the world, working on over 400 criminal cases. From the discovery and development of her unique talents to becoming a r...

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Published: May 2008

It's Not about the Truth: The Untold ...

Don Yaeger

What began as an off-campus team party with two hired strippers accelerated into a rape investigation---one that exposed prosecutorial misconduct, shoddy police work, an administration's rush to judgment, and the media's disregard for...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jul 2007

Skyjack: The Hunt for D. B. Cooper

Geoffrey Gray

"I have a bomb here and I would like you to sit by me." That was the note handed to a stewardess by a mild-mannered passenger on a Northwest Orient flight in 1971. It was the start of one of the most astonishing whodunits i...

Unabridged CD
Published: Mar 2011

The Serial Killer Whisperer: How One ...

Pete Earley

Fifteen-year-old Tony Ciaglia had everything a teenager could want-good grades, good athletic skills, and good friends-until he suffered a horrific head injury at summer camp. Pronounced clinically dead three times by helicopter param...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jan 2012
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