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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

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

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

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

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 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

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

Reunited in the Desert: How I Risked ...

Helle Amin

After setting up home on the tropical island of Bali with her husband and four children, Helle Amin seemed to have the perfect life. But one day in 2001 Helle's idyllic existence was shattered. She returned home from a shopping trip o...

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Published: Jul 2008

The Devil I Know: My Haunting Journey...

Jackie Barrett

In November 1974, 23-year-old Ronnie DeFeo was convicted of murdering his entire family. Decades later, he was haunted by a terrifying demon from his past. But no one wanted to listen. Except one woman. For years, as the legend of the...

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Published: Aug 2012

The Mafia and the Machine: The Story ...

Frank Hayde

The story of the American Mafia is not complete without a chapter on Kansas City. The City of Fountains has appeared in the The Godfather, Casino, and The Sopranos, but many Midwesterners are not aware that Kansas City has affected th...

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Published: Oct 2010

Agatha Christie's True Crime Inspirat...

Mike Holgate

The true scandals, crimes, and murders that inspired the works of the Queen of Crime, and affected those around her Fact proves far stranger than fiction in this collection of events that either influenced the works of the world's...

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Published: Apr 2011

The White House Boys: An American Tra...

Roger Dean Kiser

Hidden far from sight, deep in the thick underbrush of the North Florida woods are the ghostly graves of more than thirty unidentified bodies, some of which are thought to be children who were beaten to death at the old Florida Indust...

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Published: Jan 2009

The Mammoth Book of Conspiracies

Jon E. Lewis

The Mammoth Book of Conspiracies uncovers 100 cover-ups "they" really don't want you to know about. This collection delves into some of the biggest lies in history.

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Published: Nov 2011

And Never See Her Again

Patricia Springer

On March 26 1999, in Saginaw, Texas, 6-year-old Opal Jennings was playing with two other children in her grandmother's side yard when a black car drove up. A man got out and snatched Opal, whisking her away in his vehicle. It all happ...

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Published: Dec 2006

Signature Killers

Robert D. Keppel

Signature Killers is a peculiar yet valuable book--repetitious, brilliant, turgid, passionate, and indispensable for understanding serial killers. Those who persevere through the prolix writing style will be rewarded by compelling ins...

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Published: Oct 1997

Black Brothers, Inc. : The Violent Ri...

Sean Patrick Griffin

In June 2005, a prominent and politically influential Muslim cleric, Imam Shamsud-din Ali, became the latest person convicted in a massive federal corruption probe in Philadelphia. As the revelations emanating from the probe continue,...

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Published: May 2005

The Girl in Alfred Hitchock's Shower

Robert Graysmith

The New York Times bestselling author who investigated the Zodiac case now uncovers a real-life mystery of murder, body doubles, and obsession Marli Renfro was a model who played a part in one of the most iconic scenes in American m...

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Published: Feb 2011

Axman Came from Hell and Other Southe...

Keven McQueen

In the 1880s, a serial killer terrorized Austin, Texas, setting a pattern for the many who followed him. In the 1890s, an Atlanta boardinghouse resident shot several of his fellow boarders. These and other true crime stories, spanning...

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Published: May 2011

Poisoned Love

Caitlin Rother

On November 6, 2000, paramedics answered a call to find Kristin Rossum, 24, sobbing. Her husband, Greg de Villers, wasn't breathing and she claimed he had overdosed on drugs after learning she was leaving him. But family and friends w...

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Published: Jul 2005
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