Crime

Talked to Death
"A First-rate piece of journalism" - St Louis Dispatch THE VICTIM: Alan Berg was the talk-show host all of Denver loved to hate. Aggravating. Irrepressible. Charismatic. Nobody escaped his withering attacks on hypocrisy, bigotry, and...

12.06.2018

Fallen Angels
This for Los Angeles history buffs--like me. Stories from the 19th century, through the gangsters and movie stars of the 20th, and even into the awful serial killers beyond.These crime descriptions are quick to read ("Just the facts, ma'am") but...

07.10.2012

Circumstantial Evidence
This classic tale of murder and injustice in a small Alabama town has a great cast of characters: a sweet-faced and popular teenaged girl, some bumbling but well-meaning homicide detectives, another teenaged girl who's considered "trailer trash,"...

10.03.2016

Suicidal Mass Murderers
On April 16, 2007, Cho Seung-Hui, a student at Virginia Tech with a history of mental illness, became the perpetrator of the most infamous school shooting in the history of the United States. In the aftermath of the killings and Cho's subsequent...

13.03.2018

Hush Little Babies
A killing so brutal it shocked the police and left the nation grieving, Hush Little Babies is the appalling true story of Darlie Routier, the neighborhood's most wonderful mom, who one night, coldly, calculatingly and brutally stabbed her...

02.01.2013

The Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper
This is a very well laid out introduction of the Ripper murders. It has a timeline of overall events in the beginning and then covers each of the “canonical five” victims in chronological order, first going over a short background of the victim,...

27.06.2016

Beverly Hills Confidential
This unique crime anthology tracks the grand times and grand crimes that span the first 100 years since Beverly Hills grew into the city we know it as today, a glitzy-rich tourist mecca. Co-written by Clark Fogg, the lead CSI investigator for the...

21.07.2016

The Man Who Hunted Jack The Ripper
In 1888 the unknown brought death and terror to the streets of Victorian London's East End. The Man Who Hunted Jack the Ripper is the story of Detective Inspector Edmund Reid who was head of the Whitechapel detective force. Having joined the...

17.07.2017

The True Story of Tom Dooley
At the conclusion of the Civil War, Wilkes County, North Carolina, was the site of the nation s first nationally publicized crime of passion. In the wake of a tumultuous love affair and a mysterious chain of events, Tom Dooley was tried, convicted...

10.08.2016

A Beautiful Child
I find true crime books interesting to read once in awhile. The same way that I found my "social deviance" psychology class in college very interesting. To see how the brain can go so horribly wrong as a result of genetic anomaly (or more often as a...

07.12.2014

Serial Killers
A well-liked, respected, caring pillar of the community - or an outsider, socially inept and with a frightening appearance? Wearing many different masks, serial killers are among the most disturbing and dangerous violent criminals in existence.They...

18.02.2015

Sins of the Brother
Tells the story of Ivan Milat, convicted of the serial backpacker murders in the Belanglo State Forest. Describes his childhood and his relationship with his large family, particularly with his brothers. Examines the events leading up to the...

15.10.2016

The Run of His Life
Having enjoyed two of Toobin's other books, I had long wanted to read this one. What prompted me finally to pick it up was John McCain's accusation that Barack Obama had "played the race card" by saying that Republicans would say that Obama didn't...

09.07.2014

Seduced by Madness
She was fifteen when she visited the therapist; still a teen when they had sex. She was twenty-five when she married him and forty-four when she killed him.In October 2002, the quiet northern California town of...

16.04.2014

Illustrated True Crime
True Crime presents a rogues gallery of murderers and mobsters. cannibals and con artists, outlaws and assassins, the men and women for whom law and life had little value, the monsters for whom killing was a way of life...Superbly...

18.01.2018

Cold Case
As slight as the book is, I wasn't at all surprised to find out it started as a couple of New Yorker articles. What did surprise me is that Gourevitch doesn't appear to have attempted to pad it into something less meaningful. It's a pretty simple...

12.05.2013

Almost Midnight
Darrell Mease grew up in the Ozark Mountains of southern Missouri, in a slice of rural America where religion flourished and tradition thrived. Everyone said he was a good kid: a bit of a clown, maybe not too serious about his studies, but sweet and...

21.09.2017

Property Of Folsom Wolf
Re reading.It was funny to open this book and to find few words written in it. it said this was my second English book so after y first book written in English which was Gary King's Blood Lust, I had bought this book and also very much liked it. Now...

26.02.2013

Deadly Obsession
After pleading guilty to hideous acts of rape, mutilation and murder, Weber was convicted on multiple counts. He is currently serving over 165 years in prison. This is the brutal true story of John Weber and Carla and Emily, the two sisters he...

28.11.2017

Lethal Shadow
Two and a half stars would be a more accurate rating. I do not remember ever hearing about Mike DeBardeleben, the subject of this book. He reminds me a little of Ted Bundy--intelligent but ultimately controlled by their dark side. Interesting that...

04.10.2012

Precious Blood
In the heart of Kentucky's mining country, in a tiny town where alcohol was against the law and no one locked their doors, everyone knew Jerome Boggs was a bad seed. Even so, no one suspected how vicious he was...A stone's throw from a church, in a...

28.03.2017

On Trial for Murder
On trial for murder features such well known cases as the Sir Harr Oakes murder trial, where the evidence against Freddie de marigny looked overwhelming until a private detective knocked holes in the prosecution case. Theres the roly poly doctor...

26.07.2015

The Only Living Witness
I remember in grade school, one of my best friends' mom and my mom were very close. Her sister was missing, and I vividly remember the day her mom came by my home, crying, and reciting the story to my mom. They had found her daughter up the...

26.01.2014

Cold Kill
In June of 1982, wealthy Houston attorney, James Campbell, and his wife Virginia were shot to death in their bed while their grandsons, ages seven and eight, camped out in sleeping bags at the foot of the Campbells' bed. The frustrated police shelve...

18.01.2017

Exposed
On June 9, 2008, the butchered body of Travis Alexander was found in his Mesa, Arizona home. The grisly nature of his death made instant headlines: with twenty-nine knife wounds, his throat slit, and a gunshot to the head, Travis was left to die....

29.11.2013

Luggage by Kroger
"Catherine was destined to become several important things to me. But most prominently, she would become my problem-solver. Before I met her, I had a bunch of problems. Then, all of sudden, with her in my life I had only...

08.08.2015

A Checklist for Murder
The Peernocks cast the impression of being a very well-to-do and content family evenl after the separation of Richard and his wife. But madness was contained inside their house and one night Richard Peemock came to kill his wife and daughter,...

13.03.2017

Reasonable Doubt
"Got a problem down here." Bloomington, Illinois, police officer Hibbens didn't sound like himself. His voice cracked. "There's something you ought to see."The scene awaiting the other policemen as they entered the charming suburban house at...

27.11.2017

The Serial Killer's Apprentice
Investigative journalist James Renner cracks open thirteen of Northeast Ohio s most intriguing unsolved crimes. Included are the 1964 murder of Garfield Heights teen Beverly Jarosz that still haunts baby boomers to this day; the 2003 disappearance...

18.11.2014

The Musical Milkman Murder
Do feel that this would have been better if it was a chapter in a book on crimes of the time, far too long and padded out with chapters on the hangman and others involved in the trial.

17.05.2013

Into the Devil's Den
In 1996, the Aryan Nations was considered to be the most dangerous white supremacist group in the United States. This brutally violent neo-Nazi organization dreamed of carving an isolated homeland out of the American northwest–a...

08.01.2013

The Mammoth Book of Bizarre Crimes
I initially gave this book three stars but felt I was being unduly generous. It's probably meant to be read as a "guide" to give you an insight into crimes deemed bizarre but I've read similiar style books in the true crime genre that were a lot...

07.09.2016

Reel to Real
No one was supposed to get hurt. But in March 1996, the robbery of a Hollywood Video store went horribly wrong, ending in a hail of gunfire and the worst mass murder in the history of Albuquerque, New Mexico.This book is based on the true...

09.01.2017

Give a Boy a Gun
as a rule i try to stay away from "true crime" books because there's usually an icky titillating element to them, but i picked this up as a free book from the library years ago (most likely because of the cover design) and was in search of something...

19.05.2014

Doc
Updated ebook file 12/16/2014 Award Winner! With a new introduction by bestselling true crime author Ron Franscell. For twenty-five years, the trusted family doctor in a small Wyoming town had been raping and molesting the...

19.09.2013

The Killing of Sharon Tate
The bizarre slaying of actress Sharon Tate and four others stunned the nation. Even more shocking, however, is the slowly unfolding story behind the murders--a true horror tale of cold-blooded killers--of a hippie commune that preached love and...

25.06.2017

Every Breath You Take
AMERICA'S #1 TRUE-CRIME WRITER FULFILLS A MURDER VICTIM'S DESPERATE PLEA -- WITH THIS SHATTERING NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "If anything ever happens to me... find Ann Rule and ask her to write my...

13.08.2014

Cradle of Death
Ten Babies. Eight Murders. One Woman to Blame: Their MotherIn March of 1949, a healthy baby boy named Richard Noe entered this world. Thirty-one days later, he left it -- found dead in his parents' bedroom in a working-class...

28.06.2015

Blood Justice
In 1991, flight attendant Nancy Ludwig checked in to an airport hotel near Detroit. The next morning she was found gagged, raped, and tortured-her throat slit with such rage that she was nearly decapitated. Her husband Arthur never gave up hope that...

09.05.2017

Indiana Gothic
In this true-life drama, Pope Brock relates his family’s story, one that resonates today with ominous insight into the heart of American culture. "Indiana Gothic" is set at a time when women were utterly dependent upon men; they had no equality, no...

02.09.2013

Gaspipe
Anthony "Gaspipe" Casso is currently serving thirteen consecutive life sentences plus 455 years at a federal prison in Colorado. Now, for the first time, the head of a mob family has granted complete and total access to a journalist. Casso has given...

26.09.2016

Perfect Murder, Perfect Town
In Perfect Murder, Perfect Town, Lawrence Schiller thoroughly recreates every aspect of the complex case of the death of JonBenét Ramsey. A brilliant portrait of an inscrutable family thrust under the spotlight of public suspicion and...

26.12.2014

Lobster Boy
This book is, unfortunately, one of those instances where the writing doesn't live up to the story. Let's begin with the good stuff. The content is fascinating and the author obviously put a lot of time into the research. We're taken through...

28.09.2016

To Die For
This book follows the FBI's search for and capture of Darren Dee O'Neall, a serial killer whose ability to change his appearance kept him out of the reach of the authorities, and describes his violent sexual crimes.Deadly Hunk--For women...

12.07.2016

Under the Knife
Handsome, charming, and a fixture on the New York City club scene, Dean Faiello had built a thriving beauty business. But money was never enough for Faiello, whose hard-partying ways constantly left him on the edge of ruin. So he did the unthinkable...

09.02.2016

Disturbed Ground
The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller PERFECT VICTIM returns with another true-crime thriller. Dorothea Puente ran a boarding house on F street in Sacramento, taking in the city's homeless. But when corpses were dug up in her garden, it...

30.06.2013

Evil Season
Joyce Wishart was living out her life's dream, running her own art gallery in sunny Sarasota, Florida. But that dream ended in nightmare when a deranged drifter named Elton Brutus Murphy walked through the door with a knife in his hand and a voice...

19.05.2013

Dancing with Death
Phoenix, Arizona, 2004. Former stripper turned suburban housewife Marjorie Orbin filed a missing person’s report on her husband. She claimed that Jay, a successful art dealer, had left town on business after celebrating their son’s birthday more...

03.01.2018

Jonestown Massacre
Jonestown Massacre is part of the "American Disasters" series. According to the editorial review on Amazon.com, the series is written for children in grades six to nine.The text is footnoted where appropriate. The...

09.06.2017

The Franklin Cover-Up
The shut-down of Omaha, Nebraska's Franklin Community Federal Credit Union, raided by federal agencies in November 1988, sent shock waves all the way to Washington, D.C. $40 million was missing. The credit union's manager: Republican Party activist...

15.12.2017

Burning Bed
Ignore the crappy cover, title & blurb; this was one important book in it's day. The story of Francine Hughes became a rallying cry for a growing movement to change domestic violence laws. Ranks divided on the verdict, ‘she got away with murder’...

12.04.2014

The Valachi Papers
The First Inside Account of the MafiaIn the 1960s a disgruntled soldier in New York's Genovese Crime Family decided to spill his guts. His name was Joseph Valachi. Daring to break the Mob's code of silence for the first time, Valachi detailed the...

25.03.2017

Unabomber
When Federal Agents raided a remote Montana cabin to apprehend Theodore J. Kaczynski, the alleged Unabomber, they discovered what amounted to a one-room bomb factory. Now bestselling author John Douglas, the former FBI Unit Chief who originated the...

24.01.2016

Serial Killers and Mass Murderers
SHOCKING TRUE STORIES OF THE WORLD'S MOST BARBARIC CRIMINALSRevealing portraits of the most notorious killers of our time:•Jeffrey Dahmer•The Zodiac Killer•Dr. Harold Shipman•Son of Sam•The...

31.01.2017

With An Axe
on Friday, February 20, 2009 I wrote;I've read half of the stories and I am now at the Karla Faye Tucker one. I don't know much about this case. The only thing I do know is she was on death row and had come a believer. lots of people wanted...

23.05.2015

Blood on the Altar
One Sunday morning in 1993 a 16-year-old girl named Eliza Claps goes missing from a church in the centre of Potenza, Italy. Shortly before her disappearance, Elisa had met Danilo Restivo, a strange local boy with a fetish for cutting women's hair on...

22.09.2013

Profile of the Disappearance of Madeleine McCann
What really happened to Madeleine Beth McCann in Praia da Luz, Portugal in 2007? Was she abducted as the Gerry and Kate have claimed or did something happen to Madeleine on May 3 in the vacation apartment and the incident covered up? Criminal...

18.03.2017

Written on the Skin
A crime scene investigator notes the tiny indentations on the fragments of a tin can identified at a bomb site. After months of testing he is able to match them to the can opener that made them – and lead police to the bomb-maker who used...

15.10.2013

A Gallery of Rogues
I'm morbidly fascinated with historical violent crimes, especially psychological profiles of serial killers and studies of unsolved cases.A Gallery of Rogues reads like an encyclopedia, full of murder cases, solved and unsolved,...

07.12.2015

Detective Piggott's Casebook Famous True Crime Cases
Welcome to hell, a world at war. The streets of Melbourne no longer a tidy grid but fractured with laneways like cracks in old varnish, a hotchpotch of chaos – of shanties and factories, woodpiles and chimneys – the city smouldering under its...

25.10.2015

The Dating Game Killer
In 1978, Rodney Alcala was a contestant on the “The Dating Game,” one of America’s most popular television shows at the time. Handsome, successful, and romantic, he was embraced by the audience—and chosen as the winner by the beautiful bachelorette....

12.05.2016

And Never Let Her Go
The shattering crime story that shocked the nation: the Thomas Capano murder case On a June evening in 1996, 30-year-old Anne Marie Fahey, secretary to the governor of Delaware, vanished without a trace following a restaurant rendezvous with her...

02.11.2013

Fathers Rage
A risly double murder rocks small-town Idaho - For one brief, bloody moment, the Old West roared back to life when a married couple was gunned down in broad daylight. Almost as shocking ws the identiy of the assassin, former lawman Ken Arrasmith,...

21.06.2018

Serial Violence
Linking the murders of an alleged serial killer to successfully present a case in court involves a specific methodology that has been scrutinized by the judicial system but is largely absent in the current literature. Serial Violence: Analysis of...

03.10.2017

Death in Texas
Was he his brother's keeper?Robert and Doris Angleton seemed to have the perfect life. Until she was coldly murdered in her own home, shot thirteen times in the head, chest, and abdomen...Suddenly the ideal husband seemed anything...

28.04.2014

The Boston Strangler
I am fortunate to be the youngest of five. I had two older brothers who were both avid readers and collected many books. One of them had purchased the paperback edition of this book in the late 1960s. One day in the summer of 1975 (I was twelve)...

13.04.2018

Final Truth
In his commentary of the celebration of sadistic murder, Final Truth: The Autobiography of a Serial Killer, Colin Wilson refers to the first particularly gruesome passage involving the death of an innocent girl as one which “may well be the...

10.12.2012

The Officer's Wife
A MAN IN UNIFORMHe was a captain in the U.S. Air Force. She was a psychologist in Fayetteville, North Carolina. On the surface, Marty and Michelle Theer appeared to be the perfect married couple. But no one knew of the double...

15.09.2016

Tymurs NYC (Tymurs, Book 3)
The extraordinary comeback of Tylenol following the 1982 Tylenol murders in Chicago was underscored on February 7, 1986, when Johnson & Johnson received news that Tylenol had captured its largest share ever of the over-the-counter analgesic...

31.01.2015

Heart Full of Lies
An idyllic Hawaiian wedding held the promise of a wonderful future for handsome, athletic Chris Northon, an airline pilot, a confirmed bachelor-turned-devoted family man; and Liysa, an acclaimed surf photographer, loving mother, and aspiring...

05.05.2013

The Killer Book of Cold Cases
Shocking Stories of the Most Infamous Unsolved CrimesEvery criminal dreams of committing the perfect crime. A crime that is so well executed, with clues and evidence so scarce, that even the experts are left baffled. The Killer Book of Cold...

10.10.2013

Mobfather
Recounts the real-life story of Maryann and Bobby DelGiorno--wife and son of Philadelphia mobster Tommy DelGiorno--two people who decided to break all ties to the mob. Reprint.

15.10.2013

Unholy Covenant
Radiant in her white satin wedding gown, Patricia Blakley was living a dream come true. At last, she was marrying the man she loved, Ted Kimble—a fellow Christian and son of a local preacher. But little did she realize her new husband had a dark...

13.12.2014

The Savage Murder of Skylar Neese
I borrowed this book from the library after seeing the Dateline episode. Skylar's story caught my interest as a typical high school experience gone horribly, strangely, wrong. In summary (and this isn't a spoiler, as it's mentioned straight up at...

24.07.2015

The DC Dead Girls Club
A True Story of Four Unsolved Murders Four young women were murdered in the nation’s capital between 1929 and 1935. Their deaths had no connection to each other. Each woman was different. Each murder, though violent and...

10.03.2017

Fatal Beauty
Burl Barer relates the shocking true story of Texas beauty Rhonda Glover, a gold digger possessing amazing physical charms and dangerous mental instability, who killed her boyfriend, Jimmy Joste, after shooting him ten times.

31.01.2013

Child of Satan, Child of God
i almost puked while i read this. so what if i was on a greyhound bus and had a two hour lay-over in albany... parts of this book made me ill. although, i would recommend it for a couple of reasons: if you're into true crime, this is one of the most...

06.07.2013

Murder in Italy
Reprinted for third time in 2013, following the overturning of Amanda Knox's acquittal. Amazon Top Ten in True Crime and Criminology. Best True Crime Book Editor's & Reader's Choice Awards. Library Journal Bestseller ....

16.04.2018

Serial Killer Timelines
The Killers • The Victims • The Crime Scenes • The Arrests • The ConvictionsSTEP-BY-STEP CHRONICLES OF THE WORLD’S MOST SHOCKING KILLING SPREESBy examining the depraved, deceptive, very deliberate actions of famed...

16.05.2014

Anyone You Want Me to Be
Legendary FBI profiler and #1 "New York Times" bestselling author John Douglas explores the shocking case of John Robinson, a harmless, unassuming family man whose criminal history began with embezzlement and fraud -- and ended with his arrest for...

28.02.2017

The Strange Case of Dr. Kappler
In this "captivating, thought-provoking tale of tragedy and the judicial system . . . Dr. Ablow has succeeded in untangling the complex tragedy of unrecognized and untreated mental illness" (Carol C. Nadelson, M.D., former president, American...

27.09.2012

The Woodchipper Murder
Even though the Newtown, Connecticut, police listed Helle Crafts' disappearance as a routine missing person case, Keith Mayo, a private investigator, knew the Danish-born mother of three hadn't skipped town nine days before Thanksgiving.. Rita...

24.04.2013

Presumed Guilty
Presumed Guilty exposes shocking, never-before revealed, exclusive information from the trial of the century and the verdict that shocked the nation.When Caylee Anthony was reported missing in Orlando, Florida, in...

28.04.2015

Murder in McHenry
What would you do if you received a phone call twenty seven years after your father s murder and a friend told you they finally knew who killed him? You would venture forward to bring the criminal to justice and clear the case. However, good guys...

24.04.2017

Gang Mom
When 18-year-old Aaron Iturra was shot to death in his bed, the first person his grief-stricken mother turned to was Mary Louise Thompson. Why? Because Thompson, herself the mother of a troubled teen, had become an active campaigner against teen...

26.04.2016

Serial Killer Groupies (True Crime Library RJPP, #19)
Kindle Unlimited members can pre-order for FREE. The Pre-order Promotion guaranteed Kindle price is $1.99 for non-members for a limited time. Ted Bundy received hundreds of love letters from women every week while he was in prison. Women not...

11.09.2017

Mafia Prince
Mafia Prince is the first-person account of one of the most violent eras in Mafia history —�Little” Nicky Scarfo’s reign as boss of the Philly family in the 1980s—written by Scarfo’s underboss and nephew, �Crazy” Phil...

12.03.2015

Escaping the Arroyo
On April 5, 1981, two college coeds were kidnapped from a residential street of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The next morning, the girls were found in a desolate mountain arroyo; one raped and murdered, the other savagely stabbed 33 times and left for...

11.07.2014

Human Property Hanging in the Family Tree Yields a Harvest
Human Property Hanging in the Family Tree Yields a Harvest, is a true story of the life and times of Mariah and her family. Mariah was born a slave, witnessed the brutality of slavery, and fought the KKK. Mariah's departure to transcend from human...

04.09.2017

Vanished at Sea
Thomas and Jackie Hawks had big plans. The couple wanted to sell their retirement home--a hard earned 55-foot yacht named Well Deserved --and move onto land to spend more time with family. So when a baby-faced buyer, Skylar Deleon, wanted to test...

12.07.2013

Curbchek-Reload
Curbchek-Reload is the third True Crime account written by Zach Fortier. It was listed as #1 in the true crime genre on Amazon.com. Like the two previous books, Curbchek and Streetcreds, it is based on real events that happened to Zach Fortier...

29.06.2018

The Prince of Paradise
A MILLIONAIRE PLAYBOYBen Novack, Jr. was born into a hotel empire, Miami’s lavish Fontainbleau. But his luxurious, celebrity-studded lifestyle would ironically end in another hotel room—where the police found him bound up in duct...

25.07.2015

The Mormon Murders
On October 15, 1985, two pipe bombs shook the calm of Salt Lake City, Utah, killing two people. The only link-both victims belonged to the Mormon Church. The next day, a third bomb was detonated in the parked car of church-going family man, Mark...

02.10.2017

Son
No matter what problems you have with your mother-in-law, she is going to seem like Julie Andrews by the time you're through reading about the bejeweled harpy who rules this true-crime wonder. The "son" of the title is her slick, creepy offspring,...

16.08.2017

Inside the Mind of Casey Anthony
The trial of twenty-five year old Casey Anthony for the death of her daughter Caylee was the most sensational case in America since O.J. Simpson’s—with a verdict every bit as stunning. After being acquitted in July 2011, Ms. Anthony...

02.05.2017

Outside The Law 2
I often wonder why authors get involved in True Crime writing. Surely there must be a component of it that's just soul destroying. Writing about the sad, mad, bad, idiot, evil, opportunist criminals who commit the most senseless acts. Then again,...

03.12.2015

Every Mother's Nightmare
In a rural suburb in St. Louis, in 1986, someone murdered Jude Govreau's 15-year-old daughter and Mari Winzen's 3-year-old son. It would take five years of investigation to bring the killer to trial. This is the story of two determined mothers and a...

07.10.2014

Serial Killers
Through extensive research and interviews with five notorious serial killers, author Joel Norris demonstrates that serial killers have specific biological and genetic makeups that can be identified as early as five years of age.  A compelling read...

01.08.2016

No, Daddy, Don't!
This true story broke my heart and scared the hell out of me. It's very simply written and fast paced, I couldn't put it down once I picked it up, from the first page it gripped me. After finishing last night I decided to check out to see...

18.07.2018