True Crime

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    John Wayne Gacy
    Defending a Monster
    By Sam L. Amirante, By Danny Broderick
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    “Sam, could you do me a favor?” Thus begins a story that has now become part of America's true-crime hall of fame. It is a gory, grotesque tale befitting a Stephen King novel. It is also a David and Goliath saga—the story of a youn... [READ MORE]
    A Prayer Before Dawn
    My Nightmare in Thailand’s Prisons
    By Billy Moore
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Now a major motion picture The first time Billy Moore walked into his cell packed with seventy prisoners, the floor resembled a mass grave, with intertwined arms and legs, and the smell of human feces was so strong he almost vomited. That night, he slept next to a dead man. It wouldn’t be the last time.... [READ MORE]
    The Crime of the Century
    Richard Speck and the Murders That Shocked a Nation
    By Dennis L. Breo, By William J. Martin, Other primary creator Bill Kunkle
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    On July 14th, 1966, Richard Franklin Speck swept through several student nurses’ townhouse like a summer tornado and changed the landscape of American crime. He broke in as his helpless victims slept, bound them one by one, and then stabbed, assaulted, and strangled all eight in a sadistic sexual frenzy.... [READ MORE]
    Killing Time
    An 18-Year Odyssey from Death Row to Freedom
    By John Hollway, By Ronald M. Gauthier
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    In 1984, John Thompson was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of a prominent white man in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was sent to Angola Prison and confined to his cell for twenty-three hours a day. However, Thompson adamantly proclaimed his innocence and just needed lawyers who believed... [READ MORE]
    The Natashas
    The Horrific Inside Story of Slavery, Rape, and Murder in the Global Sex Trade
    By Victor Malarek
    (Arcade Publishing)
    On the black market, they’re the third most profitable commodity, after illegal weapons and drugs. The only difference is that these goods are human, to their handlers they are wholly expendable. They are women and girls, some as young as twelve, from all over the Eastern Bloc, where sinister networks... [READ MORE]
    Young Al Capone
    The Untold Story of Scarface in New York, 1899-1925
    By William Balsamo, By John Balsamo
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Many people are familiar with the story of Al Capone, the legendary Chicago gangster best known for orchestrating the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. But few are aware that Capone’s remarkable story began in the Navy Yard section of Brooklyn, New York. Tutored by the likes of infamous mobsters Johnny Torrio... [READ MORE]
    Anne Perry and the Murder of the Century
    By Peter Graham
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    On June 22, 1954, teenage friends Juliet Hulme—better known as bestselling mystery writer Anne Perry—and Pauline Parker went for a walk in a New Zealand park with Pauline’s mother, Honora. Half an hour later, the girls returned alone, claiming that Pauline’s mother had had an accident. But when Honora... [READ MORE]
    Impact Statement
    A Family's Fight for Justice against Whitey Bulger, Stephen Flemmi, and the FBI
    By Bob Halloran
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    As the biggest criminal trial since the Boston Strangler draws nearer, the public’s fascination with the life and crimes of mob boss Whitey Bulger continues to heat up. Many stories have been told about the murders Whitey and Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi committed, and the tacit permission they received... [READ MORE]
    Smuggler's Blues
    A True Story of the Hippie Mafia
    By Richard Stratton
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Goodfellas meets Savages meets Catch Me If You Can in this true tale of high-stakes smuggling from pot’s outlaw years. Richard Stratton was the unlikeliest of kingpins. A clean-cut Wellesley boy who entered outlaw culture on a trip to Mexico, he saw his search for a joint morph into a thrill-filled dope... [READ MORE]
    Kitty Genovese
    A True Account of a Public Murder and Its Private Consequences
    By Catherine Pelonero
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    A New York Times bestseller! Written in a flowing narrative style, Kitty Genovese: A True Account of a Public Murder and Its Private Consequences presents the story of the horrific and infamous murder of Kitty Genovese, a young woman stalked and stabbed on the street where she lived in Queens, New York... [READ MORE]
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