True Crime

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    Black Dahlia Avenger
    The True Story
    By Steve Hodel
    (Arcade Publishing)
    More than fifty years after what has been called "the most notorious unsolved murder of the 20th century," the case has finally been solved. On January 15, 1947, the body of beautiful 22-year-old Elizabeth Short, dubbed the Black Dahlia because of her black clothing and the dahlia she wore in her hair,... [READ MORE]
    Black Dahlia Avenger
    A Genius for Murder: The True Story
    By Steve Hodel
    (Arcade Publishing)
    A New York Times Best Seller! In 1947, the brutal, sadistic murder of a beautiful young woman named Elizabeth Short led to the largest manhunt in LA history. The killer teased and taunted the police and public for weeks, but his identity stayed a mystery, and the murder remained the most tantalizing... [READ MORE]
    The Zebra Murders
    A Season of Killing, Racial Madness and Civil Rights
    By Prentice Earl Sanders, By Ben Cohen
    (Arcade Publishing)
    On October 20, 1973, in San Francisco, a white couple strolling down Telegraph Hill was set upon and butchered by four young black men. Thus began a reign of terror that lasted six months and left fifteen whites dead and the entire city in a state of panic. The perpetrators wanted nothing less than a... [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 “untouchable” 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... [READ MORE]
    Why We Love Serial Killers
    The Curious Appeal of the World's Most Savage Murderers
    By Scott Bonn, Foreword by Diane Dimond
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    For decades now, serial killers have taken center stage in the news and entertainment media. The coverage of real-life murderers such as Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer has transformed them into ghoulish celebrities. Similarly, the popularity of fictional characters such as Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter... [READ MORE]
    Domestic Investigations and Operations Guide
    By Federal Bureau of Investigation Federal Bureau of Investigation
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Ever wonder what an FBI agent really does? Recently, the Domestic Investigations and Operations Guide has been plastered all over newspaper headlines. The guide “applies to all investigative activities and intelligence collection activities conducted by the FBI within the United States or outside the... [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 white man in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was sent to Angola prison and confined to his cell twenty-three hours a day. However, Thompson adamantly proclaimed his innocence and just needed lawyers who believed that his trial... [READ MORE]
    Double Cross
    The Explosive Inside Story of the Mobster Who Controlled America
    By Sam Giancana, By Chuck Giancana, With Bettina Giancana
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Featuring a brand-new introduction by the author, this New York Times bestseller presents an inside exposé of mob boss Sam Giancana—talented businessman, Las Vegas entrepreneur, ruthless killer, and outside player for the CIA’s dirtiest deeds. Giancana clawed his way to the top of the Mafia hierarchy... [READ MORE]
    Mystery on the Isles of Shoals
    Closing the Case on the Smuttynose Ax Murders of 1873
    By J. Dennis Robinson
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    For the first time, the full story of a crime that has haunted New England since 1873.The cold-blooded ax murder of two innocent Norwegian women at their island home off the coast of New Hampshire has gripped the region since 1873, beguiling tourists, inspiring artists, and fueling conspiracy theorists.The... [READ MORE]
    The Tangled Web
    The Life and Death of Richard Cain - Chicago Cop and Mafia Hitman
    By Michael J. Cain
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The Tangled Web tells the dramatic story of detective Richard Cain's criminal career as revealed by his half-brother, Michael. Cain led a double-life—one as a well-known cop who led raids that landed on the front pages, and the other as a "made man" in one of Chicago's most notorious mob families. Eventually... [READ MORE]
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