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Last Don Standing

by Larry McShane & Dan Pearson

As the last Don of the Philadelphia mob, Ralph Natale, the first-ever mob boss to turn state’s evidence, provides an insider’s perspective on the mafia.

Natale’s reign atop the Philadelphia and New Jersey...

Vigilante Days and Ways

by Nathaniel Pitt Langford

Nathaniel Pitt Langford (1832–1911) was an explorer, businessman, bureaucrat, vigilante and historian from Saint Paul, Minnesota who played an important role in the early years of the Montana gold fields,...

Mon père, ce collabo

by Jean Buvens

Comment supporter que son histoire personnelle soit mêlée à l'horreur de l'Histoire ?

Jean Buvens a 10 ans, en 1944, lorsqu’il comprend peu à peu le rôle de ses parents pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale :...

Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom; or, the Escape of William and Ellen Craft from Slavery

by Ellen Craft

William and Ellen Craft were slaves from Macon who gained celebrity after a daring public escape in December 1848. The light-skinned Ellen Craft posed as a white woman traveling with her valet. The bold ruse...

Chin: The Life and Crimes of Mafia Boss Vincent Gigante

by Larry McShane



He started out as a professional boxer—until he found his true calling as a ruthless contract killer. Hand-picked by Vito Genovese to run the Genovese Family when Vito was sent...

PEOPLE True Crimes: Cases That Shocked America


Fresh twists on notorious trials are the focus of True Crime Stories: Cases That Shocked America, a special edition of PEOPLE magazine. A companion to the new Investigation Discovery network series People Magazine...

The Fear of 13: Countdown to Execution: My Fight for Survival on Death Row

by Nick Yarris

'Somewhere in each of us is the blackest pit from which few ever return. I had found mine.'

Found guilty of the rape and murder of a woman he had never met, Nick Yarris was sentenced to death.

With appeal after...

Dark Ambition: The Shocking Crime of Dellen Millard and Mark Smich

by Ann Brocklehurst

Tim Bosma was a happy young father with a promising future when he listed his pickup truck for sale online, went for a test drive with two strangers, and never returned. The story of the Hamilton man’s strange...

Grief Diaries: Shattered

by Lynda Cheldelin Fell, Bill Downs & Julie Downs

Part of the 5-star Grief Diaries book series, Shattered examines the candid consequences faced by 25 families in the aftermath of a crash caused by an impaired driver. Filled with raw yet powerful true accounts,...

Al Capone: His Life, Legacy, and Legend

by Deirdre Bair

From a National Book Award-winning biographer, the first complete life of legendary gangster Al Capone to be produced with the cooperation of his family, who provided the author with exclusive access to personal...

Bandit: A Daughter's Memoir

by Molly Brodak

“Raw, poetic and compulsively readable. In Molly Brodak’s dazzling memoir, Bandit, her eye is so honest, I found myself nodding like I was agreeing with her, sometimes cringing at what she sustained, and...

Organized Crime Queens: The Secret World of Female Gangsters

by Jerry Bader & Dream Computers

Organized Crime Queens

The Secret World of Female Gangsters

From the bizarre world of female Japanese motorcycle gangs to the historic rise and fall of London’s Forty Elephants, the history of female organized...

The 100-Pound Gangster

by Henry Lin

Henry Lin spent most of his precocious youth involved with the international criminal underworld. By the age of fourteen, he was involved with a notorious San Francisco triad with links to Hong Kong and mainland...

Exile on Front Street

by George Christie

After forty years in the Hells Angels, George Christie was ready to retire. As president of the high-profile Ventura charter of the club, he had been the yin to Sonny Barger’s yang. Barger was the reckless...

The Worst Woman in Sydney: The Life and Crimes of Kate Leigh

by Leigh Straw

Matriarch of the criminal underworld ... or the Robin Hood of inner Sydney?The legend of Kate Leigh, Sydney's famed brothel madam, sly grog seller and drug dealer, has loomed large in TV's Underbelly and every...

Indefensible: The Missing Truth about Steven Avery, Teresa Halbach, and Making a Murderer

by Michael Griesbach

An insider exposes the shocking facts deliberately left out of the hit Netflix series Making a Murderer—and argues persuasively that Steven Avery was rightfully convicted in the 2005 killing of Teresa Halbach....

American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst

Doin' Time: Everyone Deserves a Second Chance

by Rachel Porter

Some kids get all the breaks. Some don't.This book is about the ones who ended up in prison, the ones who had been abused or taken away from their families, who had given up on society.Doin' Time ?tells the...

You Can't Win: Complete and Unabridged

by Jack Black

My background is crowded with robberies, burglaries, and thefts too numerous to recall. All manner of crimes against property. Arrests, trials, acquittals, convictions, escapes. Penitentiaries! I see in the...

The President Street Boys: Growing Up Mafia

by Frank Dimatteo

“When Mom got out of jail, it was great having her home.”

Mondo the Dwarf. Frankie Shots. Jospeh “Little Lolly Pop” Carna. Larry “Big Lolly Pop” Carna. Salvatore “Sally Boy” Marinelli. Johnny...