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Strange: True Stories of the Mysterious and Bizarre

by Colin Wilson & Damon Wilson

Over fifty of the most fascinating accounts of history’s greatest unsolved mysteries.

Did werewolves roam the countryside of fifteenth century France? What exactly is El Chupacabra, a creature whose name translates...


Death in Disguise: The Amazing True Story of the Chelsea Murders

by Gary Powell

Victorian Chelsea was a thriving commercial and residential development, known for its grand houses and pleasant garden squares. Violent crime was unheard of in this leafy suburb. The double murder of an elderly...


Under Cover of the Night: A True Story of Sex, Greed and Murder

by Diane Fanning

It was planned to look like a suicide.

But even in the best-laid plans, evidence is left behind...

Jocelyn Branham Earnest was found dead on the floor of her living room in Forest, Virginia. By her side was...


The Mayne Inheritance

by Rosamond Siemon

Opening with a macabre mid-nineteenth century murder, The Mayne Inheritance unfolds like a gothic thriller. Was it the murder victim’s money that founded patriarch Patrick Mayne’s Queen Street business empire?...


Putin's Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?

by Karen Dawisha

The raging question in the world today is who is the real Vladimir Putin and what are his intentions. Karen Dawisha’s brilliant Putin’s Kleptocracy provides an answer, describing how Putin got to power,...


The Last Witch of Langenburg: Murder in a German Village

by Thomas Robisheaux

A young mother dies in agony. Was it a natural death, murder—or witchcraft? On the night of the festive holiday of Shrove Tuesday in 1672 Anna Fessler died after eating one of her neighbor's buttery cakes....


400 Things Cops Know: Street-Smart Lessons from a Veteran Patrolman

by Adam Plantinga

How does it feel to be in a high-speed car chase? What is it like to shoot someone? What do cops really think about the citizens they serve? Nearly everyone has wondered what it's like to be a police officer,...


Poisoned: Chicago 1907, a Corrupt System, an Accused Killer, and the Crusade to Save Him

by Steve Shukis

A gripping tale of murder, sorcery, and criminal justice in turn-of-the-century Chicago, Poisoned is the fascinating true story (1907) of a mysterious Bohemian fortune teller charged with murdering a half-dozen...


Fitted Up: The Mitcham Co-op Murder and the Fight to Prove My Innocence

by George Thatcher

Fitted Up is the remarkable story of George Thatcher, who spent two weeks in a death cell awaiting the noose for murder following the Mitcham Co-op robbery in 1962. He was later reprieved, but would still serve...


JOHN MORGAN-FOOL OR FRAUDSTER: A DISSERTATION

by Alan Power

A DISSERTATION REGARDING THE ABUSE OF AUTHOR ALAN POWER AND HIS WORK BY A MAN CALLED JOHN MORGAN FOR HIS DISGUSTING COMMERCIAL ENDS


The Dead Duke: An Extraordinary Edwardian Case of Deception and Intrigue

by Piu Marie Eatwell

The extraordinary story of the Druce-Portland affair, one of the most notorious, tangled and bizarre legal cases of the late Victorian and Edwardian eras.

In 1897 an elderly widow, Anna Maria Druce, made a strange...


Queen of Thieves: The True Story of "Marm" Mandelbaum and Her Gangs of New York

by J. North Conway

Queen of Thieves is the gritty, fast-paced story of Fredericka “Marm” Mandelbaum, a poor Jewish woman who rose to the top of her profession in organized crime during the Gilded Age in New York City. During...


Justice for Bonnie: An Alaskan Teenager's Murder and Her Mother's Tireless Crusade for the Truth

by Karen Foster & I.J. Schecter

When Karen Foster was told that something had happened to her eighteen-year-old daughter, Bonnie Craig, she knew what it meant. The Alaska State Troopers investigating the scene ruled it a hiking accident, but...


Burke and Hare

by Owen Dudley Edwards

At Christmastide, 1827, in a boarding house in Edinburgh’s West Port, an old army pensioner dies of natural causes. He owes the landlord £4 rent. Instead of burying the body, the landlord, William Hare, and...


The Brass Wall

by David Kocieniewski

In David Kocieniewski's The Brass Wall comes a brilliantly reported true story of power and betrayal in the NYPD set against the worlds of the Mafia and big-city politics

In 1993, Vincent Armanti, Undercover...


Marrying the Hangman: A True Story of Privilege, Marriage and Murder

by Sheila Weller

The account of the murder of Diane Whitmore Pikul describes how her wealthy and violent Wall Street husband murdered her and then won custody of her children while under indictment for her murder.


Understanding Communication Research Methods: A Theoretical and Practical Approach

by Stephen M. Croucher & Daniel Cronn-Mills

Comprehensive, innovative, and focused on the undergraduate student, this textbook prepares students to read and conduct research. Using an engaging how-to approach that draws from scholarship, real-life, and...


The Hard-pressed Researcher: A research handbook for the caring professions

by Anne Edwards & Robin Talbot

Working in the fields of education, health and social care demands a great deal of energy, effort and commitment on the part of the practitioner or trainee. When a research project is added to a workload the...


Banged Up!: Doing Time in Britain's Toughest Jails

by David Leslie

The wartime double agent with a transmitter in his cell to contact suffragettes; the doctor hanged as he smiled to the farewells of lovers on the scaffold; the con who defied a gangland godfather and escaped...


The Demon of Brownsville Road: A Pittsburgh Family's Battle with Evil in Their Home

by Bob Cranmer & Erica Manfred

October 1988: Bob Cranmer buys a house in the Pittsburgh suburb he grew up in. He has no idea that his dream home is about to become his worst nightmare...

The Cranmers seemed fated to own the house at 3406...