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Lizzie Didn't Do It; Emma Did!

by Elaine E. Watson

On a hot summer day in August of 1892, a double murder took place in Fall River, Massachusetts. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Borden were killed in their own home by a person or persons unknown who attacked them with...


Getting Life: An Innocent Man's 25-Year Journey from Prison to Peace

by Michael Morton

“A devastating and infuriating book, more astonishing than any legal thriller by John Grisham” (The New York Times) about a young father who spent twenty-five years in prison for a crime he did not commit…and...


Jack Of Jumps

by David Seabrook

Between 1959 and 1965, eight prostitutes were murdered in West London by a serial killer. These murders were the most notorious unsolved crimes of the twentieth century. This book reconstructs the investigation...


An Accidental Anarchist: How the Killing of a Humble Jewish Immigrant by Chicago's Chief of Police Exposed the Conflict Between Law & Order and Civil

by Walter Roth

It was a bitter cold morning in March, 1908. A nineteen-year-old Jewish immigrant traversed the confusing and unfamiliar streets of Chicago–a one-and-a-half-hour-long journey–from his ghetto home on Washburne...


The Future of Cities

by Andrew Blowers, Chris Hamnett & Philip Sarre

This collection of readings draws on material from a wide range of sources - from the past and present and from literature and technology - and is concentrated on the areas which seem most relevant to the planning...


A Geography of Urban Places

by Robert G. Putnam, Frank J. Taylor & Philip K. Kettle

This book presents a selection of readings to present varied opinions, approaches and reports from various international professional journals. Among the journals represented are: Regional Science Association...


The Skeleton Crew: How Amateur Sleuths Are Solving America's Coldest Cases

by Deborah Halber

Solving cold cases from the comfort of your living room…

The Skeleton Crew provides an entree into the gritty and tumultuous world of Sherlock Holmes–wannabes who race to beat out law enforcement—and one...


We Have Your Husband: One Woman's Terrifying Story of a Kidnapping in Mexico

by Jayne Garcia Valseca & Mark Ebner

In the mountains of Guanajuato, Mexico sits a picturesque community favored by artists and tourists. But for American-born Jayne Valseca and her husband Eduardo, son of a legendary Mexican newspaper publisher,...


Poison Romance and Poison Mysteries

by C. J. S. Thompson

Poisons have long been the weapon of choice of nefarious ne'er-do-wells seeking to inflict harm on others. In this gripping true-crime compendium, author C.J.S. Thompson offers a concise history of poison as...


Salem Witchcraft and Cotton Mather: A Reply

by Charles W. Upham

The Salem witch trials and the attendant hysteria that swept through New England in the late seventeenth century represent a fascinating period in American history. This historical analysis singles out Cotton...


The Humbugs of the World: An Account of Humbugs, Delusions, Impositions, Quackeries, Deceits and Deceivers Generally, in All Ages

by P. T. Barnum

Today recognized as a genius of advertising and promotion, circus owner P. T. Barnum was the target of a great deal of ire and controversy during his lifetime. Many of his critics denounced him for knowingly...


The Mormon Menace: The Confessions of John D

by John D. Lee

In 1857, a group of pioneers from Arkansas heading for California were ambushed by a group of Native Americans and Mormons. It is estimated that nearly 140 men and women were massacred. Though his role in the...


True Ghost Stories

by Hereward Carrington

Hereward Carrington was a respected investigator of psychic and supernatural phenomena who was well known for detecting fraud and for incorporating scientific methods into his research procedures. The fascinating...


Confessions of a Thug

by Philip Meadows Taylor

The Thuggees were a roving tribe of assassins and criminals who terrorized India for centuries. This fictionalized autobiography of a member of the Thuggees was a runaway bestseller in nineteenth-century England....


House of John Procter

by William P. Upham

Humble farmer and tavern owner John Procter was swept up in the tide of hysteria surrounding accusations of witchcraft that rocked Massachusetts in the late seventeenth century. In the aftermath of a flurry...


Welfare Rights and Social Policy

by HARTLEY DEAN

 Welfare Rights and Social Policy provides an introduction to social policy through a discussion of welfare rights, which are explored in historical, comparative and critical context.

At a time when the cause...


Researching Violence: Methodology and Measurement

by Raymond M. Lee, Elizabeth Stanko & Elizabeth A Stanko

Violence is a research topic that is fraught with difficulties. A notoriously sensitive subject, and one that is presumed to be largely hidden, researchers have long struggled with the question of how to measure...


Smooth Operator

by Clifford L. Linedecker

He Made Them Feel Beautiful, Special and Adored...

Tall, blond and strikingly handsome with penetrating icy green eyes, Glen Rogers could use his knee-weakening charm to entice lonely women out of romantically...


Poisoned Vows

by Clifford L. Linedecker

Jill Coit was a voluptuous, dark-skinned beauty--as sultry and unfathomable as the Louisiana bayou where she was born and raised. But beneath the glamour of the one-time fashion model was a woman of insatiable...


O.J. a To Z

by Clifford L. Linedecker

The O.J. Simpson saga has been one of the most followed events in history. From the grisly discovery to the slow-motion car chase, from the trial of the century to the verdict that stopped and shocked the nation,...