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Vanished

by Jon Wells

Veteran true crime writer Jon Wells leads us into a real-life crime investigation and the twisted mind of a murderous man

A man rages in his home on April 4, 1999, breaking furniture and dishes. A woman wants...


Poison

by Jon Wells

A true Canadian story of terror, from Steeltown to India

Poison opens with a beautiful Indian-Canadian woman collapsing in front of her family and dying an agonizing death. Police are not called to the scene,...


All the Centurions

by Robert Leuci

The bestselling book and acclaimed film Prince of the City told only part of Robert Leuci's story. In All the Centurions, he shares the full account of his years as a narcotics detective with the New York Police...


True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa

by Michael Finkel

In the haunting tradition of Joe McGinniss's Fatal Vision and Mikal Gilmore's Shot in the Heart, True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa weaves a spellbinding tale of murder, love, and deceit with a deeply personal...


Marked for Death

by Brian J. Karem

A seasoned investigative reporter takes us behind the scenes of one of the most shocking cases in California history when a greedy and seductive wife brutally murders her devoted husband.

Tavia Williams thought...


Duel with the Devil: The True Story of How Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Teamed Up to Take on America's First Sensational Murder Mystery

by Paul Collins

BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE EDGAR FINALIST, MURDER OF THE CENTURY

In the closing days of 1799, the United States was still a young republic. Waging a fierce battle for its uncertain future were two political parties:...


Hands in the Till: Embezzlement of Public Monies in Mississippi

by James R. Crockett

In 2004 Corporate Crime Reporter asserted that Mississippi was the most crooked state in America. By comparing the number of federal corruption convictions over the past decade and the 2002 population of the...


Beyond the Body Farm

by Dr. Bill Bass & Jon Jefferson

There is no scientist in the world like Dr. Bill Bass. A pioneer in forensic anthropology, Bass created the world's first laboratory dedicated to the study of human decomposition—three acres of land on a hillside...


Die, My Love

by Kathryn Casey

The day before Halloween 2004 was the last day on Earth for respected, well-liked college professor Fred Jablin. That morning, a neighbor discovered his body lying in a pool of blood in the driveway of Jablin's...


My Life Among the Serial Killers

by Dr. Helen Morrison & Harold Goldberg

Over the course of twenty-five years, Dr. Helen Morrison has profiled more than eighty serial killers around the world. What she learned about them will shatter every assumption you've ever had about the most...


The Discovery of Grounded Theory: Strategies for Qualitative Research

by Barney G. Glaser & Anselm L. Strauss

“We consider Grounded Theory one of the most important methodological treatises which modern American sociology has produced. It should become required reading for all graduate students of sociology.” —Helmut...


The Best American Crime Writing 2006

by Mark Bowden, Otto Penzler & Thomas H. Cook

A sterling collection of the year's most shocking, compelling, and gripping writing about real-life crime, the 2006 edition of The Best American Crime Writing offers fascinating vicarious journeys into a world...


Sniper: The True Story of Anti-Abortion Killer James Kopp

by Jon Wells

The True Story of Anti-Abortion Killer James Kopp

Sniper opens in October 1998 near Buffalo, NY. A man is alone in the dark in a forest. He clutches an assault rifle and is thinking about his mission. "You can...


Murder Two: The Second Casebook of Forensic Detection

by Colin Evans

PRAISE FOR The Casebook of Forensic Detection

"Pithy, concise, and remarkably accurate."

-Science Books & Films

"Contains ample material to hold the attention and foster interest in science."

-Science Teacher

"A...


The Man Who Killed Boys

by Clifford L. Linedecker

A true story of mass murder in a Chicago suburb.

Successful businessman, community benefactor, good friend and neighbor-- and perverted mass murderer.

Over a period of three years, John Wayne Gacy, Jr. sexually...


The Badlands: More Stories from Midnight in Peking (A Penguin Special)

by Paul French

More tales of intrigue in Old Peking from bestselling author Paul French

Through portraits of eight residents of Peking’s infamous Badlands district, Paul French brings the area and 1930s Peking vividly to...


Metropolitan Problems

by S. Miles

Metropolitan Problems is the end-product of one of the most dynamic research programmes of its kind ever conceived and executed. The book, which took three years to complete, represents the culmination of a...


In the Name of Satan

by Wensley Clarkson

A lovely teenage girl's final goodbye...

"I love you and I'm going to bed," were the last words Elyse Pahler ever said to her parents. But she would never dream again, for the pretty blond 15-year-old was about...


The Fence

by Dick Lehr

“A monumental account of an urban travesty….[It] has all the earmarks of a classic.”

—Dennis Lehane, New York Times bestselling author of Mystic River and Shutter Island

 

Dick Lehr’s The Fence, subtitled,...


Qualitative Research in Social Work

by Anne E. Fortune, William J. Reid & Robert L. Miller

In this volume, progressive experts survey recent trends in qualitative study, which relies on small sample groups and interview data to better represent the context and complexity of social work practice. Chapters...