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Bangkok Hard Time: The Surreal True Story of How a WesternTeenager Came of Age in 1960s Bangkok, Turned International Drug Smuggler and Walked the Pri

by Jon Cole

It is 1967 Bangkok and teenager Jon Cole, son of a US Green Beret colonel serving in Vietnam, is coming of age in Thailand. Drawn to the underbelly of Bangkok by GIs on R&R from Vietnam, the army brat soon discovers...


The Best American Crime Writing: 2003 Edition: The Year's Best True Crime Reporting

by Otto Penzler & Thomas H. Cook

This year’s worth of the most powerful, the most startling, the smartest and most astute, in short, the best crime journalism. Scouring hundreds of publications, Otto Penzler and Thomas H. Cook have created...


The Serial Killer Whisperer: How One Man's Tragedy Helped Unlock the Deadliest Secrets of the World's Most Terrifying Killers

by Pete Earley

From New York Times bestselling author Pete Earleythe strange but true story of how a young man’s devastating brain injury gave him the unique ability to connect with the world’s most terrifying criminals....


Gangland: The Rise of the Mexican Drug Cartels from El Paso to Vancouver

by Jerry Langton

A frightening look at Mexico's new power elite—the Mexican drug cartels

The members of Mexico's drug cartels are among the criminal underworld's most ambitious and ruthless entrepreneurs. Supplanting the once...


Stolen Masterpiece Tracker: The Dangerous Life of the FBI's #1 Art Sleuth

by Thomas McShane & Dary Matera

Legendary FBI undercover agent Thomas McShane is one of the world's foremost authorities on the billion-dollar art theft business, and here he presents a unique memoir that provides a thrilling ride through...


A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy

by Sue Klebold & Andrew Solomon

On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold walked into Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Over the course of minutes, they would kill twelve students and a teacher and wound twenty-four others...


The Sixth Family: The Collapse of the New York Mafia and the Rise of Vito Rizzuto

by Lee Lamothe & Adrian Humphreys

From The Sixth Family, according to witness testimony:

BROOKLYN, MAY 5, 1981

"We were in the closet. We all had our weapons loaded. We sat there and waited for the doorbell to ring," said Salvatore Vitale, a...


The Everything Mafia Book

by Scott M Dietche

Millions of television and movie viewers have shown that Americans continue to be fascinated by the remarkable--and often sordid--world of the Mafia. This book takes you beyond fiction and tabloid accounts and...


The Mafia and the Machine: The Story of the Kansas City Mob

by Frank Hayde

The story of the American Mafia is not complete without a chapter on Kansas City. The City of Fountains has appeared in The Godfather, Casino, and The Sopranos, but many Midwesterners are not aware that Kansas...


Duet for the Devil

by T. Winter-Damon & Randy Chandler

Brutal and grim tale of The Zodiac Killer, serial slayers, drugs, dark gods, black magicks, detectives, and a dog -- a road trip to oblivion. You've never read a hardboiled crime/erotic horror novel anything...


Death Sentence: The True Story of Velma Barfield's Life, Crimes, and Punishment

by Jerry Bledsoe

A shocking true story of a double life undone by murder.

When North Carolina farmer Stuart Taylor died after a sudden illness, his 46-year-old fiancée Velma Barfield, was overcome with grief. Taylor’s family...


There But For the Grace of God

by Fred Rosen

They stared into the faces of pure evil . . . and survived!

Ted Bundy . . . Jeffrey Dahmer . . .

David "Son of Sam" Berkowitz . . . Dennis Rader, the BTK Killer . . .

These are some of the names that strike terror...


Son of a Grifter

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Fact Crime 2002

by Kent Walker & Mark Schone

In 1988 a troubled young man and his flamboyant mother were arrested for murdering a wealthy widow in her New York City mansion. Suddenly, America was transfixed by a pair of real-life film noir characters....


By Their Father's Hand: The Wesson Clan

by Monte Francis

Neighbors were unaware of what went on behind the tightly closed doors of a house in Fresno, California—the home of an imposing, 300-pound Marcus Wesson, his wife, children, nieces, and grandchildren. But...


The Good Rat

by Jimmy Breslin

In his inimitable New York voice, Pulitzer Prize winner Jimmy Breslin gives us a look through the keyhole at the people and places that define the Mafia—characters like John Gotti, Sammy "the Bull" Gravano,...


The London Underground Serial Killer

by Geoff Platt

The story is now thirty years old and most, if not all, of the characters involved were middle aged men at the time and are now dead. The story did make the national press when it first occurred. A murder in...


Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town

by Jon Krakauer

From bestselling author Jon Krakauer, a stark, powerful, meticulously reported narrative about a series of sexual assaults at the University of Montana ­— stories that illuminate the human drama behind the...


Through the Eyes of Serial Killers: Interviews with Seven Murderers

by Nadia Fezzani

To understand the minds of serial killers, a journalist embarks on a disturbing project. Speaking first-hand to convicted serial killers and the psychiatrists and criminologists study their crimes, she gives...


The Anatomy Murders: Being the True and Spectacular History of Edinburgh's Notorious Burke and Hare and of the Man of Science Who Abetted Them in the

by Lisa Rosner

Burke and Hare were the first serial killers to capture media attention, accused of killing sixteen people in order to sell their cadavers as "subjects" for dissection. The Anatomy Murders is the first book...


Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in Histroy

by Ben Mezrich

Thad Roberts, a fellow in a prestigious NASA program had an idea—a romantic, albeit crazy, idea. He wanted to give his girlfriend the moon. Literally.

 

Thad convinced his girlfriend and another female accomplice,...