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Lying in Wait

by Ann Rule

Ann Rule presents another collection of fascinating and disturbing true-crime stories—drawn from her real-life personal files—in this seventeenth volume in the #1 New York Times bestselling Crime Files series....

But I Trusted You

by Ann Rule


Trust. It's the foundation of any enduring relationship between friends, lovers, spouses, and families. But when trust is placed in those who are not what they seem, the results can...

Mortal Danger

by Ann Rule



The author of The Stranger Beside Me brings her brilliantly informed understanding of the sociopath to this riveting truecrime collection. Only Ann Rule, who...

Bayou Of Pigs

by Stewart Bell

A remarkable tale of greed, treachery and deceit in one of the most outlandish criminal stunts ever conceived: the theft of a nation

In 1981, a small but heavily armed force of misfits from Canada and the United...

Man Called Intrepid

by William Stevenson

A classic about real-life WWII espionage, as conducted by its modern master


A Man Called Intrepid is the classic true story of Sir William Stephenson (codenamed Intrepid) and the spy network he founded that...

The Ghost

by Jefferson Morley

"The best book ever written about the strangest CIA chief who ever lived." - Tim Weiner, National Book Award-winning author of Legacy of Ashes

A revelatory new biography of the sinister, powerful, and paranoid...

Spy Schools

by Daniel Golden

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Daniel Golden exposes how academia has become the center of foreign and domestic espionage—and why that is troubling news for our nation's security.

Grounded in extensive research...


by Vin Arthey

The true story behind the events depicted in Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster Bridge of Spies

On 10 February 1962, Gary Powers, the American pilot whose U2 spy plane was shot down in Soviet airspace, was...

The Riddle

by Maldwin Drummond

A new edition of the definitive study of the background to the writing of The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers, now beautifully illustrated by Martyn Mackrill. It includes details of Childers’ own sailing...

The covert sphere

by Timothy Melley

In December 2010 the U.S. Embassy in Kabul acknowledged that it was providing major funding for thirteen episodes of Eagle Four-a new Afghani television melodrama based loosely on the blockbuster U.S. series...

Why Intelligence Fails

by Robert Jervis

The U.S. government spends enormous resources each year on the gathering and analysis of intelligence, yet the history of American foreign policy is littered with missteps and misunderstandings that have resulted...

Burn After Reading

by Ladislas Farago

Espionage has played a conspicuous and often memorable part in every war of history, but it was not until the Second World War that it became a kind of Fourth Estate of war. The nature and scope of this bitter...

The Bureau and the Mole

by David A. Vise

Called "a first-rate spy story" (Entertainment Weekly), The Bureau and the Mole is the sensational New York Times best-seller that tells the inside story of FBI counterintelligence agent Robert Philip Hanssen,...

Gideon's Spies

by Gordon Thomas

In the secret world of spies and covert operations, no other intelligence service continues to be as surrounded by myth and mystery as the Mossad. Gordon Thomas reveals that all too often the truth exceeds all...

A Life of Lies and Spies

by Alan B. Trabue

Alan Trabue chose a bizarre, dangerous way to make a living. In A Life of Lies and Spies, Trabue exposes the often perilous world of polygraphing foreign spies in support of CIA espionage programs. He recounts...

Liberty Lady: A True Story of Love and Espionage in WWII Sweden

by Pat DiGeorge

Liberty Lady is the true story of a WWII bomber and its crew forced to land in neutral Sweden during the Eighth Air Force’s first large-scale daylight bombing raid on Berlin. 1st Lt. Herman Allen was interned...

Nightmare in Napa

by Paul LaRosa

The Shocking True Story Of Murder In California Wine Country

An award-winning journalist delves behind the scenes of a chilling true crime story aired on TV's 48 Hours Mystery -- and uncovers twisting revelations...

Smoke, Mirrors, and Murder

by Ann Rule

Includes Ann Rule's insider commentary on the Mary Winkler murder case


In some murder cases, the truth behind the most tragic of crimes crystallizes with relative ease....

Death of a Dream

by Paul LaRosa & Erin Moriarty


Award-winning journalists from TV's 48 Hours Mystery go inside the case that shocked even jaded New Yorkers: the murder of aspiring...

A Covert Affair

by Jennet Conant

Bestselling author Jennet Conant brings us a stunning account of Julia and Paul Child’s experiences as members of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in the Far East during World War II and the tumultuous...