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John Wayne Gacy
Defending a Monster
Sam L. Amirante, Danny Broderick, Danny Broderick
“Sam, could you do me a favor?” Thus begins a story that has now become part of America’s true crime hall of fame. It is a gory, grotesque tale befitting a Stephen King novel. It is also a David and Goliath saga—the story of a...

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Double Cross
The Explosive Inside Story of the Mobster Who Controlled America
Sam Giancana, Sam Giancana, Chuck Giancana, Chuck Giancana
Featuring a brand-new introduction by the author, this New York Times bestseller presents an inside exposé of mob boss Sam Giancana—talented businessman, Las Vegas entrepreneur, ruthless killer, and outside player for the CIA’s...

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A Cold-Blooded Business
Adultery, Murder, and a Killer's Path from the Bible Belt to the Boardroom
Marek Fuchs, Marek Fuchs
In 1959, Olathe, Kansas, was made famous by the murder of the Clutter family and Truman Capote’s groundbreaking book on the crime, In Cold Blood. Olathe achieved notoriety again in 1982, when a member of Olathe’s growing Evangelical...

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Impact Statement
A Family's Fight for Justice against Whitey Bulger, Stephen Flemmi, and the FBI
Bob Halloran, Bob Halloran
As the biggest criminal trial since the Boston Strangler draws nearer, the public’s fascination with the life and crimes of mob boss Whitey Bulger continues to heat up. Many stories have been told about the murders Whitey and Stephen “The...

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How to Identify a Forgery
A Guide to Spotting Fake Art, Counterfeit Currencies, and More
Suzanne Bell, Suzanne Bell
Fakes and counterfeits have existed since ancient times; and while the methods of forgery have surely advanced, so has the science necessary to identify them. Currency, art, and historical artifacts are only a few of the objects commonly forged; and...

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The Big Book of Celebrity Autopsies
Kevin Viani, Kevin Viani
When a life ends tragically whether by violence or accident, pathologists perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death.  It is a methodical, morbid, and necessary task. These autopsy reports, often filled with medical terminology and...

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Killing Time
An 18-Year Odyssey from Death Row to Freedom
John Hollway, John Hollway, Ronald M. Gauthier, Ronald M. Gauthier
In 1984, John Thompson was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of a white man in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was sent to Angola prison and confined to his cell twenty-three hours a day. However, Thompson adamantly proclaimed his innocence...

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Anne Perry and the Murder of the Century
Peter Graham, Peter Graham
On June 22, 1954, teenage friends Juliet Hulme—better known as bestselling mystery writer Anne Perry—and Pauline Parker went for a walk in a New Zealand park with Pauline’s mother, Honora. Half an hour later, the girls returned...

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Mafia Cop
The Two Families of Michael Palermo; Saints Only Live in Heaven
Richard Cagan, Richard Cagan
Detective Michael Palermo built his career on his unique ability to inhabit two worlds at once: the world of law enforcement and the underworld of New York’s crime family organizations. Palermo participated in over two thousand arrests while...

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The Little Black Book of Mafia Wisdom
Secrets, Lies, Tricks, and Tactics of the Organization That Was Once Bigger Than U.S. Steel
Wesley Jacques, Wesley Jacques, Tony Lyons
“Don’t let your tongue be your worst enemy.” —John “Sonny” Franzese“You can go a long way with a smile. You can go a lot farther with a smile and a gun.” —Al Capone“I never lie to any man...

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