True Crime

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    John Wayne Gacy
    Defending a Monster
    Sam L. Amirante, Danny Broderick
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    “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 youn... [READ MORE]
    Convicting the Innocent
    Death Row and the Inequality of Justice
    Stanley Cohen
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Hollywood Scandals
    Sordid Tales of Celebrities, Swindlers, and Conmen
    Ted Schwarz
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    A Prayer Before Dawn
    My Nightmare in Thailand’s Prisons
    Billy Moore
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The first time Billy Moore walked into his cell packed with seventy prisoners, the floor resembled a mass grave, with intertwined arms and legs, and the smell of human feces was so strong he almost vomited. That night, he slept next to a dead man. It wouldn’t be the last time. Behind the walls of Klong... [READ MORE]
    The Crime of the Century
    Richard Speck and the Murders That Shocked a Nation
    Dennis L. Breo, William J. Martin, Bill Kunkle
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    On July 14th, 1966, Richard Franklin Speck swept through several student nurses’ townhouse like a summer tornado and changed the landscape of American crime. He broke in as his helpless victims slept, bound them one by one, and then stabbed, assaulted, and strangled all eight in a sadistic sexual frenzy.... [READ MORE]
    Killing Time
    An 18-Year Odyssey from Death Row to Freedom
    John Hollway, Ronald M. Gauthier
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    In 1984, John Thompson was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of a prominent white man in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was sent to Angola Prison and confined to his cell for twenty-three hours a day. However, Thompson adamantly proclaimed his innocence and just needed lawyers who believed... [READ MORE]
    The Natashas
    The Horrific Inside Story of Slavery, Rape, and Murder in the Global Sex Trade
    Victor Malarek
    (Arcade Publishing)
    On the black market, they’re the third most profitable commodity, after illegal weapons and drugs. The only difference is that these goods are human, to their handlers they are wholly expendable. They are women and girls, some as young as twelve, from all over the Eastern Bloc, where sinister networks... [READ MORE]
    Young Al Capone
    The Untold Story of Scarface in New York, 1899-1925
    William Balsamo, William Balsamo, John Balsamo, John Balsamo
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Anne Perry and the Murder of the Century
    Peter Graham
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    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 alone, claiming that Pauline’s mother had had an accident. But when Honora... [READ MORE]
    Impact Statement
    A Family's Fight for Justice against Whitey Bulger, Stephen Flemmi, and the FBI
    Bob Halloran
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    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 Rifleman” Flemmi committed, and the tacit permission they received... [READ MORE]
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