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  • The Making of Lee Boyd Malvoby Carmeta Albarus; Jonathan Mack

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 25.99

    In October of 2002, a series of sniper attacks paralyzed the Washington Beltway, turning normally placid gas stations, parking lots, restaurants, and school grounds into chaotic killing fields. After the spree, ten people were dead and several others wounded. The perpetrators were forty-one-year-old John Allen Muhammad and his seventeen-year-old protégé,... more...

  • John Wayne Gacyby Sam L. Amirante; Danny Broderick

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 14.99

    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 sagathe story of a young lawyer fresh from the Public Defender?s Office whose first client in private practice turns out to be the worst serial... more...

  • Best Intentionsby Robert Sam Anson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    An exploration of how Edmund Perry, a 17 year old black honors student from Harlem, was killed soon after graduation by a young white plain clothes policeman in an alleged mugging attempt. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Dark Soul of the Southby Mel Ayton

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 29.95

    Believing himself to be on a "God-given mission," Joseph Paul Franklin was the only racially motivated serial killer ever pursued by the Justice Department. Mel Ayton examines his murderous life, from his poverty-stricken youth in a backward Alabama suburb to his indoctrination by militant Nazis and southern racists to his eventual capture by the... more...

  • Capturedby Linda Barr

    Saddleback Publishing 2012; US$ 11.95

    Discover the astonishing true stories—that will make readers laugh, cry, and gasp—behind the headlines: Fugitive Slave Recaptured, Adolf Eichmann, Prisoners in Alcatraz, DC Snipers, Saddam Hussein, Osama Bin Laden, and more. more...

  • The Poisonerby Stephen Bates

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2014; US$ 8.74

    In 1856, a baying crowd of over 30,000 people gathered outside Stafford prison to watch the execution of a village doctor from Staffordshire. One of the last people to be publicly hanged, the 'Rugely Poisoner', the 'Prince of Poisoners', 'The greatest villain who ever stood trial at the Old Bailey,' as Charles Dickens described him, Dr William Palmer... more...

  • The Twelfth Victimby Linda M. Battisti; John Stevens Berry

    Addicus Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    In 1958, nineteen-year-old Charles Starkweather gained notoriety as one of the nation's first spree killers. He murdered eleven people in Nebraska and Wyoming. After a week on the run, he was arrested, later convicted, and sentenced to die in the electric chair.   Starkweather's girlfriend, Caril Fugate, fourteen, was with him throughout the murder... more...

  • The Cromwell Street Murdersby John Bennett; Graham Gardner

    The History Press 2011; US$ 4.36

    November 2005 marks the tenth anniversary of the conviction of Rose West, currently serving ten life sentences for her part in the Cromwell Street murders. This book tells for the first time the story from a police perspective. For ten years, the officer in charge of the investigation, Detective Superintendent John Bennett QPM, has refused to tell... more...

  • Caponeby Laurence Bergreen

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 21.00

    In this brilliant history of Prohibition and its most notorious gangster, acclaimed biographer Laurence Bergreen takes us to the gritty streets of Chicago where Al Capone forged his sinister empire. Bergreen shows the seedy and glamorous sides of the age, the rise of Prohibition, the illicit liquor trade, the battlefield that was Chicago. Delving beyond... more...

  • Serial Killersby Francesca Biagi-Chai

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.99

    Francesca Biagi-Chai?s book - a translation from the French of Le Cas Landru - tackles the issue of criminal responsibility in the case of serial killers, and other 'mad' people who are nonetheless deemed to be answerable before the law. The author, a Lacanian psychoanalyst and senior psychiatrist in France, with extensive experience working in institutional... more...