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  • A New Kind of Monsterby Timothy Appleby

    Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 15.00

    Ripped from the headlines, the horrific and astonishing true story of the double life of Russell Williams, who was at once a respected figure in the Canadian military and a ruthless sado-sexual serial criminal and murderer. In the annals of psycho-killers, Colonel Russell Williams may well be unique. A decorated air force colonel, Williams was,... more...

  • Picking Cottonby Jennifer Thompson-Cannino; Ronald Cotton; Erin Torneo

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 12.74

    The New York Times best selling true story of an unlikely friendship forged between a woman and the man she incorrectly identified as her rapist and sent to prison for 11 years. Jennifer Thompson was raped at knifepoint by a man who broke into her apartment while she slept. She was able to escape, and eventually positively identified Ronald Cotton... more...

  • Decline of the English Murderby George Orwell

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 7.04

    In these timeless and witty essays George Orwell explores the English love of reading about a good murder in the papers (and laments the passing of the heyday of the 'perfect' murder involving class, sex and poisoning), as well as unfolding his trenchant views on everything from boys' weeklies to naughty seaside postcards. Throughout history, some... more...

  • The Prince of Paradiseby John Glatt

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 7.39

    Ben Novack, Jr. was born into a life of luxury and opulence. Heir to the legendary Fontainebleau hotel, he spent his childhood surrounded by some of the world's biggest stars, including Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack, Elvis Presley, and Ann-Margret, who performed regularly at the Fontainebleau's La Ronde Room. He sat by while his parents entertained... more...

  • My Storyby Elizabeth A. Smart; Chris Stewart

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 7.39

    For the first time, ten years after her abduction from her Salt Lake City bedroom, Elizabeth Smart reveals how she survived and the secret to forging a new life in the wake of a brutal crime On June 5, 2002, fourteen-year-old Elizabeth Smart, the daughter of a close-knit Mormon family, was taken from her home in the middle of the night by religious... more...

  • The Most Dangerous Animal of Allby Gary L. Stewart; Susan Mustafa

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 11.99

    New York Times Bestseller Soon after his birthmother contacted him for the first time at the age of thirty-nine, adoptee Gary L. Stewart decided to search for his biological father. His quest would lead him to a horrifying truth and force him to reconsider everything he thought he knew about himself and his world. Written with award-winning author... more...

  • She Survived: Janeby M. William Phelps; Jane Carson-Sandler

    Kensington 2015; US$ 1.99

    Pure Terror. Real Courage. Jane Sandler had just kissed her husband goodbye as he left for work that morning. When he pulled out of the garage, another man walked in unnoticed. Seconds later, as her three-year-old nestled by her side, Jane heard footsteps?and then saw an intruder wearing a black ski mask. He had a rope and a knife in his hands?... more...

  • The Damage Doneby W Fellows

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 11.27

    Think about the most wretched day of your life. Maybe it was when someone you loved died, or when you were badly hurt in an accident, or a day when you were so terrified you could scarcely bear it. No imagine 4,000 of those days in one big chunk. In 1978, Warren Fellows was convicted in Thailand of heroin trafficking and was sentenced to life... more...

  • Lying in Waitby Ann Rule

    Pocket Books 2014; US$ 7.99

    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. MOVING IN FOR THE KILL In this all-new collection of investigative accounts from her private archives, ?America?s best true-crime writer?... more...

  • The Midnight Assassinby Skip Hollandsworth

    Henry Holt and Co. 2016; US$ 22.50

    A sweeping narrative history of a terrifying serial killer--America's first--who stalked Austin, Texas in 1885 In the late 1800s, the city of Austin, Texas was on the cusp of emerging from an isolated western outpost into a truly cosmopolitan metropolis. But beginning in December 1884, Austin was terrorized by someone equally as vicious and, in... more...