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True Crime

  • Scoresby Michael D. Blutrich

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2017; US$ 26.99

    A gay man who created New York?s most notorious den of heterosexuality . . . an anxious, anything-but-hardboiled lawyer who became one of the most successful undercover mob informants in history. . . . In this hilarious and fascinating account, Michael Blutrich takes you inside star-studded 1990s New York, mafia sit-downs, and the witness protection... more...

  • The Blood of Emmett Tillby Timothy B. Tyson

    Simon & Schuster 2017; US$ 27.00 US$ 19.99

    In 2014, protesters ringed the White House, chanting, ?How many black kids will you kill? Michael Brown, Emmett Till!? Why did demonstrators invoke the name of a black boy murdered six decades before? In 1955, white men in the Mississippi Delta lynched a fourteen-year-old from Chicago named Emmett Till. His murder was part of a wave of white terrorism... more...

  • The Yorkshire Witchby Summer Strevens

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 13.37

    On the morning of 20 March 1809, the woman who had earned herself the title of ?The Yorkshire Witch? was hanged upon York?s ?New Drop? gallows before an estimated crowd of 20,000 people.Some of those who came to see Mary Bateman die had traveled all the way from Leeds, many of them on foot, and many of them were doubtless the victims of her hoaxes... more...

  • Getting Away With Murderby Duncan McNab

    Penguin Random House Australia 2017; US$ 24.08

    From 1977 to the end of 1986, Duncan McNab was a member of the NSW Police Force. Most of his service was in criminal investigation. The many unsolved deaths and disappearances of young gay men are the crimes that continue to haunt him. Around 80 men died or disappeared in NSW from the late 70s to early 90s during an epidemic of gay-hate crimes. The... more...

  • Final Stop, Algiersby Mishka Ben-David; Ronnie Hope

    Halban 2017; US$ 11.99

    When a terrorist attack in Tel Aviv violently disrupts his life, Mickey Simhoni abandons his plans to become an artist and instead allows himself to be recruited into the Mossad. Slowly he learns the art of spycraft and the painstaking process of building a cover, becoming someone whom he resembles, who is presumed dead. His cover story takes him... more...

  • The Chinese Mafiaby Peng Wang

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 104.99

    Explores the rise of extra-legal protection organizations in contemporary China, contributing to the understanding of organized crime and corruption in the Chinese context. It examines two types of extra-legal protectors: Black Mafia (street gangsters) and Red Mafia (corrupt public officers), and their impact on Chinese society. more...

  • Gosnellby Ann McElhinney; Phelim McAleer

    Regnery Publishing 2017; US$ 27.99

    When the Grand Jury indicted abortion doctor Dr. Kermit Gosnell in 2011, it wrote: "This case is about a doctor who killed babies... What we mean is that he regularly and illegally delivered live, viable babies in the third trimester of pregnancyand then murdered these newborns by severing their spinal cords with scissors... Over the years, many people... more...

  • The Spider and the Flyby Claudia Rowe

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 20.24

    ?Extraordinarily suspenseful and truly gut-wrenching. . . . A must-read.? ? Gillian Flynn, author of the #1 New York Time s bestseller Gone Girl In this superb work of literary true crime?a spellbinding combination of memoir and psychological suspense?a female journalist chronicles her unusual connection with a convicted serial killer and... more...

  • Summary and Analysis of Fatal Visionby Worth Books

    Worth Books 2017; US$ 2.99

    So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Fatal Vision tells you what you need to know before or after you read Joe McGinniss?s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader.    This short summary and analysis of Fatal Vision by Joe... more...

  • Assassination of a Saintby Matt Eisenbrandt

    University of California Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    On March 24, 1980, the assassination of El Salvador?s Archbishop Óscar Romero rocked that nation and the world. Despite the efforts of many in El Salvador and beyond, those responsible for Romero?s murder remained unpunished for their heinous crime. Assassination of a Saint is the thrilling story of an international team of lawyers, private investigators,... more...