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Murder

  • Ugly Preyby Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi

    Chicago Review Press 2017; US$ 26.99

    An Italian immigrant who spoke little English and struggled to scrape together a living on her primitive family farm outside Chicago, Sabella Nitti was arrested in 1923 for the murder of her missing husband. Within two months, she was found guilty and became the first woman ever sentenced to hang in Chicago. Journalist Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi leads... more...

  • The Grim Sleeperby Christine Pelisek

    Counterpoint 2017; US$ 26.00

    Christine Pelisek petite, blonde, Canadian seems the least likely reporter to have broken the story on the longest running serial killer west of the Mississippi. But in 2008 she did just that with her cover story for LA Weekly , shedding light on a suspected killer of women in South Central Los Angeles who had been active since the 1980s. Dubbing... more...

  • The Black Handby Stephan Talty

    Ebury Publishing 2017; US$ 21.14

    Beginning in the summer of 1903, an insidious crime wave filled New York City, and then the entire country, with fear. The children of Italian immigrants were kidnapped, and dozens of innocent victims were gunned down. Bombs tore apart tenement buildings. Judges, senators, Rockefellers, and society matrons were threatened with gruesome deaths. The... more...

  • Shepherds and Butchersby Chris Marnewick

    Random House 2017; US$ 12.68

    *THE GRIPPING NEW DRAMA AS SEEN ON NETFLIX* South Africa, 1987. Apartheid. When Leon, a white 19-year-old prison guard working on death row commits an inexplicable act of violence, killing seven black men in a hail of bullets, the outcome of the trial - and the court?s sentence - seems a foregone conclusion. Hotshot lawyer John Weber (played... more...

  • Clues From Beyondby Debbie Malone

    Rockpool Publishing 2017; US$ 14.99

    Clues From Beyond explores the truth about some intense real-life Australian crimes, through the eyes of a psychic medium as she investigates criminal cases and unsolved murders.Debbie Malone is an acclaimed spirit medium who has assisted police departments across Australia in missing persons and murder investigations for over two decades.In this follow-up... more...

  • Hard-Boiled Hollywoodby Jon Lewis

    University of California Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    The tragic and mysterious circumstances surrounding the deaths of Elizabeth Short, or the Black Dahlia, and Marilyn Monroe ripped open Hollywood?s glitzy façade, exposing the city's ugly underbelly of corruption, crime, and murder. These two spectacular dead bodies, one found dumped and posed in a vacant lot in January 1947, the other found dead in... more...

  • Killers of the Flower Moonby David Grann

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2017; US$ 28.95

    "THE BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR SO FAR"-- Entertainment Weekly From New Yorker staff writer David Grann, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Lost City of Z, a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history         In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members... more...

  • The Road to Jonestownby Jeff Guinn

    Simon & Schuster 2017; US$ 28.00

    By the New York Times bestselling author of Manson , the comprehensive, authoritative, and tragic story of preacher Jim Jones, who was responsible for the Jonestown Massacre?the largest murder-suicide in American history. In the 1950s, a young Indianapolis minister named Jim Jones preached a curious blend of the gospel and Marxism. His congregation... more...

  • The Court of Last Resortby Erle Stanley Gardner

    Open Road Media 2017; US$ 9.99

    The creator of Perry Mason?s Edgar Award?winning account of miscarriages of justice, wrongful convictions, legal battles, and landmark reversals.   In 1945, Erle Stanley Gardner, noted attorney and author of the popular Perry Mason mysteries, was contacted by an overwhelmed California public defender who believed his doomed client was innocent.... more...

  • Talking With Psychopaths and Savages - A journey into the evil mindby Christopher Berry-Dee

    John Blake Publishing 2017; US$ 7.49

    LOOK AROUND YOU, BECAUSE THE PERSON SITTING RIGHT NEXT TO YOU COULD BE A COLD, HEARTLESS MURDERER. In Talking With Psychopaths and Savages, bestselling author and criminologist Christopher Berry-Dee takes readers deep inside the dark minds of some of the most pitiless and dangerous people alive. Having spent years interviewing imprisoned criminals... more...