Tag: True Crime

Finders Keepers Killers

Greed, murder and international diplomatic intrigue all play their part in this gripping political thriller. Two petty Armenian criminals are recruited by the KGB, and given a mission in London. Their task is to block the sale of arms from a crooked British official to the breakaway state of Chechnya, stopping at nothing, including the assassination of the new Chechen Ambassador. When the decompos... »

The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town

SUMMARY: In the town of Ada, Oklahoma, Ron Williamson was going to be the next Mickey Mantle. But on his way to the Big Leagues, Ron stumbled, his dreams broken by drinking, drugs, and women. Then, on a winter night in 1982, not far from Ron’s home, a young cocktail waitress named Debra Sue Carter was savagely murdered. The investigation led nowhere. Until, on the flimsiest evidence, it led ... »

The Innocent Man

 In the town of Ada, Oklahoma, Ron Williamson was going to be the next Mickey Mantle. But on his way to the Big Leagues, Ron stumbled, his dreams broken by drinking, drugs, and women. Then, on a winter night in 1982, not far from Ron’s home, a young cocktail waitress named Debra Sue Carter was savagely murdered. The investigation led nowhere. Until, on the flimsiest evidence, it led to Ron W... »

Portrait of a Monster

From a pair of New York Times bestselling authors with unparalleled access comes an in-depth account of the manhunt for Joran van der Sloot, one of the most reviled accused criminals in the world In May 2005, Natalee Holloway disappeared from a high school trip to Aruba. Five years to the day later, twenty-one-year-old Stephany Flores was reported missing in Lima, Peru. Implicated in both crimes w... »

The World’s Most Bizarre Murders

This is no ordinary true crime book. If you think you’ve got the stomach for the most blood-curdling, sickening and downright strangest murders you will ever come across, then look no further than these pages. You have been warned… Take, for example, Enriqueta Marti who kidnapped children from the streets of Barcelona, then boiled away their flesh and crushed their bones for ingredient... »

Judas: How a Sister’s Testimony Brought Down a Criminal Mastermind

The incredible true story of a woman who risked everything to put her brother, a murderous psychopath and one of the world’s most infamous crime bosses, behind bars. Astrid Holleeder is in hiding because she had the courage to write this book. Her brother Willem Holleeder, best known for his involvement in the 1983 kidnapping of the CEO and chairman of Heineken brewing company, is one of the... »

A Bright and Guilty Place: Murder, Corruption, and L.A.’s Scandalous Coming of Age

Best Book of the YearThe Los Angeles Times • The Washington Post Los Angeles was the fastest growing city in the world, mad with oil fever, get-rich-quick schemes, and celebrity scandals. It was also rife with organized crime, with a mayor in the pocket of the syndicates and a DA taking bribes to throw trials. In A Bright and Guilty Place, Richard Rayner narrates the entwined lives of two men, Dav... »

Mafia Prince: Inside America’s Most Violent Crime Family

MONEY, MURDER, AND MACHIAVELLIAN MAYHEM Mafia Prince is the first person account of one of the most brutal eras in Mafia history-“Little Nicky” Scarfo’s reign as boss of the Philadelphia family in the 1980s-written by Scarfo’s underboss and nephew, “Crazy Phil” Leonetti.The youngest-ever underboss at the age of 33, Leonetti was at the crux of the violent breakup... »

Gitchie Girl: The Survivor’s Inside Story of the Mass Murders that Shocked the Heartland

A terrified voice cried out in the night. “Who are you? What do you want?” The sound of snapping twigs closed in on the five teenagers enjoying an evening around a glowing campfire at Gitchie Manitou State Park. The night of music and laughter had taken a dark turn. Evil loomed just beyond the tree line, and before the night was over, one of the Midwest’s most horrific mass murde... »

The First Family: Terror, Extortion, Revenge, Murder and the Birth of the American Mafia

 Before the notorious Five Families who dominated U.S. organized crime for a bloody half century, there was the one-fingered criminal genius Giuseppe Morello–known as “The Clutch Hand”–and his lethal coterie of associates. In The First Family, historian, journalist, and New York Times bestselling author Mike Dash brings to life this little-known story, following the rise of the Mafia i... »

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