By M. William Phelps
"Phelps is considered one of America's best true-crime writers." --Vincent Bugliosi
"Phelps is the Harlan Coben of real-life thrillers." –Allison Brennan
It used to be Memorial Day weekend, the beginning of the summer. millions headed to Ocean urban, Maryland, to take pleasure in its scenic shorelines, full of life boardwalk, and classy nightclubs. one of the bright-spirited tourists was once a pair with a miles darker inspiration of enjoyable. Erica Sifrit, a former honor pupil, was once packing a gun in her trainer bag. Her husband, B.J., an ex-Navy SEAL, used to be expert in violence. What begun as an opportunity come across with one other couple ended with dismembered sufferers buried in a Delaware landfill. M. William Phelps updates this modern day "Bonnie and Clyde" saga to create a haunting account of cash, insanity, intercourse, and homicide. . .
Praise for M. William Phelps
"Phelps's writing reads like a secret novel." --Suspense Magazine
"One of our most attractive crime journalists." --Katherine Ramsland
Includes sixteen Pages Of Dramatic Photos
By Ron Hansen
Jesse James used to be a fabled outlaw, a charismatic, religious, larger-than-life undesirable guy whose bloody exploits captured the mind's eye and admiration of a kingdom hungry for antiheroes. Robert Ford was once a tender upstart torn among committed worship and murderous jealousy, the "dirty little coward" who coveted Jesse's legend. The robust, unusual, and unforgettable tale in their interweaving paths—and dual destinies that might collide in a rain of blood and betrayal—is a narrative of the USA in all her tough, conflicted glory and the myths that made her.
By James Keene, Hillel Levin
Featured on Dateline and CNN, the genuine tale of a tender guy destined for greatness at the soccer field―until a number of mistaken turns led him to a ten-year felony sentence. He was once provided an most unlikely undertaking: Coax a confession out of a fellow inmate, a serial killer, and stroll free.
Jimmy Keene grew up outdoor of Chicago. even though he was once the son of a policeman and rubbed shoulders with the city's elite, he ended up at the incorrect aspect of the legislations and used to be sentenced to 10 years without probability of parole.
Just a number of months into his sentence, Keene was once approached by way of the prosecutor who positioned him at the back of bars. He had convicted a guy named Larry corridor for abducting and killing a fifteen-year-old. even supposing corridor used to be suspected of killing nineteen different younger ladies, there has been an opportunity he may perhaps nonetheless be published on attraction. If Keene may possibly get him to admit to 2 murders, there will be without doubt approximately Hall's guilt. In go back, Keene may get an unconditional free up from legal. yet he may also get killed.
A tale that won nationwide notoriety, this is often Keene's strong story of peril, violence, and redemption.
By Gaute Heivoll
An overseas literary sensation approximately an arsonist at the unfastened in rural Norway and the younger guy haunted by means of the story
In Seventies Norway, an arsonist goals a small city for one lengthy, terrifying month. one after the other, constructions move up in flames. Suspicion spreads one of the friends as they wonder whether one in every of their very own is accountable. yet because the warmth and panic upward thrust, new lifestyles reveals the way to emerge. Amid the chaos, just a day ahead of the final home is set afire, the group comes jointly for the christening of a tender boy named Gaute Heivoll. As he grows up, tales in regards to the time of worry and fireplace turn into deeply engrained in his younger brain till, as an grownup, he starts to retell the tale. on the novel's apex the lives of Heivoll's buddies and friends combine along with his personal existence, and the id of the arsonist and his motivations are slowly printed. in response to the real account of Norway's such a lot dramatic arson case, Before I Burn is a strong, gripping breakout novel from a very gifted author.
By Stephen Jimenez
What function did crystal meth and different formerly underreported components play within the brutal homicide of homosexual university pupil Matthew Shepard? The e-book of Matt is a page-turning cautionary story that humanizes and de-mythologizes Matthew while following the proof the place it leads, with no regard to the politics that experience lengthy attended this American tragedy.
Late at the evening of October 6, 1998, twenty-one-year-old Matthew Shepard left a bar in Laramie, Wyoming with alleged “strangers,” Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson. Eighteen hours later, Matthew was once came across tied to a log fence at the outskirts of city, subconscious and infrequently alive. He were pistol-whipped so critically that the mountain biker who chanced on his battered body mistook him for a Halloween scarecrow. in a single day, a politically expedient delusion took where of vital evidence. by the point Matthew died a number of days later, his identify was once synonymous with anti-gay hate.
Stephen Jimenez went to Laramie to analyze the tale of Matthew Shepard’s homicide in 2000, after the 2 males convicted of killing him had long gone to felony, and after the nationwide media had moved on. His objective was once to jot down a screenplay on what he, and the remainder of the country, believed to be an open-and-shut case of bigoted violence. As a homosexual guy, he felt an additional ethical valuable to inform Matthew’s tale. yet what Jimenez finally present in Wyoming used to be a tangled net of secrets and techniques. His exhaustive research additionally plunged him deep into the lethal underworld of drug trafficking. Over the process a thirteen-year research, Jimenez traveled to 20 states and Washington DC, and interviewed greater than 100 named resources.
The ebook of Matt is certain to stir passions and encourage discussion because it re-frames this misconstrued crime and its solid of characters, proving irrefutably that Matthew Shepard used to be now not killed for being homosexual yet for purposes way more advanced — and daunting.
By Jeanine Cummins
It was once a headline tale within the New York Times and USA Today. It used to be coated by way of Court TV and profiled at the Ricki Lake Show. Now, this is the intimate memoir of a stunning crime and its aftermath...one family's fast and unforgettable tale of what sufferers can undergo lengthy when they will be secure.
By Damien Echols
The New York Times bestselling memoir by way of Damien Echols of the West Memphis 3, who was once falsely convicted of 3 murders and spent approximately eighteen years on dying Row—Life After Death is destined to be a vintage of explosive, riveting felony literature.
By Brian Masters
Publish 12 months note: First released in 1995
On February ninth 1983 Dennis Nilsen used to be arrested at his Muswell Hill domestic, after human is still have been pointed out because the explanation for blocked drains.
Within days he had confessed to 15 ugly murders over a interval of 4 years. His sufferers, all younger gay males, had by no means been pronounced lacking. Brian Masters, with Nilsen's complete cooperation, has produced a different research of a serial killer's brain, revealing the aggravating psychology of a mass assassin.