“And there you have the triumvirate of personalities that captivated America at the height of the Roaring Twenties: a match made in hell of two sociopaths, one a manipulator and one a ‘mall
“Ultimately the great ‘aha’ moment seems more like a ‘hohum’ moment.
“Horowitz has pieced together a fascinating story of a woman who ‘lied all her life’ and died in 1954 at the age of 86 in a Hove nursing home, taking her secrets with her.”
“Nicely crafted, the book will appeal to hard-core Ness fans and true-crime freaks.”
“A Death on W Street is a brutal look at the damage a lie can do to people’s lives as well as to institutions that we, as Americans, revere—or at least should reve
Beverly Lowry is clear: Deer Creek Drive: A Reckoning of Memory and Murder in the Mississippi Delta is not a memoir.
Veteran reporter Stephen Bates, who once covered both the English royals and religion for the Guardian, has since leaving the newspaper carved out an engaging and enterta
“Bad City, a startling tale of people looking the other way and behaving ever so badly, never lets up.
Casey Sherman has had enormous commercial success as an author.
“American Cartel joins a small shelf of important books, including Dopesick and Empire of Pain, that fully capture the greed and corruption fueling the nation’s d
“Patrick Radden Keefe’s collection Rogues is a tantalizing dirty dozen—enlightening, entertaining, and thought provoking.”
From the very start of Unmask Alice: LSD, Satanic Panic, and the Imposter Behind the World’s Most Notorious Diaries, Rick Emerson makes big promises.
“It seemed as if Frank Davis’s violent and erratic tendencies were about to finally catch up to him. But since true crime involves real life, sometimes there is no Hollywood ending.
“considerable detective work, which overlooks few details. White has certainly written the definitive book on Jane Stanford’s death.”
“Both well written and intriguing, this is hybrid memoir will stick in your memory long after you finish.”
“Benson tells this little known chapter of American Jewish history well and with passion”
“Part detective story and part scientific journal, Fischer’s narrative will appeal to true crime afficionados, history buffs, movie fans, and engineers—what other book can claim that audien
The best history to learn about is that of unknown or otherwise obscure events, especially in this instance where a 19th century American frontier “serial killing” family is concerned.
“With enjoyable, au currant language, and a sharp ear for dialogue, Kerbeck’s astounding story is fraught with tension, written in a voice both confident and accessible throughout an inside
“succeeds in capturing the full story behind a notorious murderer’s brazen quest to avoid the death penalty by any means possible.”
“This book is really not about homicide but about crime, justice, and the science used to find the truth.
The “masterpiece” in the title of Birmingham’s big new intriguing book is Crime and Punishment—the grandfather of modern crime fiction and the contemporary detective novel—which was publis
“Wright has done substantial reference on her subjects and skillfully taken large amounts of information and boiled it down to readable facts and comprehensible material.”
Some stories are hard to believe, and this is one of them.
“Sam Kean’s crisp, bright storytelling makes these tales of out-of-control scientists irresistible.”