Racism in the rural, pre-Civil Rights South could sometimes be as perverse as it was brutal, as Gilbert King ably demonstrates in Beneath a Ruthless Sun: A True Story of Violence, Race, and Jus
“The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist is a wide-ranging and explosive investigation of a racist criminal justice system that allows for the tragic exploitation and incarceratio
Her quarry was a white male, 5’ 9” to 5’ 11”, lean but with the athletic build of a swimmer, size 9–9½ shoes, dirty blond hair, Type A blood.
No book could have a more auspicious moment of publication than Simon Baatz’s The Girl on the Velvet Swing.
“Alarming and timely, Justice Failed is a must-read for anyone hoping to better understand the reality of modern American criminal justice.”
“hauntingly compelling. A highly recommended thrill ride . . .
"Death of Assassin is an entertaining look at very human characters in a world on the edge of radical change."
Why is society so fearful of crime, but also fascinated by it? Why do the details of a gruesome murder, rape, or other heinous crime hold our attention?
“a wide-ranging and comprehensive interpretation of how mobsters like Al Capone and his associates came to control the criminal rackets . . .”
“will most certainly satisfy those readers who enjoy the combination of the psychology of marriage and true crime.”
If you loved the television series Mad Men, hanker for a time when jewel thieves were referred to as “gentlemen,” and wish all business lunches revolved around three or more martinis, then
Attributed to President Harry Truman, and perhaps paraphrased here, is the expression that “the only thing new is the history you don’t know.” In this case, there is considerable truth here.
Famed 18th century jurist William Blackstone once said, "It is better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer." Theoretically, this is a bedrock principle of American criminal
A book so graphic, so heart wrenching, and so passionate demands the craft of a skilled author.
In 2015 Netflix released the controversial documentary Making a Murderer, which explored the story of Steven Avery, a man from Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, who spent nearly two decades in
One can always trust the police to be dogged and to keep voluminous records, though they’re not always accurate.
“Humans are the planet’s outliers when it comes to murder.
“Yes, I believe [Steven] Avery is innocent. This is my opinion, which I know is not worth very much, but my opinion is based on an assessment of the evidence.”—Jerome F. Buting
“a refreshing read that will most certainly enthrall true crime enthusiasts and those interested in the history of modern law enforcement . . .”
Charles “Sonny” Liston, former heavyweight champion turned drug dealer, was found dead in his Las Vegas home on January 5, 1971.
For those who enjoy reading a well-told tale of historical nonfiction, this could be that story. But be forewarned that it comes with at least two caveats to be explained below.
The emergence of the comic book to a more mature graphic novel can easily be equated to a butterfly rising from a cocoon.
In February 2005, 14-year-old Mary (not her real name) was a naïve and impressionable teenager. She desperately sought out attention and wanted to make a good first impression.
“The only criticism that fans will have is that Undisclosed Files is not twice or three times as long. One is left wanting more.”
Seasoned homicide detectives are well aware that high-profile murder cases often attract numerous false confessions.