by: John Glatt
Publisher: pSt. Martin's PressBook Description
Journalist and seasoned true-crime writer Glatt (The Prince of Paradise: The True Story of a Hotel Heir, His Seductive Wife, and a Ruthless Murder, 2013, etc.) recounts the highly publicized story of three women kidnapped and held in cap ... more
by: Gary Krist
Publisher: pCrownBook Description
A colorful account of reform efforts to eradicate sin, corruption and violence in early-20th-century New Orleans.
In this richly detailed narrative, Krist (City of Scoundrels: The 12 Days of Disaster that Gave Birth to Modern Chic ... more
by: Jason Ryan
Publisher: pLyons PressBook Description
Ryan (Jackpot: High Times, High Seas, and the Sting that Launched the War on Drugs, 2011) delivers his second true-crime tale, this time covering “Hawaii’s underworld.”
When Charles Marsland's son was murdered, h ... more
by: James Presley
Publisher: pPegasusBook Description
An examination of the spasm of violence popularly dubbed the “Texarkana moonlight murders.”
Texas historian Presley (A Saga of Wealth: The Rise of the Texas Oilmen, 1978) doesn’t much like that name, since the eight mur ... more
by: Hubert Wolf
Publisher: pKnopfBook Description
The long-hidden story of the ultimate convent scandal, masterfully retold.
Accessing archival files first opened to the public by Pope John Paul II in 1998, Wolf (Ecclesiastical History/Univ. of Muenster) pieces together a mid-1800s inqui ... more
by: Nigel McCrery
Publisher: pChicago Review PressBook Description
The history of one of the foundational elements of entertainment media today—forensic evidence—and how it is that we make sense of it.
Former police officer and crime novelist McCrery (Tooth and Claw, 2009, etc.) worked for ... more
Publisher: pPulp/Zest BooksBook Description
The story of a Gilded Age–era homicide that stunned a nation with its sheer violence and tabooed origins.
Haunted for years about the case, media columnist and historian Coe chronicles a 19th-century, Memphis, Tennessee–based ordea ... more