by: Michael A. Ross
Publisher: pOxford University PressBook Description
A Reconstruction-era kidnapping incident in the Deep South gets put under the historical microscope.
Ross (History/Univ. of Maryland; Justice of Shattered Dreams: Samuel Freeman Miller and the Supreme Court during the Civil War Era ... more
by: Lucy Worsley
Publisher: pPegasusBook Description
Worsley (If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home, 2012, etc.) explains England’s love affair with scandals, lurid murders and executions.
Readers’ initial apprehension that this might be just another list of se ... more
by: Kate Colquhoun
Publisher: pThe Overlook PressBook Description
The mystery of what happened in the summer of 1889 "beneath the skin of propriety and manners” at a British mansion.
In this true story that created headlines in both the U.K. and the United States, Colquhoun (Murder in the First- ... more
Publisher: pHistory Publishing Co LLCBook Description
San Francisco–based FBI administrator Freeman chronicles the agency’s two-decade quest to identify and arrest the notorious homegrown terrorist.
Although the book lists three authors, the text is a first-person narrative by Freeman, wh ... more
by: Deborah Halber
Publisher: pSimon & SchusterBook Description
Account of the eccentric online communities that have transformed the forensic identification of deceased missing persons.
“Chances are good that you or someone you know has at one point stumbled over a dead body,” writes Boston-based ... more
by: Molly Lefebure
Publisher: pGrand Central PublishingBook Description
A secretary to a formidable London pathologist during World War II reissues her wry, grisly account of murder and corpses, first published in 1955.
Lefebure was a junior reporter at a London suburban weekly when Dr. Keith Simpson, the Home ... more
by: John Dickie
Publisher: pPublicAffairsBook Description
Call them Camorra, ’Ndrangheta or Mafia: All of these “honored societies” emerged from the dirty politics of Italian unification. Dickie’s (Italian Studies/Univ. College, London; Delizia! The Epic History of Italians and Their Food more