The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City & Sparked the Tabloid Wars

By Paul Collins

"No author greater articulates our curiosity within the confluence of wish, eccentricity, and the timelessness of the daring and weird than Paul Collins."--DAVE EGGERS
 
On ny, a farmer unearths a duck pond grew to become crimson with blood. at the decrease East aspect, boys taking part in at a pier find a floating human torso wrapped tightly in oilcloth. Blueberry pickers close to Harlem bump into well severed limbs in an overgrown ditch. Clues to a scary crime are turning up in every single place long island, however the police are baffled: There aren't any witnesses, no reasons, no suspects.
 
The grisly reveals that begun at the afternoon of June 26, 1897, plunged detectives
headlong into the era's such a lot baffling homicide secret. Seized upon by means of fighting media moguls Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst, the case turned a exposure circus. Reenactments of the homicide have been staged in instances sq., armed journalists lurked within the streets of Hell's Kitchen in pursuit of suspects, and an not going trio--a hard-luck cop, a cub reporter, and an eccentric professor--all raced to resolve the crime.
 
What emerged used to be a sensational love triangle and an excellent extra sensational trial: an unparalleled capital case hinging on circumstantial facts round a sufferer whom the police could not determine with walk in the park, and who the security claimed wasn't even lifeless. The homicide of the Century is a rollicking tale--a wealthy evocation of the United States through the Gilded Age and a colourful new version of the tabloid wars that experience ruled media to this day.
 

From the Hardcover edition.

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Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History

By Ben Mezrich

From the bestselling writer of The unintentional Billionaires and Bringing Down the House, this is the incredible precise tale of the way a college student and girl accomplices stole some of the rarest objects on the planet—moon rocks—from an "impregnable" high-tech vault. 

But breaking right into a hugely safe laboratory wasn't effortless. Thad Roberts, an intern in a prestigious NASA education software, must concoct a meticulous plan to get earlier safeguard checkpoints, an electronically locked door with cipher safety codes, and camera-lined hallways even prior to he might get his palms at the 600-pound secure. after which how was once he presupposed to get it out? And what does one do with an merchandise so worthwhile that it really is unlawful even to possess? together with his signature high-velocity variety, Mezrich reconstructs the outlandish heist and tells a narrative of genius, love, and duplicity that reads like a Hollywood thrill ride.

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The Notorious Bacon Brothers: Inside Gang Warfare on Vancouver Streets

By Jerry Langton

A searing examine certainly one of Canada's most threatening gangs

Gang violence is not anything new to Vancouver, however the brutality of the Bacon Brothers—Jonathan, Jarrod, and Jamie—has develop into mythical. The infamous Bacon Brothers follows the chaotic upward push of those 3 gangland figures to the top of Vancouver's profitable drug exchange. Chronicling not just the Bacon Brothers themselves, but additionally the gangs they infiltrated on their method to the head, and the catastrophic wave of violence they dropped at the streets of Vancouver, the publication explores how the bothers' adeptness at making and breaking allegiances and propensity for violence is now being replicated through gangs throughout Canada.

With one Bacon brother useless and the opposite at the back of bars, an influence vacuum has built for keep an eye on of the drug alternate within the larger Vancouver sector. the outcome has been complete on conflict one of the Hells Angels, crimson Scorpions, UN Gang, and autonomous squaddies, as they struggle to take the location as soon as occupied by way of the Bacon Brothers—a lasting legacy to their position in Canada's gang history.

  • Presents an incisive examine the violent lives of the Bacon Brothers, a few of Canada's such a lot infamous criminals
  • Shows how the Bacon Brothers set a brand new priority for gang violence that's being mimicked through the country
  • Explores how the void left by means of the Brothers has spurred on expanding violent gang conflict at the streets of Vancouver

Hard-hitting and insightful, The infamous Bacon Brothers is a strong examine the seedy underbelly of up to date Canadian prepared crime.

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Anyone You Want Me to Be: A True Story of Sex and Death on the Internet

By John E. Douglas

JOHN DOUGLAS -- THE BESTSELLING writer OF MINDHUNTER AND THE UNDISPUTED grasp PROFILER OF SERIAL CRIMINALS -- TELLS THE CHILLING real tale OF JOHN ROBINSON, THE INTERNET'S FIRST SERIAL assassin.
In Olathe, Kansas, a balding, pudgy father of 4 sits in criminal convicted on 3 counts of murder -- of capital homicide -- and suspected in at the very least 5 different disappearances. over the last 1/2 the Nineties, John Robinson exploited the Internet's lively international of sadomasochism with terrible effects. through haunting chat rooms, he pinpointed susceptible girls who have been searching for romance and stalked them online, nefariously convincing them of his adulthood, sensitivity, and fiscal balance. He gave the look of the appropriate guy. He enticed those ladies with bargains of a superb courting and a profitable task, persuading them to maneuver to his place of birth. when they arrived in Kansas, the ladies perpetually disappeared.
After a dramatic trial and days of severe jury deliberation, Robinson now faces the demise penalty. demanding as his crimes will be, what is such a lot alarming is how he chosen and lured his sufferers and the way willingly they replied. John Robinson elevated the searching flooring, the options, and the know-how of the sexual predator. he's the world's first-known net serial killer.
legislation enforcement officials, prosecutors, and the coauthors of Anyone you will want Me to Be have struggled to resolve the enigma that's John Robinson. They display what can get it wrong in a global the place relationships are with out actual touch, exhibiting how simply mainstream american citizens will be drawn into the darkish underground of cybercrime. the net has vastly extended the area of fable -- from the restricted confines of actual truth to the global degree of digital truth -- and somebody can get involved in an online seduction. Erotic fantasies, which have been as soon as socially off-limits and intensely deepest, at the moment are immediately available. This swiftly growing to be neighborhood mask a sinister fact: With just a desktop, a web connection, and a knack for creativity, criminals have the ability to arrive hundreds of thousands of unsuspecting sufferers whereas closing in whole regulate in their personal -- frequently fake -- snapshot. John Robinson used to be a real innovator during this number of crime. via interviews with legislation enforcement experts, net specialists, and others, John Douglas and Stephen Singular illustrate, with this situation, a miles higher -- and extra scary -- trend of net intercourse and violence.
As expertise proliferates within the twenty-first century, so do possibilities for enterprising criminals like John Robinson. not anyone is best outfitted than John Douglas and Stephen Singular to show the underworld of the net and to warn humans in regards to the hazards of our on-line world. A cautionary and academic story approximately being cautious of strangers and fake intimacy, Anyone you will have Me to Be is usually a terrifying, high-tech tale of crime and punishment.

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Chief! Classic Cases from the File of the Chief of Detectives

By Albert A. Seedman, Peter Hellman

""Fascinating! Seedman recounts with vividness and detail... crimes that have been web page one stories...Excellent."" -The manhattan occasions "A residing LEGEND" -NYPD Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly

Albert Seedman spent 30 years within the big apple urban Police division the place he visited the scenes of approximately 2000 murders-and solved a lot of them.Peter Hellman, a favorite freelance journalist and writer of 7 books, was once brought to the N.Y.P.D. at an early age within the patrol automobile of his uncle, a deputy inspector.

Albert A. Seedman (1918-2013) used to be an NYPD deputy inspector overseeing 4 Queens detective squads whilst Kitty Genovese was once murdered. An not going policeman while he first joined the strength (he were a professional public accountant), he finally rose throughout the ranks to develop into leader of Detectives in manhattan City--at the helm of an investigative strength moment in simple terms to the FBI in dimension. A legend in his personal time, he's remembered for his willing insights into the various high-profile situations that crossed his table.

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Jack the Ripper and the Case for Scotland Yard's Prime Suspect

By Robert House

An research into the guy Scotland backyard idea (but could not turn out) was once Jack the Ripper. Dozens of theories have tried to solve the secret of the id of Jack the Ripper, the world's most famed serial killer. Ripperologist Robert apartment contends that we could have recognized the reply all alongside. the pinnacle of Scotland Yard's legal research division on the time of the murders proposal Aaron Kozminski was once accountable, yet he lacked the felony facts to convict him. by way of exploring Kozminski's lifestyles, condominium builds a robust circumstantial case opposed to him, displaying not just that he had potential, reason, and chance, but additionally that he healthy the final profile of a serial killer as outlined by way of the FBI at the present time. the 1st ebook to discover the lifetime of Aaron Kozminski, one in all Scotland Yard's most sensible suspects within the quest to spot Jack the Ripper, combines ancient examine and modern legal profiling concepts to resolve the most vexing legal mysteries of all time. The ebook attracts on a decade of study by means of the writer, together with journeys to Poland and England to discover Kozminski's earlier and information of the case. features a Foreword by way of Roy Hazelwood, a former FBI profiler and pioneer of profiling sexual predators. positive factors dozens of images and illustrations. development an intensive and convincing case that completes the paintings started via Scotland backyard greater than a century in the past, this booklet is vital interpreting for an individual who desires to recognize who fairly dedicated Jack the Ripper's heinous and unforgettable crimes.

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An Almost Perfect Murder

By Gary C. King

A lady With a fondness For Power.  .  .

Kathy Marie Augustine used to be now not out to make neighbors. In politics, she rose to the pinnacle via taking part in hardball--and pushing her approach throughout the previous boy's community of the Nevada legislature, emerging to the rank of kingdom Controller. whilst she died, just a couple of humans shed tears--including the fellow who killed her.

A Killer With A Foolproof Plan.  .  .

Chaz Higgs was once a former body-builder became in depth care nurse who observed filthy rich, attractive Kathy Marie Augustine as his meal-ticket--until he could not belly her domineering character from now on. whilst Chaz determined he'd had sufficient, he selected a poison that might go away no proof behind.

Murder Hidden In undeniable Sight.  .  .

The dying of a nationally-known baby-kisser made headlines, yet one slip of the tongue got here to the eye of a decided Nevada detective. Now, true-crime grasp Gary C. King takes us into the extreme existence and loss of life of a famously formidable lady flesh presser, backstage of the research that unearthed surprising secrets and techniques, and into the guts and brain of a guy who approximately received away with definitely the right crime.  .  .

Includes sixteen Pages of showing Photos

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Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption

By Jennifer Thompson-Cannino

A New York instances Bestseller
Jennifer Thompson was once raped at knifepoint via a guy who broke into her house whereas she slept. She was once capable of get away, and at last absolutely pointed out Ronald Cotton as her attacker. Ronald insisted that she used to be mistaken-- yet Jennifer's optimistic identity was once the compelling proof that placed him at the back of bars. After 11 years, Ronald used to be allowed to take a DNA try that proved his innocence. He used to be published, after serving greater than a decade in criminal for a criminal offense he by no means dedicated. years later, Jennifer and Ronald met face to face-- and cast an not going friendship that modified either one of their lives.
In their very own phrases, Jennifer and Ronald spread the harrowing information in their tragedy, and problem our principles of reminiscence and judgment whereas demonstrating the profound nature of human grace and the therapeutic strength of forgiveness.

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