Friends of the Family: The Inside Story of the Mafia Cops Case

By Tommy Dades

“One of the main outstanding instances of police corruption within the city.”

New York Times

 

Friends of the family members is a glance deep contained in the such a lot infamous case to rock the NYPD: the tale of Louis Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa, the 2 police detectives who moonlighted as mob hit males. As informed by way of Tommy Dades and Michael Vecchione—the cop and District lawyer investigator who solved New York’s coldest case—along with co-writer David Fisher, Friends of the family members is surprising real crime within the culture of Nicolas Pileggi’s Wiseguys and Underboss by Peter Mass—a chilling, in-depth exam of what the New York day-by-day News calls “the worst betrayal of the badge within the NYPD’s history.”

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Anatomy of Injustice: A Murder Case Gone Wrong

By Raymond Bonner

From Pulitzer Prize winner Raymond Bonner, the gripping tale of a grievously mishandled homicide case that placed a twenty-three-year-old guy on loss of life row.
 
In January 1982, an aged white widow was once stumbled on brutally murdered within the small city of Greenwood, South Carolina. Police instantly arrested Edward Lee Elmore, a semiliterate, mentally retarded black guy without earlier legal list. His in basic terms connection to the sufferer was once having wiped clean her gutters and home windows, yet slightly 90 days after the victim's physique was once discovered, he was once attempted, convicted, and sentenced to death.

Elmore have been on loss of life row for 11 years whilst a tender legal professional named Diana Holt first realized of his case. With the exemplary ethical dedication and tenacious research that experience exotic his reporting occupation, Bonner follows Holt's conflict to avoid wasting Elmore's existence and exhibits us how his case is a textbook instance of what can get it wrong within the American justice approach. relocating, enraging, suspenseful, and enlightening, Anatomy of Injustice is an important contribution to our nation's ongoing, more and more very important debate approximately inequality and the dying penalty.

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Bad Paper: Chasing Debt from Wall Street to the Underworld

By Jake Halpern

The Federal exchange fee gets extra proceedings approximately rogue debt gathering than approximately any task along with id robbery. Dramatically and entertainingly, Bad Paper finds why. It tells the tale of Aaron Siegel, a former banking govt, and Brandon Wilson, a former armed robber, who turn into companions and cross searching for "paper"―the uncollected bills which are bought off via banks for pennies at the greenback. As Aaron and Brandon study, the area of patron debt assortment is an unregulated shadowland the place operators usually make unwarranted threats or even gather money owed that aren't theirs.

Introducing an unforgettable forged of strivers and rogues, Jake Halpern chronicles their lives as they deal with high-pressure name facilities, hunt for paper in Las Vegas casinos, and meet in parked vehicles to promote the social defense numbers and account info of unsuspecting shoppers. He additionally tracks a "package" of debt that's stolen via unscrupulous creditors, resulting in a dramatic showdown with weapons in a Buffalo nook shop. alongside the way in which, he finds the human price of a approach that compounds the concerns of hardworking american citizens and allows banks to disregard their former clients. the result's a necessary exposé that also is a bravura feat of storytelling.

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And Never Let Her Go: Thomas Capano: The Deadly Seducer

By Ann Rule

The shattering crime tale that stunned the state: the Thomas Capano homicide case
On a June night in 1996, 30-year-old Anne Marie Fahey, secretary to the governor of Delaware, vanished with no hint following a cafe rendezvous together with her mystery lover of greater than years: Thomas Capano. one in all Wilmington's so much favorite and revered figures, a millionaire lawyer and previous country prosecutor, "Tommy" used to be an enthralling, softspoken kin guy. yet within the weeks and months that Fahey's disappearance, investigators may progressively discover the surprising fact: Capano used to be a steely manipulator pushed through strength and greed -- and in a position to brutal homicide. In a riveting narrative expertly documented by means of probing interviews, diary entries, and e mail correspondence, and with impressive perception into the twisted motivations of a killer, Ann Rule chronicles a real-life drama of Shakespearian proportions: goals fall, love turns to obsession, relatives names are tainted, the façade of luck crumbles -- and a gorgeous yet weak younger girl will pay the last word fee in a convoluted and lethal dating.

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Edgard Allan Poe y el misterio de la bella cigarrera

El 28 de julio de 1841 el hallazgo en el río Hudson del cuerpo sin vida, con visibles señales de violencia, de Mary Rogers, una joven conocida en todo Nueva York como «la bella cigarrera», dio inicio a uno de los más famosos «crímenes del siglo». Policías, jueces, forenses y comités de ciudadanos se esforzarían inútilmente por resolverlo, mientras los angeles prensa, sedienta de sangre y de ethical, creaba uno de los primeros «sucesos» sensacionalistas. Se multiplicaron los sospechosos y las conjeturas. Se escribieron novelas y romances. ¿Estaba en realidad l. a. joven viva? ¿Había sido víctima de una banda de maleantes? ¿De un amante despechado? ¿Quién period el hombre «de tez morena» con el que se l. a. vio antes de desaparecer?

Edgar Allan Poe, que seguía el caso con interés y necesitaba desesperadamente un éxito para relanzar su carrera, tuvo l. a. inspiration de reconstruirlo en El misterio de Marie Rogêt (incluido en un apéndice a esta edición), un relato paralelo ambientado en París y protagonizado por el detective Auguste C. Dupin. Tenía asimismo l. a. ambición de resolver el misterio y señalar al culpable, pero los angeles realidad, con inesperadas revelaciones, se le adelantó. En Edgar Allan Poe y el misterio de l. a. bella cigarrera Daniel Stashower cuenta los ardides del escritor para acomodar los angeles ficción a los angeles realidad y traza un magnífico retrato de su vida y de su medio. Mezcla de biografía y relato de suspense, éste es un libro imprescindible para los amantes de Poe y de las historias de detectives.

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Manhunters: Criminal Profilers and Their Search for the World’s Most Wanted Serial Killers

By Colin Wilson

Author Colin Wilson opens this illuminating mental dialogue with the advance of the 1977 Behavioral technology Unit, which used to be manage with a purpose to solution the numerous questions surrounding serial killers: How does anyone develop into a serial killer? How do they pick out their sufferers, and why do they no longer think regret? How are they stuck? Wilson interviews FBI designated Agent Robert Ressler, coiner of the time period “serial killer” and one of many pioneers of felony profiling, in addition to Ted Bundy and Charles Manson on the way to determine the causes in the back of their grisly actions.

In Manhunters, by means of monitoring the BSU’s improvement of mental profiling and genetic fingerprinting, Wilson finds the forensic investigations that prompted the seizure and arrest of a few of the main vile and villainous humans on the earth, together with Jeffrey Dahmer, William Heirens, Peter Sutcliffe, John Duffy, Jerry Brudos, Wayne Williams, and plenty of extra. As he divulges the main points of every case, the murderers’ fable worlds, sadistic explanations, and great mental developments emerge.

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American Lightning: Terror, Mystery, the Birth of Hollywood, and the Crime of the Century

By Howard Blum

It was once an explosion that reverberated around the country—and into the very middle of early-twentieth-century the USA. at the morning of October 1, 1910, the partitions of the la occasions construction buckled as a thunderous detonation despatched males, equipment, and mortar rocketing into the evening air. whilst finally the wreckage were sifted and the sanatorium triage devices consulted, twenty-one humans have been declared lifeless and dozens extra injured. yet because it grew to become out, this was once only a prelude to the devastation that used to be to come.

In American Lightning, acclaimed writer Howard Blum masterfully inspires the tremendous conditions that resulted in the unique “crime of the century”—and an aftermath extra dramatic than even the crime itself.

With smoke nonetheless wafting up from the charred ruins, the city’s mayor reacts with undisguised pleasure whilst he learns of the arriving, basically that morning, of America’s maximum detective, William J. Burns, a former mystery carrier guy who has been likened to Sherlock Holmes. definitely Burns, already international well-known for cracking unsolvable crimes and for his complicated disguises, can run the perpetrators to flooring.

Through the paintings of many months, snowbound stakeouts, and wonderful forensic sleuthing, the good investigator ultimately identifies the boys he believes are liable for a lot destruction. Stunningly, Burns accuses the men—labor activists with an obvious grudge opposed to the l. a. Times’s fiercely anti-union owner—of not only one heinous deed yet of being a part of a fear wave related to hundreds and hundreds of bombings.

While coaching is laid for America’s maximum profile trial ever—and the forces of work and capital salary hand-to-hand strive against within the streets—two different remarkable figures are swept into the drama: industry-shaping filmmaker D.W. Griffith, who perceives in those occasions the opportunity of nice artwork and who will cross directly to alchemize his observations into the landmark movie The beginning of a country; and crusading attorney Clarence Darrow, dedicated to lend his eloquence to the defendants, even though he'll be pushed to recommendations of suicide earlier than occasions have absolutely performed out.

Simultaneously delivering the soaking up interpreting adventure of a can’t-put-it-down mystery and the perception-altering resonance of a narrative whose reverberations proceed even this day, American Lightning is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction.

From the Hardcover edition.

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The Color of Night: A Young Mother, a Missing Child, and a Cold-Blooded Killer

By L.C. Timmerman

The colour of Night is a skillfully woven real crime account of a horrendous crime, a family's quest for solutions, and the landmark case that verified the Federal loss of life Penalty Act. Nineteen-year-old Rachel Timmerman, who was once approximately to testify opposed to the guy who had raped her, disappeared together with her little one daughter, Shannon. A month later, Rachel’s physique used to be chanced on in a lake chained to cinde blocks and together with her eyes and mouth lined in duct tape. quickly a path of our bodies starts off to emerge. Is a serial killer at huge? Written by means of Rachel's father and uncle, The colour of Night is a stunning tale of violence, homicide, and the hunt for justice.

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