The Big Eddy Club: The Stocking Stranglings and Southern Justice

By David Rose

Called a "dazzlingly stated, supremely based" paintings via The Observer, The massive Eddy Club is an award-winning journalist's exposé of race, injustice, and serial homicide within the Deep South—Midnight within the backyard of excellent and Evil with an investigative side. Over 8 bloody months within the mid-1970s, a serial rapist and assassin terrorized Columbus, Georgia, killing seven prosperous, aged white women—almost all participants of the massive Eddy social membership for the town's elite. Carlton Gary, an African American guy presently on dying row for what got here to be often called "the stocking stranglings," got here inside of 4 hours of being accomplished in December 2009.

The large Eddy Club connects Gary's late-twentieth-century trial with racially charged trials in Columbus of a prior period, to discover the large subject of racial justice within the American South. This paperback variation contains an all-new afterword detailing the new discovery of doubtless exonerating facts, which ended in Gary's last-minute remain of execution and should most likely lead to a brand new trial.

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Blind Passion: A True Story of Seduction, Obsession, and Murder (St. Martin's True Crime Library)

By John Glatt

The good looks
She used to be a stunning suit version. He was once an enthralling Greek sailor. They met on a cruise in November of 1997 and shortly thereafter all started a clandestine love affair. Little greater than a 12 months later, thirty-one-year-old Julie Scully left her millionaire ex-husband and three-year-old daughter at the back of, and moved to Greece to be with twenty-four-year-old George Skiadopoulos.

The Beast
But there has been hassle in paradise. Julie, uninterested in Skiadopoulos' jealous and controlling nature, and badly lacking her younger daughter, made up our minds to come to the States. Skiadopoulos do not need it. while she advised him of her plans to leave-and take her $600,000 divorce payment again together with her- Skiadopoulos took Julie to a distant quarter and strangled her to loss of life. Then, to hide up his deed, her burned her useless physique and attempted to stuff the charred corpse right into a suitcase. whilst it would not healthy, Skiadopoulos added the ultimate blow-he chopped off her head and tossed it into the Aegean Sea.

The Brutal Murder
ow, discover the lovely inside of tale on a homicide case that made nationwide headlines, as acclaimed real crime author John Glatt lays naked a stunning tale of greed, betrayal, and...

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The Murder Room: The Heirs of Sherlock Holmes Gather to Solve the World's Most Perplexing Cold Ca ses

By Michael Capuzzo

Thrilling, precise crime stories from the Vidocq Society - a group of the world's most interesting forensic investigators whose per month lunches bring about justice in ice-cold murders.

3 of the best detectives on the earth have been heartsick over the turning out to be tide of unsolved murders. sturdy neighbors and someday opponents William Fleisher, Frank Bender, and Richard Walter made up our minds someday over lunch that whatever needed to be performed, and pledged themselves to a grand quest for justice.

The homicide Room attracts the reader right into a chilling, darkly funny, awe-inspiring international because the 3 companions trip faraway from their Victorian eating room to seek ruthless killers, between them the grisly assassin of a millionaire's son, a serial killer who carves off faces, and a toddler killer having fun with fifty years of freedom and darkish fable.

Acclaimed bestselling writer Michael Capuzzo brings precise crime realistically and vividly to existence during this account of a gaggle of passionate women and men, encouraged by way of their very own wounded hearts to make a stand for fact, goodness, and justice in a global long past mad.

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Stolen, Smuggled, Sold: On the Hunt for Cultural Treasures

By Nancy Moses

Stolen, Smuggled offered: at the Hunt for Cultural Treasures tells the darkish and compelling tales of iconic cultural gadgets that have been stolen, smuggled or offered, and at last back again to their unique proprietor.

There are many books approximately museum heists, Holocaust art, insider robbery, trafficking in antiquities, and stolen local American gadgets. Now, there’s eventually a publication for most people that covers the full terrain. The publication comprises full-color pictures of the objects.

Stolen, Smuggled, offered features seven shiny and precise tales during which the reader joins the writer as she uncovers a cultural treasure and follows its often-convoluted path. alongside the way in which writer and reader stumble upon a solid of interesting characters from the underbelly of the cultural global: unscrupulous grave robbers, sinister middlemen, ruthless paintings purchasers, venal Nazis, canny attorneys, valiant teachers, unstoppable investigative journalists, unwitting curators, and committed govt officers. tales comprise Gustav Klimt’s Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer 1, the typeset manuscript for Pearl Buck’s The sturdy Earth, a ceremonial Ghost Dance brief from the bloodbath at Wounded Knee, the robbery of 4,800 historic audio discs by way of a best respectable on the nationwide records, a lacking unique reproduction of The invoice of Rights, the mum of Ramses I, and an old treasure from Iraq.

While every one tale is interesting in and of itself, jointly they handle one of many most well-liked concerns within the museum international: tips on how to care for the thousands of things that experience breaks within the chain of possession, suspicious possession documents, or no provenance in any respect. the difficulty of possession touches on expert practices, foreign protocols, and nationwide legislation. It’s a monetary factor because the illicit exchange in antiquities and cultural goods generates up to $4 billion to $8 billion a yr.

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The Evil That Men Do: FBI Profiler Roy Hazelwood's Journey into the Minds of Sexual Predators

By Stephen G. Michaud

Profiler Roy Hazelwood is the world's prime professional at the strangest, most deadly of all aberrant offenders--the sexual legal. In a desirable profession spent investigating and learning those macabre outlaws, Hazelwood has encountered all sorts, from sexual sadists to serial rapists. His circumstances have ranged from autoerotic deaths to staged suicides, and feature integrated recognized investigations from Toronto's infamous "Ken and Barbie" sexual killings to the Atlanta baby Murders and the deadly explosion that killed forty-seven sailors aboard the USS Iowa.

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The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas

By Anand Giridharadas

Winner of the 2015 NYPL Helen Bernstein publication Award for Excellence in Journalism.

"Remarkable…a richly distinctive, affecting account…Giridharadas seeks much less to uplift than illuminate…Which of those males is the '"true American'" of the name? that there's no easy resolution to that query is Giridharadas's most interesting accomplishment." ―Ayad Akhtar, New York occasions booklet Review

The real American tells the tale of Raisuddin Bhuiyan, a Bangladesh Air strength officer who goals of immigrating to the US and dealing in know-how. yet days after Sep 11, an avowed "American terrorist" named Mark Stroman, looking revenge, walks into the Dallas minimart the place Bhuiyan has discovered transitority paintings and shoots him, maiming and approximately killing him. different sufferers, at different fuel stations, aren’t so fortunate, loss of life instantly.

The real American lines the making of those males, Stroman and Bhuiyan, and in their fateful stumble upon. It follows them as they rebuild shattered lives―one striving on demise Row to turn into a greater guy, the opposite to heal and pull himself up from the bottom rung at the ladder of an unusual country.

Ten years after the taking pictures, an Islamic pilgrimage seeds in Bhuiyan an odd proposal: if he's ever to be complete, he needs to reenter Stroman's lifestyles. He longs to confront Stroman and get in touch with him nose to nose in regards to the assault that modified their lives. Bhuiyan publicly forgives Stroman, within the identify of his faith and its concept of mercy. Then he wages a felony and public-relations crusade, opposed to the nation of Texas and Governor Rick Perry, to have his attacker spared from the dying penalty.

Ranging from Texas's juvenile justice process to the swirling crowd of pilgrims on the Hajj in Mecca; from a biker bar to an immigrant mosque in Dallas; from younger army cadets in Bangladesh to elite paratroopers in Israel; from a filthy rich family of chook importers in Karachi, Pakistan, to the sober flats of Brownwood, Texas, The precise American is a wealthy, colourful, profoundly relocating exploration of the yank dream in its many dimensions. finally it tells a narrative approximately our love-hate courting with immigrants, concerning the come upon of Islam and the West, approximately how―or whether―we select what we become.

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Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures

By Robert K. Wittman, John Shiffman

The Wall highway magazine called him “a residing legend.” The London instances dubbed him “the most renowned artwork detective within the world.”
 
In Priceless, Robert okay. Wittman, the founding father of the FBI’s artwork Crime group, pulls again the curtain on his notable profession for the 1st time, providing a real-life foreign mystery to rival The Thomas Crown Affair.   
 
Rising from humble roots because the son of an vintage broker, Wittman outfitted a twenty-year profession that was once not anything in need of awesome. He went undercover, frequently unarmed, to capture artwork thieves, scammers, and black industry investors in Paris and Philadelphia, Rio and Santa Fe, Miami and Madrid.
 
In this page-turning memoir, Wittman fascinates with the tales in the back of his recoveries of valuable paintings and antiquities: The golden armor of an historical Peruvian warrior king. The Rodin sculpture that encouraged the Impressionist circulate. The headdress Geronimo wore at his ultimate Pow-Wow. The infrequent Civil warfare conflict flag carried into conflict through one of many nation’s first African-American regiments.
 
The breadth of Wittman’s exploits is unequalled: He traveled the area to rescue work by way of Rockwell and Rembrandt, Pissarro, Monet and Picasso, usually operating undercover in a foreign country on the whim of international governments. in the direction of domestic, he recovered an unique replica of the invoice of Rights and cracked the rip-off that rocked the PBS sequence Antiques Roadshow.
 
By the FBI’s accounting, Wittman stored 1000s of hundreds of thousands of greenbacks worthy of artwork and antiquities. He says the statistic isn’t very important. in any case, who’s to claim what's worthy extra --a Rembrandt self-portrait or an American flag carried into conflict? they are either priceless. 
 
The artwork thieves and scammers Wittman stuck run the gamut from wealthy to negative, clever to silly, equipped criminals to determined loners.  The smuggler who introduced him a looted 6th-century treasure grew to become out to be a high-ranking diplomat.  The appraiser who stole numerous heirlooms from struggle heroes’ descendants was once a slick, aristocratic con man.  The museum janitor who made off with locks of George Washington's hair simply desired to make a couple of additional dollars, figuring nobody may pass over what he’d filched.
 
In his ultimate case, Wittman known as on every piece of data and adventure in his arsenal to tackle his maximum problem: operating undercover to trace the vicious criminals in the back of what should be the main audacious artwork robbery of all. 

From the Hardcover edition.

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If Loving You Is Wrong: The Shocking True Story of Mary Kay Letourneau

By Gregg Olsen

Teacher's Pet
Within hours of giving beginning to her 6th baby, Mary Kay Letourneau had her child daughter whisked from her fingers. She used to be then shackled and back to her penal complex phone. simply years in the past, the gorgeous, personable Seattle schoolteacher used to be residing a existence many may envy-- she had a good-looking husband, 4 attractive youngsters, and a loved following of scholars. Then she used to be accused of kid rape, and her complete global became upside down.

Rapist Or Victim?
How did a 34-year-old married instructor fall in love with certainly one of her sixth-grade scholars? used to be it a whole lapse of judgment, or-- as she contends-- the assembly of 2 soulmates? have been the 2 making plans to run away together-- sooner than police stuck them in a parked motor vehicle? Did the couple have illicit intercourse in each room of the Letourneau residence, because the teen advised the tabloids? examine the case that stunned the realm and rocked the headlines-- concerning the lonely lifetime of Mary Kay Letourneau and the younger item of her obsession, the boy who fathered of her young ones. you might imagine you recognize the tale of Mary Kay Letourneau-- yet you don't comprehend the total tale until eventually you've read...If Loving You Is Wrong.

Includes interviews with Mary Kay Letourneau.

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Gangs II (1st Edition)

By Ross Kemp

Tough guy Ross Kemp trips into darkish center of a few of the main infamous gangs in the world in Gangs II.

Ross Kemp once more squares as much as the world's deadliest gangsters during this breathtaking stick to as much as the bestselling Gangs. This time his travels take him as as regards to domestic as Liverpool and as far-off as Colombia and East Timor. And the gangs he meets simply get meaner:

  • Ross is tear-gassed investigating Polish Neo-Nazi soccer thugs
  • In Columbia he meets the Sicarios, who'll kill for a couple of pesos
  • A gun is shoved in his face in Los Angeles
  • He's proven tips on how to make a crossbow in East Timor
  • Risking his existence, Ross Kemp is going deep into the nation-states of gangland tradition, and within the nail-biting and jaw-dropping Gangs II, he meets probably the most scary males within the world.

    'Frightening, disturbing' Irish Examiner

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    Donnie Brasco: Unfinished Business: Shocking Declassified Details from the FBI's Greatest Undercover Operation and a Bloody Timeline of the Fall of the Mafia (paperback)

    When FBI precise Agent Joe Pistone started a “six-month” operation infiltrating New York’s Bonanno crime family members in 1975, he had no suggestion what was once approximately to take place. Posing as jewel thief “Donnie Brasco,” Pistone spent the subsequent six years undercover within the relations, witnessing-and occasionally partaking in-the Mafia’s ugly actions whereas collecting sufficient proof to ship over two hundred gangsters to penitentiary. Pistone advised his tale within the 1988 publication Donnie Brasco: My Undercover existence within the Mafia-a New York Times bestseller and later a function movie starring Johnny Depp and Al Pacino. yet due to pending trials on the time of booklet, many information of the alleged crimes have been held again. Now, in Donnie Brasco: Unfinished Business, Pistone for the 1st time unearths with nice aspect the bad deeds of wiseguys Tony Mirra, “Lefty” Ruggiero, Sonny Black, and the remainder of the cold-blooded Bonanno staff. Pistone places the operation into old point of view, detailing the timeline of Mafia trials that crippled the recent York urban crime kin over the last 25 years. He additionally recounts his reviews after the operation, his time at the Hollywood set with Pacino and Depp, and different undercover operations via present-day. A demanding, exciting account of the best infiltration ever via a federal agent into the main brutal gang of killers on this planet, Donnie Brasco: Unfinished Business is the ultimate bankruptcy within the tale of a true American hero.

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