The Vampire Next Door: The True Story of the Vampire Rapist

By J.T. Hunter

John Crutchley dwelling the yankee Dream. handsome and blessed with a genius point IQ, he had a prestigious, white-collar task at a popular govt safeguard contractor, the place he held most sensible mystery safety clearance and dealt with initiatives for NASA and the Pentagon. To all outward appearances, he used to be a hard-working, profitable relatives guy with a lavish new apartment, a faithful spouse, and a fit younger son.

But, he hid a hidden facet of his character, a gloomy mystery tied to a starvation for blood and the overriding have to kill. As one of many such a lot prolific serial killers in American historical past, Crutchley dedicated at least twelve murders, and probably approximately 3 dozen. His IQ elipsed that of Ted Bundy, and his physique count number can have to boot. whereas he stalked the streets searching his unsuspecting sufferers, the citizens of a quiet Florida city slept soundly, oblivious to the darkish creature in their midst, ignorant of the vampire round the corner.

J.T. Hunter is an legal professional with over fourteen years of expertise working towards legislations, together with legal legislation and appeals, and he has major education in legal research options. he's additionally a collage professor in Florida the place his educating pursuits specialise in the intersection of legal psychology, legislations, and literature. this is often his debut real crime novel.

Show description

Megrahi: You Are My Jury: The Lockerbie Evidence

By John Ashton

For the 1st time, the guy referred to as “the Lockerbie bomber”—accused of 270 counts of homicide for the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland—tells his interesting tale. This long-awaited publication argues that, faraway from being an unrepentant terrorist, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was once the blameless sufferer of soiled politics, a unsuitable research, and judicial folly. in keeping with specific interviews with Megrahi himself and conclusive new proof, this account destroys the prosecution's case whereas creating a compelling argument that the murderers weren't performing on behalf of Libya and Muammar Gaddafi, yet on behalf of a wholly diversified government.

Show description

The Killing of Tupac Shakur

By Cathy Scott

Cathy Scott’s biography is still the seminal account of iconic rapper Tupac Shakur’s existence and legacy following his still-unsolved homicide in Las Vegas.

It’s been nearly twenty years due to the fact that poet, innovative, convict, and picture megastar, Tupac Amaru Shakur (a.k.a 2Pac, Makaveli, or just ’pac), used to be gunned down at age 25 whereas he sat in site visitors with Suge Knight close to the Las Vegas Strip following a Mike Tyson struggle at MGM Grand. within the new up-to-date and multiplied 3rd version of this acclaimed biography, Las Vegas crime author Cathy Scott has eventually been in a position to contain the formerly unpublished bankruptcy that includes the account of that final fateful evening from “Big Frank,” the rapper’s now-deceased own bodyguard.

The uncooked no-holds-barred narrative, such as unique picture proof (including of Tupac’s autopsy), is the definitive account of the unsolved homicide of Tupac Shakur: the various attainable causes, the failed research, the rap wars, the killing of Biggie Smalls, the Bloods-Crips connection, the Suge Knight and loss of life Row files organization, and the following destiny of various principals all for the aftermath. it's also a delicate, candid, and insightful account of the contradictory icon who continues to be not just probably the most influential rappers ever yet, with greater than seventy five million documents bought around the globe, he is additionally one of many best-selling song artists of all time.

The track of Tupac Shakur is the legacy of his lifestyles. The Killing of Tupac Shakur is the legacy of his death.

Show description

Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City

By Nelson Johnson

Providing the foundation and resource fabric for the impending HBO sequence produced through Academy Award–winning director Martin Scorsese and Emmy Award–winning screenwriter Terence wintry weather, this riveting and wide-reaching background explores the sordid previous of Atlantic City—forever a freewheeling city long-dedicated to the short buck—from the city's heyday as a Prohibition-era mecca of lawlessness to its rebirth as a valid on line casino inn within the smooth period. a colourful forged of robust characters, led by means of “Commodore” Kuehnle and “Nucky” Johnson, populates this stranger-than-fiction account of corrupt politics and the poisonous energy constitution that grew out of guile, finesse, and extortion. Atlantic City's shadowy past—through its upward push, fall, and rebirth—is given new gentle during this revealing, and infrequently appalling, research of legislative abuse and arranged crime.

Show description

The Last Undercover: The True Story of an FBI Agent's Dangerous Dance with Evil

By Bob Hamer

Bob Hamer is a 26-year veteran of the FBI. In undercover operations Hamer posed as every little thing from a drug broker to an getting older pedophile. His final undercover assignment-and his hardest-was infiltrating NAMBLA, the North American Man/Boy Love organization. Now, on reflection on a profession wealthy within the form of motion that makes for excellent cinema, Bob tells us of the demanding situations he persevered and overcame as he stared the darkish facet of humanity within the face-and by no means blinked. it truly is infrequent for an agent to serve undercover long term, yet he made a occupation out of a task that could thoroughly devour and damage a guy. Remarkably, via all of this Bob discovered the way to stay real to his religion, and constantly placed his relatives prior to his paintings.

Show description

A Burglar's Guide to the City

By Geoff Manaugh

Encompassing approximately 2,000 years of heists and tunnel jobs, break-ins and escapes, A Burglar's advisor to the City bargains an unforeseen blueprint to the felony chances on the earth throughout us. you will by no means see the town a similar method again.

At the middle of A Burglar's consultant to the City is an unforeseen and exciting perception: how any development transforms whilst visible in the course of the eyes of somebody hoping to wreck into it. learning structure the best way a burglar could, Geoff Manaugh takes readers via partitions, down elevator shafts, into panic rooms, as much as the buried vaults of banks, and out around the rooftops of an unsuspecting city.

With assistance from FBI certain brokers, reformed financial institution robbers, inner most safety experts, the L.A.P.D. Air aid department, and designers previous and current, the publication dissects the outfitted surroundings from each side of the legislations. no matter if making a choice on padlocks or mountain climbing the partitions of high-rise residences, discovering gaps in a museum's surveillance regimen or discussing domestic invasions in historic Rome, A Burglar's advisor to the City has the instruments, the stories, and the x-ray imaginative and prescient you must see structure as not anything greater than a disadvantage that may be outwitted and undercut.

Full of real-life heists-both astounding and absurd-A Burglar's advisor to the City guarantees readers won't ever input a financial institution back with no imagining tips on how to loot the vault or stroll down the road with no making plans the appropriate getaway.

Show description

Teasing Secrets from the Dead: My Investigations at America's Most Infamous Crime Scenes

Teasing secrets and techniques from the Dead is a front-lines tale of crime scene research at essentially the most notorious websites in contemporary background.
In this soaking up, staggering, and undeniably compelling publication, forensics professional Emily Craig tells her personal tale of a existence spent teasing secrets and techniques from the dead.

Emily Craig has been a witness to heritage, aiding to hunt justice for hundreds of thousands of homicide sufferers, either recognized and unknown. It’s a private tale that you simply won’t quickly disregard. Emily first turned intrigued via forensics paintings whilst, as a revered clinical illustrator, she used to be referred to as in by way of the neighborhood police to create a version of a homicide victim’s face. Her fascination with that case ended in a dramatic midlife profession switch: She might return to college to develop into a forensic anthropologist—and the most revered and best-known “bone hunters” within the kingdom.
As a scholar operating with the FBI in Waco, Emily helped discover definitive facts that a number of the department Davidians were shot to demise earlier than the hearth, together with their chief, David Koresh, whose bullet-pierced cranium she reconstructed together with her personal fingers. Upon commencement, Emily landed a prestigious full-time activity as forensic anthropologist for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, a nation with an alarmingly excessive homicide price and hundreds of thousands of sq. miles of rural backcountry, the place our bodies are dumped and stumbled on regularly. yet in spite of her paintings there, Emily has been on a regular basis referred to as to investigations around the nation, together with the positioning of the terrorist assault at the Murrah development in Oklahoma urban, the place a mysterious physique part—a dismembered leg—was came upon on the scene and didn't fit any of the recognized
victims. via cautious medical research, Emily used to be capable of support establish the leg’s proprietor, a pivotal piece of facts that helped convict Timothy McVeigh.

In September 2001, Emily acquired a cell name summoning her to big apple urban, the place she directed the night-shift triage on the international exchange Center’s physique identity web site, taking part with forensics specialists from all around the nation to gather and determine the continues to be of September eleven victims.

From the largest information tales of our time to stranger-than-true neighborhood mysteries, those are unforgettable tales from the case documents of Emily Craig’s notable career.

From the Hardcover edition.

Show description

Villains, Scoundrels, and Rogues: Incredible True Tales of Mischief and Mayhem

By Paul Martin

Everyone loves a great villain! From the again pages of background, bright, interesting pix of little-known scoundrels whose misdeeds variety from the easily inept to the really horrifying.

Even if you are an avid background buff, you may have most likely by no means heard of this disreputable solid of characters: A drunken, ne'er-do-well cop who deserted his put up at Ford's Theatre, giving murderer John Wilkes sales space unchallenged entry to President Lincoln; a infamous Kansas quack who made thousands by way of implanting billy goat testicles in gullible male sufferers; and America's worst woman serial killer ever. those are 3 of the memorable yet little-known rogues profiled during this eye-opening and interesting book.

Dividing his profiles into 3 categories--villains, scoundrels, and rogues--author and previous National Geographic editor Paul Martin serves up concise, colourful biographies of thirty of America's such a lot outrageous characters. even if readers decide to be horrified by way of the tale of Ed Gein, Alfred Hitchcock's hideous concept for Psycho, or surprise on the smart duplicity of the con artist who originated the phony bookie operation portrayed in The Sting, there is something right here for everyone.

Brimming with audacious, unforgettable characters usually ignored through normal background books, this page-turner is a needs to for somebody with an curiosity within the types of human misbehavior.

Show description

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

By Paul Collins

"No author higher articulates our curiosity within the confluence of wish, eccentricity, and the timelessness of the daring and unusual than Paul Collins."--DAVE EGGERS
 
On ny, a farmer reveals a duck pond grew to become pink with blood. at the reduce East part, boys taking part in at a pier find a floating human torso wrapped tightly in oilcloth. Blueberry pickers close to Harlem bump into smartly severed limbs in an overgrown ditch. Clues to a frightening crime are turning up in every single place long island, however the police are baffled: There are not any witnesses, no explanations, no suspects.
 
The grisly reveals that started at the afternoon of June 26, 1897, plunged detectives
headlong into the era's so much baffling homicide secret. Seized upon by means of combating media moguls Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst, the case turned a exposure circus. Reenactments of the homicide have been staged in occasions sq., armed newshounds lurked within the streets of Hell's Kitchen in pursuit of suspects, and an not likely trio--a hard-luck cop, a cub reporter, and an eccentric professor--all raced to resolve the crime.
 
What emerged was once a sensational love triangle and a good extra sensational trial: an remarkable capital case hinging on circumstantial facts round a sufferer whom the police could not establish with simple task, and who the safeguard claimed wasn't even useless. The homicide of the Century is a rollicking tale--a wealthy evocation of the USA in the course of the Gilded Age and a colourful new version of the tabloid wars that experience ruled media to this day.
 

From the Hardcover edition.

Show description

Lost Girls

By Caitlin Rother

Praise for Caitlin Rother and her true-life thrillers

"Will hold you at the fringe of your seat."--Aphrodite Jones

"An interesting page-turner."--M. William Phelps

Chelsea King used to be a favored highschool senior, an exceptional achiever made up our minds to make a distinction. Fourteen-year-old Amber Dubois enjoyed books and poured her center into the animals she cared for. valuable by means of their households and pals, either women disappeared in San Diego County, simply 8 miles and twelve months aside. The community's determined seek led experts to John Albert Gardner, a brutal predator hiding in simple sight. Now Pulitzer-nominated writer Caitlin Rother grants an incisive, heartbreaking true-life mystery that touches our private fears.

"Rother is likely one of the most sensible storytellers in actual crime." --Steve Jackson

Includes dramatic photos

Show description