The True Story of a Glamorous Showgirl, her Wealthy Husband, and a Horrifying Murder
Phoenix, Arizona, 2004. Former stripper turned suburban housewife Marjorie Orbin filed a missing person's report on her husband. She claimed that Jay, a successful art dealer, had left town on business after celebrating their son's birthday more than a month before. Jay loved his family more than life itself—and no one believed he would ever... Read moreAudiobook details Add to Wish List
The FBI’s Legendary Mindhunter Explores the Key to Understanding and Catching Violent Criminals
In this eagerly anticipated book from the internationally bestselling authors of Mindhunter, Journey into Darkness, and Obsession, legendary crime fighter John Douglas explores the root of all crime—motive.
Every crime is a mystery story with a motive at its heart. Understand the motive and you can solve the mystery. The Anatomy of Motive... Read more
NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • A murder tale "from inside the house where murder is born." Haunting, harrowing, and profoundly affecting, Shot in the Heart exposes and explores a dark vein of American life that most of us would rather ignore. It is a book that will leave no reader unchanged.
Gary Gilmore, the infamous murderer... Read more
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Norman Mailer's Pulitzer Prize-winning and unforgettable classic about convicted killer Gary Gilmore now in a brand-new edition.
Arguably the greatest book from America's most heroically ambitious writer, The Executioner's Song follows the short, blighted life of Gary Gilmore who became famous after he robbed two men in 1976 and killed them in... Read more
Lori Vallow, Chad Daybell, and a Story of Murder, Wild Faith, and End Times
Inspired by Jon Krakauer’s Under the Banner of Heaven and Jess Walter’s Every Knee Shall Bow, WHEN THE MOON TURNS TO BLOOD explores modern-day survivalism and end-times extremism through the story of Lori Vallow and her husband, grave digger turned doomsday novelist, Chad Daybell.
When police in Rexburg, Idaho perform a wellness check... Read more
One Woman's Quest to Solve the Shenandoah Murders
A riveting, "beautifully written" deep dive into the unsolved murder of two free-spirited young women in the wilderness (John Grisham, #1 New York Times bestselling author), a journalist's obsession—and a new theory of who might have done it.
They must have been followed. That’s the thought I return to after all these years . . .
In May 1996,... Read more
True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the award-winning author of Empire of Pain and Say Nothing—and one of the most decorated journalists of our time—twelve enthralling true stories of skulduggery and intrigue
"An excellent collection of Keefe's detective work, and a fine introduction to his illuminating writing." —NPR
“Fast-paced...Keefe is a... Read more
A Story of Obsession and Danger in the Himalayas
In the vein of Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild, a riveting work of narrative nonfiction centering on the unsolved disappearance of an American backpacker in India—one of at least two dozen tourists who have met a similar fate in the remote and storied Parvati Valley.For centuries, India has enthralled westerners looking for an exotic getaway, a... Read moreAudiobook details Add to Wish List
Life and Death in a Divided City
Karachi. Pakistan’s largest city is a sprawling metropolis of twenty million people, twice the size of New York City. It is a place of political turbulence in which those who have power wield it with brutal and partisan force. It takes an insider to know where is safe, whom to trust, and what makes Karachi tick. In this powerful debut, Samira... Read moreAudiobook details Add to Wish List
Murder, Vice, and the Reign of a Dirty Cop
An incredible four-decade account of murder, power, and corruption in one of the country’s largest police departments
In 1979, the gruesome slaying of a thirteen-year-old boy riveted the suburbs of Suffolk County, New York. As the county hustled to bring the case to a dubious resolution, a wayward local teenager emerged with a convenient story... Read more
The Untold Story of a Serial Killer on Cape Cod
Before Charles Manson, there was Tony Costa—the serial killer of Cape Cod1969:
The hippie scene is vibrant in Provincetown, Massachusetts … and Tony Costa is at the center of it all. To a certain group of smitten young women, he is known as Sire—the leader of their counter-culture movement, the charming man who
speaks eloquently and hands out... Read more
Happy and retired, Tom and Jackie Hawks lived a charmed life in sunny Southern California. They were delighted when former child star Skylar Deleon and his pregnant wife, Jennifer, offered cash to purchase their fifty-five-foot yacht, the Well Deserved . . .
But a trial voyage turned into a nightmare. Out at sea, the Hawkses begged for their... Read more
Love and Death in Chicago
2020 J. ANTHONY LUKAS PRIZE WINNER
From the bestselling author of There Are No Children Here, a richly textured, heartrending portrait of love and death in Chicago's most turbulent neighborhoods.
The numbers are staggering: over the past twenty years in Chicago, 14,033 people have been killed and another roughly 60,000 wounded by gunfire. What... Read more
The Victims of John Wayne Gacy and the Lives They Left Behind
As investigators brought out the bagged remains of several dozen young men
from a small Chicago ranch home and paraded them in front of a crowd of TV
reporters and spectators, attention quickly turned to the owner of the house.
John Gacy was an upstanding citizen, active in local politics and charities, famous
for his themed parties and... Read more
Essays on Surviving an American Obsession
“Dead Girls is everything I want in an essay collection: provocative lines of inquiry, macabre humor, blistering intelligence... I love this book. I want to take it into the middle of a crowded room and hold it up and scream until someone tackles me the ground; even then, I’d probably keep screaming.”
— Carmen Maria Machado, author of Her Body... Read more
A True Story of Marriage, Money, and Murder
Was he his brother's keeper?
Robert and Doris Angleton seemed to have the perfect life. Until she was coldly murdered in her own home, shot thirteen times in the head, chest, and abdomen . . .
Suddenly the ideal husband seemed anything but perfect: he was jailed, accused of hiring his older brother, Roger, to kill his wife for money—possibly... Read more
Three Decades of Murder and Redemption in the Infamous I-45/Texas Killing Fields
Over a three-decade span, more than twenty women—many teenagers—died mysteriously in the small towns bordering Interstate 45, a fifty-mile stretch of highway running from Houston to Galveston. The victims were strangled, shot, or savagely beaten.
The day she vanished, Colette Wilson waited for her mother after band practice. Best friends... Read more
The True Story of America's Most Prolific Serial Killer
In the 1980s and 1990s, forty-nine women in the Seattle area were brutally murdered, their bodies dumped along the Green River and Pacific Highway South in Washington State. Despite an exhaustive investigation—even serial killer Ted Bundy was consulted to assist with psychological profiling—the sadistic killer continued to elude authorities for... Read moreAudiobook details Add to Wish List
The True Story of a Cold-Blooded Killer
At home, Richard Kuklinski was a dedicated suburban family man; on the street, he was the Iceman, a professional hit man and lethal scam artist, a man so heartless he kept one of his victims frozen for over two years to disguise the time of death. His personal body count was over one hundred, but the police couldn’t touch him. Then undercover... Read moreAudiobook details Add to Wish List
The East Hampton Murder of Ted Ammon
For the audience that read Maria Flook’s New York Times bestseller, Invisible Eden, this is the extraordinary story of a high-stakes murder case set in the high society world of East Hampton—the playground of New York’s superrich.On October 22, 2001, handsome multimillionaire financier Ted Ammon was found bludgeoned to death in the magnificent... Read moreAudiobook details Add to Wish List