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    The Life of a Scilly Sergeant by Colin Taylor    Fish Farm by Louis Romano    The Panama Papers: Breaking the Story of How the Rich and Powerful Hide Their Money by Bastian Obermayer & Frederik Obermaier    Framed: Why Michael Skakel Spent Over a Decade in Prison For a Murder He Didn by Robert F. Kennedy    Mountain Madness: A True Story of Murder, Guilt, & Innocence by Jimmy Dale Taylor & Donald G. Bross    The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer by Kate Summerscale    Cyberspies: The Secret History of Surveillance, Hacking, and Digital Espionage by Gordon Corera    Repeat Offender: Sin City's Most Notorious Criminal and the Cop Who Caught Him by Bradley Nickell    Tong Wars: The Untold Story of Vice, Money, and Murder in New York's Chinatown by Scott D. Seligman    The Jolly Roger Social Club: A True Story of a Killer in Paradise by Nick Foster    Confessions of a Serial Alibi by Asia McClain Chapman    She Said She Didn't Know by Teena Lewis    The President Street Boys: Growing Up Mafia by Frank Dimatteo    A Killing in Amish Country: Sex, Betrayal, and a Cold-blooded Murder by Gregg Olsen & Rebecca Morris    The Morans by Andrew Fraser    In Any Case by Andrew Fraser    Access to Excess by Andrew Fraser    The Australian Book of Great Trials: The cases that shaped a nation by Jeremy Stoljar    True Crime and Punishment: Heists: Gripping Exposes of the World's Most Notorious Robberies by Joseph Cummins    The Law of the Razor by Larry Writer    The Australian Book of True Crime by Larry Writer    The Devil Man by Edgar Wallace    We Are Not Such Things: The Murder of a Young American, a South African Township, and the Search for Truth and Reconciliation by Justine Van Der Leun    Fountain Valley 1972 by Esq. Michael A. Joseph    Victorian Convicts: 100 Criminal Lives by Helen Johnston & Barry Godfrey & David J. Cox    Into the Lion's Mouth: The True Story of Dusko Popov: World War II Spy, Patriot, and the Real-Life Inspiration for James Bond by Larry Loftis    Karl-Ludwig Sand: Celebrated Crimes by Alexandre Dumas    Derues: Celebrated Crimes by Alexandre Dumas    American Mafia: A History of Its Rise to Power by Thomas Reppetto    A Good Month for Murder: The Inside Story of a Homicide Squad by Del Quentin Wilber    The Sixteenth Rail: The Evidence, the Scientist, and the Lindbergh Kidnapping by Adam Schrager    A Storm In The Blood by Jon Fink    I Have Life: Alison's Journey as told to Marianne Thamm by Marianne Thamm    Murder in Auburn by Gary Winstead    Summary of The Billion Dollar Spy: by David E. Hoffman | Includes Analysis by Instaread Summaries    Summary of The Devil in the White City: by Erik Larson | Includes Analysis by Instaread Summaries    Summary of Mr. Mercedes: by Stephen King | Includes Analysis by Instaread Summaries    Summary of A Spy Among Friends: by Ben Macintyre | Summary & Analysis by Instaread Summaries    What Killed Jane Creba: Rap, Race, and the Invention of a Gang War by Anita Arvast    SAS: With the Maquis in Action with the French Resistance: June - September 1944 by Ian Wellstead    Summary of While the City Slept: by Eli Sanders | Summary & Analysis by Instaread Summaries    Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil by David Nolan    Chin: The Life and Crimes of Mafia Boss Vincent Gigante by Larry McShane    Open Files: A Narrative Encyclopedia of the World's Greatest Unsolved Crimes by Jay Robert Nash    Murder, America: Homicide in the United States from the Revolution to the Present by Jay Robert Nash    Further Adventures of "Dirty Joe" Callihan by Joe Callihan    True Crime Addict: How I Lost Myself in the Mysterious Disappearance of Maura Murray by James Renner    Sex Crimes: Then and Now: My Years on the Front Lines Prosecuting Rapists and Confronting Their Collaborators by Alice Vachss    The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson: Separating Fact from Fiction by Gregory Klages    Sketches of Murder: An Eye-Opening Experience by Arnold Hannon

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Blood Bath

Blood Bath by Susan D. Mustafa & Tony Clayton & Sue Israel
They Knew He Was Out There

He took his time. He watched his victims and chose carefully. Then he struck--each attack more brutal than the last. By the time detectives arrived, all they found were gruesome crime scenes of bloodied, brutalized bodies. . .

They Knew He Would Strike Again

For more than ten years in South Louisiana the killings went on. Task forces were formed. The killer even spent time in jail. But that wouldn't stop the bloodshed. One victim was stabbed with a screwdriver 83 times. . .

But They Couldn't Stop Him--Until Was Too Late

He was a father. A husband. A co-worker. And a killer....

Susan D. Mustafa &
Tony Clayton &
Sue Israel
6 May 2012$5.59

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Blood Betrayal

Blood Betrayal by Sheila JohnsonCrazy Kills

"The worst I've ever seen" - that's how Sheriff Cecil Reed described the July 7, 1995 slayings of Carolyn Headrick, 44, and her mother Dora Ann Dalton, 62. The two were found in their home in rural DeKalb County, Alabama, where they'd been shot, stabbed and then even speared by a Native American style lance. Randy Headrick, Carolyn's husband, was the beneficiary of $325,000 in insurance money. But he swore he'd been at work when the murders were committed--and the police couldn't break his alibi.

Bad News

Headrick was a troublemaker who'd spent four years in a Texas prison for possession...

Sheila Johnson10 Apr 2014$5.99

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Blood Brother

Blood Brother by Anne Bird

What happens if, after being given up for adoption in childhood, you reestablish contact with your biological family -- only to discover that your newfound brother is a killer?

Anne Bird, the sister of Scott Peterson, knows firsthand.

Soon after her birth in 1965, Anne was given up for adoption by her mother, Jackie Latham. Welcomed into the well-adjusted Grady family, she lived a happy life. Then, in the late 1990s, she came back into contact with her mother, now Jackie Peterson, and her family -- including Jackie's son Scott Peterson and his wife, Laci. Anne was welcomed into the family, and...

Anne Bird23 Mar 2014$13.99

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Blood Frenzy

Blood Frenzy by Robert Scott
He Used A Claw Hammer. . .

Frankie Cochran knew her boyfriend, David Gerard, was possessive, controlling, and prone to violent rages. When she tried to break up with him, Gerard threatened her with a hammer. One week later, he used it to club her in the head. Again. And again. Then he stabbed her in the throat--and left her for dead. . .

And A Sharp Knife. . .

Miraculously, Frankie survived--but cops began to suspect Gerard of other vicious crimes. One of his previous girlfriends had died in a house fire, along with her children and her mother. A local prostitute's brutalized body was found in...

Robert Scott9 Apr 2012$5.99

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Blood From Stones: The Secret Financial Network of Terror

Blood From Stones: The Secret Financial Network of Terror by Douglas FarahIn the aftermath of 9/11, President Bush froze all terrorist assets in traditional financial institutions and money channels. But Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups have long followed a diversification strategy that has rendered the crackdown by the U.S. and other governments almost useless. Blood from Stones is the first book to uncover, through on-the-ground reporting, the interlocking web of commodities, underground transfer systems, charities, and sympathetic bankers that support terrorist activities throughout the world.

As a foreign correspondent and investigative reporter for The Washington...

Douglas Farah3 Nov 2014$24.95

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Blood Highway

Blood Highway by Sheila JohnsonDead Wrong

On January 23, 2000, already battered by an ice storm, the rural Alabama resort town of Mentone was about to be struck by an even more terrifying freak catastrophe. Hurtling down the highway in a Lincoln Town Car was Hayward Bissell, a 400-pound madman on a murder rampage. Ramming the pickup truck of Don and Rhea Pirch, Bissell lured Don Pirch on to the road, running him down with his car.

Dead Reckoning

Bissell next targeted the home of James and Sue Pumphrey. After stabbing James Pumphrey in the stomach, Bissell was thwarted by two family dogs, who gave their lives to protect their...

Sheila Johnson3 May 2014$5.99

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Blood in the Sand: A Shocking True Story of Murder, Revenge, and Greed in Las Vegas

Blood in the Sand: A Shocking True Story of Murder, Revenge, and Greed in Las Vegas by Clifford L. LinedeckerThe Seductress
Sexy siren Amy DeChant had a lifelong habit of finding men-- rich men-- who would take care of her. And when the money ran out, so did Amy. When she met wealthy bookie Bruce Weinstein at a poker room in Las Vegas, she had found the perfect prey...

The Bookie
300-pound Bruce Weinstein was the most successful sports bookie in Las Vegas. When he met the red-haired, blue-eyed Amy DeChant, he was smitten. Amy immediately moved in with Bruce and he showered her with expensive gifts. But cars, furs and jewelry didn't hold a candle to the horde of cash Bruce had stashed in a hole in the...

Clifford L. Linedecker19 May 2015$8.99

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Blood in the Snow: The True Story of a Stay-at-Home Dad, his High-Powered Wife, and the Jealousy that Drove him to Murder

Blood in the Snow: The True Story of a Stay-at-Home Dad, his High-Powered Wife, and the Jealousy that Drove him to Murder by Tom Henderson

***Please note that the photos that appear in the print edition of the title do not appear in the e-book.***

Washington Township, Michigan: Valentine's Day, 2007. Stephen Grant filed a missing person's report on his beloved wife, Tara. The stay-at-home father of two was beside himself with despair. Why would Tara abandon him and their family? Was she involved with another man?

Stephen's frantic, emotional search for Tara made national headlines, and the case was featured on Dateline among other television shows and news outlets. But key elements in Stephen's story still weren't adding up: Why...

Tom Henderson19 May 2015$8.99

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Blood in the Streets: Racism, Riots and Murders in the Heartland of America

Blood in the Streets: Racism, Riots and Murders in the Heartland of America by Daniel L. Baker & Nalls GwenIn the midst of a nation suffering through riots and racial stife in the 1965-1975 era, which was one of the most violent periods in urban American history, a racist sniper roamed the streets of Dayton, Ohio. He stalked and killed black men as a vigilante determined to stop federal court-ordered public school desegregation and the mixing of races. During this period, the city endured multiple riots. The story is told via experiences of the authors, one a rookie police officer who became a homicide detective, and the other author who grew up during that period in the segregated city. The story...
Daniel L. Baker &
Nalls Gwen
15 Jan 2014$7.99

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Blood In, Blood Out: The Violent Empire of the Aryan Brotherhood

Blood In, Blood Out: The Violent Empire of the Aryan Brotherhood by John Lee BrookFor the first time, ex-convict John Lee Brook subjects the Aryan Brotherhood to a devastating exposé, revealing how the notorious white supremacist prison gang has become perhaps the most powerful criminal organization in America, an achievement much more remarkable considering that the majority of its members remain behind bars, and its infamous Commission-the folkloric threesome, Thomas ‘Terrible Tom' Silverstein, Tyler ‘the Hulk' Bingham and Barry ‘the Baron' Mills-are kept in maximum-security solitary confinement, as the US government makes...
John Lee Brook29 Nov 2013$19.95

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Blood Justice

Blood Justice by Tom Henderson

In 1991, flight attendant Nancy Ludwig checked in to an airport hotel near Detroit. The next morning she was found gagged, raped, and tortured-her throat slit with such rage that she was nearly decapitated. Her husband Arthur never gave up hope that the future would bring enough evidence to close the case. But it was the past that held the clue.

In 1985, fifty-five-year old Margarette Eby, a music professor, met the same grisly death at her cottage in Flint, Michigan. The case went cold-until six years later when the victim's son Mark came upon the story of Nancy Ludwig's slaying. With nothing...

Tom Henderson29 Aug 2015$7.99

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Blood Lust

Blood Lust by Sheila JohnsonHis Victims Were Uncounted. . .

From the time he was a teenager, Jeremy Bryan Jones had let his violent passions run wild: attacking, raping, and mutilating. Then, in Mobile County, Alabama, Jones's rampage was stopped. But no one knew how many bodies were in his past.

His Evil Was Unmeasured. . .

Convicted and sentenced to die for the brutal murder of Lisa Nichols, an Alabama mother of two children, Jones shocked authorities with the story of his life--and his claims of snuffing out over a dozen victims in thirteen years. But was he telling the truth, or was he simply taunting his captors?


Sheila Johnson24 Apr 2014$5.99

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Blood Money: Bikies, terrorists and Middle Eastern gangs

Blood Money: Bikies, terrorists and Middle Eastern gangs by Clive Small & Tom GillingA meticulously researched and revealing expose of the new players in organised crime.
Clive Small &
Tom Gilling
17 Dec 2012$22.72

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Blood Money: The Du Pont Heir and the Murder of an Olympic Athlete

Blood Money: The Du Pont Heir and the Murder of an Olympic Athlete by Carlton SmithThe story of an Olympic wrestler allegedly murdered by the wealthy heir to the Du Pont fortune, Blood Money takes readers inside the bizarre owrld of a multi-millionaire, and lays bare the brutal shooting and tense police siege that riveted the nation.
Carlton Smith16 Feb 2016$8.99

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Blood on the Altar

Blood on the Altar by Tobias Jones

One Sunday morning in 1993 a 16-year-old girl named Eliza Claps goes missing from a church in the centre of Potenza, Italy. Shortly before her disappearance, Elisa had met Danilo Restivo, a strange local boy with a fetish for cutting women's hair on the back of buses. Elisa's family are convinced that Resitvo is responsible for their daughter's disappearance, but he is protected by local big-wigs: by his Sicilian father, by a doctor with links to organised crime, by a priest who had vices of his own. Years went by and Elisa's family could find only false leads.

2002, and Restivo is now living...

Tobias Jones16 Nov 2014$10.19

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Blood on the Streets: A-Z of Glasgow Crime

Blood on the Streets: A-Z of Glasgow Crime by Robert JeffreyFor more than a hundred years, Glasgow has been right up there in the major league of big-city crime. From Madelaine Smith and Oscar Slater, by way of the Bridgeton Billy Boys and the Norman Conks, through to modern villains like Paul Ferris and Tam McGraw, Glasgow's streets have spawned a succession of fascinating tales of true crime. Even in the twenty-first century, as the new Glasgow polishes a growing reputation for sophistication and culture, blood still gets spilled on the streets and scams of one kind or another are always in the pipeline. The A-Z of Glasgow Crime is a compelling journey...
Robert Jeffrey19 Aug 2012$2.90

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Blood on the Tracks: A History of Railway Crime in Britain

Blood on the Tracks: A History of Railway Crime in Britain by David Brandon & Alan BrookeWith their enthusiasm for, and knowledge of, Britain's railways, this book perfectly brings together the authors' interests in social history and the history of crime, both subjects on which they have a number of published titles to their credit, ensuring that the reader will find this title an enthralling read.
David Brandon &
Alan Brooke
26 Jun 2014$4.36

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Blood Ransom: Stories from the Front Line in the War against Somali Piracy

Blood Ransom: Stories from the Front Line in the War against Somali Piracy by John BoyleFor the first time in history, the navies of every superpower on the planet have united against a common enemy ? a couple of thousand rag tag underfed men and boys. Crammed together in tiny open boats,they range up to a thousand miles from their home shores. Armed with ancient AK47s and rocket propelled grenades, they scour the western Indian Ocean. No-one knows how many simply die at sea. But occasionally these modern-day pirates hit the jackpot, seizing vessels and crews that will be ransomed for millions of dollars. This is a war that's estimated to cost the world economy $18 billion every...
John Boyle18 Apr 2015$19.99

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Blood Relation

Blood Relation by Eric Konigsberg

A New Yorker writer investigates the life and career of his hit-man great-uncle and the impact on his family.

Growing up in a household as generic as Midwestern Jews get, author Eric Konigsberg always wished there was something different about his family, something exotic and mysterious, even shocking. When he was sent off to boarding school, he learned from an ex-cop security guard that there was: His great-uncle Harold, in prison in upstate New York, was a legendary Mafia enforcer, suspected by the FBI of upwards of twenty murders.

Konigsberg had uncovered a shameful, long-hidden family secret....

Eric Konigsberg23 Mar 2014$12.99

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Blood Secrets: Chronicles of a Crime Scene Reconstructionist

Blood Secrets: Chronicles of a Crime Scene Reconstructionist by Rod Englert & Kathy Passero

Blood Secrets reveals how forensic experts read the story of a murder told in the traces of blood left behind, providing crucial evidence that has helped convict criminals who might have otherwise walked free.

When Rod Englert began his career in law enforcement, virtually no police force in the world knew how to correctly examine blood spatter. He spent years studying and testing how blood behaves, pioneering a vital new tool that is now a part of any criminal investigation. In Blood Secrets he demonstrates how detectives and forensic experts use blood-spatter analysis to solve real cases.


Rod Englert &
Kathy Passero
16 May 2015$30.99

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