True Crime

True Crime


  • I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer

    By Michelle McNamara

    Our Price: $14.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780062319784
    • Publisher: Harper
    • Published: February 2018
    A masterful true-crime account of the Golden State Killer--the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade--from Michelle McNamara, the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the caseYou'll be silent forever, and I'll be gone in the dark.Over the course of more than ten years, a mysterious and violent predator committed fifty sexual assaults in Northern California before moving south, where he perpetrated ten sadistic murders. In 1986 he disappeared, eluding capture by multiple police forces and some of the best detectives in the area.Three decades later, Michelle McNamara, a true-crime journalist who created the popular website True Crime Diary, was determined to find the violent psychopath she called "the Golden State Killer." Michelle pored over police reports, inter-viewed victims, and embedded herself in the online communities that were as obsessed with the case as she was.At the time of the crimes, the Golden State Killer was between the ages of eighteen and thirty, Caucasian, and athletic--capable of vaulting tall fences. He always wore a mask. After choosing his victims--he favored suburban couples--he often entered their homes when no one was there, studying family pictures, mastering the layouts. He attacked while they slept, using a flashlight to awaken and blind them. Though they could not recognize him, his victims recalled his voice: a guttural whisper through clenched teeth, abrupt and threatening.I'll Be Gone in the Dark--the masterpiece McNamara was writing at the time of her sudden death--offers an atmospheric snapshot of a moment in American history and a chilling account of a criminal mastermind and the wreckage he left behind. It is also a portrait of a woman's obsession and her unflagging pursuit of the truth. Framed by an introduction from Gillian Flynn and an afterword by McNamara's husband, Patton Oswalt, the book was completed by Michelle's lead researcher and a close colleague. Utterly original and compelling, it is destined to become a true-crime classic--and may at last unmask the Golden State Killer.
  • Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

    By David Grann

    Our Price: $8.50 - $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307742483
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: April 2018
  • Lady Killers: Deadly Women Throughout History

    By Tori Telfer

    Our Price: $14.39 - $15.29
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780062433732
    • Publisher: Harper Perennial
    • Published: October 2017
  • Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson

    By Jeff Guinn

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781451645170
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks
    • Published: August 2014
    An account of one of the most notorious criminals in American history puts Manson in the context of his times, the turbulent end of the 1960s, revealing a rock star wannabe whose killings were directly related to his musical ambitions.
  • My Friend Dahmer

    By Derf Backderf

    Our Price: $10.00 - $19.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781419702174
    • Publisher: Abrams ComicArts
    • Published: March 2012
    You only think you know this story. In 1991, Jeffrey Dahmer – the most notorious serial killer since Jack the Ripper – seared himself into the American consciousness. To the public, Dahmer was a monster that committed unthinkable atrocities. To Derf Backderf, “Jeff” was a much more complex figure: a high school friend with whom he’d shared classrooms, hallways, and car-rides. Here, in a haunting and original graphic novel, writer-artist Backderf creates a surprisingly sympathetic portrait of a disturbed young man struggling against the morbid urges emanating from the deep recesses of his psyche – a shy kid, a teenage alcoholic, and a goofball who never quite fit in with his classmates. With profound insight, what emerges is a Jeffrey Dahmer that few every really knew, and one readers will never forget. 180 two-color illustrations. 224p.
  • People Who Eat Darkness: The True Story of a Young Woman Who Vanished from the Streets of Tokyo -- and the Evil That Swallowed Her Up

    By Richard Lloyd Parry

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780374230593
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: May 2012
    Looks at the disappearance and murder of Lucie Blackman in Tokyo, following every step of the investigation and offering a grim portrait of her suspected killer.
  • Pretty Jane and the Viper of Kidbrooke Lane: A True Story of Victorian Law and Disorder: The First Unsolved Murder of the Victorian Age

    By Paul Thomas Murphy

    Our Price: $14.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781605989822
    • Publisher: Pegasus
    • Published: April 2016
    Details the violent investigation into the first unsolved murder case of the Victorian Era by following one of Scotland Yard's top detectives, John Mulvany, as he sets out to prove that wealthy Edmund Pook brutally murdered a young maid who was two months' pregnant with his child. By the author of the New York Times Notable Book Shooting Victoria.
  • The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America

    By Erik Larson

    Our Price: $8.50 - $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375725609
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: February 2004
    Chicago circa 1893 surges to vivid life in this spellbinding bestseller of the intertwining tale of two men - the brilliant architect behind the legendary 1893 World's Fair; and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death. 9 B&W illus. Index. 447p.
  • The Jolly Roger Social Club: A True Story of a Killer in Paradise

    By Nick Foster

    Our Price: $14.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781627793728
    • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
    • Published: July 2016
    Describes the complex financial schemes, politics, greed and killings perpetrated by William “Wild Bill” Holbert, an American expatriate in a remote part of Panama, who held alcohol- and drug-fueled parties in the home of his first victims.
  • The Midnight Assassin: Panic, Scandal, and the Hunt for America's First Serial Killer

    By Skip Hollandsworth

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780805097672
    • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
    • Published: April 2016
    "In the late 1800s, the city of Austin, Texas was on the cusp of emerging from an isolated western outpost into a truly cosmopolitan metropolis. But beginning in December 1884, Austin was terrorized by someone equally as vicious and, in some ways, far more diabolical than London's infamous Jack the Ripper. For almost exactly one year, the Midnight Assassin crisscrossed the entire city, striking on moonlit nights, using axes, knives and long steel rods to rip apart women from every race and class. At the time the concept of a serial killer was unthinkable, but the murders continued, the killer became more brazen, and the citizens' panic reached a fever pitch. Before it was all over, at least a dozen men would be arrested in connection with the murders. Along the way, the murders would expose what a newspaper described as "the most extensive and profound scandal ever known in Austin." And yes, when Jack the Ripper began his attacks in 1888, London police investigators did wonder if the killer from Austin had crossed the ocean to terrorize their own city. With vivid historical detail and novelistic flair, Texas Monthly journalist Skip Hollandsworth brings this terrifying saga to life"--
  • The Monster of Florence: A True Story

    By Douglas Preston

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780446581271
    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
    • Published: June 2009
    Moving with his family to a farmhouse in Florence, Italy, Douglas Preston, meeting the celebrated journalist Mario Spezi, was stunned to discover that the olive grove next to his home had been the scene of a horrific double murder committed by one of the most infamous figures in Italian history - the Monster of Florence. Fascinated, Preston commenced working with Spezi to uncover the serial killer who had ritually slain fourteen youg lovers and was never caught. This book is the true story of their search to find & confront the man they believe to be the Monster. In an ironic twist of fate, both Preston & Spezi became targets of a bizarre police investigation. A remarkable chronicle.
  • The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York

    By Deborah Blum

    Our Price: $15.30 - $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143118824
    • Publisher: Penguin
    • Published: January 2011
    A page-turning account of a forgotten era, THE POISONER'S HANDBOOK realizes a fascinating Jazz Age tale of chemistry and detection, poison and murder. In early 20th-century New York, poisons offered an easy path to the perfect crime. Science had no place in the Tammany Hall-controlled coroner's office, and corruption ran rampant. However, with the appointment of chief medical examiner Charles Norris in 1918, the poison game changed forever. Together with toxicologist Alexander Gettler, the duo set the justice system on fire with their trailblazing scientific work to become the pioneers of forensic chemistry. Notes, Index. 319p.
  • The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple

    By Jeff Guinn

    Our Price: $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781476763835
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: April 2018
  • The Wicked Boy: An Infamous Murder in Victorian London

    By Kate Summerscale

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143110460
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: July 2017
  • Zodiac

    By Robert Graysmith

    Our Price: $7.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780425212189
    • Publisher: Berkley
    • Published: January 2007
    A "San Francisco Chronicle" reporter provides an account of the series of unsolved murders committed in California from 1968 to the early seventies, in which letters were sent to the "Chronicle" announcing the crimes and signed with a symbol from the Zodiac.