The incredibly timely best seller by Michelle McNamara (released posthumously in early 2018). This book covers her obsessive hunt for the man she coined “ The Golden State Killer ” – the worst uncaught (until possibly now!) serial killer/rapist in California history, who terrorized the state from the early 1970’s through the mid 1980’s. Breathlessly and beautifully written by the late McNamara.
The true and parallel lives of two men who erected buildings at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair are told in this alternating narrative --one man, a brilliant architect; the other, a serial killer who lures victims into his bizarre, macabre “castle.”
Who was the Zodiac Killer? Graysmith very thoroughly covers the story and findings of the Bay Area killer, who taunted the legal system that pursued him, and boasted of a kill count far higher than was ever officially acknowledged.
The true story of two Jazz era friends with superior intellects, who plot and complete a “perfect murder” of a child as an intellectual exercise and thrill. Both men are caught and tried for a crime that shocked America during an age of heightened decadence.
The true story of two African American brothers born in the late 19th century American South, who are kidnapped by a white man and forced to perform on tour as demeaning caricatures for decades – and the mother that never gave up on finding them.
The sensational story of the kidnapping of Patty Hearst (granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst) by a group of revolutionaries; her ostensibly willing involvement in their illegal activities, and the wild trial that followed.
Four young women are murdered execution style in Austin, Texas; decades on the case remains cold -- despite great efforts and new investigative technology. Will the murderer of this deeply haunting and perplexing case ever be found?
Victorian England. Two boys in the wealthy East End of London are noticed lollygagging alone for days. Suspicious, their aunt visits their home and makes the gruesome discovery of their mother’s decomposing body. What or who is to blame for such a heinous crime committed by children?
The true story of two brothers who commit a double-homicide, both claiming to have been ordered to do so by God. The author’s investigation leads to questions about the nature of isolated and extremely fundamentalist religious communities.
The most famous person that ever “got away with it ”– or did he? Gray covers the infamous skyjacking and theft by by one “ D.B. Cooper ” – the man who parachuted out of an airplane with a large amount of stolen money and vanished into legend. Gray provides tantalizing new evidence about this case.
A policeman is almost mortally wounded by gun fire from a man he was about to testify against. With the shooter on the loose, the policeman and his daughter are forced to disappear from everyone they know.
The true story of the greatest manhunt in American history -- to find the killer of President Abraham Lincoln. John Wilkes Booth is pursued through swamp and forest; he discovers he has miscalculated his chances of escaping and the sentiment of the American people in the wake of his great crime
by Roberto Saviano
Call Number: 364.10609 SAVIANO
Publication Date: 2007
The personal story of a man who bore witness to the incredibly far reaching network of organized crime that has infested Naples.