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American Murder

American Murder

Darcy O'BrienJuly 11, 2017$2.99

Three riveting accounts of horrific crimes and the twisted minds behind them by an Edgar Award–winning author, in one volume. A father’s ulti...

Surviving Dirty John

Surviving Dirty John

Debra Newell & M. William PhelpsAugust 31, 2021$12.99

Now that articles, podcasts, newsmagazines, and miniseries have had their sensationalistic say, Debra Newell, the one woman who truly knows what it wa...

Born in the Life; Gene Borrello

Born in the Life; Gene Borrello

Louis RomanoSeptember 20, 2021$7.99

What does a real life Mafia enforcer actually do on a day-to-day basis? Born in the Life illustrates the profound treachery which Gene Borrello lived ...

Butcher, Baker

Butcher, Baker

Walter Gilmour & Leland E. HaleOctober 25, 2016$0.99

The horrific true story of serial kidnapper, rapist, and killer Robert Hansen’s reign of terror As oil-boom money poured into Anchorage, Alaska the ...

Killers of the Flower Moon

Killers of the Flower Moon

David GrannApril 18, 2017$11.99

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • A twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in...

Practice to Deceive

Practice to Deceive

Ann RuleOctober 8, 2013$1.99

This New York Times bestseller—from “America’s best true-crime writer” ( Kirkus Reviews ) and the author of The Stranger Beside Me —is a sho...

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

John BerendtJune 28, 1999$10.99

Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981.  Was it murder or self-defense?  Fo...

Chaos

Chaos

Tom O'Neill & Dan PiepenbringJune 25, 2019$15.99

A journalist's twenty-year fascination with the Manson murders leads to shocking new revelations about the FBI's involvement in this riveting reassess...

Blood Ambush

Blood Ambush

Sheila JohnsonMarch 1, 2012$2.99

Caught In A Trap For Darlene Roberts, a quiet drive home from work turned out to be the end of the road when a stranded motorist flagged her down. As ...

Say Nothing

Say Nothing

Patrick Radden KeefeFebruary 26, 2019$12.99

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award From the author of the New York Times bestseller Empire of Pain— a st...

American Predator

American Predator

Maureen CallahanJuly 2, 2019$11.99

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An Amazon “Best Book of 2019” A  Washington Post  “10 Books To Read in July” A  Los Ange...

The Perfect Father

The Perfect Father

John GlattJuly 21, 2020$8.99

In The Perfect Father , New York Times bestselling author John Glatt reveals the tragedy of the Watts family, whose seemingly perfect lives played out...

Murder Machine

Murder Machine

Gene Mustain & Jerry CapeciAugust 1, 1992$7.99

"The inside story of a single Brooklyn gang that killed more Americans than the Iraqi army."—Mike McAlary, columnist, New York Post They were the De...

Bitter Harvest

Bitter Harvest

Ann RuleFebruary 15, 2000$9.99

This New York Times bestseller and shocking “tour de force from America’s best true crime writer” ( Kirkus Reviews )—which formed the basis fo...

Killer Charm: The Double Lives of Psychopaths

Killer Charm: The Double Lives of Psychopaths

Linda FairsteinJuly 10, 2012$0.99

Linda Fairstein unmasks the true face of psychopathy, and reveals the warning signs that every woman should know The 2009 “Craigslist Killer” murd...

In Cold Blood

In Cold Blood

Truman CapoteFebruary 1, 1994$12.99

The most famous true crime novel of all time, In Cold Blood is the bestseller that haunted its author long after he finished writing it. "Chills the b...

Under the Banner of Heaven

Under the Banner of Heaven

Jon KrakauerJuly 15, 2003$12.99

This extraordinary work of investigative journalism takes readers inside America’s isolated Mormon Fundamentalist communities, where some 40,000 peo...

Forensics

Forensics

Val McDermidJuly 7, 2015$10.99

Bestselling author of Broken Ground “offers fascinating glimpses” into the real world of criminal forensics from its beginnings to the modern day ...

Dirty Gold

Dirty Gold

Jay Weaver, Nicholas Nehamas, Jim Wyss & Kyra GurneyMarch 2, 2021$3.99

The explosive story of the illegal gold trade from South America, and the three Miami businessmen who got rich on it—until it all came crashing down...

The Murders of Christopher Watts

The Murders of Christopher Watts

Cheryln CadleDecember 21, 2020$3.99

On August 13, 2018 Christopher Watts murdered his pregnant wife and two toddler daughters. Cheryln Cadle contacted him and started visiting him in pri...

Golden Boy

Golden Boy

John GlattJuly 20, 2021$14.99

In Golden Boy , New York Times bestselling author John Glatt tells the true story of Thomas Gilbert Jr., the handsome and charming New York socialite ...

The Trial of Lizzie Borden

The Trial of Lizzie Borden

Cara RobertsonMarch 12, 2019$2.99

WINNER OF THE NEW ENGLAND SOCIETY BOOK AWARD In Cara Robertson’s “enthralling new book,” The Trial of Lizzie Borden , “the reader is to serve ...

The Trail of Ted Bundy

The Trail of Ted Bundy

Kevin SullivanMarch 22, 2016$0.99

The untold true crime story behind the notorious serial killer who preyed on women across the United States from the author of The Bundy Murders . &#x...

Wiseguy

Wiseguy

Nicholas PileggiSeptember 27, 2011$13.99

Nicholas Pileggi’s vivid, unvarnished, journalistic chronicle of the life of Henry Hill—the working-class Brooklyn kid who knew from age twelve th...

No Stone Unturned

No Stone Unturned

Steve JacksonApril 28, 2015$0.99

The New York Times bestselling author takes readers on “a fascinating journey into the trenches of crime [investigation]”—now revised and update...

I'll Be Gone in the Dark

I'll Be Gone in the Dark

Michelle McNamaraFebruary 26, 2019$11.99

THE BASIS FOR THE MAJOR 6-PART HBO® DOCUMENTARY SERIES #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: Washington Post | Maureen Corrigan,...

Shattered

Shattered

Kathryn CaseyJune 29, 2010$8.99

“Kathryn Casey is one of the best true crime writers today.” —Ann Rule With true crime classics like Descent into Hell and Die My Love, author K...

Beautifully Cruel

Beautifully Cruel

M. William PhelpsNovember 28, 2017$1.99

The New York Times bestselling true crime author investigates a shocking case of a wife, mother, and murder in the Iowa suburbs.   Iowa housewife...

Crime Scene: True Stories of Crime and Detection

Crime Scene: True Stories of Crime and Detection

Gary C. KingNovember 30, 2014$3.99

Bizarre, compelling, terrifying and authentic true crime stories of murder and mayhem. In these pages you will find a story about a tormented serial k...

The Cold Vanish

The Cold Vanish

Jon BillmanJuly 7, 2020$12.99

Perfect for readers of Jon Krakauer and Douglas Preston, this "authentic and encyclopedic" book examines real-life cases of those who vanish in the wi...

Amy: My Search for Her Killer

Amy: My Search for Her Killer

James RennerOctober 27, 2006$9.99

In the fall of 1989, ten-year-old Amy Mihaljevic (Mi-hal-uh-vick) disappeared from the comfortable Cleveland suburb of Bay Village. Thousands of volun...

The Case of the Murderous Dr. Cream

The Case of the Murderous Dr. Cream

Dean JobbJuly 13, 2021$14.99

“A tour de force of storytelling.” —Louise Penny, #1  New York Times  bestselling author of the Chief Inspector Gamache series ...

The Violence Project

The Violence Project

Jillian Peterson & James DensleySeptember 7, 2021$11.99

"Groundbreaking." ?Rachel Louise Snyder, bestselling author of  No Visible Bruises An examination of the phenomenon of mass shootings in Ame...

Rogues' Gallery

Rogues' Gallery

John OllerSeptember 21, 2021$16.99

From the beginnings of big-city police work to the rise of the Mafia, Rogues' Gallery is a colorful and captivating history of crime and punishment in...

Victim F

Victim F

Denise Huskins, Aaron Quinn & Nicole Weisensee EganJune 8, 2021$15.99

The shocking true story of a bizarre kidnapping and the victims' re-victimization by the justice system. In March 2015, Denise Huskins and her boyfrie...

She Wanted It All

She Wanted It All

Kathryn CaseyNovember 16, 2010$8.99

Trophy wife Celeste Beard wasn't satisfied with a luxurious lifestyle and her rich Austin media mogul husband's devotion -- so she took his life! The ...

The Evil That Men Do

The Evil That Men Do

Stephen G. Michaud & Roy HazelwoodApril 1, 2010$11.99

Twenty-two years in the FBI, sixteen of them as a member of the Bureau's Behavioral Science Unit. Thousands of homicides, rapes, suicides, and other g...

The Snakehead

The Snakehead

Patrick Radden KeefeJuly 21, 2009$14.99

In this thrilling panorama of real-life events, Patrick Radden Keefe investigates a secret world run by a surprising criminal: a charismatic middle-ag...

True Crime II

True Crime II

Barbara O'DairMarch 6, 2013$2.99

TRUE STORIES , A SERIES FROM THE EDITORS OF READER'S DIGEST Look out! Here comes another volume of true crime stories from Reader's Digest . You liked...

LAbyrinth

LAbyrinth

Randall SullivanDecember 1, 2007$11.99

A journalist’s story of corruption in the LAPD and hip-hop’s most infamous murders—“the most thorough examination of these much-publicized eve...

One of the Family

One of the Family

Maureen FlanaganJuly 2, 2015$10.99

40 YEARS WITH THE KRAYS is the untold, intimate history of the twins and the woman who raised them. Told with humour and insight, it looks back across...

Murder at the Pencil Factory: The Killing of Mary Phagan 100 Years Later (A True Crime Short)

Murder at the Pencil Factory: The Killing of Mary Phagan 100 Years Later (A True Crime Short)

R. Barri FlowersMay 19, 2013$3.99

From award winning criminologist R. Barri Flowers and the bestselling author of THE PICKAXE KILLERS and THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS, comes a powerful new hi...

Everything She Ever Wanted

Everything She Ever Wanted

Ann RuleMay 24, 2013$7.99

Joined in a romantic love that most people only ever dream about, Pat Taylor's marriage to Tom Allanson was all she ever wanted. Both came from fine S...

The Johns

The Johns

Victor MalarekAugust 1, 2011$10.99

Each year, more than 800,000 women and children are lured, tricked, or forced into prostitution to meet an apparently insatiable demand, joining an es...

Savage Appetites

Savage Appetites

Rachel MonroeAugust 20, 2019$12.99

A “necessary and brilliant” (NPR) exploration of our cultural fascination with true crime told through four “enthralling” ( The New York Times...

The Man Who Killed Boys

The Man Who Killed Boys

Clifford L. LinedeckerJune 11, 2013$11.99

***Please note: This ebook edition does not contain the photos found in the print edition.*** A true story of mass murder in a Chicago suburb. Success...

Catching a Serial Killer

Catching a Serial Killer

Stephen FulcherJune 22, 2017$10.99

The true story behind the ITV series, A Confession 'The gripping allure of long-form podcasts, such as Serial' Observer On the evening of Saturday, 19...

Across the Border

Across the Border

Gary ProvostJuly 16, 2014$3.99

This is an account of the murder of Texas college student Mark Kilroy and twelve others in April of 1989, as well as evidence that the victims had bee...

Serial Killers of the '70s

Serial Killers of the '70s

Jane FritschAugust 4, 2020$9.99

From Ted Bundy to John Wayne Gacy and David Berkowitz, the 1970s were a time of notorious and brutal serial killers. Find out more about them, along w...

Betrayal In Blood

Betrayal In Blood

Michael BensonNovember 19, 2014$5.99

Her Cheating Heart "Mommy...won't be with us anymore." That's what attorney Kevin C. Bryant, 45, told his two young sons in the spring of 2003. At the...

The Stranger Beside Me

The Stranger Beside Me

Ann RuleMay 14, 1980$3.99

THE DEFINITIVE WORK OF AMERICAN TRUE CRIME FROM "AMERICA'S BEST TRUE-CRIME WRITER" (Kirkus Reviews)   Utterly unique in its astonishing intimacy,...

The Irish Assassins

The Irish Assassins

Julie KavanaghAugust 3, 2021$12.99

A brilliant true crime account of the assassinations that altered the course of Irish history from the “compulsively readable” writer ( The Guardi...

A Rip in Heaven

A Rip in Heaven

Jeanine CumminsJune 1, 2004$12.99

The acclaimed author of American Dirt reveals the devastating effects of a shocking tragedy in this landmark true crime book—the first ever to look ...

The Good Nurse

The Good Nurse

Charles GraeberApril 15, 2013$8.99

An intimate -- and frightening -- glimpse inside the mind of America's most prolific serial killer, Charles Cullen, whose 16-year long "nursing" caree...

The I-5 Killer

The I-5 Killer

Ann RuleMarch 1, 1984$8.99

The terrifying true crime story of the I-5 serial killer from Ann Rule, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Stranger Beside Me .   Ra...

Brooklyn's Most Wanted

Brooklyn's Most Wanted

Craig McGuireJune 20, 2017$1.99

A collected history of the 100 most notorious criminals to walk the streets of the New York City borough. Brooklyn’s Most Wanted  parades an im...

The Cases That Haunt Us

The Cases That Haunt Us

John E. DouglasJanuary 23, 2001$9.99

America's foremost expert on criminal profiling provides his uniquely gripping analysis of seven of the most notorious murder cases in the history of ...

The Killer Across the Table

The Killer Across the Table

John E. Douglas & Mark OlshakerMay 7, 2019$11.99

The legendary FBI criminal profiler, number-one New York Times bestselling author, and inspiration for the hit Netflix show Mindhunter&...

If I Did It

If I Did It

O.J. SimpsonJuly 9, 2009$7.99

Years after being acquitted of criminal charges in a case that was highly-publicised in the US, finally in November 2008, OJ Simpson was found guilty ...

The Family Next Door

The Family Next Door

John GlattJuly 23, 2019$7.99

From New York Times bestselling true crime author John Glatt comes the devastating story of the Turpins: a seemingly normal family whose dark secrets ...

The Phantom Prince

The Phantom Prince

Elizabeth Kendall & Molly KendallJanuary 7, 2020$9.99

The inspiration for the five-part Amazon Original docuseries  Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer           This updated, ex...

Deal with the Devil

Deal with the Devil

Peter LanceJuly 2, 2013$11.99

In Deal with the Devil, five-time Emmy Award–winning investigative reporter Peter Lance draws on three decades of once-secret FBI files to tell the ...

If I Can't Have You

If I Can't Have You

Gregg Olsen & Rebecca MorrisMay 20, 2014$8.99

In If I Can't Have You , bestselling author Gregg Olsen and co-author Rebecca Morris investigate one of the 21st Century's most puzzling disappearance...

Sleep, My Child, Forever

Sleep, My Child, Forever

John CostonOctober 18, 2016$12.99

The dark double life of Ellen Boehm, the mother who murdered her two sons—and nearly killed her daughter. Ellen Boehm, a single mom from St. Lo...

Don't Call it a Cult

Don't Call it a Cult

Sarah BermanApril 20, 2021$9.99

They draw you in with the promise of empowerment, self-discovery, women helping women. The more secretive those connections are, the more exclusive yo...

I Heard You Paint Houses

I Heard You Paint Houses

Charles BrandtJune 24, 2016$9.99

New York Times Bestseller  —  #1 True Crime Bestseller The inspiration for the major motion picture, THE IRISHMAN. “The best Mafia book ...

Salt of the Earth

Salt of the Earth

Jack Olsen & M. William PhelpsNovember 18, 2014$6.99

Joe Gere said he died on the afternoon his twelve-year-old daughter Brenda disappeared. It was left to Brenda's mother Elaine to sustain her stricken ...

My Sweet Angel

My Sweet Angel

John GlattOctober 18, 2016$7.99

Lacey Spears made international headlines in January 2015 when she was charged with the “depraved mind” murder of her five-year-old son Garnett. P...

Imperfect Justice Updated Ed

Imperfect Justice Updated Ed

Jeff AshtonAugust 28, 2012$7.99

The definitive inside story of the case that captivated the nation. . . and the verdict that no one saw coming. It was the trial that stunned America....

Love Her to Death

Love Her to Death

M. William PhelpsMarch 1, 2011$2.99

The New York Times bestselling author of Kill For Me recounts the true-crime story of the mysterious death of a Pennsylvania housewife. In the midst o...

Cuckoo's Egg

Cuckoo's Egg

Clifford StollSeptember 26, 1989$9.99

Before the Internet became widely known as a global tool for terrorists, one perceptive U.S. citizen recognized its ominous potential. Armed with clea...

Stolen Innocence

Stolen Innocence

Elissa Wall & Lisa PulitzerOctober 13, 2009$7.99

In September 2007, a packed courtroom in St. George, Utah, sat hushed as Elissa Wall, the star witness against polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs, ga...

Deadly Little Secrets

Deadly Little Secrets

Kathryn CaseyJuly 31, 2012$8.99

Ann Rule says, "Kathryn Casey is one of the best true crime writers today"—high praise indeed from the author of a host of nonfiction New York Times...

Dead by Sunset

Dead by Sunset

Ann RuleFebruary 15, 2000$7.99

The author of eight New York Times bestsellers, Ann Rule first won nationwide acclaim with The Stranger Beside Me, about serial killer Ted Bundy. Her ...

The Last Days of John Lennon

The Last Days of John Lennon

James Patterson, Casey Sherman & Dave WedgeDecember 7, 2020$12.99

Discover one of the greatest true crime stories in music history, as only James Patterson can tell it. With the Beatles, John Lennon surpasses his you...

Too Late to Say Goodbye

Too Late to Say Goodbye

Ann RuleJune 5, 2007$8.99

From bestselling author Ann Rule comes the engrossing true story of two beautiful, loving women, and their murder by the man in their life—handsome,...

Till Murder Do Us Part

Till Murder Do Us Part

James PattersonJanuary 19, 2021$11.99

From the world's #1 bestselling author comes a collection of Discovery ID true crime stories where the bonds of matrimony and love can tear you brutal...

A Beautiful Child

A Beautiful Child

Matt BirkbeckSeptember 7, 2004$8.99

Sharon Marshall was a brilliant and beautiful student whose future was filled with promise—until her murderous, fugitive father drew her into a life...

Fatal Charm

Fatal Charm

Carlton SmithAugust 29, 2017$8.99

From the bestselling author of The Search for the Green River Killer : A chilling true account of the dream husband who was every woman’s nightmare....

Relentless Pursuit

Relentless Pursuit

Bradley J. EdwardsMarch 31, 2020$13.99

“ A thrilling page-turner about the pursuit of justice” ( New York Post ), this is the definitive story of the case against Jeffrey Epstein, Ghisl...

Final Vows

Final Vows

Karen KingsburyMarch 7, 2017$11.99

A New York Times –bestselling author and former Los Angeles Times reporter chronicles the marriage between a Christian woman and an ex-con that ends...

Battle for Las Vegas, The

Battle for Las Vegas, The

Dennis N. GriffinMay 27, 2015$6.99

From the 1970s through the mid-1980s, the Chicago Outfit dominated organized crime in Las Vegas. To ensure the smooth flow of cash, the gangsters inst...

Presumed Guilty

Presumed Guilty

Jose Baez & Peter GolenbockJuly 3, 2012$4.99

New York Times bestseller Presumed Guilty exposes shocking, never-before revealed, exclusive information from the trial of the century and the verdict...

Sammy The Bull

Sammy The Bull

Ruth KantonJune 20, 2021$4.99

In 1970, Shorty Spero approached Sammy Gravano with a job. This time, the family needed him to kill someone for them. Sammy readily agreed, and he was...

El traidor

El traidor

Anabel HernándezNovember 15, 2019$10.99

El traidor es uno de los trabajos periodísticos más ambiciosos en la trayectoria de Anabel Hernández. El traidor es uno de los trabajos periodísti...

The Key Man

The Key Man

Simon Clark & Will LouchJuly 6, 2021$12.99

LONGLISTED FOR THE FINANCIAL TIMES & MCKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR In this compelling story of lies, greed and tarnished idealism, two Wall S...

Deadly American Beauty

Deadly American Beauty

John GlattApril 1, 2007$11.99

Greg DeVillers was a top biotech executive, and Kristen Rossum was embarking on a career in toxicology at the San Diego Medical Examiner's office. The...

Judgment Ridge

Judgment Ridge

Dick Lehr & Mitchell ZuckoffOctober 6, 2009$8.99

A riveting investigation of the brutal murders of two Dartmouth professors –– a book that, like In Cold Blood, reveals the chilling reality b...

Sleep In Heavenly Peace

Sleep In Heavenly Peace

M. William PhelpsMay 21, 2010$4.99

The New York Times –bestselling journalist and serial killer expert recounts a tragic case of infanticide—including an exclusive interview with th...

Lost Girls

Lost Girls

Robert KolkerFebruary 4, 2020$13.99

New York Times Bestseller  • Now a Netflix Film “Rich, tragic...monumental . . . true-crime reporting at its best.”—Washington Post ...

Exile on Front Street

Exile on Front Street

George ChristieSeptember 20, 2016$11.99

I hadn't planned on writing a book when I quit the Hells Angels. After forty years in the Hells Angels, George Christie was ready to retire. As presid...

The Misbegotten Son

The Misbegotten Son

Jack Olsen & Katherine RamslandApril 8, 2015$6.99

Little Artie Shawcross bullied classmates, insulted teachers, started fires, tortured animals, and roved the woods of New York's hardscrabble North Co...

Blood and Money

Blood and Money

Thomas ThompsonDecember 13, 2016$14.99

New York Times Bestseller: The “gripping” true story of a beautiful Texas socialite, her ambitious husband, and a string of mysterious deaths ( Lo...

Prison Gangs

Prison Gangs

Walter RobertsOctober 9, 2014$1.99

Contents Introduction United States : Aryan Brotherhood, Barrio Azteca, Black Guerrilla Family, The Mexican Mafia or 'La eMe', Nazi Low Riders, Nuestr...

Tears of the Silenced

Tears of the Silenced

Misty GriffinSeptember 15, 2018$11.99

A “stunningly written memoir” that takes you on the journey of a child abuse and sexual assault survivor turned activist. Photo Gallery included (...

Cornbread Mafia

Cornbread Mafia

James HigdonSeptember 3, 2013$15.99

The true story of the largest homegrown marijuana syndicate in American history, a band of Kentucky farmers descended from Prohibition-era moonshiners...

The Pembrokeshire Murders

The Pembrokeshire Murders

Steve Wilkins & Jonathan HillJanuary 7, 2021$2.99

The dramatic, compelling bestselling true story of how a serial killer was finally unmasked after evading justice for more than twenty years Now a maj...

Secrets in the Cellar

Secrets in the Cellar

John GlattMarch 3, 2009$7.99

Josef Fritzl was a 73-year-old retired engineer in Austria. He seemed to be living a normal life with his wife, Rosemarie, and their family—though o...

Bad Girls

Bad Girls

M. William PhelpsSeptember 1, 2013$1.99

The true-crime story of the murder of an amateur pornographer and two teenage girls on the run, by the New York Times bestselling author. The crime st...

Kill the Ones You Love

Kill the Ones You Love

Robert ScottNovember 1, 2013$3.99

A fast-paced, unforgettable real-life thriller. --Sue Russell Family On The Run A handsome, married young father and former deputy sheriff, Gabriel Mo...