True Crime, General
Last Dance, Last Chance
And Other True Cases
Paperback ISBN: 067102535x
A collection of true-crime tales includes an account of Dr. Anthony Pignataro, a cosmetic surgeon with a penchant for forged credentials and botched surgeries, and his attempted arsenic poisoning of his wife.
8 Ball Chicks
A Year in the Violent World of Girl Gangs
Paperback ISBN: 0385474326
A veteran journalist spends a year following girl gangs--white, Black, and Latino--in South Central Los Angeles and elsewhere, tracing the similarities and differences between female and male gangs
Dead Men Do Tell Tales
The Strange and Fascinating Cases of a Forensic Anthropologist
Paperback ISBN: 0385479689
While explaining the behavior of maggots and the biology of putrefaction a forensic anthropologist recounts his strangest and most horrifying criminal cases, from puzzles of dismemberment to the revelation of the identity of long-buried skeletons. Reprint.
A Jonestown Survivor's Story of Life and Death in the Peoples Temple
Paperback ISBN: 0385489846
A close confidante of the late Reverend Jim Jones describes how she was drawn into the deadly cult and how she narrowly escaped the mass suicide in Guyana in 1978
The Lynchings in Duluth
Paperback ISBN: 087351386x
On the evening of June 15, 1920, in Duluth, Minnesota, three young black men, accused of the rape of a white woman, were pulled from their jail cells and lynched by a mob numbering in the thousands. Up to a tenth of the city's residents clogged the street in front of the police station to witness the hanging. Reporters of the two major newspapers of Minneapolis and St. Paul shocked their readers with lurid accounts of the event. Leading newspapers throughout the North vilified Duluthians for having stained their city's good name and castigated them for being no better than southern racists. The governor of Minnesota, J. A. A. Burnquist, then president of the St. Paul chapter of the NAACP, commissioned his adjutant general to launch a formal investigation. Three dozen men were indicted for taking part in the mob action. And one year later, in reaction to the event, the state legislature enacted an antilynching law. Yet, today, the incident is nearly forgotten.
The Count and the Confession
A True Mystery
Paperback ISBN: 0375725830
A veteran journalist describes the murder of Roger Zygmut Cte. de la Burde at his multimillion-dollar Virginia estate and the arrest and conviction of Beverly Monroe, a genteel Southern lady, who first confessed to being present when the count had committed suicide and later recanted, in a dramatic, psychological, real-life mystery. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Shots in the Dark
True Crime Pictures
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0821227750
An illustrated study of the role of crime photography in American history, culture, and law enforcement presents two hundred black-and-white photographs that include an autopsy study of Lee Harvey Oswald, crime scene photographs of the parents of Lizzie Borden, mug shots of such celebrities as Bill Gates and Larry King, and others. Original. 75,000 first printing.
Catch Me If You Can
The Amazing True Story of the Most Extraordinary Liar in the History of Fun and Profit
Paperback ISBN: 0767905385
A former confidence man and master impostor recounts his crimes, capture, imprisonment, and current career as a highly paid crime consultant, in a new edition of his best-selling, firsthand account of his international exploits. Reprint.