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Nonfiction » True Crime

Sub-categories: Organized crime | General crimes | Assassinations & Conspiracies | Drug trade | Kidnapping, abduction, hostage taking | Family violence | Hoaxes & deceptions | White-collar crime | Espionage | Murder | Missing persons | Computer Crime | All sub-categories >>
Legacy of Deception: An Investigation of Mark Fuhrman & Racism in the LAPD
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 77,330. Language: American English. Published: May 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
A behind the scenes look at the O.J. Simpson case that explains why the blood evidence fell apart at trial. Veteran true crime writer, Stephen Singular, a two-time New York Times bestselling author, details his involvement with Simpson's defense team and updates his 1996 book about one of America's notorious crimes.
The Las Vegas Chronicles: The Inside Story of Sin City, Celebrities, Special Players and Fascinating Casino Owners
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,510. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2011 and represented by Concierge Publishing Services. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Las Vegas Chronicles assembles the true stories of the city's most conniving mobsters and how they ran Sin City during its heyday. Pairing McLean's personal experience working in Las Vegas with his vivid investigative style of writing, this beautifully illustrated book gives you a unique look into the history of this extraordinary city.
Chinese Intelligence Operations
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 47,670. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Current affairs, Nonfiction » True Crime » Espionage
This book is by far the best ever published on the subject. The author makes extensive use of primary and secondary sources including active Chinese Intelligence officers, internal Chinese documents, and publications. His approach is clearly analytical with no unsupported opinions. This work is the only one of its kind. It remains a "bible" in the Intelligence Community.
The Bloodstained Tiara
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 38,550. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » True Crime » Hoaxes & deceptions
We will look beyond the facts of the crime as they became known in the days immediately following the discovery of her murder, we will also examine the behavior of JonBenét’s parents, viewed as unusual by police and by the public at large.
Leopold & Loeb Killed Bobby Franks
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 31,860. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Criminal, Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
One of the most sensational crimes of the twentieth century took place when two wealthy young men decided to commit the perfect crime. Travel back in time to learn of how they planned their dastardly deed. From the carefully laid out plans for ransom and the brutal murder of a young boy, these two young men chose path which weaved through the courtroom with America's most famous attorney.
Serial Killers True Crime: Cold Blooded Terrifying Serial Killers From Around The World
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,540. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2013 by Pamphlet Book. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
We live in a society obsessed with monsters. You don’t believe me? Think of all the television shows and movies in the past two years or so which have featured vampires, werewolves, and assorted creatures of the night. I’m betting you can come up with at least twenty titles.
Meet...THE OddsMaker
Price: $8.98 USD. Words: 80,270. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2017 by SynergEbooks. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » True Crime » White-collar crime
What happens when a malicious executive, his duplicitous wife, and a nefarious pole-dancing paramour face off with Ted Hasson, a trusted financial facilitator in the insurance industry? A fast-paced, riveting exposé about what happens when you make enemies of the powerful with an agenda.
A Gun in My Gucci: Two Outsiders Take Down the Chicago Mob.
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 90,340. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
A Gun in My Gucci is a true story of two “outsiders” who helped bring down the Chicago Mob — the middle-aged mobster Ken “Tokyo Joe” Eto, and a determined young FBI woman, Elaine Corbitt Smith. Smith’s story exposes her tough climb up the ladder of acceptance and ultimate success as she broke into the macho, male-dominated criminal justice system, and helped take down the Chicago Outfit.
"I'm just an ordinary girl." The Sharon Kinne Story
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 127,830. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
(4.00 from 1 review)
Sharon Kinne was a wife, mother and three-time murderess. husband, her boyfriend's wife and a man in Mexico. All this before her twenty-fifth birthday. Sentenced to thirteen years in Mexican prison, she escaped and is still at large with an active murder warrant biting at her ass. This story has been featured on Unsolved Mysteries and Discovery I.D.'s Deadly Women series. (Episode-"Born Bad").
Informally Educated: True Tale of Child Abuse, Survival and Murder
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,960. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2010 by Lemon Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Child Abuse, Nonfiction » True Crime » Family violence
An amazing story about overcoming tremendous obstacles, including abuse.M Gusby WSAV3 Ga The road that led Kennesaw Taylor back to Milledgeville was marked with a non-existent childhood, a madman and murder. Jonathan Jackson Union Recorder Milledgeville Ga A horrific story, not a horror story. A good book, not a happy book. I’m amazed he lived through all this.Laura Starling
Unanswered Cries
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 122,880. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2012 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
The night she was attacked in her Florida home, Karen Gregory let out a scream. More than a dozen neighbors heard her, but none called the police. By the time her body was discovered, the trail was already cold. The detective assigned to solve the murder ran down one blind alley after another, eliminating suspects until finally the evidence led him to the front door of one of his best friends.
Murder Most Foul: True Crime Stories of Murder and Mayhem
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,680. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
True detective crime stories of murder and mayhem by Gary C. King.
Jodi Arias, "Psycho" Killer?: A Short Biography and Psychological Analysis
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,180. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2013 by KAW Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Jodi Arias is accused of the premeditated murder of Travis Alexander by stabbing, throat-slitting, and shooting. But could she really be such a monster? And was the crime committed during a re-enactment of the shower-scene knife murder from the movie "Psycho"? This book is approx 6000 words--perfect for reading on your e-device! The best account of the Arias trial by an expert true-crime writer.
Anthony Perna The Criminal Career of a Buffalo, New York Hoodlum
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,600. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Anthony Perna's career as a gangster/ mobster began in the late 1920s. In 1927 he was indicted and convicted for raping a 14-year-old girl. Before his assault conviction was overturned in 1932, Perna and an accomplice had kidnapped a Buffalo contractor. Listed as Buffalo Public Enemy #9 Perna was questioned in the 1933 murders of the Calleo brothers, alcohol distributors. Perna died in March 1968.
Crossing The Thin Blue Line
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,230. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » True Crime » Kidnapping, abduction, hostage taking
A look at the men and women of law-enforcement who became the very criminal that they took an oath to protect society from.
The Guilty Innocent
Price: $7.11 USD. Words: 134,600. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » Law » Criminal
The Guilty Innocent is narrated by Shannon Adamcik, mother of Torey, one of the accused boys. It takes readers behind the scenes of a trial where prosecutors cared more about public opinion than truth, defense attorneys, who had never argued a murder case, were in over their heads, and a young boy’s life hung in the balance.
Tras las líneas del narcotráfico, Panamá entre sicarios
Price: $12.95 USD. Words: 49,120. Language: Spanish. Published: April 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Drug trade
describe la insistente lucha de una periodista por llegar a la médula del homicidio del ex jefe antidrogas de Panamá que murió en circunstancias extrañas. La búsqueda por la verdad en este venenoso caso alcanzó hasta las esferas del FBI donde acudió personalmente para tratar de aclarar la autenticidad de los documentos forenses y descubriendo agendas ocultas que trastocan la lucha antidrogas.
From Mommy to Monster
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 43,930. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
We will look at the stories of Andrea Yates, Susan Smith and Diane Downs. In search of the answer to the question "What makes a mother kill her own children"?
The Last Godfather The John Gotti Story
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 32,020. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
John Gotti was the last great leader of the Gambino crime family, the dominant Sicilian Mafia family of New York. Gotti had his fingers in everything from gambling houses, to drug trafficking, prostitution, to weapons dealing. Gotti originally came to lead the organization in 1985, but had been an enforcer for the mob since the early 70's. We will look at the man, the myth and the legend.
Out There
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,390. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2015 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Kidnapping, abduction, hostage taking, Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes
"I was astonished by how good this book was--insightful, well-written and fascinating." Hugh Aynesworth, four time Pulitzer Prize nominee. OUT THERE, the in-depth story of how Captain Lisa Nowak, astronaut, mother and role model, drove cross-country wearing diapers to stalk and attack her love rival. Her successful career and unique fall from grace chronicles women’s social and economic struggle.