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The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust
4.0 out of 5 stars with 56 reviews
Who is Bernie Madoff, and how did he pull off the biggest Ponzi scheme in history? These questions have fascinated people ever since the news broke about the respected New York financier who swindled his friends, relatives, and other investors out of $65 billion through a fraud that lasted for decades. Many have speculated about what might have happened or what must have happened, but no reporter has been able to get the full story - until now.
In The Wizard of Lies, Diana B. Henriques of the
Exile on Front Street: My Life as a Hells Angel.and Beyond
4.7 out of 5 stars with 209 reviews
After 40 years in the Hells Angels, George Christie was ready to retire. As president of the high-profile Ventura charter of the club, he had been the yin to Sonny Barger's yang. Barger was the reckless figurehead and de facto world leader of the Hells Angels. Christie was the negotiator, the spokesman, the thinker, the guy who smoothed things out. He was the one who carried the Olympic torch and counted movie stars, artists, rock musicians, and police chief captains among his friends. But
At the Devil's Table: The Untold Story of the Insider Who Brought Down the Cali Cartel
4.8 out of 5 stars with 175 reviews
In this riveting and relentless nonfiction thriller, award-winning investigative reporter William C. Rempel tells the harrowing story of former Cali cartel insider Jorge Salcedo, an ordinary man facing an extraordinary dilemma-a man forced to risk everything to escape the powerful and treacherous Cali crime syndicate.
Colombia in the 1990s is a country in chaos, as a weak government battles guerrilla movements and narco-traffickers, including the notorious Pablo Escobar and his rivals in the
Hell's Princess: The Mystery of Belle Gunness, Butcher of Men
4.6 out of 5 stars with 28 reviews
In the pantheon of serial killers, Belle Gunness stands alone. She was the rarest of female psychopaths, a woman who engaged in wholesale slaughter, partly out of greed but mostly for the sheer joy of it. Between 1902 and 1908, she lured a succession of unsuspecting victims to her Indiana ''murder farm.'' Some were hired hands. Others were well-to-do bachelors. All of them vanished without a trace. When their bodies were dug up, they hadn't merely been poisoned, like victims of other female
In Cold Blood
4.0 out of 5 stars with 299 reviews
On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues.
As Truman Capote reconstructs the murder and the investigation that led to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers, he generates both mesmerizing suspense and astonishing empathy. In Cold Blood is a work that transcends its moment,
The Complete Jack the Ripper
4.7 out of 5 stars with 96 reviews
Fully updated and revised, Donald Rumbelow's classic work is the ultimate examination of the facts, theories, fictions, and fascinations surrounding the greatest whodunit in history.
Laying out all the evidence in the most comprehensive summary ever written about the Ripper, this book, by a London police officer and crime authority, has subjected every theory - including those that have emerged in recent years-to the same deep scrutiny.
The author also examines the mythology surrounding the
Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures
4.4 out of 5 stars with 278 reviews
The Wall Street Journal called him “a living legend.” The London Times dubbed him “the most famous art detective in the world.” In Priceless, Robert K. Wittman, the founder of the FBI’s Art Crime Team, pulls back the curtain on his remarkable career for the first time, offering a real-life international thriller to rival The Thomas Crown Affair. Rising from humble roots as the son of an antique dealer, Wittman built a twenty-year career that was nothing short of extraordinary.
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
ean: 9781433290459, isbn: 1433290456,
4.9 out of 5 stars with 200 reviews
An AudioFile Best Audiobooks of the Year for Nonfiction & Culture An Audible.com Best of 2009 for Nonfiction, #3 A New York Times Notable Book of 2009 The iTunes #1 Nonfiction Book of the Year One of Amazon.com's Top 100 Editor's and Customers' Picks for 2009 A Publishers Weekly Best Nonfiction Book of 2009 A Los Angeles Times Favorite of 2009 Ten years in the works, Columbine is a masterpiece of reportage. Dave Cullen, the acclaimed journalist who followed the massacre from day one,
A Fever in the Heart: And Other True Cases (Ann Rule's Crime Files)
ean: 9781469284378, isbn: 1469284375,
4.7 out of 5 stars with 240 reviews
A collection of true crime writings includes the story of a woman and two men caught up in an explosive love triangle that leads to obsession and murder in a small northwestern town.
Avenue of Spies: A True Story of Terror, Espionage, and One American Family's Heroic Resistance in Nazi-Occupied Paris
ean: 9780553551785, isbn: 0553551787,
4.0 out of 5 stars with 236 reviews
The best-selling author of The Liberator brings to life the incredible true story of an American doctor in Paris, and his heroic espionage efforts during World War IIThe leafy Avenue Foch, one of the most exclusive residential streets in Nazi-occupied France, was Paris's hotbed of daring spies, murderous secret police, amoral informers, and Vichy collaborators. So when American physician Sumner Jackson, who lived with his wife and young son Phillip at Number 11, found himself drawn into the
And Then the Darkness
ean: 9781743182529, isbn: 174318252X,
4.3 out of 5 stars with 131 reviews
Two young English tourists watch a glorious Australian outback sunset, and are waylaid in the middle of nowhere by a predatory stranger. There's a single gunshot, and then the darkness. Hours later, Joanne Lees is found wandering the highway, cut and bleeding, her hands bound together and tape matted in her hair. Her boyfriend Peter Falconio seems to have vanished into thin air, leaving behind only a pool of blood on the side of the road. Joanne's account of her ordeal - the apparent murder of
Vagos, Mongols, and Outlaws: My Infiltration of America's Deadliest Biker Gangs
ean: 9781494515942, isbn: 1494515946,
4.4 out of 5 stars with 67 reviews
Despite lacking any experience with motorcycle gangs, Charles Falco infiltrated three of America's deadliest biker gangs: the Vagos, Mongols, and Outlaws. In separate investigations that spanned years and coasts, Falco risked his life, suffering a fractured neck and a severely torn shoulder, working deep under cover to bring violent sociopaths to justice. His dedication was profound; Falco spent almost three years infiltrating the Vagos gang and rose to second in command of the Victorville,
A Death in Belmont, CD
ean: 9780060829957, isbn: 0060829958,
4.2 out of 5 stars with 43 reviews
In 1963, with the city of Boston already terrified by a series of savage crimes known as the Boston Stranglings, a murder occurred in the quiet suburb of Belmont, just a few blocks from the house of Sebastian Junger's family -- a murder that seemed to fit exactly the pattern of the Strangler. Roy Smith, a black man who had cleaned the victim's house that day, was arrested, tried, and convicted, but the terror of the Strangler continued.Two years later, Albert DeSalvo, a handyman who had been
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