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The True Story of Tom Dooley: From Western North Carolina Mystery to Folk Legend

by John Edward Fletcher PhD & Edith Marie Ferguson Carter The History Press (May 07, 2013)

In the wake of a love affair and a mysterious chain of events, Tom Dooley was convicted and hanged for the murder of Laura Foster.

At the conclusion of the Civil War, Wilkes County, North Carolina, was the site...

Murder on the Florida Frontier

by Andrew Fink The History Press (November 05, 2018)

In 1880, there was a brutal murder in sunny paradise. This is the story of greed, violence, and a sensational trial that still captures the public's imagination even well after 100 years have passed.

Archie Newton...

The Jefferson County Egan Murders: Nightmare on New Year's Eve 1964

by Dave Shampine & Daniel T. Boyer The History Press (October 14, 2014)

With interviews from key witnesses, authors Dave Shampine and Daniel Boyer recount the grisly story of this New Year's Eve North Country nightmare, which is still shrouded in mystery today.

The names Peter, Barbara...

Murder in the Midlands

by Rita Y. Shuler The History Press (March 20, 2007)

Documented in film, crime T.V. shows and now captured in this book; read about Larry Gene Bell and his reign of terror in South Carolina.

Former South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) forensic photographer...

Mystery, Millions & Murder in North Jersey

by John E. O'Rourke The History Press (February 25, 2019)

Author John E. O'Rourke recounts the crime that rocked a sleepy community and brought the nation's eyes to North Jersey.

On a spring morning in Morristown in 1992, authorities discovered a car idling in a driveway...

Wicked Muncie

by Keith Roysdon & Douglas Walker The History Press (October 17, 2016)

Explore the notorious and unusual side of Muncie's history.

Muncie is the classic small American city. But for much of the past two centuries, the city fell victim to murder, corruption and the bizarre. Mayor...

Murder & Mayhem in the Highlands

by John King The History Press (October 24, 2008)

Visitors gazing out over the Highlands of coastal New Jersey might never guess that these rolling hills have been a stage for mankind's darkest deeds.

Author John King shines a spotlight on the region's violent...

The Corpsewood Manor Murders in North Georgia

by Amy Petulla The History Press (August 08, 2016)

Author Amy Petulla uncovers the curious case that left two men dead and the incredible story still surrounded by controversy, speculation and myth.

In 1982, Tony West and Avery Brock made a visit to notorious...

Wicked Newport

by Dr. Thomas Barker, Dr. Gary W. Potter & Jenna Meglen The History Press (October 10, 2008)

Controlled by the heavy hand of the mob and fueled by government corruption, Newport evolved through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries into a notoriously robust center of criminal activity.

With top political...

Wicked Terre Haute

by Tim Crumrin The History Press (March 18, 2019)

Join local historian Tim Crumrin as he reveals the blackguards, rogues and swindlers of Terre Haute's rough and rowdy past.

For more than a century, Terre Haute earned its reputation as a sin city. One of the...

A History of Smuggling in Florida

by Stan Zimmerman The History Press (October 01, 2006)

Put on your life vest and head out for this exciting, entertaining history of Florida's most-fascinating smugglers!

Think you're a smuggler? With that box of Cuban cigars or those unclaimed duty-free souvenirs...

Hudson Valley Murder & Mayhem

by Andrew K. Amelinckx The History Press (June 26, 2017)

Visit the long ago crime and dire deeds in the Hudson Valley of New York.

The Hudson Valley is drenched in history, culture and blood. In the fall of 1893, Lizzie Halliday left a trail of bodies in her wake,...

Fox Cities Murder & Mayhem

by Gavin Schmitt The History Press (November 27, 2017)

The safe and sedate Fox Cities have seen their share of horrible crimes. A must-read for fans of true crime and Wisconsin history.

Cold Blooded murder, kidnapping, prostitution, organized crime and other misdeeds...

Hot Springs

by Robert K. Raines Arcadia Publishing (November 18, 2013)

From a hot springs attraction to a central location for gangsters, gambling, moonshine and organized crime, trace the evolution of this "loose buckle in the Bible belt", now a resort and major tourist destination....

Wicked Newport

by Larry Stanford & J. Bailey The History Press (July 30, 2008)

Take a trip with Larry Stanford through 350 years of Newport's hidden, dark history.

Founded by a small band of religious freedom seekers in 1639, Newport, Rhode Island, subsequently became a bustling colonial...

Wicked Charleston

by Mark R. Jones The History Press (November 14, 2005)

Wicked Charleston: The Dark Side of the Holy City, by local resident and tour guide Mark R. Jones, explores the dark alleys and seedy characters not often associated with the Charleston of today.

A beautiful...

Historic Crimes of Long Island

by Kerriann Flanagan Brosky & Joan Harrison The History Press (September 04, 2017)

Award-winning author and historian Kerriann Flanagan Brosky uncovers some of the most ghastly and fascinating historical crimes committed on Long Island.

Beyond the idyllic countryside and suburban communities...

Gangs and Outlaws of Western Pennsylvania

by Thomas White & Michael Hassett The History Press (July 24, 2012)

Violent bank heists, bold train robberies and hardened gangs all tear across the history of the wild west--western Pennsylvania, that is.

The region played reluctant host to the likes of the infamous Biddle Boys,...

The Hunt for the Last Public Enemy in Northeastern Ohio

by Julie A. Thompson & Ian Craig The History Press (April 15, 2019)

The last Public Enemy No. 1 of the Depression era, Alvin "Creepy" Karpis reportedly compiled a record of fifty-four aliases, fifteen bank robberies, fourteen murders, three jailbreaks and two kidnappings.


Wicked Women of Detroit

by Tobin T. Buhk The History Press (October 08, 2018)

Author Tobin T. Buhk recounts the thrilling tales of Detroit's most violent, clever and misunderstood female criminals.

"Queen of the Underworld" Sophie Lyons faced off with detective Teresa Lewis in court three...

The Boston Mob Guide: Hit Men, Hoodlums & Hideouts

by Beverly Ford & Stephanie Schorow The History Press (October 25, 2011)

Boston journalists Beverly Ford and Stephanie Schorow navigate the backrooms and seedy hangouts throughout the real story of Boston's gangster past.

The capture of notorious mobster James "Whitey" Bulger closed...

Solving the West Palm Beach Murder of Jeffrey Heagerty

by Graham Brunk The History Press (June 24, 2019)

A gay love triangle, drug deals, and a murder. Just another night in West Palm Beach in 1984?

Jeffrey Heagerty was like most young gay nineteen-year-olds in South Florida in the 1980s, commonly finding himself...

Alabama Scoundrels

by Kelly Kazek & Wil Elrick The History Press (June 17, 2014)

While legislators were writing the first laws in Alabama, some miscreant citizens were already breaking them, causing disorder and fleeing the hands of justice.

Among these were cult-leader-turned-murderer "Bloody"...

Gangsters and Organized Crime in Buffalo

by Michael F. Rizzo The History Press (June 12, 2012)

Take a tour of Buffalo, NY's mobster and mafia history. Local mob expert reveals gangsters' stories, hangouts and more.

Buffalo has housed its fair share of thugs and mobsters. Besides common criminals and bank...

The Rise & Fall of Nashville Lawyer Tommy Osborn

by William L. Tabac The History Press (October 22, 2018)

Author William L. Tabac describes the extraordinary legal proceeding with the twists and turns of a modern television drama and the fall of a prominent attorney.

Tommy Osborn's star was rising. The young Nashville...

Muncie Murder & Mayhem

by Douglas Walker & Keith Roysdon The History Press (May 07, 2018)

Muncie epitomizes the small-town America of squeaky-clean 1950s sitcoms, but its wholesome veneer conceals a violent past. Public scandals and personal tragedy dogged the long, notorious life of Dr. Jules LaDuron....

Milwaukee Mafia

by Gavin Schmitt Arcadia Publishing (October 15, 2012)

Milwaukee is best known for its beer - and rightfully so. But in the days of Prohibition, the big alcohol suppliers were not Miller, Blatz, Schlitz, and Pabst.

The Mafia had control, and it made its money by...

Trigger Marshal

by Homer Croy Barakaldo Books (October 09, 2020)

"'Chris Madsen was a greater peace officer than Wyatt Earp - greater by far.' With these fighting words, Homer Croy launches into a fascinating story that has never before been told, the story of a great peace...

With Pen and Pencil on the Frontier in 1851

by Frank Blackwell Mayer & Bertha L. Heilbron Barakaldo Books (October 09, 2020)

Frank B. Mayer, a Baltimore artist, journeyed to Traverse de Sioux and Mendota on the Minnesota frontier in 1851 to record meetings between United States officials and Indian tribes who were ceding title to...

The Hopi-Tewa of Arizona

by Edward P. Dozier Barakaldo Books (October 09, 2020)

TEWA VILLAGE, the Tewa-speaking community in northern Arizona, is the easternmost pueblo on the Hopi Reservation. It is one of three pueblos on First Mesa; the other two communities are Shoshonean Hopi in speech...

A Clash of Cultures

by Robert M. Utley Barakaldo Books (October 09, 2020)

Relates the history of the Apache Indians and of the Apache Wars of the 1800's. The Apache Wars ended with the surrender of their leader Geronimo. The parts played by Apaches Geronimo and Cochise, United States...

Vanished Arizona

The Devil's Harvest

by Jessica Garrison Hachette Books (August 04, 2020)

A gut-wrenching and timely deep-dive into the unbelievable true story of Jose Martinez, a drug cartel hitman responsible for dozens of murders across the forgotten farmlands of California's Central Valley, The...

The Buddhist on Death Row

by David Sheff & Michael Boatman Simon & Schuster Audio (August 04, 2020)

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Boy explores the transformation of Jarvis Jay Masters who has become one of America’s most inspiring Buddhist practitioners while locked in a cell on death...

I You We Them: Volume 1

by Dan Gretton Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 20, 2020)

"I You We Them is a uniquely gripping journey around the landscapes of mass murder." --Philippe Sands, author of East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity

A Spectator (UK) Best...

Butch Cassidy

by Charles Leerhsen & Pete Simonelli Simon & Schuster Audio (July 14, 2020)

Charles Leerhsen brings the notorious Butch Cassidy to vivid life in this surprising and entertaining biography that goes beyond the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid to reveal a more fascinating and...

The S.S. Officer's Armchair

by Daniel Lee Hachette Books (June 16, 2020)

Based on documents discovered concealed within a simple chair for seventy years, this gripping investigation into the life of a single SS officer during World War Two encapsulates the tragic experience of a...

Butch Cassidy

by Charles Leerhsen Simon & Schuster (July 14, 2020)

Charles Leerhsen brings the notorious Butch Cassidy to vivid life in this surprising and entertaining biography that goes beyond the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid to reveal a more fascinating and...

The Mysterious Life and Faked Death of Jesse James

by Daniel J. Duke & Teresa F. Duke Destiny Books (June 09, 2020)

A deep investigation into historical documents that prove the notorious outlaw Jesse James faked his own death

• Presents the legend of Jesse James and counters it with the real story, based on family records...

The King of Confidence

by Miles Harvey & Rengin Altay Little, Brown (July 14, 2020)

The riveting story of the most infamous American con man you've never heard of: James Strang, self-proclaimed divine king of earth, heaven, and an island in Lake Michigan, until his assassination in 1856.


"They Have Killed Papa Dead!"

by Anthony S. Pitch Skyhorse (September 11, 2018)

The assassination of Abraham Lincoln is a central drama of the American experience. Its impact is felt to this day, and the basic story is known to all. Anthony Pitch?s thrilling account of the Lincoln conspiracy...

The Tangled Web

by Michael J. Cain & Jack Clarke Skyhorse (February 20, 2018)

The Tangled Web tells the dramatic story of Detective Richard Cain, the man the FBI described as “possibly the most corrupt police official in the history of Chicago.” Cain led double life--at once a chief...

Revolution's End

by Brad Schreiber Skyhorse (August 02, 2016)

Award-Winner in the “Multicultural Non-Fiction” category of the 2017 International Book Awards

Silver Award winner for True Crime for the Independent Publisher Book Awards


Forty years after the Patty Hearst...

Grace and Justice on Death Row

by Brian W. Stolarz Skyhorse (October 04, 2016)

A Washington Post bestseller!

A chilling and compassionate look at how close an innocent man was to being put death with a foreword by Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking.

What is worse than having...

Diary of a DA

by Herbert J. Stern Skyhorse (September 01, 2012)

In 1961, twenty-five-year-old Herbert Jay Stern, fresh from reserve duty, stood in his green army uniform in a New York County courtroom to be sworn in as an attorney. He could only guess what his life as a...

The Heroic Gangster

by Neil Hanson Skyhorse (July 01, 2013)

Monk Eastman was born in 1873 to a respectable New York family. By the age of eighteen he was running the streets of Lower Manhattan, first starting as a bouncer, and later as a gang leader who led an army of...

Smuggler's Blues

by Richard Stratton Arcade (April 05, 2016)

Goodfellas meets Savages meets Catch Me If You Can in this true tale of high-stakes smuggling from pot's outlaw years.

Richard Stratton was the unlikeliest of kingpins. A clean-cut Wellesley boy who entered outlaw...

Why We Love Serial Killers

by Scott Bonn & Diane Dimond Skyhorse (October 28, 2014)

For decades now, serial killers have taken center stage in the news and entertainment media. The coverage of real-life murderers such as Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer has transformed them into ghoulish celebrities....

The Saga of Billy the Kid

by Walter Noble Burns Skyhorse (November 11, 2014)

Originally published in 1926, this biography tells the rousing tale of Billy the Kid, once of the most well known outlaws in the Old West. The Saga of Billy the Kid focuses on a period of time where two dangerous...

Through the Shadows with O. Henry

by Al Jennings Skyhorse (February 16, 2016)

Al Jennings lived a life more akin to tall tales than reality. He was an attorney in business with his two brothers in Oklahoma until one was killed and the other wounded in a shootout with a rival attorney....