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Bringing Adam Home: The Abduction That Changed America

by Les Standiford & Joe Matthews HarperCollins e-books (March 01, 2011)

“Les Standiford’s account of the decades-long attempt to solve the murder of Adam Walsh is chilling, heartbreaking, hopeful, and as relentlessly suspenseful as anything I’ve ever read. A triumph in every...

The Good Wife

by Clint Richmond HarperCollins e-books (February 08, 2011)

Roger and Penny Scaggs seemed a poster couple for family values. Evangelical Christians living in booming Austin, Texas, in the mid-1990s, they were respected leaders in their church and community. As Roger...

Death and Justice

by Mark Fuhrman HarperCollins e-books (November 30, 2010)

Controversy rages about capital punishment as innocent men and women are being released from death rows all over the country. Are innocent people being executed? Is capital punishment justice or is it revenge?...

A Warrant to Kill

by Kathryn Casey HarperCollins e-books (November 30, 2010)

She tried to tell her friends. She even went to the police. No one would believe her--and now she was dead.

Problems had always followed Susan White, but when she remarried and moved to Houston's posh suburbs,...

Unlikely Angel: The Untold Story of the Atlanta Hostage Hero

by Ashley Smith & Stacy Mattingly HarperCollins e-books (November 16, 2010)

In April 2005, Ashley Smith made headlines around the globe when she miraculously talked her way out of the hands of alleged courthouse killer Brian Nichols after he took her hostage for seven hours in her suburban...

FBI's Ten Most Wanted

by Dary Matera HarperCollins e-books (November 23, 2010)

The history, the hunts, the captures -- and the criminals still at large

In 1950, the FBI officially instituted its now-legendary list of the "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" as a means of alerting the public and...

Journal of the Dead: A Story of Friendship and Murder in the New Mexico Desert

by Jason Kersten HarperCollins e-books (October 12, 2010)

I killed and buried my best friend today ...

When authorities found Raffi Kodikian -- barely alive -- four days after he and his friend David Coughlin became lost in Rattlesnake Canyon, they made a grim and shocking...

Shattered: The True Story of a Mother's Love, a Husband's Betrayal, and a Cold-Blooded Texas Murder

by Kathryn Casey HarperCollins e-books (June 29, 2010)

“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 Kathryn Casey has peered into the darkest corners of the Lone...

Girl in the Cellar: The Natascha Kampusch Story

by Allan Hall & Michael Leidig HarperCollins e-books (March 09, 2010)

Eight years of darkness

On March 2, 1998, while on her way to school, ten-year-old Natascha Kampusch was abducted. More than eight years later, on August 23, 2006, she escaped with a story that shocked and horrified...

Mafia: The Government's Secret File on Organized Crime

by None HarperCollins e-books (November 24, 2009)

Some time in the early 1960s, during the golden age of organized crime in America—the era that would inspire The Godfather; Goodfellas, and even The Sopranos—federal investigators pulled every known piece...

Not Lost Forever

by Carmina Salcido & Steve Jackson HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

Not Lost Forever is Carmina Salcido’s remarkable story of survival and healing following the 1986 murderous rampage by her father, Mexican immigrant Ramon Salcido in the wine country of Sonoma Valley, California....

The Best American Crime Reporting 2009

by Jeffrey Toobin, Otto Penzler & Thomas H. Cook HarperCollins e-books (September 15, 2009)

Edited by Jeffrey Toobin, CNN’s senior legal analyst and New York Times bestselling author of The Nine, The Best American Crime Reporting 2009 is a must-have for the true crime reader, complete with the most...

Hating Women

by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

From the author of the internationally bestselling Kosher Sex. A wake-up call about the growing trend of misogyny in our culture-as evidenced by the flood of reality TV shows, ads, and lyrics that portray women...

Court TV Presents: Murder in Room 103

by Harriet Ryan HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Exchange student Jamie Penich left her small Pennsylvania hometown to see the world, but her journey ended with a brutal attack in a shabby motel room in Seoul, South Korea, where the raven-haired 21-year-old...

All the Centurions

by Robert Leuci HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

The bestselling book and acclaimed film Prince of the City told only part of Robert Leuci's story. In All the Centurions, he shares the full account of his years as a narcotics detective with the New York Police...

Marked for Death

by Brian J. Karem HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

A seasoned investigative reporter takes us behind the scenes of one of the most shocking cases in California history when a greedy and seductive wife brutally murders her devoted husband.

Tavia Williams thought...

Beyond the Body Farm

by Dr. Bill Bass & Jon Jefferson HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

There is no scientist in the world like Dr. Bill Bass. A pioneer in forensic anthropology, Bass created the world's first laboratory dedicated to the study of human decomposition—three acres of land on a hillside...

Die, My Love

by Kathryn Casey HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

The day before Halloween 2004 was the last day on Earth for respected, well-liked college professor Fred Jablin. That morning, a neighbor discovered his body lying in a pool of blood in the driveway of Jablin's...

My Life Among the Serial Killers

by Dr. Helen Morrison & Harold Goldberg HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Over the course of twenty-five years, Dr. Helen Morrison has profiled more than eighty serial killers around the world. What she learned about them will shatter every assumption you've ever had about the most...

The Best American Crime Writing 2006

by Mark Bowden, Otto Penzler & Thomas H. Cook HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

A sterling collection of the year's most shocking, compelling, and gripping writing about real-life crime, the 2006 edition of The Best American Crime Writing offers fascinating vicarious journeys into a world...

The Best American Crime Reporting 2007

by Linda Fairstein, Otto Penzler & Thomas H. Cook HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Thieves, liars, killers, and conspirators—it's a criminal world out there, and someone has got to write about it. An eclectic collection of the year's best reportage, The Best American Crime Reporting 2007...

Deadly Angel

by Fred Rosen HarperCollins e-books (June 30, 2009)

An astonishing true story of bizarre love and lethal obsession in America's last frontier.

Mechele Hughes came to Wasilla, Alaska (pop. 4200), looking for a new life and easy money. As an exotic dancer at the...

The Fence

by Dick Lehr HarperCollins e-books (June 23, 2009)

“A monumental account of an urban travesty….[It] has all the earmarks of a classic.”

—Dennis Lehane, New York Times bestselling author of Mystic River and Shutter Island


Dick Lehr’s The Fence, subtitled,...

Redbone: Malice and Murder Inside Atlanta's Black

by Ron Stodghill HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

Lance Herndon was at the top of his game in 1996. At age forty-one he was a self-made millionaire, the owner of Access, Inc., a successful information-systems consulting company. As a prominent member of Atlanta's...

Body Copy

by Michael Craven HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

Introducing Donald Tremaine, P.I.

Once the world's number one surfer, Donald Tremaine quit at the top of his game, moved into a trailer in Malibu, and became a detective. Beautiful women don't ask for his autograph...

A Descent Into Hell

by Kathryn Casey HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Bright, attractive, and both from good families, University of Texas college student Colton Pitonyak and vibrant redhead Jennifer Cave had the world at their beckoning. Cave, an ex-cheerleader, had just landed...

There But For the Grace of God

by Fred Rosen HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

They stared into the faces of pure evil . . . and survived!

Ted Bundy . . . Jeffrey Dahmer . . .

David "Son of Sam" Berkowitz . . . Dennis Rader, the BTK Killer . . .

These are some of the names that strike terror...

When Satan Wore A Cross

by Fred Rosen HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

In 1980 in Toledo, Ohio—on one of the holiest days of the church calendar—the body of a nun was discovered in the sacristy of a hospital chapel. Seventy-one-year-old Sister Margaret Ann had been strangled...

Son of a Grifter

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Fact Crime 2002

by Kent Walker & Mark Schone HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

In 1988 a troubled young man and his flamboyant mother were arrested for murdering a wealthy widow in her New York City mansion. Suddenly, America was transfixed by a pair of real-life film noir characters....

Seduced by Madness

by Carol Pogash HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

She was fifteen when she visited the therapist; still a teen when they had sex. She was twenty-five when she married him and forty-four when she killed him.

In October 2002, the quiet northern California town...

Murder in Sin City: Death of a Casino Boss

by Jeff German HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

The reckless heir to the Horseshoe Club fortune, fifty-five-year-old Vegas casino boss Ted Binionlived the high life constantly teetering on the edge—surrounding himself with guns, heroin, cash, babes and...

American Taboo

by Philip Weiss HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

In 1975, a new group of Peace Corps volunteers landed on the island nation of Tonga. Among them was Deborah Gardner -- a beautiful twenty-three-year-old who, in the following year, would be stabbed twenty-two...

The Best American Crime Reporting 2008

by Jonathan Kellerman, Otto Penzler & Thomas H. Cook HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

Thieves, liars, killers, and conspirators—it's a criminal world out there, and someone has got to write about it. An eclectic collection of the year's best reportage, The Best American Crime Reporting 2008...

Evil Beside Her

by Kathryn Casey HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

Sleeping with a monster

At first, Linda Bergstrom's marriage to her husband James was idyllic. They were young and in love; he was about to enter the Navy and she was eager to start a family. But it wasn't long...

The Hit Charade

by Tyler Gray HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

Without Lou Pearlman, there would have been no Backstreet Boys, no *NSYNC, and possibly no Justin Timberlake. In the late 1990s, Pearlman's boy bands ushered out guitar-and-angst-driven grunge music, and *NSYNC...

The Bush Agenda

by Antonia Juhasz HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

In The Bush Agenda, Antonia Juhasz exposes a radical corporate globalization agenda that has been refined by leading members and allies of the Bush administration over decades and reached its fullest, most aggressive...

What Obama Means: ...for Our Culture, Our Politics, Our Future

by Jabari Asim HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

“Provocative and compelling.”

 —New York Newsday


“Both entertaining and insightful.”

Washington Post Book World

“It should be on the required reading list.”

 —Chicago Sun-Times


What Obama...

Dying to Cross

by Jorge Ramos HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

On May 14, 2003, a familiar risk-filled journey, taken by hopeful Mexican immigrants attempting to illegally cross into the United States, took a tragic turn. Inside a sweltering truck abandoned in Texas, authorities...

By Their Father's Hand: The Wesson Clan

by Monte Francis HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

Neighbors were unaware of what went on behind the tightly closed doors of a house in Fresno, California—the home of an imposing, 300-pound Marcus Wesson, his wife, children, nieces, and grandchildren. But...

Blood Relation

by Eric Konigsberg HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

A New Yorker writer investigates the life and career of his hit-man great-uncle and the impact on his family.

Growing up in a household as generic as Midwestern Jews get, author Eric Konigsberg always wished...

Blood Brother

by Anne Bird HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

What happens if, after being given up for adoption in childhood, you reestablish contact with your biological family -- only to discover that your newfound brother is a killer?

Anne Bird, the sister of Scott...

Allah's Torch

by Tracy Dahlby HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

On the front–lines with the building of Al Queda forces in Indonesia both before and after 9/11, written in provocative style by the former Asia bureau chief for Newsweek International.

In Allah's Torch, National...

Bind, Torture, Kill

by Roy Wenzl, Tim Potter, Hurst Laviana & L. Kelly HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

For thirty-one years, a monster terrorized the residents of Wichita, Kansas. A bloodthirsty serial killer, self-named "BTK"—for "bind them, torture them, kill them"—he slaughtered men, women, and children...

The Big Bing

by Stanley Bing HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

A corporate mole's-eye view of the society in which we all live and toil, creating one of the most entertaining, thought provoking, and just plain funny bodies of work in contemporary letters.

Stanley Bing knows...

Final Analysis

by Catherine Crier HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

In October 2002, Susan Polk, a housewife and mother of three, was arrested for the murder of her husband, Felix. The arrest in her sleepy northern California town kicked off what would become one of the most...

Friends of the Family

by Tommy Dades, Mike Vecchione & David Fisher HarperCollins e-books (May 12, 2009)

“One of the most spectacular cases of police corruption in the city.”

New York Times


Friends of the Family is a look deep inside the most notorious case to rock the NYPD: The story of Louis Eppolito and...

The Art of the Heist

by Myles J. Connor, Jr. & Jenny Siler HarperCollins e-books (April 21, 2009)

“A gripping tell-all….A fascinating look inside the mind of an unrepentant criminal.”

Washington Post

“One of the most beguiling criminal memoirs ever written….A rare gem of a book.”

—T. J. English,...

Perfect Murder, Perfect Town

by Lawrence Schiller HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

In Perfect Murder, Perfect Town, Lawrence Schiller thoroughly recreates every aspect of the complex case of the death of JonBenét Ramsey. A brilliant portrait of an inscrutable family thrust under the spotlight...

The Best American Crime Writing 2005

by James Ellroy, Otto Penzler & Thomas H. Cook HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

The 2005 edition of The Best American Crime Writing offers the year's most shocking, compelling, and gripping writing about real-life crime, including Peter Landesman's article about female sex slaves (the most...

The Good Rat

by Jimmy Breslin HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

In his inimitable New York voice, Pulitzer Prize winner Jimmy Breslin gives us a look through the keyhole at the people and places that define the Mafia—characters like John Gotti, Sammy "the Bull" Gravano,...