Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America
“Dopesick should be required reading for ages 14 and up. Detailed, devastating, and infuriating, Dopesick tells how big Pharma, and Purdue specifically, is responsible for the addiction and deaths of thousands of Americans. If you think addication can't happen to you or those you love, this book will give you story after story of people who felt the same way, then had to say goodbye to those they love. Incredible non-fiction, read by the author whose voice conveys her passion on the subject matter.”Mary, Anderson's Bookshop
How the U.S. Created the World's Greatest Money Laundering Scheme in History
A remarkable debut by one of America's premier young reporters on financial corruption, American Kleptocracy offers the first explosive investigation into how the United States of America built the largest illicit offshore finance system the world has ever known.
"An indefatigable young American journalist who has virtually cornered the...
Journey into Darkness
In the #1 New York Times bestseller Mindhunter, John Douglas, who headed the FBI's elite Investigative Support Unit, told the story of his brilliant and terrifying career tracking down some of the most heinous criminals in history. Now, working again with his coauthor Mark Olshaker, Douglas delves further into the criminal mind with a series of... Read more »
Whoever Fights Monsters
My Twenty Years Tracking Serial Killers for the FBI
Face-to-face with some of America's most terrifying killers, FBI veteran and ex-Army CID colonel Robert Ressler learned from them how to identify the unknown monsters who walk among us—and put them behind bars. Now the man who coined the phrase "serial killer" and advised Thomas Harris on The Silence of the Lambs shows how he has tracked down... Read more »
Obsession - Abridged
The FBI's Legendary Profiler Probes the Psyches of Killers, Rapists, and Stalkers and Their Victims and Tells How to Fight Back
In Obsession, John Douglas once again takes us fascinatingly behind the scenes, focusing his expertise on predatory crimes, primarily against women. With a deep sense of compassion for the victims and an uncanny understanding of the perpetrators, Douglas looks at the obsessions that lead to rape, stalking, and sexual murder through such cases as... Read more »
Wiseguy - Abridged
Nicholas Pileggi’s vivid, unvarnished, journalistic chronicle of the life of Henry Hill—the working-class Brooklyn kid who knew from age twelve that “to be a wiseguy was to own the world,” who grew up to live the highs and lows of the mafia gangster’s life—has been hailed as “the best book ever written on organized crime” (Cosmopolitan).
This is... Read more »
Busting Vegas - Abridged
A True Story of Monumental Excess, Sex, Love, Violence, and Beating the Odds
Semyon Dukach was known as the darling of Las Vegas. A legend at twenty-one, this cocky hotshot was the biggest high roller to appear in Sin City in decades, a mathematical genius with a system the casinos had never seen before and couldn't stop -- a system that had nothing to do with card counting, wasn't illegal, and was more powerful than...Read more »
A True Story of Seduction, Compulsion, and Murder
A psychologist's secret life on the seedy side of Detroit gets him entangled with a prostitute—and her murderous pimp—in a "compelling work of true crime" (Detroit Free Press).
In the exclusive suburb of Grosse Pointe, Alan Canty was a respected psychologist, with clients drawn from wealthy families across Detroit. But at night, he ventured... Read more »
The Devil in the White City
Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
“The Devil in the White City is one of the most fascinating books I've ever read. Set amidst the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, Erik Larson's historical narrative interweaves the stories of two men who would come to define it, for better and for worse. One is Daniel Burnham, chief architect of the Fair, who threw his entire being into creating a landmark event in American history. The other is Dr. H.H. Holmes, a serial killer who built a hotel that became his "Murder Castle", luring many poor souls who came to Chicago to their death and dismemberment. Though you may expect Holmes' chapters to be more entertaining, I was amazed by the story of the World's Fair and its impact on American history. The first Ferris wheel debuted as the centerpiece of the Fair, the Pledge of Allegiance was written for its opening ceremony, and its use of alternating current electricity essentially ended Edison and Tesla's current war. If these bits of trivia excite your inner history nerd, come buy the book today!”Marcus, The Book Tavern
Island of Vice
Theodore Roosevelt's Doomed Quest to Clean up Sin-Loving New York
A ROLLICKING NARRATIVE HISTORY OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT'S EMBATTLED TENURE AS POLICE COMMISSIONER OF CORRUPT, PLEASURE-LOVING NEW YORK CITY IN THE 1880s, AND HIS DOOMED MISSION TO WIPE OUT VICE
In the 1890s, New York City was America’s financial, manufacturing, and entertainment capital, and also its preferred destination for sin, teeming with... Read more »
Crazy for You
A Passionate Affair, a Lying Widow, and a Cold-Blooded Murder
A LOVING FATHER
A typical morning in the Atlanta suburbs: Businessman Rusty Sneiderman drops his beloved son off at the Dunwoody Prep nursery. In the parking lot, a minivan pulls up next to his car. The driver pulls out a gun-and shoots Rusty four times in the chest.
A HEARTBROKEN WIFE
Sneiderman's devoted wife, Andrea, is devastated by the crime....
Cries in the Desert
The Shocking True Story of a Sadistic Torturer
In the fall of 1999, a twenty-two-year-old woman was discovered naked and bleeding on the streets of a small New Mexico town south of Albuquerque. She was chained to a padlocked metal collar. The tale she told authorities—of being beaten, raped, and tortured with electric shock—was unthinkable. Until she led them to fifty-nine-year-old David Ray... Read more »
A True Story of Obsession and Serial Murder
Innocent Blood is the true story of Charles Hatcher and his life of crime—a powerful, and blood-chilling glimpse into the darkness between sanity and madness. It also chronicles a justice system gone wrong.
Throughout his criminal career Hatcher was able to fool dozens of psychiatrists, who repeatedly failed to identify him as a multiple... Read more »
The Award-Winning True Account of the Horrific Lake Waco Murders
When the bodies of three teenagers were found on the shores of Lake Waco, Texas, in July, 1982, even seasoned lawmen were taken aback by the savage mutilation and degradation they had been subjected to. Yet only fifty-two days after the gruesome triple-murder was discovered, frustrated authorities suspended the case indefinitely.
Patrol... Read more »
The Plot to Kill Harry Truman and the Shoot-Out That Stopped It
AMERICAN GUNFIGHT is the fast-paced, definitive, and breathtakingly suspenseful account of an extraordinary historical event–the attempted assassination of President Harry Truman in November of 1950 by two Puerto Rican Nationalists and the bloody shoot-out in the streets of Washington, D.C., that saved the president's life.
Written by Pulitzer... Read more »
The Midnight Assassin
Panic, Scandal, and the Hunt for America's First Serial Killer
A sweeping narrative history of a terrifying serial killer--America's first--who stalked Austin, Texas in 1885
In the late 1800s, the city of Austin, Texas was on the cusp of emerging from an isolated western outpost into a truly cosmopolitan metropolis. But beginning in December 1884, Austin was terrorized by someone equally as vicious and, in...
Just Mercy (Movie Tie-In Edition)
A Story of Justice and Redemption
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING MICHAEL B. JORDAN AND JAMIE FOXX • A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.
“[Bryan Stevenson’s] dedication to fighting for justice... Read more »
Stalling for Time
My Life as an FBI Hostage Negotiator
The FBI’s chief hostage negotiator recounts harrowing standoffs, including the Waco siege with David Koresh and the Branch Davidians, in a memoir that inspired the miniseries Waco, now on Netflix.
“Riveting . . . the most in-depth and absorbing section is devoted to the 1993 siege near Waco, Texas.”—The Washington Post
In Stalling for Time, the... Read more »
The Assassination of Gianni Versace
Read the true story of the manhunt that inspired The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, the acclaimed FX series.
“The breadth and thoroughness of [Maureen] Orth’s research are often staggering.”—The New York Times
“Fascinating . . . ripe with chilling detail.”—Entertainment Weekly
On July 15, 1997, Gianni Versace was shot... Read more »
The Innocent Man
Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • John Grisham’s first work of nonfiction: a true crime story that will terrify anyone who believes in the presumption of innocence.
SOON TO BE A NETFLIX ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY SERIES
“Both an American tragedy and [Grisham’s] strongest legal thriller yet, all the more gripping because it happens to be... Read more »