True & Fictional Crime

scan artist: How Evelyn Wood Convinced the World That Speed-Reading Worked

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"Biederman’s thoroughly researched biography deserves to be read slowly. It is a fascinating case study of the thin line between adroit marketing and misleading hyperbole.” 

Robert L. Hampel, author of Fast and Curious

sharon tate: a life

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"If you love a good crime story, you've come to the right place.”
The Bookworm Sez

the family

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 Ed Sanders's unnerving and detailed look at the horror dealt by Manson and his followers is a classic of the true-crime genre. 

private: bradley manning, wikileaks, & the biggest exposure of official secrets in american history

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“Nicks has given us a suspenseful, sensitively drawn account of righteous rage, vigilante justice, and the young woman who risked her future to make the truth known.” 

James Gavin, author of Deep in a Dream

mickey cohen: the life & crimes of l.a.'s notorious mobster

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"Few lived on the edge as long as Cohen, and fewer still earned a biography this entertaining." 

Gus Russo, Pulitzer Prize-nominated author of The Outfit

pretty boy: the life & times of charles arthur floyd

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"Recommended where interest in true crime is high."

Library Journal


True & Fictional Crime

the ultimate evil: An Investigation into America's Most Dangerous Satanic Cult

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 Journalist Maury Terry was suspicious of Berkowitz's confession to the "Son of Sam" murders. He spent years researching the case, meticulously gathering evidence to demonstrate that the killer did not act alone. 

the scamp: a novel

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“Like the serial killer in her novel, Pashley takes the damaged bodies and souls of her characters... and then rebuilds them into gorgeous images of beauty, redemption, and repair. Then, and only then, are we ready to experience the dark revelations she has in store for them. ”
The Toast 

black dogs: the possibly true story of classic rock's greatest robbery

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"Goofball characters are Buhrmester's specialty, as well as capturing the rock world's wacky milieu and greedy idiosyncrasies... If he's not careful, Buhrmester could find himself becoming his generation's Elmore Leonard or Carl Hiaasen." 

Playboy

6 chambers, 1 bullet: a novel

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“This is a perfect escape for nostalgic and starry-eyed armchair bikers, of whom there are surprisingly many.”

Publishers Weekly

billy the kid: the endless ride

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"Wallis labored earnestly to sift fact from fiction... Unless an unexpected cache of Billy the Kid documents is unearthed, this book will likely be the definitive work on the outlaw."

Ron Warnick, Route 66 News

hell's angel: the life & times of sonny barger & the hell's angels motorcycle club

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"Intriguing and insightful... A most interesting book that is recommended for popular culture collections."

Library Journal