The first insider's account of the historic Wylie-Hoffert case, from the double-murder to the interrogation of an innocent young man, and the heroic Assistant District Attorney who risked everything to unravel an injustice.
On January 15, 1947, the body of beautiful 22-year-old Elizabeth Short—dubbed the Black Dahlia because of her black clothing and the dahlia she wore in her hair—was discovered on a vacant lot in downtown Los Angeles, her body surgically bisected, horribly mutilated, and posed as if for display. More than fifty years after what has been called "the most notorious unsolved murder of the 20th century," the case has finally been solved.
Describes how Jeannie and Kevin McDonough become heroes after saving their daughter from Adam Leroy Lane, a long-haul trucker and serial killer, and how they vowed to make sure that Lane's other victims were never forgotten.
A notorious white supremacist named Richard Barrett was brutally murdered in Mississippi in 2010 by a young black man named Vincent McGee. At first the murder seemed a twist on old Deep South race crimes. But then new revelations and complications came to light.
An account of wealth, power, and the influence they bring to bear on the American justice system follows the story of Jeffrey Epstein, a member of New York City's financial elite, whose fall from grace resulted from charges of abusing and exploiting underage girls at his home.
Describes the brutal killing of a young black man and subsequent conviction of two Klansmen in 1981 Alabama and the civil suit that exposed the true motives and philosophy of the organization and ultimately bankrupted them.
The Book of Books about one of the most shocking crimes ever committed. Written in simple, clear, almost surgical language, it demands the reader's full attention and leads us right into the hell of one of the most evil minds to have walked this Earth, the mind of Charles Manson.
Historian Sides follows Ray and King as they crisscross the country, one stalking the other, until the drifter catches up with his prey. Against the backdrop of the resulting nationwide riots and the pathos of King's funeral, Sides gives us a cross-cut narrative of the assassin's flight and the 65-day search
The name "Durst" meant nothing to Jeanine Pirro fifteen years ago, when the former district attorney reopened the cold case of a beautiful fourth-year medical student who disappeared without a trace in 1982. Instead, Pirro felt a kinship with Kathleen Durst--whose lite had many parallels to her own--and a deep sense of how strange it was tor the seemingly happy 29-year-old woman to vanish from the face of the earth just months before graduation while...
It's 1895 in Virginia, and a white woman lies in her farmyard, murdered with an ax. Suspicion soon falls on a young black sawmill hand, who tries to flee the county. Captured, he implicates three women, accusing them of plotting the murder and wielding the ax. In vivid courtroom scenes, Bancroft Prize-winning historian Suzanne Lebsock recounts their dramatic trials.