Blood Covenant
Series/Author F: Michael

Hardcover Michael Franzese Story Nonfiction True Crime Mob boss Michael Franzese had it all–money, power, prestige. Then, he did the unthinkable. He quit the mob. In one of the most fascinating books ever written about today's Mafia, Michael reveals the answers to the many mysteries surrounding his incredible life. Find out how and why he did what no one else managed to do–and live. Journey with Michael through a life defined by two blood covenants. The first bound him to the mob. The second set him free. Learn More

Gottis Rules
Series/Author F: George

Hardcover George Anastasia Gotti's Rules: The Story of John Alite, Junior Gotti, and the Demise of the American Mafia From New York Times bestselling author and “one of the most respected crime reporters in the country”, comes the inside story of the John Gotti and Gambino families, told through the unique vantage point of notorious mob hit-man John Alite, a close associate of Junior Gotti, who later testified against him. Anastasia’s new book is a very rare glimpse into the Gotti family, from an insider’s perspective through the figure of John Alite, who was Gotti Jr.’s friend and protector. Until now, no one has given up the kind of personal details about the Gottis — including the legendary “Gotti Rules” of leadership — that Anastasia has uncovered here, through his exclusive access to and interviews with mob-enforcer-turned-government-witness Alite. Learn More

Filthy Rich
Series/Author F: James

Hardcover Filthy Rich: A Powerful Billionaire the Sex Scandal that Undid Him, and All the Justice that Money can Buy: The Shocking True Story of Jeffrey Epstein James Patterson John Connolly A shocking true crime tale of money, power, and sex from the world's most popular thriller writer. Jeffrey Epstein rose from humble origins to the rarefied heights of New York City's financial elite. A college dropout with an instinct for numbers--and for people--Epstein amassed his wealth through a combination of access and skill. But even after he had it all, Epstein wanted more. And that unceasing desire--especially a taste for young girls--resulted in his stunning fall from grace. From Epstein himself, to the girls he employed as masseuses at his home, to the cops investigating the appalling charges against him, FILTHY RICH examines all sides of a case that scandalized one of America's richest communities. An explosive true story, FILTHY RICH is a riveting account of wealth, power and the influence they bring to bear on the American justice system. Learn More

All American Murder
Series/Author F: James

Hardcover James Patterson All American Murder: The Rise and Fall of Aaaron Hernanadez, the Superstar Whose Life Ended on Murderers' Row Aaron Hernandez was a college All-American who became the youngest player in the NFL and later reached the Super Bowl. His every move as a tight end with the New England Patriots played out the headlines, yet he led a secret life--one that ended in a maximum-security prison. What drove him to go so wrong, so fast? Between the summers of 2012 and 2013, not long after Hernandez made his first Pro Bowl, he was linked to a series of violent incidents culminating in the death of Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro football player who dated the sister of Hernandez's fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins. All-American Murder is the first book to investigate Aaron Hernandez's first-degree murder conviction and the mystery of his own shocking and untimely death. Learn More

Mortal Danger
Series/Author F: Ann

Mortal Danger (Crime Files #13) by Ann Rule FROM TRUST TO TERROR... FROM SECURITY TO SURVIVAL The author of The Stranger Beside Me brings her brilliantly informed understanding of the sociopath to this riveting truecrime collection. Only Ann Rule, who unknowingly worked alongside the smart and charming Ted Bundy -- America's most notorious serial killer -- could lend her razor-sharp insight into these cases of the spouse, lover, family member, or helpful stranger who is totally trusted but whose lethally violent nature, though masterfully disguised, can and will kill. Featured here is the case of a Southern California family man who appeared to be the picture of healthy living with his expertise in naturopathic healing. Luring a beautiful flight attendant into a passionate affair, he swept her away to a secluded home on the Oregon coast where his jealous rages escalated, ultimately leading to a brutal sex attack in which she believed she would die. How this brave victim survived, never knowing her tormentor's whereabouts, and how he resurfaced, forcing a tragic end for all involved, makes this one of Ann Rule's most compelling narratives. Other cases include that of the woman who masterminded her husband's murder to gain his inheritance...the monstrous sadist whose prison release damaged a presidential candidate's campaign and ended in a bitter double tragedy in a quiet neighborhood three thousand miles away...the shocking DNA link between a cold-blooded crime and a cold case...and inside the horrific case of the man who crossed an ocean and several countries to stalk the Eurasian beauty who had fled from him in desperation. Learn More

Chase Your Shadow
Series/Author F: John

Hardcover Chase Your Shadow: The Trials of Oscar Pistorius by John Carlin The definitive account of the rise and fall of South African Olympic and Gold Medal-winning Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, from his personal and athletic success to the murder charge that rocked the world and put both the man, and post-Apartheid South Africa, on trial. Oscar Pistorius made history as the first amputee to compete against able-bodied runners at the 2012 London Olympics. A hero in his native South Africa, the “Blade Runner” as he is known for his futuristic prosthetic legs, became a global icon of resilience and determination. But less than a year later, Pistorius rocked the world once again when he shot his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, through a closed bathroom door in the early hours of February14, 2013. Charged with murder, he claimed self-defense, contending that he had acted in a blind panic, imagining an intruder had broken in. But as the investigation moved to trial—during which the prosecution sought to prove that he killed her in a rage after an argument—a picture emerged of a traumatized individual fascinated with guns and assailed, behind the heroic facade, by anguish and self-doubt. Acclaimed journalist John Carlin follows the trials of this fallen champion, detailing his fraught upbringing, his almost superhuman rise to athletic glory, and the mysterious circumstances surrounding Steenkamp’s death. At the center of Pistorius’s story is South Africa—a young democracy stained by a history of racial disparity and levels of criminal violence that are among the highest in the world. Thoughtful and probing, Chase Your Shadow offers a piercing look at this intriguing modern tragedy, bringing to life a complex figure and the troubled land that shaped him. Learn More

Home Sweet Murder
Series/Author F: James

Paperback Home Sweet Murder (Discovery's Murder is Forever) by James Patterson (Goodreads Author) Two true-crime thrillers as seen on Discovery's Murder is Forever TV series HOME SWEET MURDER: Lawyer Leo Fisher and his wife Sue are a sixty-one-year-old couple enjoying a quiet Sunday dinner at home. Until a man in a suit rings their front door claiming to be an SEC agent. By the end of the evening, two people will be shot, stabbed, and tortured. And two others will fare worse . . . MURDER ON THE RUN: The middle-aged housekeeper found dead with a knife in her throat was bad. But the little boy was worse. After a bloody double homicide that puts Omaha, Nebraska, on the map, Detective Derek Mois promises the boy's parents he will catch the killer, no matter how long or far he runs . . . Learn More

Lethal Passage
Series/Author F: Erik

Paperback (excellent condition) Erik Larson Lethal Passage: The Story of a Gun True Crime Nonfiction History This devastating book begins with an account of a crime that is by now almost commonplace: on December 16, 1988, sixteen-year-old Nicholas Elliot walked into his Virginia high school with a Cobray M-11/9 and several hundred rounds of ammunition tucked in his backpack. By day's end, he had killed one teacher and severely wounded another. In Lethal Passage Erik Larson shows us how a disturbed teenager was able to buy a weapon advertised as "the gun that made the eighties roar." In so doing, he not only illuminates America's gun culture -- its manufacturers, dealers, buffs, and propagandists -- but also offers concrete solutions to our national epidemic of death by firearm. The result is a book that can -- and should -- save lives, and that has already become an essential text in the gun-control debate. Learn More

Midnight In The Garden Of
Series/Author F: John

Paperback Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt A sublime and seductive reading experience. Brilliantly conceived and masterfully written, this enormously engaging portrait of a most beguiling Southern city has become a modern classic. Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty, early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares. John Berendt's sharply observed, suspenseful, and witty narrative reads like a thoroughly engrossing novel, and yet it is a work of nonfiction. Berendt skillfully interweaves a hugely entertaining first-person account of life in this isolated remnant of the Old South with the unpredictable twists and turns of a landmark murder case. It is a spellbinding story peopled by a gallery of remarkable characters: the well-bred society ladies of the Married Woman's Card Club; the turbulent young redneck gigolo; the hapless recluse who owns a bottle of poison so powerful it could kill every man, woman, and child in Savannah; the aging and profane Southern belle who is the "soul of pampered self-absorption"; the uproariously funny black drag queen; the acerbic and arrogant antiques dealer; the sweet-talking, piano-playing con artist; young blacks dancing the minuet at the black debutante ball; and Minerva, the voodoo priestess who works her magic in the graveyard at midnight. These and other Savannahians act as a Greek chorus, with Berendt revealing the alliances, hostilities, and intrigues that thrive in a town where everyone knows everyone else. Learn More

The Sweater Letter
Series/Author F: Michigan

Paperback Dave Destel The Sweater Letter True Crime Nonfiction "A riveting true story of murder in Upper Michigan."-Minneapolis Star-Tribune When a woman was shot and killed on the final day of deer season in 1992 in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, it was quickly classified as a tragic hunting accident. One person-Det. Sgt. Bob Ball-was unconvinced. A strangely worded letter discovered in a box of sweaters and the suspicious behavior of the woman's husband, Bruce Moilanen, triggered his investigation. It would take the cooperation of witnesses who put themselves in jeopardy and months of incredibly dogged police work to gather enough evidence to arrest the elusive man who had seemingly perpetrated the perfect crime. Dave Distel was a writer, editor and columnist for the Los Angeles Times for over twenty years before moving to the Upper Peninsula where he now resides with his wife and collaborator Lynn. Their work has drawn attention from national media, including Court TV's Forensic Files. The popular crime program visits The Sweater Letter case in an episode entitled "Hunter or Hunted." "The Sweater Letter is destined to be a classic in the genre...a spell-binding tale that is well-written and easy-to-follow. It deserves the attention it is getting."-Green Bay Press-Gazette "An exceptional seller..."-The New York Times "This one has it all. It's just a great story!"-Bill Flood, Producer, Court TV's Forensic Files "If you found Anatomy of a Murder intriguing, you will be absolutely captivated by The Sweater Letter!"-San Diego's North County Times Learn More

Cruel Doubt
Series/Author F: Joe

Paperback (creasing on spine) Joe McGinniss Cruel Doubt True Crime "THERE'S NO WAY YOU CAN HURT HER. THIS IS A WOMAN WITH NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE ..." With these words from a distinguished North Carolina criminal lawyer, Joe McGinniss entered the bizarre and tangled life of Bonnie Von Stein, whose newly wealthy husband was brutally murdered as he lay in bed beside her. She herself was stabbed, beaten and apparently left for dead. At her request, McGinniss set out on a search for the truth behind the crime --- only to discover a reality which threatened to eclipse even the worst of Bonnie's fears. As suspicion mounted that her twenty-year-old son had arranged the murder, and an eerie netherworld of leads unfolded, Bonnie staunchly defended him --- and her family. Probing the dark heart of an American family, McGinniss brilliantly weaves together the twisted strands into a riveting account of apparently ordinary people in a small North Carolina town, whose lives and illusions were shattered one summer night in 1988. A murder mystery, a courtroom drama, a heartbreaking account of a mother's love and courage, Cruel Doubt is a terrifying true story you will not soon forget. Learn More

If You Really Loved Me
Series/Author F: Ann

Paperback (creasing on spine) Ann Rule If You Really Loved Me True Crime Mystery There was only one way to please her father: Murder his wife.... David Brown was the consummate entrepreneur: a computer wizard and millionaire by age thirty-two. When his beautiful young wife was shot to death as she slept, Brown's fourteen-year-old daughter, Cinnamon, confessed to killing her stepmother. The California courts sentenced her harshly: twenty-four years to life. But in the wake of Cinnamon's murder conviction, thanks in part to two determined lawmen, the twisted private world of David Brown himself unfolded with astonishing clarity -- revealing a trail of perverse love, twisted secrets, and evil mind games. A complex and often dangerous investigation suggested a horrifying scenario: Was the seemingly bland David Brown really a stone-cold killer who convinced his own daughter to prove her love by killing for him? A man who turned young women into his own personal slaves, who collected nearly $1 million in insurance money, and married his dead wife's teenage sister, David Brown was a sociopath who would stop at nothing...a deadly charmer who almost got away with everything. Learn More