The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Finding Mañana documents the true story of a Long Island immigrant's murder in 2008, citing the hate biases that compelled a group of teens to attack the Ecuadorean victim, who became a symbol of flaws in America's immigration system.
After his mother left and his father became a recluse, Jeremy Johnson Johnson (whose mother and father both had the same last name) was left to support the family, but he's been aided by the ghost of Jacob Grimm, one half of the infamous Brothers Grimm writing duo, and when provocative local girl Ginger Boultinghouse takes an interest in Jeremy (and his unique abilities), a grim chain of events is put into motion.
The creator of Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Mystery and Madness presents a full-length, lavishly illustrated adaptation that explores the hubris of the mad scientist, the innocence of his monstrous creation and the dark desires reflected by Mary Shelley's themes.
When wealthy Seth Hubbard hangs himself from a sycamore tree and leaves his fortune to his black maid, Jake Brigance once again finds himself embroiled in a controversial trial that will expose old racial tensions and force Ford County to confront its tortured history.
In 1931, Emily Thornhill, one of the few women in the Chicago press, covers the murders of Asta Eicher and her three children. Obsessed with finding out what happened to this beautiful family, Emily allies herself with the man funding the investigation.
The daughter of a close-knit Mormon family who was abducted, held captive and repeatedly raped recounts the constant fear she endured, her determination to maintain hope, her escape and her transformation from victim to advocate.
When Lord Cucuface, head of Madeline's school, takes a telescope from the attic during a surprise inspection, its ghostly owner convinces Madeline to help get it back, with help from neighbor Pepito and her fellow orphans.
Punk-rock girl Dawn has built a life for herself outside the boundaries of mainstream society, based on a mixture of political philosophy and Aleister Crowley's black magic. But when her mentor (and only friend) is found with a bullet in his head, she's forced to track down his murderer herself — encountering dark and twisted truths that all her studies in politics and magic haven't prepared her for.
Stephen Jimenez offers a new take on the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard based on extensive interviews and research, delving into the motives for the murder and maintaining that they were more complicated than a simple hate crime.