Traces the dual story of 1920s Los Angeles prosecutor's office crime-scene investigator Leslie White and ambitious corrupt political candidate Dave Clark, documenting how Clark was deemed a prime suspect in the brutal murder of mob boss Charlie Crawford.
The haunting true story of Ted Bundy follows the trail of an attractive, highly intelligent, one-time law student who lived a double life as a serial killer who may have been responsible for more than thirty murders and is told from the perspective of the former cop, crime writer, and unwitting personal friend, in an updated edition of the true crime classic. Reprint.
The true story of Art Williams, a gifted counterfeiter who created a nearly indistinguishable copy of what was thought to be the most secure hundred-dollar bill ever created, and printed millions of the fake bills for criminals and spending sprees.
After financier and arms dealer John Stone dies falling out of a window at his London home, a quest begins to uncover the truth behind his death, played out against the backdrop of high-stakes international finance and the start of the twentieth century's arms race.
Draws on previously hidden historical sources and survivor interviews to profile mob-infiltrated Havana in the 1950s, in an account that traces the relationships between President Batista and such mafia leaders as Meyer Lansky and Lucky Luciano.
For a price Libby Day will reconnect with the players that murdered her mother and two sisters in "The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas." Having testified that her brother Ben was the murderer on that fateful night twenty-five years ago, now she is not so sure as, piece by piece, the unimaginable truth emerges, and Libby finds herself right back where she started—on the run from a killer.
Preferring animals to people because of a disfigurement from a childhood accident, veterinary surgeon Clara Benning is called upon to investigate a snakebite death and discovers that the victim's body possessed a higher concentration of venom than a snake can produce, a realization that leads to a conclusion that the victim was murdered.
Pursuing a big story in anticipation of his imminent layoff, Los Angeles reporter Jack McEvoy investigates the murder confession of a teen drug dealer and realizes that the youth may be innocent, a discovery that pits him against a killer operating below police radar.
Presents a collection of mystery, crime, and suspense stories by African-American writers who have made significant contributions to the genre, including Robert Greer, Walter Mosley, and Chester Himes.
Unexpectedly promoted to detective when his predecessor goes missing and a supervisor is killed, agency clerk Charles Unwin struggles with inexperience and nerves during a case in which he encounters bizarre clues and is framed for murder.
Estranged from fellow sleuth Bill Smith, Chinese-American P.I. Lydia Chin is called in by former mentor Joel Pilarsky to help recover a cache of stolen jewelry belonging to Jewish refugees from the Holocaust, only to discover that a priceless missing gem may be among the jewels, but her case is complicated by Joel's murder and the return of Bill Smith. 35,000 first printing.