Traces the story of Louis Till, the father of iconic civil rights martyr Emmet Till, tying their fates together to reveal how the father was wrongly convicted for rape and murder before being executed by the Army a decade before his son's murder.
In occupied 1945 Venice, a fisherman rescues a Jewish woman on the run from the Wehrmacht SS and chooses to protect her from the Nazis, a decision that leads them into a turbulent love affair marked by beauty and danger.
Hired to care for a small Irish village girl said to have miraculously survived on nothing but "manna from heaven" for months, a journalist and nurse veteran of Florence Nightingale's Crimean campaign quickly finds herself fighting to save the child's life.
Determined to track down a notorious con man who his famous detective father never brought to justice, William Pinkerton forges an unlikely bond with Adam Foole, a man with a secret past whose lost love is tied to the criminal Pinkerton seeks.
Involved in a car accident with a scam artist, a man helplessly watches his life spiral out of control following subsequent interactions with a sand-stealing company, a mafia capo, a reality show accordionist, and other eccentric characters.
When a terrible crime committed on the night of a dinner party casts suspicion on a young couple who seemed to have it all, Detective Rasbach discovers that the panicked duo had been hiding dangerous secrets from each other for years.
When electric light innovator Thomas Edison sues George Westinghouse, his only remaining rival for patent infringement, Westinghouse hires untested Columbia Law School graduate Paul Cravath for a case fraught with lies, betrayals and deception.
Elizabeth Greenwood explores whether it is still possible to fake your own death in the 21st century. She probes the world of death fraud, visiting message boards for people plotting pseudocide and buying her own death certificate in the Philippines.
When a violent death rocks her close-knit gymnastics community weeks before an important competition, the mother of an Olympics hopeful works frantically to hold her family together in spite of being irresistibly drawn to the crime. By the award-winning author of The Fever.