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.
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.
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.
An account of the sensational 1974 kidnapping and trial of Patty Hearst describes the efforts of her family to secure her release, Hearst's baffling participation in a bank robbery, and the psychological insights that prompted modern understandings aboutStockholm syndrome.
Suffering public contempt after the Metropolitan Police's failure to capture Jack the Ripper, Walter Day, a member of Victorian London's recently formed Murder Squad, partners with Scotland Yard's first forensic pathologist to track down a killer who is targeting their colleagues.
Describes how a Bangladeshi immigrant, shot in the Dallas mini mart where he worked in the days after September 11 in a revenge crime, forgives his assailant and petitions the State of Texas to spare his attacker the death penalty. 20,000 first printing.