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Starve the Vulture: A Memoir

by Jason Carney Kaylie Jones Books (December 15, 2014)

A stirring story of criminality, drug addiction, recovery, and unlikely fame.


The Wickedest Man: The True Story of Ben Hogan

by Joseph J. Millard Wildside Press (October 27, 2014)

This is the saga of one of the most fabulous characters that ever lived: Ben Hogan, better known as the Gentleman from Hell, who was living proof that fact is stranger than fiction. There have been outstandingly...


Gangsters' Wives

by Tammy Cohen Quercus (November 04, 2014)

Behind every good man is a good woman. But what lies behind every bad man? Gangsters' Wives tells the side of the story you didn't know--what it's like to live with Britain's most lawless men, from the women...


The Search for Anne Perry

by Joanne Drayton Arcade (June 03, 2014)

A New York Times Best Seller!

In 1994, director Peter Jackson released the movie Heavenly Creatures, based on a famous 1950s matricide committed in New Zealand by two teenage girls embroiled in an obsessive relationship....


Hash

by Wensley Clarkson Quercus (August 12, 2014)

For millions of people across the world, lighting up a joint is no more controversial than having a cup of tea. But in Hash Wensley Clarkson explores the dark and sinister side of this multi-billion pound business:...


Cocaine Confidential

by Wensley Clarkson Quercus (August 12, 2014)

From those who grow the coca to the end dealers-the inside stories of the people involved in the world of cocaine smuggling Cocaine is the world's most notorious narcotic. It underpins a vast, multi-billion...


Running With Dillinger: The Story of Red Hamilton and Other Forgotten Canadian Outlaws

by Edward Butts Dundurn (February 12, 2008)

From the last men to be hanged in P.E.I to the bandits who plundered banks and trains in Canada and the U.S, this collection of true crime stories picks up where The Desperate Ones left off.


Saboteurs: Wiebo Ludwig's War Against Big Oil

by Andrew Nikiforuk & Chris Hedges Greystone Books (August 30, 2014)

At Trickle Creek in northern Alberta, Wiebo Ludwig thought he’d buffered his tiny religious community from civilization, but in 1990 civilization came calling. A Calgary oil company proposed to drill directly...


Gotti's Rules

by George Anastasia Dey Street Books (January 27, 2015)

From the New York Times bestselling author of Blood and Honor and The Last Gangster—“one of the most respected crime reporters in the country” (60 Minutes)—comes the sure to be headline-making inside...


The Brotherhoods

by Guy Lawson & William Oldham Scribner (November 28, 2006)

INSIDE THE MOB. INSIDE THE NYPD. THE LAST GREAT MAFIA BOOK OF OUR TIME.

The Brotherhoods is the chilling chronicle of the shocking crimes of NYPD detectives Stephen Caracappa and Louis Eppolito, notorious rogue...


This Family of Mine

by Victoria Gotti Pocket Books (September 29, 2009)

For decades, scandalous rumors and sensational tabloid headlines have obscured the truth about one the most famous and intriguing families in modern history: the real players, the real relationships, behind...


Scared Silent

by Mildred Muhammad Strebor Books (October 13, 2009)

SCARED SILENT

In this riveting memoir, Mildred Muhammad, the former wife of convicted "D.C. Sniper" John Muhammad, breaks her silence about the domestic violence she suffered during their marriage and the tragic...


Seven Days of Rage

by Paul LaRosa & Maria Cramer Pocket Books (September 15, 2009)

From a producer of 48 Hours Mystery and The Boston Globe reporter comes the full account of the shocking crime spree of the infamous Craigslist Killer.

In this “detailed and absorbing” (The Boston Globe)...


Off the Street: Redemption

by Christopher Baughman Behler Publications (November 18, 2013)

A veteran detective hunts someone from his past to find justice for the brutalized victims of human trafficking.


Dracula's Bloodline: A Florescu Family Saga

by Radu R. Florescu & Matei Cazacu Hamilton Books (August 02, 2013)

This book tells the story of the Florescu family, from its feudal blood ties, to notorious 15th century figure Vlad Tepes (Count Dracula), right up to present day. The authors drew on research that had mostly...


This Is for the Mara Salvatrucha: Inside the MS-13, America's Most Violent Gang

by Samuel Logan Hachette Books (July 07, 2009)

Like any American teenager, Brenda Paz spent much of her time with her friends. They would go to parties, listen to music, and show off their cars late into the night. But Brenda and her friends belonged to...


Undercover Cop

by Mike Russell & Patrick Picciarelli Thomas Dunne Books (August 05, 2013)

One moment, New Jersey state trooper Mike Russell was working undercover, playing the role of an up-and-coming mobster hoping to infiltrate a Mafia family crew. The next, he was lying facedown in an alley after...


The Real George Freeman

by Tony Reeves Hybrid Publishers (May 01, 2013)

Sin City, 1970s. Crooked cops take the cream off the top of crime profits. Judges frequent illegal gambling dens. The winners of races are known before the horses have run. Heroin floods the streets, And the...


The Butcher

by Philip Carlo HarperCollins e-books (September 29, 2009)

The New York Times bestselling author of Gaspipe and The Ice Man, Phillip Carlo returns with a hair-raising portrait of arguably the most depraved psychopath in the history of the Mafia, mob enforcer Tommy “Karate”...


Tough Jews: Fathers, Sons, and Ganster Dreams

by Richard Cohen Simon & Schuster (June 18, 2013)

Award-winning writer Rich Cohen excavates the real stories behind the legend of infamous criminal enforcers Murder, Inc. and contemplates the question: Where did the tough Jews go?

In 1930s Brooklyn, there lived...


Montreal's Irish Mafia

by D'Arcy O'Connor HarperCollins Publishers (September 10, 2013)

From the early days as hired muscle for the Italian and Jewish mafias, tunnelling into bank vaults in the '50s and '60s, to the legendary truck heists and bank stick-ups in the '70s, Montreal's Irish mafia-otherwise...


Hell To Pay

by Neal Hall HarperCollins Publishers (September 10, 2013)

Michael Plante, a low-level Hells Angels dog's body in Vancouver, is arrested for extortion in 2003. Coincidentally, police intercept a boat carrying cocaine from Colombia to Vancouver, a shipment arranged by...


Biker

by Jerry Langton HarperCollins Publishers (July 23, 2013)

Set in the a rust-belt city called Springfield, USA, Biker traces the career trajectory of Ned "Crash" Aiken, a small-time high-school drug dealer who rises quickly through the ranks of a major biker gang. He...


Outlaw Biker

by Jerry Langton HarperCollins Publishers (June 18, 2013)

Outlaw Biker is the sequel to the bestselling Biker by Jerry Langton.

In Outlaw Biker, Langton explores the world of Russian and eastern European organized crime syndicates and how they have established an unshakeable...


Dead Biker

by Jerry Langton HarperCollins Publishers (July 23, 2013)

Ned Aiken had thought he had seen it all. After dropping out of school to run with one of the Midwest`s most powerful outlaw motorcycle gangs, he spent some time with the Russian mafia - just barely escaping...


Gaspipe

by Philip Carlo HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

The boss of New York's infamous Lucchese crime family, Anthony "Gaspipe" Casso's life in the Mafia was preordained from birth. His rare talent for "earning"—concocting ingenious schemes to hijack trucks, rob...


True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa

by Michael Finkel HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

In the haunting tradition of Joe McGinniss's Fatal Vision and Mikal Gilmore's Shot in the Heart, True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa weaves a spellbinding tale of murder, love, and deceit with a deeply personal...


You Can't Win

by Jack Black, Joe Coleman & William S Burroughs Feral House (June 21, 2013)

This underground sensation, with heretofore unpublished material by the author, will be released as a movie in 2013.


Unlocked

by Louis Ferrante HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

From Louis Ferrante, a one-time mafia thug and federal prison inmate, comes this remarkable and moving memoir of his journey from a life of crime to that of a promising writer

Up until his incarceration, Louis...


Showdown

by Jerry Langton HarperCollins Publishers (May 28, 2013)

The inside story of the street war between Canada's most violent biker gangs-the Outlaws and the Hell's Angels Once bikers who road together, Mario Parente and Walter Stadnick, are now mortal enemies, chiefs,...


Fallen Angel

by Jerry Langton HarperCollins Publishers (May 28, 2013)

Walter Stadnick is not an imposing man. At five-foot-four, his face and arms scarred by fire in a motorcycle accident, he would not spring to mind as a leader of Canada's most notorious biker gang, the Hells...


Lone Wolf

by Maryanne Vollers HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

Five years after escaping into the mountains of North Carolina, Eric Rudolph was becoming a figure of folk legend. The FBI had long since abandoned its manhunt—the largest ever on U.S. soil—for the fugitive...


A Man of Honor

by Joseph Bonanno St. Martin's Paperbacks (June 03, 2013)

"Friendships, connections, family ties, trust, loyalty, obedience-this was the 'glue' that held us together."

These were the principles that the greatest Mafia "Boss of Bosses," Joseph Bonnano, lived by. Born...


Mr. Capone

by Robert Schoenberg HarperCollins e-books (June 23, 2009)

    All I ever did was to sell beer and whiskey to our best people. All I ever did was to supply a demand that was pretty popular.

    Why, the very guys that make my trade good are the ones that yell...


It Took a Village

by Rubin Scott & Alma Buenavista eBookIt.com (April 10, 2013)

By: Alma Buenvista

Oakland Public School Teacher

With so much to say about Rubin Scott's book, It Takes a Village, if I had to choose one word to encapsulate the essence I would say: inspiring. Rubin Scott unpacks...


Phantom Justice

by Young Boone's Koo eBookIt.com (February 21, 2013)

Stirring memoir combines prison diaries.

This book provides a unique glimpse into what justice of Indiana was like, and describes harrowing experience with Indiana Justice and Judicial Systems.


Gods of Mischief: My Undercover Vendetta to Take Down the Vagos Outlaw Motorcycle Gang

by George Rowe Atria Books (February 12, 2013)

This is the high-octane, no-holds-barred, true story of a bad guy turned good who busted open one of the most violent outlaw motorcycle gangs in history.

George Rowe's gritty and harrowing story offers not only...


Nobody Walks

by Dennis M. Walsh Thomas Dunne Books (February 11, 2013)

In the vein of The Boondock Saints and Chinatown comes this true crime memoir of brotherly love and vengeance

In 2003, Christopher Walsh was found stuffed in a trash barrel in a storage locker in Van Nuys, California....


Vagos, Mongols, and Outlaws

by Charles Falco & Kerrie Droban Thomas Dunne Books (February 04, 2013)

The basis for the hit TV series Gangland Undercover!

The gripping account from an ex-con who went undercover to help the ATF infiltrate three of America's most violent biker gangs

Despite lacking any experience...


Prisoner 1082: Escape from Crumlin Road Prison, Europe's Alcatraz

by Donal Donnelly The Collins Press (March 01, 2010)

On St Stephen's Day 1960 Dónal Donnelly made his dramatic escape from the prison known as 'Europe's Alcatraz'. Three years earlier, the teenage Dónal had been convicted of membership of the IRA in the first...


The Devil's Harvest

by Jessica Garrison Hachette Books (August 04, 2020)

A gut-wrenching and timely deep-dive into the unbelievable true story of Jose Martinez, a drug cartel hitman responsible for dozens of murders across the forgotten farmlands of California's Central Valley, The...


The Less People Know About Us

by Axton Betz-Hamilton Grand Central Publishing (October 14, 2019)

AN EDGAR AWARDS 2020 WINNER

In this powerful true crime memoir, an award-winning identity theft expert tells the shocking story of the duplicity and betrayal that inspired her career and nearly destroyed her...


The Program

by Toni Natalie & Chet Hardin Grand Central Publishing (September 23, 2019)

A jaw-dropping insider look into the world of the so-called "Hollywood Sex Cult" NXIVM chronicling the rise of enigmatic cult leader, Keith Raniere, from its "Patient Zero," his former girlfriend and test subject...


The Buddhist on Death Row

by David Sheff & Michael Boatman Simon & Schuster Audio (August 04, 2020)

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Boy explores the transformation of Jarvis Jay Masters who has become one of America’s most inspiring Buddhist practitioners while locked in a cell on death...


I You We Them: Volume 1

by Dan Gretton Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 20, 2020)

"I You We Them is a uniquely gripping journey around the landscapes of mass murder." --Philippe Sands, author of East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity

A Spectator (UK) Best...


Butch Cassidy

by Charles Leerhsen & Pete Simonelli Simon & Schuster Audio (July 14, 2020)

Charles Leerhsen brings the notorious Butch Cassidy to vivid life in this surprising and entertaining biography that goes beyond the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid to reveal a more fascinating and...


The S.S. Officer's Armchair

by Daniel Lee Hachette Books (June 16, 2020)

Based on documents discovered concealed within a simple chair for seventy years, this gripping investigation into the life of a single SS officer during World War Two encapsulates the tragic experience of a...


Butch Cassidy

by Charles Leerhsen Simon & Schuster (July 14, 2020)

Charles Leerhsen brings the notorious Butch Cassidy to vivid life in this surprising and entertaining biography that goes beyond the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid to reveal a more fascinating and...


Boardwalk Gangster

by Tim Newark Thomas Dunne Books (September 26, 2011)

For the first twenty-five years of his criminal career, Charles "Lucky" Luciano was a vicious mobster who rose to become the multimillionaire king of the New York underworld. For the next twenty-five years of...


The Mysterious Life and Faked Death of Jesse James

by Daniel J. Duke & Teresa F. Duke Destiny Books (June 09, 2020)

A deep investigation into historical documents that prove the notorious outlaw Jesse James faked his own death

• Presents the legend of Jesse James and counters it with the real story, based on family records...