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California's Lamson Murder Mystery

by Tom Zaniello The History Press (October 17, 2016)

On Memorial Day 1933, Stanford executive David Lamson found his wife, Allene, dead in their Palo Alto home. The only suspect, he became the face of California's most sensational murder trial of the century....


Prohibition New York City

by David Rosen The History Press (November 09, 2020)

Texas Guinan was the queen of New York's speakeasies in the Roaring Twenties. Her clubs were backed by leading gangsters and welcomed some of the city's biggest sharks and swankest swells. Movie stars, flappers,...


Scotland Yard's Murder Squad

by Dick Kirby Pen and Sword True Crime (July 30, 2020)

In 1906 the Metropolitan Police Commissioner was asked by the Home Office to make available skilled investigators for murder inquiries nationwide as few constabularies had sufficiently skilled – or indeed,...


Captured by Pirates

by John Richard Stephens, John Battis, Captain John Stairs & Captain Rufus Frink et al. Fern Canyon Press (March 06, 2013)

Pirates are primarily known for their swashbuckling attitudes, their freebooting lifestyle, their high-seas adventures and their stolen treasure, but their victims tend to be forgotten. These are the innocent...


Wyatt Earp Speaks

by Wyatt Earp, John Richard Stephens, Bat Masterson & Big Nose Kate et al. Fern Canyon Press (March 06, 2013)

Legendary lawman Wyatt Earp entered Wild West history with his guns blazing and people have been fighting about him ever since. His exploits have become so distorted by many books and movies that, chances are,...


The True Story of Tom Dooley: From Western North Carolina Mystery to Folk Legend

by John Edward Fletcher PhD & Edith Marie Ferguson Carter The History Press (May 07, 2013)

In the wake of a love affair and a mysterious chain of events, Tom Dooley was convicted and hanged for the murder of Laura Foster.

At the conclusion of the Civil War, Wilkes County, North Carolina, was the site...


Murder on the Florida Frontier

by Andrew Fink The History Press (November 05, 2018)

In 1880, there was a brutal murder in sunny paradise. This is the story of greed, violence, and a sensational trial that still captures the public's imagination even well after 100 years have passed.

Archie Newton...


Virginia State Penitentiary

by Dale M. Brumfield & Evans D. Hopkins The History Press (October 30, 2017)

Thomas Jefferson developed the idea for the Virginia State Penitentiary and set the standard for the future of the American prison system. The prison endured severe overcrowding, three fires, an earthquake and...


Massacre at Duffy’s Cut

by William E. Watson & J. Francis Watson The History Press (October 22, 2018)

Fifty-seven Irish immigrant laborers arrived in the port of Philadelphia in June 1832 to work on Pennsylvania's Philadelphia and Columbia Railroad. They all perished within six weeks.

Contractor Philip Duffy...


Wicked Ulster County

by A.J. Schenkman The History Press (July 31, 2012)

Uncover Ulster County's hidden history of unsavory characters and stories of its wicked past.

Situated in the scenic Hudson Valley, Ulster County is a lovely location to make a home and raise a family, but it...


Murder & Mayhem on Ohio's Rails

by Jane Ann Turzillo The History Press (January 21, 2014)

Ride Ohio's rails with some of the bravest trainmen and most vicious killers and robbers to ever roll down the tracks.

The West may have had Jesse James and Butch Cassidy, but Ohio had its own brand of train...


The Jefferson County Egan Murders: Nightmare on New Year's Eve 1964

by Dave Shampine & Daniel T. Boyer The History Press (October 14, 2014)

With interviews from key witnesses, authors Dave Shampine and Daniel Boyer recount the grisly story of this New Year's Eve North Country nightmare, which is still shrouded in mystery today.

The names Peter, Barbara...


Murder in St. Augustine

by Elizabeth Randall The History Press (October 24, 2016)

More than four decades after it occurred, the murder of Athalia Ponsell Lindsley remains notorious? and unsolved.

The only eyewitness said a man attacked Lindsley with a machete in broad daylight on the front...


Wicked Women of Ohio

by Jane Ann Turzillo The History Press (September 10, 2018)

Award-winning crime writer Jane Ann Turzillo recounts the stories of Ohio's most notorious vixens, viragoes and villainesses.

The Buckeye State produced its share of wicked women. Tenacious madam Clara Palmer...


North Carolina Moonshine

by Frank Stephenson Jr. & Barbara Nichols Mulder The History Press (January 09, 2017)

North Carolina holds a special place in the history of moonshine. For more than three centuries, the illicit home-brew was a way of life.

NASCAR emerged from the illegal moonshine tradeas drivers such as Junior...


Death on the Devil's Teeth

by Jesse P. Pollack & Mark Moran The History Press (July 20, 2015)

Four decades after Jeannette DePalma's tragic death, authors Jesse P. Pollack and Mark Moran present the definitive account of the shocking Springfield township cold case.

As Springfield residents decorated for...


Murder in the Midlands

by Rita Y. Shuler The History Press (March 20, 2007)

Documented in film, crime T.V. shows and now captured in this book; read about Larry Gene Bell and his reign of terror in South Carolina.

Former South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) forensic photographer...


Mobsters, Madams & Murder in Steubenville, Ohio

by Susan M. Guy The History Press (June 10, 2014)

Steubenville Ohio, a mecca of murder was nicknamed "Little Chicago" with gambling, prostitution, and bootlegging running rampant for over one hundred years.

Steubenville's Water Street red-light district drew...


Charlotte True Crime Stories

by Cathy Pickens The History Press (August 12, 2019)

A thrilling account of a hundred years of sensational and sinister deeds that marked and shaped one southern town.

Crimes that captivated attention in the Charlotte area over the years run the gamut from missing...


Wicked Nashville

by Elizabeth K. Goetsch The History Press (August 21, 2017)

While known for the twang of its country music, Nashville is also home to a colorful and salacious past. A must-read for Nashville history enthusiasts.

The earliest settlers to lay claim to the land surrounding...


Wicked Muncie

by Keith Roysdon & Douglas Walker The History Press (October 17, 2016)

Explore the notorious and unusual side of Muncie's history.

Muncie is the classic small American city. But for much of the past two centuries, the city fell victim to murder, corruption and the bizarre. Mayor...


New Castle's Kadunce Murders

by Dale Richard Perelman The History Press (November 18, 2019)

Author Dale Richard Perelman tells the tragic story of the 1978 murders and the mystery surrounding them.

In the summer of 1978, a mother and her four-year-old were stabbed to death in the quiet town of New Castle....


Trouble in Lafayette Square

by Gil Klein & John Kelly - Washington Post Metro Columnist The History Press (May 14, 2018)

Author Gil Klein reveals the fascinating role of Lafayette Square in the nation's history.

Lafayette Square near the White House is surrounded by landmarks and steeped in a fascinating history of rebellion. A...


The North Country Murder of Irene Izak: Stained by Her Blood

by Dave Shampine The History Press (December 10, 2010)

Uncover the story of the vicious and confounding killing of Pennsylvania School Teacher, Irene Izak, that has remained unsolved for four decades.

It was the summer of 1968, and she had been driving for days....


The Corpsewood Manor Murders in North Georgia

by Amy Petulla The History Press (August 08, 2016)

Author Amy Petulla uncovers the curious case that left two men dead and the incredible story still surrounded by controversy, speculation and myth.

In 1982, Tony West and Avery Brock made a visit to notorious...


Wicked Bay City, Michigan

by Tim Younkman The History Press (May 30, 2016)

Join author Tim Younkman for a wild ride into Bay City's wicked side.

From unscrupulous lumber barons to Hell's Half Mile, Bay City history casts a sinister shadow. Pope Leo XIII was forced to intervene when...


Murder at Rocky Point Park

by Kelly Sullivan Pezza The History Press (August 05, 2014)

Join author & reporter Kelly Sullivan Pezza as she investigates and recounts the murder of 5-year old Maggie Sheffield.

On a summer day in 1893, little Maggie Sheffield was murdered. Maggie's own father did the...


Wicked Terre Haute

by Tim Crumrin The History Press (March 18, 2019)

Join local historian Tim Crumrin as he reveals the blackguards, rogues and swindlers of Terre Haute's rough and rowdy past.

For more than a century, Terre Haute earned its reputation as a sin city. One of the...


Hampton Roads Murder & Mayhem

by Nancy E. Sheppard The History Press (October 08, 2018)

Hampton Roads is an iconic destination, but the "birthplace of America" has a nefarious past.

Dive into the story of cannibalism in the Jamestown colony and learn the gory details of the tale of the Witch of...


A History of Smuggling in Florida

by Stan Zimmerman The History Press (October 01, 2006)

Put on your life vest and head out for this exciting, entertaining history of Florida's most-fascinating smugglers!

Think you're a smuggler? With that box of Cuban cigars or those unclaimed duty-free souvenirs...


Hudson Valley Murder & Mayhem

by Andrew K. Amelinckx The History Press (June 26, 2017)

Visit the long ago crime and dire deeds in the Hudson Valley of New York.

The Hudson Valley is drenched in history, culture and blood. In the fall of 1893, Lizzie Halliday left a trail of bodies in her wake,...


Wicked Milwaukee

by Yance Marti The History Press (October 08, 2018)

Local historian Yance Marti uncovers the rough and rowdy blackguards who once made Milwaukee infamous.

The Cream City of yesteryear was a dingy haven for scofflaws and villains. Red-light districts peppered downtown's...


Wicked Pittsburgh

by Richard Gazarik The History Press (October 08, 2018)

Join author Richard Gazarik as he reveals the wicked history of the Steel City.

Muckraking journalist Walter Liggett dubbed Pittsburgh the "Metropolis of Corruption" in 1930 when he reported the city had more...


Fox Cities Murder & Mayhem

by Gavin Schmitt The History Press (November 27, 2017)

The safe and sedate Fox Cities have seen their share of horrible crimes. A must-read for fans of true crime and Wisconsin history.

Cold Blooded murder, kidnapping, prostitution, organized crime and other misdeeds...


Hot Springs

by Robert K. Raines Arcadia Publishing (November 18, 2013)

From a hot springs attraction to a central location for gangsters, gambling, moonshine and organized crime, trace the evolution of this "loose buckle in the Bible belt", now a resort and major tourist destination....


Wicked Newport

by Larry Stanford & J. Bailey The History Press (July 30, 2008)

Take a trip with Larry Stanford through 350 years of Newport's hidden, dark history.

Founded by a small band of religious freedom seekers in 1639, Newport, Rhode Island, subsequently became a bustling colonial...


Wicked Charleston

by Mark R. Jones The History Press (November 14, 2005)

Wicked Charleston: The Dark Side of the Holy City, by local resident and tour guide Mark R. Jones, explores the dark alleys and seedy characters not often associated with the Charleston of today.

A beautiful...


Historic Crimes of Long Island

by Kerriann Flanagan Brosky & Joan Harrison The History Press (September 04, 2017)

Award-winning author and historian Kerriann Flanagan Brosky uncovers some of the most ghastly and fascinating historical crimes committed on Long Island.

Beyond the idyllic countryside and suburban communities...


Mafia Cop Killers in Akron

by Mark J. Price The History Press (November 27, 2017)

From 1917 to 1919, terror struck the streets of Akron. As soldiers marched off to World War I and Spanish influenza ravaged the community, police officers faced a sinister threat.

Murderous kingpin Rosario Borgia...


Murder on Long Island

by Amy K. Folk, Geoffrey K. Fleming & Joseph S. Wickham The History Press (March 26, 2013)

Local historians Geoffrey Fleming and Amy Folk uncover this gruesome 19th-century story of revenge and murder on Long Island.

In the mid-19th century, James Wickham was a wealthy farmer with a large estate in...


Murder in Roanoke County

by John D. Long The History Press (October 21, 2019)

Did her rival for a man's love get away with murder? It was a story of violence, bigamy, race and a quest for justice. The strange but true story of James and Susan Watkins.

A drama played out in the mountains...


Gangs and Outlaws of Western Pennsylvania

by Thomas White & Michael Hassett The History Press (July 24, 2012)

Violent bank heists, bold train robberies and hardened gangs all tear across the history of the wild west--western Pennsylvania, that is.

The region played reluctant host to the likes of the infamous Biddle Boys,...


Wicked Asheville

by Marla Hardee Milling & Joshua P. Warren The History Press (September 17, 2018)

Discover the wicked and sordid history of Asheville, North Carolina in this volume by author and Asheville native Marla Hardee Milling.

Asheville is a wonderfully strange city, but it has a few shadows in its...


Baltimore Prohibition

by Michael T. Walsh The History Press (December 11, 2017)

Explore the fasciniating history of Prohibition in one of the places where it was most defied-- Baltimore, Maryland.

There was perhaps no region more opposed to Prohibition than Baltimore and Maryland. The Free...


The Hunt for the Last Public Enemy in Northeastern Ohio

by Julie A. Thompson & Ian Craig The History Press (April 15, 2019)

The last Public Enemy No. 1 of the Depression era, Alvin "Creepy" Karpis reportedly compiled a record of fifty-four aliases, fifteen bank robberies, fourteen murders, three jailbreaks and two kidnappings.

His...


Historic Crimes and Justice in Burlington, Vermont

by Jeffrey H. Beerworth The History Press (August 17, 2015)

Burlington Police Department detective Jeff Beerworth explores the nature of crime and justice in the Queen City.

As Burlington grew into a city out of wilderness, more citizens meant more opportunities for crime....


Louisville's Alma Kellner Mystery

by Shawn M. Herron The History Press (February 26, 2018)

A kidnapping, a brutal murder, an international manhunt, and a diabolical priest? This is the true story of the murder of eight-year-old Alma Kellner.

On a bitterly cold day in December of 1909, young Alma Kellner...


Wicked Lexington, Kentucky

by Fiona Young-Brown The History Press (February 08, 2011)

Filled with tales of infamous duels, cheating congressmen, and much more, Wicked Lexington, Kentucky offers the first collection the city's rowdy and ruckus history .

Despite its illustrious beginnings as the...


Wicked Baltimore

by Lauren R. Silberman & Christopher Scharpf The History Press (September 09, 2011)

Detailing the salacious history of Baltimore and its denizens from the city's earliest history up to and through Prohibition.

With nicknames such as "Mob Town" and "Syphilis City," no one would deny that Baltimore...


Wicked Women of Detroit

by Tobin T. Buhk The History Press (October 08, 2018)

Author Tobin T. Buhk recounts the thrilling tales of Detroit's most violent, clever and misunderstood female criminals.

"Queen of the Underworld" Sophie Lyons faced off with detective Teresa Lewis in court three...