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Blood Will Out

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ISBN: 9780871404510
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Published: Liveright - March 10th, 2014

When Mr. Kirn agrees to transport an ailing dog across the country to its new home in Manhattan, he is under the assumption that the lucky pooch will live amongst the Rockefeller clan. Kirn becomes involved, however, with one of the most clever con men in the annals of crime, a man with whispers of murder haunting his past. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves

The Girl in the Leaves

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ISBN: 9780425258828
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Published: Berkley - December 31st, 2012

Follow the trail as four Ohio teens go missing in the fall of 2010 at the hands of Matthew Hoffman. One of his victims, Sarah, was discovered alive in a pile of leaves in Hoffman's home. ~ Reviewed by Bonnie Winchester

Lost Girls

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ISBN: 9780062183651
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Harper Perennial - May 6th, 2014

On May 1, 2010, a young woman frantically begged for help from residents of Oak Beach, Long Island and then vanished into the night. The search for Shannan Gilbert uncovered the skeletal remains of nearly a dozen other prostitutes in the sparsely inhabited area. A contemporary horror story of doomed lives and tragic destinies that may still be unfolding. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves

A Wilderness of Error

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ISBN: 9780143123699
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Published: Penguin Books - January 22nd, 2014

Did a Green Beret really kill his entire family in 1970? Part detective, part philosopher, Morris reopens the Fatal Vision case and discovers our justice system is more interested in sustaining fictions than discovering the truth. Compulsive and compelling. ~ Reviewed by Charles Bottomley

The Crime of the Century

"The most important equation to solve in life is the human equation." -- Robert Zorn, Cemetery John

Every once in a while, something happens that grabs America by the shoulders and gives it a good shake. The colors of the rainbow suddenly muddy. Our silver linings become streaked with tarnish. Heroes are brought to their knees. There was probably never a time in the 20th century when Americans needed the hope of rainbows and silver linings more than during the Great Depression of the 1930s.

Shirley Temple was the biggest box-office star in the country throughout much of the decade. Millions of weary people flocked to theaters to watch the curly-headed moppet sing and dance their troubles away for 90 minutes. The movies always had a happy ending, too, no matter how distant the prospect seemed to be at first. With everything else that they had to deal with, Americans clung to the promise of a happy ending.

The expectation was shaken badly after the kidnapping of the 20-month-old son of Charles Lindbergh on a windy and cold night in March of 1932. Lindbergh was arguably the most famous man in the world, a genuine hero after his solo flight across the Atlantic in 1927. It made the abduction of his only child even more puzzling to authorities. There were richer men and there were certainly families whose ordeal would attract less attention and sympathy. (READ MORE)

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ISBN: 9781468306699
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Published: Abrams Press - January 16th, 2013

Cemetery John

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ISBN: 9781468306699
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Published: Abrams Press - January 16th, 2013

Despite the fact that only one person was ever charged, everyone involved in the investigation of the kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh's child in 1932 agreed that it was not the work of one man. This precise, state-of-the-art examination of the infamous crime had its roots in a conversation that still haunted the teenager who overheard it 75 years later. Fascinating, compelling, and sad. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


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