A Twisted Faith

Author: Gregg Olsen
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 031253793X
Release Date: 2011-03-29
Genre: True Crime

Presents the story of a minister who seduced five of his female congregants, and hatched a cold-blooded plot to murder his wife.

Murder on Bainbridge Island

Author: Dianne Harman
ISBN: 1544005997
Release Date: 2017-03-15

A Brand New Series from Seven Time Amazon All Star Author Dianne Harman.When Lisa Sanders, a well-known Seattle art gallery owner, is found dead at a prestigious dinner party, shock waves ripple through the local art community. For DeeDee Wilson, the death becomes a personal tragedy, because the dinner party was the first ever event for her fledgling catering business. On the following day, newspaper reports indicated the cause of death was possibly poisoning, but could it have come from the food she served the guests? In order to save her business and protect her reputation, DeeDee has to find out how Lisa, the art gallery owner, died, and if it was murder, who did it and why? Could it have been the smarmy competing gallery owner who was jealous of Lisa's success in getting a top art glass artisan to exhibit in her gallery? Or the artist whose work she rejected because she didn't feel it was up to her standards? Was it the disgruntled ex-girlfriend who was dumped by the man Lisa was currently seeing? Or was it a museum employee who was fired by the woman who hosted the dinner party?Join DeeDee, Jake, a private investigator who has become an important part of her post-divorce life, and her new dog, Balto, a husky dog with a blue eye and a brown one, as they try to save both DeeDee's new business venture and her reputation, and at the same time find out what happened to Lisa.

Dare I Call It Murder

Author: Larry M. Edwards
ISBN: 0985972831
Release Date: 2013-07
Genre: Biography

Larry Edwards unmasks the emotional trauma of violent loss as he ferrets out new facts to get at the truth of how and why his parents were killed. In 1977, Loren and Joanne Edwards left Puget Sound aboard their 53-foot sailboat Spellbound, destined for French Polynesia. Six months later they lay dead aboard their boat in the middle of the Pacifi c Ocean. Larry's younger brother became the prime suspect in the FBI's murder investigation. But federal prosecutors never indicted him, leaving the case unresolved and splitting the Edwards family into feuding factions. Three decades later, a dispute over how to respond to a true-crime book by Ann Rule-which contained an inaccurate account of the case-ripped the tattered family even farther apart. In "Dare I Call It Murder?," Larry Edwards sets the record straight, revealing previously undisclosed facts from the investigation as he lays out the case never presented in court. Larry's memoir, however, goes beyond simply telling the untold story of his parents' deaths and refuting the errors in previously published material. His broader goal is to see the book generate greater awareness of and conversations about violent loss, its impact on the survivors and their families, and the troubling effects of post-traumatic stress (PTSD). www.DareICallItMurder.com

Without Pity

Author: Ann Rule
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743480284
Release Date: 2003-12-01
Genre: True Crime

THEY KILL WITHOUT CONSCIENCE. ANN RULE PORTRAYS THEIR SHATTERING CRIMES WITHOUT PITY. In eight stunning Case Files volumes, from A Rose for Her Grave to the #1 blockbuster Last Dance, Last Chance, Ann Rule reigns as "America's best true-crime writer" (Kirkus Reviews). Now, she updates the most astonishing cases from that acclaimed series -- and presents shocking, all-new true-crime accounts -- in one riveting anthology. In every explosive chapter of Without Pity, Ann Rule deepens her unrelenting exploration of the evil that lies behind the perfect facades of heartless killers...and the deadly compulsions of greed and power that shatter their outward trappings of material success. They are the admired, trusted neighbor; the affable family man; the sexy, charismatic lover; the high-achieving professional. Perhaps most frightening of all is that they are heroes in their own minds. But when someone gets in the way of their deluded dreams, they are capable of deadly acts of violence with no remorse. Analyzing the true nature of the sociopathic mind in chilling detail, Ann Rule traces the murderous crimes of seemingly ordinary men -- killers who drew their unsuspecting victims into their twisted worlds with devastating consequences.

Dance Upon the Air

Author: Nora Roberts
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0515131229
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Fiction

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author-the first book in the reissued Three Sisters Island trilogy is a tale of friendship, fate, and the mysterious ways of the heart.

Snow Falling on Cedars

Author: David Guterson
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781408806760
Release Date: 2009-08-17
Genre: Fiction

A beautiful new limited edition paperback of Snow Falling on Cedars, published as part of the Bloomsbury Modern Classics list He saw the soft cedars of San Piedro Island, its high, rolling hills, the low mist that lay in long streamers against its beaches, the whitecaps riffling its shoreline. The moon had risen already behind the island – a quarter moon, pale and indefinite, as ethereal and translucent as the wisps of cloud that travelled the skies. A fisherman is found dead in the net of his boat off the coast of a North American island. When a local Japanese-American man is charged with his murder, it becomes clear that what is at stake is more than one man's guilt. For on San Piedro, memories grow as thickly as cedar trees – memories of a charmed romance between a white boy and a Japanese girl. Above all, the island is haunted by what happened to its Japanese residents during the Second World War, when an entire community was sent into exile while its neighbours watched.

Murder on the East Coast

Author: Dianne Harman
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 153724616X
Release Date: 2016-08-27
Genre: Coffee shops

"Kelly, the owner of Kelly's Koffee Shop, and her husband, Sheriff Mike, fly to Virginia to see a friend, Stephanie, graduate and receive her doctorate degree. What Kelly didn't plan on was becoming involved in trying to solve the murder of Stephanie's friend, Julie. The mystery of who murdered Julie leads Kelly to Boston, Massachusetts, York, Maine, and Portland, Oregon, as she tries to track down the killer. Was the ten million dollars Julie's mother gave her as a graduation present the reason she was murdered? And just who would profit from her murder? The quirky cast of suspects includes Julie's soon-to-be ex-husband, her worthless brother, a jealous co-worker, and the daughter she'd given up for adoption just after she graduated from high school, but with whom she'd recently been reunited. Julie's mother is the multimillionarie owner of a huge insurance company and convinces Kelly to try and help find her daughter's killer. She has stage four pancreatic cancer, and doesn't have much time to live. Can Kelly find the killer before Julie's mother loses her battle with cancer, or for that matter, before Kelly herself becomes the killer's next victim."--Back cover.

While the City Slept

Author: Eli Sanders
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101634677
Release Date: 2016-02-02
Genre: Social Science

“Binged Making a Murderer? Try . . . [this] riveting portrait of a tragic, preventable crime.” —Entertainment Weekly Edgar Award finalist for Best Fact Crime A Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter’s gripping account of one young man’s path to murder—and a wake-up call for mental health care in America On a summer night in 2009, three lives intersected in one American neighborhood. Two people newly in love—Teresa Butz and Jennifer Hopper, who spent many years trying to find themselves and who eventually found each other—and a young man on a dangerous psychological descent: Isaiah Kalebu, age twenty-three, the son of a distant, authoritarian father and a mother with a family history of mental illness. All three paths forever altered by a violent crime, all three stories a wake-up call to the system that failed to see the signs. In this riveting, probing, compassionate account of a murder in Seattle, Eli Sanders, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his newspaper coverage of the crime, offers a deeply reported portrait in microcosm of the state of mental health care in this country—as well as an inspiring story of love and forgiveness. Culminating in Kalebu’s dangerous slide toward violence—observed by family members, police, mental health workers, lawyers, and judges, but stopped by no one—While the City Slept is the story of a crime of opportunity and of the string of missed opportunities that made it possible. It shows what can happen when a disturbed member of society repeatedly falls through the cracks, and in the tradition of The Other Wes Moore and The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace, is an indelible, human-level story, brilliantly told, with the potential to inspire social change.

There Are No Dead Here

Author: Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno
Publisher: Nation Books
ISBN: 9781568585802
Release Date: 2018-02-27
Genre: History

Colombia's drug-fueled cycle of terror, corruption, and tragedy did not end with Pablo Escobar's death in 1993. Just when Colombians were ready to move past the murderous legacy of the country's cartels, a new, bloody chapter unfolded. In the late 1990s, right-wing paramilitary groups with close ties to the cocaine business carried out a violent expansion campaign, massacring, raping, and torturing thousands. There Are No Dead Here is the harrowing story of three ordinary Colombians who risked everything to reveal the collusion between the new mafia and much of the country's military and political establishment: Jesús María Valle, a human rights activist who was murdered for exposing a dark secret; Iván Velásquez, a quiet prosecutor who took up Valle's cause and became an unlikely hero; and Ricardo Calderón, a dogged journalist who is still being targeted for his revelations. Their groundbreaking investigations landed a third of the country's Congress in prison and fed new demands for justice and peace that Colombia's leaders could not ignore. Taking readers from the sweltering Medellín streets where criminal investigators were hunted by assassins, through the countryside where paramilitaries wiped out entire towns, and into the corridors of the presidential palace in Bogotá, There Are No Dead Here is an unforgettable portrait of the valiant men and women who dared to stand up to the tide of greed, rage, and bloodlust that threatened to engulf their country.

Drive Or Die

Author: Mark Tucker
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1511928263
Release Date: 2015-06-12
Genre: Drug addicts

Step into a chaotic, impoverished and drug-fueled world of fear and desperation -- the 14-day road trip of Mark Tucker, a peaceable heroin addict who finds himself caught up in a murderous crime spree and can't figure out how to escape his homicidal captor. At first, Tucker was lauded by crime-fighters as a hero for helping bring down his captor, James ("Juan") T. Moran, America's eighth most-wanted man, and believed himself eligible for a $100,000 reward. Then, overnight, he was recast as a co-defendant for rendering assistance in a double homicide. He served five years and paid a fine of $70,000. Now he's clean, sober, and eager to show the world that addicts can and do recover. This is his story.

The Darkest Corners

Author: Kara Thomas
Publisher: Delacorte Press
ISBN: 9780553521450
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

When her father dies, Tessa is pulled back to the small Pennsylvania town where her life came apart when her father was sent to prison, her mother went to pieces, and her beloved older sister ran away, and where her testimony and that of her now-estranged friend Callie sent a serial killer to death row--a serial killer who may be getting a new trial as long buried secrets come to light.

The Telling

Author: Alexandra Sirowy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781481418911
Release Date: 2016-08-02
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A chilling new novel about a girl who must delve into her past if she wants to live long enough to have a future when a series of murders that are eerily similar to the dark stories her brother used to tell start happening in her hometown. Lana used to know what was real. That was before, when her life was small and quiet. Her golden stepbrother, Ben was alive. She could only dream about bonfiring with the populars. Their wooded island home was idyllic, she could tell truth from lies, and Ben’s childhood stories were firmly in her imagination. Then came after. After has Lana boldly kissing her crush, jumping into the water from too high up, living with nerve and mischief. But after also has horrors, deaths that only make sense in fairy tales, and terrors from a past Lana thought long forgotten. Love, blood, and murder.

Don t Look Behind You

Author: Ann Rule
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451641097
Release Date: 2011-11-29
Genre: True Crime

I’LL BE WATCHING YOU Walking home on a dark night, you hear footsteps coming up behind you. As they get closer, your heart pounds harder. Who is closing in with dangerous intent—a total stranger? Or someone you know and trust? The answer is as simple as turning around, but don’t look behind you . . . run. Ann Rule, who shared her own nerve-jangling account of unknowingly befriending sadistic sociopath Ted Bundy in The Stranger Beside Me, chronicles other fateful encounters with the hidden predators among us in this riveting collection, fifteenth in the bestselling series drawn from her personal files. First in line is a stunning case that spanned thirty years and took a determined detective to four states—ending, finally, in Alaska—where he unraveled not one but two murders. A second case appears to begin and end with the hunt for the Green River Killer, focusing on a Washington State man who was once cleared as a suspect in that deadly chain of homicides. But the millionaire property owner believed he had successfully buried his own murderous past and the awful truth behind his young wife’s disappearance. She vanished soon after she left for a day at the Seattle World’s Fair, and her three small children grew up believing their mother had abandoned them. But one amazing witness remained—the missing woman’s best friend, who heard her last words in a frantic phone call—“He’s coming!”—before the line went dead. Only since Robert Hansen’s suicide has the monster within been revealed. In another true story, a petite woman went to a tavern, looking only for conversation and fun. Instead, she met violent death in the form of a seven-foot man who had seemed shy and harmless. You’ll feel a chill as you uncover these and numerous other cases of unfortunate victims who made one tragic mistake: trusting the wrong person—even someone they’d known intimately, or thought they knew.

A Human Being Died that Night

Author: Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618446591
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A clinical psychologist and member of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission describes how she met in a maximum security prision with Eugene de Kock, "Dr. Death," the notorious commander of apartheid death squads.

Smoke Mirrors And Murder

Author: Ann Rule
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781847397355
Release Date: 2008-12-09
Genre: True Crime

An ideal family is targeted for death by the least likely enemy, who plotted their demise from behind bars.... A sexual predator hides behind multiple fake identities, eluding police for years while his past victims live in fear that he will hunt them down.... A modest preacher's wife confesses to shooting her husband after an argument -- but there's more to her shattering story than meets the eye. These and other true cases are analyzed with stunning clarity in a page-turning collection you won't be able to put down. Included in this volume are stories of a victim burned beyond recognition - spontaneous human combustion? - impossible - and yet no one else seemed to enter or exit; a man who was a woman who was a man, whose con games in a small community led to murder; a "counterfeit priest" who wasn't a priest at all; a lifetime rapist; and the strangest case ever to hit Montana.