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Through the Glass
Shannon Moroney

BIOGRAPHY MORONEY

One month after her wedding, Shannon Moroney’s husband, Jason, was arrested and charged in the brutal assault and kidnapping of two women.


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Presumed Guilty: Casey Anthony: The Inside Story
Jose Baez, Peter Golenbock

TCRIME BAE

Baez shares secrets the defense knew but had not disclosed and reveals his experiences throughout the entire case including meeting Casey Anthony for the first time.


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A Murder in Wellesley: The Inside Story of an Ivy-League Doctor's Double Life, His Slain Wife, and the Trial That Gripped the Nation
Tom Farmer, Marty Foley

TCRIME FAR

In 1999, Mabel Greineder was murdered in Wellesley, Massachusetts. During the investigation, her husband, a prominent physician, was revealed to be leading a secret double life involving prostitutes, pornography and trysts solicited through the Internet.


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A Death in Italy: The Definitive Account of the Amanda Knox Case
John Follain

TCRIME FOL

Recounts the Meredith Kercher case, from her murder to the acquittal of Raffaele Sollecito and Amanda Knox. Including exclusive interviews, this book reveals how the Italian dream turned into a nightmare.


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Vendetta: The Mafia, Judge Falcone, and the Hunt for Justice
John Follain

TCRIME FOL

On 23 May 1992 the Mafia assassinated the legendary prosecutor Judge Falcone with a motorway bomb that also killed his wife and three bodyguards.


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Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China
Paul French

TCRIME FRE

Paul French uncovers the truth behind the murder of Pamela Werner and offers a glimpse of the last days of colonial Peking.


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The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder
Charles Graeber

TCRIME GRA

Implicated in the deaths of as many as 300 patients, nurse Charlie Cullen, dubbed the “Angel of Death,” was perhaps the most prolific serial killer in American history.


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Mafia Prince: Inside America's Most Violent Crime Family and the Bloody Fall of La Cosa Nostra
Phil Leonetti, Scott Burnstein, Christopher Graziano

TCRIME LEO

Mafia Prince is the first-person account of one of the most violent eras in Mafia history.


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A Case for Solomon: Bobby Dunbar and the Kidnapping That Haunted a Nation
Tal McThenia, Margaret Dunbar Cutright

TCRIME MCT

Discusses a famous 1912 case, in which a young boy, believed to be kidnapped, was returned to his wealthy parents by the courts, with the case only solved in 2004 using DNA testing.


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Killing the Poormaster: A Saga of Poverty, Corruption, and Murder in the Great Depression
Holly Metz

TCRIME MET

In the late 1930s, an unemployed mason named Joe Scutellaro was charged with the murder of a reviled poormaster. Attorney Samuel Leibowitz worked to save Scutellaro from the electric chair, arguing that the man’s struggle with the poormaster was a symbol of larger social ills.


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A Wilderness of Error: The Trials of Jeffrey MacDonald
Errol Morris

TCRIME MOR

In 1979 Jeffrey MacDonald was convicted of the murder of his wife and two children and remains in prison today. But Morris reveals that an innocent man may be behind bars.


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Life After Murder: Five Men in Search of Redemption
Nancy Mullane

TCRIME MUL

Can a murderer be redeemed? What is the chance that he will kill again? Journalist Nancy Mullane found herself facing these questions when she accepted an assignment to report on the exploding costs of incarceration.


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People Who Eat Darkness: The True Story of a Young Woman Who Vanished from the Streets of Tokyo--and the Evil That Swallowed Her Up
Richard Lloyd Parry

TCRIME PAR

Chronicles the 2000 disappearance, massive search, long investigation and the even longer murder trial behind the gruesome murder case of Lucie Blackman in Japan.


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Honor Bound: My Journey to Hell and Back with Amanda Knox
Raffaele Sollecito, Andrew Gumbel

TCRIME SOL

A memoir from Amanda Knox’s ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, chronicling his relationship with Amanda and the four years they spent in an Italian prison for a crime they did not commit.


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Nobody Walks: Bringing My Brother's Killers to Justice
Dennis M. Walsh

TCRIME WAL

Walsh recounts his effort to track down the people responsible for his brother’s murder.


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Beyond Cold Blood: The KBI from Ma Barker to BTK
Larry Welch

TCRIME WEL

Larry Welch, a director of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, provides readers with a history the agency, including case studies of high-profile arrests of Kansas serial killers.


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Cemetery John: The Undiscovered Mastermind of the Lindbergh Kidnapping
Robert Zorn

TCRIME ZOR

For eighty years, the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh’s infant son has gone unsolved. Evidence has discredited the notion that Bruno Richard Hauptmann acted alone. In this account Robert Zorn clears away decades of ungrounded speculation surrounding the case.


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