In this fascinating exploration of murder in the nineteenth century, Judith Flanders examines some of the most gripping cases that captivated the Victorians and gave rise to the first detective fiction.
Journal of a Russian Businessman is a multifaceted picture of modern Europe, a financial thriller, and a tragicomedy of how life throws together human fates and ambitions to keep this world revolving. Learn More
Random murder and savage overkill, mind control and trips, satanism and witchcraft, cursed glamour, Haight Ashbury, rock'n'roll, biker gangs, sexual rebellion & dune buggies tearing across Death Valley in search of the 'hole in the earth'. Learn More
From bestselling author Jon Krakauer, a stark, powerful, meticulously reported narrative about a series of sexual assaults at the University of Montana — stories that illuminate the human drama behind the national plague of campus rape.
At the end of the 19th century, Alphonse Bertillon created the first police laboratory for the scientific identification of criminals and developed the 'anthropometric photo,' with which the accused were inventoried by their measurements and physical markings. Learn More
Decades in the making, On the Run With Bonnie & Clyde is a fast moving and gut-wrenching, highly original exploration into the personalities of the star-crossed lovers and "public enemies” Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. Learn More
Lucie Blackman—tall, blond, twenty-one years old—stepped out into the vastness of Tokyo in the summer of 2000, and disappeared forever. The following winter, her dismembered remains were found buried in a seaside cave. Learn More
Late in 2004, Maggie Nelson was looking forward to the publication of her book Jane: A Murder, a narrative in verse about the life and death of her aunt, who had been murdered thirty-five years before. Learn More
By detailing the world’s most famous killing sprees as s series of exactly timed events, this book offers a unique perspective on the working of the criminal mind — and the investigators who pursue it. Learn More