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Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic
Quinones, Sam

$22.00 $10.09

Over the past fifteen years, enterprising sugar cane farmers in the small county of Xalisco on the west coast of Mexico have created a unique distribution system that has brought black tar heroin--the cheapest, most addictive form of the opiate, two to three times purer than its white powder cou...


Spy the Lie
Houston, Philip

$16.99 $10.09

Imagine how different your life would be if you could tell whether someone was lying or telling you the truth. Be it hiring a new employee, investing in a financial interest, speaking with your child about drugs, confronting your significant other about suspected infidelity, or even dating someon...


El Narco: Inside Mexico's Criminal Insurgency
Grillo, Ioan

$23.81 $5.79

The world has watched - stunned at the bloodshed in Mexico. Fifty thousand murdered since 2006; police chiefs shot within hours of taking office; mass graves comparable to those of civil wars; car bombs shattering storefronts; headless corpses heaped in town squares. Who or what is behind this in...


Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America
Forman, James, Jr.

$21.00 $6.59

Former public defender James Forman, Jr. is a leading critic of mass incarceration and its disproportionate impact on people of color. In Locking Up Our Own, he seeks to understand the war on crime that began in the 1970s and why it was supported by many African American leaders in the nation’s u...


The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row
Hinton, Anthony Ray

$34.99 $7.29

A powerful, revealing story of hope, love, justice, and the power of reading by a man who spent thirty years on death row for a crime he didn't commit.In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in Alabama. Stunned, confused, and only twenty-nine years o...


Putin's Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?
Dawisha, Karen

$23.81 $10.09

The raging question in the world today is who is the real Vladimir Putin and what are his intentions. Karen Dawisha’s brilliant Putin’s Kleptocracy provides an answer, describing how Putin got to power, the cabal he brought with him, the billions they have looted, and his plan to restore the Grea...


Sons of Cain: A History of Serial Killers From the Stone Age to the Present
Vronsky, Peter

$23.00 $7.29

Before the term was coined in 1981, there were no "serial killers." There were only "monsters"--killers society first understood as werewolves, vampires, ghouls and witches or, later, Hitchcockian psychos.In Sons of Cain--a book that fills the gap between dry academic studies and sensationalized ...


Adnan's Story: The Search for Truth and Justice After Serial
Chaudry, Rabia

$24.99 $4.39

In early 2000, Adnan Syed was convicted and sentenced to life plus thirty years for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee, a high school senior in Baltimore, Maryland. Syed has maintained his innocence, and Rabia Chaudry, a family friend, has always believed him. By 2013, after almost all a...


Predators
Salter, Anna C.

$22.95 $8.69

Drawing on the stories of abusers, Salter shows that sexual predators use sophisticated deception techniques and rely on misconceptions surrounding them to evade discovery. Arguing that even the most knowledgeable can be fooled, Salter dispels the myths about sexual predators and gives readers th...


Lady Killers: Deadly Women Throughout History
Telfer, Tori

$19.99 $6.59

Inspired by author Tori Telfer's Jezebel column “Lady Killers,” this thrilling and entertaining compendium investigates female serial killers and their crimes through the ages.When you think of serial killers throughout history, the names that come to mind are ones like Jack the Ripper, John Wayn...


The Man from the Train: Discovering America's Most Elusive Serial Killer
James, Bill

$25.00 $7.29

Between 1898 and 1912, families across the country were bludgeoned in their sleep with the blunt side of an axe. Some of these cases—like the infamous Villisca, Iowa, murders—received national attention. But most incidents went almost unnoticed outside the communities in which they occurred. Few ...


Courtroom 302
Bogira, Steve

$21.16 $7.29

Courtroom 302 is the fascinating story of one year in Chicago's Cook County Criminal Courthouse, the busiest felony courthouse in the country. Here we see the system through the eyes of the men and women who experience it, not only in the courtroom but in the lockup, the jury room, the judge's ch...


Assassination Generation: Video Games, Aggression, and the Psychology of Killing
Grossman, Dave

$31.50 $10.09

The author of the landmark work On Killing reveals how violent video games have ushered in a new era of mass homicide - and what we must do about it.Paducah, Kentucky, 1997: a 14-year-old boy shoots eight students in a prayer circle at his school. Littleton, Colorado, 1999: two high school senior...


The Most Dangerous Animal of All
Stewart, Gary L.

$19.99 $7.29

When Gary L. Stewart decided to search for his biological father at the age of thirty-nine, he never imagined his quest would lead him to a horrifying truth and force him to reconsider everything he thought he knew about himself. Written with award-winning author and journalist Susan Mustafa, The...


Popular Crime: Reflections on the Celebration of Violence
James, Bill

$22.48 $5.79

Celebrated writer and contrarian Bill James has voraciously read true crime throughout his life and has been interested in writing a book on the topic for decades. With Popular Crime, James takes readers on an epic journey from Lizzie Borden to the Lindbergh baby, from the Black Dahlia to O. J. S...


The Trial of Lizzie Borden
Robertson, Cara

$37.00 $8.69

The Trial of Lizzie Borden tells the true story of one of the most sensational murder trials in American history. When Andrew and Abby Borden were brutally hacked to death in Fall River, Massachusetts, in August 1892, the arrest of the couple’s younger daughter Lizzie turned the case into interna...


Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America
Forman, James Jr.

$38.00 $10.89

In recent years, America’s criminal justice system has become the subject of an increasingly urgent debate. Critics have assailed the rise of mass incarceration, emphasizing its disproportionate impact on people of color. As James Forman, Jr., points out, however, the war on crime that began in t...


Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America
Forman, James Jr.

$38.00 $7.99

In recent years, America’s criminal justice system has become the subject of an increasingly urgent debate. Critics have assailed the rise of mass incarceration, emphasizing its disproportionate impact on people of color. As James Forman, Jr., points out, however, the war on crime that began in t...


My Brother Moochie - Regaining Dignity in the Face of Crime, Poverty, and Racism in the American South
Bailey, Issac J.

$34.95 $8.69

A rare first-person account that combines a journalist’s skilled reporting with the raw emotion of a younger brother’s heartfelt testimony of what his family endured after his eldest brother killed a man and was sentenced to life in prison.At the age of nine, Issac J. Bailey saw his hero, his eld...


The Man From the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery
James, Bill

$39.99 $14.39

Using unprecedented, dramatically compelling sleuthing techniques, legendary statistician and baseball writer Bill James applies his analytical acumen to crack an unsolved century-old mystery surrounding one of the deadliest serial killers in American history.Between 1898 and 1912, families acros...


Little Princes
Grennan, Conor

$16.99 $7.29

In search of adventure, twenty-nine-year-old Conor Grennan traded his day job for a year-long trip around the globe, a journey that began with a three-month stint volunteering at the Little Princes Children's Home, an orphanage in war-torn Nepal. Conor was initially reluctant to volunteer, unsure...


Shot All to Hell
Gardner, Mark Lee

$21.15 $7.29

In Shot All to Hell, Mark Lee Gardner, author of the critically acclaimed To Hell on a Fast Horse, re-creates the most famous bank robbery of all time, involving the legendary James-Younger gang's final shocking holdup--the infamous Northfield Raid--and the thrilling two-week chase that followed....


Reading Behind Bars: A True Story of Literature, Law, and Life as a Prison Librarian
Grunenwald, Jill

$34.99 $9.39

In December 2008, twentysomething Jill Grunenwald graduated with her master’s degree in library science, ready to start living her dream of becoming a librarian. But the economy had a different idea. As the Great Recession reared its ugly head, jobs were scarce. After some searching, however, Jil...


The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South
Balko, Radley

$36.50 $7.99

A shocking and deeply reported account of the persistent plague of institutional racism and junk forensic science in our criminal justice system, and its devastating effect on innocent lives.After two three-year-old girls were raped and murdered in rural Mississippi, law enforcement pursued and c...


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