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On August 26, 1997, the decomposed bodies of two young women were discovered in Spokane, Washington. Within months, four more women were added to the mounting death toll. Authorities knew they were looking for a psychopath—but even they were shocked when they discovered who he was . . .
From American hero to American psycho, award-winning journalist Burl Barer delves into the dark heart of one of the country’s most devious serial killers.
Crimes & Criminals of 17th Century Britain
Think the world is bad today? Then take a true-crime trip back in time to 1600s England, where violence, robbery, and cold-blooded murder ran amuck.
These days, criminals and evildoers are stopped, caught, and punished every day. But how did people deal with crimes before the police, computer records, and a consistent judicial system even existed?
Here are the stories of some of the most heinous, shocking, and unbelievable transgressions of the law in seventeenth century England.
A detective discovers bodies without brains—and wonders if he’s losing his mind—in this tale of nightmarish terror.
Detective William Benek is faced with an impossible crime: bodies are turning up without their brains and without any indication of how the organs were removed. His only lead—an attractive woman—becomes more than a lead, and then drives him into a world of terror, where his sanity is questioned and he must stop a monster he can barely comprehend.
A Checklist for Murder
As seen on Investigation Discovery: the story of killer husband and father Robert Peernock from the New York Times–bestselling author of Impossible Odds.
Robert Peernock appeared to have the ideal life. Working as a pyrotechnics engineer and computer expert and coming home to his wife and daughter, Peernock projected the American dream. Even when he and his wife separated, it seemed amicable, just a small bump for the well-to-do family. But there was madness in his house: in private, Peernock was violent, subtly manipulative, and bordering on psychotic. But the horrifying details of his home life would only come to light after Peernock finally lost all control.
The true crimes of one of nineteenth century England’s most notorious thieves and killers, whose exploits still capture the public’s imagination.
Tales of burglary, murder, daring escapes, and a truly shocking miscarriage of justice feature in Charlie Peace along with moments of lost love, damaged pride, and violent revenge. Ben W. Johnson’s biography tells the chilling story of a man who turned to crime through necessity, but consciously chose to continue in an ever spiraling life of wickedness.
Five Gothic Masterpieces
The iconic Gothic horror classics that gave birth to the monstrous myths that still inhabit our nightmares.
Tragic heroines, windswept moors, dark and stormy nights, castle prisons, and forbidden desires realized at the greatest cost—these are the elements of Gothic horror, given its finest expression in five enduring novels.
Cincinnati's Celebrity Criminal Defender
Murder, deceit, and thrilling courtroom drama in this chronicle of Ohio’s infamous criminal defense attorney, Foss Hopkins.
With half a century in the courtroom, criminal defense attorney William “Foss” Hopkins represented more than 550 clients. Known to be charismatic and brilliant, Foss’s dedication to defending the falsely accused often landed him in controversy. He specialized murder cases, and took on had more than a few colorful defendants
Karen normally can’t remember her dreams, which is especially frustrating since she’s taking a psych class where everyone else seems to be able to discuss theirs. But one night, she wakes up screaming and quickly recalls why—a classmate was murdered. It was so vivid—it felt real. The next morning she is shocked to find out it wasn’t just a dream—the boy is dead.
But the dreams continue, and so do the deaths. Is Karen psychic, or is she herself involved in the murders? Fearing she is being controlled by the killer, Karen must find a way to uncover the truth before more of her nightmares come true.
After crashing her car, Pamela Westbrook awakens to find that she has been rescued and cared for by the Whittakers, a family living on a remote farm in the Ozark hills. Still reeling from her accident and haunted by a tragic loss, Pamela takes comfort in the farm’s quaint setting and the family’s peaceful ways.
But soon, Pamela becomes wary of her surroundings. Micah, the strange, silent son, is treated cruelly and seems desperate to convey a message to Pamela. Girlie, the youngest child, possesses frightening, unnatural powers. When it’s time for the ritual burning of the scarecrows, Pamela comes face to face with a terrifying evil. She is ready to get away from the family’s dark rituals—but the Whittakers don’t want her to leave.
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