We're always on the hunt for a killer book that gives us the creeps. And if it's on sale, even better! Every month, we bring you a new selection of scary reads at a discounted price.
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Watch Mommy Die
The true story of a Jekyll-and-Hyde killer who terrorized South Carolina . . .
First, he bound and beat his girlfriend, a forty-three-year-old librarian. Then he went after her teenage daughter—warning her, “Scream and I will kill you both”—before knocking her unconscious. When the teenager awoke, he proceeded to rape her. And in a final horrifying act of depravity, he forced the girl to watch as he slit her mother’s throat. But the killing didn’t stop there . . .
A “spellbinding” account of the New York judge who was brought down by prescription drugs, sexual obsession, and a shocking criminal conviction (Ann Rule).
He was the top justice of New York’s highest court. She was a stunning socialite and his wife’s step-cousin. In 1993 Sol Wachtler was convicted of blackmail and extortion against Joy Silverman, his former mistress. How did a respected jurist and one of the most prominent men in America end up serving time in prison?
The first comprehensive account of South Louisiana serial killer Derrick Todd Lee, his victims, and the men and women who fought to catch him.
Replete with details not only about Lee and his dastardly crimes, but about the victims linked to his actions, the prosecutors and investigators who worked tirelessly to catch him, and the murders of ten other women that are circumstantially connected to the killer, Blood Bath is a harrowing and extensive look at one of the most terrifying maniacs in modern history—the true story of a monster hiding in plain sight.
Murder at Rocky Point Park
On a summer day in 1893, little Maggie Sheffield was murdered. Maggie's own father did the unthinkable against a backdrop of laughter and barrel organ music at Rocky Point Amusement Park. The tragedy aroused a strange reaction from the peaceable community of Warwick, Rhode Island. Investigating official records and newspaper archives, author Kelly Sullivan Pezza uncovers the facts and oddities behind a grim crime in Rhode Island's summer paradise.
How Serial Rapists Target Their Victims
Crime expert Linda Fairstein reveals the sinister ways that rapists select and attack their victims, and what you need to know to protect yourself
From the man who haunted midtown Manhattan’s high-rise office buildings, to the stalker in the wooded suburbs near Nashville, serial rapists often have one chilling trait in common: They operate in “comfort zones.” Sometimes they find their own comfort zones, such as the stairwell of a familiar office building. Other times they pinpoint their victims’ comfort zones, such as the bedroom of an unlocked house. In both cases, experienced sexual predators exploit their potential victims’ most unguarded moments.
In How Serial Rapists Target Their Victims, Linda Fairstein breaks down the patterns of these violent criminals and describes the day-to-day ways that women can best safeguard against them.
Murder in Boston
A shocking true story of crime, punishment, and injustice in a major American city.
Charles Stuart claimed it was a black man who carjacked him, shooting both himself and his wife, ending both her life and the life of their unborn child. The accusation and subsequent manhunt enflamed the long-simmering racial tensions of Boston, leading to the arrest of an innocent man. It was then discovered that Stuart had killed his wife and shot himself to cover up the crime, seeking a big insurance payout. When his crimes were exposed, Stuart leapt off a bridge to his death.
Ken Englade explores the story with panoramic vision and a stunning eye for detail. Looking at the crime itself and the police response, Englade shows how Stuart’s crime unraveled, how the truth came out, and what the media’s response can tell us about the biases through which we view the worst of crimes.
The story of a young beauty with an ugly secret she would kill to keep—“a true-crime thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat” (Aphrodite Jones, New York Times–bestselling author)
On November 6, 2000, paramedics answered a call to find twenty-four-year-old Kristin Rossum sobbing, and her husband, Greg de Villers, not breathing. Kristin claimed he had overdosed on drugs after learning she was planning to leave him. But family and friends who knew of Greg’s distaste for drugs weren’t buying that story—particularly the idea that he would take his own life. They could not know how right they were.
Includes 16 pages of shocking photos.
Brady and Hindley
The shocking true crime story of child murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, Great Britain’s most horrific serial killers.
Based in part on the author’s face-to-face prison interviews with the killers, Fred Harrison’s fascinating and disturbing true crime masterwork digs deeply into Brady and Hindley’s personal histories to examine the factors that led to their mutual attraction and their evolution into the UK’s most notorious pair of human monsters. It was during these interviews that new details about the killers’ terrible crimes surfaced, compelling the police to reopen what was arguably the most shocking and sensational homicide case in the annuls of twentieth-century British crime.
The Von Bülow Affair
On December 21, 1980, millionaire socialite Sunny Von Bülow was found unconscious on her bathroom floor. She would remain in a coma for twenty-seven years. Although her condition appeared to be the result of hypoglycemia, Sunny’s children suspected their stepfather, the debonair Claus Von Bülow, of attempting to murder his wife and abscond with her fortune. Claus went on trial for attempted murder in 1982, initiating a legal circus that would last for years.
In the greatest society trial of the twentieth century, the opulence of Newport and New York provides a backdrop for one of the most intriguing family feuds of all time. In this comprehensive account of the trial and its aftermath, Wright draws on court transcripts and interviews with those involved to present an unparalleled behind-the-scenes look into the legal proceedings as well as the Von Bülows’ private lives.
Three riveting accounts of horrific crimes and the twisted minds behind them by an Edgar Award–winning author, in one volume.
A father’s ultimate betrayal, a savage killing spree that terrorized Los Angeles, and the brutal slaying of a rich man’s college-aged daughter. In this heart-stopping true crime collection, New York Times–bestselling author Darcy O’Brien uncovers the dark underside of the American dream.
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