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Always Running La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A.

By: Rodriguez, Luis

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 7/24/2013

Seller ID: 9780671882310

ISBN: 0671882317

Condition: USED


By age twelve, Luis Rodriguez was a veteran of East L.A. gang warfare. Lured by a seemingly invincible gang culture, he witnessed countless shootings, beatings, and arrests, then watched with increasing fear as drugs, murder, suicide, and senseless acts of street crime claimed friends and family members. Before long Rodriguez saw a way out of the barrio through education and the power of words, and successfully broke free from years of violence and desperation. Achieving success as an award-winning Chicano poet, he was sure the streets would haunt him no more -- until his young son joined a ga... View more info

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Always Running

By: Rodriguez, Luis J.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: TOUCHSTONE PRESS: 2/10/2016

Seller ID: 9780743276917

ISBN: 0743276914

Condition: USED


The award-winning and bestselling classic memoir about a young Chicano gang member surviving the dangerous streets of East Los Angeles, now featuring a new cover. Winner of the Carl Sandburg Literary Award, hailed as a "New York Times" notable book, and read by hundreds of thousands, "Always Running" is the searing true story of one man s life in a Chicano gang and his heroic struggle to free himself from its grip. By age twelve, Luis Rodriguez was a veteran of East Los Angeles gang warfare. Lured by a seemingly invincible gang culture, he witnessed countless shootings, beatings, and ... View more info

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Death at the Priory: Sex, Love, and Murder in Victorian England

By: Ruddick, James

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 10/1/2010

Seller ID: 9780871138323

ISBN: 0871138328

Condition: USED


In 1875 the beautiful widow Florence Ricardo married the handsome and successful young attorney Charles Bravo, hoping to escape the scandals of her past. But Bravo proved to be a brutal and conniving man, and the marriage was far from happy. Then one night he suddenly collapsed, and three days later died an agonizing death. His doctors immediately determined that he had been poisoned.The graphic and sensational details of the case would capture the public imagination of Victorian England as the investigation dominated the press for weeks, and the list of suspects grew to include Florence, h... View more info

Busted: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love

By: Ruderman, Wendy

Price: $7.50

Publisher: HARPER COLLINS:

Seller ID: 9780062085443

ISBN: 0062085441

Condition: USED


In the vein of Erin Brockovich, The Departed, and T. J. English's Savage City comes Busted, the shocking true story of the biggest police corruption scandal in Philadelphia history, a tale of drugs, power, and abuse involving a rogue narcotics squad, a confidential informant, and two veteran journalists whose reporting drove a full-scale FBI probe, rocked the City of Brotherly Love, and earned a Pulitzer Prize .In 2003, Benny Martinez became a Confidential Informant for a member of the Philadelphia Police Department's narcotics squad, helping arrest nearly 200 drug and gun dealers over s... View more info

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Green River, Running Red: The Real Story of the Green River Killer--America's De

By: Rule, Ann

Price: $6.50

Seller ID: 9780743238519

ISBN: 0743238516

Condition: USED


In the most extraordinary book Ann Rule has ever undertaken, America's master of true crime has spent more than two decades researching the story of the Green River Killer, who murdered more than forty-nine young women. The quest to discover the most prolific serial killer in American history has been an intimate part of Ann Rule's life, with some of the corpses found only a mile or so from where she lived and raised her own daughters. She did not know the killer, but he apparently knew her and attended many of her book signings.For twenty-one years, the killer carried out his self-describe... View more info

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Stranger Beside Me (Revised and Updated): 20th Anniversary

By: Rule, Ann

Price: $5.00

Edition: 20

Seller ID: 9780451203267

ISBN: 0451203267

Condition: USED


Ann Rule was a writer working on the biggest story of her life, tracking down a brutal mass-murderer. Little did she know that Ted Bundy, her close friend, was the savage slayer she was hunting. View more info

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Stranger Beside Me

By: Rule, Ann

Price: $5.00

Publisher: POCKET BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9781416559597

ISBN: 1416559590

Condition: USED


THE DEFINITIVE WORK OF AMERICAN TRUE CRIME FROM "AMERICA'S BEST TRUE-CRIME WRITER" "(Kirkus Reviews)" Utterly unique in its astonishing intimacy, as jarringly frightening as when it first appeared, Ann Rule's "The Stranger Beside Me" defies our expectation that we would surely know if a monster lived among us, worked alongside of us, appeared as one of us. With a slow chill that intensifies with each heart-pounding page, Rule describes her dawning awareness that Ted Bundy, her sensitive coworker on a crisis hotline, was one of the most prolific serial killers in America. He would confess ... View more info

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Lethal Intent

By: Russell, Sue

Price: $2.00

Publisher: 12/14/2009

Seller ID: 9780786015184

ISBN: 0786015187

Condition: USED


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Inventing the Public Enemy: The Gangster in American Culture, 1918-1934

By: Ruth, David E.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780226732183

ISBN: 0226732185

Condition: USED


In this richly detailed account of mass media images, David Ruth looks at Al Capone and other "invented" gangsters of the 1920s and 1930s. The subject of innumerable newspaper and magazine articles, scores of novels, and hundreds of Hollywood movies, the gangster was a compelling figure for Americans preoccupied with crime and the social turmoil it symbolized. Ruth shows that the media gangster was less a reflection of reality than a projection created from Americans' values, concerns, and ideas about what would sell. We see efficient criminal executives demonstrating the multifarious uses... View more info

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Facing the Wind: a True Story of Tragedy and Reconciliation

By: Salamon, Julie

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 9780375500220

ISBN: 0375500227

Condition: USED


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Bling Ring, The

By: Sales, Nancy Jo

Price: $5.00

Publisher: DEY STREET BOOKS: 3/14/2018

Seller ID: 9780062245533

ISBN: 0062245538

Condition: USED


The true story that inspired the Sofia Coppola filmParis Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Orlando Bloom, Rachel Bilson: robbed. More than $3 million in stolen clothing, jewelry, shoes, and handbags reported missing. Who is behind one of the most brazen string of crimes in recent Hollywood history? Meet the Bling Ring: a band of club-hopping teenagers from the Valley with everything to lose.Over the course of a year, the members of the now infamous Bling Ring allegedly burglarized some of the biggest names in young Hollywood. Driven by celebrity worship, vanity, and the desire to look and dress ... View more info

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Gomorrah

By: Saviano, Roberto

Price: $7.00

Publisher: 8/23/2012

Seller ID: 9780374165277

ISBN: 0374165270

Condition: USED


A groundbreaking major bestseller in Italy, "Gomorrah "is Roberto Saviano's gripping nonfiction account of the decline of Naples under the rule of the Camorra, an organized crime network with a large international reach and stakes in construction, high fashion, illicit drugs, and toxic-waste disposal. Known by insiders as "the System," the Camorra affects cities and villages along the Neapolitan coast, and is the deciding factor in why Campania, for instance, has the highest murder rate in all of Europe and whycancer levels there have skyrocketed in recent years. Saviano tells of huge carg... View more info

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Devil's Gentleman: Privilege, Poison, and the Trial That Ushered in the Twentiet

By: Schechter, Harold

Price: $5.00

Publisher: BALLANTINE BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9780345476807

ISBN: 0345476808

Condition: USED


From renowned true-crime historian Harold Schechter comes the riveting exploration of a notorious New York City murder in the 1890s, the fascinating forensic science of an earlier time, and the grisly court case that became a tabloid spectacle. The wayward son of a revered Civil War general, Roland Molineux enjoyed good looks, status, and fortune-hardly the qualities of a prime suspect in a series of shocking, merciless cyanide killings. Molineux's subsequent indictment for murder led to two explosive trials and a sex-infused scandal that shocked the nation. Bringing to life Manhattan's Gi... View more info

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Fiend: The Shocking True Story of America's Youngest Serial Killer

By: Schechter, Harold

Price: $5.00

Publisher: POCKET BOOKS: 10/13/2010

Seller ID: 9780671014483

ISBN: 067101448X

Condition: USED


A MONSTER PREYED UPON THE CHILDREN OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY BOSTON. HIS CRIMES WERE APPALLING -- AND YET HE WAS LITTLE MORE THAN A CHILD HIMSELF. When fourteen-year-old Jesse Pomeroy was arrested in 1874, a nightmarish reign of terror over an unsuspecting city came to an end. "The Boston Boy Fiend" was imprisoned at last. But the complex questions sparked by his ghastly crime spree -- the hows and whys of vicious juvenile crime -- were as relevant in the so-called Age of Innocence as they are today. Jesse Pomeroy was outwardly repellent in appearance, with a gruesome "dead" eye; inside,... View more info

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Busted: The Rise and Fall of Art Schlichter

By: Schichter, Art

Price: $7.50

Publisher: ORANGE FRAZER PR:

Seller ID: 9781933197678

ISBN: 1933197676

Condition: USED


Art Schlichter was a football God; was being the key word. After playing starting quarterback for coaches Woody Hayes and Earle Bruce at the Ohio State University, he was picked in the first round of the 1982 NFL draft by the Baltimore Colts. His star faded when his demons turned him into a gambling addict; swapping his life of football promise for one that would leave him outrunning the mob and the feds, stealing from his own mother and leaving his wife to care for two baby girls as he made 40 different prisons his home over ten years. An unimaginable fall from greatness, Schlichter tells the... View more info

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Milwaukee Mafia: Mobsters in the Heartland

By: SChmitt, Gavin

Price: $10.00

Publisher: BARRICADE BOOKS INC:

Seller ID: 9780962303265

ISBN: 0962303267

Condition: USED


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Millionaire's Wife: The True Story of a Real Estate Tycoon, his Beautiful Young

By: Scott, Cathy

Price: $3.00

Publisher: ST MARTINS PR INC:

Seller ID: 9780312594350

ISBN: 0312594356

Condition: USED


The Millionaire's WifeCathy Scott The beloved son of Holocaust survivors, forty-nine-year-old George Kogan grew up in Puerto Rico before making his way to New York City, where he enjoyed great success as an antiques and art dealer. Until one morning in 1990, when George was approached on the street by an unidentified gunman--and was killed in cold blood. Before the shooting, George had been on the way to his girlfriends's apartment. Mary-Louise Hawkins was twenty-eight years old and had once worked as George's publicist. But ever since they became lovers, George's estranged wife, B... View more info

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Hellhound on His Trail: The Electrifying Account of the Largest Manhunt in Ameri

By: Sides, Hampton

Price: $6.00

Publisher: ANCHOR: 6/30/2016

Seller ID: 9780307387431

ISBN: 0307387437

Condition: USED


NATIONAL BESTSELLEREdgar Award NomineeOne of the Best Books of the Year: "O, The Oprah Magazine," "Time," "The Washington Post," "The Christian Science Monitor," " St. Louis Post-Dispatch," "San Francisco Chronicle"With a New AfterwordOn April 4, 1968, James Earl Ray shot Martin Luther King at the Lorraine Motel. The nation was shocked, enraged, and saddened. As chaos erupted across the country and mourners gathered at King's funeral, investigators launched a sixty-five day search for King's assassin that would lead them across two continents. With a blistering, cross-cutt... View more info

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Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets

By: Simon, David

Price: $10.00

Publisher: OWLET PAPERBACKS: 11/1/2010

Seller ID: 9780805080759

ISBN: 0805080759

Condition: USED


From the creator of HBO's "The Wire," the classic book about homicide investigation that became the basis for the hit television showThe scene is Baltimore. Twice every three days another citizen is shot, stabbed, or bludgeoned to death. At the center of this hurricane of crime is the city's homicide unit, a small brotherhood of hard men who fight for whatever justice is possible in a deadly world. David Simon was the first reporter ever to gain unlimited access to a homicide unit, and this electrifying book tells the true story of a year on the violent streets of an American city. The... View more info

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Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets

By: Simon,David

Price: $2.00

Publisher: 1/25/2010

Seller ID: 9780804109994

ISBN: 0804109990

Condition: USED


Edgar and Anthony Award WinnerSelected by the Literary Guild" Remarkable...A true crime classic." ASSOCIATED PRESSEnter the workday of real policemen. Follow fifteen detectives, three sergeants, and a lieutenant, whose job it is to investigate Baltimore's 234 murders. You will get a cop's-eye-view of the bureaucracy, the highs of success, the moments of despair, and the non-stop rush of pursuits, anger, banter, and violence that make up a cop's life. Now an acclaimed television series, this extraordinary book is the insider's look at what you have always wondered abou... View more info