Bad City: Peril and power in the city of Angels by Paul Pringle

When Paul Pringle got a tip about an overdose at a fancy hotel and the involvement of a medical man, he thought the story would be a quick one to complete. But the man at the hotel was Dean of Medicine at USC, Carmen Puliafito, and the University had it's fingers in a lot of …

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A Killer By Design by Ann Wolbert Burgess

Murderers, Mind hunters, and my quest to decipher the criminal mind. A Killer By Design is a memoir of the woman who was instrumental in the creation of the "mindhunters" methodologies of criminal profiling. Burgess was a forensic nurse who studied victimology and violent sexual crime, and her work was breaking into new ground when …

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The Babysitter: My Summers With A Serial Killer by Liza Rodman and Jennifer Jordan

Liza, along with her younger sister, grew up spending Summers in Provincetown, where their mother would go to work and hope to catch the eye of a wealthy man. Liza's father was almost totally absent, and her mother was most likely a narcissist, but definitely abusive. Because of this, Liza was drawn to a woman …

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And Every Word Is True by Gary McAvoy: Newfound Evidence Reveals In Cold Blood Is Not The End Of The Story.

As someone who loves to read the odd True Crime book and listens to My Favorite Murder, I have of course read Truman Capote's In Cold Blood. Aware that he stated that his book was all true, and was explosive in it's time leading to a film adaptation as well, I was aware that Capote …

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The Wicked Boy: An Infamous Murder in Victorian London by Kate Summerscale

Penned by the author of the bestselling The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, this book is the story of another Victorian crime which was notorious in it's time, The Plaistow Tragedy of 1895. Two boys, 12 and 13 years old, told neighbors and friends that their mother had gone to Liverpool and proceeded to attend cricket …

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