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Farrow, Ronan
Catch and kill

Subtitled: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators.

Investigative reporter, Ronan Farrow, wades through a trail of corruption, cover-ups, spies, an expensive lawyers to expose one of Hollywood's most powerful producers as a predator and serial abuser.

Donovan, Kevin
The billionaire murders

Subtitled: The Mysterious Deaths of Barry and Honey Sherman.

An investigation into the mysterious deaths of Canadian millionaires Barry and Honey Sherman.

Jensen, Billy.
Chase darkness with me

Subtitled: How One True-Crime Writer Started Solving Murders.

After the death of a friend, Billy Jensen went from writing true crime, to actually solving murders. Follow him as he investigates the Halloween Mask Murderer, a New York City murder, and finds a missing girl.

 

Monroe, Rachel.
Savage appetites

Subtitled: Four True Stories of Women, Crime, and Obsession.

Rachel Monroe interrogates the appeal of true crime through four narratives of fixation: the detective, the victim, the defender, and the killer, linking each to a particular woman driven by obsession.

Gray, Charlotte
Murdered Midas

Subtitled: A Millionaire, His Gold Mine, and a Strange Death on an Island Paradise.

Explore the life of Sir Harry Oakes, from his early days of mining exploration, to his explosion of wealth and grandiose gestures of philanthropy, to his mysterious murder and the bungled investigation that failed to bring justice.

Douglas, John E.
The killer across the table unlocking the secrets of serial killers and predators with the FBI's original mindhunter

Former special agent John Douglas delves into the lives of four of the most disturbing predatory cases and reveals strategies used in the profiling process and other techniques.

Brown, Jim
The golden boy of crime

Subtitled: The Almost Certainly True Story of Norman "Red" Ryan.

A biography of Norman "Red" Ryan, known as "the Jesse James of Canada." Ryan became an infamous bank robber in the 1920s and '30s.

Nagy, Timea.
Out of the shadows

The unforgettable story of an ordinary woman in extraordinary circumstances who defies the odds. Timea Nagy was twenty years old when she answered a newspaper ad in Budapest, Hungary, calling for young women to work as housekeepers and babysitters in Canada. Interviewed and hired by what seemed like a bona fide recruitment agency, Timea left her home on the promise she would earn good money to send home to her family. She had no idea that she'd been lured by a ring of international human traffickers. Upon her arrival in Toronto, she was forced into sex labour in some of the city's seediest nightclubs and kept by her "agents" for three months until she escaped. This is her captivating, heartbreaking but redemptive story. It takes readers from the early years of Timea's life in Communist Hungary, offering a look inside an austere but complicated world ruled by community, restriction and struggle; then, to the dark, abusive three months working as a sex slave in a country that Timea once believed would offer her freedom and opportunity; and, finally, through the heart-pounding escape Timea plots. Compelling and sweeping, balancing a tragic and unbelievable experience with a powerful story of grace, Timea Nagy's journey is one that will stay with you.

Harman, Claire.
Murder by the book the crime that shocked Dickens's London

From the prize-winning biographer--the fascinating, little-known story of a Victorian-era murder that rocked literary London, leading Charles Dickens, William Thackeray, and Queen Victoria herself to wonder: can a novel kill? In May 1840, Lord William Russell, well known in London's highest social circles, was found with his throat cut. The brutal murder had the whole city talking. The police suspected Russell's valet, Courvoisier, but the evidence was weak. And the missing clue lay in the unlikeliest place: what Courvoisier had been reading.

Lazarus, Eve
Murder by milkshake

The compelling story of a murder case in Vancouver in 1965. When Esther Castellani died a slow and agonizing death, the cause was at first undetermined. But soon, her husband, Rene, was charged with capital murder for poisoning his wife with arsenic-laced milkshakes. Their daughter, eleven-year-old Jeannine, clung to her father's innocence, even committing perjury during his trial.

Macintyre, Ben
The spy and the traitor

A biography of Oleg Gordievsky who went from being a senior KGB officer to a British secret agent.

Russo, Gus.
Best of enemies

"The story of two Cold War spies - CIA agent Jack Platt and KGB agent Genya Vasilenko - and their improbable friendship at a time when they should have been anything but."--Provided by publisher.

Lazarus, Eve
Murder by milkshake

The compelling story of a murder case in Vancouver in 1965. When Esther Castellani died a slow and agonizing death, the cause was at first undetermined. But soon, her husband, Rene, was charged with capital murder for poisoning his wife with arsenic-laced milkshakes. Their daughter, eleven-year-old Jeannine, clung to her father's innocence, even committing perjury during his trial.

Fox, Margalit.
Conan Doyle for the defense

Subtitled: the true story of a sensational British murder, a quest for justice, and the world's most famous detective writer

Patterson, James
Murder, interrupted

Murder, interrupted: Rich, cheating financier Frank Howard wants his wife dead, and he's willing to pay Billie Earl Johnson whatever it takes, to the tune of 750,000 dollars. When his bullet misses the mark, Billie Earl and Frank will turn on each other in a fight for their lives... Mother of all murders: Dee Dee Blancharde is a local celebrity. Television reports praise her as a single mother who tirelessly cares for her wheelchair-bound, chronically ill daughter. But when the teenaged Gypsy Rose realizes she isn't actually sick and Dee Dee has lied all these years, Gypsy Rose exacts her revenge...

Vronsky, Peter.
Sons of Cain

Subtitled: a history of serial killers from the stone age to the present

Collins, Max Allan.
Scarface and the untouchable

Wiehl, Lis W.
Hunting Charles Manson

Subtitled: the quest for justice in the days of helter skelter

Melnick, Jeffrey Paul.
Creepy crawling

Subtitled: Charles Manson and the many lives of America's most infamous family

Schechter, Harold.
Hell's princess

Subtitled: "the mystery of Belle Gunness, butcher of men."

Casey, Kathryn.
In plain sight

"From the critically-acclaimed writer who Ann Rule called, "one of the best in the true crime genre," comes the harrowing account of the Kaufman County prosecutor killings"--Provided by publisher.

Glenny, Misha.
McMafia

Subtitled: "a journey through the global criminal underworld."

Patterson, James
Murder beyond the grave

Two short true crime stories, Murder beyond the grave and Murder in paradise, as shown on the Discovery Murder is forever TV series.

McNamara, Michelle.
I'll be gone in the dark

"The haunting true story of the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade—and of the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case." Amazon

Baatz, Simon.
The girl on the velvet swing

Subtitled: Sex, murder, and madness at the dawn of the twentieth century