New Arrivals · True Crime

July 11, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Crime in the United States.

July 10, 2018
Lanham, MD : Bernan Press, c2007-
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.

The good mothers : the true story of the women who took on the world's most powerful mafia

July 9, 2018
Perry, Alex, author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
x, 333 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
A vanishing in Milan -- Rebellion in Rosarno -- Italy awakes.
"An unprecedented look inside a ruthless and obscenely wealthy branch of the Italian Mafia and the electrifying story of the brave women who decided to fight back"-- Provided by publisher.

The royal art of poison : filthy palaces, fatal cosmetics, deadly medicine, and murder most foul

July 9, 2018
Herman, Eleanor, 1960- author.
xiii, 286 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color portraits ; 25 cm
Part I. Poison, poison, everywhere. Poison from the banquet table to the royal underpants -- Unicorn horns and rooster dung : poison detectors and antidotes -- Dying to be beautiful : dangerous cosmetics -- Murderous medicine : mercury enemas and rat turd elixirs -- Putrid palaces : a poisoned environment -- Part II. The poison chronicles : where rumors of royal poisoning meet scientific analysis. Henry VII of Luxembourg, Holy Roman Emperor, 1275-1313 -- Cangrande della Scala, Italian warlord, 1291-1329 -- Agnes Sorel, mistress of King Charles VII of France, 1422-1450 -- Edward VI, king of England, 1537-1553 -- Jeanne d'Albret, Queen of Navarre, 1528-1572 -- Eric XIV, King of Sweden, 1533-1577 -- Ivan IV, the Terrible, Czar of Russia, 1530-1584; his mother, Elena Glinskaya, ca. 1510-1538; and his first wife, Anastasia Romanovna, 1530-1560 -- Grand Duke Francesco de Medici of Tuscany, 1541-1587, and Grand Duchess Bianca Cappello, 1548-1587 -- Gabrielle d'Estrées, mistress of King Henri IV of France, 1573-1599 -- Tycho Brahe, astronomer and imperial mathematician, 1546-1601 -- Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, artist to Italy's elite, 1572-1610 -- Henry Stuart, Prince of Wales, 1594-1612 -- Sir Thomas Overbury, royal adviser at the court of James I, 1581-1613 -- Princess Henrietta Stuart of England, Duchesse d'Orléans, 1644-1670 -- Mademoiselle de Fontanges, mistress of Louis XIV of France, 1661-1681, and the affair of the poisons -- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, imperial court musician, 1756-1791 -- Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France, 1769-1821 -- Part III. Poison in the modern era. Scientific advances in the Victorian age -- The democratization of poison -- Modern Medicis : the rebirth of political poison -- The royal art of living and dying -- Pick your poison -- The poison hall of fame.
Traces the history of poison in centuries of royal courts, from the intentional posionings to the unintentional side effects of commonly used makeup and medications.

Sex Money Murder : a story of crack, blood, and betrayal

July 9, 2018
Green, Jonathan (Journalist), author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2018]
x, 413 pages ; 25 cm
"$MM"-- Dust jacket.
Act I. Soundview: the genesis of violence -- Prologue: The roof -- Li'l Gunbuster -- Do not yield to evil -- Hit a killer, be a killer -- The ledger of death -- The kids from Cozy Corner -- The birth of Sugar shaft -- Kidnapped: blood begets blood -- Act II. The rise of Sex Money Murder -- Gold shield #1944 -- Sex Money Murder -- Coma -- Pipelines of the game -- Money bath -- Justice -- the murder game -- Gimme the loot -- Blood -- Nasty boys -- Act III. Ultraviolence: the fall of Sex Money Murder -- The fist -- The office -- Thanksgiving -- "Make it reign" -- Bangin' for their rats -- Myth's end -- Dropping the flag -- 5K -- Exile -- Epilogue: "The streets don't love you"
A portrait of the violent drug wars of the Bronx in the late 1980s and early 1990s documents the surge of crack cocaine's popularity and the murderous territory disputes among its dealers, tracing the rise and fall of notorious gang Sex Money Murder.

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

July 6, 2018
Melnick, Jeffrey Paul, author.
xxxi, 419 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Introduction: Creepy crawling through the Sixties: Charles Manson and history -- Part I. Creepy crawling family: Charles Manson in our homes. Mother father sister brother ; The family that slays together ; Ranch, hill, farm ; Hush little dropout ; The history of consciousness -- Part II. Creepy crawling Los Angeles: Charles Manson on Our Maps. High rollers ; Hippies with power ; Hungry freaks ; The bad fathers of the feast ; Family affairs -- Part III. Creepy crawling truth: Charles Manson and our crime tales. The bug vs. the Fug ; A legion of Charlies ; Hippie ugly! Hippie shit! Toothpaste good! ; A newcomer, an intruder ; Not just the facts, ma'am -- Part IV. Creepy crawling art: Charles Manson in our minds. Blood in a swimming pool ; They are still among us ; He's a magic man ; Waves of mutilation ; Desperados under the eaves ; Zeroville ; Wrecking crews.
""Creepy crawling" was the Manson Family's practice of secretly entering someone's home and, without harming anyone, leaving only a trace of evidence that they had been there, some reminder that the sanctity of the private home had been breached. Now, author Jeffrey Melnick reveals just how much the Family creepy crawled their way through Los Angeles in the sixties and then on through American social, political, and cultural life for close to fifty years, firmly lodging themselves in our minds. Even now, it is almost impossible to discuss the sixties, teenage runaways, sexuality, drugs, music, California, and even the concept of family without referencing Manson and his "girls." Not just another history of Charles Manson, Creepy Crawling explores how the Family weren't so much outsiders but emblematic of the Los Angeles counterculture freak scene, and how Manson worked to connect himself to the mainstream of the time. Ever since they spent two nights killing seven residents of Los Angeles--what we now know as the "Tate-LaBianca murdersy--the Manson family has rarely slipped from the American radar for long. From Emma Cline's The Girls to the recent TV show Aquarius, the family continues to find an audience. What is it about Charles Manson and his family that captivates us still? Author Jeffrey Melnick sets out to answer this question in this fascinating and compulsively readable cultural history of the Family and their influence from 1969 to the November 2017 death in prison of Charles Manson, himself, and beyond." -- Amazon.

Little shoes : the sensational Depression-era murders that became my family's secret

July 6, 2018
Everett, Pamela, author.
xi, 232 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
In the summer of 1937, a California triple murder stunned an already grim nation. After a frantic week-long manhunt a suspect emerged, and his trial captivated audiences from coast to coast. Justice was swift, and the condemned man was buried away with the horrifying story. Decades later Everett, a lawyer and former journalist, followed up a cryptic comment her father once made-- and unearthed a legal case that included one of the earliest criminal profiles in the United States, the genesis of modern sex offender laws, and the last man sentenced to hang in California. But did the authorities get the right man? -- adapted from jacket

City of devils : the two men who ruled the underworld of old Shanghai

June 29, 2018
French, Paul, 1966- author.
xvi, 299 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
The Devil's last dance -- The rise to greatness -- The lords of misrule -- The hour between dog and wolf -- The fallen city.
1930s Shanghai could give Chicago a run for its money. In the years before the Japanese invaded, the city was a haven for outlaws from all over the world: a place where pasts could be forgotten, fascism and communism outrun, names invented, fortunes made - and lost. 'Lucky' Jack Riley was the most notorious of those outlaws. An ex-Navy boxing champion, he escaped from prison in the States, spotted a craze for gambling and rose to become the Slot King of Shanghai. Ruler of the clubs in that day was 'Dapper' Joe Farren - a Jewish boy who fled Vienna's ghetto with a dream of dance halls. His chorus lines rivalled Ziegfeld's and his name was in lights above the city's biggest casino. In 1940 they bestrode the Shanghai Badlands like kings, while all around the Solitary Island was poverty, starvation and genocide. They thought they ruled Shanghai; but the city had other ideas. This is the story of their rise to power, their downfall, and the trail of destruction they left in their wake. Shanghai was their playground for a flickering few years, a city where for a fleeting moment even the wildest dreams seemed possible. In the vein of true crime books whose real brilliance is the recreation of a time and place, this is impeccably researched narrative non-fiction told with superb energy and brio, as if James Ellroy had stumbled into a Shanghai cathouse.

Lady killers : deadly women throughout history

June 28, 2018
Telfer, Tori, author.
xvi, 316, 15 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes interview, Q & A and other extra material.
The elusive population -- The blood countess : Erzsébet Báthory -- The giggling grandma : Nannie Doss -- The worst woman on earth : Lizzie Halliday -- Devil in the shape of a saint : Elizabeth Ridgeway -- Vipers : Raya and Sakina -- The wretched woman : Mary Ann Cotton -- The tormentor : Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova -- Iceberg Anna : Anna Marie Hahn -- The nightingale : Oum-El-Hassen -- High priestess of the Bluebeard clique : Tillie Klimek -- Sorceress of Kilkenny : Alice Kyteler -- Beautiful throat cutter : Kate Bender -- The angel makers of Nagyrév -- Queen of poisoners : Marie-Madeleine, the Marquise de Brinvilliers.
"In 1998, an FBI profiler infamously declared in a homicide conference, 'There are no female serial killers'--but Lady Killers offers fourteen creepy examples to the contrary."--Page 4 of cover.

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

June 25, 2018
Fox, Margalit, author.
New York : Random House, [2018]
xxvii, 319 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
"In this thrilling true-crime procedural, the creator of Sherlock Holmes uses his unparalleled detective skills to exonerate a German Jew wrongly convicted of murder. For all the scores of biographies of Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of the most famous detective in the world, there is no American book that tells this remarkable story--in which Conan Doyle becomes a real-life detective on an actual murder case. In Conan Doyle for the Defense, Margalit Fox takes us step-by-step inside Conan Doyle's investigative process and illuminates a murder mystery that is also a morality play for our time--a story of ethnic, religious, and anti-immigrant bias. In 1908, a wealthy woman was brutally murdered in her Glasgow home. The police found a convenient suspect in Oscar Slater--an immigrant Jewish cardsharp--who, despite his innocence, was tried, convicted, and consigned to life at hard labor in a brutal Scottish prison. Conan Doyle, already world famous as the creator of Sherlock Holmes, was outraged by this injustice and became obsessed with the case. Using the methods of his most famous character, he scoured trial transcripts, newspaper accounts, and eyewitness statements, meticulously noting myriad holes, inconsistencies, and outright fabrications by police and prosecutors. Finally, in 1927, his work won Slater's freedom. Margalit Fox, a celebrated longtime writer for The New York Times, has "a nose for interesting facts, the ability to construct a taut narrative arc, and a Dickens-level gift for concisely conveying personality" (Kathryn Schulz, New York). In Conan Doyle for the Defense, she immerses readers in the science of Edwardian crime detection and illuminates a watershed moment in the history of forensics, when reflexive prejudice began to be replaced by reason and the scientific method"-- Provided by publisher.

The trigger : narratives of the American shooter

June 12, 2018
Patinkin, Daniel J., author.
304 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction -- In the Spanish wells : Lester Young Jr -- The drifter : John Frizzle -- The devil's bargain : Marvin Gomez -- A man for others : officer Alphonsus O'Connor -- In isolation : Brittany Aden -- An all-American boy : Brandon Clancy -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgments -- Notes.
In 2017, over 15,000 were killed and over 31,000 were injured by gunfire. Faced with these desensitizing statistics, one easily forgets that each incident is perpetrated by a living, feeling human being who has walked a unique path. The causes and consequences of these violent acts are often far more complicated than one might expect. Author Daniel J. Patinkin exhaustively interviewed each of six shooters about their life experiences and about the unique circumstances that compelled them to use a firearm against another person. The result is a series of profound narratives.

Saving sin city : William Travers Jerome, Stanford White, and the original crime of the century

June 11, 2018
Cummings, Mary, author.
xiii, 305 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
1901 -- 1902 -- 1903 -- 1904 -- 1905 -- 1906 -- 1907 -- 1908.
"When Stanford White, one of the most famous architects of the era--whose mark on New York City is second to none--was murdered by Harry K. Thaw in 1906, his death become known as "The Crime of the Century." But there were other players in this love triangle gone wrong that would play a part in the incredible story of White's murderer. Chief among them was the ambitious district attorney William Travers Jerome, who had the opportunity to make--or break--his career with his prosecution of Thaw. Award-winning journalist Mary Cummings reveals a new angle to this incredible crime through Jerome's story--a story that is ripe for our post-"Serial" era. Thaw was the debauched and deranged heir to a Pittsburgh fortune who had a sadistic streak. White was an artistic genius and one of the world's premier architects who would become obsessed with a teenaged chorus girl, Evelyn Nesbit. White preyed on Nesbit, who, in a surprising twist, also became a fixation for Thaw. Nesbit and Thaw would later marry, but Thaw's lingering jealousy and anger toward White over his past history with Nesbit would explosively culminate in White's shocking murder--and the even more shocking trial of Thaw for a murder that was committed in front of dozens of eye witnesses. The promising young D.A. would find his faith in himself and the law severely tested as he battled colorful crooks, licentious grandees, and corrupt politicians. Cummings brilliant reveals the social issues simmering below the surface of New York that Jerome had to face. Filled with mesmerizing drama, rich period details, and fascinating characters, Saving Sin City sheds fresh light on crimes whose impact still echoes throughout the twenty-first century."--Inside jacket flap.

Shattering silences : strategies to prevent sexual assault, heal survivors, and bring assailants to justice

May 4, 2018
Johnston, Christopher, author.
xv, 296 pages ; 24 cm
Each year in the United States nearly three hundred thousand people are sexually assaulted. New practices by police, prosecutors, nurses, and rape crisis professionals are resulting in more humane and compassionate treatment of victims, and more aggressive pursuit and prosecution of persecutors. Based on seven years of in-depth interviews in Cleveland, Detroit, Memphis and other cities, Johnston presents the people behind these new approaches and provides a template for organizations and communities to follow.

The addiction nobody will talk about : how I let my pornography addiction hurt people and destroy relationships

May 3, 2018
Shea, Joshua (Journalist), author.
Chicago : Joshua Tree Publishing, [2018]
251 pages ; 23 cm
Joshua Shea seemingly had it all. A loving wife, two children, and a supportive extended family. In 2010, after nearly fifteen years working his way up the journalism ladder, he launched a lifestyle magazine in his hometown. Within a year, he was one of the founders of Central Maine's largest film festival and had won a seat on the City Council in Auburn, Maine. Accolades, including receiving the Key to the City and being called one of the "Next 10 People Shaping Maine's Economy" by a state newspaper followed. While the public got one picture of Shea, behind closed doors, his longtime mental health and addiction issues were festering. A workaholic by nature, he actively ignored the red flags surrounding his long-existing pornography and alcohol problems. Finding it easier to lose himself in a bottle of tequila and adult websites, Shea's relationships with his family, colleagues, and friends grew distant. His business ventures began to collapse. Life as he knew it came to a screeching halt when he was arrested on a charge of underage pornography possession in 2014. Shea was convicted and served six months in jail in early 2016. Following his arrest, he sought help and treatment through intense one-on-one therapy, group therapy, and at inpatient rehab facilities. Bothered at the lack of quality resources and open discussion around the topic of pornography addiction, Shea is now sharing with the public his experience with the addiction in the hope he can help people to not head down the same road that he did. Shea recounts the last several years of his life leading up to his legal trouble and how his poor judgment and bad decision making led to a life he never thought was possible.

Life after darkness : finding healing and happiness after the Cleveland kidnappings

April 27, 2018
Knight, Michelle, 1981- author.
xvi, 221 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Free! -- An impatient patient -- Transition: assisted living -- On my own--and in search of friends -- Healing after trauma -- A new house and a new love -- Marriage and home -- Unfinished business: seeking my roots, planning my future -- A life's work, a soul's injury -- Safe circle -- The missing child.
"Michelle Knight-now known as Lily Rose Lee-captured the world's attention in May 2013, when she and two fellow kidnapping victims were found and freed after being held for more than a decade by notorious Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro. But many people are still asking: What happened after her escape? How do you re-enter society after years of abuse and isolation? How do you get past the trauma and live a happy and joy filled life? How do you learn to trust again? In Life After Darkness, published on the fifth anniversary of her liberation, Lily describes how she managed to heal the wounds to her body, mind, and soul-wounds, she reveals, that were first inflicted even before her kidnapping. With the help of good friends and anchored by her own inner strength, she takes us with her step by step on her journey out of darkness into the light. An inspiring story-and for anyone who has dared to hope after suffering, a guidebook to finding new purpose for a meaningful life."--provided by

The feather thief : beauty, obsession, and the natural history heist of the century

April 25, 2018
Johnson, Kirk W., author.
x, 308 pages, 16 unnumbered pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Prologue -- Dead birds and rich men. The trials of Alfred Russel Wallace ; Lord Rothschild's museum ; The feather fever ; Birth of a movement ; The Victorian Brotherhood of Fly-tiers ; The future of fly-tying -- The Tring heist. Featherless in London ; Plan for Museum Invasion.Doc ; The case of the broken window ; "A very unusual crime" ; Hot birds on a cold trail ; Fluteplayer 1988 ; Behind bars ; Rot in hell ; The diagnosis ; The Asperger's defense ; The missing skins -- Truth and consequences. The 21st International Fly Tying Symposium ; The lost memory of the ocean ; Chasing leads in a time machine ; Dr. Prum's thumb drive ; "I'm not a thief" ; Three days in Norway ; Michelangelo vanishes ; Flowers in the bloodstream.
"On a cool June evening in 2009, after performing a concert at London's Royal Academy of Music, twenty-year-old American flautist Edwin Rist boarded a train for a suburban outpost of the British Museum of Natural History. Home to one of the largest ornithological collections in the world, the Tring museum was full of rare bird specimens whose gorgeous feathers were worth staggering amounts of money to the men who shared Edwin's obsession: the Victorian art of salmon fly-tying. Once inside the museum, the champion fly-tier grabbed hundreds of bird skins—some collected 150 years earlier by a contemporary of Darwin's, Alfred Russel Wallace, who'd risked everything to gather them—and escaped into the darkness. Two years later, Kirk Wallace Johnson was waist high in a river in northern New Mexico when his fly-fishing guide told him about the heist. He was soon consumed by the strange case of the feather thief. What would possess a person to steal dead birds? Had Edwin paid the price for his crime? What became of the missing skins? In his search for answers, Johnson was catapulted into a years-long, worldwide investigation. The gripping story of a bizarre and shocking crime, and one man's relentless pursuit of justice, The Feather Thief is also a fascinating exploration of obsession, and man's destructive instinct to harvest the beauty of nature."--Page [2] of cover.

Beneath a ruthless sun : a true story of violence, race, and justice lost and found

April 25, 2018
King, Gilbert, author.
416 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
A killing freeze -- Real sunshine -- Smoked Irishman -- Make tracks -- Sensational lies -- You will not turn us down -- No suitable place -- Well-laid plan -- So much race pride -- Don't talk to me about conscience, lady -- Way of justice -- If it takes all summer -- Troubled by it -- Faith in Blanche -- Someone should write a book -- Whether they be white or black -- A newspaper woman.
"A small town. A big secret. In December 1957, the wife of a Florida citrus baron is raped in her home while her husband is away. She claims a 'husky Negro' did it, and the sheriff, the infamous racist Willis McCall, does not hesitate to round up a herd of suspects. But within days, McCall turns his sights on Jesse Daniels, a gentle, mentally impaired white nineteen-year-old. Soon Jesse is railroaded up to the state hospital for the insane, and locked away without trial. Crusading journalist Mabel Norris Reese cannot stop fretting over the case and its baffling outcome. Who is protecting whom, or what? She pursues the story for years, chasing down leads, hitting dead ends, winning unlikely allies. Bit by bit, the unspeakable truths behind a conspiracy that shocked a community into silence come to the surface. Beneath a Ruthless Sun tells a powerful page-turning story rooted in the fears that rippled through the South as integration began to take hold, sparking a surge of virulent racism that savaged the vulnerable, debased the powerful, and roils our own times still."--Page [2] of cover.

The gift of our wounds : a Sikh and a former white supremacist find forgiveness after hate

April 18, 2018
Michaelis, Arno, author.
xviii, 222 pages ; 22 cm
Documents the story of the unlikely and powerful friendship between a Sikh and a former white supremacist in the aftermath of Wade Michael Page's murderous 2012 attack on a Wisconsin Sikh Temple, describing how they launched the Serve 2 Unite organization to promote community inclusion and fight hate crimes.

Ohio's Black Hand syndicate : the birth of organized crime in America

April 17, 2018
Meyers, David, 1948- author.
203 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
A rather good thing -- Wide open and unguarded -- Seeds of the maffia -- Alive if you can -- What's in a name? -- Your cat and goat -- Best day's work -- The signal of death -- The great bugaboo -- The White Hand Society -- Safe in Helltown -- Death on the doorstep -- Bring a live chicken -- Day of reckoning -- I'd die first -- Bad English -- The trial : week one -- The trial : week two -- The other hand.
"Organized crime was born in the back of a fruit store in Marion. Before America saw headlines about the Capone Mob, the Purple Gang and Murder Inc., the specter of the Black Hand terrorized nearly every major city. Fears that the Mafia had reached our shores and infiltrated every Italian immigrant community kept police alert and citizens on edge. It was only a matter of time before these professed Robin Hoods formed a band. And when they did, the eyes of the world turned to Ohio, particularly when the local Black Hand outfit known as the Society of the Banana went on trial. Authors David Meyers and Elise Meyers Walker unfold this first and nearly forgotten chapter on crime syndicate history"--Back cover.

Hell's princess : the mystery of Belle Gunness, Butcher of Men

April 16, 2018
Schechter, Harold, author.
xvi, 316 pages ; 24 cm
"The shocking true story of one of the twentieth century's most prolific female serial killers." -- book jacket.

No ordinary stalking : a look at organized stalking and electronic harassment

April 9, 2018
Ti, June, author.
Victoria, BC, Canada : FriesenPress, 2016.
x, 481 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Love and death in the Sunshine State : the story of a crime

April 5, 2018
Wood, Cutter, author.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2018.
225 pages ; 22 cm
Convalescence in the Greater Tampa Bay area -- In search of another -- The idea of a woman -- The dark side and the other side -- Impulses diverted -- The worse truth -- Before everything that happened happened -- All the lives -- Furlough -- Ballad of the estranged husband -- Explicable phenomena -- Homecoming -- The confidence of friends -- A disagreement -- What lights a fire -- Laurel and Bay.
"When the owner of a Florida motel goes missing, a writer who had been a guest at the motel becomes drawn into the investigation, carrying its facts beyond the actual case and into his own life"-- Provided by publisher.

The Manson women and me : monsters, morality, and murder

March 30, 2018
Meredith, Nikki, author.
xiv, 351 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Leslie Van Houten -- Patricia Krenwinkel -- Nikki Meredith.
The author shares how she visited Leslie Van Houten and Patricia Krenwinkel in prison to find out how they had changed after years of incarceration for the brutal murders they performed for Charles Manson, and how getting to know them led to more questions.

Hunting El Chapo : the inside story of the American lawman who captured the world's most-wanted drug lord

March 30, 2018
Hogan, Andrew (DEA agent), author.
New York, N.Y. : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.
x, 339 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
The exclusive inside story of the lawman and his dangerous eight-year hunt that captured El Chapo - the world's most wanted drug kingpin who evaded capture for more than a decade. A cinematic crime story following the relentless investigative work of Cole Merrell and his team unfolds at breakneck speed, taking the reader behind the scenes of one of the most sophisticated and dangerous counter-narcotics operations in the history of the United States and Mexico.

The Corporation : an epic story of the Cuban American underworld

March 28, 2018
English, T. J., 1957- author.
viii, 584 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Part I: Traición/Betrayal -- Brigade 2506 -- Birds of a feather -- Santo -- The rain in Spain -- Bring me the head of Palulu -- The prodigal son -- Rasputin in Mexico -- Part II: Vengaza/Revenge. Counterrevolution ; The counselor ; Corruption ; Smoke and fire ; A prayer for Idalia ; Cockfighter ; Dead but not dead -- Part III: "Lo hecho. Hecho está"/"What is done is done". Old friends ; Stormy weather ; Beginner's luck ; Down and out in Lima ; President in exile ; Perseverance ; Cómo fue/How it was.
A multigenerational history of the Cuban mob in the United States examines the role of South Florida's exile community in building a criminal empire as part of a plot to reclaim Cuba from the Castro regime.

59 hours

March 26, 2018
Kovatch, Johnny, author.
xi, 205 pages ; 22 cm.
On Sunday, August 6, 2000, fifteen-year-old Nick Markowitz was grabbed off the street on the orders of a local drug dealer named Jesse James Hollywood. Nick was taken as collateral because his brother Ben owed Jesse money. He was an innocent victim who became a pawn in an increasingly high-stakes feud between the two that ended with Nick's brutal murder.

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