• February 2019

      Tears of the Silenced

      An Amish True Crime Memoir of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Brutal Betrayal, and Ultimate Survival

      by Misty Griffin

      When Misty was six years old her family started to live and dress like the Amish. Misty and her sister were kept as slaves on a mountain ranch where we were subjected to almost complete isolation, sexual abuse and extreme physical violence. Her step-father kept a loaded rifle by the door at all times to make sure the young girls were too terrified to try to escape. They also knew that no rescue would ever come because only a couple of people even knew we existed or did not know them well enough to care. When Misty reached her teens, her parents feared we would escape and took us to an Amish community where they were adopted and became baptized members. Misty was devastated to once again find herself in a world of fear, animal cruelty and sexual abuse. Going to the police was forbidden. A few years later, Misty was sexually assaulted by the bishop. As Misty recalls,”I knew I had to get help and one freezing morning in early March I made a dash for a tiny police station in rural Minnesota. When I refused to recant my police report I was excommunicated from the Amish and found myself plummeted into the strange modern world with only a second grade education and no ID or social security card. To all abuse survivors out there, please be encouraged, the cycle of abuse can be broken. Today, ten years later, I am a nursing student working towards my Masters degree and a child abuse awareness activist. This is my story.”

    • Biography & True Stories
      November 2014

      The Soho Don

      by Michael Connor

      The Soho Don is the story of a shy south London boy from a respectable family who became a shadowy, but powerful figure in the Soho, Mayfair and Brighton underworlds.

    • November 2019

      The Best New True Crime Stories

      Serial Killers

      by Mitzi Szereto

      The Best New True Crime Stories: Serial Killers (The Best New Original Stories) will contain accounts covering various geographical locations and time frames. The quality true-crime selections in this anthology will aim to provide a thoughtful bala

    • Biography & True Stories
      June 2019

      Jack and the Thames Torso Murders

      A New Ripper?

      by Drew Gray, Andrew Wise

      A sensational new theory – and an insight into the late Victorian city through an intensively researched social history. Between May 1887 and February 1891, a succession of horrific murders shook Victorian London. During a reign of terror lasting nearly four years, numerous women were attacked. The police at the time believed the killings comprised two distinct sets – with two different killers. Several were attributed to the relatively unpublicised ‘Thames Torso’ series while the majority found their way into the Met’s ‘Whitechapel’ or Jack the Ripper file. Despite the best efforts of contemporary detectives, no-one was ever prosecuted for these crimes and, until now, no convincing suspect has been put forward for both sets of murders. This ground-breaking work has examined new lines of enquiry generated by recent scholarship. With several ‘Thames Torso’ killings now attributable to his hand, ‘Jack’ it seems was culpable in upwards of sixteen assaults – at least thirteen of them fatal. This individual was amply possessed of the three ‘cardinals’ of the murderer – means, motive and opportunity – and the authors offer long-sought solutions to several case conundrums such as the Goulston Street ‘evidence’, the enduring ‘Mad Doctor’ theory and the Pinchin Street ‘cross-over’.

    • Biography & True Stories
      March 2020

      The Escape of Jack the Ripper

      The Full Truth About the Cover-up and His Flight from Justice

      by Jonathan Hainsworth, Christine Ward-Agius

      The identity of Jack the Ripper is the most infamous mystery of the Victorian era. Montague Druitt was the original police suspect, but we have never had the full story before, and endless speculation in later books and documentaries: But it was him, afte

    • Biography & True Stories
      February 2020

      Liverpool Murders & Misdemeanours

      by Ken Pye

      This book brings to life a selection of the most notorious, and grimmest, murders and other crimes in and around Liverpool from the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries. The tales include the Maybrick murder case, when Florence Maybrick poisoned her unpl

    • Biography & True Stories
      April 2020

      Preston Murders & Misdemeanours

      by Keith Johnson

      A 'Preston Chronicle' newspaper headline in 1866 of 'Thievery, Knavery & Harlotry in Preston' described a town struggling with crime and its consequences. Justice had been swift from the days of horse thieves and highwaymen with the gloom of the gallows,

    • May 2020

      America's First Female Serial Killer

      Jane Toppan and the Making of a Monster

      by Mary Kay McBrayer

      • Our culture is in a current obsession with true crime, and we crave to understand how such atrocities could be committed. America’s First takes readers behind the mind of a killer, showing her personal development, traumas, and murders—without rationali

    • September 2008

      Trials of a Forensic Psychologist

      A Casebook

      by Charles Patrick Ewing

      A fascinating collection of ten high-profile cases illustrating the controversial, often contentious-yet essential-role of forensic psychology in the American justice system Written by psychologist and lawyer Charles Patrick Ewing, one of the country's

    • Biography & True Stories
      January 2019

      British Murder

      A Compendium: 1901-2000

      by William Wright

      The first study, year by year, of murder in Britain in the 20th century. The cases range from the long forgotten, like Rhoda Willis - last of the baby farmers - to the truly terrifying, such as Patrick Mackay (front cover). An introduction to each decade shows how investigative procedures and the criminal law changed during the century.

    • Biography & True Stories
      August 2019

      The Poisoners

      Foul, Strange and Unnatural Murder

      by Trevor Bond

      A Methodist minister, a mysterious Frenchwoman, a solicitor, a brace of housekeepers, and a recently discharged soldier: what links them? Being accused of murder by poison. Poisoning represents the ultimate domestic murder. Many alleged crimes - the deat

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      September 2019

      Victorian Murders

      by Jan Bondeson

      This book features fifty-six Victorian cases of murder covered in the sensational weekly penny journal the Illustrated Police News between 1867 and 1900. Some of them are famous, like the Bravo Mystery of 1876, the Llangibby Massacre of 1878 and the Mrs Pearcey case of 1890; others are little-known, like the Acton Atrocity of 1880, the Ramsgate Mystery of 1893 and the Grafton Street Murder of 1894. Take your ticket for the house of horrors.

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