Post Tagged with: "TRUE CRIME"

LONG LIST

Little Demon in the City of Light

Little Demon in the City of Light

Steven Levingston digs up a doozy of a case, involving mesmeric murderess Gabrielle Bompard, an international manhunt, and a cast of Gallic sleuths, criminals and shocked citizens. A Discover Great New Writers selection.

Posted by × May 21, 2014 ×

REVIEWS & ESSAYS

Pinkerton’s Great Detective

Pinkerton’s Great Detective

By BEAU RIFFENBURGH

The undercover private eye who took on organized crime in the Wild West.

Posted by × November 26, 2013 ×

LONG LIST

The Great Pearl Heist

The Great Pearl Heist

In the summer of 1913, two brilliant minds — a gentleman thief and a talented detective — squared off when the “Mona Lisa of Pearls” disappeared in transit from Paris to London. This captivating account of the ensuing game of cat-and-mouse evokes the heist classics of Hitchcock and Hammett.

Posted by × January 9, 2013 ×

LONG LIST

People Who Eat Darkness

People Who Eat Darkness

In the summer of 2000, Lucie Blackman, a young British woman living in Japan, was abducted from the streets of Tokyo and found dismembered the following winter. Award-winning foreign correspondent Richard Lloyd Perry peers into the seedy underworld that swallowed her up and recounts the trial of her killer in this gripping true crime narrative.

Posted by × August 20, 2012 ×

IN THE MARGIN

The Barefoot Bandit

The Barefoot Bandit

By BOB FRIEL

When Bob Rivers’s Cessna was stolen and crashed in a rare instance of airplane piracy, the Seattle radio personality had the same thought as local authorities: drug runners had used, abused, and discarded the plane; case closed. To their astonishment, they later learned that the culprit in the 2008 heist was actually seventeen-year-old Colton Harris-Moore, a poor, neglected, troubled kid who’d had no formal flight training. This was the first time Colt had flown a plane, and yet it wouldn’t be the last. He was in the midst of a years-long crime spree — boosting cars, boats, identities, airplanes, and lots of food.

Posted by × June 8, 2012 ×