These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
September 26, 2016
Paddock, Anita, author.
vii, 169 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
"When Ruie Ann Park--a pillar of the Van Buren, Arkansas, community--was found beaten to death and lying in a pool of blood in her home, the police and local residents assumed the son was the murderer. But the years would uncover a more sinister story. Until that night, the Park family seemed to have it all. For fifty years they owned and published the Press Argus newspaper. Hugh was well-connected politically, and his wife, Ruie Ann, was the local historian, journalist, and teacher. They had a brilliant son and a shy adopted daughter. They built a beautiful home on top of Logtown Hill with a vista overlooking the Arkansas River, but their idyllic life ended with divorce. Ruie Ann stayed in the home, becoming more bitter and more demanding of the daughter who couldn't match up to her beloved son. The son, Sam Hugh, had a promising legal career, but his fondness for young boys, alcohol, and drugs doomed what should have been a successful law practice in his hometown. The daughter, Linda, graduated from college, married an attorney, and moved away to a small town near Little Rock. The police were baffled. Who was smart enough to hide all evidence and pass the lie detector test? And who would want to bludgeon this mother to death?"--Back cover.
September 20, 2016
Slater, Dan, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
vi, 342 pages : maps ; 24 cm
The Straight Hard Workers -- You're not from here -- Flickering candle -- My Dad does drugs -- The noble fight -- Overachieving bitch -- Underworld University -- The Company -- Original Vice Lord -- Bank of America -- The new people -- Raising wolves -- I'm the true one -- Spillover -- In the dirty room -- Garcia's orgasm -- Corporate raiders -- The clean soul of Gabriel Cardona -- The Kingdom of Judgment -- Who's the next top Drug Lord? -- All in the gang -- Brothers of the Black Hand -- Lesser Lords -- A boner for Bart -- The varieties of power -- I'm a good soldier! -- Prophecy -- Last meal -- Heroes and liars -- Career moments -- Catch that pussy -- Twilight -- Frozen in Time -- Legend of Laredo -- The messiest war -- No angels -- Hypocritical bastards -- Another media guy.
"What's it like to be an employee of a global drug-trafficking organization? In the border town of Laredo, Texas, Gabriel and his friend Bart abandon promising futures for the allure of the Zetas, a drug cartel with roots in the Mexican military. Mexican-born Detective Robert Garcia has worked hard all his life and is now struggling to raise his family in America. As violence spills over the border, Detective Garcia's pursuit of the boys, and their cartel leaders, puts him face to face with the urgent consequences of a war he sees as unwinnable. Slater shows the way in which the border itself is changing, disappearing, and posing new, terrifying, and yet largely unseen threats to American security."--Provided by publisher.
September 7, 2016
Young, Andrew (Historian), author.
xx, 268 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
On the foggy, cold morning of February 1, 1896, a boy came upon what he thought was a pile of clothes. It was soon discovered to be the headless body of a young woman, brutally butchered and discarded. She was found just across the river from one of the largest cities in the country, Cincinnati, Ohio. Soon the authorities, the newspapers, and the public were obsessed with discovering the girl's identity and finding the killer. Historian Andrew Young re-creates late nineteenth- century America, where Coca-Cola in bottles, newfangled movie houses, the Gibson Girl, and ragtime music played alongside prostitution, temperance, racism, homelessness, the rise of corporations, and the women's rights movement.
August 16, 2016
Buell, Samuel W., 1964- author.
xx, 296 pages ; 25 cm
America and business crime -- Fraud -- Loopholing -- Corporations as criminals -- The white collar beat -- Criminal defense that pays -- Judges and their sentences -- Washington and Wall Street.
"The lead prosecutor of the Enron investigation explores modern-day business crimes and the complex laws that govern corporations, discussing the depths of the issues involved and the art of the loophole,"--NoveList.
August 15, 2016
Stratmann, Linda, author.
xii, 328 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
The Devilish Dumplings -- Smothered in Onions -- The Greatest Refinement of Villainy -- Arsenic and Old Graves -- The Suspicious of Mr Marsh -- French Porcelain -- This Troublesome World -- Getting Away with Murder -- Alarm and Indignation -- The Essex Factor -- Tobacco Kills -- Nil by Mouth -- The Palmer Act -- Expert Witnesses -- Deadly Doctors -- Matrimonal Causes -- Sleight of Hand -- Disappearing Poison -- Our American Cousins.
"Murder by poison alarmed, enthralled, and in many ways encapsulated the Victorian age. Linda Stratmann's dark and splendid social history reveals the nineteenth century as a gruesome battleground where poisoners went head-to-head with authorities who strove to detect poisons, control their availability, and bring the guilty to justice. She corrects many misconceptions about particular poisons and documents how the evolution of issues such as marital rights and the legal protection of children impacted poisonings. Combining archival research with a novelist's eye, Stratmann charts the era's inexorable rise of poison cases both shocking and sad"-- Provided by publisher.
August 10, 2016
Greenwood, Elizabeth, 1983- author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 
xix, 246 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
How to disappear -- How to be found -- The canoe man -- The believers -- Collateral damage -- Faking my death with Mr. Clean and Mr. Bean.
"A darkly comic inquiry into how to fake your own death, the disappearance industry, and the lengths to which people will go to be reborn. Is it still possible to fake your own death in the twenty-first century? With six figures of student loan debt, Elizabeth Greenwood was tempted to find out."-- Provided by publisher.
August 9, 2016
Chaudry, Rabia, author.
410 pages : facsimiles ; 24 cm
Star-crossed lovers -- Vanished : missing Hae -- A body -- Living the lie -- Murder in the first -- Witness for the prosecution -- Life plus thirty -- Sarah Koenig -- Fifth column -- Serial -- It takes a village -- Undisclosed -- Truth and justice.
"In early 2000, Adnan Syed was convicted and sentenced to life plus thirty years for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee, a high school senior in Baltimore, Maryland. Syed has maintained his innocence, and Rabia Chaudry, a family friend, has always believed him. By 2013, after almost all appeals had been exhausted, Rabia contacted Sarah Koenig, a producer at This American Life, in hopes of finding a journalist who could shed light on Adnan's story. In 2014, Koenig's investigation turned into Serial, a Peabody Award-winning podcast with more than 500 million international listeners. But Serial did not tell the whole story. In this compelling narrative, Rabia Chaudry presents new key evidence that she maintains dismantles the State's case: a potential new suspect, forensics indicating that after Hae was killed her body was kept somewhere for almost half a day, and documentation withheld by the State that refutes the cell phone evidence--among many other points. And she shows how fans of Serial joined an amazing crowd-sourced investigation into a case riddled with errors and strange twists. Adnan's Story also gives a sense of Adnan's life in prison and weaves in his personal reflections, including never-before-seen letters. Chaudry, who is committed to exonerating Adnan, makes it clear that justice has yet to be achieved in this much-examined case."--Dust jacket.
August 2, 2016
Murphy, Paul, 1968- author.
Vermont : Tuttle Publishing, 2016.
256 pages ; 21 cm.
"A middle-aged carpenter beats his 91-year old mother to death and goes to work the following day, leaving the body for his wife to find. An 82-year old woman is jailed for 10 months for stealing fried chicken. Like nearly all defendants in Japan, they both plead guilty. What happens between plea and sentencing is the subject of True Crime Japan. In this fascinating crime book journalist and longtime Japan resident Paul Murphy provides a glimpse of Japanese society through a year's worth of criminal court cases in Matsumoto, a city 140 miles to the west of Tokyo. The defendants in these cases range from ruthless mobsters to average citizens, often committing similar crimes in rather different ways, and for different reasons. Based on court hearings and interviews with the defendants, their families, neighbors and lawyers--Murphy explores not only the motives of offenders, but the culture of crime and punishment in Japan. The resulting true crime book provides a lens through which to view this honor-shame based, conformist culture, and shows how, in its role within that culture, the court system reveals Japan to be, surprisingly to some, a land of true individuals"-- Provided by publisher.
July 27, 2016
Corsi, Jerome R., author.
Washington, DC : WND Books, 
xvi, 320 pages ; 24 cm
Part I. Criminal philanthropy Clinton-style -- Crying poor -- Profiting in India -- Reinventing davos -- Part II. Criminal philanthropy; Clinton scams -- The Canada scam -- The HIV/AIDS scam -- The State Department scam -- The Haiti scam -- The India scam -- Part III. Criminal philosophy end game -- The "Hillary for President 2016" scam -- The plan to shut down the Clinton Foundation.
"The best-selling author of The Obama Nation draws on detailed research to outline what he terms a "criminal conspiracy" by the Clinton Foundation to skim millions from donated funds using major investment firms, shell corporations and "pass-through" secret accounts,"--NoveList.
July 12, 2016
Dugard, Jaycee Lee, 1980-
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
xx, 246 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Simon & Schuster nonfiction original hardcover"--Title page verso.
Fly Me to the Moon -- OMG! Out in Public! -- Who's that Girl on TV? -- "SMILE" -- Cold Soup? -- A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes...When You're Missing -- Just Sing! -- "Puppy Love" -- "Dream a Little Dream" -- Lesson Learned! -- Walk the Plank -- Don't Judge -- Confessions of an Imperfect Person (or Where the Heck are the Minis!) -- Addiction -- "Oh So Pretty" -- In Plain Sight -- Disgusted -- Barbies are Good for the Soul -- Most Embarrassing Moment -- First Christmas -- That Time We Went to See Garth in Ireland -- Most Frustrating Moment -- Journey to a New Land -- Two Psychologists and a Survivor Walk into a Bar... -- Hope is a Four Letter Word -- Lil Sis -- Where's the Rage, Jaycee? -- Open Wide and Say AHHH! -- Through Thick and Thin -- Now that's Grand! -- Baked Potatoes -- Pass the Cheese, Please -- My Inner Circle -- About the Author.
"In the follow-up to her #1 bestselling memoir, A Stolen Life, Jaycee Dugard tells the story of her first experiences after years in captivity: the joys that accompanied her newfound freedom and the challenges of adjusting to life on her own. When Jaycee Dugard was eleven years old, she was abducted from a school bus stop within sight of her home in South Lake Tahoe, California. She was missing for more than eighteen years, held captive by Philip and Nancy Garrido, and gave birth to two daughters during her imprisonment. A Stolen Life, which sold nearly two million copies, told the story of Jaycee's life from her abduction in 1991 through her reappearance in 2009. Freedom: My Book of Firsts is about everything that happened next. 'How do you rebuild a life?' Jaycee asks. In these pages, she describes the life she never thought she would live to see: from her first sight of her mother to her first time meeting her grownup sister, her first trip to the dentist to her daughters' first day of school, her first taste of champagne to her first hangover, her first time behind the wheel to her first speeding ticket, and her first dance at a friend's wedding to her first thoughts about the possibility of a future relationship. This raw and inspiring book will remind readers that there is, as Jaycee writes, 'life after something tragic happens'"--Provided by publisher.
July 12, 2016
Summerscale, Kate, 1965- author.
New York : Penguin Press, 2016.
378 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, genealogical table ; 22 cm
First published in Great Britain by Bloomsbury Publishing.
Part I: Ten Days In July -- 1 The three of us -- 2 All I know is that we are rich -- 3 I will tell you the truth -- Part II: The City Of The Damned -- 4 The machine and the abyss -- 5 A kiss goodbye -- 6 This is the knife -- 7 Chronicles of disorder -- 8 Here goes nothing -- Part III: These Tender Times -- 9 Cover her face -- 10 The boys springing up amongst us -- 11 It is all over now -- 12 Box him up -- Part IV: The Murderers' Paradise -- 13 Those that know not what they do -- 14 To have you home again -- 15 In the plastic stage -- Part V: With Trumpets And Sound Of Cornet -- 16 Smooth in the morning light -- 17 Such a hell of a noise.
In East London in the summer of 1895, Robert Coombes (age thirteen) and his brother Nattie (age twelve) were arrested for matricide and sent for trial at the Old Bailey. Robert confessed to having stabbed his mother, but his lawyers argued that he was insane. The judge sentenced him to detention in Broadmoor, the most infamous criminal lunatic asylum in the land. Shockingly, Broadmoor turned out to be the beginning of a new life for Robert. At a time of great tumult and uncertainty, Robert Coombes's case crystallized contemporary anxieties about the education of the working classes, the dangers of pulp fiction, and evolving theories of criminality, childhood, and insanity. With riveting detail and rich atmosphere, Summerscale re-creates this terrible crime and its aftermath, uncovering an extraordinary story of man's capacity to overcome the past. -- adapted from book jacket.
July 12, 2016
Seligman, Scott D., author.
New York, New York : Viking, 
xxvi, 340 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
An "army of almond-eyed exiles" -- The gamblers' union -- "A clear case of corruption" -- The Chinese Parkhursts -- The war begins -- "A regular highbinder, six-shooter war dance on the Bowery" -- A price on Tom Lee's head -- The Chinese Theatre massacre -- Profit sharing -- Have gun, will travel -- The four brothers' war -- Mock Duck's luck runs out -- Chinatown: renovated, disinfected, and evacuated -- The defection of Chin Jack Lem -- Coexistence -- Epilogue.
"Reading like a true-crime novel, this history of the vice district and gang wars of New York's Chinatown from the 1890s through the 1930s describes the widespread fight to control the district's gambling, opium and prostitution,"--NoveList.
July 11, 2016
Foster, Nick, 1966-
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2016.
268 pages : maps ; 24 cm
The tipping point -- Bocas del Toro -- Welcome to Panama -- The story of Bo Icelar -- "We are just molecules" -- Where is Cher? -- Darklands -- When Scott met Bill -- Life behind bars -- The lights that don't go out -- Epilogue: "I am your worst nightmare"
"After fleeing his home in Bocas del Toro, Panama, William Dathan Holbert, aka "Wild Bill," is awaiting trial for the murder of five fellow American expatriates. Holbert's first victims were the Brown family, who lived on a remote part of the area's Darklands Peninsula. There, Holbert turned their property into the "Jolly Roger Social Club," using drink- and drug-fueled parties to get to know other ex-pats. The club's tagline was: "Over 90 percent of our members survive." But this is not just a book about Holbert and the financial and real estate motives behind the killings; it is about why Bocas del Toro turned out to be his perfect hunting ground, and why the community tolerated-even accepted-him for a time. Told through the fascinating history of Panama, a country with sinister ties to the political and economic interests of the United States, The Jolly Roger Social Club brings this uniquely bizarre place to life; shedding light on a community where many live under assumed names, desperate to leave their old lives behind-and sometimes people just disappear"-- Jacket flap.
July 11, 2016
Battisti, Linda M.
Omaha, Nebraska : Addicus Books, 
xiv, 248 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Caril's story -- Starkweather's rampage -- The arrests -- The trial of Charles Starkweather -- The trial of Caril Fugate.
July 11, 2016
Bassett, Diane M.
Denver, Colorado : Outskirts Press, ©2016.
x, 132 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
July 7, 2016
Washington, D.C. : Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Dept. of Justice : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O.,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Some copies published by commercial publishers such as: Bernan Press.
Also available at Main Library as depository document under Supt. of Docs. no.: P.D. J 1.14/7.
July 7, 2016
Grundvig, James Ottar, author.
xvii, 275 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
The explosive true story of fraud, embezzlement, and government betrayal. In 2000, the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) carried out a secret mission to bury, skew, and manipulate data in six vaccine safety studies, in a coordinated effort to control the message that "vaccines do not cause autism." They did so via secret meetings and backtesting health-care data. The CDC invested tens of millions of dollars in a foreign health-care data analytics startup run by Danish scientist Poul Thorsen, a move to ensure that no link ever surfaced. But fate had other ideas. The agency soon learned it couldn't control Thorsen. In 2011, the US Justice Department indicted him for the theft of more than $1 million of CDC grant money. Master Manipulator exposes the CDC's hidden agenda for the cover-up.
July 7, 2016
Flynn, Kevin (Journalist)
New York, N.Y. : Saint Martin's, 2010.
347 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Explores the Sheila LaBarre case in depth, from investigation to trial, unveiling the details of the bizarre chain of events that culminated in one of America's most sensational murder stories -- a spellbinding true story of obsession and vigilantism carried to a deadly extreme.
July 6, 2016
Olsen, Gregg, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016.
xiv, 288 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Thunderclap -- The House -- Sisters -- The Letters -- Fishing -- The Knock -- Waiting The News -- Temptation -- The Taxi Lady -- The Children -- The Women -- Amish Stud -- Dancing in the Rain -- Friends -- The Go-To Attorney for Wayward Amish -- the viewing -- Eli and Barb -- Warrants -- Arrests -- Barb in Jail -- Jailhouse Talk -- Eli in Jail -- Evidence -- A Husband's Questions -- Too Much Information -- Defense -- Prosecution -- Preparation -- Trial -- The Shot -- Best Friends -- It Was Lust -- It Was Lust II -- Doubt -- Verdict -- Aftermath.
"At just 30 years old, with dark-blonde hair and freckles, Barbara Weaver was as pretty as the women depicted on the covers of her favorite "bonnet" stories - romance novels set in Amish America. Barbara had everything she'd ever wanted: five beautiful children, a home, her faith, and a husband named Eli. But while Barbara was happy to live as the Amish have for centuries - without modern conveniences, Eli was tempted by technology: cell phones, the Internet, and sexting. Online he called himself "Amish Stud" and found no shortage of "English" women looking for love and sex. Twice he left Barbara and their children, was shunned, begged for forgiveness, and had been welcomed back to the church. Barb Raber was raised Amish, but is now a Conservative Mennonite. She drove Eli to appointments in her car, and she gave him what he wanted when he wanted: a cell phone, a laptop, rides to his favorite fishing and hunting places, and, most importantly, sex. When Eli starts asking people to kill his wife for him, Barb offers to help. One night, just after Eli had hitched a ride with a group of men to go fishing in the hours before dawn, Barb Raber entered the Weaver house and shot Barbara Weaver in the chest at close range. It was only the third murder in hundreds of years of Amish life in America, and it fell to Edna Boyle, a young assistant prosecutor to seek justice for Barbara Weaver."-- Provided by publisher.
July 6, 2016
Stapley, Rhonda, author.
Seattle, WA : Galaxy 44 Publishing, 2016.
192 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
She was an innocent Mormon girl. He was America's most notorious serial killer. When their paths crossed on a quiet autumn afternoon, he planned to kill her. But this victim had an incredible will to survive and would live to tell her story nearly three decades after he met death in a Florida electric chair. Ted Bundy brutally attacked Rhonda Stapley in a secluded Utah canyon in 1974. She miraculously escaped and hid her dark secret until now. This compelling real story of triumph over tragedy is both shocking and inspiring and told with the true courage of a victim turned survivor.
June 29, 2016
Trounstine, Jean R., 1946- author.
New York, NY : Ig Publishing, 2016.
xx, 245 pages ; 21 cm
"Nearly a quarter of a million youth are tried, sentenced, or imprisoned as adults every year across the United States. On any given day, ten thousand youth are detained or incarcerated in adult jails and prisons. Putting a human face to these sobering statistics, Boy With A Knife tells the story of Karter Kane Reed, who, at the age of sixteen, was sentenced to life in an adult prison for a murder he committed in 1993 in a high school classroom. Twenty years later, in 2013, he became one of the few men in Massachusetts to sue the Parole Board and win his freedom."--Provided by publisher.
June 10, 2016
Leamer, Laurence, author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 
x, 372 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Night Of The Burning Cross -- A Tiem Of Judgment -- Roll Call Of Justice.
Describes the brutal killing of a young black man and subsequent conviction of two Klansmen in 1981 Alabama and the civil suit that exposed the true motives and philosophy of the organization and ultimately bankrupted them.
June 2, 2016
Somerset, Kentucky : Commonwealth Journal, 2002.
1 box (30 pages, 5 newspapers) : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Includes two newspaper extra editions appearing on April 14 and 15, and two regular editions April 16 and 17 and an article clipped from the July 9, 2002 edition folded in pocket.
"Alexa C. Baker"--from mailing labels on newspapers.
Paying respect -- State officials make tributes to Catron -- Vacant for eternity -- Drugs at the core of Catron slaying? -- Catron funeral to be held Thursday at the Center -- Shelley's attorneys enter not guilty plea -- Morris, supporter arrested in Catron case -- Stringer was told he was also assassin's target -- Questions linger about upcoming primary -- Safety, security are at the forefront in planning Sheriff Sam Catron's funeral -- Harold Catron carried bullet fragments for 7 years before he died -- Todd Wood: Catron paid ultimate price -- Morris allegedly tried to sell bike used in getaway -- State lawmakers honor Catron at the end of legislative session -- Eubank man charged with Catron murder -- Despite his pain, McWhorter takes oath of sheriff -- Community stunned over charges against Shelley -- A stunning revelation -- Rogers: 'We have suffered a great loss' -- Eerie moment -- Stringer's reaction -- Eyewitness -- Sam Catron: 1953-2002. Candidate linked to Ky. killing (Associated Press article posted to The State). In memory -- posted to the Somerset Police Department site.
Printouts dated 4/18/2002 of 22 online articles reporting on the murder of the sheriff of Pulaski County, Kentucky, from the Commonwealth Journal of Somerset, Kentucky website (26 pages). Another printout dated 4/15/2002 appearing on the website of the Columbia, South Carolina newspaper The State (3 pages). A third printout from the website of the Somerset, Kentucky, Police Department (1 page).
May 16, 2016
Stanton, Tom, 1960- author.
Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, 
xiii, 327 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Something Afoot, 1933-1934 -- Grand Plans, 1935 -- Joy and Terror, 1936.
Detroit 1936: In a city abuzz over its unrivaled sports success, baseball fan Dayton Dean is arrested for murder. Though said to have a childlike intelligence, Dean possesses a vivid memory and a hunger for attention. He gives police a story about a secret Klan-like organization called the Black Legion, responsible for countless murders, floggings, and fire bombings. The Legion has tens of thousands of members in the Midwest, among them politicians and notable citizens--even, possibly, a beloved Detroit athlete. When Dean’s revelations explode, they all seek cover. Award-winning author Tom Stanton’s stunning work of history, crime, and sports, weaves together the terror of the Legion with the magnificent athletic ascension of Detroit. Richly portraying 1930s America, and featuring figures like Louis, the country’s most famous black man; Jewish slugger Hank Greenberg; anti-Semitic Henry Ford; radio priest Father Coughlin; and J. Edgar Hoover, Terror in the City of Champions is a rollicking true tale set at the confluence of hard luck, hope, victory, and violence.
April 29, 2016
Watkins, D., author.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2016.
261 pages ; 22 cm
The smartest kid on his block in East Baltimore, D. was certain he would escape the life of drugs, decadence, and violence that had surrounded him since birth. But when his brother Devin is shot-only days after D. receives notice that he's been accepted into Georgetown University-the plans for his life are exploded, and he takes up the mantel of his brother's crack empire. D. succeeds in cultivating the family business, but when he meets a woman unlike any he's known before, his priorities are once more put into question. Equally terrifying and hilarious, inspiring and heartbreaking, D.'s story offers a rare glimpse into the mentality of a person who has escaped many hells.