These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
December 5, 2013
Greene, Robert W. (Robert William), 1929-2008.
New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2013.
x, 324 pages ; 21 cm
First published in the United States by Elsevier-Dutton Publishing, 1981.
"The true story behind the film American Hustle"--Cover.
November 26, 2013
Gillon, Steven M.
New York : Sterling, c2013
xiv, 205 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
"[A] companion to the History television special commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963." -- back cover.
"Want to see a Secret Service agent?" -- "Attention all squads... attention all squads" -- "Somebody shot a police officer" -- "Well, it is all over now" -- "...there he sits" -- "Squirming like a snared rat" -- "I don't care to answer any more questions" -- "Did you kill the president?" -- "The number-two man" -- "I know the tactics of the FBI" -- "He is really a good boy" -- "You have been charged" -- "My wife and I like the president's family" -- "Brother, you won't find anything there" -- "I don't know what you are talking about" -- "...you're just being melodramatic" -- "You killed my president, you rat son of a bitch" -- "I hope I killed the son of a bitch" -- Epilogue -- Timeline.
Gillon follows Lee Harvey Oswald for the 48 hours after the Kennedy assassination in search of answers to the question that has been troubling America for the past five decades. Why did he shoot JFK? The Warren Commission speculated that Oswald was simply a deranged sociopath. But recently declassified materials raise new troubling questions. What emerges from this expose is refreshingly new, and more complicated, portrait of the man who assassinated President John F. Kennedy.
November 19, 2013
Halloran, Bob, author.
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, 
vii, 240 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Details the Davis family's decades-old fight for justice for their twenty-six-year-old daughter Debbie, who was murdered after ending her relationship with Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi, one of mob boss Whitey Bulger's henchmen.
November 4, 2013
New York : Gallery Books, 
339 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"From the New York Times #1 bestselling author comes a riveting true-crime mystery set on a sleepy island in the Pacific Northwest: a man is murdered and the long list of suspects includes an aging beauty queen and her boyfriend. One wintery night on quiet Whidbey Island off the coast of Washington, Russ Douglas spent Christmas with his estranged wife, Brenna. She agreed to let him visit his children even though they were headed for divorce. He left Brenna Douglas's home in Langley on the morning of December 26, 2003 to run some errands. But hours passed and Russ didn't return home as he'd promised his children he would. Nor did he come back during the night. On the afternoon of December 27, a couple walking down a rural road noticed a vehicle in the driveway of a cabin. Since many of the places were vacant during the winter, neighbors kept an eye out for strangers. Curious, they walked up the cabin's driveway to check inside. They saw a man in the front seat, dead from a single gunshot wound to the head. They immediately put in a call to the Island County Sheriff's Office. The dead man was easily identified; it was Russell Douglas. But what came next in this homicide case surprised law enforcement and captured the attention of the entire town when the suspects included an aging beauty queen, her guitar-teacher lover, and Russell's widow, Brenna, owner of the local beauty salon. With her trademark aplomb, Ann Rule unravels the fascinating story of a murder, a small town, and a number of potential killers"-- Provided by publisher.
November 1, 2013
Meltzer, Brad, author.
New York, NY : Workman Publishing Company, Inc., 
vii, 152 pages : color illustrations, facsimiles ; 22 cm
"Includes 30 removable facsimile documents"--Cover.
John Wilkes Booth : was Lincoln's assassin apprehended? -- Confederate gold : stolen treasure or hidden wealth of a new Confederacy? -- The Georgia Guidestones : America's Stonehenge -- DB Cooper : American outlaw -- The White House : where is the cornerstone of democracy? -- The spear of destiny : history's most sacred relic -- The real Da Vinci code : did Leonardo predict an apocalypse? -- Is there any gold in Fort Knox? -- UFOs : inside Roswell and Area 51 -- The Kennedy assassination : the truth is out there.
A book inspired by the History Network show explores unexplained mysteries, including what the government is hiding in Area 51, and what happened to the Confederacy's nineteen million dollars in gold and silver at the end of the Civil War.
October 30, 2013
Scott, Robert, 1951- author.
New York, NY : Pinnacle Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., 2013.
425 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
"Pinnacle true crime."
Met her on the mountain : a forty-year quest to solve the Appalachian cold-case murder of Nancy Morgan
October 30, 2013
Pinsky, Mark I., 1947-
Winston-Salem, North Carolina : John F. Blair, Publisher, 
280 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Prologue -- The murder -- The trial -- Reinvestigation -- Epilogue.
Madison County in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina is a place of ear-popping drives and breathtaking views. It is also where federal antipoverty worker Nancy Dean Morgan was found naked, hogtied, and strangled in the backseat of her car in June 1970. An inept investigation involving local, state, and federal law-enforcement agencies failed to find a clear explanation of the motive or events of her murder. The case was left unsolved. Years later, after most of the material evidence had been lost or mishandled, one of Nancy's fellow VISTA workers--the last person known to have seen her alive--became the prime suspect, based on the testimony of one of the town's most notorious resident criminals. Did he kill Nancy, or was he another victim of the corrupt local political machine and its adherence to "mountain justice"? Met Her on the Mountain: A Forty-Year Quest to Solve the Appalachian Cold-Case Murder of Nancy Morgan is a tangled tale of rural noir. Author Mark Pinsky was profoundly struck by Nancy's story as a college student in North Carolina in 1970. Here, Pinsky presents the evolution of his investigation and also delves into the brutal history of Madison County, the site of a Civil War massacre that earned it the sobriquet "Bloody Madison." Met Her on the Mountain is a stirring mix of true crime, North Carolina political history, and one man's devotion to finding the truth. -- amazon.com.
Last chance for justice : how relentless investigators uncovered new evidence convicting the Birmingham church bombers
October 30, 2013
Thorne, T. K.
Chicago, Illinois : Lawrence Hill books, 
xvi, 268 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Chronicles the re-opening of the investigation into the 1963 Birmingham church bombing, detailing how detectives identified new witnesses and unearthed lost evidence.
October 30, 2013
New York, NY : Thomas Dunne Books, 
xiv, 466 pages ; 25 cm.
Prologue: Genesis -- Part One: The Book of Matthew. 1. The Serpent -- 2. God's Perfect World -- 3. Death and Dismemberment -- 4. The Exorcist -- 5. The Crime Family -- Part Two: The Book of Judas. 6. Betrayed with a Kiss -- 7. The Getaway -- 8. The Snitch -- 9. Crime Scene Investigators -- 10. Guilt and Innocence -- 11. The Wages of Sin -- 12. The Love of Judas Part Three: The Book of Revelation: 13. The First Great Awakening -- 14. Sacrificed on the Altar -- 15. Angel Baby -- 16. Police Work -- 17. Clackatraz -- 18. Tender Mercies -- 19. Healing the Blind -- 20. The Father, The Son -- 21. It Is Finished -- Epilogue: Exodus -- Index.
"In a small Oregon town, American criminal history reached a tipping point when a series of sensational trials exposed the darkest side of American fundamentalism. Over the past decades, thousands of children had died at the hands of their own parents--legally. Local authorities knew why it was happening, and who was responsible--but did nothing--because faith-based neglect was not a crime. In the Name of God tells the story of how police, prosecutors, and a lone church member triumphed over religious zealotry. Though the fight against faith healing continues around the country, the triumph in Oregon shows a path towards a better future, in which no child needs to die for the sake of a parent's faith"-- Provided by publisher.
October 23, 2013
DiEugenio, James, 1952-
xxviii, 452 pages ; 24 cm
Details the failed attempt of Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, cofounder of the production company Playtone, to make Vincent Bugliosi's book about the Kennedy assassination, Reclaiming history, into a miniseries. It exposes the questionable origins of Reclaiming history in a dubious mock trial for cable television, in which Bugliosi played the role of an attorney prosecuting Lee Harvey Oswald for murder, and how this formed the basis for the epic tome. Author James DiEugenio details the myriad problems with Bugliosi's book, and explores the coope.
October 21, 2013
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 
300 pages ; 25 cm
Chaos, strength of the internet -- Operation nest egg: all police are internet police -- "I feel that he is watching me": privacy on the computer -- A carnivore goes dark : privacy on the network -- Natural male enhancement : privacy on the server -- Tick/tock : spam I -- Slippery fish : spam II -- Groundhog day : private policing at internet scale -- Productive chaos.
Describes how authorities in Australia, Belgium, Ukraine, and the United States combined forces to respond to a child pornography ring as well as how other criminal sting operations have been policed and patrolled online.
October 17, 2013
Ojito, Mirta A.
Boston : Beacon Press, 
xii, 252 pages ; 23 cm
A bloody knife -- Painted birds in the air -- Welcome to Patchogue -- Not in my backyard -- Beaner jumping -- Unwanted -- A murder in the suburbs -- A torn community -- A little piece of Heaven -- Trial and punishment.
Documents the true story of a Long Island immigrant's murder in 2008, citing the hate biases that compelled a group of teens to attack the Ecuadorean victim, who became a symbol of flaws in America's immigration system.
October 15, 2013
New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2007.
x, 634 p.,  p. of plates : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
"Drawn from an earlier work, Reclaiming history"--T.p. verso.
Editor's note -- Author's note -- Four days in November -- Abbreviations used for citations -- Source notes -- Bibliography -- Acknowledgments -- Index.
This volume recounts the events surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in November of 1963. It includes information drawn from thousands of hours of research, interviews, as well as the testimony of hundreds of witnesses to the Dallas police, the FBI, the Secret Service, as well as the Warren Commission. The author reconstructs the assassination, giving dates and times, sometimes second by second, to make these real events come to life, including seventy-nine photographs and drawings. Photographs of the shooting, broken down into tiny fractions of a second, anatomical drawings of the wounds of President Kennedy and Governor Connolly, fingerprint evidence in the "sniper's nest" at the Book Depository, extensive photographs of the grassy knoll at the time of the shooting, and accounts from many eye-witnesses provide weighty, seemingly incontrovertible, evidence that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone shooter.
October 11, 2013
Baxter, Carol, author.
London Oneworld Publications, 2013.
xv, 391 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
John Tawell was a sincere English Quaker but a sinning one. Convicted of forgery, he was transported to Sydney, where he opened Australia's first retail pharmacy and made a fortune. When he returned home after 15 years, he thought he would be welcomed, a reformed, rich entrepreneur; instead he was shunned. Tawell was struggling financially and emotionally when on New Year's Day 1845 he boarded the 7.42pm train from Slough to Paddington. Soon, policemen rushed to the station looking for a suspected murderer -- but the 7:42 had departed. The Great Western Railway was experimenting with a new-fangled instrument, the telegraph, so a message was relayed to London: a "KWAKER" man was on the run. It became the sensational murder of the day, involving poisoning, religious scandal, sexual innuendo, and very little hard evidence. Tawell was infamous, and his trial helped to secure the telegraph's fame and adoption -- a watershed event.
October 11, 2013
New York, NY : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 
xvi, 267 pages ; 25 cm
Before Minsk. In search of a new country ; The great United States--Social conditions--1960-1980. escape -- Minsk. The faux revolutionary ; A Bolshevik among the bourgeoisie ; Minsk to the end of the line ; The experimental department ; An accidental friendship ; A proposal ; "Her name is Marina" ; Disentanglements -- After Minsk. The great escape, redux ; America.
October 10, 2013
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2013.
viii, 278 pages ; 25 cm
First published in London in 2013 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson with the subtitle A cautionary tale of poison, betrayal and greed.
Explores how an infamous murder case led to the birth of modern toxicology.
October 8, 2013
xvi, 91 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
"A World Bank study."
October 7, 2013
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2013.
xii, 420 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Reminiscent of Wiseguy, this compelling biography from two prominent mob experts recounts the life and times of the first acting boss of an American Mafia family to turn government witness As top boss of the Luchese crime family, Alfonso "Little Al" D'Arco was the highest-ranking mobster to ever share Mafia secrets when he changed sides in 1991. His testimony sent more than fifty mobsters to prison, and prompted others to make the same choice, including John Gotti's top aide, Salvatore "Sammy Bull" Gravano. Yet up until the day he renounced the mob, Al D'Arco lived and breathed the old-school gangster lessons he learned growing up on the streets of Little Italy. But after he narrowly escaping an assassination attempt, D'Arco decided to quit the mob. Taking the family down as he left, some of the spilled secrets are: One of New York's most famous pizza parlors, Ray's Pizza, was a major Mafia center for multi-million-dollar heroin deals A pair of Mafia hitmen carried out dozens of murders dressed as women, including one hit inside a funeral limousine wearing a black dress and veil Crazy Joe Gallo planned to kidnap the son of newsman Jimmy Breslin as revenge for Breslin's mocking novel, "The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight" about Gallo With the full participation of D'Arco, New York reporters Jerry Capeci and Tom Robbins detail a New York dominated by strutting gangland personalities in this riveting narrative that takes readers behind the famous witness testimony for a comprehensive look at the Mafia in New York City"-- Provided by publisher.
October 4, 2013
Smart, Elizabeth, 1987-
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013.
308 pages ; 25 cm
"For the first time, ten years after her abduction from her Salt Lake City bedroom, Elizabeth Smart reveals how she survived and the secret to forging a new life in the wake of a brutal crime On June 5, 2002, fourteen-year-old Elizabeth Smart, the daughter of a close-knit Mormon family, was taken from her home in the middle of the night by religious fanatic, Brian David Mitchell and his wife, Wanda Barzee. She was kept chained, dressed in disguise, repeatedly raped, and told she and her family would be killed if she tried to escape. After her rescue on March 12, 2003, she rejoined her family and worked to pick up the pieces of her life. Now for the first time, in her memoir, MY STORY, she tells of the constant fear she endured every hour, her courageous determination to maintain hope, and how she devised a plan to manipulate her captors and convinced them to return to Utah, where she was rescued minutes after arriving. Smart explains how her faith helped her stay sane in the midst of a nightmare and how she found the strength to confront her captors at their trial and see that justice was served. In the nine years after her rescue, Smart transformed from victim to advocate, traveling the country and working to educate, inspire and foster change. She has created a foundation to help prevent crimes against children and is a frequent public speaker. In 2012, she married Matthew Gilmour, whom she met doing mission work in Paris for her church, in a fairy tale wedding that made the cover of People magazine"-- Provided by publisher.
September 20, 2013
Hanover, NH : Steerforth Press, c2013.
viii, 360 p.,  pages of plates : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
"Late on the night of October 6, 1998, Matthew Shepard, a twenty-one-year-old gay college student, left a bar in Laramie, Wyoming with two alleged 'strangers,' Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson. Eighteen hours later, Matthew was found tied to a log fence on the outskirts of town, unconscious and barely alive. He had been pistol-whipped so severely that the mountain biker who discovered his battered frame mistook him for a Halloween scarecrow. Overnight, a politically expedient myth took the place of important facts. By the time Matthew died a few days later, his name was synonymous with anti-gay hate. Stephen Jimenez went to Laramie to research the story of Matthew Shepard's murder in 2000, after the two men convicted of killing him had gone to prison, and after the national media had moved on. His aim was to write a screenplay on what he, and the rest of the nation, believed to be an open-and-shut case of bigoted violence. As a gay man, he felt an added moral imperative to tell Matthew's story. But what Jimenez eventually found in Wyoming was a tangled web of secrets. His exhaustive investigation also plunged him deep into the deadly underworld of drug trafficking. Over the course of a thirteen-year investigation, Jimenez traveled to twenty states and Washington DC, and interviewed more than a hundred sources. Who was the real Matthew Shepard and what were the true circumstances of his brutal murder? And now that he was larger than life, did anyone care? The Book of Matt is sure to stir passions and inspire dialogue as it re-frames this misconstrued crime and its cast of characters, proving irrefutably that Matthew Shepard was not killed for being gay but for reasons far more complicated-- and daunting" -- from publisher's web site.
Picture perfect : the Jodi Arias story : a beautiful photographer, her Mormon lover, and a brutal murder
September 19, 2013
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013.
342 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
"In June 2008, in Mesa, Arizona, the body of 30-year-old Travis Alexander was discovered brutally murdered in his home. He had been shot in the face, slashed across the throat, and stabbed in the heart. Alexander had been a devout Mormon, handsome and hard-working, beloved by all, and his death came as an enormous shock. Suspicion pointed to one woman : Jodi Arias. Travis had met Jodi at a conference 18 months prior, and he was instantly taken with the beautiful aspiring photographer. Separated by 400 miles, they began a long distance relationship. It became clear to Travis's friends, however, that Jodi was a lot more invested in the relationship than he was. Travis was seeing multiple women, and his relationship with Jodi eventually came to end. But rather than move on, Jodi moved from her home in Palm Desert, California to within just miles of Travis's home, where she continued to insert herself into his life"-- Provided by publisher.
The Cornbread Mafia : a homegrown syndicate's code of silence and the biggest marijuana bust in American history
September 16, 2013
Higdon, James, III.
Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, c2012.
xxiii, 375 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
A county is born : Catholic migration, the Civil War, Prohibition and John Dillinger -- The hot air-conditioner incident, the Lebanese mayor of Lebanon and the killing of Charlie Stiles -- The dark side of Cornbread, starring Garland Russell -- "This is some absolutely dynamite pot here," the police said -- Cornbread in the tropics, the cops don't trust the DEA and Jimmy Bickett sees Johnny Boone on television -- Growers versus the drought of 1983, a rash of Raywick killings and a drug investigation gone wrong -- How the Jesuit College at St. Mary's became the first private prison in America -- Johnny Boone becomes "Mr. Grass" -- The DEA wants to know, "where did you get this lion?" -- The "Cornbread" press conference -- "Welcome to the gladiator arena" -- The US marshals versus James Higdon.
In the summer of 1987, Johnny Boone set out to grow and harvest one of the greatest outdoor marijuana crops in modern times. By doing so, he set into motion a series of events that defined him and his associates as the largest homegrown marijuana syndicate in American history, also known as "The Cornbread Mafia." The author, whose relationship with Johnny Boone, currently a federal fugitive, made him the first journalist subpoenaed under the Obama administration, takes readers back to the 1970s and '80s and the clash between federal and local law enforcement and a band of Kentucky farmers with moonshine and pride in their bloodlines. By 1989, the task force assigned to take down men like Johnny Boone arrested 69 men and one woman from busts on 29 farms in 10 states, and seizing 182 tons of pot. Of the 70 individuals arrested, zero talked. The who, what, when, where, why and how of it all, is a tale of Mafia-style storylines emanating from the Bluegrass state, and populated by Vietnam veteran and weed-loving characters caught up in violence and heart-breaking altruism. It is accompanied by a soundtrack of Southern rock-and-roll and rhythm-and-blues, and it is told in action-packed, colorful, and riveting detail.
September 12, 2013
Covington, KY : Merlot Group LLC, c2011.
105 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
August 29, 2013
New York : Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2013.
245 pages : illustrations, photographs ; 22 cm
Recounts how, sixteen years after the end of World War II, a team of undercover Israeli agents captured the Nazi war criminal, Adolf Eichmann, in a remote area of Argentina and brought him to trial in Israel for crimes committed during the Holocaust.
August 23, 2013
Edinburgh : Mainstream Publishing, 2012.
269 pages ; 22 cm
Roy Fontaine, also known as Archie Hall, was a butler to Britain's aristocracy, and a rumored lover of Prince Charles' great-uncle, Lord Mountbatten. He was also a serial killer whose modus operandi was to gain the confidence of his wealthy employers before taking their jewels and then their lives. The Butler Did It is the dark and strange story of an unusual friendship between screenwriter Paul Pender and Roy Fontaine, who considered Pender an ally and asked him to write his life story. In a chilling twist, Fontaine then threatened to kill Paul. In The Butler Did It, Paul Pender reveals the secrets of Roy Fontaine's double life and descripes his often terrifying, yet blackly humourous, encounters with a convicted serial killer. -- p.  of cover.
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