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  • The Alaskan Blonde: Sex, Secrets, and the Hollywood Story that Shocked America

    by James T. Bartlett
    Known as “the most beautiful woman in Alaska,” Diane Wells was bruised and bloodied when she screamed for help in the early hours of October 17, 1953. Her wealthy husband Cecil was dead, and she claimed they were victims of a brutal home invasion. Police were immediately suspicious, and began to search for her alleged lover, black musician Johnny Warren. A sex scandal in far-off Alaska shocked the readers of Newsweek, Life, Jet, and pulp magazines, but no one thought it would end in a Holly... more
  • Code 4

    by Terry Smith
    Code 4 is an insider's view of the police profession as seen through the eyes of one of its veterans. Over a 37-year span Terry Smith worked as a uniformed officer, undercover narcotics agent, organized crime investigator and a homicide detective. He writes about things that happened while he was "protecting and serving" and gives an inside look at several newsworthy cases he supervised, including two tragic abduction homicides involving victims Julie Holmquist and Katie Poirier.
  • Edward Oliver Tilburn

    by Donald Hartman
    What do you get when you combine “Buffalo Bill” Cody with Bernie Madoff, and for good measure throw in an actor, a cookbook author, a college founder, a faith- healer, an embezzler, and a bigamist? Answer: Edward Oliver Tilburn E.O. Tilburn (aka N.T. Oliver, Ned Oliver, and Nevada Ned) was a late 19th/early 20th century con-artist that has somehow flown under the radar of both biographers and historians, but in this book Donald Hartman has revealed Tilburn to the world, and his life story... more
  • Real Prison Real Freedom

    by Rosser McDonald
    Prisons, an integral part of society, generally are not familiar to most people. Length of sentence and treatment by others in the prisons vary widely. The immediate “Man-in-charge” of each prison unit is the warden, who has some flexibility within TDCJ guidelines. Warden Dr. Keith Price gained a reputation for turning around some chaotic prison units. He knows from experience that at best, prisons are very difficult places for people, whether they are behind the bars or in front of them. “Peop... more




    Lyric Nino Nasir Hawkins is a young black king growing-up in the mean streets of New York’s Sin City; the most infamous public housing projects, known as 40 Projects.

    He is an all-around great kid coming into man-hood who loves and protects his family, but due to critical circ... more

  • Dark Fire

    by Bernadette Rule
    Dark Fire is the true story of the Drews and Lawrences, two young families who were massacred in the struggle to form a tobacco growers' union in 1920s Kentucky. Painstakingly researched and written with rare empathy, Dark Fire invites readers into a detailed recreation of the brief, incandescent lives of four adults and seven children whose murder has long been shrouded in mystery and collective silence.
  • CEO

    by Cathy Prather Russell
    Nonfiction novel about True life stories and crime
  • "Gin Fizz"

    by Suzanne Tilden-Mortimer
    The story takes place in 1960's Los Angeles, California. It's the heyday of advertising where media buyers are wined and dined, given plenty of gifts and other perks by radio and television sales people wanting a buy on their stations. Hillman and Cole is a full service advertising agency on Wilshire Boulevard where Irmhild is a senior broadcast buyer. She has caused trouble for just about anyone that knew her so there are numerous people with motive to kill her.
  • The Long Winding Road of Harry Raymond: A Detective's Journey Down the Mean Streets of Pre-War Los Angeles

    by Patrick Jenning
    Harry Raymond is remembered by historians today for surviving a bomb placed in his automobile by a secret squad of the Los Angeles Police Department. After the bombing, newspapers across the country ran photographs showing him stalwartly smoking a cigarette while doctors removed shrapnel from his legs. This brazen attempt on his life would transform Los Angeles, leading to the recall of the mayor, the termination of many Los Angeles Police Department leaders, and the imprisonment of membe... more
  • Anthony Quinn Warner, the Batman Building Bomber, Nashville Tennessee

    by Everett Watson
    This the true story of Anthony Quinn Warner. What happened in Nashville on Christmas day is obvious but why the bombing happened is still not clear. I give the reader a glimpse of Nashville. I give the readers a different look at Anthony Quinn and the event that took place on Christmas day 2020. I provide more than one reason to the bombing of downtown Nashville and a different version that concludes with the ending of Warner’s life. I create more questions that will never be answered. This ... more