Biography True Crime Books

Girl, Taken - A True Story of Abduction, Captivity, and Survival

***Gold Literary Award Winner in the Memoir category at 2019 Global Ebook Awards*** “The fear settled inside me... It was excruciating... It was rapidly destroying me.” Imagine you are walking home alone one evening. Suddenly, you are assaulted, drugged and kidnapped. Strange men drive you through the night and keep you prisoner in a dark, tiny room. You don’t know who they are. You don’t know what they want. They speak a language you don’t even understand. This happened to me.When I was 21, I was abducted off the streets of my hometown in southern Russia by a group of criminals. My abductors kept me prisoner in a tiny room at first, then later in a dirt cellar under a house. I was utterly alone – no friends, no family, nothing... Every day, I had to knock on the door to my room, so that a blank-eyed gunman with an AK-47 would let me out and walk me to the bathroom under his supervision. Soon, I learned that the men were holding me for ransom. But a few weeks after my kidnapping, a brutal civil war broke out, and all contacts were cut off. The country plunged into darkness. There was no electricity, and no telephone service. There could be no negotiations for my release. I was one lost soul, powerless, and at the mercy of hardened killers in a land where innocent people were dying every day.I saw decapitated young soldiers, their heads decorating the trees like Christmas bulbs. I saw bloodstained city streets, the bombed out wrecks of tanks and jeeps still burning. I saw things I have trouble thinking about. Through eight horrifying months of captivity – witnessing atrocities, surviving bombings and sexual violence – I fought desperately to stay alive, stay sane and to not lose the one thing that kept me going: hope. "This book will astonish and inspire you. One woman's shocking true story of abduction, war and survival." - Brian Whitney, author of SUBVERSIVE

Wicked Children: Murderous Tales from History

Step back in time with Karen Maitland, author of the much-loved Company of Liars, as she explores some true-crime cases of murderous children throughout history. In Wicked Children: Murderous Tales from History, the Dark Ages meets Stephen King's Carrie or We Need to Talk About Kevin.'A brilliant writer, with a real sense of history' Susanna Gregory 'An adult who commits murder usually has some kind of motive we can understand, however twisted, but a child who kills often does it simply because they discover they can - and no one is stopping them.'Karen Maitland, Queen of the Dark Ages, has created possibly some of the most wicked children in fiction. From Narigorm, the child rune reader with a penchant for death, from Company of Liars, to the scheming yet devastatingly beautiful Leonia in The Vanishing Witch, they revel in manipulating the world around them - and those foolish enough to cross them. In Wicked Children: Murderous Tales from History, Karen Maitland explores some of the real-life cases of dangerous and powerful children which have inspired her own young - but deadly - characters.What readers are saying about Wicked Children:'A short and not all sweet story from the brilliant Karen Maitland. Just as good as all the other full-length novels''Excellent writing from Karen Maitland, as always'

The Truro Murders: The Sex Killing Spree Through the Eyes of an Accomplice (Ryan Green's True Crime)

The Truro Murders presents the shocking true story of Christopher Worrell, and his accomplice, James Miller. The events in this book unveil one of the worst serial killing sprees in Australian history. Over the course of two months in 1976-1977, seven young women were brutally raped and murdered. Worrell and Miller met in prison, and upon release, developed a dominant and submissive relationship that centred around feeding Worrell's sadistic urges towards women. Miller would deny any involvement in the murders, claiming his love for Worrell was the basis for his cooperation and silence.In the space of twelve months between 1978-1979, remains of two of the victims were found within 1km of one another. Police linked the two bodies with another five young females reported missing in the area. The police uncovered two more skeletons within the Truro region and now faced the difficult task of piecing together the evidence and finding the countries biggest serial killers. The Truro Murders portrays the sex-fuelled killing spree from the perspective of James Miller, the accomplice. Contained within this shocking true crime story are love, loss, manipulation, and extreme violence.If you are especially sensitive to accounts of suffering young females, it might be advisable not to read any further. If, however, you seek to understand the darker side of human nature by coming face to face with it, then this book is written for you. Scroll up and click on the Buy Now button at the top of this page.

Closet Full of Coke: A Diary of a Teenage Drug Queen (True Stories from the Dark Side Book 1)

A Glimpse Inside the Hidden World of Drug Dealers Narrated by the teenage girl who lived it, Closet Full of Coke tells the true story of how a New York suburban fifteen-year-old girl's savvy and wit helps turn the small-time drug business of Armando, a Colombian drug dealer, into a multi-million-dollar cocaine operation that puts them on the DEA's Wanted List.This intimate diary gives readers a fast-paced glimpse of the couple's speedy rise to riches, and their inevitable descent.These wannabe drug lords of the 1980s New York-to-Florida drug scene end their story only three years later with an untimely death, betrayal, and revenge.Here is a true account of drug dealers whose obsession with money, power, sex, and glamor drives them to a lifestyle of deceit and recklessness, ending in tragedies that destroy lives forever.This is no ordinary memoir; this is Memoir NoirWarning: Contains strong language, violence, sex

Secrets Hidden: Who Killed JonBenet Ramsey

The Brutal Killing of JonBenét Ramsey. On the night after Christmas 1996, six-year-old beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey suffered an agonising death. She had been bludgeoned about the head, strangled, and possibly sexually assaulted. Her lifeless body had been found hidden under a white blanket, on the basement floor of her home, with a nylon cord around her neck.Since JonBenét’s death, her family has been entangled in controversy. Depending on whom you believe, John and Patsy Ramsey are killers who murdered their child, liars who covered up a murder by their son, Burke, or innocent people plagued by unjust accusations.Few have delved into who the Ramsey family really is—and what they did before and after JonBenét’s painful death. Titbits from their lives cast suspicion everywhere—and might hold the key to cracking the case.So, who viciously murdered JonBenét Ramsey? I will give you all the harrowing and bizarre facts to help you to make your own chilling deduction.

Jack The Ripper: The Truth About The Whitechapel Murders

The mystery of Jack the Ripper and the murders he committed in London’s East End in the late nineteenth century has horrified and fascinated spectators and readers for over a century. In one of the first recognized mass murderers, he terrorized some of London’s poorest and most vulnerable residents and brutally killed a series of women before seeming to disappear. Police investigative practices were in their infancy at the time, and without sophisticated tools, London’s forces of order were unable to catch the criminal. More than 100 years later, his true identity is still unknown, and the hunt for Jack the Ripper has consumed many an armchair sleuth. By reading this book, you, too, will be able to take part in a now-historic search for a murderer who has never been brought to justice. Step back in time to 1888 and try to discover, if you can, the man who was Jack the Ripper.Scroll to the top of the page and click Add To Cart to read more about this extraordinary chapter of history

End of the Road (The Rozzers Book 1)

What is it about cops that we find so intriguing? Most people have strong views of the police, but how many of these views are based on evidence, and which are biased or stereotypes? What makes a person leave a perfectly normal life and join the police, putting themselves instantly into harms way, and suffering health issues that come with working a lifetime of shift-work, not to mention a messed-up social life?This is the true, short story of just such a person who ended up spending 12 years at the sharp end of policing in the beautiful city of Cambridge in the UK.It starts with a seemingly routine day in the life of young British soldier Diem Burden. His life is at a crossroads: his military career rapidly coming to an end with no idea of what to do post-army. With a new family to support, the pressure is mounting on him to find a way forward – and soon.Returning back to camp after an idyllic day out, the squaddie is thrown into a horrifying tragedy which puts him to the test, as well as those around him. Later, whilst trying to cope with the trauma of that dreadful event, a seed is quietly planted which, with a slight bit of nurturing, leads Diem along a certain path. If you thought being an unarmed British cop was tough, deciding to become one can be even tougher.Warning: Contains strong language and graphic descriptions of death and injury from the outset.

Six Years With the Texas Rangers: 1875-1881

Six Years with the Texas Rangers 1875 to 1881 is a history of the Texas Rangers from 1875 to 1881 written by Sergeant J.B. Gillett, a member of the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame. It is a fascinating account of one Ranger’s life attempting to maintain law and order on the Texan frontier.“Combines all the excitement of a Western yellowback with the genuineness of a first-hand document." - Saturday Review.

Public Enemies: 5 True Crime Gangster Stories from the Roaring Twenties(Vol 1)

Do you like true crime stories? Public Enemies – True Crime Gangster Stories from the Roaring Twenties From the era of gangsters, molls and prohibition, almost (but not quite), lost in the mists of time, these tales romp along with plenty of action and recreate the atmosphere of this exciting and dangerous era using the vernacular of the times. You’ll have heard of most of these notorious criminals, but possibly not so much about one or two of them. All of them were real, ruthless hoodlums, and all had their "15 minutes of fame", leaving trails of death and mayhem behind them. Most did not live to an old age, and those that did were probably in jail. Their escapades were daring and reckless and many paid the ultimate price in the end. Volume 1 contains • Lucky Luciano –From Streetwise Kid to the Father of Organized Crime Leaving poverty ravaged Sicily for New York with his family at the age of 10; Lucky was running his own protection racket and making a name for himself whilst still in his teens. Inevitably, he moved on to become the undisputed boss of organized crime in the USA, but it was his own ‘family’s’ involvement in prostitution which landed him a jail sentence of 30 to 50 years. It didn’t end there however as he continued to run the family affairs from prison where Lady Luck visited him with an offer he couldn’t refuse. • Bugsy Siegel and “The Flamingo Hotel”Through his gambling and bootlegging operations, plus numerous ruthless contract murders, Bugsy Siegel established himself as a key member of “The Syndicate” in New York. Relocating to Las Vegas with the blessing of Lucky Luciano in 1945 to expand the organizations activities, he built the famous Flamingo Club and Casino in the desert of Las Vegas using money provided by the East Coast mobsters. The hopelessly mismanaged project went way over budget, implicating Bugsy in the ‘misappropriation’ of funds and enraging his bosses – Bugsy’s day were numbered.• Dutch Schultz – Beer Baron and Vicious Killer From the slums of New York, Dutch Schultz rose through the ranks of crime to be named “the nation’s top gangster” by the FBI. Claiming to be a good guy simply supplying people with the beer they wanted, (illegally of course), he was also responsible for killing at least two of his own men he suspected of ‘skimming’ more of the proceeds than was due to them. • Hymies Weiss - The Man Al Capone FearedEarl Wojciechowski was born on Jan 25th 1898 in Chicago, but over time became known as Hymie Weiss, eventually teaming up with Dean O'Banion the leader of the North Side Gang who he succeeded after his murder in 1924. Hymie swore to avenge his friends death and waged wore on the Torrio-Capone criminal empire, even attempting to assassinate Capone himself. Violent gun battles on the streets of Chicago were regular occurrences during this period as the gangs fought for control of the lucrative bootlegging and other rackets - things had to come to a head sooner or later. • Wilbur Underhill – The Tri-State TerrorIt took a 24 man task force to bring down Mad Dog Wilbur Underhill in the end. During 12 years of rampaging through the Southwest he was sentenced to life for a murder in Oklahoma, and received another life sentence in Kansas after escaping jail in a ten man breakout and murdering a policeman. Suspected of involvement in the famous Kansas City Massacre, Wilbur began his life of crime as a burglar, and quickly moved on to armed robbery and murder. Order your copy today..! Scroll back up for instant download

Solving Cold Cases Vol. 6: True Crime Stories that Took Years to Crack (True Crime Cold Cases Solved)

Chilling. One of the best words to describe the new cases presented in volume 6 of the series Solving Cold Cases. These gruesome crimes seemed to hit a dead end… That is until the cases were reopened for investigation and then solved thanks to modern technologies and new investigation techniques. Download FREE with Kindle UnlimitedBesides the 15 solved cold cases it describes in detail, this book was written in consideration of all the other difficult cases that remain unsolved year after year. Because the truth is, there is never an end to cold cases. As long as the human race endures, there will be tragic incidents of death and disappearance that will go unexplained. But as the stories in this book show, no matter how long they linger out in the cold, these cases still have professional men and women working to find the victims and bring the perpetrators to justice. This book showcases some of the most troubling cold cases that have recently been brought to a conclusion. Some of these cases were cold for so long that there seemed no hope of a break—but as this book can attest, they most certainly were not forgotten.Some of the cases included inside:•The Homeless Homicide—Sara Lynn Wineski•Sophie Sergie—The Bathtub Murder•Solving the Riddle of Jack in the Box - Roberto Caraballo•The Dental Death Cold CasesRead on your favorite devices such as Kindle, iPhone, iPad, Android cellular phone, tablet, laptop, or computer with Amazon's free reading Kindle App.Scroll back up and click the BUY NOW button at the top right side of this page for an immediate download!

1950s - A Decade of Serial Killers: The Most Evil Serial Killers of the 1950s (American Serial Killer Antology by Decade)

Discover the most wicked serial killers of the 1950s, one of the worst decades of true crime and heinous serial murderers America and the World have ever known.Download FREE with Kindle UnlimitedMost of us remember the 1950s as a time that was more innocent and carefree—but memories can often be deceiving. Although the fifties probably isn’t the first that decade comes to mind when serial killers are mentioned, it had its fair share, including particularly ghoulish ones such as Edward Gein. One reason that the serial killers of the 1950s aren’t better known is that many of them committed crimes that were simply too horrible for the news media of the day to touch with a ten-foot pole. Unlike today, when all manner of mayhem makes the front page and the nightly news, the fifties featured a high degree of censorship. The sordid story of Harvey Glatman, for example, who brutalized women and took obscene photos of them both before and after he killed them, just couldn’t be told. But whether they were reported or not, these things happened, and this book uncovers some of the worst of them, revealing the terrible details of these almost forgotten serial killer cases.Read on your favorite devices such as Kindle, iPhone, iPad, Android cellular phone, tablet, laptop, or computer with Amazon's free reading Kindle App.Scroll back up and click the BUY NOW button at the top right side of this page for an immediate download!