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  • The Invention of Murder : How the Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection and Created Modern Crime
    Judith Flanders
    Paperback: 07/15/2014
     
    In this fascinating exploration of murder in the nineteenth century, Judith Flanders examines some of the most...
  • If I Am Missing or Dead : A Sister's Story of Love, Murder, and Liberation
    Janine Latus
    Paperback: 04/15/2008
     
    In April 2002, Janine Latus's youngest sister, Amy, wrote a note and taped it to the inside of her desk drawer...
  • The Heartless Stone : A Journey Through The World of Diamonds, Deceit, and Desire
    Tom Zoellner
    Paperback: 06/12/2007
     
    A journey across six continents to uncover the secrets behind one of our most luxurious and costly status ...
  • Body Brokers : Inside America's Underground Trade in Human Remains
    Annie Cheney
    Paperback: 03/13/2007
     
    An audacious, disturbing, and compellingly written investigative exposé of a little known aspect of the "...
  • Mao : The Unknown Story
    Jung Chang, Jon Halliday
    Paperback: 11/14/2006
     
    This is an entirely fresh look at Mao in both content and approach. It will astonish historians and the ...
  • Slave : My True Story
    Mende Nazer, Damien Lewis
    Paperback: 06/13/2005
     
    A shocking true story of contemporary slavery: a young girl, snatched from her tribal village in Africa, ...
  • Under the Banner of Heaven : A Story of Violent Faith
    Jon Krakauer
    Paperback: 06/08/2004
     
    A multilayered, bone-chilling narrative of messianic delusion, savage violence, polygamy, and unyielding faith...

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