The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective by Kate Summerscale: At the dawn of the era of detectives (which, incidentally, was relatively recent), there was one detective at Scotland Yard who outshined all of his peers. Detective-Inspector Jonathan Whicher was the cream of the crop when […]
Originally published as The Accountant’s Story: Inside the Violent World of the Medellín Cartel, Escobar, as told by his brother, Roberto Escobar is the story of Pablo Escobar’s rise from a poor, Colombian family into his position as one of the world’s richest men. Pablo’s brother Roberto takes the reader through their childhood with family […]
Book Review: The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston and Mario Spezi is a factual account of the horrible murders that took place in the scenic countryside around Florence, Italy over the course of decades. To this day the actual murderer is yet to be found or irrefutably identified, though many have theories as to […]
The Innocent Man by John Grisham is his debut to the non-fiction genre. The carefully detailed account of how easily a person can be convicted without solid evidence contains all the elements of a Grisham legal thriller, but is made all the more terrifying and suspenseful because of the fact that it is a true […]
America’s Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34 by Bryan Burrough is the tale of the beginning of the FBI and the antics of 30′s gangsters such as Dillinger, Bonnie and Clyde, Ma Barker and more.
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins is an educational and eye opening look at what many people fear is true but cannot prove.