True Crime

Up Close: Peter Houlahan

Mining History for the True Story of a Deadly Bank Heist By Dawn Ius Peter Houlahan remembers picking up the newspaper one morning in May 1980, his wide eyes locked on a…

And Every Word Is True by Gary McAvoy

Truman Capote’s bestselling book In Cold Blood has captivated worldwide audiences for more than 50 years. It’s a gripping story about the consequences of a trivial robbery gone terribly wrong in a…

Murdered by the King of Western Swing by R. Barri Flowers

On Monday, April 3, 1961, thirty-eight-year-old former vocalist Ella Mae Cooley was beaten to death in her home in Willow Springs, an unincorporated area located in Kern County, California. The cruelty of…

Murderess on the Loose by R. Barri Flowers

On the evening of Wednesday, July 12, 1922, Los Angeles, California, was the scene of a shocking and deadly assault. The victim was an attractive twenty-one-year-old widow named Alberta Meadows. Her death…

Murder of the Doctor’s Wife by R. Barri Flowers

On the evening of Monday, February 25, 1867, Mary Ellen Coriell was brutally murdered at her home in Newmarket, New Jersey. The cold-blooded nature of the murder was shocking enough for residents…

A Matter of Trust by Nancy A. Hughes

A tragic auto accident? No! The accident was staged, and young Doctor Ward murdered. But why? And by whom? The only witness, a DUI motorist, flees the scene. In the aftermath, his…

Takedown by Jeff Buck with Jon Land & Lindsay Preston

By Jon Land Truth really IS stranger than fiction. Swearing off nonfiction forever after the amount of time I had to invest to complete my first effort, Betrayal, lasted all of two…

The Mystery of the Lone Wolf Killer by Unni Turrettini

By Unni Turrettini The recent shooting spree at Umpqua Community College in Oregon could have been prevented. The lives of ten people could have been spared. The same is true of almost…

Tom & Lucky (and George & Cokey Flo) by C. Joseph Greaves

The year is 1936. Charles “Lucky” Luciano is the most powerful gangster in America. Thomas E. Dewey is an ambitious young prosecutor hired to bring him down, and Cokey Flo Brown–grifter, heroin…

Sleep My Darlings by Diane Fanning 

By Basil Sands Edgar-nominated Diane Fanning is the author of six novels in the thrilling Lieutenant Lucinda Pierce series. The inspiration for her fiction is firmly rooted in her writing experience with…

Masters of True Crime by R. Barri Flowers (Editor)

By Ian Walkley MASTERS OF TRUE CRIME: Chilling Stories of Murder and the Macabre is a true crime anthology, edited by bestselling crime writer R. Barri Flowers and published by Prometheus books.…

Deadly Little Secrets by Kathryn Casey

By Jeff Ayers Kathryn Casey’s 7th true crime book, DEADLY LITTLE SECRETS, explores the Matt Baker case out of Waco, TX. Matt was a Baptist minister, and was convicted of murdering his…

The Millionaire’s Wife by Cathy Scott

By Amy Shojai Twenty-three years ago Cathy Scott worked as a secretary at Pacific Bell. “No offense to big corporations,” Cathy says, “but they have a tendency to kind of suck the…

Rage by Gary C. King

Gary C. King’s Rage tells the story of Darren Mack, a man who had it all. A Beautiful home in Reno. A lovely wife. Three children. And a million-dollar business. Then his wife Charla…

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