True Crime Book Reviews

Released: June 5, 2018

"A momentous work of sociological and civil rights history."
A history of the 1973 events that set a club in New Orleans—and the gay community—on fire. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2018

"An impossible-to-put-down page-turner revealing the Mafia makeup and three courageous women who bore witness to save others."
The highly compelling story of the women who dared to break omertà, the Mafia code of silence. Read full book review >

Released: June 12, 2018

"A deeply forensic investigation of the depth of corruption within FIFA and its regional bodies that also shows how much work goes into high-level criminal investigations."
Investigating and prosecuting corruption in the world's most popular sport. Read full book review >
DEAD GIRLS by Alice Bolin
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 26, 2018

"An illuminating study on the role women play in the media and in their own lives."
In this engrossing debut collection of essays, Bolin (Creative Nonfiction/Univ. of Memphis) looks at two things: America's cultural obsession with dead girls in works of literature and on TV and Los Angeles from the perspective of both a newcomer and a veteran. Read full book review >
CITY OF DEVILS by Paul French
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 3, 2018

"A Casablanca without heroes and just the thing for those who like their crime stories the darkest shade of noir."
Fast-paced, plot-twisty true-crime tale of the kingpins of Shanghai's Old City, land of miscreant opportunity. Read full book review >

BLOOD & IVY by Paul Collins
Released: July 17, 2018

"A vivid true-crime tale from a fascinating bygone era."
A true-crime chronicle of dark doings among the upper crust of Harvard Medical School in the middle of the 19th century. Read full book review >
THE DESERT AND THE SEA by Michael Scott Moore
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 24, 2018

"A deftly constructed and tautly told rejoinder to Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped, sympathetic but also sharp-edged."
A harrowing and affecting account of two and a half years of captivity at the hands of Somali pirates. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >