True Crime Book Reviews (page 8)

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"The lessons to be learned are many, but, the editors conclude, the regulatory mechanisms meant to preclude future meltdowns, such as the Dodd-Frank Act, are now under assault. Stay tuned."
Think Bernie Madoff was an outlier? To gauge by some of the contributors to this volume, the whole speculative economy is a vast Ponzi scheme. Read full book review >
TRUE CRIME
Released: Nov. 12, 2012

"A wrongful-conviction saga different from most others because there is no justice at the end."
Stinging account of a questionable 1986 death penalty case by the lawyer who tried to get it overturned. Read full book review >

TRUE CRIME
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Though occasionally dry, this sincere exposé of wrongdoing will appeal to readers interested in social justice, court reform and children's rights. "
An investigative journalist uncovers the greed and disregard for liberty at the heart of a judicial scandal that had lasting repercussions for children in Pennsylvania. Read full book review >
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"An enjoyable, breezy treatment of a provocative subject."
Psychopaths who commit violent crimes are at one end of a spectrum that also includes solid citizens. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Cooke itemizes the available details, but more importantly, she notes the questions that weren't asked, the facts that were not introduced, and the logical conclusions that never arrived."
Novelist Cooke applies her considerable storytelling talent to expose the incompetent, ineffective investigation and 1781 trial of John Donellan in England. Read full book review >

LIFE AFTER DEATH by Damien Echols
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Essential reading for anyone interested in justice or memoir."
Exceptional memoir by the most famous of the West Memphis Three. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 15, 2012

"Readers will be captivated as they follow the development of this remarkable talent over a 40-year career."
Perenyi, who barely finished ninth grade, illustrates how he became America's top art forger. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"An intriguing story diminished by the inability of the authors to screen out irrelevant or marginal details, making the saga difficult to follow."
A convoluted account of an infamous child kidnapping from 100 years ago, with a contemporary twist. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Will appeal to fans of legal thrillers and stories of redemption."
With the assistance of Burke (co-author: The Translator: A Tribesman's Memoir of Darfur, 2008), Hopwood delivers an unusual tale of punishment and redemption. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 10, 2012

"An eye-opening window onto Wall Street's destructive culture of unchecked hubris and a harrowing thrill ride into the unraveling mind of a desperate operator."
The sordid saga of debauched Wall Street hedge fund manager Sam Israel and how he lost more than $100 million—and most of his sanity. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 3, 2012

"A heart-pounding read lacking a climax or overarching structure."
A behind-the-scenes look at the adventures of a U.S. Customs special agent on the front lines of the drug wars. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 3, 2012

"A dynamic synthesis of Western saga, true-crime thriller and California-based transformation narrative."
Ambitious, vibrant true-crime narrative from the dangerous deserts of Southern California. Read full book review >