A nonfiction mystery revolving around the identity of a legendary criminal who has never been apprehended.
A few years ago, New York magazine contributing editor Gray heard a passing reference to the hijacking of a commercial passenger plane in 1971. Read full book review >
The real story of Mafia life, from one who lived it.
Bonanno (Bound by Honor: A Mafioso's Story, 1999, etc.), the son of eminent Mafioso Joseph Bonanno and himself a long-serving consigliere to the family, sets the record straight about "this thing of ours," calling out Hollywood's inaccuracies about mob life and setting down the history of the mob from its inception in the feudal hills of Sicily to the organized gangsters that have long titillated the public imagination. Read full book review >
Examination of a murder investigation perhaps gone awry, with Caucasian racism against African-Americans as the leading cause.
Manso (Ptown: Art, Sex and Money on the Outer Cape, 2002, etc.) has resided off and on in Cape Cod, Mass., for decades. Read full book review >
The picaresque adventures of the legendary French thief, cuckold, turncoat and spy.
Former lawyer turned proficient crime writer Morton (Gangland Soho, 2008, etc.) finds an irresistible subject in Eugène-François Vidocq (1775-1857), who discovered his lucrative calling as a prison informer and founder of the first detective agency in Paris in the 1830s. Read full book review >
Jorge Salcedo's clandestine transition from a notorious drug cartel's head of security to a DEA informant.
Investigative reporter Rempel's debut offers a behind-the-scenes look at a never-before-told story—the secret plot to assassinate drug lord Pablo Escobar, recounted by the man hired to do it. Read full book review >