The inspiration for the film The Face of an Angel, starring Kate Beckinsale and Daniel BrühlIn November 2007 Meredith Kercher, a fresh-faced honor student, was found dead in her shared apartment in Perugia, Italy. Her body, naked but for a T-shirt, was covered in bruises her blood-smeared hand was suspended in the air above her face and she had fatal stab wounds in her neck. The Italian police eventually arrested three people in connection with Meredith's killing. One was her flat-mate Amanda Knox who, with her boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito and Rudy Guede, was convicted of murder in 2011. They received jail terms of twenty-six and twenty-five years. After four years in prison, Knox and Sollecito successfully appealed their convictions and were released, only to be reconvicted in January 2014.Barbie Latza Nadeau covered every step of the investigation, trial, and appeal. She has been relentless in following the byzantine processes of Italian law and has never lost sight of the central question: who killed Meredith Kercher?
And Hell Followed With Her
By David Neiwert
It began with a frantic 911 call from a woman in a dusty Arizona border town. A gang claiming to be affiliated with the Border Patrol had shot her husband and daughter. It was initially assumed that the murders were products of border drug wars ravaging the Southwest until the leader of one of the more prominent offshoots of the Minutemen movement was arrested for plotting the home invasion as part of a scheme to finance a violent antigovernment border militia. And Hell Followed With Her: Crossing to the Dark Side of the American Border is award-winning journalist David Neiwert's riveting account of the life and death of America's Minutemen- and the terrifying story and psychology of movement leader Shawna Forde. A compulsive and brilliant portrait of cold-blooded killers and true believers, And Hell Followed With Her is at once a horrifying crime story and a frontline report on America's nativist foot soldiers.
By Chloe Castleden
Curiously for a serial killer and self-proclaimed cannibal, Arthur Shawcross's confessional accounts of his crimes were only partially believed. His stories changed frequently as he spoke with different people and almost everyone who interviewed him thought that he was exaggerating some of the time. So, although teeth marks were found on some of his victims, was the "Genesee River Killer" telling the truth when he confessed to eating parts of his victims?The Murder Files is a series of individual titles, giving condensed accounts of some of the most appalling and notorious killers of all time.
By Chloe Castleden
It is still unclear how many children were raped or murdered by Albert Fish, also known as the Gray Man, the Werewolf of Wysteria, the Brooklyn Vampire, and The Boogeyman. He claimed to be responsible for at least 100 such crimes, but many of the details remain unproven. But the indisputable elements of his story are grisly and disturbing, and the story of his eventual capture a fascinating one.The Murder Files is a series of individual titles, giving condensed accounts of some of the most appalling and notorious killers of all time.
By Chloe Castleden
Andrei Romanovich Chikatilo, also known as the Butcher of Rostov or The Rostov Ripper, was convicted of the murders of 52 women and children between 1978 and 1990. His grisly crimes included multiple mutilations and cannibalism of the corpses of his victims.The Murder Files is a series of individual titles, giving condensed accounts of some of the most appalling and notorious killers of all time.
And Never Let Her Go
By Ann Rule
From America's most celebrated true-crime writer comes the heartbreaking real-life drama of a doomed young woman hopelessly trapped in a web of sexual intrigue, political manipulation and emotional deception by her charming and successful - but ultimately deadly - lover. In the most complex and shocking book of her long career, Ann Rule delves into the motivation that drove a seemingly successful man to kill, and she explores hitherto unknown aspects of a fatal affair between a beautiful young woman who moved confidently in the heady world of the upper echelons of government and a widely admired millionaire attorney who was an immensely popular political figure. Ann Rule brilliantly traces the lives of both Ann Marie Fahey and Tommy Capano as she discloses the intimate details of their ill-fated bonding. A vulnerable, trusting woman becomes spellbound by a charming, duplicitous married man, and what begins as a seemingly unremarkable affair is slowly transformed into an obsessive, convoluted and deadly relationship.