February 28, 2023

Where Yellow Flowers Bloom: A True Story of Hope through Unimaginable Loss

In 2018, a massive mudslide annihilated parts of Montecito, California. Among the victims were Kim Cantin, her husband and two children. In this moving memoir, Cantin recalls this horrific experience and her journey from the heart-breaking aftermath to hope.

The Thomas Fire raged through Southern California in 2017. Heavy rain ensued in Montecito, making conditions […]


October 18, 2021

Trials of a Dead Lawyer’s Wife: A True Story

Trials of a Dead Lawyer’s Wife is the true account of author Maggie Redmon’s search for answers after her soon-to-be ex-husband Scott dies while with a woman with a checkered past.

After seven happy years of marriage, Scott, a recovering addict, is prescribed pain medication after surgery, reigniting his addiction. Redmon sees him through his […]


August 11, 2021

The Zodiac Revisited: Volume 1, The Facts of the Case

Michael Cole’s The Zodiac Revisited is the first of a three-volume, true crime series exploring the crimes and communiques of one of America’s most prolific and elusive serial killers: the Zodiac.

In the late 1960s, through 1970s, a string of seemingly random murders were committed throughout California. With few leads, police were baffled. The killer, […]


July 12, 2021

The Long Winding Road of Harry Raymond:A Detective’s Journey Down the Mean Streets of Pre-War Los Angeles

Patrick Jenning’s The Long Winding Road of Harry Raymond is the biographical account of LA-based detective Harry Raymond’s storied career, detailing the cases that earned him glory, scorn, and powerful enemies along the way.

After working as a private investigator tracking down confidence-scheme charlatans, Raymond honed his skills as a pioneer in the burgeoning field […]


December 14, 2020

The Greatest Hoax on Earth: Catching Truth, While We Can

In his fascinating, true-crime expose, The Greatest Hoax on Earth, Alan C. Logan aims to debunk Frank W. Abagnale’s claim in his best-selling autobiography, Catch Me If You Can, that he’s “the world’s greatest con man.”

Abagnale, self-proclaimed master criminal with a heart of gold, has managed to parlay his Robin Hood-esque, yet rarely vetted, […]


November 25, 2019

Self-Styled: Chasing Dr. Robert Vernon Spears

Alan C. Logan’s excellent book tells the true story of a mysterious plane crash and the prominent man implicated in the disaster.

At the heart of the book is the crash of National Airlines Flight 967, which plunged into the Gulf of Mexico on Nov. 16, 1959. Forty-two people were on board, and […]


February 22, 2018

Working the Edge

In Working the Edge, Melvin Gudknecht recounts details of his impressive law enforcement career.

Gudknecht spent more than two decades as a Special Agent, Intelligence Division, IRS, U.S. Treasury Department. Much of that time was with the Office of Labor Racketeering and Organized Crime, a hand-picked group tasked with pursuing the mob. During his career, […]


January 15, 2018

Reenactment of a Killer and Serial Rapist: Cold-Eyed Mark Shirley

In 2009, Helen Stockford was brutally raped in her home in Bristol, England, by the boyfriend of Stockford’s next-door neighbor and friend. Her five-hour ordeal and the following years as a survivor of a violent assault are honestly and compellingly told in this true-crime story.

The book opens with a picture of Helen […]


June 1, 2017

Undeterred: KKK Target, KKK Witness

In this gripping but deeply disturbing memoir, Tracey Brame describes how she allowed herself – a high-achieving black, lesbian West Point graduate – to be exposed to “unspeakable danger” by the Ku Klux Klan between 1995 and 2008.

A superb storyteller, Brame skillfully uses flashbacks, foreshadowing and dialogue to engage readers from page […]