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A New Zealand crime. The story of Teina Pora and the quest to find the truth about Susan Burdett's death. Compelling and fast-paced from the outset, with twists and turns that read like fiction. Everything you'd expect to find in a crime novel.
This has been called a Whydunit instead of a Whodunit. Do we ever really know another person? It is the greatest tragedy and the greatest beauty of a relationship: that at some level, the person you are closest to will always be a total mystery.
The story of a real-life Mr. Ripley, it takes us on a bizarre and haunting journey deep into the fun-house world of an outlandish, eccentric son of privilege who, one day, would be unmasked as a serial impostor and brutal double-murderer.
The untold story of how poison rocked Jazz Age New York City. A pair of forensic scientists began their trailblazing chemical detective work, fighting to end an era when untraceable poisons offered an easy path to the perfect crime.
A New Zealand crime. Police thought it was a suicide, but Phil Nisbet's sister Lee-Anne had doubts, and grew to believe his wife had murdered him. With no expertise, but plenty of determination, she built a case the police could not ignore.
For ten years after Matt Leveson's disappearance, his parents tirelessly searched for him and pursued the man they believed responsible. But to expose his deceit and to find Matt's body, the Levesons agreed to make a deal with the devil.
A New Zealand crime. Conveys the pain of a mother who witnessed her child’s murder. Christie’s death was preventable and facilitated by a judge’s decision to release her attacker on bail. The family still fight bail loopholes with “Christie’s Law”.
In 2013, two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and wounding more than 264. In the ensuing manhunt, two brothers were found to be the culprits. How did the American Dream go so wrong for two immigrants?
In 1955, African American teenager, Emmett Till, was brutally murdered in an act of white terrorism. But what actually happened to him? Not as the icon of injustice, but the flesh-and-blood boy? Part detective story, part political history.
Isaiah Kalebu’s descent into mental illness, violent crime, and murder was not a sudden one. He simply slipped through the cracks of a system that all too often fails. On a summer night in 2009, he collided with a young couple and tragedy ensued.
Peter Vronsky delves into human history and the human psyche to explore the root motivations of serial murderers and what it is that makes them both uniquely human and uniquely terrifying.
Takes readers into the fog-shrouded streets of East London alongside two adolescent brothers, Robert and Nattie Combes, on a seemingly normal holiday. Then a neighbour discovers the decomposing corpse of the boys’ mother.
The grandfather of the true crime genre. It proved to be a harbinger of both narrative nonfiction and true crime. Everything that’s come since, from Helter Skelter to Serial and Making a Murderer, owes a debt to In Cold Blood.
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