Tells the story of the Spooner Murder of 1778 where a woman, after learning that she was pregnant as the result of an extra-marital affair, convinced her lover and two British soldiers to murder her husband.
This book brings to life a thought-provoking chapter in American history and in the history of the juvenile justice system, shedding light on our contemporary predicament and encouraging us to think about what it means to continue to uphold the juvenile death penalty in the twenty-first century.
Covering the homicide beat in Florida and Los Angeles in vivid, hard-hitting articles, Connelly leads the reader past the yellow police tape as he follows the investigators, the victims, their families and friends--and, of course, the killers--to tell the real stories of murder and its aftermath.
The author reveals the extremes to which desperate teenagers will go in their search for a sense of community, and builds a persuasive and troubling case that street families have grown among us into a dark reversal of the American ideal.
A major new work from the New York Times bestselling author of Havana Nocturne and The Westies: Through the stories of three desperate men--an innocent man wrongly accused of murder, a corrupt cop, and a militant Black Panther--T. J. English tells the story of race, violence, and urban chaos in 1960s New York City.
Journalist Susan Tejada has spent years investigating the case, sifting through diaries and police reports and interviewing descendants of major figures. She discovers little-known facts about Sacco, Vanzetti, and their supporters, and develops a tantalizing theory about how a doomed insider may have been coerced into helping professional criminals plan the heist.