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A collection of newspaper stories by award-winning Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard-including Dirty John, the basis for the hit podcast and the upcoming Bravo scripted series starring Connie Britton and Eric Bana. Since its release in fall 2017, the Dirty John podcast-about a conman who terrorizes a Southern California ...
Dirty John and Other True Stories of Outlaws and Outsiders
A collection of newspaper stories by award-winning Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard-including Dirty John, the basis for the hit podcast and the upcoming Bravo scripted series starring Connie Britton and Eric Bana. Since its release in fall 2017, the Dirty John podcast-about a conman who terrorizes a Southern California family-has been downloaded more than 20 million times, and will soon premiere as a scripted drama on Bravo starring Connie Britton and Eric Bana. The story, which also ran as a print series in the Los Angeles Times, wasn't unfamiliar terrain to its writer, Christopher Goffard. Over two decades at newspapers from Florida to California, Goffard has reported probingly on the shadowy, unseen corners of society. This book gathers together for the first time Dirty John and the rest of his very best work. The $40 Lawyer provides an inside account of a young public defender's rookie year in the legal trenches. Framed offers an unblinking chronicle of suburban mayhem (and is currently being developed by Netflix as a film starring Julia Roberts). A man wrongly imprisoned for rape, train-riding runaways in love, a Syrian mother forced to leave her children in order to save them, a boy who grows up to become a cop as a way of honoring his murdered sister, another boy who struggles with the knowledge that his father is on death row: these stories reveal the complexities of human nature, showing people at both their most courageous and their most flawed. Goffard shared in the Los Angeles Times' Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2011 and has twice been a Pulitzer finalist for feature writing. This collection-a must-read for fans of both true-crime and first-rate narrative nonfiction-underscores his reputation as one of today's most original journalistic voices.
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22.17 USD

Dirty John and Other True Stories of Outlaws and Outsiders

by Christopher Goffard
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'A sparkling slice of eighteenth-century life' Paul Bailey, Independent In August 1785 Paris buzzed with scandal. An eminent churchman, a notorious charlatan, a female fraudster, a part-time prostitute and the hated Queen herself were all involved. At its heart was the most expensive diamond necklace ever assembled - and the ...
The Queen's Necklace
'A sparkling slice of eighteenth-century life' Paul Bailey, Independent In August 1785 Paris buzzed with scandal. An eminent churchman, a notorious charlatan, a female fraudster, a part-time prostitute and the hated Queen herself were all involved. At its heart was the most expensive diamond necklace ever assembled - and the web of fraud, folly and self-delusion it had inspired. In Szerb's last major work, a witty and often surprising account of events, the story is used as a standpoint from which to survey the entire age. Written in war-torn Hungary in the early 1940s, it constitutes a remarkable gesture of defiance against the brutal world in which the writer lived and died.
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22.17 USD

The Queen's Necklace

by Antal Szerb
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A Jersey boy with a knack for numbers, a gift for making people trust him, and an all-consuming hunger to rule the business world, Tom Giacomaro could convince anyone of anything. As a teenager, Tom Giacomaro began working in the mob-laden New Jersey trucking industry. A charming, brash-talking salesman with ...
The King of Con: How a Smooth-Talking Jersey Boy Made and Lost Billions, Baffled the FBI, Eluded the Mob, and Lived to Tell the Crooked Tale
A Jersey boy with a knack for numbers, a gift for making people trust him, and an all-consuming hunger to rule the business world, Tom Giacomaro could convince anyone of anything. As a teenager, Tom Giacomaro began working in the mob-laden New Jersey trucking industry. A charming, brash-talking salesman with a genius-level IQ, he climbed the ranks and let his lust for money and relationships with New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Detroit, and Chicago crime families send him spiraling into a world of drugs and violence. And that's only the beginning. In The King of Con, Tom details how he hashes out a deal with the FBI, agreeing to become a crime informant in an effort to avoid jail time--only, he continues his high-finance, white-collar scheming, luring celebrities and other high-profile contacts to invest multimillions in his new business ventures. When it all comes crashing down, Tom is thrown in prison for over a decade, yet, even behind bars, he's able to get what he wants from anyone . . . and he eventually finds a way to get released early. Cowritten by journalist Natasha Stoynoff, The King of Con is the unforgettable true story about a man who became hooked on living life to thrilling and dangerous excess, until he was humbled by the FBI, by the US Attorney, and by life itself. Now, Tom is back in his old New Jersey neighborhood. His old business cronies and mob contacts are calling, his palms are itching to make billions again, and the US Attorney's office is watching. Will he stay on the straight and narrow, or will he steal back his crown of crime as the King of Con?
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17.800000 USD

The King of Con: How a Smooth-Talking Jersey Boy Made and Lost Billions, Baffled the FBI, Eluded the Mob, and Lived to Tell the Crooked Tale

by Thomas Giacomaro, Natasha Stoynoff
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In 1991, a former U.S. naval intelligence worker, Milton William Cooper, published Behold the Pale Horse, an extremist manifesto that purported outlandish conspiracist claims, from the Illuminati, to JFK, to predictions of extraterrestrial invasions, perpetuating a cult of conspiracy and mistrust that persists to this day. In the Pale Horse ...
Pale Horse Rider: William Cooper, the Rise of Conspiracy, and the Fall of Trust in America
In 1991, a former U.S. naval intelligence worker, Milton William Cooper, published Behold the Pale Horse, an extremist manifesto that purported outlandish conspiracist claims, from the Illuminati, to JFK, to predictions of extraterrestrial invasions, perpetuating a cult of conspiracy and mistrust that persists to this day. In the Pale Horse Rider, journalist Mark Jacobson not only tells the story of Cooper's fascinating life, that ended in a fatal shootout in 2001, but provides the social and political context behind America's modern paranoia.
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28.350000 USD

Pale Horse Rider: William Cooper, the Rise of Conspiracy, and the Fall of Trust in America

by Mark Jacobson
Hardback
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New Yorker magazine staff writer Paige Williams delves into the surprisingly perilous world of fossil collectors in this riveting true tale. In 2012, a New York auction catalogue boasted an unusual offering: `a superb Tyrannosaurus skeleton'. In fact, Lot 49135 consisted of a nearly complete T. bataar - a close ...
The Dinosaur Artist: obsession, betrayal, and the quest for Earth's ultimate trophy
New Yorker magazine staff writer Paige Williams delves into the surprisingly perilous world of fossil collectors in this riveting true tale. In 2012, a New York auction catalogue boasted an unusual offering: `a superb Tyrannosaurus skeleton'. In fact, Lot 49135 consisted of a nearly complete T. bataar - a close cousin to the more-famous T. rex - that had been unearthed in Mongolia. At 2.4 metres high and 7.3 metres long, the specimen was spectacular, and the winning bid was over $1 million. Eric Prokopi, a 38-year-old Floridian, had brought this extraordinary skeleton to market. A one-time swimmer who'd spent his teenage years diving for shark teeth, Prokopi's singular obsession with fossils fuelled a thriving business, hunting for, preparing, and selling specimens to clients ranging from natural-history museums to avid private collectors like Leonardo DiCaprio. But had Prokopi gone too far this time? As the T. bataar went to auction, a network of paleontologists alerted the government of Mongolia to the eye-catching lot. An international custody battle ensued, with Prokopi watching as his own world unravelled. The Dinosaur Artist is a stunning work of narrative journalism about humans' relationship with natural history, and about a seemingly intractable conflict between science and commerce. A story that stretches from Florida's Land O' Lakes to the Gobi Desert, The Dinosaur Artist illuminates the history of fossil collecting - a murky, sometimes risky business, populated by eccentrics and obsessives, where the lines between poacher and hunter, collector and smuggler, and enthusiast and opportunist can easily blur.
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25.58 USD

The Dinosaur Artist: obsession, betrayal, and the quest for Earth's ultimate trophy

by Paige Williams
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The Kings of Money Laundering: The Rise and Fall of Bcci. an Extraordinary Story.
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15.750000 USD

The Kings of Money Laundering: The Rise and Fall of Bcci. an Extraordinary Story.

by Daniel Gonzalez
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The Driver
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26.250000 USD

The Driver

by Lewis Conway Jr
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Conspiracy: The Greatest Plots, Collusions and Cover-Ups
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15.740000 USD

Conspiracy: The Greatest Plots, Collusions and Cover-Ups

by Charlotte Greig
Hardback
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A City Owned: Large Print Edition
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12.590000 USD

A City Owned: Large Print Edition

by Oj Modjeska
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Inventions: Notebook
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7.880000 USD

Inventions: Notebook

by Wild Pages Press
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Killing Cousins: Large Print Edition: The True Story of the Worst Case of Serial Sex Homicide in American History
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16.790000 USD

Killing Cousins: Large Print Edition: The True Story of the Worst Case of Serial Sex Homicide in American History

by Oj Modjeska
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A Crafty Madness: The Tragedies of Lee Harvey Oswald, Sirhan Sirhan, and Syed Farook
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16.790000 USD

A Crafty Madness: The Tragedies of Lee Harvey Oswald, Sirhan Sirhan, and Syed Farook

by Andrew Culver
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Investigator: Notebook
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7.880000 USD

Investigator: Notebook

by Wild Pages Press
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The Arabian Caper: An International Tale of Intrigue and Deception
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15.220000 USD

The Arabian Caper: An International Tale of Intrigue and Deception

by Peter Dunev
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Amia - An Ongoing Crime: Extended Edition
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15.740000 USD

Amia - An Ongoing Crime: Extended Edition

by Alberto L Zuppi
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Cruel Turn of Fate: Shocking True Story Triumph Resilience and Barbaric Abuse
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20.990000 USD

Cruel Turn of Fate: Shocking True Story Triumph Resilience and Barbaric Abuse

by Shirley a Connolly
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Murder, Lies and Cover-Ups
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39.850000 USD

Murder, Lies and Cover-Ups

by David Gardner
Hardback
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Doug Clark and Carol Bundy: The Horrific True Story Behind the Sunset Strip Slayers
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12.590000 USD

Doug Clark and Carol Bundy: The Horrific True Story Behind the Sunset Strip Slayers

by Nancy Veysey, Ryan Becker
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Dirty John and Other True Stories of Outlaws and Outsiders
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41.990000 USD

Dirty John and Other True Stories of Outlaws and Outsiders

by Christopher Goffard
CD-Audio
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Killing Cousins: Murder by Increments #2: The True Story of the Worst Case of Serial Sex Homicide in American History
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10.490000 USD

Killing Cousins: Murder by Increments #2: The True Story of the Worst Case of Serial Sex Homicide in American History

by Oj Modjeska
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What's a gal to do when her loaded lover is getting to be a nuisance? Why, just murder him and take all his money, of course. If you want to be fabulously single with tons of cash, just follow the lead of the beautiful and conniving Minnie Wallace Walkup Ketcham, ...
How to Murder Your Wealthy Lovers and Get Away With It: Money & Mayhem in the Gilded Age
What's a gal to do when her loaded lover is getting to be a nuisance? Why, just murder him and take all his money, of course. If you want to be fabulously single with tons of cash, just follow the lead of the beautiful and conniving Minnie Wallace Walkup Ketcham, who left a trail of broken hearts, empty wallets, and corpses. Minnie was just 16 when she stood trial in 1885 for the wrongful death of her first husband, a successful businessman and politician almost 40 years her senior. Despite overwhelming witness testimony that the Creole beauty from New Orleans had purchased the arsenic that killed him, Minnie's own testimony brought the entire courtroom to tears. She was acquitted. Minnie returned to New Orleans with James Walkup's fortune, life insurance, Civil War pension, and all the expensive clothes she had shipped home before he even died. Minnie still didn't have enough cash for her liking, so she successfully targeted, seduced, and murdered two more wealthy older men while evading justice in the courtroom (and escaping her lawyer's fees, too). How to Murder Your Three Wealthy Lovers and Get Away with It is an extraordinary and off-the-wall true story of intrigue, scandal, and murder.
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17.850000 USD

How to Murder Your Wealthy Lovers and Get Away With It: Money & Mayhem in the Gilded Age

by Jane Simon Ammeson
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The Dark Heart: A True Story of Greed, Murder, and an Unlikely Investigator
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34.11 USD

The Dark Heart: A True Story of Greed, Murder, and an Unlikely Investigator

by Joakim Palmkvist
Hardback
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The Dark Heart: A True Story of Greed, Murder, and an Unlikely Investigator
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26.240000 USD

The Dark Heart: A True Story of Greed, Murder, and an Unlikely Investigator

by Joakim Palmkvist
CD-Audio
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Amia - An Ongoing Crime: Extended Edition
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8.350000 USD

Amia - An Ongoing Crime: Extended Edition

by Alberto L Zuppi
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The Dark Heart: A True Story of Greed, Murder, and an Unlikely Investigator
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36.740000 USD

The Dark Heart: A True Story of Greed, Murder, and an Unlikely Investigator

by Joakim Palmkvist
CD-Audio
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A City Owned: Murder by Increments #1: The True Story of the Worst Case of Serial Sex Homicide in American History
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9.440000 USD

A City Owned: Murder by Increments #1: The True Story of the Worst Case of Serial Sex Homicide in American History

by Oj Modjeska
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Tom Thomson was Canada's Vincent van Gogh. He painted for a period of five years before meeting his untimely death in a remote wilderness lake in July 1917. He was buried in an unofficial grave close to the lake where his body was found. About eight hours after he was ...
Who Killed Tom Thomson?: The Truth about the Murder of One of the 20th Century's Most Famous Artists
Tom Thomson was Canada's Vincent van Gogh. He painted for a period of five years before meeting his untimely death in a remote wilderness lake in July 1917. He was buried in an unofficial grave close to the lake where his body was found. About eight hours after he was buried, the coroner arrived but never examined the body and ruled his death accidental due to drowning. A day and a half later, Thomson's family hired an undertaker to exhume the body and move it to the family plot about 100 miles away. This undertaker refused all help, and only worked at night. In 1956, John Little's father and three other men, influenced by the story of an old park ranger who never believed Thomson's body was moved by the undertaker, dug up what was supposed to be the original, empty grave. To their surprise, the grave still contained a body, and the skull revealed a head wound that matched the same location noted by the men who pulled his corpse from the water in 1917. The finding sent shockwaves across the nation and began a mystery that continues to this day. In Who Killed Tom Thomson? John Little continues the sixty-year relationship his family has had with Tom Thomson and his fate by teaming up with two high-ranking Ontario provincial police homicide detectives. For the first time, they provide a forensic scientific opinion as to how Thomson met his death, and where his body is buried. Little draws upon his father's research, plus recently released archival material, as well as his own thirty-year investigation. He and his colleagues prove that Thomson was murdered, and set forth two persons of interest who may have killed Tom Thomson.
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26.240000 USD

Who Killed Tom Thomson?: The Truth about the Murder of One of the 20th Century's Most Famous Artists

by John Little
Hardback
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Night Has Just Come and All Spirits Will Come from Afterlife to Dance with Us: Halloween
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14.580000 USD

Night Has Just Come and All Spirits Will Come from Afterlife to Dance with Us: Halloween

by Halloween Notebook
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The Apparitionists: A Tale of Phantoms, Fraud, Photography, and the Man Who Captured Lincoln's Ghost
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16.790000 USD

The Apparitionists: A Tale of Phantoms, Fraud, Photography, and the Man Who Captured Lincoln's Ghost

by Peter Manseau
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The Forgotten Lawmen Part 2: The Continuing Adventures of a South Dakota Game Warden, 2nd Edition
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11.540000 USD

The Forgotten Lawmen Part 2: The Continuing Adventures of a South Dakota Game Warden, 2nd Edition

by D.B. McCrea
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