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Just Released! a brand new true crime masterpiece by Steven B. Epstein

EXTREME PUNISHMENT: The Chilling True Story of Acclaimed Law Professor Dan Markel’s Murder. A devoted father. One of the most accomplished criminal law scholars in the country. Someone wanted him dead. But why?

“Empathetic, engrossing, and impeccably researched, EXTREME PUNISHMENT is the single best piece of reporting I’ve read on the Dan Markel case. Like the best true crime books, it says as much about the law and society as it does about Dan’s murder and the subsequent trials. A genuine revelation.” —Matthew Shaer, Creator and Host of Wondery’s Over My Dead Body podcast


Also available : MURDER ON BIRCHLEAF DRIVE: The True Story of the Michelle Young Murder Case, and EVIL AT LAKE SEMINOLE: The Shocking True Story Surrounding the Disappearance of Mike Williams.


Available now in audio

Extreme Punishment
by Steven B. Epstein
Narrated by Eddie Frierson

I Spy, You Spy, They Spy
by Denise Noe
Narrated by Scot Wilcox

Justice Gone Haywire
by Denise Noe
Narrated by Michael Tromp

The Ghost
by Maureen Boyle
Narrated by Tom Lennon

Where the Tour Buses Don't Go
by Gerry Lekas
Narrated by Brian Cousins

Wilder Intentions
by C. J. Wynn
Narrated by Katrina Medina

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Coming February 28, 2023 in hardcover, audio and Kindle.


THE GHOST: The Murder of Police Chief Greg Adams and the Hunt for His Killer

by Maureen Boyle

Police Chief Greg Adams was out on patrol. Christmas was coming to Saxonburg, Pennsylvania—a quaint borough of just 1,300—in three short weeks. He was only a block and a half from the Police Department, and this was just an average traffic stop.

Until it wasn’t.

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New in Hardcover BY C. J. Wynn

An Amazon Kindle Bestseller! #1 New Release in Biographies of Murder and Mayhem, Top 5 in True Crime / Murder and Mayhem True Accounts!

WILDER INTENTIONS: Love, Lies and Murder in North Dakota

Angila was stabbed 44 times.THIS was personal.

On a November morning in 2015, Christopher Jackson waited for his fiancée, Angila Wilder, to pick him up from work as she always did. But this time, she didn’t show—and Christopher’s calls went unanswered. The police found what looked like a scene from a horror movie at their home. The backdoor kicked in. A bedroom splattered with blood. And a pregnant young woman violently stabbed to death...

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Full color!

CHICAGO’S Hidden Sites of the
Mysterious, Macabre, Ghostly & Glamorous

This isn’t your average travel book—
and these aren’t your average tourist destinations!

Take a wild ride through hidden Windy City history—often dark, sometimes inexplicable, and occasionally glamorous. Meet the gangsters, ghosts, serial killers and celebrities that only Chicago could produce.

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