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  1. Me: Elton John Official Autobiography Audiobook Me: Elton John Official Autobiography
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  2. Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas: Festive hospital diaries from the author of million-copy hit T Audiobook Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas: Festive hospital diaries from the author of million-copy hit T
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  4. The Guilty Mother Audiobook The Guilty Mother
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  6. Postscript: The sequel to PS, I Love You Audiobook Postscript: The sequel to PS, I Love You
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  8. Shut Up and Listen!: Hard Business Truths that Will Help You Succeed Audiobook Shut Up and Listen!: Hard Business Truths that Will Help You Succeed
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  9. The Family Upstairs: The Number One bestseller from the author of Then She Was Gone Audiobook The Family Upstairs: The Number One bestseller from the author of Then She Was Gone
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Bowraville Audiobook

Bowraville

Author: Dan Box Narrator: Dan Box Release Date: July 2019

A true crime story cannot often be believed, at least at the beginning. In Bowraville, all three of the victims were Aboriginal. All three were killed within five months, between 1990 and 1991. The same white man was linked to each, but nobody was convicted. More than two decades later, homicide detective Gary Jubelin contacted Dan Box, asking him to pursue this serial killing. At that time, few others in the justice system seemed to know - or care - about the murders in Bowraville. Dan spoke to the families of the victims, Colleen Walker-Craig, Evelyn Greenup and Clinton Speedy-Duroux, as well as the lawyers, police officers and even the suspect involved in what had happened. His investigation, as well as the families' own determined campaigning, forced the authorities to reconsider the killings. This account asks painful questions about what 'justice' means and how it is delivered, as well as describing Dan's own shifting, uncomfortable realisation that he was a reporter who crossed the line. Praise for the Bowraville podcast: 'It is a gripping true crime tale and an essay on racism; a challenge to the lies Australia tells itself about its treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people told through the voices of three Aboriginal families who have been indisputably let down . The podcast has galvanised the public in a way that two decades of print and television reporting on the Bowraville murders have not.' The Guardian 'A masterful example of crime reporting which forensically details the worst of human nature, inexplicably compounded by the gross negligence of the only people who could provide justice. It's stirred thousands, including the prime suspect, to re-engage with the case after trusting the journalist to take them to dark places.' Walkley judges' comments 'Outstanding.' Leigh Sales 'Moving, brilliant.' Annabel Crabb 'If you haven't listened to Bowraville by Dan Box, then you should.' David Campbell

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They Walk Among Us: New true crime cases from the No.1 podcast Audiobook

They Walk Among Us: New true crime cases from the No.1 podcast

Author: Benjamin, Benjamin And Rosanna Fitton, Rosanna Fitton Narrator: Benjamin Fitton Release Date: July 2019

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of They Walk Among Us written by Benjamin and Rosanna Fitton, read by Benjamin Fitton. A Chilling Casebook of Horrifying Hometown Crimes How well do you really know your friends? Neighbours, friends, doctors and colleagues. We see them every day. We trust them implicitly. But what about the British army sergeant who sabotaged his wife's parachute? Or the lodger who took his landlady on a picnic from which she never returned? From dentists to PAs, these normal-seeming people were quietly wrecking lives, and nobody suspected a thing. In this first book from the addictive award-winning podcast They Walk Among Us, Benjamin and Rosanna serve up small-town stories in gripping detail. They've hooked millions of listeners with their intricate and disturbing cases, and now they dig into ten more tales, to provide an unforgettably sinister true-crime experience, scarily close to home. It could happen to you.

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Blind Faith Audiobook

Blind Faith

Author: Joe Mcginniss Narrator: Gibson Frazier Release Date: July 2019

The sordid, #1 New York Times bestselling true crime story of adultery, addiction, gambling debt, and murder in a privileged suburban town—from author and journalist Joe McGinniss. The Marshalls were the model family of Tom's River, New Jersey, living the American dream and seemingly in possession of all that money could buy. Rob Marshall, a successful insurance broker, was the big breadwinner, king of the country club set. Maria Marshall was his stunningly beautiful wife and the perfect mom to their three great kids. Then one night while the couple drove home from Atlantic City, Rob, his head bloodied, reported Maria had been brutally slain. Sympathy poured in—until disquieting facts began to surface…and the true story of adultery, gambling, drugs and murder tore the mask off Rob Marshall and the blinders off the town that thought he could do no wrong.

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Remembering Emmett Till Audiobook

Remembering Emmett Till

Author: Dave Tell Narrator: David Sadzin Release Date: July 2019

Take a drive through the Mississippi Delta today and you'll find a landscape dotted with memorials to major figures and events from the civil rights movement. Perhaps the most chilling are those devoted to the murder of Emmett Till, a tragedy of hate and injustice that became a beacon in the fight for racial equality. The ways this event is remembered have been fraught from the beginning, revealing currents of controversy, patronage, and racism lurking just behind the placid facades of historical markers. In Remembering Emmett Till, Dave Tell gives us five accounts of the commemoration of this infamous crime. In a development no one could have foreseen, Till's murder-one of the darkest moments in the region's history-has become an economic driver for the Delta. Historical tourism has transformed seemingly innocuous places like bridges, boat landings, gas stations, and riverbeds into sites of racial politics, reminders of the still-unsettled question of how best to remember the victim of this heinous crime. Tell builds an insightful and persuasive case for how these memorials have altered the Delta's physical and cultural landscape, drawing potent connections between the dawn of the civil rights era and our own moment of renewed fire for racial justice.

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Sleep, My Child, Forever: The Riveting True Story of a Mother Who Murdered Her Own Children Audiobook

Sleep, My Child, Forever: The Riveting True Story of a Mother Who Murdered Her Own Children

Author: John Coston Narrator: A. T. Chandler Release Date: July 2019

The dark double life of Ellen Boehm, the mother who murdered her two sons—and nearly killed her daughter Ellen Boehm, a single mom from St. Louis, Missouri, appeared devoted to her children. But in reality, she was unequipped for motherhood, financially strapped, and desperate. Within a year of each other, her sons, ages two and four, died mysteriously, and Boehm's eight-year-old daughter then suffered a near-fatal mishap when a hair dryer fell into the girl's bath. While neighbors wondered how Boehm remained so calm through it all, Det. Sgt. Joseph Burgoon of St. Louis Homicide had darker suspicions. Burgoon soon unraveled a labyrinth of deception, greed, and obsession that revealed a cold-blooded killer whose get-rich-quick scheme came at the cost of her children's lives. Boehm had taken out insurance policies on her children with six different companies totaling nearly $100,000. Using police reports, case documents, and photos, journalist John Coston recreates the events that led to one mother's unspeakable acts of filicide—and a cop's relentless pursuit of the truth.

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To Kill and Kill Again: The Terrifying True Story of Montana's Baby-Faced Serial Sex Murderer Audiobook

To Kill and Kill Again: The Terrifying True Story of Montana's Baby-Faced Serial Sex Murderer

Author: John Coston Narrator: A. T. Chandler Release Date: July 2019

The twelve-year rampage of 'Missoula Mauler' Wayne Nance—and the shocking end to his murder spree To his neighbors, Wayne Nance, a furniture mover from Missoula, Montana, appeared to be an affable, considerate, and trustworthy guy. No one knew that Nance was the 'Missoula Mauler,' a psychopath responsible for a series of sadistic sex slayings that rocked the idyllic town between 1974 and 1986. Nance's only requirement for murder was accessibility—a preacher's wife, a teenage runaway, a female acquaintance, a married couple. Putting on a friendly façade, he could easily gain his victims' trust. Then, one September night, thirty-year-old Nance pushed his luck, preying on a couple who lived to tell the tale. A true story with an incredible twist, written by former Wall Street Journal editor John Coston and complete with photos, To Kill and Kill Again reveals the disturbing compulsions of a charming serial killer who fooled everyone he knew, stumped the authorities, terrified a community, and nearly got away with it.

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The Prince of Paradise: The True Story of a Hotel Heir, His Seductive Wife, and a Ruthless Murder Audiobook

The Prince of Paradise: The True Story of a Hotel Heir, His Seductive Wife, and a Ruthless Murder

Author: John Glatt Narrator: Shaun Grindell Release Date: July 2019

A millionaire playboy Ben Novack, Jr., was born into a hotel empire, Miami's lavish Fontainbleau. But his luxurious, celebrity-studded lifestyle would ironically end in another hotel room-where the police found him bound up in duct tape, beaten to death. A history of violence Seven years earlier, police found Novack in an eerily similar situation-when his ex-stripper wife Narcy duct-taped him to a chair for twenty-four hours and robbed him. Claiming it was a sex game, he never pressed charges and never followed through with a divorce. A family murder mystery Prosecutors believed Narcy let the killers into the room and watched them brutalize Novack. They also suspected she was involved in the death of Novack's mother, who took a fatal fall months before. Strangely, it was Narcy's own daughter who implicated her to the police-in this twisted case of passion, perversion, and paradise lost . . .

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Closing Time: The True Story of the 'Looking for Mr. Goodbar' Murder Audiobook

Closing Time: The True Story of the 'Looking for Mr. Goodbar' Murder

Author: Lacey Fosburgh Narrator: Cynthia Farrell Release Date: July 2019

The real story behind the murder of a Manhattan schoolteacher that became a symbol of the dangers of casual sex: 'A first-rate achievement' (Truman Capote). In 1973, Roseann Quinn, an Irish-Catholic teacher at a school for deaf children, was killed in New York City after bringing a man home to her apartment from an Upper West Side pub. The crime made headlines and the ensuing case quickly evolved into a cultural phenomenon, spawning both a #1 New York Times–bestselling novel and a film adaptation starring Diane Keaton and Richard Gere, and sparking debates about the sexual revolution and the perils of the 'pickup scene' at what were popularly known as singles bars. In this groundbreaking true crime tale, Lacey Fosburgh, the New York Times reporter first assigned to the story, utilizes an inventive dramatization technique, in which she gives the victim a different name, to veer between the chilling, suspenseful personal interactions leading up to the brutal stabbing and the gritty details of its aftermath, including the NYPD investigation and the arrest of John Wayne Wilson. An Edgar Award finalist for Best Fact Crime, this classic of the genre is 'more riveting, and more tragic, than the Judith Rossner novel—and 1977 movie Looking for Mr. Goodbar' (Men's Journal).

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Mapping Murder: The Secrets of Geographical Profiling Audiobook

Mapping Murder: The Secrets of Geographical Profiling

Author: David Canter Narrator: Matthew Lloyd Davies Release Date: July 2019

Criminals reveal who they are and where they live not just from how they commit their crimes, but also from the locations they choose. This is the claim of renowned criminal psychologist and profiler David Canter. In this groundbreaking book, now fully revised and updated, Canter leads us into the labyrinthine psyche of serial killers, rapists, and other violent criminals, and reveals how geographical profiling is changing the way police work and our understanding of the criminal mind. From Jack the Ripper to Fred West's house of horror and the recent Suffolk murders, Canter analyzes the geographical maps of killers' actions and the psychological maps of their thoughts to provide a fascinating insight into the most notorious criminals of all time.

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American Predator: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century Audiobook

American Predator: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century

Author: Maureen Callahan Narrator: Amy Landon Release Date: July 2019

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A Washington Post '10 Books To Read in July' A Los Angeles Times 'Seven Highly Anticipated Books for Summer Reading' A USA Today '20 of the Season's Hottest New Books' A New York Post '25 Best Beach Reads of 2019 You Need to Pre-Order Now' 'Maureen Callahan's deft reporting and stylish writing have created one of the all-time-great serial-killer books: sensitive, chilling, and completely impossible to put down.' --Ada Calhoun, author of St. Marks Is Dead Ted Bundy. John Wayne Gacy. Jeffrey Dahmer. The names of notorious serial killers are usually well-known; they echo in the news and in public consciousness. But most people have never heard of Israel Keyes, one of the most ambitious and terrifying serial killers in modern history. The FBI considered his behavior unprecedented. Described by a prosecutor as 'a force of pure evil,' Keyes was a predator who struck all over the United States. He buried 'kill kits'--cash, weapons, and body-disposal tools--in remote locations across the country. Over the course of fourteen years, Keyes would fly to a city, rent a car, and drive thousands of miles in order to use his kits. He would break into a stranger's house, abduct his victims in broad daylight, and kill and dispose of them in mere hours. And then he would return home to Alaska, resuming life as a quiet, reliable construction worker devoted to his only daughter. When journalist Maureen Callahan first heard about Israel Keyes in 2012, she was captivated by how a killer of this magnitude could go undetected by law enforcement for over a decade. And so began a project that consumed her for the next several years--uncovering the true story behind how the FBI ultimately caught Israel Keyes, and trying to understand what it means for a killer like Keyes to exist. A killer who left a path of monstrous, randomly committed crimes in his wake--many of which remain unsolved to this day. American Predator is the ambitious culmination of years of interviews with key figures in law enforcement and in Keyes's life, and research uncovered from classified FBI files. Callahan takes us on a journey into the chilling, nightmarish mind of a relentless killer, and to the limitations of traditional law enforcement.

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Essex Boys: The Truth Audiobook

Essex Boys: The Truth

Author: Bernard O'mahoney Narrator: Bernard O'mahoney Release Date: July 2019

On December 6th 1995, three memebers of the notorious Essex Boys firm . were brutally executed in the most infamous gangland murders in British history. Many believe Jack Whomes and Micheal Steele were wrongly convicted of crime, and the myths and speculation surrounding the murders have continued to grow. Following the investigation, a new generation of Essex Boys emerged to take over, continuing the bloodshed for years to come. Now, 20 years after the shootings, founding memeber of the Essex Boys and best-selling autho, Bernard O'Mahoney, is looking to set the record straight and reveal the truth, once and for all.

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Cult of the Great Eleven Audiobook

Cult of the Great Eleven

Author: Samuel Fort Narrator: Ben Granger Release Date: July 2019

Cult of the Great Eleven is a true account of one of the twentieth century's weirdest and most mysterious cults. Human and animal sacrifices, vanishings, the preserved corpse of a teenage cult princess, angelic encounters, a woman cooked in an oven, a mother chained to her bed for two months, resurrection experiments, refrigeration warehouses for the dead, abductions, nocturnal rituals, orgies, a breathing universe, an esoteric tome known as The Great Sixth Seal, hints of Hecate worship, and a post-apocalyptic world ruled by eleven queens from a hill in Hollywood... The United States witnessed an explosion of cult activity in the 1920s that today is almost inconceivable. California, in particular, was a haven for an estimated 200,000 cultists, with over 400 active cults in southern California alone. These ranged from "love cults" that conducted ritual orgies to "devil worshipping" cults that branded their members with hot irons and beheaded their enemies.  Among all these, the Simi Valley's "Divine Order of the Royal Arms of the Great Eleven" was considered by many to be the most extraordinary. A death cult, the Great Eleven was founded by May Otis Blackburn, Portland, Oregon's unheralded filmmaking pioneer, and Ruth Wieland, her luscious femme fatale daughter. The cult was so bizarre that accounts of its activities "elicited expressions of amazement" from justices on the California Supreme Court in 1931, who admitted, "they have never heard anything so weird."  Not until the nephew of oil magnate J.B. Dabney admitted he had been a member of the cult would the world at large learn of the existence the "divine order." Not until detectives opened a trap door in the floor of a cult couple's Venice cottage would the world be exposed to its darkest secrets.

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