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Blood Money: The Du Pont Heir and the Murder of an Olympic Athlete Audiobook

Blood Money: The Du Pont Heir and the Murder of an Olympic Athlete

Author: Carlton Smith Narrator: David De Vries Release Date: October 2018

The story of an Olympic wrestler allegedly murdered by the wealthy heir to the Du Pont fortune, Blood Money takes readers inside the bizarre world of a multi-millionaire, and lays bare the brutal shooting and tense police siege that riveted the nation.

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Poisoned Love: The True Story of ER Nurse Chaz Higgs, His Ambitious Wife, and a Shocking Murder Audiobook

Poisoned Love: The True Story of ER Nurse Chaz Higgs, His Ambitious Wife, and a Shocking Murder

Author: Carlton Smith Narrator: Joyce Bean Release Date: October 2018

Kathy Augustine was a controversial two-term Nevada State Controller. In 2003, her husband Chuck died of an apparent stroke. Only a month later, she married Chaz Higgs, an ER nurse who, it was later revealed, had attended to her late husband just before his death. Three years later, fifty-year-old Kathy died after a heart attack—the result, her family and friends believed, of a stressful political campaign. But when an autopsy of Kathy's body revealed no signs of heart disease, investigators dug deeper into Kathy's case…only to find the presence of a powerful, paralyzing emergency-room drug in Kathy's system. A jury would later charge Nurse Chaz with murder in the first degree. But could Kathy's first husband also have been the victim of Chaz's treachery? And just how much did Kathy know? This is the shocking true story of a family torn apart by lies, medical crime, and POISONED LOVE.

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The BTK Murders: Inside the 'Bind Torture Kill' Case that Terrified America's Heartland Audiobook

The BTK Murders: Inside the 'Bind Torture Kill' Case that Terrified America's Heartland

Author: Carlton Smith Narrator: Patrick Lawlor Release Date: October 2018

From 1974 to 1991, someone in the midwestern city of Wichita was leaving behind slain tortured bodies and anonymously proclaiming himself to police and reporters as 'BTK' for 'Bind, Torture, Kill.' Then, for the next 14 years, BTK was silent. But when he began sending letters again, investigators would not miss their chance... Stunningly, police arrested Dennis Rader, the president of his church board and the father of two. As a shocked community watched, evidence began to pile up. Then Rader coldly described how he went about 'his projects' as the families of his victims relived the horrific scenes this supposed pillar of the community had unleashed on their loved ones. From the tricks he used to enter his victims' homes to the puzzles he sent the media and the key role his own daughter may have played in his arrest, The BTK Murders is the definitive story of the BTK killer. He was, as one victim's family member called him, 'a black hole inside the shell of a human being'—and the worst American serial killer since Ted Bundy.

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The Skripal Files: The Life and Near Death of a Russian Spy Audiobook

The Skripal Files: The Life and Near Death of a Russian Spy

Author: Mark Urban Narrator: Mark Urban Release Date: October 2018

CHOSEN AS ONE OF THE BEST POLITICS BOOKS OF 2018 BY THE SUNDAY TIMES 'A scrupulous piece of reporting, necessary, timely and very sobering' John Le Carré Who is Sergei Skripal? Agent. Prisoner. Target. The Skripal Files tells the story of Sergei Skripal, the complex and mysterious victim from this year's most explosive news story. Mark Urban interviewed Skripal in the months before the poisoning and explains how Skripal's life has come to define the new spy war between Russia and the West. 4 March 2018, Salisbury, England. Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were enjoying a rare and peaceful Sunday spent together, completely unaware that they had been poisoned with the deadly nerve agent Novichok. Hours later both were found slumped on a park bench close to death. Following their attempted murders on British soil, Russia was publicly accused by the West of carrying out the attack, marking a new low for international relations between the two since the end of the Cold War. The Skripal Files is the definitive account of how Skripal's story fits into the wider context of the new spy war between Russia and the West. The book explores the time Skripal spent as a spy in the Russian military intelligence, how he was turned to work as an agent by MI6, his imprisonment in Russia and his eventual release as part of a spy-swap that would bring him to Salisbury where, on that fateful day, he and his daughter found themselves fighting for their lives. 'With regard to traitors, they will kick the bucket on their own, I assure you . . . Whatever thirty pieces of silver those people may have gotten, they will stick in their throat.' Vladimir Putin, 2010

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Twilight of Empire: The Tragedy at Mayerling and the End of the Habsburgs Audiobook

Twilight of Empire: The Tragedy at Mayerling and the End of the Habsburgs

Author: Greg King, Penny Wilson Narrator: Anne Flosnik Release Date: September 2018

On a snowy January morning in 1889, a worried servant hacked open a locked door at the remote hunting lodge deep in the Vienna Woods. Inside, he found two bodies sprawled on an ornate bed, blood oozing from their mouths. Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria-Hungary appeared to have shot his seventeen-year-old mistress Baroness Mary Vetsera as she slept, sat with the corpse for hours and, when dawn broke, turned the pistol on himself. A century has transformed this bloody scene into romantic tragedy: star-crossed lovers who preferred death together than to be parted by a cold, unfeeling Viennese Court. But Mayerling is also the story of family secrets: incestuous relationships and mental instability; blackmail, venereal disease, and political treason; and a disillusioned, morphine-addicted Crown Prince and a naïve schoolgirl caught up in a dangerous and deadly waltz inside a decaying empire. What happened in that locked room remains one of history's most evocative mysteries: What led Rudolf and mistress to this desperate act? Was it really a suicide pact? Or did something far more disturbing take place at that remote hunting lodge and result in murder? Drawing interviews with members of the Habsburg family and archival sources in Vienna, Greg King and Penny Wilson reconstruct this historical mystery, laying out evidence and information long ignored that conclusively refutes the romantic myth and the conspiracy stories.

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The Menendez Murders: The Shocking Untold Story of the Menendez Family and the Killings that Stunned Audiobook

The Menendez Murders: The Shocking Untold Story of the Menendez Family and the Killings that Stunned

Author: Robert Rand Narrator: Eric Martin Release Date: September 2018

Discover the definitive book on the Menendez case-and the source material for NBC's Law and Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders. A successful entertainment executive making $2 million a year. His former beauty queen wife. Their two sons on the fast track to success. Until tragedy struck. Married for twenty-six years, Jose and Kitty Menendez appeared to be a happy couple and proud parents. Twenty-one-year-old Lyle Menendez was enrolled at Princeton, where he was a star on the tennis team. Eighteen-year-old Erik Menendez had just graduated from Beverly Hills High and was about to start college at UCLA. The Menendezes appeared to be living the American dream. But it was all a façade. The Menendez saga has captivated and fascinated people since 1989. The killing of Jose and Kitty Menendez on a quiet Sunday evening in Beverly Hills didn't make the cover of People magazine until the arrest of their sons seven months after the murders, and the case developed an intense cult following. When the first Menendez trial began in July 1993, the public was convinced that Lyle and Erik-"the boys," as they would become known-were a pair of greedy rich kids who had killed loving, devoted parents. But the real story remained buried beneath years of dark secrets-until now.

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Death in Texas: A True Story of Marriage, Money, and Murder Audiobook

Death in Texas: A True Story of Marriage, Money, and Murder

Author: Carlton Smith Narrator: Donna Postel Release Date: September 2018

Was he his brother's keeper? Robert and Doris Angleton seemed to have the perfect life. Until she was coldly murdered in her own home, shot thirteen times in the head, chest, and abdomen . . . Suddenly the ideal husband seemed anything but perfect: he was jailed, accused of hiring his older brother, Roger, to kill his wife for money-possibly as much as $2 million. However, without the crucial eyewitness testimony of Roger-who soon committed suicide in a Houston jail cell- the case against Robert rested entirely on circumstantial evidence. But the facts raise more questions than answers . . . Doris Angleton-deeply involved in a secret love affair-had asked her husband for a divorce, which might have exposed him as a tax-skipping millionaire bookie and favored police informant . . . Extensive handwritten and typewritten notes, coupled with a secretly taped conversation between Roger and another man outlining the murder, were found in a briefcase Roger Angleton was carrying when he was arrested in Las Vegas, Nevada. However, it was later concluded that the second voice on the tape was not Robert's . . . Also in Roger's briefcase: $64,000 in cash, along with a money wrapper with Robert's fingerprint on it . . . Ultimately Roger confessed to the murder in his suicide note, exonerating his brother of any guilt . . . A Texas jury came to one conclusion. Listen to this fascinating true-crime account of greed, deception, and cold-blooded murder-and decide for yourself.

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Monster City: Murder, Music, and Mayhem in Nashville's Dark Age Audiobook

Monster City: Murder, Music, and Mayhem in Nashville's Dark Age

Author: Michael Arntfield Narrator: Jonathan Davis Release Date: September 2018

The never-before-told true account of the serial killers who terrorized Nashville’s music scene for decades—and the cold-case Murder Squad determined to bring an end to their sadistic sprees. Nashville—a haven for aspiring musicians and a magnet for country-music fans. By the time Pat Postiglione arrived there in 1980, it was also the scene of an unsolved series of vicious sex slayings that served as a harbinger of worse to come. As Postiglione was promoted from street-beat Metro cop to detective sergeant heading Music City’s elite cold-case Murder Squad, some of America’s most bizarre, elusive, and savage serial killers were calling Nashville home. And during the next two decades, the body count climbed. From Vanderbilt University to dive bars and out-of-the-way motels, Postiglione followed the bloody tracks of these ever-escalating crimes—each enacted by a different psychopath with the same intent: to murder without motive or remorse. But of all the investigations, of all the monsters Postiglione chased, few were as chilling, or as game changing, as the Rest Stop Killer: a homicidal trucker who turned the interstates into his trolling ground. Next stop, Nashville. But Postiglione was waiting.

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The Old Man and the Gun: And Other Tales of True Crime Audiobook

The Old Man and the Gun: And Other Tales of True Crime

Author: David Grann Narrator: Mark Deakins Release Date: September 2018

Now a major motion picture starring Robert Redford and Sissy Spacek, The Old Man and the Gun is here joined by two other riveting true-crime tales. 'The Old Man and the Gun' is the incredible story of a bank robber and prison escape artist who modeled himself after figures like Pretty Boy Floyd and who, even in his seventies, refuses to retire. 'True Crime' follows the twisting investigation of a Polish detective who suspects that a novelist planted clues in his fiction to an actual murder. And 'The Chameleon' recounts how a French imposter assumes the identity of a missing boy from Texas and infiltrates the boy's family, only to soon wonder whether he is the one being conned. In this mesmerizing collection, David Grann shows why he has been called a 'worthy heir to Truman Capote' and 'simply the best narrative nonfiction writer working today,' as he takes the reader on a journey through some of the most intriguing and gripping real-life tales from around the world.

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

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

Author: Jane Simon Ammeson Narrator: Kate Mulligan Release Date: September 2018

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 sixteen when she stood trial for the wrongful death of her first husband, a successful businessman and politician almost forty 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 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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Blood and Money Audiobook

Blood and Money

Author: Thomas Thompson Narrator: Mike Chamberlain Release Date: September 2018

Joan Robinson Hill was a world-class equestrian, a glamorous member of Houston high society, and the wife of Dr. John Hill, a handsome and successful plastic surgeon. Her father, Ash Robinson, was a charismatic oil tycoon obsessed with making his daughter's every dream come true. Rich, attractive, and reckless, Joan was one of the most celebrated women in a town infatuated with money, power, and fame. Then one morning in 1969, she fell mysteriously ill. The sordid events that followed comprise "what may be the most compelling and complex case in crime annals" (Ann Rule, bestselling author of The Stranger Beside Me). From the elegant mansions of River Oaks, one of America's most exclusive neighborhoods, to a seedy underworld of prostitution and murder-for-hire, New York Times bestselling author Thomas Thompson tracks down every bizarre motive and enigmatic clue to weave a fascinating tale of lust and vengeance. Full of colorful characters, shocking twists, and deadly secrets, Blood and Money is "an absolute spellbinder" and true crime masterpiece (Newsweek).

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Bitter Medicine: Two Doctors, Two Deaths, And A Small Town's Search For Justice Audiobook

Bitter Medicine: Two Doctors, Two Deaths, And A Small Town's Search For Justice

Author: Carlton Smith Narrator: Patrick Lawlor Release Date: September 2018

Two Deaths Port Angeles, Washington, is a small town of pretty houses and smiling people, surrounded by acres of pristine wilderness. Everyone thought it was the perfect place to live . . . until two local doctors made headlines. Two Doctors On a chilly January night, Dr. Eugene Turner hastened the death of a three-day-old baby boy who had been pronounced brain-dead. Six weeks later, ER physician Dr. Bruce Rowan hacked his wife to death with an axe, then tried to kill himself-claiming he snapped after witnessing Dr. Turner's euthanasia. A Small Town Rocked by A Shocking Fatality What really happened? What drove Dr. Bruce Rowan-a man who was entrusted to heal the sick-to so savagely take the life of his own wife? Acquitted by reason of insanity, Dr. Rowan was committed to a mental institution. And thought the trial is over, some fascinating ethical and legal questions have been raised by its outcome. Now, bestselling true crime writer Carlton Smith reveals the never-before-told facts and the stunning truth behind two doctors, two deaths, a surprising trial, and the picturesque town standing in the shadow of a ghastly killing.

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