Hey, what was that? That noise you just heard? I think it came from behind you. Is there someone there? Is someone in your house? What were you doing? Oh, just reading that whodunit mystery about the guy who likes to sneak into people’s houses and murder them? Cool. Well, here are six more you’re gonna love and they’re all true!
Jack Price is not an ordinary man, but then again he’s part of the Seven Demons, who are also very much not ordinary people. One might be a cannibal, another loves blowing things up, and one who likes things with sharp edges and pointy ends; and then there’s Jack himself who has recently turned to high stakes cocaine dealing. But the Seven Demons have just taken on the ultimate heist with a considerable payday, from some clandestine Eurotrash business guy, assuming everything goes according to plan. Spoiler alter: things do not!
Amy just wants to live her quiet, private life as a London Banker, but things change when Leo, an Oxford professor shows up, believing her to be a distant descendant of Henry VIII’s last wife, Katherine Parr. She doesn’t trust; doesn’t know if he might be insane, eccentric, or something worse. Nevertheless, the two join forces and dive into the mystery of Queen Katherine’s lost baby, but the two also harbor plenty of dark secrets that will eventually come to light.
It’s 1943, with World War II raging, but in Los Angeles, a woman’s body has just been found floating in one of the city’s most popular hotels. Maggie Hope, who is an American-born secret agent but also a British spy, starts investigating the case, things become a lot darker than she expected. But there’s also a lot more going on in the city with Ku Klux Klan and the Zoot Suit Riots to mention a few. Clearly, things aren’t always as they appear in the movies.
Journalist Joan Lurie is hiding out in a secure Manhattan apartment after exposing a notorious newspaper tycoon. Lilian Day witnessed a murder in 1941 and has remained at the Magdalen Laundry, as the refuge is known, ever since, now aged 96. And Melissa Osgood is grieving over her husband’s death, but she also suspects that there is more going on than meets the eye. The three women will be brought together, their stories woven, as they seek to solve their own mysteries.
Brian Bechtold was tried and convicted of murdering his parents in 1992 when he was just 22. He said he’d been possessed by the devil and was later diagnosed with schizophrenia. Mikita Brottman does a deep dive, going into everything that led up to the eventual murders, and what happened to Bechtold after he was sentenced “not criminally responsible” and the 27 years he spent at the maximum-security psychiatric hospital. What he has seen and experienced in that time have become their own pieces of true crime.
San Francisco is one of the most renowned and most visited places on Earth, filled with history, iconic locations, and beauty, but there is also a very dark history; a sordid underbelly. Bob Calhoun reveals those stories, with the Summer of Love that ended with horrific drug dealer slayings, tales of the Zodiac Killer, and the kidnapping of Patty Hearst, to the 1970s with the assassination of Harvey Milk. After reading this, you might not look at this unique city in quite the same light.