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The Rope

A page-turning thriller recounting the 1910 murder of ten-year-old Marie Smith, the dawn of modern criminal detection and…

Classic Krakauer

Articles, originally published in magazines, that show author's love affair with unruly landscapes.

The Impossible First

The story of Colin O'Brady who was determined to cross Antarctica alone and human powered even if, ten years earlier,…

The Twenty-Ninth Day

This true-life wilderness survival epic recounts seventeen-year-old Alex Messenger's near-lethal encounter with a grizzly…

Where Monsters Hide

Recounts the investigation into Chris Regan's murder, which determined that his lover, a married woman, killed Regan and…


A reconstruction the extraordinary life of the legendary Cleopatra at the height of her power.

The Daughters of Kobani

The story of an all-female militia which faced off against ISIS in a little town few had ever heard of.

Empire of Pain

A portrait of the Sackler family, whose fortune was built by Valium and whose reputation was destroyed by OxyContin.

The Great Secret

A well-researched and engrossing account which reveals the surprising links between chemotherapy and chemical weapons.

The Falcon Thief

A true-crime adventure about a rogue who trades in rare birds and their eggs and the wildlife detective determined to…

A Woman Like Her

An immersive account of the 2016 "honor killing" of Qandeel Baloch, a Pakistani social media celebrity.


A behind-the-scenes portrait of the rise of Saudi Arabia's secretive and mercurial new ruler Mohammed bin Salman.

Yellow Bird

Oil, Murder, and a Woman's Search for Justice in Indian Country

Race Against Time

The story of how Klansmen came to justice in notorious unsolved civil rights cold cases.


A reexamination of the case of Jo Ann Parks, convicted in 1993 for intentionally starting a fire in her apartment in…

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