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Spanning murder cases from the beginning of the 20th century to today, this is a must-hear for fans of true crime and will also be compelling to mystery and thriller listeners. The contributors include Harold Schechter, Katherine Ramsland, Carol Anne Davis, Burl Barer, and other leading writers in this genre.

In February 1975, nine-year-old Marcia Trimble left her house in Nashville to deliver Girl Scout cookies in the neighborhood. She never returned. After a massive but fruitless search, her body was discovered on Easter Sunday. Outrage and horror gripped the community of Nashville, but the murder investigation was frustrated at every turn. The case went cold for three decades until it was finally solved.

In January 1997, Herbert Blitzstein was found murdered in the living room of his Las Vegas townhouse. A notorious mob insider, "Fat Herbie" had pursued loan sharking and other rackets for decades. Now, Blitzstein had been dispatched gangland style - by three bullets to the back of the head - in what appeared to be a classic contract killing. But the details of who killed him and why turned out to be much more complicated, and the real motives and circumstances remain murky to this day.

These are just two examples of the riveting stories assembled in this unparalleled collection of some of the top true crime writers in the world. Each of the 17 contributors draws on his or her own strengths, backgrounds, interests, and research skills to describe, in a vivid narrative, not only the facts of each notorious case but also the terrible emotions and macabre circumstances surrounding the crimes.

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Listened to it from start to finish!

Awesome stories that I have never heard of (even as a true crime addict). Love the diversity of age, gender, modus operandi, time periods, etc. that this book covers

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interesting and great variety of stories

I liked this book. it kept me interested and had a variety of stories. would recommend.

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Garbage, poorly written and narrated

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

No one should bother with this one. The audio was fuzzy and awful, and the narrators mispronounced or misspoke CONSTANTLY. There were even a couple of moments where a narrator messed up and repeated a line, and it was left in the finished audio. It was SO DISTRACTING. I should have returned the book as soon as I heard them pronounce the title "Mah-kayb-BRUH" but it was all I had to listen to on a long flight. Ugh. Ugh. ugh.

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Very misleading title.

I gave up on this book after an hour. POORLY written and read. Very disappointed.

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haven't heard about most of these crimes.

PS. Ted Binion from chapter 12-15 can't remember is dead. hid girlfriend and her boyfriend were convicted. she is out now. the. owner of horseshoe casino in Vegas.....

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