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    • Mommy's Little Girl

    • Casey Anthony and her Daughter Caylee's Tragic Fate
    • By: Diane Fanning
    • Narrated by: Sally Blake
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    The nation wept when news broke of nearly three-year-old Caylee Anthony's disappearance from her home in Florida in July 2007. The search for Caylee made front-page headlines. But Casey Anthony continued to lie to law enforcement about her daughter's whereabouts, complicating their search for the truth.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Reader Makes All The Difference

    • By Synsee on 02-07-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Bitter Remains

    • A Custody Battle, a Gruesome Crime, and the Mother Who Paid the Ultimate Price
    • By: Diane Fanning
    • Narrated by: Karyn O'Bryant
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 115

    On July 13, 2011, Laura Jean Ackerson of Kinston, North Carolina, went to pick up her two toddler sons. It would be the last time she was seen alive. Laura's ex, Grant Hayes - the father of her two sons - and his wife, Amanda, the mother of his newborn daughter, both pointed the finger at each other as the one guilty of murdering Laura, cutting up her body, and then transporting and disposing of the remains on the shores of Oyster Creek, Texas.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • COMPELLING ACCOUNT - WRONG NARRATOR!

    • By The Louligan on 03-18-16
    • A Custody Battle, a Gruesome Crime, and the Mother Who Paid the Ultimate Price
    • By: Diane Fanning
    • Narrated by: Karyn O'Bryant
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 01-05-16
    • 4 out of 5 stars 125 ratings

    Regular price: $30.09

    • Through the Window: The Terrifying True Story of Cross-Country Killer Tommy Lynn Sells

    • By: Diane Fanning
    • Narrated by: Thomas M. Hatting
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 65

    Ten-year-old Krystal Surles watched as her best friend was murdered before the intruder slashed her throat with a 12-inch boning knife. Despite the odds, she survived and led authorities to 35-year-old Tommy Lynn Sells, a former truck driver, carnival worker, and drifter. Through the Window includes his confession to the murder of 10-year-old Joel Kirkpatrick, playing a pivotal role in obtaining justice for wrongfully convicted Julie Rea.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Good Book About a Very Bad Dude

    • By Dave on 08-07-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Pastor's Wife

    • The True Story of a Minister and the Shocking Death that Divided a Family (St. Martin's True Crime Library)
    • By: Diane Fanning
    • Narrated by: Julie Williams
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    Beneath a veneer of respectability and religion, Mary Winkler's soul festered as she struggled to be obedient and loving to her husband and her God. Her suppressed anguish exploded in a shotgun blast that took the life of her husband, preacher Matthew Winkler. Mary packed up her three young daughters and fled to the beach, leaving an endless trail of questions in her wake. Would anyone ever make sense of the tragedy in Selmer, Tennessee?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Satisfies your curiosity about this murder.

    • By farmhouselady on 12-04-12
    • The True Story of a Minister and the Shocking Death that Divided a Family (St. Martin's True Crime Library)
    • By: Diane Fanning
    • Narrated by: Julie Williams
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Release date: 07-18-12
    • 4 out of 5 stars 46 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Gone Forever

    • A True Story of Marriage, Betrayal, and Murder
    • By: Diane Fanning
    • Narrated by: Jane Cramer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    Susan McFarland watched, powerless, as her husband, Rick McFarland, went into a downhill spiral of get-rich-quick schemes, quirky shopping trips, and prescription-drug abuse. Susan, a rising star at a major corporation, finally had enough. When she decided to call it quits, Rick ended her life, leaving three young boys - ages 5, 8, and 11 - without a mother. A two-month long search by law enforcement and volunteers found no trace of the missing woman....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a very good book

    • By Stephane on 06-19-12
    • A True Story of Marriage, Betrayal, and Murder
    • By: Diane Fanning
    • Narrated by: Jane Cramer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Release date: 04-23-12
    • 4 out of 5 stars 65 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Out There

    • The In-Depth Story of the Astronaut Love Triangle Case that Shocked America
    • By: Diane Fanning
    • Narrated by: Thomas M. Hatting
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 11

    An in-depth story of the astronaut love triangle that shocked America. This captivating account casts light on Lisa Nowak's groundbreaking fall from grace. She was accomplished, successful, and heroic - one of the first astronauts to fly a space shuttle mission after the 2003 Columbia tragedy. Then a primitive attack of jealousy led to a fateful confrontation with her romantic rival that destroyed her reputation, ended her career and left a victim dazed and confused.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not about the killer astronaut

    • By Niall on 09-17-12
    • The In-Depth Story of the Astronaut Love Triangle Case that Shocked America
    • By: Diane Fanning
    • Narrated by: Thomas M. Hatting
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Release date: 04-27-12
    • 3 out of 5 stars 13 ratings

    Regular price: $18.49

    • Sleep My Darlings

    • The True Story of a Mother Who Killed Her Children in Cold Blood
    • By: Diane Fanning
    • Narrated by: Julie Williams
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Police found the body of 16-year-old Calyx on her bed under a white blanket. They found her 13-year-old brother Beau in the family car covered up the same way. Both had two gunshots to the head. Both had been dead for hours. The only other person who had been in the home was their mother, Julie Schenecker. She told law enforcement that she could no longer tolerate her kids talking back to her. Was this a case of premeditated murder? Or a horrible tragedy fueled by a mental illness that had spun out of control?

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • NOT A GREAT ACCOUNT OF A SENSELESS CRIME

    • By The Louligan on 04-04-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Poisoned Passion

    • A Young Mother, her War Hero Husband, and the Marriage that Ended in Murder (St. Martin's True Crime Library)
    • By: Diane Fanning
    • Narrated by: Shelby Lewis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    Michael Severance survived five tours of duty with the Air Force in the war torn Middle East. But he could not survive five months of marriage to Wendi Davidson. Wendi, a young veterinarian in the isolated city of San Angelo, Texas, decided the solution to her problem was to give her husband a lethal injection.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Fanning picks another loser narrator.

    • By Laura on 05-25-12
    • A Young Mother, her War Hero Husband, and the Marriage that Ended in Murder (St. Martin's True Crime Library)
    • By: Diane Fanning
    • Narrated by: Shelby Lewis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Release date: 05-11-12
    • 4 out of 5 stars 36 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Baby Be Mine

    • The Shocking True Story of a Woman Who Murdered a Pregnant Mother to Steal Her Child
    • By: Diane Fanning
    • Narrated by: Shelley M. Johnson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 13

    Lisa Montgomery presented her husband, Kevin, with their newborn baby girl, while a state way, police were investigating the brutal murder of 23-year-old Bobbie Jo Stinnett. She'd been found lying in a pool of blood, and investigators soon realized that someone had strangled Bobbie Jo to death, then cut the fetus from her womb. When they found Bobbie Jo's baby in Lisa's arms, they knew who was responsible for this grisly murder.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • THIS BOOK IS ALL OVER THE PLACE! NOT A FAVORITE!

    • By The Louligan on 03-25-16
    • The Shocking True Story of a Woman Who Murdered a Pregnant Mother to Steal Her Child
    • By: Diane Fanning
    • Narrated by: Shelley M. Johnson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Release date: 04-27-12
    • 3 out of 5 stars 15 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Under Cover of the Night

    • A True Story of Sex, Greed, and Murder
    • By: Diane Fanning
    • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    Jocelyn Branham Earnest was found dead on the floor of her living room in Forest, Virginia. By her side was a gun and a suicide note-typed, lacking a signature, and with one fingerprint on it. A fingerprint apparently belonging to Jocelyn's estranged husband.Wesley Earnest was a respected high school administrator, poised to restart his life in a new community. Parents entrusted their children to his care and believed he was above reproach.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Welcome to Virgina!

    • By Nick on 01-05-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Scandal in the Secret City

    • A Libby Clark Mystery
    • By: Diane Fanning
    • Narrated by: Paula Faye Leinweber
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Oak Ridge, Tennessee, otherwise known as the Secret City, rose seemingly overnight in 1942, built by the US government. No one was quite sure what its purpose was or where it came from, but there was certainly something going on. Libby Clark, a gutsy Bryn Mawr graduate, is determined to find her place as a scientist in a world where women are thought better suited to housework and marriage.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Under the Knife

    • A Beautiful Woman, a Phony Doctor, and a Shocking Homicide
    • By: Diane Fanning
    • Narrated by: Cyndee Maxwell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Beauty business entrepreneur Dean Faiello's "life of the party" attitude was constantly leading him to disaster. When his thriving business wasn't enough for him, he jumped into the world of plastic surgery, without any medical degree or experience.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Horrible narrator! Beware!

    • By Laura on 05-25-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Into the Water

    • By: Diane Fanning
    • Narrated by: Thomas M. Hatting
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    The nice guy next door was hiding a dark secret - a homicidal obsession with young girls. It didn't end until his final victim, still bound in handcuffs, escaped while he slept. She recounted the details of a night of horror spent with an elusive serial killer. Neither family nor friends saw Richard Marc Evonitz's dark side - he saved that for his victims - until his double life came undone by a courageous, resourceful 15-year-old. The authorities had questions about many unsolved cold cases, but Evonitz had one more shocking surprise in store for everyone. Into the Water is a cautionary tale about the vulnerability of our children.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Performance a killer

    • By Debi Catamero on 12-30-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Her Deadly Web

    • The True Story of a Former Nurse and the Strange and Suspicious Deaths of Her Two Husbands
    • By: Diane Fanning
    • Narrated by: Olivia Searfoss
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    One woman, Raynella Dossett Leath; two husbands, prosecutor Ed Dossett and barber Dave Leath: A startling piece of evidence brought the whole sordid tale to light. A cattle stampede, an attempted murder, a three-shot suicide, a pedophile, two medical examiners threatening to shoot law enforcement officials, a secret city, and a love child - this story has it all, proving the old aphorism that truth is stranger than fiction.

    • The True Story of a Former Nurse and the Strange and Suspicious Deaths of Her Two Husbands
    • By: Diane Fanning
    • Narrated by: Olivia Searfoss
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Release date: 04-03-12
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 18 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Treason in the Secret City

    • A World War Two Mystery Set in Tennessee (A Libby Clark Mystery)
    • By: Diane Fanning
    • Narrated by: Janet Rose
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    May 30, 1944. In the middle of the night, Libby Clark is roused from sleep by a colleague in distress. Marvin’s cousin Frannie has been charged with treason, and he hopes that Libby, with her clearheaded scientific mind, can find a way to help prove her innocence. Libby, a chemist at a secret World War II facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, agrees to help her friend and pursue the truth. Libby’s investigations soon uncover the immoral Dr. Hansrote, who has tricked Frannie into her treachery. But the evil at Oak Ridge seems to run deeper....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Trophy Exchange

    • A Lucinda Pierce Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Diane Fanning
    • Narrated by: Flora Plumb
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Life’s been tough for Lieutenant Lucinda Pierce. She lost an eye and disfigured her face responding to a domestic violence call. She accidentally killed a small child in the middle of a shoot-out with his father. Now, she’s up against a serial killer and her main suspect is a highly respected doctor known for his international relief work. It’s a good thing she doesn’t mind bending the rules.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • engaging story and protagonist

    • By tncolmd on 03-22-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Punish the Deed

    • A Lucinda Pierce Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Diane Fanning
    • Narrated by: Flora Plumb
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Who is killing the leaders of non-profit agencies up and down the East Coast? Lucinda investigates the death of charity worker Sharon Fleming, who was brutally murdered. A note found by her mutilated body bears the words, "I was left behind". Is this a motive for murder? When a series of notes are also left on Lucinda's car windshield, she knows it's personal. Punish the Deed, because no good deed goes unpunished.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Twisted Reason

    • A Lucinda Pierce Mystery, Book 4
    • By: Diane Fanning
    • Narrated by: Flora Plumb
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    A missing elderly man shows up dead on his son's front porch, his pockets full of acorns. Pierce isn't certain if she's investigating a murder or one of the strangest natural deaths she's ever encountered. The investigation brings her into contact with the adult children of people with dementia and leads her to a strange remote wonderland. When the missing are found, often questions remain.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Mistaken Identity

    • A Lucinda Pierce Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Diane Fanning
    • Narrated by: Flora Plumb
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    In the third book in the Lucinda Pierce mystery series, the detective unravels a labyrinth of evidence to track down a double murderer while exploring the depth of childhood scars and the price of irresponsible parenting. When the victim's son is kidnapped, Pierce's FBI friend Jake Lovett joins in the investigation, helping Pierce cope with two deaths in her own dysfunctional family and a case involving mysticism, warped genetics and an unusual motive for murder. Does everyone hide a dark secret?

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Wrong Turn

    • Lucinda Pierce, Book 6
    • By: Diane Fanning
    • Narrated by: Flora Plumb
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Two cases from the past return to haunt Lieutenant Lucinda Pierce.... She helped an investigator to put Martha Sherman behind bars for the murder of her stepdaughter, Emily. Now, Emily's body has been found in the basement of a home filled with the victims of serial killer Mack Rogers. Dismayed, Lucinda reviews the original investigation to uncover where she took the wrong turn to cause a wrongful conviction. While she delves into that case, FBI Special Agent Jake Lovett is tasked with looking into the coming prison release of politician Chris Phillips who just won a victory in appeals court.

    Regular price: $19.95

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