This suspenseful true story of a drug cartel hitman who got away with murder after murder in California's Central Valley over three decades reveals how the criminal justice system fails our most vulnerable immigrant communities. On the surface, fifty-eight-year-old Jose Martinez didn't seem evil or even that remarkable—just a regular neighbor, good with cars and devoted to his family. But in between taking his children to Disneyland and visiting his mom, Martinez was also one of the most skilled professional killers police had ever seen. He tracked one victim to one of the wealthiest corners of America, a horse ranch in Santa Barbara, and shot him dead in the morning sunlight, setting off a decades-long manhunt. He shot another man, a farmworker, right in front of his young wife as they drove to work in the fields. The widow would wait decades for justice. Those were murders for hire. Others he killed for vengeance. How did Martinez manage to evade law enforcement for so long with little more than a slap on the wrist? Because he understood a dark truth about the criminal justice system: if you kill the "right people"—people who are poor, who aren't white, and who don't have anyone to speak up for them—you can get away with it. Melding the pacing and suspense of a true crime thriller with the rigor of top-notch investigative journalism, The Devil's Harvest follows award-winning reporter Jessica Garrison's relentless search for the truth as she traces the life of this assassin, the cops who were always a few steps behind him, and the families of his many victims. Drawing upon decades of case files, interrogation transcripts, on-the-ground reporting, and Martinez's chilling handwritten journals, The Devil's Harvest uses a gripping and often shocking narrative to dig into one of the most important moral questions haunting our politically divided nation today: Why do some deaths—and some lives—matter more than others? "Meticulously researched and tightly woven, The Devil's Harvest is an important story because it tells us that if [this] can happen in one place, then it can happen in any place. And that's damn scary." —Michael Connelly, New York Times bestselling author of The Closers, The Lincoln Lawyer, and The Night Fire
Genre: Social Science, Editor: Legacy Lit, Pages: 336 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780316455732

Deadly otherworldly creatures roam a world in ruins. To locate lost loved ones, two friends will risk their lives in an unfamiliar hellscape. Six months after the apocalypse, Rachel Rosenberg desperately wants to find her family. Joining forces with her ally, the pair leaves the psychic protection of their country estate and travels through a portal to a desolated Jerusalem. But with only four days before the gateway closes, locating her mom and brother could leave them permanently trapped in the rubble. Shaun Grady's protective instinct won't let Rachel embark on a rescue mission alone. When a forty-foot monster immediately interrupts their quest, Israeli soldiers direct them towards an underground bunker. But upon arrival, Shaun is shocked to discover a hidden city under the control of an evil Supreme Master. Hoping to track down her family in the secret commune, Rachel fears that she and Shaun may never make their way out. And just as he joins a Resistance group, Shaun is terrified to uncover a sacrificial plot that could put a fatal halt on their escape. Can Rachel and Shaun free their fellow prisoners before they all meet their demise? The Devil's Harvest is the third action-packed book in the Chronicles of the Supernatural dark fantasy series. If you like post-apocalyptic adventures, clever heroes, and dangerous mythical beasts, then you'll love JM Hart's spine-tingling novel.
Genre: , Editor: , Pages: 328 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0645039624

They thought he was gone, but they were wrong. Jack the Ripper is loose in London once more. Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad faces the most shocking case of its existence, in the extraordinary new historical thriller from the author of the acclaimed national bestsellers The Yard and The Black Country. London, 1890. A small group of the city’s elite, fed up with the murder rate, have made it their business to capture violent criminals and mete out their own terrible brand of retribution. Now they are taking it a step further: They have arranged for four murderers to escape from prison, and into the group’s hands. But the plan goes wrong. The killers elude them, and now it is up to Walter Day, Nevil Hammersmith, and the rest of Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad to hunt the convicts down before they can resume their bloody spree. But the Murder Squad may already be too late. The killers have retribution in mind, and one of them is heading straight toward a member of the Murder Squad, and his family. And that isn’t even the worst of it. During the escape, one of the killers has stumbled upon the location of another notorious murderer, one thought gone for good, but who is now prepared to join forces with them. And Saucy Jack has learned some new tricks while he’s been away.
Genre: Fiction, Editor: Penguin, Pages: 400 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781101636398

The shocking true case of demonic possession from the reporters who first covered it in the Boston Herald. The case was discussed and you can watch the real exorcism footage in the blockbuster horror film The Conjuring. When terrifying, bizarre things kept happening to a hard-working Massachusetts farmer, he did what anyone would do. First he went to the local police chief. Then he went to his priest. And then he went to Ed and Lorraine Warren, the world’s most famous demonologists who investigated the “The Amityville Horror” and other terrifying cases of demonic possession. It was the Warrens who called in one of America’s most renowned exorcists, Bishop Robert McKenna. What they all experienced is described in this extraordinary book. Absolutely terrifying. Absolutely true. Don't miss the Warrens' new film "Annabelle" (October, 2014).
Genre: Biography & Autobiography, Editor: Graymalkin Media, Pages: 238 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781631680229

Bierce exploits the comic potential of the dictionary format to mock the doublespeak prominent in post-Civil War politics. Using short, pithy entries on a variety of subjects, this "reference book" inverts the meaning of words, skewers popular hypocrisy and showcases Bierce's dark humor. Many of these entries began as newspaper columns Bierce wrote in the 1870s. One hundred years later, it is clear that the America he lampoons is not that different from our own.
Genre: HUMOR, Editor: Createspace Independent Pub, Pages: 398 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: UVA:X000298044

Originally written in 1938 but never published due to its controversial nature, an insightful guide reveals the seven principles of good that will allow anyone to triumph over the obstacles that must be faced in reaching personal goals.
Genre: Business & Economics, Editor: Sharon Lechter, Pages: 269 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN:

A lovely teenage girl's final goodbye... "I love you and I'm going to bed," were the last words Elyse Pahler ever said to her parents. But she would never dream again, for the pretty blond 15-year-old was about to begin a walking nightmare that would end in her grisly stabbing murder. Three depraved schoolboys' deadly fantasies... Later that night Elyse slipped out of her parent's house for a bit of forbidden fun. She never suspected that three local boys - two of whom rode the school bus with her - were outside in the dark waiting...waiting to perform a human sacrifice - in the name of Satan. An unspeakable atrocity that stunned a nation... The DA claims that teenagers Royce Casey, Jacob Delashmutt, and Joe Fiorella - all in a band called Hatred - believed they had found the ultimate offering to make to the Prince of Darkness. They would sacrifice an innocent young girl, a virgin. Prosecutors say the three boys dragged a terrified Elyse to a deserted area they believed was the devil's altar, where, after being drugged, and attacked, she died of multiple stab wounds. For eight months Elyse's body lay hidden in a eucalyptus grove until an unexpected tip to police revealed the ghastly crime. In The Name of Satan is an unthinkable American tragedy, a horrifying voyage into deepest evil imaginable.
Genre: True Crime, Editor: Macmillan, Pages: 240 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781466847217

“A loopy pilgrimage from a haunted past into a hopped-up, mad new world” from the Pulitzer Prize winner and former US poet laureate (Newsday). Loneliness, loss, sadness, and mystery mark this wonderful volume of forty-nine poems by Charles Simic, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for The World Doesn’t End and praised as “one of the truly imaginative writers of our time” by the Los Angeles Times. “A Charles Simic poem starts with a sentence fragment, an ungainly image crash-landing at the feet of a speaker who was expecting something else entirely . . . There is a Central European sensibility at work in his poems.” —The New York Times Book Review “Simic is adept at runic inscriptions, fragments of dislodged civilizations, the shards of universal disjunction, and poignant ruin.” —The Washington Post “The quality of Simic’s poems has grown steadily over the past two decades, despite a MacArthur ‘genius’ award and last year’s Pulitzer. Such prizes seem piteously small next to the large beauties of his work.” —Harvard Book Review “Fifty poems of inimitable grace and beauty.” —Publishers Weekly “He touches the reader with an aching impact.” —The Litchfield County Times
Genre: Poetry, Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Pages: 68 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780547691770

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history, from the author of The Lost City of Z. In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. One of her relatives was shot. Another was poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more Osage were dying under mysterious circumstances, and many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case, and the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to try to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including a Native American agent who infiltrated the region, and together with the Osage began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.
Genre: True Crime, Editor: Vintage, Pages: 352 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780385534253

Sarah’s cure was her curse, and her destiny ... After Sarah Douglas is attacked and infected with the blood of a gargoyle-like creature, the cancer that riddled her body vanishes. The attack draws the attention of Doctor Scott, the scientist who inadvertently was responsible for infecting a colony of bats, and changing them into intelligent creatures that could threaten mankind. As the infected blood slowly transforms Sarah’s body, she is caught in the middle of an horrific war between an army of mercenaries and a colony of mutate winged creatures. Watching the creatures gorge themselves on human flesh, she sees her future and fights to maintain her humanity. With Sarah’s blood holding the key to his research, the doctor uses his vast resources to try to capture her, along with keeping the outside world at bay. This gets harder to do as the colony expands its territory further away from the Devil’s Claw, and members of the local population begin to disappear.
Genre: Fiction, Editor: FriesenPress, Pages: in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781460206645