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Dr. Phil - Charlie Brandt: Killer Child to Serial Killer
The Daytona Beach News-Journal

Invisible Killer: The Monster Behind the Mask
True Crime/Biography & Autobiography
Authors: Diana Montane and Sean Robbins

Hardcover: ISBN 9780988860513
eBook: ISBN 9780991069965

Description:
When detectives respond to a crime scene in Orlando, Florida, during the "summer of hurricanes" in 2004, they find Charlie Brandt hanging from the rafters in the garage of his niece, Michelle Jones' home. Inside the house, they find a scene of horror that reminds them of other murders. In 1978, 13-year-old Carol Lynn Sullivan's head was found inside a rusty paint can in Osteen, Florida; her body was never found. Homeless transient Sherry Perisho was murdered in 1989, after moving to Florida from Illinois. Finally, in 1995, Miami prostitute Darlene Toler was deposited on the side of the road, wrapped up "like a package." Perisho and Toler had their hearts removed; all three had been decapitated; and all three are believed by investigators to have been the prior victims of Charlie Brandt. Invisible Killer is the true story of crimes committed by Brandt with insight from an FBI profiler and forensic psychologist, victim's friends and relatives, and the unique writings from victims themselves before their deaths.

About the Author:
Diana Montane is a bestselling author best known for her most recent true crime, I Would Find a Girl Walking. A retired investigative journalist who spent decades covering Florida crime, Montane is also an accomplished playwright and retired theater professor which helps her to bring book subjects and characters to full life. She lives in Florida where she is working on her next two books.
Invisible Killer is Sean Robbins' inaugural entry into the world of true crime writers. A new talent, Robbins is a former music promoter. With an insatiable drive to create and an unflinching style, he has written numerous short stories, poems, and screenplays. Sean resides in Daytona Beach, Florida, where he writes full-time.


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Katie Couric Interview
Innocence Project

It Happened to Audrey
It Could Happen to You
True Crime/Biography & Autobiography
Authors: Audrey Edmunds with Jill Wellington

Paperback: ISBN 9780985799809
eBook: ISBN 9780985247805

Description:
Audrey Edmunds was a happily married young mother of two with a baby on the way; the neighborhood soccer mom in a small Wisconsin town providing casual childcare when the unthinkable happened. An infant died in her care at the same time the unknown science of Shaken Baby Syndrome hit the media. Swept up in a media frenzy, Edmunds was accused of killing the child through SBS. She was stripped from her children and husband and sent to prison where she would fight for freedom 13 years before she was finally exonerated after updated science showed her innocence. Audrey was and is an all-American mother from the Heartland who shares her story of hope and redemption in the face of unrelenting odds. Built as the ideal reader's club book, It Happened to Audrey includes questions that challenge all readers to think of the possibilities in today's ever-changing world. Edmunds is ultimately released from prison in the middle of a blizzard and reunited with her now grown children.

About the Authors:
Audrey Edmunds is the proud mother of three daughters: Carrie, Allie and Jenni. She works tirelessly for others who are wrongfully accused of Shaken Baby Syndrome since her precedent setting case. Audrey speaks publicly on radio and television about the faulty science of Shaken Baby Syndrome and was featured prominently in a 2012 New York Times Magazine story. She remains active in the Innocence Project and resides in Minnesota.
Jill Wellington has been a journalist for 35 years including 14 as an award-winning television news reporter in Michigan. Jill wrote the bestselling Penguin book, The Man Who Sees Dead People, and is working on a sequel. Jill has two children, Lindsay and Mark, and resides in Michigan with her husband Mark where she enjoys a second career as an award-winning photographer.


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CNN
Fox News
Orlando Sentinel
Piers Morgan
USA Today
Daily Mail
George Yates radio
ABA Journal

Justice in America
How Prosecutors and the Media Conspire Against the Accused
True Crime/Criminal Procedure
Author: J. Cheney Mason

Hardcover: ISBN 9780991193882
eBook: ISBN 9780991193875

Description:
The Casey Anthony trial of 2011 is estimated to have drawn the television and reading attention of no less than a quarter of a billion people from around the world. In Justice in America, Anthony defense attorney J. Cheney Mason, who was brought in to save the case, asserts that the jury got it right, and that America, the media, and the public blinded by the nightly lights, got it all wrong. His is the final chapter on the Anthony trial which ignited, mesmerized, and enflamed the public in a way not seen since the O.J. Simpson trial. It became the trial of this century and a piece of legal work destined to be studied for decades to come. Attorney Mason answers the remaining questions left by previous authors with a play-by-play account of what was happening behind the scenes with Casey. He shares never before revealed media bias, and enough case secrets to make readers re-examine their conscience and the quick path to judgment and personal conviction of Anthony. A must-read for anyone who followed the trial; for anyone interested in justice and absolutely required reading for anyone pursing law or criminal justice as a life passion.

About the Author:
J. Cheney Mason, an attorney for 43 years, holds a compelling affinity for defending the underdogs and the falsely accused. The invitation to help represent Casey Anthony was irresistible. Though she is one of the over fifty homicide cases Mason has defended in his career, he names her story as the most compelling. He attended the University of Florida and graduated from law school in 1970. Mason was elected to and served as President of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is an elected Fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers. He has also served two terms on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Mason and his wife, Shirley, have been married for 41 years.


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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"Book of the Week"

Lulu’s Christmas Story
A True Story of Faith and Hope During the Great Depression
Juvenile Nonfiction/Biography
Author: Ludmilla Bollow

Hardcover: ISBN 9780991193851
eBook: ISBN 9780991193868

Description:
Christmas is eagerly awaited by Lulu, a young girl living in a small Wisconsin town during the Great Depression. Anticipation is transformed into anxiety when Daddy loses his job, doubts about Santa flicker, and that Shirley Temple doll seems further away than ever. Mama reveals her own brutal Christmas as an orphan, adding new worries. But it's Lulu's deep faith and vibrant hope that keeps her looking forward to each new day and the glorious gift of Christmas. In her touching memoir, Ludmilla Bollow, an award-winning playwright and novelist, recounts the year before her family's toughest Christmas. There's a haunting encounter with freaks at a circus sideshow, the heartbreaking loss of the town's recluse who was committed to finding true love, a disastrous Thanksgiving at Grandma's, and, of course, the long-awaited Christmas! Lulu's spirit of love and joy radiates throughout this emotional recall of family life during hard times.

About the Author:
Ludmilla Bollow was born and raised in Wisconsin. She is a prize-winning playwright, a published novelist, and experienced actress. Her plays are published by Samuel French, Broadway Plays and leading Play Anthologies. She has taught playwriting and been commissioned to write plays. Her short stories, poetry and articles have been published in the U.S., England and India.


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KOMO News/Seattle
NBC News
The New York Times

Missing Without a Trace
8 Days of Horror
True Crime/Self Help
Authors: Tanya Rider and Tracy C. Ertl with Carole Lieberman, M.D.

Paperback: ISBN 9780982300862
eBook: ISBN 9780982300879

Description:
Seattle-area resident Tanya Rider crashed her blue SUV in 2007 and disappeared without a trace. Her husband, Tom, reported her missing and found himself at the center of a police investigation. Eight days after the crash, Tanya's rescue was covered by every major national media outlet. She survived for more than a week in a wrecked car that had become her potential tomb. This is the story of her survival and her husband's fight for justice.

About the Authors:
Tanya Rider lives in the Seattle, Washington, area with her husband Tom where she continues to live life with a positive attitude while recovering from her injuries.
Tracy C. Ertl is a 911 dispatcher for Brown County in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Ertl works 911 calls and dispatches police officers and firefighters. She is a national instructor for APCO International and is recognized as an expert in deploying communications tactics during active shooter incidents.


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Publishers Weekly
True Crime Must Read 2014

Poisoned
Chicago 1907, a Corrupt System, an Accused Killer, and the Crusade to Save Him
True Crime/True History
Author: Steve Shukis

Hardcover: ISBN 9780991193813
eBook: ISBN 9780991193820

Description:
A gripping tale of murder, sorcery, and criminal justice in turn-of-the-century Chicago, Poisoned is the fascinating true story of a mysterious Bohemian fortune teller charged with murdering a half-dozen people by slowly poisoning them with arsenic. Poisoned details the horrific murders, and the incredible events that followed Herman Billik's conviction: last second reprieves; legal battles carried all the way to the Supreme Court; frenzied mass demonstrations; corpses secretly exhumed in the middle of the night; and the revelation that key witnesses lied under oath. The case affected political campaigns, involved a Chicago Mayor, and featured an eventual showdown in the race for Governor of Illinois between two of the story's central figures. Indeed, if it were not true, no one would ever believe it.

About the Author:
Steve Shukis holds a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the University of Illinois, Chicago. He worked for the city of Chicago for 15 years, supervising and training city inspectors, and conducting legal research as a liaison with the city council. He is a sixth generation Chicagoan, and lifelong student of Chicago history, politics, and crime. He has been an amateur genealogical researcher for 25 years. Steve lives in Chicago with his wife Keisha and daughter Savanna.

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