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Dead Giveaway by Charles Ramsey
Dead Giveaway Softcover
The Rescue, Hamburgers, White Folks, and Instant Celebrity . . . What You Saw on TV Doesn't Begin to Tell the Story . . .
by Charles Ramsey | Randy Nyerges

From dishwasher to international celebrity in one afternoon . . . Charles Ramsey gives a roller coaster account of his life before, during, and after the dramatic rescue of three kidnapped women in Cleveland . . .

Global news media declared him a her . . . [Read More]

No Mopes Allowed by David Oliver
No Mopes Allowed Softcover / eBook
A Small Town Police Chief Rants and Babbles about Hugs and High Fives, Meth Busts, Internet Celebrity, and Other Adventures . . .
by David Oliver

If you like no-nonsense crime-busting, straight-shooting opinions, and offbeat humor, you'll love this greatest-hits collection from surprise Internet sensation Chief David A. Oliver of the Brimfield Police Department . . .

He's been called “ the cool . . . [Read More]

Amy: My Search for Her Killer by James Renner
Amy: My Search for Her Killer Softcover / eBook
Secrets and Suspects in the Unsolved Murder of Amy Mihaljevic
by James Renner

“ I fell in love with Amy Mihaljevic not long before her body was discovered lying facedown in an Ashland County wheat field. I fell for her the first time I saw that school photo TV stations flashed at the beginning of every newscast in the weeks fol . . . [Read More]

The Last Days of Cleveland by John Stark Bellamy II
The Last Days of Cleveland Softcover
and More True Tales of Crime and Disaster from Cleveland's Past
by John Stark Bellamy II

Cleveland's master of historical crime and disaster returns with 15 more true tales in this sixth volume of his popular series, including . . .

• West Park sisters Helen, 11, and Marguerite, 10, who died after eating Rough-on-Rats brand poison in th . . . [Read More]

Cleveland's Greatest Disasters! by John Stark Bellamy II
Cleveland's Greatest Disasters! Softcover
Sixteen Tragic Tales of Death and Destruction--An Anthology
by John Stark Bellamy II

An anthology of the 15 best true disaster stories from the popular book series by John Stark Bellamy II. Revisit the most terrible tragedies in Cleveland history, including:

• The apocalyptic East Ohio Gas Company explosion and fire of 1944, which d . . . [Read More]

The Serial Killer's Apprentice by James Renner
The Serial Killer's Apprentice Softcover / eBook
And 12 Other True Stories of Cleveland's Most Intriguing Unsolved Crimes
by James Renner

An investigative journalist confronts 13 of Northeast Ohio's most intriguing unsolved crimes and attempts to crack open dark secrets that have baffled Clevelanders for years, including:

• Abduction— In 2003, sixteen-year-old Georgina DeJesus disappea . . . [Read More]

Cleveland Cops by John H. Tidyman
Cleveland Cops Softcover
The Real Stories They Tell Each Other
by John H. Tidyman

Gritty, scary, hilarious, and heartbreaking . . . these remarkable true stories will take you on the roller coaster ride that is life as a Cleveland police officer.

These are the real stories cops trade with each other after the shift, over a couple . . . [Read More]

Women Behaving Badly by John Stark Bellamy II
Women Behaving Badly Hardcover
True Tales of Cleveland's Most Ferocious Female Killers: An Anthology
by John Stark Bellamy II

Women who murder . . . why are they so much more fascinating than their male counterparts? For evidence, dip into any of the sixteen strange-but-true tales collected in this anthology by Cleveland's leading historical crime writer. You'll meet:

• Ill . . . [Read More]

Death Ride at Euclid Beach by John Stark Bellamy II
Death Ride at Euclid Beach Softcover
And Other True Tales of Crime & Disaster from Cleveland's Past
by John Stark Bellamy II

More true tales of woe from Cleveland's crime and disaster expert. The fifth book in John Stark Bellamy's popular series delivers 26 accounts of Cleveland-area crimes and disasters from 1900 through 1950, including:

• The depression-era “ Blue Book M . . . [Read More]

The Killer in the Attic by John Stark Bellamy II
The Killer in the Attic Softcover
And More True Tales of Crime and Disaster from Cleveland's Past
by John Stark Bellamy II

The fourth volume in John Stark Bellamy's classic Cleveland crime and disaster series features 26 more gruesome, horrible, tragic, and despicable— but true— tales, including:

• Love-crazed Clark Hill, who warmed up his teenage girlfriend with an overd . . . [Read More]

The Corpse in the Cellar by John Stark Bellamy II
The Corpse in the Cellar Softcover
And Further Tales of Cleveland Woe
by John Stark Bellamy II

The third book in this popular series delivers 25 more incredible but true stories of Cleveland crime and disaster, including:

• Crotchety old vigilante Jarvis Meach, who shot down robbers in cold blood with his beloved shotguns, “ Old Bunty” and “ Lit . . . [Read More]

The Maniac in the Bushes by John Stark Bellamy II
The Maniac in the Bushes Softcover
More Tales of Cleveland Woe
by John Stark Bellamy II

The second volume in Bellamy's popular series includes 13 more incredible true stories of Cleveland crime and disaster, including . . .

• Martha Wise, Medina's not-so-merry widow, who poisoned a dozen relatives with arsenic— including her own husband . . . [Read More]

They Died Crawling by John Stark Bellamy II
They Died Crawling Softcover
And Other Tales of Cleveland Woe
by John Stark Bellamy II

The foulest crimes and worst disasters in Cleveland history are recounted in these 15 incredible-but-true tales, including:

• A no-holds-barred account of the infamous and sensational Sam Sheppard murder trial;

• The apocalyptic East Ohio Gas Compan . . . [Read More]

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