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Blood Echo

An engaging read, ideal for those who enjoy comic book story lines and TV shows such as Scorpion and Jessica Jones.

Creepy Crawling: Charles Manson and the Many Lives of America's Most Infamous Family

This work succeeds in showing how this group embedded itself into the cultural conscious in a way that persists today. For readers interested in 1970s American culture and true crime.

An Unexplained Death: The True Story of a Body at the Belvedere

Both true crime and hotel history, this book would have benefitted from concentrating purely on either the disappearance of Rivera or the hotel. For fans of James Renner's True Crime Addict and Walter Kirn's Blood Will Out.

Manfried the Man

A delightful twist on the human/cat relationship. For fans of felines, stories of discovery, and the film Homeward Bound.

Slugfest: Inside the Epic, 50-Year Battle Between Marvel and DC

A great read for anyone interested in the history of two companies that have had a massive impact on pop culture. Recommended for fans of comics, rivalries, and Blake J. Harris's Console Wars.

The Last Chicago Boss: My Life with the Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle Club

A good read for those interested in motorcycle gangs and how they function as well as fans of Sons of Anarchy and The Godfather. It's gritty and seedy, and gives the reader an inside look at the world of Outlaws.


With no heroes and a story line that has the feel of being beaten down into the gutters, that one ray of sunlight turning out to be a policeman's flashlight, this is a great read for fans of Mickey Spillane, Elmore Leonard, and the films Mean Streets and Drugstore Cowboy.

Confidential Source Ninety-Six: The Making of America's Preeminent Confidential Informant

This true crime account might be enjoyed by those who are looking for a television- or movie-style version of these real-life events, instead of a more psychological study of a life on the line and based on lies. For fans of Christopher Mark Kudela's They Call Me Krud and the film Firewalker.

The Lone Ranger/Green Hornet. Vol. 1: Champions of Justice. Dynamite

Unable to rekindle whatever magic the original radio shows had, this volume might be picked up for sentimental reasons, but readers will be disappointed by the interpretation of their childhood champions, and newcomers will be thoroughly disengaged.

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