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American Scoundrel: The Life of the Notorious Civil War General Dan Sickles

By: Keneally, Thomas

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Nan A. Talese / Doubleday: 2002

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2281584

ISBN: 1740510836

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. Jacket lightly rubbed. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 397 pp. By the author of Schindler's List. On the last Sunday of February 1859, Dan Sickles, a charming young congressman from New York, murdered his good friend Philip Barton Key (son of Francis Scott Key)–who was also his wife’s lover–in Washington’s Lafayette Square. The shooting took place directly across the street from the White House, the home of Sickles’s friend and protector, President James Buchanan. Sickles turned himself in; political friends in New York’s Tammany Ha... View more info

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Roscoe: A Novel

By: Kennedy, William

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Viking: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2280266

ISBN: 0670030295

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket spine head and spine base very lightly bumped. Top page ridge very faintly foxed. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 291 pp. The first novel from William Kennedy in more than five years and universally acclaimed as his most powerful work since the Pulitzer Prize-winning Ironweed, Roscoe shows Kennedy at his very best. It's V-J Day, the war is over, and Roscoe Conway, after twenty-six years as the second in command of Albany's notorious political machine, decides to quit politics forever. But there's no way ... View more info

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The Resurrection of the Romanovs: Anastasia, Anna Anderson, and the World's Greatest Royal Mystery

By: King, Greg; Wilson, Penny

Price: $20.00

Publisher: John, Wiley & Sons, Inc.: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289009

ISBN: 0470444983

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A nice copy. 2011 Hard Cover. xxv, 397 pp. The truth of the enduring mystery of Anastasia's fate-and the life of her most convincing impostor The passage of more than ninety years and the publication of hundreds of books in dozens of languages has not extinguished an enduring interest in the mysteries surrounding the 1918 execution of the last Russian Tsar Nicholas II and his family. The Resurrection of the Romanovs draws on a wealth of new information from previously unpublished materials and unexplored sources to probe the most enduring Romanov mystery of all: the fate of the ... View more info

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Dramatic Days at the Old Bailey

By: Kingston, Charles

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2278732

Condition: Good


First edition. Lacks jacket, boards rubbed. 1929 Hard Cover. Examines many of the more controversial criminal cases that have come before the London High Court. View more info

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A Cast of Killers: The Sensational True Story of Hollywood's Most Scandalous Murder--Covered Up for Sixty Years and Solved at Last by the Great Film Director King Vidor

By: Kirkpatrick, Sidney D.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: E.P. Dutton: 1986

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2200953

Condition: Good


5th printing. A few smudges to page edges, pages faintly toned.Jacket toned, jacket spine edges bumped. 1986 Hard Cover. xi, 301 pp. On February 1, 1922, the distinguished silent-film director William Desmond Taylor was shot to death in his Los Angeles bungalow by an unknown assailant. Reports of strange activities at the scene of the crime circulated soon after. When the police arrived, was the head of Paramount Studios burning a bundle of papers in the fireplace, and was a well-known actress searching the house for letters she claimed were hers? Despite a full-scale investigation, the case w... View more info

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Jack the Ripper: The Final Solution

By: Knight, Stephen

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Book Club Associates: 1976

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2284743

ISBN: 0245527249

Condition: Very Good


Jacket spine head and spine base lightly bumped, surface tear on front jacket flap and on front paste-down endpaper, crayon mark on rear paste-down endpaper. 1976 Hard Cover. 284 pp. Who really was Jack the Ripper? Was he a solitary assassin lurking in the shadows of gaslit London? Or was Jack the Ripper three men: two killers and an accomplice? In this work the author investigates all aspects of this strange case shrouded in mystery and misconception. The discovery of the murders is described by the men who were there, and evidence reveals that the hitherto unsolved Ripper murders were in fac... View more info

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Thunderstruck

By: Larson, Erik

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Broadway Books: 2007

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2296128

ISBN: 1400080673

Condition: Near Fine


Light smudge on top page ridge, ink initial on blurb page. 2007 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. ix, 463 pp. A true story of love, murder, and the end of the world’s “great hush”. In Thunderstruck, Erik Larson tells the interwoven stories of two men—Hawley Crippen, a very unlikely murderer, and Guglielmo Marconi, the obsessive creator of a seemingly supernatural means of communication—whose lives intersect during one of the greatest criminal chases of all time. Set in Edwardian London and on the stormy coasts of Cornwall, Cape Cod, and Nova Scotia, Thund... View more info

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Ripper Diary: The Inside Story

By: Linder, Seth; Morris, Caroline; Skinner, Keith

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Sutton Publishing: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285385

ISBN: 0750929545

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 2003 Hard Cover. viii, 280 pp. Every bit as mysterious as the Whitechapel murders themselves, the Ripper Diaries have intrigued and infuriated both historical researchers and the Ripperologists since they first came to light in 1992. Either one of the most sensational finds of the 20th century or one of its most brilliant literary hoaxes, the diary of Jack the Ripper has created its own tangled and tortuous history. It is this history which Keith Skinner, Seth Linder and Caroline Morris disentangle in a work of literary sleuthing which offers a reassessment of ... View more info

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Dreadful Deeds and Awful Murders: Scotland Yard's First Detectives, 1829-1878

By: Lock, Joan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Barn Owl Books: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285112

ISBN: 0950905763

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 1990 Hard Cover. 192 pp. Scotland Yard's early history in Victorian London has never previously been told. Dreadful Deeds and Awful Murders fills the gap, painting a vivid picture of the difficulties and considerable triumphs of London's first detectives. The author presents detailed and intriguing accounts from the detectives' viewpoint, showing how they worked before the days of fingerprinting, blood tests, telephones or typewriters - when hunches really did form a large part of a sleuth's armoury. The cases examined are set in their social and political cont... View more info

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Dead Lucky: Lord Lucan - The Final Truth

By: Maclaughlin, Duncan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: John Blake: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281001

ISBN: 1844540103

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket faintly rubbed. 2003 Hard Cover. They called it the manhunt of the century. Following a sensational murder in the heart of Belgravia that shocked high society and gripped the world, a new name was written into criminal folklore: Lord Lucan. In the 30 years since he vanished, numerous books and TV documentaries have theorized on his possible fate. Now former detective Duncan MacLaughlin—dubbed Scotland Yard's top undercover cop—has tracked down the incredible truth. View more info

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The Unspeakable Crimes of Dr. Petiot

By: Maeder, Thomas

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press Book/Little, Brown and Company: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203983

ISBN: 0316543667

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Board edges very faintly toned.Two closed-tears to jacket along spine, jacket edges rubbed. 1980 Hard Cover. xiv, 302 pp. Was he a sadistic mass killer who lured innocent people to their deaths, or a hero of German-occupied Paris who liquidated members of the Gestapo and helped persecuted Jews escape from tormented France? This was the question as one of the twentieth century's most sensational murder cases came to trial in Paris in 1946. Thomas Maeder meticulously reconstructs one of the most horrifying true stories in the annals of crime: the vile crimes themselves (presumably... View more info

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Bookie: My Life in Disorganized Crime - The Real Story of Alfred Talcum

By: Mayer, Gary

Price: $25.00

Publisher: J.P. Tarcher, Inc./Hawthorn Books, Inc.: 1974

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2281633

ISBN: 0874770238

Condition: Very Good


Second printing. Small chip to top edge of front jacket panel, two small tears to top edge of front jacket panel, jacket edges lightly rubbed. 1974 Hard Cover. 258 pp. At the tender age of nine, Alfred Talcum lost $2.75 when the Red Sox blew both ends of a doubleheader to the New York Yankees. Seven years later, Alfred won $160 in a poker game held in the third-floor boys' room in Commerce High School. Alfred celebrated his twenty-first birthday by losing nine races and $280 at Belmont Racetrack. Now, almost every day of his life, this same Alfred Talcum wins and loses thousands of dollars sit... View more info

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One True Sentence: A Mystery

By: McDonald, Craig

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Minotaur Books: 2011

Seller ID: 2206015

ISBN: 1617930962

Condition: Near Fine


Spine-base lightly bumped. 2011 Trade Paperback. viii, 324 pp. Paris, 1924: a city teeming with would-be poets, writers, painters and publishers... the Lost Generation. Hector Lassiter, fledgling author and best friend of Ernest Hemingway, is crossing the Pont Neuf when he hears a body fall into the icy Seine - the first in a string of brutal murders of literary magazine editors that throw a shroud over the City of Light. Frantic to stop the killings, the literati form their own improbable vigilante band: Gertrude Stein gathers the most prominent crime and mystery writers in the city, includin... View more info

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The Mysterious Montague: A True Tale of Hollywood, Golf, and Armed Robbery

By: Montville, Leigh

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279080

ISBN: 0385520336

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Front jacket flap lightly creased. 2008 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiii, 303 pp. He was a 1930s golf legend and Hollywood trickster who adamantly refused to be photographed. He never played professionally, yet sports-writing legend Grantland Rice still heralded him as “the greatest golfer in the world.” Then, in 1937, the secrets of John Montague’s past were exposed—leading to a sensational trial that captivated the nation. John Montague was a boisterous enigma. He had a bagful of golf tricks, on and off the course. He could chip a ball acr... View more info

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Within Prison Walls

By: Osborne, Thomas Mott; Osborne, Frederick R-L

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Spruce Gulch Press: 1991

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2288052

ISBN: 0962571431

Condition: Near Fine


A nice copy. 1991 Trade Paperback. 229 pp. 1991 reissue of 1915 original. Being A Narrative Of Personal Experience During A Week Of Voluntary Confinement In The State Prison At Auburn, New York. With a new introduction by the author's grandson, Frederick R-L Osborne. View more info

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Jack the Ripper: The Simple Truth

By: Paley, Bruce; Wilson, Colin

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Headline: 1996

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2284770

ISBN: 0747252181

Condition: Very Good


Fifth printing. Two stickers on rear wrapper. 1996 Mass Market Paperback. xvii, 268 pp. The identity of the most notorious murderer of all time has long remained a mystery. After 12 years of research, Bruce Paley believes he has uncovered the real face behind the chilling murders of Jack the Ripper. In this book, Paley presents the evidence he has collected and identifies his suspect. View more info

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The Winter Should Pass: A Novel

By: Patten, Nigel

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200438

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Inscribed and signed by author on front endpaper ('With the respects of the author, Nigel Patten, Villar [?] Juillet '67.'). 1967 Hard Cover. 255 pp. 8vo. Author's first novel. Issak flees his native Antwerp after committing a terrible crime. Settling in Snowdonia, he builds a home in the hills and founds a family with Rachel, a vagrant gypsy woman. But he remains haunted by his past with Julie, his one true love, and the conviction that his eldest son will in some way pay for his father's past sins.ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Born near London in 1940, Nigel Patten has lived permanently i... View more info

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Hue and Cry: The Story of Henry and John Fielding and their Bow Street Runners

By: Pringle, Patrick

Price: $20.00

Publisher: William Morrow and Company: 1958

Seller ID: 2277822

Condition: Very Good


Jacket edges rubbed, a few faint stains to jacket spine, front jacket flap price-clipped, jacket flaps previously taped down. No publisher date (circa mid 1900s). 1958 Hard Cover. 230 pp. Illustrated with portraits, drawings and documents. They called the thief-takers the Bow Street Runners because they worked out of Fielding's house in Bow Street. London in 1748 was the most lawless city of the day and the Fieldings and their Runners took the first steps to stop one of the most fantastic crime waves in history. Robbery, rape and murder were casually and frequently committed in the teeming, di... View more info

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Portrait of a Monster: Joran van der Sloot, a Murder in Peru, and the Natalee Holloway Mystery

By: Pulitzer, Lisa; Thompson, Cole

Price: $5.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Press: 2011

Seller ID: 2205505

ISBN: 0312359217

Condition: Near Fine


Ink name to front endpaper. A very nice copy.Top edge of jacket bumped. 2011 Hard Cover. 277 pp. In May 2005, Natalee Holloway disappeared from a high school trip to Aruba. Five years to the day later, twenty-one-year-old Stephany Flores was reported missing in Lima, Peru. Implicated in both crimes was one young man: Joran van der Sloot.A twenty-three-year-old Dutchman, Van der Sloot has become the subject of intense scrutiny by the media and the public in the years since 2005. He was arrested and detained by Aruban authorities in connection with the Holloway disappearance, only to... View more info

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The Twin Hells: A Thrilling Narrative of Life in the Kansas and Missouri Penitentiaries

By: Reynolds, John N.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Thompson & Thomas: 1900

Seller ID: 2294669

Condition: Good


Thompson & Thomas printing. No date, circa 1900. Ink doodles on rear free endpaper, pages lightly toned. 331 pp. The following pages treat of hell-A Kansas hell and a Missouri hell. Those who desire to peruse works that tell about Heaven only, are urged to drop this book and run. I was an inmate of the Kansas penitentiary for sixteen months, and make mention of what came under my own observation in connection with what I experienced. While an inmate of this prison I occupied cells at various times with convicts who had served terms in the Missouri prison. From these persons I gathered much us... View more info

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The Daughters of Juarez: A True Story of Serial Murder South of the Border

By: Rodriguez, Teresa; Montane, Diana; Pulitzer, Lisa

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Atria Books: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291937

ISBN: 0743292030

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Remainder mark on page base, a few light spots on cover spine. 2007 Hard Cover. 316 pp. For the last nine years, the city of Ciudad Juarez in northern Mexico has been the centre of an ongoing phenomenon of female homicides. As of February 2005 more than 370 bodies have been recovered, with over 400 women still missing, according to Amnesty International. The BBC News reported in November 2005 that 28 women had been murdered so far in 2005. As for who is behind the murders, the answer remains unknown. Despite numerous arrests over the last few years, the killings continue, leadin... View more info

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The Doomsday Key: A Novel

By: Rollins, James

Price: $6.00

Publisher: William Morrow: 2009

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2293816

ISBN: 0061231401

Condition: Very Good


3rd printing. Faint edge wear. 2009 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 430 pp. At Princeton University, a famed geneticist dies inside a biohazard lab. In Rome, a Vatican archaeologist is found dead in St. Peter's Basilica. In Africa, a U.S. senator's son is slain outside a Red Cross camp. The three murders on three continents bear a horrifying connection: all the victims are marked by a Druidic pagan cross burned into their flesh. The bizarre murders thrust Commander Gray Pierce and Sigma Force into a race against time to solve a riddle going back centuries, to a ghastl... View more info

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The Web of Conspiracy: The Complete Story of the Men Who Murdered Abraham Lincoln

By: Roscoe, Theodore

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Prentice-Hall, Inc.: 1960

Seller ID: 2204397

Condition: Good


Front hinge starting, stains to spine and front board. 1960 Hard Cover. xiv, 562 pp. CONTENTS: Preface; Acknowledgements; Part I: Design for Murderd -- Stage Set for Murder; Enter John Wilkes Booth; The Conspirators; To Kidnap or to Kill; The Tragedy; Conspirators Amuck. Part II: Exeunt Assassins -- Booth Rides; Escape; The Trial to Dr. Mudd's; The Barn is Locked; Manhunt on a Checkrein; Zekiah Swamps Underground. Part II: Pursuit and Capture -- First Catch; Atzerodt is Arrested; The Paper Dragnet; Family Album and Rogues' Gallery; Cherchez la Femme; Invasion of Lilliput. Part IV: Dead End -- ... View more info

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Infamous Manhattan: A Colorful Walking Tour of New York's Most Notorious Crime Sites

By: Roth, Andrew

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Citadel Press: 1996

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2272375

ISBN: 0806517018

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Light edge wear. 1996 Trade Paperback. Mr. Roth is a compelling storyteller who dusts off the famous and forgotten news stories and brings them back to life. Mob assassinations, famous holdups, disasters, and much more! View more info

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Trial of Deacon [William] Brodie (Notable British Trials Series)

By: Roughead, William

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell, Limited / William Hodge and Company: 1906

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2290612

Condition: Good


First edition. Spine slightly faded with minimal loss from head, front and end matter foxed. 1906 Hard Cover. 354 pp. 8vo. An account of the trial of Deacon William Brodie, a well-respected member of society by day, and the leader of a gang of burglars by night. Brodie’s last crime and ultimate downfall was an armed raid on His Majesty’s Excise Office in Chessel’s Court, on the Canongate. Although Brodie had planned the burglary himself, things went disastrously wrong. Ainslie and Brown were caught and turned King’s Evidence on the rest of the gang. Brodie escaped to the Netherlands, b... View more info

Green River, Running Red: The Real Story of the Green River Killer--America's Deadliest Serial Murderer

By: Rule, Ann

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Free Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2296414

ISBN: 0743238516

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Pages very faintly toned. 2004 Hard Cover. ix, 436 pp. Traces the serial murders of the notorious Green River Killer, profiling Gary Ridgway as a happily married man who worked for the same company for thirty years, the case's approximate 40,000 suspects, the killer's disturbing capacity for luring and hiding his victims, and the DNA breakthroughs that established his link to the killings. View more info

Jack the Ripper: The Inquest of the Final Victim Mary Kelly

By: Smithkey, John, III; Evans, Stewart P.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Key Publications: 1998

Edition: Signed Copy

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2296573

ISBN: 0966241916

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by author without inscription. Minor shelf wear. 1998 Large Softcover. x, 118 pp. During the morning of November 9, 1888 Mary Jane Kelly was brutally murdered in her small one room dwelling by a killer who history has recorded as the most famous murderer of all time...Jack the Ripper! This book contains the actual facsimile of both, the witness testimonies of the coroner's inquest and witness statements taken on that dreadful November morning. This book explores the following mysteries: Was it Mary Kelly who screamed murder! during the early morning hours of November 9, 1888? Were the r... View more info

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The Complete History of Jack the Ripper

By: Sugden, Philip

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers: 2002

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2284758

ISBN: 0786709324

Condition: Near Fine


Pages faintly toned. 2002 Trade Paperback. xxviii, 532 pp. Adding more new material for his Complete History of Jack the Ripper, crime writer and historian Philip Sugden already has painstakingly uncovered much new and hitherto neglected material, including a new Ripper sighting, a possible earlier assault, and a potential American connection. As noted Ripperologist Dan Farson observes, This is indeed the ‘definitive account', for armchair sleuths of the White Chapel Horrors and all true crime aficionados. A meticulous and reasoned profile for readers and future detectives.—Kirkus Reviews ... View more info

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Goodbye Lizzie Borden

By: Sullivan, Robert

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Stephen Greene Press: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2293886

ISBN: 0828902038

Condition: Good


First edition. Former library copy, usual marks. Lightly foxed, jacket price clipped. 1974 Hard Cover. viii, 245, [1] pp. 8vo. Residing in Fall River, Massachusetts, makes you curious as to whether the house is haunted. If that is true, what kind of recount would the walls tell? No one knows for sure what happened that hot morning of August 4, 1892 in the home of Andrew and Abbie Borden, with the exception of those who were there, but no is alive from that time in history, to tell us. The city of Fall River was divided in half, supporting Lizzie's innocence and those who firmly believed in her... View more info

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Beautiful Lies: A Novel (Ridley Jones)

By: Unger, Lisa

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard: 2006

Seller ID: 2202103

ISBN: 0307388999

Condition: Very Good


Spine creased. 2006 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 444 pp. Excerpt from Black Out follows text. What if your family was a lie? What if your name was a lie? What if your whole life was just a pack of Beautiful Lies?If Ridley Jones had slept ten minutes later or had taken the subway instead of waiting for a cab, she would still be living the lie she used to call her perfect life. Instead, she's in the wrong place at the right time to unleash a chain of events that begins with a mysterious package on her doorstep. A package that informs her that her entire wo... View more info