J. Paul Getty III

book cover Uncommon Youth

The kidnapping of J. Paul Getty III in 1973 made international headlines.   This high-profile kidnapping created shock waves when a lock of hair and an ear were got off the young Getty and delivered as part of the ransom demand and the subsequent refusal of the weathly grandfather to initially pay the ransom demand. Charles Fox has tracked this story and in Uncommon Youth he includes interviews with the family, friends, maids, mistresses and even drug dealers that factored into the colourful life and times of the young Getty.

book cover Lost Girls

Robert Kolker brings the same extensive research and skilled writing to Lost girls: an unsolved American mystery which is an amazing literary account of the lives and presumed serial killings of five Craigslist prostitutes. Kolker brings you right into the shadowy and seedy side of the Internet and the ever increasing dangers that lurk there.  This is a haunting tale of the true-life search for a serial killer still at large.