A Poisoned Passion by Diane Fanning: Air Force Staff Sgt. Mike Severance survived Iraq and Afghanistan, but did not survive his marriage to Wendi Davidson. Wendi, a vet, poisoned her husband and threw away his body in a stock pond. Fanning does a good job of highlighting both families affected by this crime.
Savage Son by Corey Mitchell: Bart Whitaker hires two of his friends to kill his immediate family so he can inherit their million-dollar fortune. Only problem is that his father lives. It takes a while for the cops to catch up with Bart and his friends and now Bart is on death row. And his father still defends him (as much as you can defend a son who tried to kill you).
Our Little Secret by Kevin Flynn and Rebecca Lavoie: For 20 years, the murder of Daniel Paquette was an unsolved case. With some persistent detective work and motivation from the victim's brother, the case leads back to Paquette's stepdaughter and her male friend, who pulled the trigger.
Fear Came to Town: The Santa Claus, Georgia Murders by Doug Crandell: Crandell does a good job of telling the story of Jerry Scott Heider, who eventually killed his most of his former foster family in cold blood.
Are there any true crimes books that you enjoyed this year? Are there some you are looking forward in 2011? Drop me a line!