Mitzi Szereto and Mango Publishing Group USA are pleased to announce the Winter 2023 publication of The Best New True Crime Stories: Crimes of Famous & Infamous Criminals. This marks the seventh volume in Mitzi’s popular The Best New True Crime Stories franchise. The Best New True Crime Stories: Crimes of Famous & Infamous Criminals contains true crime cases featuring celebrities and other public figures from around the world. As with previous books in the series, each story has been written exclusively for this collection—you’ll find no reprints here! Contributors include American crime fiction and true crime author Cathy Pickens, Alisha Holland (co-host of the Pacific Northwest-themed Murder in the Rain podcast), Janel Comeau (co-host of the Canadian podcast Histories and Mysteries with Jessica and Janel), British true crime writer Joe Turner, Australian true crime and horror author Anthony Ferguson, Canadian culture writer and journalist Anya Wassenberg, British true crime documentary researcher and academic Dr. Mark Fryers, Mitzi Szereto, and many others. Read on for more details about this exciting new anthology releasing on Valentine’s Day 2023!
Publisher: Mango Publishing Group
Publication date: Feb. 14, 2023
Genre: True Crime/Nonfiction
Formats: trade paperback, digital, audio
Pages (print edition): 252
US list price (print): $18.99
UK list price (print) £16.99
Canada list price (print) $27.99
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About the book:
Infamous Figures Caught in the Act
People from all walks of life commit crimes. But the ones featured in this anthology aren’t your typical neighbors or subway passengers. Actors, musicians, TV personalities—they aren’t always who they appear to be. You might be surprised at just how many household names and Hollywood stars have led nefarious double lives. And after committing their crimes, the world may have kept on turning, but their infamous legacies remain. Get the stories behind these public figures, both contemporary and historical, who turned to lives of crime. The Best New True Crime Stories: Crimes of Famous & Infamous Criminals offers a fascinating assortment of cases from around the world and from various time frames. Like previous entries in this series, this volume contains all new and original nonfiction accounts penned by international writers from across the literary spectrum, including true crime, crime fiction, and journalism, all expertly arranged by editor Mitzi Szereto. Inside, you’ll find cases that would thrill even the most seasoned true crime addict; stories of Hollywood stars and famous criminals who went down the wrong path; encounters featuring the cases of infamous celebrities like Robert Blake, Jimmy Savile, Fatty Arbuckle, and more.
“A fascinating read that will haunt you, that will keep you up at night.”
—Aphrodite Jones, author of Cruel Sacrifice and host of the ID series, True Crime with Aphrodite Jones
“Author Mitzi Szereto has done it again. From small towns to the Big Apple, each story is titillating, making this book a must-read. You won’t be disappointed.”
—Cathy Scott, Psychology Today blogger and Los Angeles Times bestselling author of The Killing of Tupac Shakur and Murder of a Mafia Daughter
“Reading these true crime stories was like being given access to a murder investigator’s secret notes. I highly recommend this anthology!”
—Robert Kerbeck, corporate spy and author of RUSE: Lying the American Dream from Hollywood to Wall Street
“You know what they say about karma. One day it just sneaks up and bites you in the ass. And, as Mitzi Szereto’s latest collection shows, it could happen to anyone, no matter how high or mighty. Sit back and enjoy this endlessly fascinating volume. And just be glad you’re not on a pedestal like they are. Or were.”
—J. P. Smith, author of nine novels including his latest, The Summoning
“This is a fascinating book, well written and engaging, which will appeal to true crime aficionados everywhere. Highly recommended.”
—Ron Chepesiuk, bestselling author and host of the Crime Beat radio show
“The Best New True Crime Stories: Crimes of Famous & Infamous Criminals brings together cases that pull back the curtain on stories from the seamier side of the entertainment world. As with Mitzi’s other true crime compilations, it is a compelling read that I could not put down.”
—Mike Browne, host of the Dark Poutine podcast and author of Murder, Madness and Mayhem
About The Best New True Crime Stories series:
The Best New True Crime Stories contains never-before-published nonfiction accounts of crime cases written exclusively for these volumes by writers hailing from the worlds of true crime, journalism, and crime fiction. “The Best New True Crime Stories is the first truly international and multicultural true crime anthology series,” says Mitzi Szereto. “It’s always been my goal to offer readers brand-new true crime accounts from an international and diverse group of writers; therefore, I’m pleased to have featured writers not only from the USA, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, and Australia, but from the Indian subcontinent, Asia, and the West Indies, as well as Indigenous and LGBTQ communities.”
Previous books in the series:
The Best New True Crime Stories: Unsolved Crimes & Mysteries
The Best New True Crime Stories: Partners in Crime
The Best New True Crime Stories: Crimes of Passion, Obsession & Revenge
The Best New True Crime Stories: Well-Mannered Crooks, Rogues & Criminals
The Best New True Crime Stories: Small Towns
The Best New True Crime Stories: Serial Killers
Mitzi Szereto (mitziszereto.com) is an author, anthology editor, and short story writer whose work spans multiple genres. Her widely acclaimed series The Best New True Crime Stories features the volumes Crimes of Famous & Infamous Criminals; Unsolved Crimes & Mysteries; Partners in Crime; Crimes of Passion, Obsession & Revenge; Well-Mannered Crooks, Rogues & Criminals; Small Towns; and Serial Killers. Aside from her many popular books, she has the added distinction of being the editor of the first anthology of erotic fiction to include a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Mitzi has appeared internationally on radio and television and at literature festivals, and taught creative writing around the world. She produced and presented the London-based web TV channel Mitzi TV and portrays herself in the pseudo-documentary British film, Lint: The Movie. Follow her on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook @mitziszereto.
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