The astronaut crime that shocked the world “Moore . . . explains in her gripping debut how Nowak, a decorated astronaut and mother of three, could risk everything for love. . . . This is must reading for true crime fans.”—Publishers Weekly “A fair and insightful look at a case that dominated headlines. Moore brings … Continue reading Star Crossed: The Story of Astronaut Lisa Nowak
Here at the University Press of Florida, our Halloween celebrations involve, you guessed it, books! Find a taste of just a few terrifying tales from our shelves below. Our scariest new release, St. Augustine's Ghosts, collects 38 spine-chilling tales features famous spirits from St. Augustine’s legendary paranormal past. Set in the city’s iconic cemeteries, courtyards, and houses, … Continue reading Terrifying Tales
“Was this a courageous act of protest or a sad act of madness? This fascinating book explores the line between inspiration and insanity. The case of Marshall Ledbetter is humorous, chilling, and an important story to tell.”—Gary Alan Fine, coauthor of Whispers on the Color Line “I could not put down this book.”—George Singleton, author … Continue reading Making Sense of Marshall Ledbetter
SILVER MEDAL WINNER, FLORIDA BOOK AWARDS Releasing today in paperback, The Scent of Scandal: Greed, Betrayal, and the World’s Most Beautiful Orchid unspools like a riveting mystery novel, stranger than anything in Susan Orlean's The Orchid Thief or the film, Adaptation. Discovered in Peru in 2002, the Phragmipedium kovachii quickly became the most sought-after orchid in the … Continue reading The Scent of Scandal
Trout: A True Story of Murder, Teens, and the Death Penalty by Jeff Kunerth “A fascinating and volatile topic.”—Publishers Weekly “Tracks the downward journey of three adolescents involved in the 1991 robbery of a Trout Auto Parts store in Pensacola, FL, during which a clerk named Billy Wayne Coker was shot and killed. . . … Continue reading Now Available in Paperback!