DEAD SHRINKS DON'T TALK
When Marabella Vinegar finds her psychotherapist's bloody corpse, she becomes the NYPD's perp of choice. Her recently deceased mother -- the bane of her existence in life -- comes back to help get her out of trouble and find the real killer.... and thanks to Marabella and her mother's sleuthing, someone tries to kill her.
An investigation of youth gangs in cities and suburbs, including interviews with gang members, law enforcement, and community workers. It tells the reasons for their formation and gang violence and ways some communities have tried to reduce gang problems.
This book looks at the kinds of problems and misunderstandings that lead some teenagers to this tragic choice. It explores suicide's strongest allies: silence, loneliness, stress and emotional pain. And it discusses suicide prevention strategies that work, listing crisis centers to contact in emergencies.
STREET GANGS IN AMERICA
At the L.A. County Sheriff's Department, the list of names, weapons and gang affiliations tells a grim story: a dramatic increase in gang-related homicides. This is not just an L.A. phenomenon, but a problem existing all over the country. This book explores the current status of youth gangs, how they affect families and neighborhoods, the role of the media and efforts to end gang violence.
Halley and Me
A coming-of-age novella that takes place in 1959 Massachusetts. That year, when Sara turns 13, her closest relationship is with her 15-year-old cousin and best friend, Halley. When their two families spend the summer at a cottage in Cape Cod, a series of events takes a tragic turn and the two girls never speak again.