Category: True Crime

  • Download Wicked Intentions. The Sheila LaBarre Murders—A True Story by Kevin Flynn PDF

    By Kevin Flynn

    Whilst investigators have been known as to the secluded farm of appealing, fortyish Sheila LaBarre, they discovered the dismembered and incinerated is still of her younger lover, a guy with a kid's I.Q. a sequence of younger males had come and long past from the farm through the years, all seeming to fade into skinny air. Now LaBarre used to be at the run. ultimately she will be stuck and might plead madness. yet was once she certainly insane — an "avenging angel despatched to kill pedophiles," as she claimed — or a vicious, calculating serial killer? Wicked Intentions explores the case intensive, from research to trial. because the Emmy award-winning tv reporter who first broke the tale of the Sheila LaBarre murders, Kevin Flynn is uniquely situated to unveil the main points of the unusual chain of occasions that culminated in a single of America's such a lot sensational homicide tales — a spellbinding precise tale of obsession and vigilantism carried to a dangerous severe.
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  • Download Black Dahlia Avenger: A Genius for Murder by Steve Hodel PDF

    By Steve Hodel

    Greater than fifty years after what has been known as "the such a lot infamous unsolved homicide of the 20 th century," the case has ultimately been solved. On January 15, 1947, the physique of lovely 22-year-old Elizabeth Short—dubbed the Black Dahlia as a result of her black garments and the dahlia she wore in her hair—was found on a vacant lot in downtown l. a., her physique surgically bisected, horribly mutilated, and posed as though for show. Even the main hardened murder detectives have been surprised and sickened through the sadistic homicide. hence all started the biggest manhunt in l. a. background. For weeks the killer taunted the police—and public—much as his notorious English counterpart Jack the Ripper had performed in London 60 years earlier than, sending tantalizing notes, urging them to "catch me in case you can." And for weeks and months the LAPD got here up empty. fees of police ineptitude quickly gave strategy to rumors of corruption and cover-up on the maximum degrees. in the meantime, a rash of lone girls in l. a. have been brutally murdered, and their instances additionally remained mysteriously unsolved. may possibly the Black Dahlia Avenger be, in reality, a serial killer stalking town streets?
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  • Download Notorious Murders of the Twentieth Century. Famous and by Stephen Wade PDF

    By Stephen Wade

    The notice 'murder' has constantly attracted common neighborhood and nationwide media assurance. as soon as recognized, the tale turns into the topic of debate in numerous locations during the land. a few grisly stories turn into a part of a tradition that lives on for generations, when others, even via the various worst serial killers, are quickly forgotten.

    In this e-book skilled crime historian Stephen Wade has accumulated jointly a suite of murders masking the total 20th century. even supposing recognized of their personal day, such a lot are actually forgotten through most people, except the simplest actual crime lovers. the 1st conviction for fingerprint proof, the final placing in England and murderous husbands and other halves are integrated; yet there also are mysteries, unsolved killings and weird confessions. Meet the guy who poisoned his rival's scones, a wrongful arrest and the acquittal of a very good spouse who shot her guy useless. There are even stories from the Isle of guy, whose legislators endured to...

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  • Download Above the Law. Secret Deals, Political Fixes and Other by David Burnham PDF

    By David Burnham

    The U.S. division of Justice is an establishment of huge achieve and gear over the yankee humans, with little oversight into its inner operations. This ebook examines the ways in which legal professionals normal, FBI administrators, federal prosecutors and different Justice division officers have frequently abused their powers to accomplish political ambitions instead of pursuing justice. Its caution continues to be as suitable within the electronic post-9/11 period of the multiplied nationwide safeguard nation because it used to be within the days of J. Edgar Hoover.

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  • Download The Society Murders: The true story of the Wales-King by Hilary Bonney PDF

    By Hilary Bonney

    The tale of the 'society murders' that rocked a kin, a category and a urban to its very middle. In April 2002, filthy rich socialite Margaret Wales-King and her husband Paul King left their domestic in a leafy japanese suburb, dined along with her son and his kinfolk after which disappeared into skinny air. Twenty-five days later, after an research that swamped front pages, their bludgeoned our bodies have been present in a shallow bush grave simply outdoors Melbourne. The family's grief used to be on complete public exhibit as hypothesis raged in regards to the attainable offender and rumours approximately medicinal drugs, playing and kidnapping did the rounds. Then Margaret's youngest son, Matthew, used to be arrested for the murders and his spouse, Maritza, was once charged with trying to pervert the process justice. In his confession, Matthew was once adamant that he wasn't after the massive inheritance, yet that he felt absolutely disempowered through his mom who had alienated him from his relatives. In his brain he believed he had no selection yet to dedicate essentially the most unusual and unsettling of crimes - matricide. what's it approximately this example that persevered to dominate the media lengthy after the confession? used to be it the organization with wealth? was once it the enigmatic Maritza, whose function within the murders attracted large hypothesis? Or used to be it easily that great males like Matthew are usually not intended to kill their moms? Melbourne barrister Hilary Bonney has immersed herself on the planet of the Wales-Kings, heavily following the research, the following felony approaches, and the encircling media furore. maybe so much interesting of all, she examines the psychology of a killer whose chilling act rocked a relations, a category and a urban to its very center.
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  • Download Axes of Evil. The True Story of the Ax-Man Murders by Todd C. Elliott PDF

    By Todd C. Elliott

    The ax-man murders of 1912 in Louisiana and Texas go away a bloody path of facts that issues to the most important, unsolved serial killing in heritage of the U.S.. it is a story of formality homicide, voodoo mayhem, and wholesale killings that leads the reader on a stunning educate journey throughout states and into the chapters of a true American horror tale. The fiendish slayings of 10 snoozing households nestled of their beds is barely the start of the terrifying account of a real crime that continues to be unsolved. Axes of Evil sheds mild on an unwritten a part of American background and uncovers the yankee "Jack the Ripper."

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  • Download Mordspuren: Neue spektakuläre Kriminalfälle - erzählt vom by Mark Benecke PDF

    By Mark Benecke

    Seine Assistenten sind Maden, Larven und Insekten. Mit ihrer Hilfe kann Mark Benecke Todesumstände von Verbrechensopfern exakt nachweisen. Bis zum Täter ist es dann oft nur noch ein kleiner Schritt.

    In diesem Buch präsentiert er eine spektakuläre Sammlung von Mordfällen, bei denen die Öffentlichkeit den Atem anhielt. Er rekonstruiert Kapitalverbrechen, trägt Fakten, Indizien und frühere Bewertungen zusammen und bringt mit neuen Informationen Licht in die vertrackten Fälle. Die realen Verbrechen sind so fesselnd und minutiös nacherzählt - eine Mischung aus info und Unterhaltung, die spannender ist als jeder Krimi!
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  • Download Dali & I: The Surreal Story by Stan Lauryssens PDF

    By Stan Lauryssens

    Publish yr note: First released in 1998

    An striking memoir of fortune, fraud, and the grasp of contemporary art

    Art broker Stan Lauryssens made thousands in sleek artwork, but he sold only one identify: Salvador Dalí. The surrealist painter’s paintings was once a scorching commodity for the newly wealthy, traders, and shady businessmen trying to launder their black-market money. Stan didn’t brain having a look the opposite direction; he simply was hoping the dealers might glance the opposite direction to boot. The works of art he offered got here from a few very questionable resources, yet he quickly came across that the shadiest resource of all was once Dalí himself.

     The extra profitable Stan grew to become, the nearer he got here to Dalí, until eventually he stumbled on himself residing round the corner to the getting older artist, within the Catalonian hills. While hiding from Interpol’s detectives, Stan spent his time with the artists, musicians, enterprise affiliates, and eccentrics who surrounded Dalí. He discovered approximately Dalí’s mystery historical past, the studio of artists who produced his paintings, and the beneficial desktop that stored Dalí’s extravagant way of life afloat lengthy after his creativity started to flounder.

     Dalí & I bargains a behind-the-scenes view of the trade and conspiracy that pass hand in hand in the foreign paintings international, written by way of a guy who has been to the top only to discover that it’s no longer so various from the ground.
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  • Download Luggage By Kroger: A True Crime Memoir by Gary Taylor PDF

    By Gary Taylor

    Luggage via Kroger</em> has been well-known as one in all 2009's best actual crime thrillers with honors from 5 diverse nationwide publication competitions. The scorecard:
    * Silver Medal in real Crime from the 2009 self sustaining booklet writer Awards (IPPYs)
    * Bronze Medal in real Crime and Finalist for Book-of-the-Year within the 2008 [i]ForeWord Magazine
    Book-of-the-Year Awards
    * Runner-Up in real Crime from the 2009 nationwide Indie Excellence Awards
    * Finalist in real Crime from the 2009 united states ebook information Awards
    * Runner-Up ordinarily Non-Fiction on the 2009 ny booklet Festival
    In this actual crime memoir, former Houston Post reporter Gary Taylor recounts his true-life Fatal <em>Attraction[/i]-style involvement within the path of violence that has dogged Texas lawyer Catherine Mehaffey Shelton for almost 3 many years, prompting assurance through newspapers, television, videos or even Oprah Winfrey. Now Taylor invitations readers to snatch a seat at the wild journey of an obsessive dating from its erotic commencing to the violent finish and the pains required to wash up the mess.

    The result's an event odyssey of self-discovery via an come across that just about rate him his existence.
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  • Download No Regrets and Other True Cases (Ann Rule's Crime Files, by Ann Rule PDF

    By Ann Rule

    A ship's pilot mythical for steering tremendous freighters throughout the narrows of Puget Sound, Rolf Neslund was once a proud Norwegian, a ladies' guy, and a loved resident of Washington State's idyllic Lopez Island. almost indestructible even into his golden years, he made electrifying headlines greater than as soon as: after a boat he was once helming crashed into the hovering West Seattle Bridge, inflicting hundreds of thousands in damages; and following his inexplicable disappearance at age eighty. was once he a suicide, a guy damaged through one high priced misstep? Had he run off with a lifelong love? Or did a path of grotesque proof bring about the house Rolf shared along with his spouse, Ruth? On an island the place every person proposal they knew their acquaintances, the veneer of the Neslunds' marriage masked a convoluted case that took a long time to resolve. And, certainly, a few nonetheless think that the previous sea captain will come domestic sooner or later. "The Sea Captain" is a vintage story as blood chilling as homicide itself. in addition to six different both riveting, unique bills of destruction and homicide dedicated with no moral sense or remorse, Ann Rule takes readers into scary areas they by no means may have imagined in No Regrets.
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