Category: True Crime

  • Download Jack the Ripper: Scotland Yard Investigates by Stewart P. Evans PDF

    By Stewart P. Evans

    Drawing on their unparallel wisdom of the Jack the Ripper murders and their specialist event as cops, the 2 doyens of great Ripper writing subscribe to forces for the 1st time to jot down the definitive publication at the case from the point of view of the police research. because the name proclaims, this is often the full research and is stuffed with new insights and data at the murders and who may have devoted them. The authors reopen each point of the case and supply a balanced account that doesn't want anybody suspect or cause. via viewing the case throughout the lens of police method, they've got exposed clues and hyperlinks that experience remained undetected for greater than 100 years. Evans and Rumbelow additionally expand the research past the “canonical” 5 sufferers and upload different murders investigated even as that convey the full to 12. This research strips away a lot of the nonsense that has gathered for the reason that 1888 and attracts the reader into the realm of police research in Victorian London, reopening documents on a case that might probably by no means be solved, yet will continually fascinate.

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  • Download Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Cardiff by Mark Isaacs PDF

    By Mark Isaacs

    Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Cardiff takes the reader on a sinister trip in the course of the heritage of neighborhood crime and conspiracy, assembly villains of every kind alongside the way in which - informal or calculating killers, murderous husbands and fanatics, gangsters, robbers, poisoners and suicides. there isn't any scarcity of harrowing and revealing episodes in Cardiff's previous, and Mark Isaacs' interesting e-book remembers many grisly occasions and unhappy or unsavoury participants whose behavior throws a harsh mild at the heritage of town. one of the surprising - and revealing - situations the writer describes are the homicide of a Welsh Protestant via an Irish Catholic that provoked rioting; the double lifetime of a decent widow poisoned with arsenic; the exploits of a 'Jack the Ripper' killer in Cardiff's again streets; the throat-slashing revenge of the Cardiff Race tune Gang; the still-mysterious wartime homicide of Alice Pittman; the case of the Somalian sailor arrested for the brutal slaying of an elderly...

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  • Download The Murder of Helen Jewett: The Life and Death of a by Patricia Cline Cohen PDF

    By Patricia Cline Cohen

    In 1836, the homicide of a tender prostitute made headlines in big apple urban and round the nation, inaugurating a sex-and-death sensationalism in information reporting that haunts us this present day. Patricia Cline Cohen is going in the back of those first lurid money owed to reconstruct the tale of the mysterious sufferer, Helen Jewett.

    From her beginnings as a servant lady in Maine, Helen Jewett refashioned herself, utilizing 4 successive aliases, right into a hugely paid courtesan. She invented existence tales for herself that helped her construct a sympathetic clients between ny City's elite, and she or he extra captivated her buyers via her seductive letters, which combined components of conventional female demureness with sexual boldness.

    But she was once to fulfill her match--and her nemesis--in a early life known as Richard Robinson. He used to be certainly one of an exceptional variety of younger males who flooded into America's burgeoning towns within the 1830s to fulfill the hot enterprise society's likely countless desire for clerks. The son of a longtime Connecticut relations, he was once excessive, conceited, and given to posturing. He grew to become Helen Jewett's lover in a tempestuous affair and ten months later used to be arrested for her homicide. He stood trial in a five-day court drama that ended along with his acquittal amid the cheers of countless numbers of fellow clerks and different spectators.

    With no conviction for homicide, nor closure of any style, the case persevered to tantalize the general public, even supposing Richard Robinson disappeared from view. during the Erie Canal, down the Ohio and the Mississippi, and in terms of New Orleans, he reached the wilds of Texas and a brand new lifestyles below a brand new identify. via her meticulous and inventive learn, Patricia Cline Cohen strains his existence there and the numerous twists and turns of the lingering secret of the homicide. Her lovely portrayals of Helen Jewett, Robinson, and their raffish, colourful nineteenth-century global make vibrant a frenetic urban existence and sexual morality whose complexities, contradictions, and matters resonate with these of our personal time.

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  • Download Shadows in the Vineyard: The True Story of the Plot to by Maximillian Potter PDF

    By Maximillian Potter

    Journalist Maximillian Potter uncovers a desirable plot to damage the vines of los angeles Romanée-Conti, Burgundy's most interesting and costliest wine.

    In January 2010, Aubert de Villaine, the famed owner of the Domaine de los angeles Romanée-Conti, the tiny, storied winery that produces the costliest, beautiful wines on this planet, got an nameless notice threatening the destruction of his precious vines via poison-a crime that during the realm of top of the range wine is reminiscent of murder-unless he paid a a million euro ransom. Villaine believed it to be a unwell funny story, yet that proved a deadly miscalculation and the crime surprised this fabled quarter of France. The sinister tale that vainness reasonable journalist Maximillian Potter exposed might result in a sting operation by way of a few of France's most sensible detectives, the first suspect's suicide, and a dramatic research. This botanical crime threatened to ruin the fiercely conventional tradition surrounding the world's maximum wine.

    SHADOWS within the winery takes us deep right into a attractive international jam-packed with interesting characters, small-town French politics, an unforgettable narrative, and a neighborhood tradition outlined by way of the twinned veins of extra and power and the deep reverent cognizance to the land that runs via it.
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  • Download Montreal's Irish Mafia: The True Story of the Infamous West by D'Arcy O'Connor PDF

    By D'Arcy O'Connor

    From the early days as employed muscle for the Italian and Jewish mafias, tunneling into financial institution vaults within the '50s and '60s, to the mythical truck heists and financial institution stick-ups within the '70s, Montreal's Irish mafia--otherwise often called the West finish Gang--has controlled to tug off essentially the most bold and logistically complex robberies and smuggling operations in Canadian history.

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  • Download Metal Men; Marc Rich, the $10 Billion Scam (1985) by Craig A. Copetas PDF

    By Craig A. Copetas

    Marc wealthy -- the main sought after white-collar felony in the United States -- was once the most winning steel investors on this planet. sooner than there has been Michael Milken or Ivan Boesky, wealthy rose throughout the ranks to accumulate a multibillion buck fortune within the halcyon days of high-flying commodities buying and selling. yet he did it by means of slicing corners and pulling the wool over the eyes of his rivals. finally his businesses pleaded in charge to 38 counts of tax evasion, paying $90 million in fines. wealthy fled to Switzerland, the place he confronted a possible reformatory time period of over three hundred years if he ever back to the USA. this can be a tale of greed, corruption, and funds long past wild, in really astronomical proportions. Posing as a commodities dealer, A. Craig Copetas is going behind the curtain to provide us a riveting, true-to-life portrait of Rich's corrupt international and his outstanding get away from the legislations.
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  • Download Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Staffordshire & the by Nicholas Corder PDF

    By Nicholas Corder

    In Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Staffordshire and the Potteries the nippiness is introduced as regards to domestic as each one bankruptcy investigates the darker part of humanity in infamous circumstances of homicide, deceit and natural malice that experience marked the heritage of the realm. For this trip right into a bloody, missed element of the prior, Nicholas Corder has chosen over 20 episodes that provide a desirable perception into legal acts and the felony brain. Recalled listed below are the Rugeley poisoner William Palmer, who disposed of his sufferers with strychnine, the vicious attacks on Issac Brooks and the miscarriage of justice that placed George Edalji in the back of bars for 3 years and taken the writer of the world's maximum fictional detective to his rescue. The Canal boat killing of negative Christina Collins is defined in photo element, as is the unhappy case of Thirza Tunstall's child and the weird case of the headless corpse of Hednesford. The human dramas Nicholas Corder explores are usually performed out in...
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  • Download The Crimes of Jack the Ripper: The Whitechapel Murders by Paul Roland PDF

    By Paul Roland

    Greater than a century after he stalked the streets of London's East finish, Jack the Ripper maintains to exert a macabre fascination at the well known mind's eye. After scrupulously re-examining legit files of the time, investigative journalist Paul Roland strips away a long time of delusion and misconceptions to bare the id of a brand-new suspect who hasn't ever been heavily thought of formerly. while you are watching for a finger to be pointed at one of many ordinary suspects, be ready to have your assumptions became on their head.
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  • Download Little Girls Lost. The Stories of Four of Australia's Most by Helen Reade PDF

    By Helen Reade

    Little women misplaced tells the heartbreaking tales of the murders of 4 women. however it additionally provides a groundbreaking account of the way the women' grieving mom and dad led to adjustments within the legislations to ease the insufferable burden for themselves—and for the households of different murder sufferers. the writer presents an intimate perception into the options and activities of the sufferers' households as they bear in mind the occasions best up to—including -and after the murders.

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