Download Murder & Mayhem in Rockford, Illinois by Kathi Kresol PDF

By Kathi Kresol

Rockford rightly prizes its filthy rich historical past, earned through production issues just like the Rockford Watch manufacturing facility and the Manny Reaper corporation. however the city as soon as named halfway additionally harbors a historical past of crime and calamity. Gunfire broke out within the streets while networks of Prohibition informants slid sideways. In 1893, John Hart pressured his personal sisters to drink poison. 3 years later, James French shot down his spouse on the street. through the years, a courthouse collapsed, a manufacturing unit exploded and trains collided. sign up for neighborhood historian Kathi Kresol as she explores the mayhem milling approximately in Rockford�s past.

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Download The Snake and the Spider by Karen Kingsbury PDF

By Karen Kingsbury

Florida. Spring holiday.

Words that evoke excited anticipation for teenagers . . . and severe angst for his or her mom and dad. however the mom and dad of top neighbors Daryl Barber and James Boucher have been convinced their sons can be depended on to spend every week within the sunlight with out them. As all of them waved so long, nobody imagined it might be the final time they’d see one another alive.

When the lads ignored their agreed-upon day-by-day check-ins, either units of oldsters have been disillusioned. whilst the men didn't come domestic on their deliberate go back date, either units of oldsters have been livid. And whilst it used to be transparent the lads had vanished and not using a hint, either units of oldsters have been terrified.

The Snake and Spider, by way of no 1 big apple instances bestselling writer Karen Kingsbury, is a sad story of a street journey long gone, the place innocence collides with violence. What starts off as a dream holiday for 2 top buddies ends as each parent’s worst nightmare.

Available digitally for the 1st time in a repackaged layout, The Snake and the Spider is one in every of 4 actual crime novels written first and foremost of the author’s occupation. those books were re-released with new covers, a clean edit, and a unique reader’s letter from Karen explaining how the darkness in those tales turned greater than she may possibly undergo and brought on a dramatic occupation swap to jot down Life-Changing Fiction ™.

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Download The From Hell Companion by Alan Moore,Eddie Campbell PDF

By Alan Moore,Eddie Campbell

From Hell occupies a enormous position within the heritage of the image novel: a Victorian masterpiece of homicide and insanity which has received various awards, spawned an enormous Hollywood movie, and remained a favorite of readers worldwide for over decades.

Now, most sensible Shelf Productions and Knockabout Comics current
The From Hell Companion, an fabulous choice of Alan Moore's unique scripts and sketches for the landmark photo novel, with copious annotations, remark, and illustrations through Eddie Campbell. the following for the 1st time are a suite of pages, together with a few of Moore's maximum writing, that have by no means been noticeable by way of somebody other than his collaborator. becoming a member of them are Campbell's first-hand bills of the project's decade-long improvement, entire with pictures, anecdotes, disagreements, and wry confessions. prepared in narrative order, those views shape a desirable mosaic, a chance to learn From Hell with clean eyes, and a travel contained in the minds of 2 giants in their field.

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Download De onschuldige moordenaar (Dutch Edition) by Michael Griesbach,Theo Horsten PDF

By Michael Griesbach,Theo Horsten

'Het boek is beter dan de Netflix-serie!' Peter R. de Vries
4**** Hebban

Amper twee jaar na zijn vrijlating uit de gevangenis waar hij achttien jaar had gezeten voor een verkrachting waar hij niet bij betrokken was once, staat Steven Avery terecht voor de moord op journaliste Teresa Halbach. Heeft hij het dit keer wel gedaan, of probeert de lokale politie hem te framen?

Geen serie werd dit jaar zo veel besproken als creating a assassin - de misstanden in het Amerikaanse rechtssysteem en de tragische persoon Steven Avery, maar bovenal de partijdigheid in de zaak: van de betrokken strafpleiters, rechters en juryleden, én van de documentairemakers. De onschuldige moordenaar vertelt hoe het wél zat en vult de hiaten die de documentaire achterliet.

Michael Griesbach used to be een van de openbaar aanklagers van justitie in Steven Avery's verkrachtingszaak in 1985. Met zijn boek geeft hij inzicht in het Amerikaanse rechtssysteem en onderzoekt hij of de Amerikanen nog steeds vasthouden aan het bekende gezegde: 'Innocent till confirmed guilty'. Hij woont in Manitowoc County met zijn vrouw en vier kinderen.

'Ben ik de enige die geobsedeerd is door het verhaal van Steven Avery? Als ik dit als een plot voor een mystery zou gebruiken, zou niemand het geloven.' - Karin Slaughter

'Goed geschreven, met veel vaart. De onschuldige moordenaaris een van de
beste actual crime-boeken.' - real Crime ebook Reviews

'De meningen verschillen over Avery's schuld of onschuld. Dit boek werpt nieuw licht op de zaak.' - The Bookseller

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Download Murder in Linn County, Oregon: The True Story of the by Cory Frye PDF

By Cory Frye

On June 21, 1922, Linn County sheriff Charles Kendall and Reverend Roy Healy drove out to town of Plainview to arrest a moonshining farmer named Dave West. via the tip of the day, all 3 males have been lifeless. First responders stumbled on Sheriff Kendall facedown together with his pistol nonetheless holstered. The courtroom appointed William Dunlap because the new sheriff, yet inside of a yr, anyone killed him, too. writer and journalist Cory Frye supplies a riveting, special account of those surprising and tragic crimes that haunted Linn County for decades.

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Download Er hätte weiter gemordet: Aufsehenerregende Kriminalfälle by Claudia Puhlfürst PDF

By Claudia Puhlfürst

Die bekannte Krimiautorin Claudia Puhlfürst verlässt auch in ihrem zweiten Buch für Militzke gewohnte Erzählpfade und offeriert dem Leser authentische Kriminalgeschichten. Diesmal hat sie Rechtsmedizinern in ganz Deutschland über die Schultern geschaut und sich deren spannendste Fälle herausgepickt.

Dabei erfährt sie Einzelheiten zu der Mordserie an älteren Frauen in Bremerhaven und nimmt Einblick in die Akten über eine junge Frau aus Sachsen, die behauptet hat, von Neonazis verletzt worden zu sein, als sie ein kleines Mädchen vor deren Übergriffen schützen will. Ihr soll sogar ein Preis für Zivilcourage verliehen werden. Doch es kommen Zweifel an der Geschichte der Frau auf. Die genauen Untersuchungsmethoden der Rechtsmediziner sollen hier Licht ins Dunkel bringen.
Fast kurios muten die autoerotischen Unfälle an, von denen die Mediziner berichten. Doch auch diese Fälle greift Puhlfürst als weiteres aspect der forensischen Arbeit auf und gewährt dem Leser Einblicke in den Obduktionssaal und die Arbeit dort, die sie plastisch und verständlich zu beschreiben vermag.

Gewohnt meisterhaft erzählt Puhlfürst von grauenhaften Morden, aufsehenerregenden Verbrechen und eigentümlichen Todesfällen - eine packende Lektüre.

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Download “Rich Georgian Strangely Shot”: Eugene Grace, “Daisy of the by Tom Hughes PDF

By Tom Hughes

In March 1912, Gene Grace, a tender Atlanta businessman, used to be came upon shot within the locked bed room of his stylish domestic “between the Peachtrees.” Daisy Grace, his flashily dressed Yankee spouse from Philadelphia, was once quickly arrested on a cost of attack with motive to homicide. Gene Grace was once left paralyzed yet, extra importantly, he was once powerless legally. less than Georgia legislation, he couldn't testify opposed to his spouse. Prosecutors have been compelled to depend in its place upon the circumstantial proof of an alleged “diabolical plot.” The Atlanta newspapers—led by means of the Georgian, less than the very new keep watch over of Mr. Hearst, that large of “yellow journalism”—covered the case relentlessly. Papers around the kingdom the drama for months, which concluded with a five-day trial held within the searing warmth of a Georgia summer season. this can be the never-before-told tale of the tragic romance among “the Adonis of a rustic city” and the lady recognized to all as “Daisy of the Leopard Spots.”

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Download Dead and Gone: Classic Crimes of North Carolina by Manly Wade Wellman PDF

By Manly Wade Wellman

Violent dealth is very apt to remind us of lively lifestyles; those ten tales of vintage North Carolina murders which happened among 1808 and 1914 symbolize a miles missed a part of the interesting background of the country. sufferers comprise a accomplice normal, a beautiful orphan lady, a pathetic little boy, and a hugely offensive political boss. The causes are the standard ones -- achieve, revenge, "elimination," and jealousy.

The plaintive historical past and premature loss of life of Naomi clever -- "poor 'Omi" they known as her in Randolph County over 5 generations in the past -- strikingly opposite numbers Dreiser's An American Tragedy; Ida Bell Warren, the veritable woman Macbeth of Forsyth County; the arsenic poisoner of outdated Fayetteville; the abduction of Kenneth Beasley close to the positioning of the misplaced Colony; the just about ideal crime, the homicide of the hated Reconstruction Senator "Chicken" Stephens of Caswell County, which even with the efforts of Claude G. Bowers and others went unsolved for years; the mad jealousy of Frankie Silver of Burke County which ended with sour justice on the finish of the law's noosed rope, the 1st lady hanged within the country -- those and different energetic tales of recognized North Carolina murders make attention-grabbing reading.

The tales, informed with authority and welcoming informality, hire fabric from newspapers, courtroom documents, letters, kin collections, and diverse works of neighborhood heritage. They evoke a sense for a previous time and position in addition to for the untidy occasions themselves.

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Download New Jersey's Lindbergh Kidnapping and Trial (Images of by Mark W. Falzini,James Davidson PDF

By Mark W. Falzini,James Davidson

the abduction and homicide of Charles Lindbergh Jr. and the next arrest, trial, and execution of Bruno Richard Hauptmann have intrigued actual crime buffs for many years. New Jersey's Lindbergh Kidnapping and Trial tells the tale of "the case that by no means dies" via classic pictures. infrequent pictures, many no longer visible because the Nineteen Thirties, will let the reader to event the large police research led by means of New Jersey nation Police superintendent H. Norman Schwarzkopf and the circus-like trial and execution of Bruno Richard Hauptmann.

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Download The Lynching of Teresa Deion Harris: Part 1 by Captain Timothy McDonald PDF

By Captain Timothy McDonald

He used to be a Vietnam veteran, politically and socially energetic with a profitable profession in airline aviation. To outsiders, Captain Timothy McDonald would appear just like the final individual to fall in love with a convicted felon. yet upon assembly Teresa Deion Harris, McDonald quickly earned a distinct contrast, changing into the 1st guy to marry an imprisoned girl serving lifestyles with no parole.

Abused, oppressed, and trapped in a cycle of poverty within the rural South, Harris had lived a existence that was once the other of McDonald’s. however it wasn’t lengthy earlier than McDonald well-known the resemblance among her trial and a modern witch-hunt—complete with accusations of satanic actions and satan worship.

Penned through Captain McDonald himself, The Lynching of Teresa Deion Harris is the tale of the way this not likely couple met and fell in love—and the numerous methods Harris has been failed by way of society, her local people, and the yank legal justice system.

In addition to atmosphere the checklist immediately approximately their romance and eleven-year marriage, this eye-opening ebook finds why McDonald has remained Harris’s greatest supporter to today, examines the natures of modern day lynch mobs, and discusses the matter of mass incarceration within the American South.

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