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Crime Tales

Author : Marteeka Karland
ISBN : 9781365083808
Genre : Fiction
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Nothing is more ruthless than the heart of organized crime. Now, imagine when the ultimate of bad boys find a woman he claims for his own. What would he do to possess her? What would he do to protect her? The hardest men on the face of the earth may be ruthless, yet there is one woman for each of them who can tame their wild souls turning them savage in a whole new way. Take a look at these fascinating tales of the underworld of crime and the men who own it.

Murder New England

Author : M. William Phelps
ISBN : 0762778431
Genre : History
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Recounts murders from New England's history, exploring the motives behind such crimes as the 1879 murders by John Kemmler of his own daughters out of fear they would become prostitutes, and the violent rise of Boston's Mafia in 1931.

Black Dahlia Red Rose The Crime Corruption And Cover Up Of America S Greatest Unsolved Murder

Author : Piu Eatwell
ISBN : 9781631492273
Genre : True Crime
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With startling new evidence, this gripping reexamination of the Black Dahlia murder offers a definitive theory of a quintessential American crime. Los Angeles, 1947. A housewife out for a walk with her baby notices a cloud of black flies buzzing ominously in Leimert Park. An "unsightly object" is identified as the mutilated body of Elizabeth Short, an aspiring starlet from Massachusetts who had been lured west by the siren call of Hollywood. Her killer would never be found, but Short’s death would bring her the fame she had always sought. Her murder investigation transformed into a real-life film noir, featuring corrupt cops, femmes fatales, gun-slinging gangsters, and hungry reporters, replete with an irresistible, legendary moniker adapted from a recent film—The Black Dahlia. For over half a century this crime has maintained an almost mythic place in American lore as one of our most inscrutable cold cases. With the recently unredacted FBI file, newly released sections of the LAPD file, and exclusive interviews with the suspect’s family, relentless legal sleuth Piu Eatwell has gained unprecedented access to evidence and persuasively identified the culprit. Black Dahlia, Red Rose layers these findings into a gritty, cinematic retelling of the haunting tale. As Eatwell chronicles, among the first to arrive at the grisly crime scene was Aggie Underwood, the "tough-as-nails" city editor for the Los Angeles Evening Herald & Express; meanwhile, the chain-smoking city editor for the Los Angeles Examiner, Jimmy Richardson, sent out his own reporters. Eatwell reveals how, through a cutthroat race to break news and sell papers, the public image of Elizabeth Short was distorted from a violated beauty to a "man crazy delinquent." As rumors of various boyfriends circulated, the true story of the complex young woman ricocheting between jobs, lovers, and homes was lost. Instead, kitschy headlines tapped into a wider social anxiety about the city’s "girl problem," and Short’s black chiffon and smoldering gaze become a warning for "loose" women coming of age in postwar America. Applying her own background as a lawyer to the surprising new evidence, Eatwell ultimately exposes many startling clues to the case that have never surfaced in public. From the discovery of Elizabeth’s notebook, inscribed with the name of the city’s most notorious and corrupt businessman, to a valid suspect plucked from the hundreds of "confessing Sams" by a brilliant, well-meaning doctor, Eatwell compellingly captures every "big break" in the police investigation to reveal a truly viable resolution to the case. In rich, atmospheric prose, Eatwell separates fact from fantasy to expose the truth behind the sinewy networks of a noir-tinged Hollywood. Black Dahlia, Red Rose at long last accords the Elizabeth Short case its due resolution, providing a reliable and enduring account of one of the most notorious unsolved murders in American history.

Murder And Menace Riveting True Crime Tales Vol 1

Author : R. Barri Flowers
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Genre : True Crime
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R. Barri Flowers, award-winning criminologist and the bestselling author of Serial Killers & Prostitutes and The Sex Slave Murders, brings together seven of his best previously published true crime stories in a single volume for the first time in this gripping collection. Murder at the Pencil Factory: The Killing of Mary Phagan is a more than a century old tale of child murder, anti-Semitism, racism, and mob violence. Dead at the Saddleworth Moor: The Crimes of Serial Killers Ian Brady & Myra Hindley tells the shocking story of dark fantasies, pornography, rape, and murder in Northern England. The Amityville Massacre: The DeFeo Family's Nightmare is the harrowing real life tale of a mass family murder, by one of their own, in Amityville, New York. Missing or Murdered: The Disappearance of Agnes Tufverson is a puzzling historical mystery involving an attractive New York attorney and her husband, who was a Yugoslav army captain, and a ship bound for Europe but missing a passenger. The Scarborough Rapist: The Vile Crimes of Killers Paul Bernardo & Karla Homolka tells the disturbing tale of a Canadian serial killer couple, rape, and sibling murder. The Pickaxe Killers: The Chilling Tale of Karla Faye Tucker & Daniel Garrett is a frightening story of how vengeance and drug use led to a vicious double murder in Houston, Texas. The Sunset Strip Killers: The Story of Douglas Clark & Carol Mary Bundy is a dark tale of fantasies, prostitution, kidnapping, and serial murder in Hollywood, California. Also included is a bonus excerpt from the author's bestselling true crime book, Serial Killers and Prostitutes, which includes tales on such killers as Jack the Ripper, the Edmonton Serial Killer, Aileen Wuornos, and Kendall Francois. A second bonus is the complete mystery short story, Target of a Killer, that readers are sure to find riveting.

Murder And Menace Riveting True Crime Tales Vol 3

Author : R. Barri Flowers
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Genre : True Crime
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R. Barri Flowers, award-winning criminologist and bestselling author of Serial Killers & Prostitutes and The Sex Slave Murders, brings together six of his best previously published true crime stories in this captivating third volume of Murder and Menace: Riveting True Crime Tales. Murder of the Banker's Daughter: The Killing of Marion Parker tells the tragic story of a child's abduction in Los Angeles in 1927, her brutal murder, and the intense manhunt for and capture of a young and elusive killer. Murder in Calaveras County: The Horrific Tale of Serial Killers Leonard Lake and Charles Ng recounts the vicious crimes of the deadly pair in in Calaveras County, California, during the mid-1980s, including kidnapping, rape, torture, and videotaping their murdered victims. The Xerox Repairman Mass Killer: The Story of Byran Koji Uyesugi is the disturbing tale of Honolulu, Hawaii's worst mass murder as a disgruntled employee opened fire on coworkers in a tragic case of workplace violence that reverberated around the country. The "Sinful" and "Folsom Wolf" Killers: The Tale of James Marlow and Cynthia Coffman relives the cross-country rape, robbery, and killing spree of a career criminal and white supremacist and a troubled woman before their terror came to an end. Murder in Mission Hill: The Tale of Carol Stuart and Charles Stuart is the heartbreaking story of a pregnant Boston lawyer's untimely death, uxoricide, use of the race card to mislead authorities, and the unraveling of the murder mystery to a shocking conclusion. The Boney and Claude Murders: The Serial Crimes of Alvin Neelley and Judith Ann Neelley tells the twisted story of a serial killer couple who likened themselves to Bonnie and Clyde in the modern era as they tortured and murdered their victims till justice was served. Included is a bonus excerpt from the historical true crime reference book, Murders in the United States: Crimes, Killers and Victims of the Twentieth Century, by R. Barri and H. Loraine Flowers. Other bonus excerpts include the bestselling crime thriller novel, Before He Kills Again, and the psychological thriller novel, Killer in The Woods, by R. Barri Flowers. A bonus short story mystery thriller, Kill and Say Goodbye, is also included with the collection. Be sure to read as well the first two gripping volumes of Murder and Menace: Riveting True Crime Tales, available in eBook, print, and audio.

Murder And Menace Riveting True Crime Tales Vol 2

Author : R. Barri Flowers
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Genre : True Crime
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R. Barri Flowers, award-winning criminologist and the bestselling author of Serial Killers & Prostitutes and The Sex Slave Murders, brings together seven of his best previously published true crime stories in this captivating second volume of Murder and Menace: Riveting True Crime Tales. Mass Murder in the Sky: The Bombing of Flight 629 tells the unbelievable and horrifying tale for all aboard a United Air Lines plane in 1955 when an act of vengeance by a ruthless and unlikely killer is carried out. Killers of the Lonely Hearts: The Tale of Serial Killers Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck is the gripping story of sex, jealousy, and preying on lonely women by murderous con artist lovers during the 1940s and the ultimate price they paid. Murder of a Star Quarterback: The Tragic Tale of Steve McNair and Sahel Kazemi tells the riveting story of an NFL sports legend, his young mistress, jealousy, money, and desperation that spins dangerously out of control in Nashville, leading to deadly results. Murder on Cromwell Street: The Chilling Story of Serial Killers Fred and Rosemary West chronicles the twisted lives of Britain's most infamous serial killer couple and the horrors they inflicted upon their young female captives, including bondage and murder, over two decades before the terror finally came to an end. The Gold Special Train Robbery: Deadly Crimes of the D'Autremont Brothers tells the harrowing story of a daring robbery by determined siblings in search of gold on the Southern Pacific Railroad Express Train bound for San Francisco in 1923 that ended in murder and mayhem. The Most Wanted Killers: The Serial Crimes of Alton Coleman and Debra Denise Brown relives the frightening rape, robbery, and murder spree by an African American serial killer couple over a two month stretch, while making the FBI's Most Wanted List. Murder in Bellevue: The Killing of Alan and Diane Johnson tells the horrific tale of an Idaho couple who were gunned down in their own home in a shocking and unforgettable case of family violence that turned deadly. Also included is a bonus excerpt from the author's bestselling true crime book, The Sex Slave Murders: The True Story of Serial Killers Gerald and Charlene Gallego, a deadly married couple who preyed upon teenage girls and young women to fulfill perverted sex slave fantasies. Other bonus excerpts include, Dead in Kihei, from the Eddie Naku Maui Mystery series and a noir mystery short story, The Wrong End of a Gun, by R. Barri Flowers. Stay tuned for the upcoming third volume of Murder and Menace: Riveting True Crime Tales.

Four Shocking True Crime Tales

Author : Fred Rosen
ISBN : 9781504048040
Genre : True Crime
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Four bizarre true crime stories about serial killers, murder sprees, sideshows, and church pulpits in one sensational volume. These grizzly true crime books by a former New York Times columnist chronicle four shocking and disturbing cases. Body Dump: Few people in Poughkeepsie, New York, paid mind when prostitutes started vanishing off the streets. Nor did anyone have hard evidence to link the disappearances to suspect Kendall Francois, a slovenly middle school hall monitor nicknamed Stinky. Then, one woman escaped his house of horrors and led authorities to the ghastly secrets hidden in Francois’s attic. Flesh Collectors: When social misfit Jeremiah Rodgers and racist devil-worshipper Jonathan Lawrence met in a Florida penal system mental hospital, they discovered a mutual lust for sadism. Then, they were released. What followed was a thrill-killing spree of murder, rape, and cannibalism—the makings of an “unforgettable . . . true crime classic” (Dan Zupansky, host of Blog Talk Radio’s True Murder). Lobster Boy: With his lobster-claw hands and stunted legs, Grady Stiles Jr. traveled the carnival circuit as Lobster Boy. He was also a violently dangerous husband and father who had been convicted once before of murder. After years of abuse, his wife—a sideshow wonder known as the Electrified Girl—fought back with a murder-for-hire. Deacon of Death: By day, Sam Smithers, deacon of the Baptist church in Plant City, Florida, was a family man beyond reproach. By night, he was a sex-addicted killer who trolled for prostitutes. When the decomposed bodies of two women were found off a rural road in Tampa, no one suspected the clergyman. Then one day, a local woman saw sweet Mr. Smithers cleaning his bloody axe.

Fatal Deceptions

Author : Joe Sharkey
ISBN : 9781504047197
Genre : True Crime
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This collection by a New York Times journalist gathers three horrifying true accounts of crimes of passion, ambition, and fear. Author Joe Sharkey delivers three gripping accounts of betrayal and murder in this compelling American true crime collection. Above Suspicion: Soon to be a major motion picture starring Emilia Clarke and Jack Huston, this true account tells the story of the only FBI agent to confess to murder. Assigned to Pikeville, Kentucky, rookie Mike Putnam cultivated paid informants and busted drug rings and bank robbers. But when one informant fell in love with the bureau’s rising star, their passionate affair ended with murder. Deadly Greed: On October 23, 1989, Charles Stuart reported that he and his seven-months-pregnant wife, Carol, had been robbed and shot by a black male. By the time police arrived, Carol was dead, and soon the baby was lost as well. Stuart then identified a suspect: Willie Bennett. The attack incited a furor during a time of heightened racial tension in the community. But even more appalling, Stuart’s story was a hoax—he was the true killer. Death Sentence: John List was working as the vice president of a Jersey City bank and had moved his mother, wife, and three teenage children into a nineteen-room mansion in Westfield, New Jersey when he lost his job and everything changed. Fearing financial ruin and the corruption of his children’s souls by the free-spirited 1970s, he came up with a terrifying solution: He would shoot his entire family and vanish, taking on a new life and a new identity.

Murder Chronicles A Collection Of Chilling True Crime Tales

Author : R. Barri Flowers
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Genre : True Crime
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From award winning criminologist R. Barri Flowers and the bestselling author of The Sex Slave Murders 1 & 2, Serial Killer Couples, and Murder of the Banker’s Daughter comes Murder Chronicles, a gripping collection of true crime tales. The collection includes ten compelling stories of murder, madness, and mayhem that span more than a century of American history and homicidal criminality that will keep you reading from beginning to end. 1. Murder at the Pencil Factory: The Killing of Mary Phagan - 100 Years Later, the brutal murder of a young girl turn locals into vigilantes out for justice. 2. The "Gold Special" Train Robbery: Deadly Crimes of the D'Autremont Brothers, a daring train robbery by a trio of brother bandits goes wrong and turns deadly. 3. Murder of the Banker's Daughter: The Killing of Marion Parker, a brazen abduction of a schoolgirl turns tragic as authorities hunt for the killer. 4. Mass Murder in the Sky: The Bombing of Flight 629, a mother’s Christmas gift turns deadly, exploding in an airliner above Denver, with a domestic terrorist on loose. 5. The Amityville Massacre: The DeFeo Family's Nightmare, family is shot to death by a killer too close to home. Inspiration for The Amityville Horror movies. 6. The Pickaxe Killers: Karla Faye Tucker & Daniel Garrett, pair of killers seek revenge and pay the price themselves. 7. Murderous Tandem: James Gregory Marlow and Cynthia Coffman, two killers pick off victims one by one till brought to justice. 8. Murder in Mission Hill: The Disturbing Tale of Carol Stuart & Charles Stuart, a wife’s murder draws national attention with an unlikely killer on the loose. 9. Murder in Bellevue: The Killing of Alan and Diane Johnson, in a case of parricide, a teenage girl’s obsession turns deadly. 10. Murder of a Star Quarterback: The Tragic Tale of Steve McNair & Sahel Kazemi, adultery, jealousy, fame, and fortune turn deadly for a well-known ex-football great. Bonus material includes excerpts from bestselling true crime books by R. Barri Flowers, The Sex Slave Murders and Serial Killer Couples. Follow the author in Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Goodreads, LibraryThing, YouTube, Flickr, Wikipedia, and www.rbarriflowers.net and www.rbarriflowers.com.

The Complete Short Stories 69 Horror Crime Tales

Author : Edgar Allan Poe
ISBN : 9788026808411
Genre : Fiction
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This carefully crafted ebook: “The Complete Short Stories: 69 Horror & Crime Tales” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. This collection comprises 69 short stories - all of the stories Poe is known to have written. Table of contents: The Bargain Lost (1831), Loss of Breath (1831), A Dream (1831), The Duc de L’Omelette (1831), Metzengerstein (1831), A Tale of Jerusalem (1831), The Assignation (1833), Four Beasts in One (1833), Manuscript Found in a Bottle (1833), A Parable (1833), Silence — A Fable (1833), Berenice (1835), Bon-Bon (1835), King Pest (1835), Lionizing (1835), Morella (1835), The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaal (1835), Mystification (1837), Why the Little Frenchman Wears His Hand in a Sling (1837), How to Write a Blackwood Article (1838), Ligeia (1838), The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion (1839), The Devil in the Belfry (1839), The Fall of the House of Usher (1839), The Man That Was Used Up (1839), William Wilson (1839), The Journal of Julius Rodman (1839-1840), The Business Man (1840), Lionizing (1835), The Man of the Crowd (1840), The Colloquy of Monos and Una (1841), A Descent into the Maelström (1841), Eleonora (1841), The Island of the Fay (1841), The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1841), Never Bet the Devil Your Head (1841), Three Sundays in a Week (1841), The Black Cat (1842), The Domain of Arnheim (1842), The Masque of the Red Death (1842), The Oval Portrait (1842), The Pit and the Pendulum (1842), The Tell-Tale Heart (1842), Diddling Considered as One of the Exact Sciences (1843), The Gold-Bug (1843), The Angel of the Odd (1844), The Balloon-Hoax (1844), The Literary Life of Thingum Bob, Esq. (1844), Mesmeric Revelation (1844), The Oblong Box (1844), The Purloined Letter (1844), The Premature Burial (1844), Some Words with a Mummy (1844), The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether (1844), A Tale of the Ragged Mountains (1844), The Spectacles (1844), Thou Art the Man (1844), The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherazade (1844), The Imp of the Perverse (1845), The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar (1845), The Power of Words (1845), The Sphinx (1845), The Cask of Amontillado (1846), Landor’s Cottage (1848), Mellonta Tauta (1848), Von Kempelen and His Discovery (1849), The Mystery of Marie Roget (1842-1843). Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American short-story writer, poet, critic, and editor . Edgar Allan Poe's tales of mystery and horror initiated the modern detective story, and the atmosphere in his tales of horror is unrivaled in American fiction. His The Raven (1845) numbers among the best-known poems in national literature.

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