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A Place Of Execution

Author : Val McDermid
ISBN : 9781429907033
Genre : Fiction
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Winter 1963: two children have disappeared off the streets of Manchester; the murderous careers of Myra Hindley and Ian Brady have begun. On a freezing day in December, another child goes missing: thirteen-year-old Alison Carter vanishes from her town, an insular community that distrusts the outside world. For the young George Bennett, a newly promoted inspector, it is the beginning of his most difficult and harrowing case: a murder with no body, an investigation with more dead ends and closed faces than he'd have found in the anonymity of the inner city, and an outcome which reverberates through the years. Decades later he finally tells his story to journalist Catherine Heathcote, but just when the book is poised for publication, Bennett unaccountably tries to pull the plug. He has new information which he refuses to divulge, new information that threatens the very foundations of his existence. Catherine is forced to re-investigate the past, with results that turn the world upside down. A Greek tragedy in modern England, Val McDermid's A Place of Execution is a taut psychological thriller that explores, exposes and explodes the border between reality and illusion in a multi-layered narrative that turns expectations on their head and reminds us that what we know is what we do not know. A Place of Execution is winner of the 2000 Los Angeles Times Book Prize and a 2001 Edgar Award Nominee for Best Novel.

A Place Of Execution

Author : Val McDermid
ISBN : 0008373167
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A riveting psychological thriller, now a major ITV drama, from the Number One bestselling Queen of crime fiction Val McDermid. In the Peak District village of Scarsdale, thirteen-year-old girls didn't just run away. So when Alison Carter vanished in the winter of '63, everyone knew it was a murder. Catherine Heathcote remembers the case well. A child herself when Alison vanished, decades on she still recalls the sense of fear as parents kept their children close, terrified of strangers. Now a journalist, she persuades DI George Bennett to speak of the hunt for Alison, the tantalizing leads and harrowing dead ends. But when a fresh lead emerges, Bennett tries to stop the story - plunging Catherine into a world of buried secrets and revelations.

A Global History Of Execution And The Criminal Corpse

Author : Richard Ward
ISBN : 9781137444011
Genre : History
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Through studies of beheaded Irish traitors, smugglers hung in chains on the English coast, suicides subjected to the surgeon's knife in Dresden and the burial of executed Nazi war criminals, this volume provides a fresh perspective on the history of capital punishment. The chapters 'Introduction: A Global History of Execution and the Criminal Corpse' and 'The Gibbet in the Landscape: Locating the Criminal Corpse in Mid-Eighteenth-Century England' are open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.

The Trial And Execution For Petit Treason Of Mark And Phillis Slaves Of Capt John Codman

Author : Abner Goodell
ISBN : 9785040827985
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Exposition Of The Old And New Testament

Author : Matthew Henry
ISBN : BCUL:1099109871
Genre : Bible
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The First Trial Conviction And Execution For Murder In Lebanon County Pa

Author : Samuel P. Heilman
ISBN : HARVARD:32044032205304
Genre : Social Science
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Papers

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
ISBN : OXFORD:555094265
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The English Execution Narrative 1200 1700

Author : Katherine Royer
ISBN : 9781317319788
Genre : History
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Royer examines the changing ritual of execution across five centuries and discovers a shift both in practice and in the message that was sent to the population at large. She argues that what began as a show of retribution and revenge became a ceremonial portrayal of redemption as the political, religious and cultural landscape of England evolved.

Rites Of Execution Capital Punishment And The Transformation Of American Culture 1776 1865

Author : Riverside Louis P. Masur Professor of History University of California
ISBN : 9780198021582
Genre : History
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Between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries, Western societies abandoned public executions in favor of private punishments, primarily confinement in penitentiaries and private executions. The transition, guided by a reconceptualization of the causes of crime, the nature of authority, and the purposes of punishment, embodied the triumph of new sensibilities and the reconstitution of cultural values throughout the Western world. This study examines the conflict over capital punishment in the United States and the way it transformed American culture between the Revolution and the Civil War. Relating the gradual shift in rituals of punishment and attitudes toward discipline to the emergence of a middle class culture that valued internal restraints and private punishments, Masur traces the changing configuration of American criminal justice. He examines the design of execution day in the Revolutionary era as a spectacle of civil and religious order, the origins of organized opposition to the death penalty and the invention of the penitentiary, the creation of private executions, reform organizations' commitment to social activism, and the competing visions of humanity and society lodged at the core of the debate over capital punishment. A fascinating and thoughtful look at a topic that remains of burning interest today, Rites of Execution will attract a wide range of scholarly and general readers.

Multistate And Multinational Estate Planning

Author : Jeffrey A. Schoenblum
ISBN : 0808092286
Genre : Business & Economics
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Multistate and Multinational Guide to Estate Planning analyzes the legal aspects of individual wealth transfers across state and national boundaries. In addition, the Guide seeks to develop workable strategies for the attorney involved with a multijurisdictional client.

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