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Missing or Murdered in Missouri: Unsolved and Solved Cases

Unsolved and Solved Cases

Author: Barbara Kemm-Highton

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465346230

Category: True Crime

Page: 216

View: 2948

Like most other states, Missouri has a growing list of cold cases. Three women vanish from a home in Springfield in 1992 on high school graduation night. A young woman is abducted in Ava and murdered after mowing a church cemetery. A 9 year-old disappears and her body is found in 1975. A nurse and her children are killed in their home in a quiet new subdivision, and two mothers have vanished without a trace. An elderly woman who has been featured on the album cover of a popular band is murdered in her Aldrich home. Just as solved cold cases have become popularized in a variety of television documentaries, Missouri cases are also becoming closed. DNA has been the smoking gun in one 25 year-old homicide and has sent a prominent businessman to prison. People are talking and in the case of a 15 year-old murdered in 1982, there have been convictions. Surveillance tapes and cell phones have been added to the arsenal of evidence. Files are being revised and the media is featuring their stories again. These are some of the victims cases and their families who press on and the organizations, detectives, and experts who support them.

Die Bestie von Florenz

Author: Douglas Preston,Mario Spezi

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426411016

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 5867

Douglas Preston will einen schönen Sommer in der Toskana verbringen – doch dann erfährt er von einer spektakulären Mordserie. Die Bestie von Florenz hat sieben Paare brutal ermordet, und trotz langjähriger Polizeiarbeit, unzähligen Verdächtigen und Verurteilungen scheinen die Verbrechen noch nicht aufgeklärt zu sein. Gemeinsam mit dem italienischen Journalisten Mario Spezi beginnt Douglas Preston zu recherchieren. Die beiden decken nicht nur Ermittlungsfehler und Ungereimtheiten der italienischen Rechtsprechung auf, sondern geraten selbst in das Fadenkreuz der Ermittler. Der internationale Bestseller exklusiv im Knaur Taschenbuch: eine faszinierende und schockierende Anatomie des Verbrechens! Die Bestie von Florenz von Douglas Preston · Mario Spezi: Spannung pur im eBook!

alias Grace

Roman

Author: Margaret Atwood

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 349297743X

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

View: 4040

Toronto, 1843: Das junge Dienstmädchen Grace wird mit sechzehn des Doppelmordes an ihren Arbeitgebern schuldig gesprochen. In letzter Sekunde wandelt das Gericht ihr Todesurteil in eine lebenslange Gefängnisstrafe um. Sie verbringt Jahre hinter Gittern, bis man sie schließlich entlässt. Im Haushalt des Anstaltdirektors begegnet sie dem Nervenarzt Simon, der ihrer Geschichte auf den Grund gehen will: Ist Grace eine gemeingefährliche Verbrecherin oder unschuldig? Margaret Atwood hat einen Roman von hypnotischer Spannung geschrieben, der die Geschichte einer realen Gestalt, einer der berüchtigtsten Frauen Kanadas erzählt.

Niemand wird sie finden

Author: Caleb Roehrig

Publisher: cbj Verlag

ISBN: 3641185645

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 416

View: 1285

Zwei können ein Geheimnis bewahren – wenn einer von beiden tot ist Flynns Freundin January ist verschwunden. Die Polizei vermutet ein Verbrechen und stellt Fragen, die Flynn nicht beantworten kann. Alle Augen sind auf ihn gerichtet, schließlich war – ist – er ihr Freund und sie waren in der Nacht vor ihrem Verschwinden zusammen ... Ein grausamer Mord scheint die naheliegende Erklärung zu sein. Doch die Aussagen von Mitschülern und Freunden zeichnen ein völlig fremdes Bild von dem Mädchen, das Flynn so gut zu kennen glaubte. Er muss herausfinden, was mit January geschehen ist, ohne dabei zu verraten, dass er ebenfalls ein Geheimnis hat. Vor seinen Eltern. Vor seinen Freunden. Und vor allem vor sich selbst ...

Crime Classification Manual

A Standard System for Investigating and Classifying Violent Crimes

Author: John Douglas,Ann W. Burgess,Allen G. Burgess,Robert K. Ressler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118047187

Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

View: 1734

Die Stadt und die Stadt

Roman

Author: China Miéville

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 383870701X

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 7072

Zwei Städte - geeint und doch entzweit. Die Bewohner werden erzogen, einander nicht zu sehen. Das unerlaubte Betreten der jeweils andere Stadt zieht schwerste Strafen nach sich. Ein ganz alltägliches Szenario für Kommissar Borlú. Eines Tages wird in Borlús Stadt eine Frauenleiche gefunden. Der Mord stellt ihn vor ein Rätsel. Denn die Tote hätte niemals in seiner Stadt auftauchen dürfen. Offenbar hat der Mörder gegen die Regeln verstoßen: Er hat die Leiche von der einen Stadt in die andere geschafft, ohne Alarm auszulösen. Will Borlú den Fall lösen, bleibt ihm nur ein einziger Weg: Er muss allein in die verbotene Zwillingsstadt, um das Ungesehene sichtbar zu machen ...

The Encyclopedia of Unsolved Crimes

Author: Michael Newton

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438119143

Category: Crime

Page: 449

View: 9969

Over 800 entries examine the facts, evidence, and leading theories of a variety of unsolved murders, robberies, kidnappings, serial killings, disappearances, and other crimes.

Schneemann

Kriminalroman

Author: Jo Nesbø,Günther Frauenlob

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548281230

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 488

View: 1367

7. Folge mit dem älonesome wolfä Harry Hole aus Oslo: Es geht um Morde, die meistens Frauen treffen, die ihren Männern ein Kind untergeschoben haben. Zu ihnen kommt äder Schneemannä. Schliesslich geraten auch Hole und seine Ex Rakel ins Visier des Mörders.

Dark Places - Gefährliche Erinnerung

Thriller

Author: Gillian Flynn

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104027854

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 8367

DER ZWEITE ROMAN VON GILLIAN FLYNN - AUTORIN DES MEGA-BESTSELLERS »Gone Girl« Sie war sieben, als die Schüsse fielen. Als sie in die kalte Nacht hinauslief und sich versteckte. Als ihre Mutter und ihre beiden Schwestern umgebracht wurden. Als ihre Zeugenaussage ihren Bruder hinter Gitter brachte. Jetzt, 25 Jahre später, ist aus Libby Day eine verbitterte, einsame Frau geworden, deren Leben eigentlich keines mehr ist. Doch inzwischen gibt es Leute, die an der Schuld ihres Bruders zweifeln. Libby muss noch einmal ihre Vergangenheit aufrollen: Was hat sie in jener verhängnisvollen Nacht wirklich gesehen? Ihre Erinnerungen bringen sie in Lebensgefahr – so wie damals.

The Encyclopedia of Unsolved Crimes, Checkmark Books, 2004

The Encyclopedia of Unsolved Crimes

Author: Michael Newton-Fact on File

Publisher: Bukupedia

ISBN: 0816049807

Category: True Crime

Page: 350

View: 6554

It is not true, as pop star Bonnie Tyler suggests in her hit song “Driving Me Wild,” that everyone loves a mystery. While fictional enigmas exert an enduring appeal, from the Sherlock Holmes adventures penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to the best-selling novels of Patricia Cornwell, real-life mysteries are something else entirely. Police officers and prosecutors hate mysteries, preferring their criminal cases tied up into neat, easily explained packages. Defense attorneys generally share that sentiment—unless a phantom suspect helps win an acquittal in court. Friends and family of crime victims or missing persons crave nothing more than an absence of doubt. Archaeologists, psychologists, medical researchers, “intelligence” agents—all these and more devote their lives to the proposition that no riddle should remain unsolved. And yet . . . These plentiful exceptions notwithstanding, there is something in an unsolved mystery that appeals to many of us. Some go so far as to publicly hope that this or that classic case will never be solved, comparing mysterious cases to gaily wrapped presents forever unopened, never losing their appeal for armchair detectives. When the package is opened, its contents revealed, no amount of excitement or pleasure can ward off the inevitable letdown. We want to see the gift, possess it . . . but perhaps not yet. In the real world, as it happens, unsolved mysteries are distressingly common. The solution rate for U.S. murders has declined from 90-odd percent in the late 1950s to an average 70 percent (and less, in some regions) a half century later. Lesser crimes are even more likely to go unsolved. Fewer than half of all rapes are reported to authorities, much less “cleared” by arrest and conviction. Thousands of thefts go unsolved every year; the number unreported (or unnoticed, for that matter) is unknown. Authorities cannot agree on the number of children who vanish yearly in America, much less on what has become of them. As for missing adults, barring obvious signs of foul play, no agency even attempts to keep track of the lost. In the face of those odds, a curious researcher may be startled to learn how many cases do get solved (albeit slowly in some cases, taking years or even decades). During preparation of this volume, latebreaking investigations forced deletion of various tantalizing cases, including (but not limited to) the following: • A stalker of prostitutes in Vancouver, British Columbia, theoretically linked to the disappearance of 67 victims since the 1970s; • Seattle’s “Green River Killer,” blamed for the deaths of 49 women between 1982 and 1984; • The stabbing deaths of at least eight gay men, murdered around Chesapeake, Virginia, between 1987 and 1995; • A series of hit-and-run murders that claimed two female joggers and a male bicyclist during 1991, in Porterville, California; • New York’s “Last Call Killer,” linked to the slayings of five men, lured from gay bars and dismembered before their remains were scattered along New Jersey highways in 1991–92; • The mysterious deaths of 48 patients at Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia, Missouri, between January and August 1992; • The grisly deaths of three Minneapolis prostitutes in 1996, stabbed and beaten before they were doused with gasoline and set afire in Theodore Wirth Park; • The kidnap-murders of three adolescent girls at Spotsylvania, Virginia, in 1996–97. Homicide investigators frequently remind us that the first 24 to 48 hours are critical to solving a crime, but these cases and others like them, cracked long after the fact, serve as a daily reminder that justice is often delayed. “Cold” cases can be solved by discovery of new evidence, by confession—and, increasingly, by the scientific miracle of DNA profiling. That said, what constitutes an unsolved case? Typically, the term applies to a crime in which no suspects are identified, but that need not be the case. Some crimes are “cleared” by arrest and conviction of an innocent suspect, whether by chance or through a deliberate frame-up, thus leaving the real offender at large. Others, some notorious, remain technically unsolved after a known offender was acquitted by a biased or dim-witted jury. In some cases, authorities have branded a suspect as guilty on the flimsiest of evidence and without benefit of trial. Other crimes are “solved” by confessions that, upon closer examination, seem to be the product of police coercion or disordered minds. For purposes of this volume, we shall consider unsolved cases to include: • Crimes in which no suspect is identified; • Cases in which the offender is known to police or the public but cannot be charged for lack of concrete evidence; • Miscarriages of justice, including cases wherein innocent suspects are convicted (or otherwise officially blamed), and those in which guilty parties are wrongfully acquitted. Cases in the text are alphabetically arranged, most often by the victim’s name, although some headers refer to an event (e.g., St. Valentine’s Day Massacre) or to the popular nickname of an unidentified offender (e.g., “Jack the Ripper”). Cases with multiple victims are identified either by the geographical location (e.g., Atlanta child murders) or by some recognized media label (e.g., “Golden Years murders”). Blind entries link individual victims to entries profiling a serial murder or similar crimes (e.g., Eddowes, Catherine: See “Jack the Ripper”). References within the text to subjects possessing their own discrete entries appear in SMALL-CAPITAL LETTERS. Special thanks are owed to David Frasier, friend, author, and reference librarian extraordinaire at Indiana University in Bloomington; to William A. Kingman, for sharing his insight on the case of the New Orleans Axeman; and to Heather Locken. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy in the text that follows. Anyone with further knowledge of the cases covered—or of unsolved crimes in general—is invited to contact the author, in care of Facts On File. The Encyclopedia of Unsolved Crimes x Entries

The Unsolved Murder of Adam Walsh

Book Two: Finding the Victim. The body identified as Adam Walsh is not him. Is Adam still alive? A deep investigation into the crime that launched “America’s Most Wanted”

Author: Arthur Jay Harris

Publisher: Arthur Jay Harris

ISBN: 1484167627

Category: True Crime

Page: 439

View: 3497

THE UNSOLVED MURDER OF ADAM WALSH IS A TWO-BOOK SERIES ALSO READ BOOK ONE: FINDING THE KILLER Six-year-old Adam Walsh disappeared from the toy department of a Sears in Hollywood, Florida, in 1981. Two weeks later and 125 miles away, a child’s severed head was found and identified as Adam. His parents, Reve and John Walsh, deeply grieved and dedicated their lives going forward to helping find other parents’ children who had gone missing. In 2008, 27 years later, police announced at a live televised press conference that they’d finally solved the case, blaming the kidnapping and murder on a by-then dead man. Because of that there could never be a trial. All of that is true. But virtually everything else that you think you know about this famous case is wrong. In 1983, 25 years earlier, that suspect had volunteered a confession that he’d killed Adam Walsh. But the police then had deeply investigated his story and couldn’t verify anything he’d said, not even that he’d been within 400 miles of the area. In 2008, when a new Hollywood Police chief closed the case, he admitted they had no new evidence. What the new chief didn’t mention was that by then he had six separate police witnesses who’d been at the shopping mall on that day in 1981, and had since spoken up. Most had seen Adam; all had seen a much more likely suspect -- Jeffrey Dahmer. A microfilmed Miami police report the author found and had previously shown to the Walsh detectives proved that Dahmer was then living just a few miles from the Sears. Dahmer’s boss told the author that the prompt for the report was that Dahmer had told him he’d just found the body of a homeless man behind the store. Yes, bad luck, Jeffrey Dahmer found a dead body. 1981 was 10 years before Milwaukee police found severed heads in Dahmer’s refrigerator and arrested him as a serial killer. He said he’d killed his first victim in 1978. Even worse, it turned out that the identification of the child as Adam had been slapdash and suspect. The Walsh parents weren’t present for it; John Walsh wrote years later that he’d never viewed even photographs of the remains. A family friend had been present for the ID, and Walsh wrote that his first impression had been that it wasn’t Adam. Because the remains were only a severed head, there were no fingerprints, and forensic DNA was still years away. The pathologist making the identification did it strictly by teeth, but he admitted he wasn’t a dental expert. Dental X-rays, when available, are a standard for comparison, but he didn’t have them. He also had a forensic dentist available but never consulted him. A medical examiner in another regional office performed the autopsy, but he also never consulted a forensic dentist. Worse again, that medical examiner never wrote and submitted an autopsy report, as state laws and guidelines require. That perhaps never happens. Had police ever charged any live defendant with murder in this case, prosecutors in court would have been handcuffed to prove that the dead child was Adam. The case likely then would have ended. Why all the misdirection? Did Dahmer take Adam? Is Adam even dead, is that someone else’s child? Could Adam be… alive? Fifteen years of continuing research. Author’s story appeared in 2007 on ABC Primetime, and in 2010 on a Sunday front page of The Miami Herald. “I never, and to my knowledge no one in the office, prepared a report on the head of Adam Walsh.” -- 2010 email from Dr. Ronald K. Wright, in 1981 the Chief Broward County Medical Examiner, who performed the autopsy on the remains of the child previously identified as Adam Walsh, when asked if he had a personal copy of Adam Walsh’s autopsy report that neither the Medical Examiner’s Office nor the police had. “There’s no way in hell.” -- A Florida forensic dentist, viewing the teeth in both the last picture of Adam Walsh and the remains of the child identified as him, responding to the question of whether they could be the same child. Other forensic dentists shown the same material agreed.

Das verlorene Mädchen

Roman

Author: Heather Young

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641191378

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 7238

Minnesota 1935: Die Familie Evans verbringt ihren Sommerurlaub mit ihren drei kleinen Töchtern Emily, Lucy und Lilith in einem Haus am See. Was paradiesisch beginnt, endet in einer Katastrophe: Die sechsjährige Emily verschwindet eines Tages spurlos. 64 Jahre später: Ihr ganzes Leben hat Lucy das Geheimnis um Emily mit sich herumgetragen. Doch als sie stirbt, hinterlässt sie ihrer Großnichte Justine ein Notizbuch mit Hinweisen, was damals geschah. Justines älteste Tochter Melanie ist von der Geschichte geradezu besessen. Um jeden Preis will sie die ganze Wahrheit erfahren. Aber manchmal ist es besser, die Toten ruhen zu lassen ...

The Encyclopedia of Unsolved Crimes, Michael Newton, 2009

The Encyclopedia of Unsolved Crimes

Author: Fact on File, Inc

Publisher: Bukupedia

ISBN: N.A

Category: True Crime

Page: 350

View: 6219

Introduction It is not true, as pop star Bonnie Tyler suggests in her hit song “Driving Me Wild,” that everyone loves a mystery. While fictional enigmas exert an enduring appeal, from the Sherlock Holmes adventures penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to the best-selling novels of Patricia Cornwell, real-life mysteries are something else entirely. Police officers and prosecutors hate mysteries, preferring their criminal cases tied up into neat, easily explained packages. Defense attorneys generally share that sentiment—unless a phantom suspect helps win an acquittal in court. Friends and family of crime victims or missing persons crave nothing more than an absence of doubt. Archaeologists, psychologists, medical researchers, “intelligence” agents—all these and more devote their lives to the proposition that no riddle should remain unsolved. And yet . . . These plentiful exceptions notwithstanding, there is something in an unsolved mystery that appeals to many of us. Some go so far as to publicly hope that this or that classic case will never be solved, comparing mysterious cases to gaily wrapped presents forever unopened, never losing their appeal for armchair detectives. When the package is opened, its contents revealed, no amount of excitement or pleasure can ward off the inevitable letdown. We want to see the gift, possess it . . . but perhaps not yet. In the real world, as it happens, unsolved mysteries are distressingly common. The solution rate for U.S. murders has declined from 90-odd percent in the late 1950s to an average 70 percent (and less, in some regions) a half century later. Lesser crimes are even more likely to go unsolved. Fewer than half of all rapes are reported to authorities, much less “cleared” by arrest and conviction. Thousands of thefts go unsolved every year; the number unreported (or unnoticed, for that matter) is unknown. Authorities cannot agree on the number of children who vanish yearly in America, much less on what has become of them. As for missing adults, barring obvious signs of foul play, no agency even attempts to keep track of the lost. In the face of those odds, a curious researcher may be startled to learn how many cases do get solved (albeit slowly in some cases, taking years or even decades). During preparation of this volume, latebreaking investigations forced deletion of various tantalizing cases, including (but not limited to) the following: • A stalker of prostitutes in Vancouver, British Columbia, theoretically linked to the disappearance of 67 victims since the 1970s; • Seattle’s “Green River Killer,” blamed for the deaths of 49 women between 1982 and 1984; • The stabbing deaths of at least eight gay men, murdered around Chesapeake, Virginia, between 1987 and 1995; • A series of hit-and-run murders that claimed two female joggers and a male bicyclist during 1991, in Porterville, California; • New York’s “Last Call Killer,” linked to the slayings of five men, lured from gay bars and dismembered before their remains were scattered along New Jersey highways in 1991–92; • The mysterious deaths of 48 patients at Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia, Missouri, between January and August 1992; • The grisly deaths of three Minneapolis prostitutes in 1996, stabbed and beaten before they were doused with gasoline and set afire in Theodore Wirth Park; • The kidnap-murders of three adolescent girls at Spotsylvania, Virginia, in 1996–97. Homicide investigators frequently remind us that the first 24 to 48 hours are critical to solving a crime, but these cases and others like them, cracked long after the fact, serve as a daily reminder that justice is often delayed. “Cold” cases can be solved by discovery of new evidence, by confession—and, increasingly, by the scientific miracle of DNA profiling. That said, what constitutes an unsolved case? Typically, the term applies to a crime in which no suspects are identified, but that need not be the case. Some crimes are “cleared” by arrest and conviction of an innocent suspect, whether by chance or through a deliberate frame-up, thus leaving the real offender at large. Others, some notorious, remain technically unsolved after a known offender was acquitted by a biased or dim-witted jury. In some cases, authorities have branded a suspect as guilty on the flimsiest of evidence and without benefit of trial. Other crimes are “solved” by confessions that, upon closer examination, seem to be the product of police coercion or disordered minds. For purposes of this volume, we shall consider unsolved cases to include: • Crimes in which no suspect is identified; • Cases in which the offender is known to police or the public but cannot be charged for lack of concrete evidence; • Miscarriages of justice, including cases wherein innocent suspects are convicted (or otherwise officially blamed), and those in which guilty parties are wrongfully acquitted. Cases in the text are alphabetically arranged, most often by the victim’s name, although some headers refer to an event (e.g., St. Valentine’s Day Massacre) or to the popular nickname of an unidentified offender (e.g., “Jack the Ripper”). Cases with multiple victims are identified either by the geographical location (e.g., Atlanta child murders) or by some recognized media label (e.g., “Golden Years murders”). Blind entries link individual victims to entries profiling a serial murder or similar crimes (e.g., Eddowes, Catherine: See “Jack the Ripper”). References within the text to subjects possessing their own discrete entries appear in SMALL-CAPITAL LETTERS. Special thanks are owed to David Frasier, friend, author, and reference librarian extraordinaire at Indiana University in Bloomington; to William A. Kingman, for sharing his insight on the case of the New Orleans Axeman; and to Heather Locken. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy in the text that follows. Anyone with further knowledge of the cases covered—or of unsolved crimes in general—is invited to contact the author, in care of Facts On File. The Encyclopedia of Unsolved Crimes

Helter Skelter

Die wahre Geschichte des Serienmörders Charles Manson

Author: Vincent Bugliosi,Curt Gentry

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3959718683

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 784

View: 2973

Im Sommer 1969 erschüttert eine Reihe bestialischer Morde Los Angeles und die USA. Sharon Tate, die schwangere Ehefrau von Roman Polanski, ist eines der sieben Opfer des Serienmörders Charles Manson. Vincent Bugliosi war leitender Staatsanwalt in diesem spektakulären Fall. In seinem meisterhaft geschriebenen Buch berichtet er, wie es ihm in minutiöser Detektivarbeit gelang, Charles Manson und seine ihm blind ergebene Hippie-Kommune für das Massaker hinter Gitter zu bringen. Die akribischen Ermittlungen, der komplexe Prozess, die kranke Weltanschauung, die Manson seinen Anhängern einflößte ... all dies macht diesen atemberaubend spannenden Weltbestseller aus. Seit 1971 sitzt Manson im Hochsicherheitsgefängnis, doch vergessen ist er noch lange nicht. Er ist zu einer diabolischen Kultfigur geworden, deren apokalyptisches Szenario und verschrobene Weltanschauung auch heute noch eine makabere Faszination ausüben. Dies ist eine Neuausgabe des 2010 erschienen Buchs Helter Skelter - Der Mordrausch des Charles Manson.

Kaltblütig

Author: Truman Capote

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 3036992340

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 5298

Im November 1959 wird in Holcomb, Kansas, die vierköpfige Familie Clutter brutal ermordet. Wenige Wochen später werden die Täter Dick Hickock und Perry Smith auf der Flucht geschnappt. Truman Capote erfährt aus der New York Times von dem Verbrechen und beschließt, am Tatort zu recherchieren. Er spricht mit Bekannten und Freunden der Familie, mit der Polizei. Schließlich erhält er Gelegenheit, mit den beiden Mördern zu reden. Mit der Zeit gelingt es ihm, so viel Nähe zu ihnen herzustellen, dass sie ihm präzise Innenansichten ihrer Seele erlauben. Fast sechs Jahre nach ihrer Tat begleitet er sie bis an den Galgen. Capotes herausragende Rekonstruktion eines Mordes wurde eine Sensation und begründete ein neues literarisches Genre: die "non-fiction novel", den Tatsachenroman. In einer atemberaubenden Sprache erzählt er, wie aus Menschen Mörder werden. Mit Kaltblütig landete Capote einen internationalen Bestseller.

ESCAPE - Wenn die Angst dich einholt

Psychothriller

Author: Nina Laurin

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426441187

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 7963

Das Thriller-Debüt von Nina Laurin - das Neueste für Fans dunkler, rasanter Psychospannung aus den USA. Eigentlich hat Lane Moreno längst aufgegeben. Seit zehn Jahren versucht die 24-Jährige im Drogennebel zu vergessen, was man ihr angetan hat: wie sie als Kind entführt und vier Jahre lang missbraucht wurde, bis ihr hochschwanger die Flucht gelang; dass man ihren Peiniger nie gefasst hat, weil sie sich nicht erinnern konnte; dass ihre Tochter zur Adoption freigegeben wurde. Doch als Lane eines Tages an einem Vermisstenplakat vorbeistolpert, starrt ihr die Vergangenheit mitten ins Gesicht: Die Gesuchte – Olivia Shaw, 10 Jahre alt – ist praktisch ihr Ebenbild. Um Olivia zu retten, muss Lane sich ihren Dämonen stellen – und einer Wahrheit, die sie zerstören könnte.

Theo Boone und das verschwundene Mädchen

Author: John Grisham

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641109647

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 256

View: 4173

Die Entführung seiner besten Freundin April – auch sein zweiter Fall verlangt Theo Boone alles ab Theo Boone, Anwaltssohn mit ausgeprägtem Sinn für Recht und Gerechtigkeit, ist erst dreizehn. Aber das hält ihn nicht davon ab, die schwierigsten Kriminalfälle zu lösen und die Strafprozesse live vor Gericht zu verfolgen. Ansonsten gehört Theos Leidenschaft seinem Hund Judge – und natürlich seiner besten Freundin April. Als diese plötzlich spurlos verschwindet, steht Theo vor der bislang größten Herausforderung seiner jungen Karriere. Mitten in der Nacht werden die Boones von einem Anruf aus dem Schlaf gerissen – April Finnemore, Theos beste Freundin, ist spurlos verschwunden! Und Theo war offenbar der Letzte, der mit ihr gesprochen hat. Noch in derselben Nacht wird er von der Polizei verhört. Obwohl sich Theo eigentlich nichts Spannenderes vorstellen kann, als in seiner verschlafenen Heimatstadt Verbrecher zu jagen, ist diesmal alles anders: Die Sorge um April bringt ihn fast um den Verstand. Und die Polizei hat offenbar nichts Besseres zu tun, als ihn und seine Klassenkameraden mit sinnlosen Befragungen von ihrer Mission abzuhalten: April zu finden, und zwar so schnell wie möglich! Gemeinsam mit seinen Freunden organisiert Theo Suchtrupps, die systematisch das Stadtgebiet durchkämmen. Doch dann taucht ein zwielichtiger Verwandter der Finnemores wie aus dem Nichts auf. Hat er etwas mit Aprils Verschwinden zu tun?

Zeit, gehört zu werden

Author: Amanda Knox

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426417847

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 504

View: 9939

Es war ein bestialischer Mord. Am 1. November 2007 wurde in Perugia die britische Austauschstudentin Meredith Kercher in ihrer Wohnung vergewaltigt und brutal abgeschlachtet. Im Fokus der Ermittlungen stand sofort Merediths amerikanische Mitbewohnerin Amanda Knox. Gemeinsam mit ihrem Freund Raffaele Sollecito und einem Afrikaner soll sie die Bluttat begangen haben. In einem spektakulären Indizienprozess wurde Amanda Knox schuldig gesprochen und zu 26 Jahren Haft verurteilt. Doch die Ermittlungen waren durch schwere Pannen und massive mediale Vorverurteilungen gekennzeichnet. In einem Berufungsverfahren im Oktober 2011 wurde dann die Beweisführung der Anklage verworfen – Amanda war endlich wieder frei und konnte in ihre Heimat ausreisen. Nun meldet sie sich zu Wort und erzählt, wie sie Opfer eines Justizskandals wurde. Sie berichtet über die beispiellose Hexenjagd und die rüden Verhörmethoden der italienischen Polizei; über ihre seelischen Qualen während des Prozesses und der über 1400 Tage im Gefängnis. Sie erzählt aber auch von dem starken Rückhalt, den sie von ihrer Familie, ihren Freunden und vielen Unbekannten aus aller Welt erfahren hat. Es ist die Geschichte einer jungen Frau, die fast für ein Verbrechen gebüßt hätte, das sie nicht begangen hat.

Die große Enzyklopädie der Serienmörder

Author: Michael Newton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Serial murders

Page: 447

View: 4278

Ice Man

Bekenntnisse eines Mafia-Killers

Author: Philip Carlo

Publisher: Piper Spannungsvoll

ISBN: 3492983383

Category: True Crime

Page: 512

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Er führte ein schockierendes Doppelleben: Hinter dem liebevollen Familienvater Richard Kuklinski verbirgt sich einer der grausamsten Auftragsmörder der USA. In über vierzig Jahren ermordet er mehr als 200 Menschen im Auftrag der Mafia. Seine eiskalten und sadistischen Taten verleihen ihm den Namen »Ice Man«. Und das Unglaubliche: Seine Familie ahnt nichts ... Bestsellerautor Philip Carlo erzählt seine Lebensgeschichte: spannend, packend, rasant.

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